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05/06/2021

A Yom Hashoah Tradition at Hillel at Kent State University

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On March 10, 2020, Kent State University cancelled all in-person classes and events for the rest of the semester due to Covid-19 and encouraged all students to return to their hometowns, if able. As the Hillel staff maintained communication with the now displaced Jewish student campus community, it became evident that no other student body had a support system in place like the Jewish community.

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05/05/2021

Apply Now: LEADS 2021

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Apply Now: LEADS 2021

Applications are now being accepted for LEADS 2021.

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05/03/2021

Learning Strength, Respect, and Teamwork with Horvitz YouthAbility

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Learning Strength, Respect, and Teamwork with Horvitz YouthAbility

It was a beautiful summer day and Ted had great tickets to Progressive Field for a baseball game. But he didn’t go. He didn’t want to. He wanted to spend the day with his fellow Horvitz YouthAbility ambassadors picking up trash at Edgewater Beach.

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05/03/2021

Federation Task Force Seeks to Ease Grieving in COVID-19

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Federation Task Force Seeks to Ease Grieving in COVID-19

When Anita Gray lost her ex-husband and friend of 50 years, Alvin L. Gray, in late March 2020, she felt as if she and her family were on a cold, foreign planet.

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04/30/2021

Upcoming Events for You

Tags: Federation, Young Families, Young Adults, Women

Upcoming Events for You

We hope to see you at our upcoming events! During the month of May, we'll discuss the importance of integrating wellness during times of uncertainty, celebrate Shavuot with ice cream, launch a new book club for young adults, and more!

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04/27/2021

Family Finds Support at Bellefaire JCB

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Andrew has been a resident in the Monarch Boarding Academy at Bellefaire JCB, a Federation beneficiary agency, since he was fifteen years old.

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04/26/2021

Health Care Systems Receive Federation’s Eisenman Award

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Health Care Systems Receive Federation’s Eisenman Award

In a celebration and commemoration of the year prior, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland highlighted its successful programming and efforts performed under COVID-19 and awarded its highest honor for exceptional civic contributions to the staffs of Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth System and University Hospitals, all in Cleveland, during its 117th annual meeting April 21.

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04/23/2021

Our Safety Net in Times of Crisis

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Our Safety Net in Times of Crisis

After the devastation of World War II, the leaders of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland came together and decided that they would create an endowment fund so that if and when an unknown crisis in the future arose, the community would be prepared and able to act. Since that time, the Unrestricted Endowment Fund has been Jewish Cleveland’s safety net that has supported our beneficiaries in times of economic downturns, helped to defend Israel when it has been under attack, and assisted Jewish and general communities throughout the United States and the world when natural disasters such as fires, earthquakes, and hurricanes have wrought destruction.

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04/22/2021

The Staff of Cleveland Clinic, The MetroHealth System, and University Hospitals Receive Charles Eisenman Award

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The Staff of Cleveland Clinic, The MetroHealth System, and University Hospitals Receive Charles Eisenman Award

– The Jewish Federation of Cleveland announced that the staff of Cleveland Clinic, The MetroHealth System, and University Hospitals have been named the 97th recipients of the Charles Eisenman Award, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s highest civic honor for outstanding contributions to our community. The Federation recognized these three healthcare systems and celebrated our community at the 117th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, April 21.

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04/22/2021

Federation Good Deeds Day Surpasses Donation Goals

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Federation Good Deeds Day Surpasses Donation Goals

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland received well over its initial goal for its Good Deeds Day celebration April 18, with more than 165 casseroles and 1,000 pounds of food items donated.

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