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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.

08/19/2019

Jewish Federation Invites Community to Make an Impact Together on 'Super Sunday'

Tags: Federation, PR, Campaign

Jewish Federation Invites Community to Make an Impact Together on 'Super Sunday'

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland will host its annual ‘Super Sunday’ event – Jewish Cleveland’s single largest one-day give-a-thon of the year – on Sunday, September 22. Funds raised will benefit the Campaign for Jewish Needs, which provides the critical dollars needed to change and improve lives in Cleveland, Israel, and around the world.

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08/07/2019

Federation to Launch Campaign for Jewish Needs on August 28

Tags: PR, Federation, Campaign

Federation to Launch Campaign for Jewish Needs on August 28

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland will launch the 2020 Campaign for Jewish Needs on Wednesday, August 28 at a special event that will be open to the public at 7:00 pm at B’nai Jeshurun Congregation (27501 Fairmount Blvd in Pepper Pike). The Campaign for Jewish Needs is the Federation’s annual fundraising campaign that raises the critical dollars needed to change and improve lives in Cleveland, Israel, and around the world.

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08/07/2019

5 Questions with...Debbie Yasinow

Tags: Federation, PR, Israel, Arts, Landau

5 Questions with...Debbie Yasinow

The director of the Cleveland Israel Arts Connection, a program of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, talks about Israeli artist Sigalit Landau’s “Growth & Change,” which is on view through Oct. 27 at the Roe Green Gallery inside the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Building.

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07/26/2019

‘Under Construction’ Puts the Fringe in the BorderLight International Theatre + Fringe Festival

Tags: Federation, PR, Israel, Arts

‘Under Construction’ Puts the Fringe in the BorderLight International Theatre + Fringe Festival

An Israeli comedy troupe called Davai just made its U.S. premiere at Cleveland’s inaugural BorderLight International Theatre + Fringe Festival. And it did so with a remarkable, 90-minute slice of absurdist, non-verbal storytelling and masterful clownery that lives up to the “fringe” in the festival’s title.

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07/22/2019

Helping Small Jewish Communities Honor Their Pasts While Planning for Their Futures

Tags: Federation, PR, Cemetery

Helping Small Jewish Communities Honor Their Pasts While Planning for Their Futures

The first mention of burial in Jewish tradition is in Vayera when Abraham buries Sarah. Through the Commission on Cemetery Preservation (COCP), a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, Jewish Cleveland continues to recognize that honoring those who came before by caring for their final resting places is one of the highest mitzvot we can achieve.

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07/09/2019

Civic Leaders Bring Lessons from Israel Back to Cleveland

Tags: Federation, PR, Advocacy, Israel, Overseas

Civic Leaders Bring Lessons from Israel Back to Cleveland

BEIT SHEAN, Israel – Israel may not have too many natural resources to provide power to its people.

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06/28/2019

Donor Advised Funds Allow Flexible Giving

Tags: Federation, PR, legacy

Donor Advised Funds Allow Flexible Giving

When planning gifts, many individuals struggle to choose where and how to give.

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06/28/2019

Israeli Troupe Davai Takes Center Stage at BorderLight Festival

Tags: Federation, PR, Israel, Arts

Israeli Troupe Davai Takes Center Stage at BorderLight Festival

Shakespeare believed that all the world’s a stage, but only Edinburgh, Adelaide, Prague and a dozen or so other world cities offer international theater and fringe festivals. Add Cleveland to that list.

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06/21/2019

Federation Allocates $34.5M to Jewish Causes

Tags: Federation, PR

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After conducting nearly 65 meetings to determine where the $32.7 million raised from the 2019 Campaign for Jewish Needs will be dedicated, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s allocation committee proposed its recommendation to Federation’s board of trustees, which unanimously approved the recommendations June 17.

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06/21/2019

Israel Security Trip Provides Bonus for Law Enforcement

Tags: Federation, PR, Israel

Israel Security Trip Provides Bonus for Law Enforcement

A recent trip to Israel geared for law enforcement did more than reinforce the need of current practices for Solon Police Chief Christopher Viland, it opened up communication between police chiefs of major cities with large Jewish populations.

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