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12/02/2015

Music & Meaning with Local Survivors

Tags: Campaign, Federation, Women, Family, Partner

Music & Meaning with Local Survivors

A POWerful day! Thank you to the 100 Women’s Philanthropy volunteers who joined together for an afternoon of music and meaning with local Holocaust survivors.

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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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12/01/2015

Lovely Leek Patties for Chanukah

Tags: Food, Holidays, Women, Teens, Family, Young Adults, Federation

Lovely Leek Patties for Chanukah

Thirteen years ago last Shabbat my best friend’s brother was murdered by Palestinian terrorists while providing reinforcement to IDF soldiers who had been ambushed outside the Cave of the Patriarchs. He left behind a wife and six children.

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11/23/2015

300+ Celebrate Giving at Tzedakah Party

Tags: Young Adults, Campaign, Federation, Women, Family

300+ Celebrate Giving at Tzedakah Party

Our first snow day of the season didn't stop over 300 little ones and their families from giving thanks, giving back, and giving tzedakah at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland's Tzedakah Party!

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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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11/10/2015

Tzedakah Party Teaches Value of Giving

Tags: Campaign, PR, Family, Women, Federation

Tzedakah Party Teaches Value of Giving

CLEVELAND – November is a time to give thanks. At the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and PJ Library’s Tzedakah Party, families with children 4 years and younger will celebrate giving, enjoy gratitude-themed arts and crafts, participate in interactive PJ Library® story times, and have an action-packed opportunity to give tzedakah. This free event takes place on Sunday, November 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Federation’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Building, 25701 Science Park Drive in Beachwood.

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09/18/2015

Cleveland Kids Give Back

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

Cleveland Kids Give Back

Jacob and Charlie have been giving tzedakah (charity) for as long as they can remember. Their mom, Heather, puts a tzedakah box on the table every Shabbat and they happily share their nickels and dimes. As little kids, they loved hearing a little plunk as the coins fell through the slit in the box. For years now, they know, because their mom tells them, that each little plunk is a mitzvah (good deed) that they can feel proud of.

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09/18/2015

jHUB Offers Path to Jewish Connection

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

Many families are searching for their path to a Jewish connection and celebration, said Rabbi Melinda Mersack of Solon.

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09/17/2015

All About jHUB

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

Melinda Mersack at jHUB High Holiday Event.

Little ones and their families learned all about Rosh Hashanah during an interfaith event co-sponsored by jHUB and Park Synagogue in Cleveland Heights and Pepper Pike. At “Heading into the High Holidays – Let’s Get Ready to Celebrate,” held last month at Horseshoe Lake Pavilion in Shaker Heights, families gathered for Rosh Hashanah activities including singing, story time and a trip to the lake.

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