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08/23/2016

D’var Torah: August 2016

Tags: Divrei Torah, Blog, Federation, Leadership

The following d’var torah was presented at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Board of Trustees Meeting on August 18, 2016.

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05/12/2016

Meet Yana: Capacity Building Participant

Tags: Federation, Young Adults, Overseas, Leadership

Meet Yana: Capacity Building Participant

Yana is a young Jewish professional in her twenties living in St. Petersburg, Cleveland’s sister city in Russia. Passionate about helping her community, Yana wanted to do something about the poverty affecting the Jews in her city, but she could hardly raise any funds.

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05/12/2016

Members of Knesset Visit Jewish Cleveland

Tags: Federation, Young Adults, Overseas, Leadership, Israel, Advocacy

Members of Knesset Visit Jewish Cleveland

It is the mark of a special relationship where both parties take the time to show support for each other and learn from one another. Last week, the special relationships between Israel and the United States grew even stronger with the visit of three members of Knesset to Cleveland.

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04/14/2016

An Impactful Journey to Berlin & Israel

Tags: Federation, Blog, Young Adults, Leadership, Women

An Impactful Journey to Berlin & Israel

This past week I had the honor of traveling with 70 members of The Jewish Federations of North America's (JFNA) National Young Leadership Cabinet on a mission to Berlin and Israel. Together we learned about the past, present and plans for the future of their local Jewish communities and also saw first-hand where our Federation dollars go.href="http://www.jewishcleveland.org/news/blog/inspiring_stories_kick_off_JFNA_GA/">General Assembly.

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03/07/2016

Russian Young Leader Finds Jewish Identity

Tags: Young Adults, Overseas, Leadership

Russian Young Leader Finds Jewish Identity

I grew up in Tomsk, Siberia (formerly part of the Soviet Union). Unlike Cleveland, Tomsk has a very small Jewish community with just one synagogue. Many of the Jews who live here don’t call themselves Jews. Some are scared to reveal this because it brings back memories of anti-Semitism. For others like my parents, it doesn’t mean much because they were raised under the Soviet Union where religion was outlawed. To them, their Jewish identity is not important.

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02/08/2016

My Federation Story: Together, We Can

Tags: Women, Federation, Blog, Israel, Overseas, Leadership

My Federation Story: Together, We Can

One of my first memorable Federation experiences was when I went on a young adult mission to Israel 11 years ago. I’d never been to Israel. I was hesitant to leave my children but something in me said “just go, it will be worth it.” And, it was! Israel was simply beautiful. It moved me.

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11/24/2015

Accepting Nominations: Charles Eisenman Award

Tags: Leadership

The Charles Eisenman Award, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s highest civic honor, was first awarded in 1924 by the Jewish Federation of Cleveland to recognize individuals or organizations for exceptional civic contributions.

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11/19/2015

400+ Attend YLD Big Event

Tags: Young Adults, Campaign, Federation, Leadership, Video

400+ Attend YLD Big Event

Thank you, #JewishCleveland for an awesome Saturday night at The Big Event, YLD's signature fundraising event of the year! 400+ young adults celebrated our community and our Campaign with drinks, eats, and live music, plus a personal and powerful story from Event Co-Chair, Sam Krichevsky.

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11/17/2015

“20/20 Vision” Celebrates Cleveland

Tags: Campaign, Federation, Leadership, Young Adults, Women

“20/20 Vision” Celebrates Cleveland

Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate Cleveland! “We have many finish lines to cross, many victories to celebrate, and many marathons to run,” said Steven Litt, who joined fellow panelists Joseph D. Roman and Karen Gahl-Mills, along with moderator Ira C. Kaplan to discuss our city's accomplishments and challenges ahead at the third annual "Cleveland: A 20/20 Vision" event, hosted by KeyBank.

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10/22/2015

My St. Petersburg Journey

Tags: Russia, Overseas, Young Adults, Leadership, Blog

My St. Petersburg Journey

Jewish Clevelander Alexandra is in St. Petersburg, Russia. She is a JDC Entwine volunteer with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Commmitee (JDC), a Federation partner, teaching English and Hebrew to local students participating in a joint YESOD/Jewish Agency camp called TIUL International.

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