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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Jewish Federation of Cleveland announced that Ira Kaplan was awarded the 2018 Gries Family Award, recognizing his lasting impact on Cleveland’s Jewish and general communities. Kaplan, who is the Executive Chairman of Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP, was presented the award at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland Board of Trustees meeting on November 8.
When congregants of Green Road Synagogue in Beachwood gathered for services a week after the mass shooting at Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood, they might have noticed an increase of security with an armed guard at the shul.
The Jewish Federation of Cleveland helps educate and empower the next generation of Jewish youth through our religious schools and five Jewish day schools to make sure that every little girl and boy can be whatever they want to be when they grow up.