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07/15/2015

Meet Mara

Tags: I-connect, Israel, Overseas, Young Adults, Teens

Mara Geller visited Israel for the first time when she was 16. After graduating from high school and continuing her education at the University of Michigan, Mara joined Hillel and went on Birthright with her best friend. One night while on the beach in Tel Aviv, she and her friend promised each other to return one day to live in Tel Aviv.

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07/15/2015

Meet Jeremy: Israel is my Reality

Tags: I-connect, Israel, Overseas, Young Adults, Teens

When Jeremy Goldberg’s grandparents relocated from the northeast to Lorain, Ohio, a small town 25 minutes outside of Cleveland about sixty years ago, there were many other Jewish families planted along the lake. By the time Jeremy began elementary school, he was one of five Jewish students in his class.

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07/15/2015

Personal Israel Connection

Tags: I-connect, Beit Shean, Israel, Overseas, Young Adults, Teens, Women

Personal Israel Connection

Cleveland’s sister city in Israel, Beit Shean, has a lot to offer: beautiful natural springs, breathtaking mountaintop views, and an opportunity for American college graduates to teach English to young Israeli students.

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07/07/2015

Updates from our Summer Birthright Trip

Tags: Birthright, Israel, Federation, I-connect, Overseas, Young Adults, Women, Teens, Beit Shean

Updates from our Summer Birthright Trip

Find out what the Cleveland Community Birthright trip has been up to during their 10 days in Israel!

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07/02/2015

A Balanced 4th of July Barbecue

Tags: Food, Holidays, Women, Teens, Family, Young Adults, Federation

A Balanced 4th of July Barbecue

July 4th is not a religious holiday, however, many of our American ideals are predicated on Biblical values. As I was contemplating how revolutionary it was for our Founding Fathers...

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06/09/2015

“PJ Our Way” Clevelander Shines

Tags: PJ Library, Family, Women, Teens, Video

“PJ Our Way” Clevelander Shines

Meet Hannah. At just 10 years-old, Hannah represented our Cleveland community on the National PJ Our Way Design Team! She is part of the PJ Our Way community, a new pilot program created by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, that was designed to give 9- to 11-year-olds ownership over the material they read by allowing them to select their own books and express their opinions online.

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06/02/2015

Apply Now for icnext

Tags: Teens, Israel, Partner

Apply Now for icnext

Calling all rising high school sophomores and juniors: Apply for israel.cleveland.next!

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05/20/2015

Cheesecake for Shavuot

Tags: Food, Holidays, Women, Teens, Family, Young Adults, Federation

Cheesecake for Shavuot

Shavuot, which begins on the evening of May 23, is also known as Chag HaBikkurim, which celebrates the season’s harvest of its first and best fruits. In ancient times, farmers would tie reeds around the first ripening fruits and grains in their fields. The designated produce, called bikkurim, was harvested upon ripening. Following harvest, the farmers made a pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem for Shavuot where each farmer presented his bikkurim to a priest. During the presentation ceremony the farmer thanked G-d for his sustenance provided by nature.

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05/20/2015

Spring Volunteer Opportunities

Tags: Volunteer, Women, Teens, Families, Young Adults, Federation

Check out Spring & Summer Volunteer Opportunities.

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05/19/2015

A Meaningful Cemetery Cleanup

Tags: Volunteer, Federation, Teens, Women, Family, Young Adults

A Meaningful Cemetery Cleanup

There is no greater mitzvah (good deed) than honoring those who came before us! Thank you to the many volunteers who joined together for our Jewish Volunteer Network (JVN) and Commission on Cemetery Preservation (COCP) annual Spring Cemetery Cleanup. From across the community, came young and old alike, spending their Sunday raking, pruning, and beautifying the 124 year-old Lansing Cemetery.

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