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11/28/2018

Finding a Home Away from Home in Beit Shean

Tags: Federation, I-connect, Beit Shean, Israel, Overseas, Young Adults

Finding a Home Away from Home in Beit Shean

I first heard about the Masa Israel Teaching Fellowship (MITF) just before I graduated from Ohio University. Joining Hillel on campus was my first real Jewish experience; I felt a new sense of pride in myself and my heritage. That also pushed me onto the path I am now. After graduating, I reached out to the Federation and they encouraged me to participate in the program in Beit Shean, Cleveland’s sister city. I am so happy I did! It’s such a unique experience and to be able to live in Beit Shean – not many people get to do that.

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10/25/2018

Rudin-Luria Impressed with Israeli President Rivlin

Tags: Federation, PR, Israel, Overseas

Rudin-Luria Impressed with Israeli President Rivlin

Before the Jewish Federations of North America’s annual general assembly in Tel Aviv began, incoming Jewish Federation of Cleveland President Erika Rudin-Luria shared how the gap between North American Jews and Israel can be bridged during a panel in front of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin.

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10/22/2018

Global Exchange Programs Can Be Key Learning Tool for Businesses

Tags: Federation, Overseas, Israel, PR, Advocacy

Global Exchange Programs Can Be Key Learning Tool for Businesses

Traveling to Israel with the Jewish Federation of Cleveland helped Nicole McGee see her work in a new light.

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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 took the soccer world by storm this summer. Itamar Nurko of Beachwood used 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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