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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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03/22/2016

Celebrating Purim with PACT

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas, Holidays, Blogs

Celebrating Purim with PACT

Life in Israel is more than what you read in the news. This time of year, Jews all over Israel are getting ready to celebrate Purim! Bags of pre-packaged mishloach manot filled with oznei Haman (hamentashen), candy, games, drinks, masks and more have been on sale in the supermarkets for weeks. Costumes of all sizes and funny hats are sold in small stores on almost every block. Children, teens and even adults appear on the streets in costumes, hats or bits of make-up. Jerusalem billboards announce a myriad of upcoming parties all over the city. Even during the Jerusalem Marathon this past Friday, there was a festive atmosphere as the city’s residents came out en masse to cheer 25,000 friends and relatives.

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03/18/2016

Music by Israeli Superstar, Rita

Tags: Israel, Events, Holidays, Arts

Music by Israeli Superstar, Rita

A true performer, Rita is by far the most celebrated and successful singer in Israel. Watch her perform LIVE in Cleveland at this year's Yom Ha'atzmaut celebration on May 12!

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01/22/2016

Cultures Celebrated at Tu B'Shevat Seder

Tags: Advocacy, Federation, Partners, Holidays

Cultures Celebrated at Tu B'Shevat Seder

A beautiful evening of diverse cultures coming together to honor and celebrate our shared earth during Tu B’Shevat.

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01/15/2016

We are a United Community

Tags: Teens, Kids, Holidays, Overseas, Federation

We are a United Community

The last day of Chanukah this year was extra special.

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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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01/04/2016

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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12/04/2015

Creating Miracles in our Community

Tags: Holidays, Federation, Blog

The front page of the New York Times on Friday (yes, I still read it) had a story on how Americans are now looking over their shoulders as they go to work or send their kids off to school. To my eye it read a lot like what I experienced in Israel recently and what I hear from my friends there. And now we are all contemplating the “real story” behind the attack in San Bernardino or whether Paris can happen here.

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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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09/25/2015

A D'var Torah on Sukkot 5776

Tags: Divrei Torah, Blog, Federation, Holidays, Women

A D'var Torah on Sukkot 5776

The following d’var torah was presented at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s All-Staff meeting on September 24, 2015.

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