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Kerry Kertesz of University Heights has been awarded the 2017 Bennett and Donna Yanowitz Leadership Award by the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. The award recognizes and honors an outstanding young individual who has demonstrated commitment, involvement, and leadership within Cleveland’s Jewish community. Kertesz was presented the award at the Federation’s Board meeting on March 14.
Believe it or not, children from across the country and around the globe are experiencing similar types of stress. Factors like living below the poverty line, having dysfunctional families, or experiencing trauma know no geographic boundaries. Left unattended, this stress can negatively affect a child’s school performance, social well-being, and ultimately, their future success as an adult.
Around the world, Cleveland is considered an influential Jewish community. This is the case for many reasons, one of which is its proud history of producing revered Jewish leaders who play instrumental and influential roles in the community at the local, national and international level.
As families search to give their children a memorable summer experience, Jewish overnight camp offers an opportunity to build relationships and embrace Jewish values. Nonetheless, the cost of attendance can be overwhelming, barring families from exploring the sleepaway scene.
The Jewish Federation of Cleveland celebrated Tu b'Shevat by reflecting on environmental responsibility, appreciation of nature and interfaith connections in the local community via a seder Feb. 6 at Cleveland Botanical Garden in Cleveland.
The Jewish Federation of Cleveland, in partnership with Gesher Cleveland and the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, is holding a free legal clinic on March 4 from 9:30 – 11 am at Green Road Synagogue (2437 South Green Road, Beachwood).