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05/23/2017

A Welcome Visit from Myanmar

Tags: Federation, Advocacy, Overseas

A Welcome Visit from Myanmar

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Community Relations Committee (CRC) recently hosted a delegation from the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (Burma) for a panel discussion. It allowed the visitors a better understanding of the work Federation does across various religious and ethnic groups throughout Ohio.

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05/19/2017

A Weekend in Beit Shean

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas, Young Adults, Women, Blog, I-connect

A Weekend in Beit Shean

Growing up in the Jewish community in Cleveland, I always learned about our awesome partnership region: Beit She’an and the Valley and Springs. In fact, this year marks the 20th anniversary of our partnership together so I was especially eager to spend some quality time there. I have always considered Beit She’an and the surrounding area to be special and beautiful, but I realized that my non-Cleveland friends had no idea that this place even existed. A couple of weeks ago, I decided to bring two friends, one from New Jersey and one from Paris, to this special region in the north to show them what makes Beit She’an and the Valley of Springs so special.

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05/19/2017

Indians’ Owner Sees the Promised Land

Tags: Federation, PR, Israel, Overseas

Indians’ Owner Sees the Promised Land

Cleveland Indians owner, chairman and CEO Paul Dolan traveled to Israel the week of April 24 with the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. Dolan joined about 30 other Jewish and non-Jewish business people who were invited on the trip by the Federation, which partnered with Israel Bonds.

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05/15/2017

40 Cleveland Leaders to Visit Israel

Tags: Advocacy, Federation, PR, Israel, Overseas

40 Cleveland Leaders to Visit Israel

Forty Cleveland nonprofit leaders will travel in July to Israel, via the new Thomas and Joann Adler Civic Leaders Israel Mission.

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05/11/2017

Young Leaders Help Rebuild St. Petersburg

Tags: Federation, Overseas, Leadership

Young Leaders Help Rebuild St. Petersburg

Imagine learning you are Jewish – at age 30. What would you do?

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05/10/2017

A Father/Daughter Bond in Israel

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas, Young Adult, Volunteer

 A Father/Daughter Bond in Israel

Rachel Lieberman of Shaker Heights has been volunteering in Israel for the past six months through Masa Israel, a post-college service program, part of I-Connect, an initiative of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. Through Masa, Rachel is helping Ethiopian Israelis learn to read and write English at the Yahel Social Change Program in Ramat Eliyahu.

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05/10/2017

Books for Beit Shean

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas, Young Adult

Books for Beit Shean

Katie Spector of Mentor is a MASA Israel Teaching Fellow, a 10-month post-college volunteer program, part of I-Connect, an initiative of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. She is helping Israel elementary school age children learn to speak and read English in Cleveland’s sister city of Beit Shean. She also gets to live it like a local in Beit Shean, and immerse herself in its warm and welcoming community.

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05/04/2017

At-Risk Youth Becomes IDF Officer

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas

At-Risk Youth Becomes IDF Officer

Gilad Benayahou wasn't supposed to join the IDF.

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05/03/2017

2,000+ Party at Yom Ha'atzmaut

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

2,000+ Party at Yom Ha'atzmaut

Jewish Cleveland knows how to party! Nearly 2000 community members joined together to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s 69th Independence Day, with a knockout performance by Israeli superstar Idan Raichel.

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05/03/2017

Rockin' with Raichel

Tags: Advocacy, Federation, PR, Israel, Overseas

Rockin' with Raichel

Clevelanders celebrating Israel’s Independence Day, or Yom Ha’atzmaut, spent an evening with Israeli singer and musician Idan Raichel, who captivated the crowd with his solo, piano-based performance.

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