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Find News and Press for the Jewish Federation of Cleveland here. Rebecca Stolarsky, our Communications and Public Relations Manager, is always available to serve members of the media. Please contact Rebecca at or 216-593-2877.

03/20/2019

Protecting Cleveland’s Houses of Worship

Tags: Federation, PR, Security

Protecting Cleveland’s Houses of Worship

Faith-based communities across the country have been facing a growing threat from xenophobia, bigotry, and hatred. The Jewish Federation of Cleveland, in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and U.S. Attorney’s Office, hosted a security training session open to all Cleveland faith-based communities, called “Protecting Your House of Worship.”

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03/14/2019

Israeli Artist Sigalit Landau to Discuss Work in Cleveland Visits

Tags: PR, Arts, Federation

Israeli Artist Sigalit Landau to Discuss Work in Cleveland Visits

Israeli artist Sigalit Landau will make her first trip to Cleveland to talk about her inspiration, work process and thoughts about making art in Israel in her exhibition at the Roe Green Gallery March 25 at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Building in Beachwood.

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02/14/2019

Announcing the YLD Microgrant Program Recipients

Tags: Federation, PR, Young Adults

Announcing the YLD Microgrant Program Recipients

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland announced today its fourth cohort of Young Leadership Division (YLD) Microgrant Program recipients. With the YLD Microgrant Program, YLD hopes to create a thriving, vibrant Jewish Cleveland young adult community by empowering individuals or groups to create, plan, and host experiences for Jewish Clevelanders (ages 22-45).

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02/14/2019

Stories Shared at Interfaith Tu b’Shevat Seder

Tags: Federation, PR, Advocacy

Stories Shared at Interfaith Tu b’Shevat Seder

About 120 people gathered at Cleveland Botanical Gardens Feb. 12 to bless trees and their fruit, drink, sing and share their stories of connection to trees and nature.

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12/21/2018

Hoffman Set to Pass the Torch as Federation President

Tags: Federation, PR

Hoffman Set to Pass the Torch as Federation President

In the weeks leading up to his Dec. 31 retirement, Jewish Federation of Cleveland President Stephen H. Hoffman’s office appeared ready for an impromptu meeting. Photos and gifts adorned with plaques engraved with names of organizations he’s worked with were still strewn around the room. Unlike others who may be preparing to vacate their office, not one cardboard box sat waiting to be filled.

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12/06/2018

Mt. Sinai OKs $500,000 security grant to Federation

Tags: Federation, PR

The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation approved a grant of $500,000 to the Jewish Federation of Cleveland to enhance security in the Jewish community on Dec. 3 after a gunman shot and killed 11 people at Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh on Oct. 27, the foundation said in a news release.

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11/30/2018

Federation Campaign Comes to a Close on Dec. 12

Tags: Federation, PR, Campaign

Federation Campaign Comes to a Close on Dec. 12

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland will announce the total amount raised in the 2019 Campaign for Jewish Needs Dec. 12 at Beatrice J. Stone Yavne High School in Beachwood during the annual Campaign Closing Celebration.

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11/26/2018

Clevelanders Bring Back Lessons Learned from Pittsburgh Response

Tags: Federation, PR

Clevelanders Bring Back Lessons Learned from Pittsburgh Response

When nearly 100 leaders from Jewish federations and community centers entered Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh, they noticed sights familiar to most any synagogue, like pictures of synagogue leadership lining the hallways and pews and prayer books ready for service. Similarities ended, however, when they looked across the aisles and saw evidence of the Oct. 27 massacre that claimed 11 lives in the congregation.

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11/16/2018

Celebrating “The Impact of Together” at 2019 Closing Event

Tags: Federation, PR, Campaign

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland will host its annual Campaign Closing Celebration on Wednesday, December 12 at 7:00 pm at Beatrice J. Stone Yavne High School (2475 S. Green Road in Beachwood). The community is invited to attend this special celebration, at which the grand total raised in the 2019 Campaign for Jewish Needs, which is the Federation’s annual fundraising campaign that serves Jewish Cleveland and the global community, will be announced.

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11/15/2018

Federation President Stephen H. Hoffman: ‘It’s Been an Amazing Ride’

Tags: Federation, PR

Federation President Stephen H. Hoffman: ‘It’s Been an Amazing Ride’

The ambassador, Sallai Meridor has found in many cases, where the Jewish community of Cleveland goes, the Jewish people go. That’s due in part for various reasons, one of which is the strong leadership and determination that has thrived in the Cleveland community.

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