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05/03/2016

Honoring Israeli Soldiers, Terror Victims

Tags: Israel, Events, Holidays, Federation, Family

Honoring Israeli Soldiers, Terror Victims

Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism will be honored at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Yom Hazikaron ceremony at 7 p.m. May 10 at the Mandel Jewish Community Center in Beachwood.

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04/22/2016

PJ Library Partners with Yehuda Matzos

Tags: Family, Kids, PJ Library, Federation

PJ Library Partners with Yehuda Matzos

PJ Library has a new partner: Yehuda Matzos, an Israeli company touting the Jewish literacy program this Passover season.

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04/22/2016

Opening the Cleveland Chesed Center

Tags: Federation, Family

Opening the Cleveland Chesed Center

Our recent Population Study showed that 19% of Cleveland Jewish households live at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. Based on this research, the Federation founded a Task Force on Financial Distress, chaired by Bruce Goodman. Their recommendation: Establish a Chesed Center. Chesed, for kindness.

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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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04/19/2016

Kosher Nutritious: Ready for Passover!

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

Kosher Nutritious: Ready for Passover!

I had the pleasure of spending my junior year of college at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. One of the perks of that year was meeting and growing close with my cousin Ziva, who happened to work at Hadassah Hospital across the street from my dorm. We spent a lot of time together and she invited me to spend many Shabbatot and holidays with her family. In addition to being hilariously funny, warm and nurturing, Ziva had another talent, as well: She was, and remains, an amazing cook. I am excited to share one of her recipes with you below, which I hope will make your preparations for Passover a bit easier.

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03/11/2016

New Chapter in Reading, Friendship

Tags: Federation, Blog, Family, Kids, PJ Library

New Chapter in Reading, Friendship

For many of the children attending a recent PJ Library gathering, the Chagrin Falls Fire Station was the most exciting destination they could imagine. Some came dressed in their red firefighter' s costumes, complete with helmets, coats and boots, while others were happy to put on firefighter helmets given to them by the fire station. They watched carefully as firefighter Tim Alder demonstrated how to put on gear to fight fires. They also loved the fire trucks tour.

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03/01/2016

jHUB Connects Interfaith Families

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

jHUB Connects Interfaith Families

When Emma and Brandon met and fell in love, their different faiths didn’t stop them from getting married and starting a family.

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02/09/2016

A Look at Multi-Generational Giving

Tags: Planned Giving, Charitable Giving, Family

A Look at Multi-Generational Giving

Many Jewish Cleveland families are seeking ways to engage in multi-generational philanthropy. We asked Ann Garson, Managing Director of Funds and Foundations at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland to explain the recent surge of interest.

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02/09/2016

Q&A with Rabbi Melinda Mersack

Tags: Planned Giving, Charitable Giving, Family, Interfaith

Q&A with Rabbi Melinda Mersack

According to our population study, 38% of Jewish Cleveland married households are interfaith and the majority of those who consider themselves interfaith want to feel connected to their Jewish roots. That’s why we partnered with the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland (JECC) to launch jHub, an innovative new program made possible with a grant from the Federation’s Endowment Fund.

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02/04/2016

Meet Our PJ Engagement Ambassadors!

Tags: Federation, Blog, Family, Kids, PJ Library

Meet Our PJ Engagement Ambassadors!

Did you know? Three #JewishCleveland moms are making it easy for new moms and all kinds of Jewish families in Twinsburg, Aurora, and Chagrin Falls to connect to each other and kid-friendly Cleveland. They are the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s PJ Library Engagement Ambassadors, and they can’t wait to get to know you. Meet them here.

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