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03/07/2016

Russian Young Leader Finds Jewish Identity

Tags: Young Adults, Overseas, Leadership

Russian Young Leader Finds Jewish Identity

I grew up in Tomsk, Siberia (formerly part of the Soviet Union). Unlike Cleveland, Tomsk has a very small Jewish community with just one synagogue. Many of the Jews who live here don’t call themselves Jews. Some are scared to reveal this because it brings back memories of anti-Semitism. For others like my parents, it doesn’t mean much because they were raised under the Soviet Union where religion was outlawed. To them, their Jewish identity is not important.

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03/03/2016

Starrfield Receives Yanowitz Award

Tags: Federation, Young Adults, PR

Starrfield Receives Yanowitz Award

Erica G. Starrfield of Pepper Pike has been awarded the 2015 Bennett and Donna Yanowitz Leadership Award by the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. The award recognizes and honors an outstanding young individual who has demonstrated commitment, involvement, and leadership within Cleveland’s Jewish community. Starrfield was presented the award at the Federation’s Board meeting on February 29.

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03/03/2016

Resilient Relationship

Tags: Federation, Overseas, Israel, Young Adults

Resilient Relationship

Through long times and across long distances, Joshua Davidson and Rebecca Richman's love flourished.

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03/01/2016

jHUB Connects Interfaith Families

Tags: Federation, Interfaith, Young Adults, Family, Interfaith, Education

jHUB Connects Interfaith Families

When Emma and Brandon met and fell in love, their different faiths didn’t stop them from getting married and starting a family.

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02/24/2016

Jewish Camp in FSU

Tags: Overseas, Russia, Young Adults, Federation

Jewish Camp in FSU

Many Jewish children in the former Soviet Union grow up unaffiliated. Summer camp, as discussed earlier this month at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Mandel Building in Beachwood, is a key way for those Jews to connect with their heritage.

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02/23/2016

Birthright Eligibility Expanded

Tags: Federation, Young Adults, PR, Israel, Overseas, Beit Shean

Birthright Eligibility Expanded

CLEVELAND – Do you know a Jewish Clevelander, ages 22 to 26, who is ready for a travel experience unlike any other? If so, they might be eligible for Birthright Israel, a free 10-day trip to Israel for Cleveland residents from June 20 – June 30, 2016. Complete the Interest Form now.

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02/22/2016

Become a Masa Israel Teaching Fellow

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

Become a Masa Israel Teaching Fellow

Become a Masa Israel Teaching Fellow (MITF)! Teach English to students in Israel and spend one year immersed in an authentic, small Israeli city.

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02/12/2016

YLD Names New Chair, Vice Chair

Tags: Federation, Young Adults, PR

YLD Names New Chair, Vice Chair

CLEVELAND – The Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Young Leadership Division (YLD) announces the appointment of Rachel Weinberg as Board Chair, Barry Guttman as Vice Chair, and 11 new members to join its board.

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02/10/2016

3 Ways to Travel to Israel Right Now

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

3 Ways to Travel to Israel Right Now

If you are a young Jewish Clevelander interested in Israel travel experiences, we have 3 great ways to get you to Israel this summer. Applications are being accepted now. Join us!

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01/27/2016

Jewish Cleveland Trivia Night

Tags: Israel, Overseas, Young Adults

Jewish Cleveland Trivia Night

Over sixty young adults, ages 20-40, including Birthright and Onward Israel alumni, connected over an evening of fun at Trivia Night at Negative Space Gallery in downtown Cleveland.

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