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06/20/2016

Jewish Teens Connect Across Borders

Tags: Federation, Education, Family, Teens, Israel, Overseas

Jewish Teens Connect Across Borders

Sammy and Raz. Two girls, two different parts of the world. And this year, they met here in Cleveland for the first time and formed an unbreakable bond for life. All because of Israel.Cleveland.Next (icnext), a Federation-supported initiative.

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05/24/2016

Knesset Members Carefully Talk About U.S. Election

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas

Knesset Members Carefully Talk About U.S. Election

A member of the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, was not afraid to take a stand on the 2016 U.S. presidential election May 3 during a visit to the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Mandel Building in Beachwood. Michal Rozin, a Knesset member since 2013 from the Meretz party, said as a feminist she hopes the new leader of the U.S. will be a woman, meaning Democrat Hillary Clinton, the former Secretary of State.

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05/18/2016

From At-Risk Youth to IDF Officer

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas, Young Adults

From At-Risk Youth to IDF Officer

Born into an ultra-Orthodox family in Israel, Alex left home when she was 12 because she had been abused by her father. He was put behind bars and she was placed in an institution for at-risk youth, a place she feared would limit her chances to succeed. But she did.

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05/13/2016

Rita Rocks Yom Ha'atzmaut Celebration

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas, Events

Rita Rocks Yom Ha'atzmaut Celebration

Israeli pop icon Rita's first appearance in Northeast Ohio had 'em dancing in the aisles.

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05/12/2016

Meet Yana: Capacity Building Participant

Tags: Federation, Young Adults, Overseas, Leadership

Meet Yana: Capacity Building Participant

Yana is a young Jewish professional in her twenties living in St. Petersburg, Cleveland’s sister city in Russia. Passionate about helping her community, Yana wanted to do something about the poverty affecting the Jews in her city, but she could hardly raise any funds.

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05/12/2016

Members of Knesset Visit Jewish Cleveland

Tags: Federation, Young Adults, Overseas, Leadership, Israel, Advocacy

Members of Knesset Visit Jewish Cleveland

It is the mark of a special relationship where both parties take the time to show support for each other and learn from one another. Last week, the special relationships between Israel and the United States grew even stronger with the visit of three members of Knesset to Cleveland.

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05/12/2016

Israel's Independence Day Celebration

Tags: Israel, Overseas, Events, Holidays, Federation, Women, Teens, Family, Advocacy, Arts, Young Adults

Israel's Independence Day Celebration

Celebrate Israel's 68th Independence Day on May 12 with Rita in concert!

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05/11/2016

My 'Big Brother' Itamar's Story

Tags: Federation, Young Adults, Overseas, Israel

My 'Big Brother' Itamar's Story

Late in the afternoon on October 13th, 1998 my parents called me and my older sister into our family room. My father said: “something has happened. Itamar was murdered.” This was the first time I had ever heard the word ‘murdered’ in proximity to the name of someone close to me”.

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05/10/2016

The Candle of the Jewish People Burns Bright

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas, Events

The Candle of the Jewish People Burns Bright

Israeli soldier Major Amit Tzuman shared his story of bravery with 450+ Clevelanders at our Yom Hazikaron commemoration, honoring Israel's fallen soldiers and civilian victims of terror.

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05/10/2016

Remembering Israel's Fallen Soldiers

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas, Events

Remembering Israel's Fallen Soldiers

Over 450 Clevelanders gathered to remember Israel’s fallen soldiers and civilian victims of terror at Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day.

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