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12/06/2016

Daniella's Gap Year Experience

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas, Young Adults

Daniella's Gap Year Experience

Getting ready for high school graduation can be a stressful time. Many students wonder what they will study and where they'll go to college. There’s one more option to add to the list that takes the pressure off: Masa Gap Year.

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11/30/2016

Taking a Stand Against BDS with H.B. 476

Tags: Federation, Advocacy, Israel

Taking a Stand Against BDS with H.B. 476

On November 29th, the Ohio General Assembly took a major step forward in fighting the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

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11/25/2016

Becoming a Citizen of the World in Israel

Tags: Federation, Young Adults, Israel, Overseas, PR

Becoming a Citizen of the World in Israel

There are nights when I like to walk from my dorm to the art museum and stand in contemplation on the promenade. That’s been my reflection spot for several years, and each time I return, I consider how much I’ve changed since the last.

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11/02/2016

How Young Leaders are Going Global

Tags: Federation, Young Adults, Israel, Overseas PR

How Young Leaders are Going Global

Traveling the world is something many people dream of: Seeing the Eiffel Tower light up in Paris, posing with the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, walking the Great Wall of China – there are so many choices of places to go, things to see, and people to meet.

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10/28/2016

The Fieldman Family Visits Beit Shean

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas, Family, Education, PJ Library

The Fieldman Family Visits Beit Shean

As a member of the Federation's Overseas Connections Committee (OCC), and former Roslyn Z. Wolf JDC International Fellows stationed in St. Petersburg, Russia back in 2006-2007, my husband Matt and I have seen firsthand the life-changing work that the Cleveland Jewish community conducts through its partnership overseas in Russia. However, we recently had a chance to see first-hand the work that our community does to support our other sister city in Beit Shean, Israel.

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09/23/2016

All Aboard in Beit Shean

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas

All Aboard in Beit Shean

“The train arriving in a place like this is a game changer.”

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09/19/2016

Togetherness, Laughter & Food

Tags: Federation, Video, Israel, Overseas, Advocacy

Togetherness, Laughter & Food

An evening of togetherness, laughter…and food!

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09/07/2016

Cleveland, Israeli Cooking Circle

Tags: Federation, PR, Israel, Overseas, Advocacy

Cleveland, Israeli Cooking Circle

Visiting Israeli cook Bat Zion Yona picked up a piece of Josie Peric's savory, Croatian-style strudel and gave it a taste.

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09/02/2016

Israeli, Local Chefs Collaborate

Tags: Federation, PR, Israel, Overseas, Advocacy

Israeli, Local Chefs Collaborate

Etty Valinaamat usually opens her home to cook for others. In addition to being a high school baking teacher, she runs a bakery in her hometown of Beit Shean, Israel, where guests are invited to “eat and pray.”

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08/31/2016

Sammie's Internship with Onward Israel

Tags: Onward, Federation, Blog, Young Adult, Israel, Overseas

Sammie's Internship with Onward Israel

Hi, my name is Sammie Jacobs. I was born and raised in Beachwood, and will be a Senior at Case Western Reserve University this fall. I participated on Onward Israel this past summer, and was one of 42 Clevelanders who went on Onward this year.

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