The Cleveland Israel Arts Connection (CIAC) celebrates experiences that deepen our Jewish identity and share the beauty of Israel with everyone in our community through dance, film, music, literature, theater and the visual arts.
We did it! Together, over 9,700 community members raised more than $32.7 million to help care for our local and global Jewish community. What we do matters and every dollar makes a difference!
Twenty years ago, Cleveland entered into a strategic partnership with the Jewish Community of St. Petersburg, Russia, to help sustain and renew Jewish life in a city where Judaism was forbidden for seventy years of Communist rule.
Two years ago, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland began a partnership with the local St. Clair-Superior neighborhood to share successful community development models through entrepreneurship, demographic growth, youth engagement, and more from Cleveland’s sister city - Beit Shean, Israel and the Valley of Springs, the region surrounding Beit Shean.
Our biggest Big Event yet! Thank you to the 400+ young adults who celebrated in style at the YLD Big Event, our signature fundraising event of the year. It was a night we'll never forget with drinks, eats, live music, plus a hilarious performance by Cleveland comedian Mike Polk, Jr.
Jewish Cleveland women innovate, impact, and inspire! Nearly 250 Lion of Judah, Pomegranate, and Ben-Gurion Society donors celebrated philanthropy at our second annual Women’s Philanthropy Signature Event.
It was a night to remember as 300+ community members joined us at our 2018 Campaign for Jewish Needs Launch Event to celebrate “Inspiration Around the World.” Four dynamic speakers wowed us with their stories about the work that is made possible with our community’s support of the Campaign.
“Everything is special when you treat it in the eyes of art.”
The Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Community Relations Committee (CRC) held its third annual Tu B’Shevat Seder celebrating a shared Earth and the new year of the trees. It brought together more than 100 community members from many faiths and religions.
Through Masa Israel, a program funded through I-Connect, an initiative of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, young adults like Mara are able to pick their perfect Israel travel experience.