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01/10/2018

Hitting a Home Run in Israel

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas, Young Adults

Hitting a Home Run in Israel

There are two things in my life that define me – my Jewishness and baseball. I was born and raised in Jewish Cleveland and the values of Judaism were instilled in me from a very young age – from synagogue, Sunday School, Jewish Day Camps, BBYO, and activities at the Mandel JCC. Jewish Cleveland is everything to me – as is playing baseball. I’ve put so much into being able to play my entire life, including in college.

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12/19/2017

Israel's Channel 2 News Meets Masa Israel Teaching Fellows

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

Israel's Channel 2 News Meets Masa Israel Teaching Fellows

Israel's Channel 2 News meets the Beit Shean Masa Israel Teaching Fellows! MITF is on a 10-month post-college volunteer program where exemplary college grads teach English to Israeli students.

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12/19/2017

Kraus Named 2017-18 Roslyn Z. Wolf-JDC International Fellow

Tags: Young Adults, Israel, Overseas, Federation

Kraus Named 2017-18 Roslyn Z. Wolf-JDC International Fellow

Rachel Kraus of Solon has been named the 2017-2018 Roslyn Z. Wolf Cleveland-JDC International Fellow. Established in 2003 by the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and the JDC Entwine Global Jewish Service Corps, the Roslyn Z. Wolf Cleveland-JDC International Fellowship is part of a cohort of 23 young JDC Entwine Global Jewish Service Corps Fellows deployed around the world.

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12/06/2017

Renewing Jewish Life in St. Petersburg, Our Sister City

Tags: Federation, Video, Overseas

Renewing Jewish Life in St. Petersburg, Our Sister City

Twenty years ago, Cleveland entered into a strategic partnership with the Jewish Community of St. Petersburg, Russia, to help sustain and renew Jewish life in a city where Judaism was forbidden for seventy years of Communist rule.

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11/29/2017

From Cleveland to Israel: Building Through Community

Tags: Federation, Video, Israel, Overseas, Advocacy

From Cleveland to Israel: Building Through Community

Two years ago, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland began a partnership with the local St. Clair-Superior neighborhood to share successful community development models through entrepreneurship, demographic growth, youth engagement, and more from Cleveland’s sister city - Beit Shean, Israel and the Valley of Springs, the region surrounding Beit Shean.

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11/02/2017

Hineni Exhibit Opens in Cleveland

Tags: Federation, Arts, Israel, Overseas

Hineni Exhibit Opens in Cleveland

Cleveland plays a big part in a new exhibit at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Roe Green Gallery.

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10/27/2017

Federation, FIDF Dedicate Basketball Court in Israel

Tags: Federation, PR, Israel, Overseas

Federation, FIDF Dedicate Basketball Court in Israel

Although Ben Miller, 13, has studied Israel while attending the Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School in Beachwood, and anticipated visiting, he likely didn’t imagine his first trip would include his family playing a basketball game with about 10 soldiers from the Israel Defense Forces.

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10/20/2017

Meet Alex: Planting the Seed of Judaism

Tags: Israel, Overseas, Young Adults

Meet Alex: Planting the Seed of Judaism

The path of discovering Judaism for Alex Sweeney of Mentor began as a child. “I really didn’t have a Jewish identity; we celebrated some holidays, but it wasn’t anything consistent. My grandfather always talked about being Jewish. I remember learning about the Holocaust, but not thinking that really happened to my people.”

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08/07/2017

Meet Kendra: Internship Spotlight

Tags: Israel, Overseas, I-Connect, Young Adults

Meet Kendra: Internship Spotlight

My name is Kendra Kaplan and this summer I've been working at CityKids as part of my Onward Israel internship.

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08/07/2017

Emily: Onward Participant Spotlight

Tags: Israel, Overseas, I-Connect, Young Adults

Emily: Onward Participant Spotlight

My name is Emily Friedman and I am interning at the startup Daystage.

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