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10/08/2018

Molly Kazan Named Roslyn Z. Wolf-JDC International Fellow

Tags: Young Adults, Israel, Overseas, Federation

Molly Kazan Named Roslyn Z. Wolf-JDC International Fellow

Molly Kazan has always treasured her Jewishness. Born in Cincinnati, Molly moved to Cleveland during middle school and attended Agnon (now Mandel JDS), a Federation beneficiary agency. That time in her life is something she’ll never forget. “My time in Cleveland was very formative,” Molly said. “Agnon instilled in me such a passion and such a drive to understand my Jewish identity and serve within the Jewish community and really helped me be excited about who I am.”

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08/22/2018

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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08/03/2018

Lehava Leadership Group Comes to Cleveland

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

Lehava Leadership Group Comes to Cleveland

Meet the Lehava Young Leadership Group from St. Petersburg, Russia.

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08/03/2018

A D’var Torah about the Lehava Delegation

Tags: Divrei Torah, Blog, Federation, Overseas

The following d’var torah was presented at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Board of Trustees Meeting on July 25, 2018.

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07/24/2018

A Garden for the Future

Tags: Federation, Overseas, Israel

A Garden for the Future

Where once lay the battered husk of an abandoned army base in the heart of Beit Shean, Israel, now grows a beautiful community garden for all to enjoy. This physical transformation is a perfect representation of the Jewish Federation’s lasting impact on its sister community in Israel. It had become an eye-sore for the beautiful neighborhood across the street, ignored by the residents of the community.

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07/05/2018

Jewish Cleveland Celebrates Israel at 70

Tags: Federation, Video, Israel, Overseas

Jewish Cleveland Celebrates Israel at 70

Israel at 70 is a community-wide celebration to mark Israel’s 70th birthday. The Jewish Federation of Cleveland, together with local synagogues, agencies, and organizations, are bringing Israel to Cleveland through a variety of arts, cultural, and educational events for all ages.

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06/28/2018

Kickin' It, Israeli Style

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas, Young Adults

Kickin' It, Israeli Style

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is taking the soccer world by storm. Itamar Nurko of Beachwood is also using his love of soccer in a very special way in Israel through the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Onward Israel internship program. Onward is a two-month summer internship, which allows college students and recent college grads to immerse themselves in Israeli culture – living and working in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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06/22/2018

On the Grill’ Serves Conflict at Israeli Party at Dobama Theatre

Tags: Federation, PR, Arts, Israel, Overseas

On the Grill’ Serves Conflict at Israeli Party at Dobama Theatre

In Israel, like in the United States, Independence Day is often celebrated with family and friends around the grill. But it’s also a time for tension in a new play from Israel that received its North American debut at Dobama Theatre last night.

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06/21/2018

JFNA Trip Emphasizes Cultural Coexistence

Tags: Federation, Overseas, Young Adults

JFNA Trip Emphasizes Cultural Coexistence

The Jewish Federations of North America’s national young leadership cabinet took its annual study mission April 23-29 in Spain and Morocco – a trip of which the Cleveland area was well represented.

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06/20/2018

Halbertal: IDF Does its Best Despite Challenges

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas, Advocacy

Halbertal: IDF Does its Best Despite Challenges

Moshe Halbertal, an Israeli philosopher, professor and co-author of the Israeli Army Code of Ethics, told a local audience that he believes the Israel Defense Forces has fought a war on terror without brutalizing its forces, however, there are challenges and missteps regarding Israeli politicians’ messaging and dealing with the situation at the Gaza border.

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