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09/29/2016

What is Teshuva?

Tags: Education, Family, Women, Young Leadership

What is Teshuva?

During the High Holiday season, we talk about teshuva or repentance. But what is it exactly? Teshuva actually means "return" in the context of returning from doing wrong.

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09/29/2016

Young Families: Meet Aviva!

Tags: Federation, Education, Family, Women, Young Leadership

Young Families: Meet Aviva!

I am the new Young Family Engagement Manager at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. I am a mom of two amazing daughters. We have lived a few places, including Israel and I’m excited to now be in Cleveland. I’m looking forward to connecting with other young Jewish Cleveland families!

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09/02/2016

Back to School: There's a Prayer for That

Tags: Family, Education, Interfaith, Partners

Back to School: There's a Prayer for That

I feel a little anxiety. A little sadness. I’m excited, but also a little helpless. For the first time, my kids don’t want me to drive them to school. I expect this from my middle schooler, but my 9 year old? When did he stop needing me?

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08/10/2016

Read Now: Rabbi Mersack's "My Jewish Learning" Blog

Tags: Family, Education, Interfaith, Partners

Read Now: Rabbi Mersack's "My Jewish Learning" Blog

It was mid-morning on a Wednesday. I was serving as visiting faculty at our regional Reform Jewish overnight camp and was sitting with 50 high school age campers when Hitler started speaking. I had to resist the urge to leave the room when I heard that voice and its inflammatory speech. I listened uncomfortably to those hate-filled words, but what came next was inspiring. This program was part of a regularly scheduled daily shiur (educational lesson).

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06/20/2016

Jewish Teens Connect Across Borders

Tags: Federation, Education, Family, Teens, Israel, Overseas

Jewish Teens Connect Across Borders

Sammy and Raz. Two girls, two different parts of the world. And this year, they met here in Cleveland for the first time and formed an unbreakable bond for life. All because of Israel.Cleveland.Next (icnext), a Federation-supported initiative.

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06/09/2016

Meet Cathy: PEI Volunteer

Tags: Federation, Education, Advocacy, Family, Women

Meet Cathy: PEI Volunteer

Meet Cathy. A business-owner, dedicated volunteer, and proud Jewish Clevelander. She is a busy person, who always finds time to help others. When she started working as a literacy tutor when her own children were learning to read, she found a passion. And now, Cathy volunteers with the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Public Education Initiative (PEI).

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04/22/2016

Seder in a Box Can Help Start your Passover

Tags: Interfaith, Young Adults, Family, Education, Federation, PR

Seder in a Box Can Help Start your Passover

Ariella Payne of Lakewood found jHUB’s Seder in a Box so helpful last year, she requested More Seder in a Box for Passover this year.

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03/21/2016

Cleveland Unites for Education Equity

Tags: Advocacy, Federation, Education

Cleveland Unites for Education Equity

An evening of inspiration! Community leaders, elected officials, and special guests from across our Cleveland community joined together to discuss an issue important to all of us: education equity and civil rights. Together, we are all partners in ensuring a strong future for Cleveland children.

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03/16/2016

7 Principle Issues of Education

Tags: Federation, Video, Advocacy, Education

7 Principle Issues of Education

Eric Gordon, CEO of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, joined us at our 69th Annual Meeting of the Community Relations Committee to discuss seven principle issues of education. Hear his remarks now:

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03/16/2016

Henderson Inspires at CRC Meeting

Tags: Federation, Video, Advocacy, Education

Henderson Inspires at CRC Meeting

The 69th Annual Meeting of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland's Community Relations Committee (CRC) featured Wade Henderson, a visionary leader of the human and civil rights movement, as the Sidney Z. Vincent Memorial Lecturer. You can hear all of his remarks in the full video recording of his speech.

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