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09/18/2015

Becky Heller in Her Own Words

Tags: Women, Blog, Volunteer, Campaign, Federation

Becky Heller in Her Own Words

Growing up in Columbus, my family was not nearly as involved in our Jewish community as I am today.

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08/16/2015

Helping Habitat for Humanity

Tags: Volunteer, Advocacy, Federation, Video

Helping Habitat for Humanity

It was the perfect day for a “Spruce Up!” Volunteers from our Jewish Volunteer Network and Community Relations Committee, partnered with our friends at Habitat for Humanity and Esperanza to revitalize Cleveland’s Stockyard Neighborhood. Together, we repaired fences, painted, and landscaped to beautify our community that we love. Thanks to all of our dedicated volunteers for joining us to make a big difference!

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07/30/2015

Community Helps Clean Case Elementary

Tags: Federation, Volunteer

Community Helps Clean Case Elementary

Our Federation family had a great day of giving back during our annual “Day of Caring.” Volunteers were all around Cleveland, doing their part for local foodbanks, nursing homes, and schools. A handful of volunteers chose to venture out to Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s (CMSD) Case Elementary, a Wraparound Services Initiative school, where many students struggle to succeed academically. Students at these schools also might not have enough to eat or a safe place to call home.

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07/30/2015

Team Federation Day of Caring

Tags: Federation, Volunteer

Team Federation Day of Caring

Our Federation Family gives back with a Day of Caring!

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07/23/2015

YLDay of Caring at Maggie's Farm

Tags: Young Adults, Volunteer

YLDay of Caring at Maggie's Farm

YLD beat the heat with volunteering at Maggie's Farm! Our most recent YLDay of Caring took us to Gordon Square, where we got our hands dirty weeding the vegetable garden, planting mushrooms, and constructing a greenhouse. Thank you to all of our enthusiastic volunteers for joining us for another meaningful and successful event!

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05/23/2015

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Bill

Tags: Volunteer

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Bill

Bill Jones is a consummate volunteer now that he retired from his profession in sales and marketing in the polymer chemistry industry. Always up for new adventures, Bill recently returned from the Federation's Volunteer Beit Shean 2-week program in Israel.

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05/22/2015

Believe-land?

Tags: Blog, Young Adults, Women, Dating, Family, Volunteer

Believe-land?

In 2004, I moved to Cleveland, clad with a winter coat that more resembled a sleeping bag than any sort of shapely outerwear, nostalgic memories of a sun tan, and the phone number of some distant relatives. I knew no one else.

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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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05/20/2015

Naot Shoes Gives Back

Tags: Federation, Giving, Volunteer, Women, PR

Naot Shoes Gives Back

So there I was, uncomfortably staring down a plate of cheez-it dusted tostadas with a garlic spinach remoulade and spicy mustard emulsion. Grandma’s brisket and matzah ball soup this was not.

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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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