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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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06/26/2015

Jenna's Onward Israel Experience

Tags: Onward, Israel, Overseas, Young Adults, Women, Blog, I-connect

Jenna's Onward Israel Experience

Meet Jenna. She’s a Clevelander who attends Ohio University, but this summer she’s interning in Israel! Jenna is a participant with Onward Israel Cleveland, a program that allows 20-25 year olds to spend their summers living, working, and playing for 8 weeks in Tel Aviv. Follow Jenna’s journey on this blog each week, and to learn more about all Israel opportunities, visit I-connect page.

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06/24/2015

June Update from Women's Philanthropy

Tags: Women, Blog

June Update from Women's Philanthropy

I remember my first day of work after college vividly. My manager sat me down for an introductory chat and stated flatly, “if it’s going well, don’t screw it up.”

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06/24/2015

Our Federation Story: In our DNA

Tags: Women, Blog

Our Federation Story: In our DNA

I grew up at the largest reform temple in North America, Temple Israel, in West Bloomfield, Michigan. As the great-granddaughter of a founding member, all of the major milestones in my life occurred there.

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06/10/2015

Meet a New Jew – In Person!

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

Meet a New Jew – In Person!

You know every Jew in Cleveland, right? Eh, probably not. It might feel like you know everyone, but with Cleveland’s summer parties upon us, you can expand your social circle or even meet the love of your life.

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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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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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