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They say a penny saved is a penny earned, but in this case, Mandel JDS students did a lot more than save their pennies - they donated 717 dollars worth to the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Campaign for Jewish Needs.
The Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Cleveland Israel Arts Connection will hold gallery open houses for “Hineni: Here I Am,” chronicling Israeli art in Cleveland collections, on Dec. 17 and Dec. 19 at the Roe Green Gallery at the Federation’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Building in Beachwood.
Last year around Chanukah, Rebecca Kopp Levine noticed that despite interest in Jewish traditions amongst teachers at her son’s day care in Westlake, there were no other Jewish families and very little knowledge of such traditions within the school.
– Kim Meisel Pesses of Moreland Hills has been named the 2017 recipient of the Gries Family Award for Community Leadership. The award recognizes Pesses for her lasting impact on Cleveland’s Jewish and general communities. Pesses was presented the award at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland Board of Trustees meeting on November 29.
The community is invited to the After Party Campaign Closing Celebration, the grand finale of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s 2018 Campaign for Jewish Needs, on Wednesday, December 13 at 7 pm at the Mandel JCC Stonehill Auditorium (26001 S. Woodland Road in Beachwood).
The 2017 Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly has special memories for Stephen H. Hoffman, president of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, and Jennifer Korach, chair of the Women's Philanthropy Division of JFNA and the Federation.
As a former chair of the board of trustees of United Jewish Communities, renamed in 2009 the Jewish Federations of North America, Joe Kanfer of Richfield has seen his share of General Assemblies – and has been impressed with them.