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09/30/2016

What My Road Trip Taught Me

Tags: Family, Education, Interfaith, Partners

What My Road Trip Taught Me

My husband and I took a weekend getaway to Toronto. Crossing the Peace Bridge into Canada, it struck me how only one lane was allowing entry into the United States, while several lanes were entering Canada. I wondered, “How welcoming does it feel to those who wish to enter the United States?”

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09/30/2016

New Year is Time to Thank Interfaith Families

Tags: Family, Education, Interfaith, Partners

New Year is Time to Thank Interfaith Families

Thank you: two simple words with tremendous meaning. Thank you for being part of our community. Thank you for raising your children with us. Thank you for being with us.

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09/29/2016

Federation Hosts Training with Milestones

Tags: Women, Family, Partners

At the Federation, believe that together, we are able to accomplish something life-changing, both for ourselves and for those around us. We work as a team. And, those who join our team, become part of one of the most respected and valued Jewish organizations in the country.

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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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09/29/2016

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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09/26/2016

Super Sunday Totals Are Here!

Tags: Federation, Campaign, Young Leadership, Women, Family, Partners

Super Sunday Totals Are Here!

We did it! Thank you to the 1,000+ volunteers and 1,600+ donors who collectively raised nearly $1.1 million at Super Sunday – Jewish Cleveland's single largest one-day giveathon of the year!

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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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08/10/2016

Shinshinim Bring Israeli Culture to CLE

Tags: Federation, PR, Israel, Overseas, Teens, Family, Kids, Partners

Shinshinim Bring Israeli Culture to CLE

For the past 11 ½ months, four Israeli teenagers have been serving as emissaries in Greater Cleveland to educate the Jewish community about Israeli life and culture, with a focus on connecting with other teens.

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07/10/2016

Watch Now: Street Team Meets Taryn

Tags: Federation, Video, Young Adults, Family

Watch Now: Street Team Meets Taryn

The Federation’s Street Team (that’s Raquel and Seth!) hit the ground running to see what makes Jewish Cleveland cool!

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