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10/22/2015

My St. Petersburg Journey

Tags: Russia, Overseas, Young Adults, Leadership, Blog

My St. Petersburg Journey

Jewish Clevelander Alexandra is in St. Petersburg, Russia. She is a JDC Entwine volunteer with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Commmitee (JDC), a Federation partner, teaching English and Hebrew to local students participating in a joint YESOD/Jewish Agency camp called TIUL International.

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10/22/2015

A Visit to our Sister City of St. Petersburg, Russia

Tags: Russia, Overseas, Young Adults, Leadership, Blog

A Visit to our Sister City of St. Petersburg, Russia

Barry Feldman, Chair of the St. Petersburg Partnership Subcommittee, shared the following message to his fellow volunteer leaders serving on the Federation's Overseas Connections Committee. We invite you to read his message, and be inspired by the work that we do in our sister city of St. Petersburg, Russia to renew Jewish life where it was once forbidden.

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09/23/2015

Fashion Forward

Tags: Russia, Overseas, Leadership, Young Adults, Federation, PR

Jewish Young professionals from St. Petersburg, Russia combine Cleveland connections with “kosher” fashion to advance both their community and themselves

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09/18/2015

jHUB Offers Path to Jewish Connection

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

Many families are searching for their path to a Jewish connection and celebration, said Rabbi Melinda Mersack of Solon.

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09/17/2015

Interfaith event prepares families for High Holy Days

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

Interfaith event prepares families for High Holy Days

Little ones and their families learned all about Rosh Hashanah during an interfaith event co-sponsored by jHUB and Park Synagogue in Cleveland Heights and Pepper Pike. At “Heading into the High Holidays – Let’s Get Ready to Celebrate,” held last month at Horseshoe Lake Pavilion in Shaker Heights, families gathered for Rosh Hashanah activities including singing, story time and a trip to the lake.

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09/17/2015

All About jHUB

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

Melinda Mersack at jHUB High Holiday Event.

Little ones and their families learned all about Rosh Hashanah during an interfaith event co-sponsored by jHUB and Park Synagogue in Cleveland Heights and Pepper Pike. At “Heading into the High Holidays – Let’s Get Ready to Celebrate,” held last month at Horseshoe Lake Pavilion in Shaker Heights, families gathered for Rosh Hashanah activities including singing, story time and a trip to the lake.

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09/11/2015

Standing Up for What You Believe In

Tags: Campaign, Federation, Advocacy, Young Adults, Blog

Standing Up for What You Believe In

I am Daniel Pearlman and I grew up here, in Solon. From an early age, my identity was shaped by the Jewish Cleveland community. I went to preschool at Jewish Day Nursery, affiliated with Bellefaire, a Federation partner. Of course, I didn’t know that at the time. All I knew was that I loved the environment around me. Even today, I am still close with some of my preschool friends.

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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

Students, Young Professionals Fight BDS

Tags: Israel, Young Adults, Teens, Overseas, Advocacy

Students, Young Professionals Fight BDS

Something new is happening at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. It’s called the Israel Advocacy Fellows Program and it’s one of the most important efforts our Community Relations Committee (CRC) is working on today.

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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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