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01/18/2017

My #JewishCleveland: Sarah Jaffe

Tags: Federation, Blog, Young Adult, Overseas, Israel

My #JewishCleveland: Sarah Jaffe

I was home in Cleveland for winter break; that’s when I made a decision that would change my life forever. I applied for Onward Israel, an internship program, supported by the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.

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01/18/2017

Meet the Cleveland Shin Shinim

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas, Teens, Family, Kids, Partners

Meet the Cleveland Shin Shinim

Shalom (Hello) to Itamar Meromi, Michal Katzman, Ziv Birenzwige, and Orel Regev.

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01/17/2017

Youth At-Risk in Cleveland & Israel

Tags: Federation, PR, Israel, Overseas, Women

Youth At-Risk in Cleveland & Israel

According to Karen McHenry, program manager for homeless and missing youth at Bellefaire JCB, only 25 percent of missing children are reported missing.

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01/10/2017

Wolf Fellows Serve Communities Abroad

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas, Young Adults

Wolf Fellows Serve Communities Abroad

An opportunity many of us do not have the chance to fulfill – spend a year living and working abroad. But that is exactly what Rachel Seiger, of Solon, and Ben Fleisher, a Cleveland native, were able to do. Their overseas journeys became possible through the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and the Roslyn Z. Wolf-Jewish Joint Distribution Committee International Fellow Program.

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01/04/2017

Improving Lives of At-Risk Youth

Tags: Federation, PR, Israel, Overseas

Improving Lives of At-Risk Youth

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland and Rainey Institute are proud to announce an international partnership. The Federation-supported Youth Futures program in Israel and Rainey Institute are collaborating with teachers, principals, mentors and site coordinators to come together and examine blind case studies involving at-risk youth. Media is invited to attend the case study exchange on January 12 at 6:30 pm at Rainey Institute, 1705 East 55th in Cleveland.

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12/06/2016

Daniella's Gap Year Experience

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas, Young Adults

Daniella's Gap Year Experience

Getting ready for high school graduation can be a stressful time. Many students wonder what they will study and where they'll go to college. There’s one more option to add to the list that takes the pressure off: Masa Gap Year.

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11/25/2016

Becoming a Citizen of the World in Israel

Tags: Federation, Young Adults, Israel, Overseas, PR

Becoming a Citizen of the World in Israel

There are nights when I like to walk from my dorm to the art museum and stand in contemplation on the promenade. That’s been my reflection spot for several years, and each time I return, I consider how much I’ve changed since the last.

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11/17/2016

Apply for Wolf-JDC International Fellow

Tags: Federation, PR, Overseas, Young Adults

Apply for Wolf-JDC International Fellow

Jewish Cleveland young adults are invited to travel the world and apply for the Roslyn Z. Wolf Cleveland-JDC International Fellowship. The Jewish Federation of Cleveland, in partnership with the American Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), will select one applicant to participate with 25 other Jewish young adult fellows in an exceptional opportunity to spend one year abroad through a paid, individual global service opportunity.

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11/11/2016

A Visit to St. Petersburg, Our Sister City

Tags: Federation, Overseas, Partners

A Visit to St. Petersburg, Our Sister City

As a member of the Federation’s Overseas Connections Committee (OCC) and the St. Petersburg Subcommittee, I’m visiting St. Petersburg, Russia to learn and to listen.

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10/28/2016

The Fieldman Family Visits Beit Shean

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas, Family, Education, PJ Library

The Fieldman Family Visits Beit Shean

As a member of the Federation's Overseas Connections Committee (OCC), and former Roslyn Z. Wolf JDC International Fellows stationed in St. Petersburg, Russia back in 2006-2007, my husband Matt and I have seen firsthand the life-changing work that the Cleveland Jewish community conducts through its partnership overseas in Russia. However, we recently had a chance to see first-hand the work that our community does to support our other sister city in Beit Shean, Israel.

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