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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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05/03/2016

Mandel JDS 8th Graders in Israel

Tags: Partner, Israel, Family, Teens, Overseas, PR

Mandel JDS 8th Graders in Israel

On the last Friday before Spring Break, the 8th grade class of Mandel JDS (along with their parents, and the entire school) stood proudly in front of the Israeli flag, singing Hatikvah, Israel’s national anthem. This tradition, commemorating the eighth grade’s upcoming voyage to Israel, has been around for nearly as long as the annual pilgrimage itself.

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04/01/2016

A Partnership that Enriches Thousands

Tags: Federation, Video, Israel, Overseas

A Partnership that Enriches Thousands

For 20 years, we have been working in partnership with our sister city, Beit Shean and the Valley of Springs. Together, we have enriched the lives of thousands.

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03/31/2016

Good Sportsmanship

Tags: Israel, PR, Teens, Beit Shean

Good Sportsmanship

For his mitzvah project, a Beachwood boy enlists help of local sports teams to cheer and support at-risk

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03/31/2016

400+ Celebrate Our Partnership!

Tags: Israel, Federation

400+ Celebrate Our Partnership!

Cleveland loves Beit Shean! The energy was electric at our Celebrate our Partnership event, where 400+ people gathered to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the partnership between Cleveland and our sister city of Beit Shean and Valley of Springs, Israel.

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03/31/2016

Beit Shean Partnership Celebrated by 400+

Tags: Israel, Federation, PR

Beit Shean Partnership Celebrated by 400+

Bobby Goldberg looked out at the crowd – 400-plus, many streaming out of the Mandel Jewish Community Center’s Stonehill Auditorium, some still dancing to lively Israeli music – as the Jewish Federation of Cleveland celebrated 20 years of friendship and partnership with Beit Shean.

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03/31/2016

Security Mission to Israel

Tags: Israel, Federation, PR, Security

Security Mission to Israel

Jim Hartnett, director of community-wide security for the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, said attending the first Secure Community Network Mission to Israel was a valuable experience for him.

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03/25/2016

Celebrating 20 Years with Beit Shean

Tags: Federation, Overseas, Israel, PR, Beit Shean

Celebrating 20 Years with Beit Shean

In 1995, a small group of people associated with the Jewish Federation of Cleveland went on a scouting mission to Israel. That weeklong trip turned into a 20-year partnership with Beit Shean and Valley of Springs, resulting in numerous new programs and initiatives and impacting thousands of people.

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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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