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01/14/2021

YLD Names New Board Chair, Adds Nine New Members to its Board

Tags: Federation, Young Adults

YLD Names New Board Chair, Adds Nine New Members to its Board

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Young Leadership Division (YLD) announced the appointment of Abbie Pappas as board chair, effective January 2021. Pappas served as YLD’s board vice chair last year and she succeeds Cameron Orlean in the board chair role. YLD connects Jewish young adults, ages 22 – 45, to each other and the community through social, volunteer, leadership, and philanthropic activities.

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01/12/2021

Upcoming Events for You

Tags: Federation, YLD, Arts, Advocacy

Upcoming Events for You

Check out our upcoming events, including a virtual tour of Cleveland's sister cities, a three-part program about “Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Contemporary Israeli Cinema,” and a panel discussion of community leaders from the Black, Latinx, and Jewish communities.

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01/10/2021

Reflecting on Last Week

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During this week’s Shabbat, we reflected on the events of the past week. We feel it is important to share some additional thoughts with you and ask for your help.

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01/08/2021

YLD One-Click Trips

Tags: Federation, Young Adults

YLD One-Click Trips

Do you miss traveling? Join YLD and Cleveland shlicha, Li-or Gersht, for virtual trips to our sister cities of Beit Shean, Israel and St. Petersburg, Russia!

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01/07/2021

A Special Shabbat Blessing

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As we prepare for the first Shabbat after New Year's Day 2021, we are reminded of this special blessing – a variation of which can be found in every Jewish prayer book – for our country, its leaders and advisors, and our fellow citizens:

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01/06/2021

Statement: Riot at the U.S. Capitol Building

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Statement: Riot at the U.S. Capitol Building

We pray for the safety of all Members of Congress, their staff and the law enforcement who are protecting them. We thank Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman, and Governor Mike DeWine for their strong statements and join them in urging an end to the violence. We also unequivocally condemn any elected official trying to advance a position by claiming that Adolf Hitler was “right.” Violent unlawful protests and hate-fueled rhetoric have no place in our democratic society.

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01/04/2021

WATCH: Festival of Song

Tags: Federation, Live, Holidays, Arts, Video

WATCH: Festival of Song

Jewish Federation of Cleveland was joined by Cantor Rebecca Carmi and her family, alongside pianist Laura Silverman to perform a medley of Chanukah songs for our community for Festival of Song.

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12/28/2020

Making a Nutritional Lunch Program for Seniors Possible

Tags: Federation, Here for Good News, Volunteer

Making a Nutritional Lunch Program for Seniors Possible

The Mandel Jewish Community Center’s longstanding Lunch Plus program has shifted operations during the COVID-19 pandemic to continue to meet the needs of Greater Cleveland’s vulnerable senior population.

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12/28/2020

Young Family Connects to Judaism Through jHUB

Tags: Federation, Families, Here for Good News

Molly and Steve first learned about jHUB online. They had recently moved to Cleveland (Molly grew up here, but Steve is from the west coast) and were looking to connect. Molly is Jewish, and Steve does not identify with any faith. When they came to Cleveland, they were looking for other similar couples with whom they could connect, so they signed up for the jHUB newsletter and started learning about jHUB events. They came to an event for young adults and were excited to meet other similar couples with whom they could become friends. They also went on the Cleveland Honeymoon Israel trip, and during that that immersive experience they forged strong bonds with 19 other couples. After the trip, Molly and Steve continued to come to jHUB events. They also regularly meet with their Honeymoon Israel friends for Shabbat, book club, and other gatherings.

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12/28/2020

The West Side Community Food Co-op: A Response to COVID-19

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The West Side Community Food Co-op: A Response to COVID-19

From social action campaigns to development work, Mariely Luengo has always been an activist and leader. A native of Puerto Rico raised in a Sephardi home, Mariely has been working independently in the Greater Cleveland nonprofit sector and leaving her mark on Jewish Cleveland since she arrived four years ago. A member of YLD and part of a 248 Community Action Network cohort, she is a testament to terrific leadership development by Federation-funded initiatives. She delivered a moving presentation at this year’s annual meeting and was named as one of the co-chairs for this year’s Super Sunday.

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