Recently, a group of civic leaders, through the insight and generosity of Tom and Joanie Adler and the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, learned about a most beautiful, historic, spirit-filled, and complicated place called Israel.
Chaplain Rabbi Akiva Feinstein regularly blows the shofar for patients on Rosh Hashanah, but specifically remembers doing so for a boy who, suffering from an illness, spent the holiday at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland.
Grandparents and their grandchildren, as well as a few parents, enjoyed the PJ Library grandparents’ tea party Aug. 27 at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Building in Beachwood.
Jewish Federations across the country are raising funds to support communities and individuals in Houston, San Antonio, Galveston, Corpus Christi and other areas that have been hammered by Hurricane Harvey. With record breaking volumes of rain having fallen through the weekend and expected to continue through tomorrow, extensive damage is continuing to mount.
During the Jewish High Holy Days, the Kol Israel Foundation and Jewish Federation of Cleveland will honor and commemorate the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. The 56th annual Fall Memorial Service will be on Sunday, September 24 at 2:00 pm at Zion Memorial Park (5461 Northfield Road, Bedford Heights). The service will be held in front of the Holocaust Memorial Monument, which was built by Kol Israel members and dedicated in 1961.
The Jewish Federation of Cleveland will kick off its 2018 Campaign for Jewish Needs at 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple’s Penni and Stephen Weinberg Social Hall in Beachwood with a focus on speakers who witnessed firsthand the effect of federation dollars around the world.
Michelle Hirsch, senior vice president of Brunswick Cos., officially was named chair of the Jewish Federation of North America’s National Young Leadership Cabinet at its annual retreat Aug. 9 to Aug. 12 in Scottsdale, Ariz.