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09/10/2015

Building Jewish Identity

Tags: Campaign, Federation, Family, Women, Partner, Teens

Building Jewish Identity

In the early 20th century my great-great grandfather Ya’akov Kopleman left Lithuania for the Promised Land and became one of Israel’s first settlers.

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08/25/2015

Agnon Receives $17M Gift, Name Change

Tags: Federation, Education, Mandel JDS, Partner

Agnon Receives $17M Gift, Name Change

Gift is largest in the school’s history and one of the largest across the country among Jewish Day Schools and will fund teacher compensation, professional development, facility improvements and new programs.

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08/21/2015

Aiding Families when Tragedy Strikes

Tags: Campaign, Federation, Family, Women, Partner

Aiding Families when Tragedy Strikes

Just a year ago, Marci and Mark were busy young parents whose days revolved around their kids. Then the unexpected happened. Marci and her two boys returned from the park to find Mark unconscious. He had suffered a pulmonary embolism, and died 72 hours later.

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07/28/2015

Next Generation Strengthens Jewish CLE

Tags: Divrei Torah, Onward, Israel, Partner, Young Adults, Blog

Moses never entered the Promised Land, but I’m a lucky Jewish kid from Cleveland, so I was able to.

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07/17/2015

Hillel was my life, Israel is my love

Tags: Israel, PR, Overseas, Partner, Blog

Hillel was my life, Israel is my love

Soldiers from the Israel Defense Forces uncovered similarities in their work with troubled youth during a visit to Bellefaire JCB in University Heights on April 24. The soldiers, who were visiting Cleveland for a week to participate in Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut ceremonies in the area, engaged in a professional exchange of ideas with Bellefaire employees and mental health professionals during their time at the facility.

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07/15/2015

Josh and Becca’s Israel by Design

Tags: I-connect, Israel, Overseas, Young Adults, Partner

Josh and Becca met as counselors at summer camp and got engaged in August 2014. In the months leading up to their wedding, they spent six months on a Masa Israel Fellowship, living and learning in Haifa.

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06/02/2015

Apply Now for icnext

Tags: Teens, Israel, Partner

Apply Now for icnext

Calling all rising high school sophomores and juniors: Apply for israel.cleveland.next!

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04/17/2015

Mifgash (encounter) in Cleveland

Tags: Teens, Israel, Partner

Mifgash (encounter) in Cleveland
Having the Israelis stay with us was a truly incredible experience.
I was lucky enough to be paired with a girl, Inbal, who spoke fluent English. Bringing her to hang out with my friends, giving her a tour around Shaker Heights, and bringing her to school may have been even more interesting for me than it was for her. While she was experiencing a new culture outside of her own, I was provided with an outside perspective on my daily life, which is rare.
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04/17/2015

Our Israel Mission

Tags: Teens, Israel, Beit Shean, Partner

Our Israel Mission

Ever since the Israelis left, we’ve been counting down the days until we see them again. Reuniting with our Israelis is one of the many reasons we’re anxious for our 10-day mission.

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04/17/2015

Our Beit She’an Family

Tags: Teens, Israel, Beit Shean, Partner

Our Beit She’an Family

As a member of icnext, I was given an opportunity to view Israel as an insider and abandon my tourist outlook on the country. I accomplished this goal of connecting and engaging with Israel by living with the Dalal family in Beit She'an.

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