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04/24/2023

Cleveland, Beit Shean Connect on Similar Challenges, Opportunities for Change

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas, Campaign24

Cleveland, Beit Shean Connect on Similar Challenges, Opportunities for Change

In northern Israel about 40 miles southeast of Haifa and 70 miles northeast of Tel Aviv sits the town of Beit Shean/Valley of Springs. As Cleveland’s sister city, it faces similar geographic and cultural challenges – among them public perception and weather.

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03/31/2023

Upcoming Events for You

Tags: Federation, Young Families, Overseas, Young Adults, Advocacy, Volunteer, Israel

Upcoming Events for You

We hope to see you at one of our many April events! This month, we're partaking in a global day of volunteering, remembering the Holocaust and heroism with two meaningful events, and commemorating Israel's Memorial Day with song, prayer, and running in the memory of fallen soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

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03/23/2023

JFNA Sends Message as Judicial Overhaul Plan Continues

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas

JFNA Sends Message as Judicial Overhaul Plan Continues

As the debate and protests surrounding judicial reform plans in Israel continue, the Jewish Federations of North America sent a delegation of leaders from various communities, including Cleveland, to meet with Israeli leaders.

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03/23/2023

Applications Now Open for Israel at 75 Microgrants

Tags: Federation, Israel

Applications Now Open for Israel at 75 Microgrants

Applications are now open for the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Israel at 75 Microgrant program. An Israel at 75 Microgrant is pre-approved funding for a program or project in the Cleveland Jewish community geared towards Israel programming, as part of Federation’s Israel at 75 initiative. Individuals and organizations are encouraged to apply.

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03/15/2023

WATCH: Understanding Judicial Reform In Israel

Tags: Federation, Israel

WATCH: Understanding Judicial Reform In Israel

Our community was joined by Dr. Amir Fuchs, senior researcher the Israel Democracy Institute at the Center for Democratic Values and Institutions to discuss how Israel is undergoing many changes in its government.

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03/10/2023

The Beit Shean Leadership Program

Tags: Federation, Israel, Video, Campaign24

The Beit Shean Leadership Program

Through Cleveland's 25+ year partnership with its sister city of Beit Shean, Israel, we have helped to create sustainable change to improve the quality of life for all residents. We will continue in making Beit Shean a thriving and vibrant community for generations to come.

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03/07/2023

Israeli STEM Delegation Listens, Learns on Cleveland Trip

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas, Campaign24

Israeli STEM Delegation Listens, Learns on Cleveland Trip

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s community relations committee’s 76th annual meeting Feb. 27, featured speaker Yotam Polizer, Global CEO of IsraAID, discussed how his organization builds bridges with communities and provides aid in times of crisis.

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03/02/2023

Polizer Discusses IsraAID at Federation CRC Annual Meeting

Tags: Federation, Israel, Advocacy

Polizer Discusses IsraAID at Federation CRC Annual Meeting

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s community relations committee’s 76th annual meeting Feb. 27, featured speaker Yotam Polizer, Global CEO of IsraAID, discussed how his organization builds bridges with communities and provides aid in times of crisis.

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02/27/2023

Jewish Cleveland Celebrates Yom Ha'atzmaut with Two Special Community Events

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas, Young Families, Arts, Young Adults, Women

Jewish Cleveland Celebrates Yom Ha'atzmaut with Two Special Community Events

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland and community partners will celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut this year with two major community events.

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02/20/2023

Meet Tomer: A Cleveland, Israel Partnership Success Story

Tags: Federation, Israel, Campaign24

Meet Tomer: A Cleveland, Israel Partnership Success Story

Growing up in Beit Shean, Israel, Cleveland’s sister city, Tomer Blise has always felt a strong connection to the Jewish Cleveland community. Tomer’s journey to Cleveland began in fourth grade when her love of books helped her develop confidence and leadership skills. She helped start a volunteer program with a few classmates at the Beit Shean Library helping the library director organize books and create programs for other teens. Each year the group would grow with more and more students and by the time she was in high school, she was one of the leaders of the group. As a high school sophomore, she was invited by the Jewish Federation to Cleveland as part of a delegation from the library which helped teach the method of involving and activating teens through libraries.

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