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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.

06/22/2018

On the Grill’ Serves Conflict at Israeli Party at Dobama Theatre

Tags: Federation, PR, Arts, Israel, Overseas

On the Grill’ Serves Conflict at Israeli Party at Dobama Theatre

In Israel, like in the United States, Independence Day is often celebrated with family and friends around the grill. But it’s also a time for tension in a new play from Israel that received its North American debut at Dobama Theatre last night.

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06/19/2018

YLD Microgrant Program Applications Now Open

Tags: Federation, PR, Young Adults

YLD Microgrant Program Applications Now Open

Applications are now open for the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Young Leadership Division (YLD) Microgrant Program.

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06/07/2018

Watch: Community Leader Recalls the Forming of the State of Israel

Tags: Federation, PR, Israel, Overseas

Watch: Community Leader Recalls the Forming of the State of Israel

At age 21, Albert Ratner experienced the birth of Israel in 1948. 70 years later, he continues to support and love what Israel is and what it stands for. We had the honor to spend time with the Federation Life Trustee to hear his thoughts on Israel today and the beginning of the Jewish state.

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06/07/2018

Federation Women’s Philanthropy Luncheon Draws 450

Tags: Federation, PR, Women, Volunteer

Federation Women’s Philanthropy Luncheon Draws 450

The cause that drove Judi Kovach, co-founder and chair of the Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank, to embrace the value of tikkun olam is children’s access to books, however she said others should work to find a cause that inspires them toward that same Jewish value.

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06/06/2018

Watch: Jewish Cemetery Could Become Official Cleveland Landmark

Tags: Federation, PR, Cemeteries

Watch: Jewish Cemetery Could Become Official Cleveland Landmark

To some, the sight of a cemetery invokes fear, and symbolizes death, but not for everyone in the EcoVillage neighborhood, near Fir Street Cemetery on Cleveland's west side.

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05/18/2018

Judi Kovach to Receive Prestigious Irene Zehman Award

Tags: Federation, PR, Awards, Women, Volunteer

Judi Kovach to Receive Prestigious Irene Zehman Award

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland announced that Judi Kovach, Co-Founder and Chair of the Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank, is the 2018 recipient of the Irene Zehman Award.

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05/16/2018

Jewish Teens Grant $44,000 for Community Needs

Tags: Federation, PR, Teens

Jewish Teens Grant $44,000 for Community Needs

Forty Jewish high school juniors and seniors representing public and private high schools across Cleveland have come together to recommend grants totaling $44,000 to 14 organizations for crucial programs in the Jewish and general community through the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s 2017-2018 Maurice Saltzman Youth Panel.

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04/30/2018

Kohrman Receives Federation's Eisenman Award

Tags: Federation, PR, Awards

Kohrman Receives Federation's Eisenman Award

While receiving the Charles Eisenman Award from the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, S. Lee Kohrman addressed Jewish continuity, injustice and the importance of ensuring the U.S. and Israel become more just places in the future.

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04/23/2018

IDF Soldiers Help Commemorate Yom Hazikaron

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas, PR, Advocacy

IDF Soldiers Help Commemorate Yom Hazikaron

Cleveland’s Yom Hazikaron, or Israel’s Memorial Day, honored Israel Defense Forces soldiers killed in the line of duty as well as civilian victims, during a solemn ceremony April 17 at the Mandel Jewish Community Center’s Stonehill Auditorium in Beachwood.

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