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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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05/22/2015

Women's Luncheon Draws 800

Tags: Women, Federation, Leadership, Young Adults

Women's Luncheon Draws 800

An afternoon to remember! More than 800 Jewish Cleveland women gathered in celebration at the Women's Spring Luncheon, featuring Cleveland native and COO of Instagram, Inc. Marne Levine.

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05/22/2015

Mazel Tov, The Terrific Trio

Tags: Awards, Women, Federation

Mazel Tov, The Terrific Trio

Mazel Tov to The Gathering Place Warehouse’s Terrific Trio – Ellen Neye, Margo Roth, and Marcia Schumann – this year’s recipient of the Irene Zehman Award for excellence in volunteer service. Learn more about the Terrific Trio’s accomplishments in this short video.

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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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