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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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01/27/2016

Meet Ariel, One Happy Camper

Tags: Teens, Kids, Family, Partners

Meet Ariel, One Happy Camper

Multiple disabilities, including cerebral palsy, do not stop 19-year-old Ariel from being happy but returning home from Jewish summer camp does.

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01/07/2016

Rabbi Mersack Selected for Rabbis Without Borders Program

Tags: Family, Education, Interfaith, Partners

Rabbi Mersack Selected for Rabbis Without Borders Program

Rabbi Melinda Mersack, director of jHUB, which connects interfaith families to Jewish life in Greater Cleveland, has been chosen to participate in the Rabbis Without Borders program.

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01/06/2016

Sharing My Joy with My Community

Tags: Teens, Kids, Blog, Family, Volunteer, Holidays

Sharing My Joy with My Community

My name is Tyler Moses and I am 13 years old. I live in Orange Village and go to the University School (US).

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01/06/2016

Volunteer Spotlight: Terri & Archie Berk

Tags: Volunteer, Federation, Family

Volunteer Spotlight: Terri & Archie Berk

Archie and Terri Berk have been dedicated volunteers in our community for nearly 10 years. Their first volunteering experience: a medical mission in Honduras. And they’ve never looked back. Passionate about volunteering with the Federation’s Jewish Volunteer Network, they now participate in the Winter Break Lunch Program each year. Working in partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, Jewish Cleveland volunteers serve nearly 1,000 nutritious lunches to children at-risk for hunger during the winter break.

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01/04/2016

Tu B'Shevat in Snowy Cleveland

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

Tu B'Shevat in Snowy Cleveland

Tu B’Shevat is around the corner. As 10-year-old Gabe says, it’s hard to celebrate the “festival of trees” in Cleveland this time of year when the ground is covered in snow. Youngsters like Gabe understand the importance of this holiday through Federation-supported programs like PJ Our Way and our Community Relations Committee’s (CRC) Interfaith Tu B’Shevat Seder. Read how Gabe learned about the values of Tu B’Shevat right here in snowy Cleveland:

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01/01/2016

Ensuring a Jewish Future

Tags: Planned Giving, Charitable Giving, Family, Kids, Teens

Ensuring a Jewish Future

Today's Jewish camper is tomorrow's Jewish leader, which is why philanthropists Michael and Anita Siegal are investing in the next generation and endowing a Jewish summer camp program: it's important to the future of the Jewish community.

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01/01/2016

Donor Advised Funds Bring Families Together

Tags: Planned Giving, Charitable Giving, Family

Donor Advised Funds Bring Families Together

Donor Advised Funds at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland have historically provided individuals with a near-perfect tool for effective, efficient philanthropic grant making as well as maximizing tax advantages. Donors may not realize, however, that creating a donor advised fund may also be a first step in engaging family members in the philanthropic process

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01/01/2016

Celebrating the Life of Harry Blum

Tags: Planned Giving, Charitable Giving, Family

Celebrating the Life of Harry Blum

You probably didn’t know Harry Blum z”l.

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