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12/06/2015

8 Days of "Why I Give"

Tags: Federation, Blog, Campaign

Jewish Clevelanders are spreading the light this Chanukah season.

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12/04/2015

Creating Miracles in our Community

Tags: Holidays, Federation, Blog

The front page of the New York Times on Friday (yes, I still read it) had a story on how Americans are now looking over their shoulders as they go to work or send their kids off to school. To my eye it read a lot like what I experienced in Israel recently and what I hear from my friends there. And now we are all contemplating the “real story” behind the attack in San Bernardino or whether Paris can happen here.

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12/02/2015

Hannukkah Lights Glow Brighter for Families

Tags: Volunteer, Federation, Blog, Family, Partners

Hannukkah Lights Glow Brighter for Families

The eight-day celebration of Hanukkah, which begins this Sunday evening (Dec. 6) will be brighter for more than 80 families in financial need through a special program directed by the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.

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12/02/2015

Youth Futures Mentor Pays it Forward

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas, Blog

Youth Futures Mentor Pays it Forward

We recently met a young woman named Yafit, an Ethiopian Jew whose family made Aliyah more than 30 years ago. She is just one of nearly 100,000 Ethiopian Jews who completed the journey – an effort that Cleveland’s own Federation President Steve Hoffman helped initiate. Now, Yafit is paying it forward as a Youth Futures Mentor, a Federation-supported program that provides community-based mentoring for youth in Israel. Read Yafit’s inspiring story here:

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11/30/2015

A Thanksgiving Dinner in Israel

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas, Blog, Young Adults

A Thanksgiving Dinner in Israel

This Thanksgiving, an American tradition made its way to Israel. The Jewish Federation of Cleveland and Masa Israel Journey sent Cleveland young adults a taste of home.

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11/30/2015

Meet Zack: A Saltzman Youth Panelist

Tags: Federation, Teens, Philanthropy, Blog

Meet Zack: A Saltzman Youth Panelist

The Saltzman Youth Panel educates Jewish Cleveland high school students like me about philanthropy. Together, this year’s cohort of 40 high school juniors and seniors will make decisions about allocating $50,000 to worthy organizations in the Jewish and general communities.

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11/23/2015

Connecting with Cleveland's Slovenians

Tags: Federation, Blog, Advocacy, Israel, Overseas

Connecting with Cleveland's Slovenians

Inside a picturesque storefront in Cleveland’s St. Clair neighborhood is the Slovenian Museum and Archives. Small in size, this museum – which is the only one of its kind in the United States – boasts many artifacts from the central European country.

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11/20/2015

Clevelander Joins PJ Our Way Team

Tags: PJ Library, Federation, Blog, Teens, Family, Women

Clevelander Joins PJ Our Way Team

CLEVELAND – Madeline (Maddie) McCann, 10, of Beachwood has been selected to join the national PJ Our Way Design Team, a prestigious position through the PJ Our Way program that gives young people the opportunity to develop leadership skills, while connecting with other pre-teens across the country.

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11/20/2015

Cleveland Shines at the GA

Tags: Federation, Blog, Video, Israel, Overseas

Cleveland Shines at the GA

We are proud to be part of our national system, the Jewish Federations of North America, which represents 153 Jewish Federations and 300 independent network communities across North America. At this year’s General Assembly, a premiere leadership experience for engaged Federation volunteers and professionals, Federations from across North America shared their programs and innovations that are making their community stronger.

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11/17/2015

Benji’s Onward Israeli Experience

Tags: Federation, Onward, Israel, Overseas, Young Adults, Women, Blog, I-connect

Hi, I’m Benji. I am an alumni of Orange High School in Pepper Pike. Before graduating from Emory University with a degree in Computer Science, I spent the summer as an Onward Israel Cleveland participant, interning at Tel Aviv’s finest algorithm-trading company.

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