4 Reasons Why
Our community, our campaign
Every year, our community comes together as one to raise money for the Campaign for Jewish Needs: the annual fundraising campaign that ensures our community’s vitality and vibrancy in the year ahead. We work together to make the world better. This year, we need to do a little bit more.
Our Federation is the only Jewish organization that considers the needs of our community as a whole and plans for its future.
#1 We aspire to leave no one behind
36% of our Jewish Cleveland Households say they are just managing finacially
We are a strong community yet there are people who live next door to us who are suffering. We provide a safety net for Jews in need, no matter who they are or where they live. Around the corner, and across the globe, we are feeding the hungry, comforting the sick, and caring for the elderly. At every stage of life, we are here to help.
TOGETHER, WE CHANGE LIVES
#2 We safeguard our community
2/3 of religious-based hate crimes target Jews, according to the FBI
Anti-Semitism is on the rise. That’s why we work with our national and international partners to ensure the safety and security of Jews living around the world. Right here at home, we are safeguarding our local facilities and the people who use them so that we can all feel comfortable living our Jewish lives. We cannot take our comfort for granted.
TOGETHER, WE ARE PREPARED
#3 We support Israel
39 college campuses are expected to battled student-led divestment efforts this school year
Right now, the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement (BDS) threatens to delegitimize the State of Israel, with growing support on our college campuses. We are helping young adults build strong Jewish identities by deepening their connection to Israel through personal experiences and providing the tools needed to stand up and speak out for what they believe in. We are proud to be Jewish Cleveland and support Israel.
TOGETHER, WE STAND UNITED
#4 We ensure a Jewish future
110+ years our Federation has been a community cornerstone, strengthening our local and global Jewish world
We believe every voice matters. That’s why we work to build a unified Jewish community. We support education, advocacy and community building activities to unite community members to care for each other and secure our Jewish life, today, and for generations to follow.
WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER