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08/09/2017

Volunteers Needed: Cemetery Cleanup

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Volunteers Needed: Cemetery Cleanup

Volunteers are needed for the Annual Fall Cemetery Cleanup hosted by the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Jewish Volunteer Network and the Commission on Cemetery Preservation (COCP).

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05/22/2017

Beautifying Lansing Cemetery Grounds

Tags: Federation, Volunteer, Cemetery

Beautifying Lansing Cemetery Grounds

“There is no greater mitzvah than honoring those who came before us.”

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03/03/2017

Jewish Cemeteries Need Our Support

Tags: Cemetery, Federation

Jewish Cemeteries Need Our Support

The recent vandalism of the Jewish cemeteries in St. Louis and Philadelphia saddened communities across the country. As we band together in support of our fellow communities we are reminded that our Jewish cemeteries need support not only in times of crisis but also 365 days per year.

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09/29/2016

New Cemetery Managed by Federation

Tags: PR, Cemetery

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland has expanded its Cemetery Preservation efforts, adding Ridge Road #2 Cemetery in Brooklyn, Ohio. Ridge Road #2 becomes the seventh Jewish cemetery to be managed by the Federation’s Commission on Cemetery Preservation (COCP), which is now responsible for the upkeep of over 15,000 graves. Others include: Baxter Cemetery, Chesed Shel Emeth, Fir Street Cemetery, Harvard Cemetery, Lansing Cemetery, and Workmen’s Circle section of Lincoln Cemetery. In Jewish tradition, there is no greater mitzvah (good deed) than honoring those who came before us.

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08/10/2016

Support Cemetery Preservation Campaign

Tags: Federation, PR, Cemetery, Giving

Support Cemetery Preservation Campaign

Ed Singer has a strong emotional attachment to Lansing Cemetery, in Cleveland’s Slavic Village, as he has about 16 relatives buried there – including his parents and both sets of grandparents.

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07/27/2016

Update: Cemetery Preservation Campaign

Tags: PR, Federation, Giving, Cemetery

Update: Cemetery Preservation Campaign

In just over one year, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland has raised close to $2.8 million for its Cemetery Preservation Campaign, putting them just $700k short of a $3.5 million goal to preserve Cleveland’s older Jewish cemeteries. The Federation asks all who are interested to donate to the community-wide campaign at www.jewishcleveland.org/cemetery.

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08/25/2015

Lessons of Caring

Tags: Federation, Cemetery, Giving, Blog

Lessons of Caring

As a little girl, Janet and her grandmother took street car rides to the Lansing Cemetery in Cleveland where they cleaned the graves and maintained the surroundings, ensuring the dignity of the departed. Janet Ghiandoni grew up in Cleveland Heights and visited Lansing with her grandmother several times a year. She distinctly remembers visiting the graves of many relatives she hardly knew anything about.

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07/20/2015

Neglected Cemeteries to Get Loving Care

Tags: Cemetery, Federation, Giving, PR

Neglected Cemeteries to Get Loving Care

Imagine how dispiriting it would be to visit the grave of a relative only to find the gravestone toppled and engulfed in grass so tall that the name on the stone is barely legible.

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06/19/2015

Honoring Those Who Came Before Us

Tags: Cemetery, Federation, Giving, PR

Honoring Those Who Came Before Us

Many of Cleveland’s older Jewish cemeteries are located in areas where the Jewish community no longer lives and synagogues no longer exist. Without an organized effort, these cemeteries have fallen into disrepair and the Jewish Federation of Cleveland has stepped in to help. With unanimous Board approval, the 112 year old non-profit organization has launched a Cemetery Preservation Campaign with the goal of raising $3.5 million to honor the deceased.

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