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04/28/2020

Northeast Ohioans Remember Fallen Soldiers, Israel’s Wars

Tags: Federation, Blogs, Advocacy, Israel, Overseas

Northeast Ohioans Remember Fallen Soldiers, Israel’s Wars

Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of Israel’s wars were remembered in a somber virtual Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Yom Hazikaron commemoration April 27 that featured the lighting of candles, songs and prayers and speeches.

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04/27/2020

“Farewell. I Lived Among You, As a Wildflower”

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas, Advocacy

“Farewell. I Lived Among You, As a Wildflower”

Li-or Gersht, our community shlicha (Israeli emissary), shares a personal reflection on what Yom Hazikaron (Israel's Memorial Day) means to her.

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04/02/2020

Watch: Prepping for Passover: Charoset Recipes From Three Continents

Tags: Federation, Live, Women, Israel & Overseas, Overseas, Russia, Israel, Passover, Holidays

Watch: Prepping for Passover: Charoset Recipes From Three Continents

A global cooking demonstration of charoset to prep for Passover from Cleveland's sister cities of St. Petersburg, Russia and Beit Shean, Israel.

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02/20/2020

Far From Russia, A Place To Be Comfortably Russian

Tags: Federation, Blogs, Russia, Russian, Women, Volunteer, Publications, Advocacy, Education, Overseas

Far From Russia, A Place To Be Comfortably Russian

Irina Parkman emigrated Russia and came to Cleveland in order to escape persecution. She is able to still be connected to her Russian heritage through a partnership with the Cleveland Public Library.

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01/23/2020

3 Ways to Travel to Israel Right Now

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

3 Ways to Travel to Israel Right Now

If you are a young Jewish Clevelander interested in Israel travel experiences, we have 3 great ways to get you to Israel this summer. Applications are being accepted now. Join us!

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01/22/2020

Reporting on & Advocating for Israel

Tags: Federation, Israel, Israel & Overseas, College, Onward, Overseas, CRC

Reporting on & Advocating for Israel

The experience of participating in Onward Israel helped Naomi to be able to combat BDS on her college campus as well as land a job in the field.

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01/15/2020

Five Questions with Dr. Maya Lugassi

Tags: Federation, Israel & Overseas, Overseas, Israel, Education, Beit Shean

Five Questions with Dr. Maya Lugassi

Dr. Maya Lugassi is the senior director of Pedagogy and Professional Development at Beit Yatziv, one of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) educational partners in Israel. She recently traveled to Cleveland as part of a delegation of Israeli educators, administrators, and municipal leadership to learn from Cleveland STEM education experts on ways to further implement STEM curriculum in Israel’s geographic and socio-economic periphery, including Cleveland’s sister community of Beit Shean and the Valley of Springs.

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01/13/2020

Rediscovering Judaism at Summer Camp

Tags: Federation, Overseas, Russia, Israel & Overseas, Israel

Rediscovering Judaism at Summer Camp

There was a time Vita didn’t know she was Jewish. Today, she is helping Jewish Clevelanders strengthen their Judaism.

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01/07/2020

Premiere Summer Internship Program in Tel Aviv for Young Adults

Tags: Federation, PR, Israel, Overseas

Premiere Summer Internship Program in Tel Aviv for Young Adults

Applications are now open for Onward Israel, a prestigious eight-week summer internship program in Tel Aviv for Jewish Cleveland young adults. The Jewish Federation of Cleveland, in partnership with Masa Israel Journey and The Jewish Agency for Israel, are now selecting college students and recent college graduates, ages 19 – 27, to live and intern in Tel Aviv from June 10 – August 4, 2020.

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11/25/2019

Katerina Rouzina Named 2019-2020 Roslyn Z. Wolf-JDC International Fellow

Tags: Young Adults, Israel, Overseas, Federation

Katerina Rouzina Named 2019-2020 Roslyn Z. Wolf-JDC International Fellow

Katerina “Katya” Rouzina has been named the 2019-2020 Roslyn Z. Wolf Cleveland-JDC International Fellow. In this capacity, Katya will spend one year in Kharkov, Ukraine, working with the local Jewish community to plan and facilitate youth camps, Shabbat programming, leadership training platforms and community-wide programs. Established in 2003 by the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, JDC (the global Jewish humanitarian organization), and the JDC Entwine Global Jewish Service Corps, the Roslyn Z. Wolf Cleveland-JDC International Fellowship is part of a cohort of nine young JDC Entwine Global Jewish Service Corps Fellows deployed around the world to address global issues through JDC and its partners.

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