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02/15/2019

Five Questions with Roots' Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger and Shadi Abu Awwad

Tags: Federation, Advocacy, Israel, Overseas

Five Questions with Roots' Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger and Shadi Abu Awwad

Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger and Shadi Abu Awwad see a future where there is peace between the Israeli and Palestinian people. As leaders of the non-profit organization, Roots, they are building a unique network of local Palestinians and Israelis who have come to see each other as the partners needed to make changes and end the ongoing conflict between the two cultures. Through their work, they are fostering a grassroots movement of understanding, nonviolence, and transformation founded on dignity, trust, mutual recognition, and respect.

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02/07/2019

Finding the Perfect Fit in Israel

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas, Young Adults

Finding the Perfect Fit in Israel

Hannah Firestone has dreams of becoming a United States Supreme Court Judge. The Beachwood resident and Allegheny College senior started her path to fulfilling her career dreams last summer through Cleveland’s Onward Israel internship program.

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02/05/2019

Growing Strong Community Leaders

Tags: Federation, Young Adults, Overseas

Growing Strong Community Leaders

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Young Leadership Division (YLD) is helping to prepare the next generation of Jewish Cleveland leadership through unique experiential professional and volunteer opportunities.

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02/05/2019

Five Questions with General Mansour abu Rashid

Tags: Federation, Advocacy, Israel, Overseas

Five Questions with General Mansour abu Rashid

General Mansour abu Rashid of Jordan spent his entire military career and post-military career promoting peace in the Middle East including his role in the 1994 signing of the Peace Treaty Accord between Israel and Jordan. His efforts have successfully led to a Jordan/Cross-Border Initiative between Jordanians and Israelis in Beit Shean, Cleveland’s sister city.

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02/05/2019

Federation CRC Annual Meeting and Vincent Memorial Lecture

Tags: Advocacy, Israel, Overseas

Federation CRC Annual Meeting and Vincent Memorial Lecture

On Jan. 24, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s community relations committee held its 72nd annual meeting in conjunction with the Sidney Z. Vincent Memorial Lecture at the Mandel Jewish Community Center in Beachwood for 225 attendees, including many community leaders.

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01/29/2019

Beit Shean Library Inspires Change at Cleveland Public Library

Tags: Federation, Advocacy, Israel, Overseas

Beit Shean Library Inspires Change at Cleveland Public Library

When Felton Thomas Jr., Cleveland Public Library executive director and CEO, visited the library in Beit Shean, Israel, he was initially thrown off by how its run but quickly became inspired to install a similar approach at Cleveland Public Library with help in part from a Jewish fellow.

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01/24/2019

Bringing Light to Kaliningrad

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas

Bringing Light to Kaliningrad

On November 9, 1938, Nazis in Germany torched synagogues, vandalized Jewish homes, schools and businesses, and killed close to 100 Jews. That horrific night has been forever known as Kristallnacht – “the night of broken glass.”

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01/23/2019

CRC Brings Neighbors Together to Discuss the Israeli-Palestinian Relationship

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CRC Brings Neighbors Together to Discuss the Israeli-Palestinian Relationship

Last night, a packed house of more than 250 people joined us at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the Community Relations Committee & Sidney Z. Vincent Memorial Lecture to discuss a critical issue: the relationship between the Israeli and Palestinian people.

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01/17/2019

Israeli, Palestinian Build Understanding with Roots

Tags: Federation, Advocacy, Israel, Overseas

Israeli, Palestinian Build Understanding with Roots

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland will host two professionals from Roots-Shorashim-Judur, a network of Israelis and Palestinians working together to make changes in an effort to end the ongoing struggle between the two sides. Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger, Roots Co-Founder, and Shadi Abu Awwad, Roots Palestinian Youth Director, will discuss “Sharing Perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian Relationship” at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the Community Relations Committee (CRC) and Sidney Z. Vincent Memorial Lecture.

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01/10/2019

Jewish Cleveland's Impact in Israel

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas

Jewish Cleveland's Impact in Israel

To learn more about our Israel and overseas programs and services, contact Ilanit Gerblich Kalir at ikalir@jcfcleve.org or 216-593-2815.

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