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05/11/2016

My 'Big Brother' Itamar's Story

Tags: Federation, Young Adults, Overseas, Israel

My 'Big Brother' Itamar's Story

Late in the afternoon on October 13th, 1998 my parents called me and my older sister into our family room. My father said: “something has happened. Itamar was murdered.” This was the first time I had ever heard the word ‘murdered’ in proximity to the name of someone close to me”.

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05/11/2016

Recipe for Success Can Be Found in Kitchen

Tags: Federation, Events, Women

Recipe for Success Can  Be Found in Kitchen

What’s the secret to being happy? It could be baking.

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05/10/2016

The Candle of the Jewish People Burns Bright

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas, Events

The Candle of the Jewish People Burns Bright

Israeli soldier Major Amit Tzuman shared his story of bravery with 450+ Clevelanders at our Yom Hazikaron commemoration, honoring Israel's fallen soldiers and civilian victims of terror.

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05/10/2016

Remembering Israel's Fallen Soldiers

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas, Events

Remembering Israel's Fallen Soldiers

Over 450 Clevelanders gathered to remember Israel’s fallen soldiers and civilian victims of terror at Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day.

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05/06/2016

Saltzman to Receive Volunteer Award

Tags: Federation, Women, Israel. Overseas, Events, Awards

Saltzman to Receive Volunteer Award

Beachwood resident Mary Ellen Saltzman will be recognized for her work at the Treasures Gift Shop at the Mandel Jewish Community Center and Siegal College during the Jewish Federation of Cleveland women’s philanthropy’s annual Women’s Spring Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 18.

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05/04/2016

Survivors Honored, Victims Remembered

Tags: Israel, Events, Holidays, Federation, Family

More than 800 people gathered to honor the survivors of the Holocaust and remember those who perished in it at Cleveland’s annual Yom Hashoah V’Hagvurah commemoration May 4 at Green Road Synagogue in Beachwood.

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05/04/2016

Donor Advised Funds for Baby Boomers

Tags: Giving, Federation, PR, Philanthropy, Endowment

Baby Boomers – who are we? It would take much more than a few words to define us. We do know that Baby Boomers as a group are generous people. Americans over 65 are more likely to donate than any other age group, and on average, more than double what adults 25 – 34 give, says a new Merrill Lynch study. Whether donating money or time, it is safe to say that Baby Boomers are looking for ways to make our world a better place.

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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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05/02/2016

Starrfield Awarded for Leadership

Tags: Federation, Awards, PR

Starrfield Awarded for Leadership

When former board chairman Michael Siegal of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland asked Erica Starrfield to lead the organization’s marketing and communications committee in 2011, she initially needed some time to think about it.

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05/02/2016

Remembering Joyce Garver Keller

Tags: Federation

Remembering Joyce Garver Keller

We are saddened to inform you that Joyce Garver Keller, retired Director of Ohio Jewish Communities (OJC) who has served our community for more than 25 years, unexpectedly passed away in her sleep last night. Till the very end Joyce was mentor to so many and a tireless advocate on behalf of our community here in Ohio, nationally, in Israel, and around the world.

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