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01/31/2020

Leaving Beit Shean with a Full Heart

Tags: Federation, Israel, Israel & Overseas, Beit Shean, Blogs, Education

Leaving Beit Shean with a Full Heart

Teaching English in Beit Shean, Israel proved to be an amazing and overwhelming experience for Sarah Marek - something that will stay with her for the rest of her life.

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01/23/2020

3 Ways to Travel to Israel Right Now

Tags: I-connect, Beit Shean, Israel, Overseas, Young Adults, Teens, Women

3 Ways to Travel to Israel Right Now

If you are a young Jewish Clevelander interested in Israel travel experiences, we have 3 great ways to get you to Israel this summer. Applications are being accepted now. Join us!

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01/22/2020

Reporting on & Advocating for Israel

Tags: Federation, Israel, Israel & Overseas, College, Onward, Overseas, CRC

Reporting on & Advocating for Israel

The experience of participating in Onward Israel helped Naomi to be able to combat BDS on her college campus as well as land a job in the field.

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01/21/2020

What's Happening in February

Tags: Federation, YLD, jHUB, Israel, CIAC, CRC

What's Happening in February

A meaningful evening with YLD and jHUB, an important discussion on civility & discourse on college campuses, and an open house with Israeli art - there's something for everyone in February!

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01/15/2020

Five Questions with Dr. Maya Lugassi

Tags: Federation, Israel & Overseas, Overseas, Israel, Education, Beit Shean

Five Questions with Dr. Maya Lugassi

Dr. Maya Lugassi is the senior director of Pedagogy and Professional Development at Beit Yatziv, one of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) educational partners in Israel. She recently traveled to Cleveland as part of a delegation of Israeli educators, administrators, and municipal leadership to learn from Cleveland STEM education experts on ways to further implement STEM curriculum in Israel’s geographic and socio-economic periphery, including Cleveland’s sister community of Beit Shean and the Valley of Springs.

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01/13/2020

Rediscovering Judaism at Summer Camp

Tags: Federation, Overseas, Russia, Israel & Overseas, Israel

Rediscovering Judaism at Summer Camp

There was a time Vita didn’t know she was Jewish. Today, she is helping Jewish Clevelanders strengthen their Judaism.

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01/07/2020

Premiere Summer Internship Program in Tel Aviv for Young Adults

Tags: Federation, PR, Israel, Overseas

Premiere Summer Internship Program in Tel Aviv for Young Adults

Applications are now open for Onward Israel, a prestigious eight-week summer internship program in Tel Aviv for Jewish Cleveland young adults. The Jewish Federation of Cleveland, in partnership with Masa Israel Journey and The Jewish Agency for Israel, are now selecting college students and recent college graduates, ages 19 – 27, to live and intern in Tel Aviv from June 10 – August 4, 2020.

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12/02/2019

Supporting Growth Through STEM

Tags: Federation, Teens, Family, Israel, Overseas

Supporting Growth Through STEM

Since its inception, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland has taken a holistic approach to increasing the quality education in the low socio-economic areas in Israel’s periphery. From Parents and Children Together (PACT), designed to close the education gaps between Israelis and Ethiopians who came to Israel in the 1980s, to Youth Futures, which helps at-risk children and their families, Federation has been addressing the myriad of factors that can influence a child’s ability to learn.

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12/02/2019

Embracing Empowerment in Israel

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas

Embracing Empowerment in Israel

I was born in Dushanbe, Tajikistan (part of the Former Soviet Union). Amongst a Muslim majority, my family lived in a small but strong Jewish community – considered one of the oldest ethno-religious groups of Central Asia.

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12/02/2019

Meet the New Cleveland ShinShinim

Tags: Federation, Video, Israel, Overseas, Young Adults, Teens

Meet the New Cleveland ShinShinim

Welcome Avigail, Alon, Ori, Guy, and Yuval! These five Israeli teens are spending the next year in Cleveland as part of the ShinShin program, a partnership between the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Overseas Connection Committee and @akiva, a Federation beneficiary agency.

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