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09/25/2015

Heller Receives Ruby Bass Award

Tags: Women, Campaign, PR, Federation, Awards, Video

Heller Receives Ruby Bass Award

Rebecca Heller of Moreland Hills has been named the 2015 recipient of the Ruby Bass Award, honoring her volunteerism and dedication to the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. Heller was presented with the award at the Federation’s Lion of Judah Annual Dinner on September 24.

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09/25/2015

A D'var Torah on Sukkot 5776

Tags: Divrei Torah, Blog, Federation, Holidays, Women

A D'var Torah on Sukkot 5776

The following d’var torah was presented at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s All-Staff meeting on September 24, 2015.

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09/18/2015

Cleveland Kids Give Back

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

Cleveland Kids Give Back

Jacob and Charlie have been giving tzedakah (charity) for as long as they can remember. Their mom, Heather, puts a tzedakah box on the table every Shabbat and they happily share their nickels and dimes. As little kids, they loved hearing a little plunk as the coins fell through the slit in the box. For years now, they know, because their mom tells them, that each little plunk is a mitzvah (good deed) that they can feel proud of.

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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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09/17/2015

Courage to Learn

Tags: Women, Israel, Blog, Campaign, Federation, Overseas

Courage to Learn

"Today I have courage,” Sima Goldrich told me. She is an ultra-Orthodox (haaredi) woman who is learning about women’s health – her own health – through a program funded by the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Campaign for Jewish Needs.

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09/10/2015

Building Jewish Identity

Tags: Campaign, Federation, Family, Women, Partner, Teens

Building Jewish Identity

In the early 20th century my great-great grandfather Ya’akov Kopleman left Lithuania for the Promised Land and became one of Israel’s first settlers.

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09/10/2015

Young Leaders Support Israel on Campus

Tags: Campaign, Federation, Women, Overseas, Teens, Israel, Advocacy

Young Leaders Support Israel on Campus

Meet Becky and Daniel. They are emerging leaders in our Jewish community. We thank them for speaking out for the Jewish people and the State of Israel. They are building Jewish identity, and it’s more important than ever.

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09/09/2015

Elul: the Month of Love

Tags: Dating, Women, Young Adults, Federation, Blog

Elul: the Month of Love

I am for my beloved and my beloved is for me (Ani L’Dodi V’Dodi Li). Some Jews are familiar with this phrase from Song of Songs. It is recited at weddings and inscribed on jewelry.

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09/09/2015

Meet Cleveland’s New Shin Shins!

Tags: Israel, Teens, Young Adults, Women, Family, Overseas

Meet the Israeli teens who join us in Cleveland for one year to teach our community about Israeli life and culture. The Shin Shins (Israeli emissaries) are young adults who just graduated high school and have come to volunteer in our community prior to their service in the Israeli Army. They are excited to represent Israel in Cleveland and invite you to reach out especially if you have a teenager at home – whether it’s joining your family for a Shabbat dinner or grabbing a cup of coffee – they are excited to make a personal connection with you! They will be volunteering with congregations and various teen programs in Cleveland so we hope they meet your family.

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09/01/2015

Campaign Launch Focuses on Future

Tags: Campaign, Federation, Women, Teens, Young Adults, Family, Overseas, Advocacy

Campaign Launch Focuses on Future

Thursday, September 10, 2015 marks the launch of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s 2016 Campaign for Jewish Needs, which is the annual fundraising Campaign that supports our community’s vitality and vibrancy in the year ahead. The event is open to the public. Doors open 7:00 p.m. on September 10, 2015 at the Mandel Jewish Community Center (26001 S. Woodland Road in Beachwood).

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