12/02/2019

A Lasting Friendship Through the Tragedies of the Holocaust

Tags: Federation, Advocacy, Women

A Lasting Friendship Through the Tragedies of the Holocaust

In the late 1940's, cousins Rachelle Malcmacher Korland and Anne Malcmacher Adelman; Fran Dorfsman Spike; Edie Miller Block; Ruth Bergrin Gordon; and Shirley Frum Cohen were born in Feldafing, the largest “Displaced Persons” (DP) camp in Germany created for Holocaust survivors. For nearly 70 years, these six women have remained friends. In fact, at least once a month, these Jewish Clevelanders get together for lunch, dinner, or just to talk.

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12/02/2019

Five Questions with Moish Tohn

Tags: Federation, Education

Five Questions with Moish Tohn

In 2015, Moish Tohn led the transformation of Mosdos Ohr Hatorah into Yeshiva Derech Hatorah (YDT). Today YDT is a Federation beneficiary agency candidate and one of the shining examples of the legacy of respected community leader, Mendy Klein z”l, whom Moish called a ‘giant’ of a man.

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12/02/2019

Safety in Numbers

Tags: Federation, PR, Security, Video

Safety in Numbers

In the face of the growing threat from anti-Semitism and xenophobia, increased security throughout Jewish Cleveland is no longer an option; it’s a necessity. From increasing the number of highly trained officers hired to patrol our community to encouraging and training on sophisticated security protocols at more community locations, Federation is dedicating significant resources towards keeping our community open and welcoming to anyone who wishes to live Jewishly.

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12/02/2019

Meet the New Cleveland ShinShinim

Tags: Federation, Video, Israel, Overseas, Young Adults, Teens

Meet the New Cleveland ShinShinim

Welcome Avigail, Alon, Ori, Guy, and Yuval! These five Israeli teens are spending the next year in Cleveland as part of the ShinShin program, a partnership between the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Overseas Connection Committee and @akiva, a Federation beneficiary agency.

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12/02/2019

The Impact of Onward Israel

Tags: Federation, Video, Israel, Overseas, Young Adults

The Impact of Onward Israel

Onward Israel is a two-month summer internship program in Tel Aviv for young adults to explore their professional passions while deepening their connection to Israel and their Jewish heritage. Here’s what a few alumni had to say about the experience of a lifetime.

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11/27/2019

Five Questions with Dr. Sima Goel

Tags: Federation, Women

Five Questions with Dr. Sima Goel

By age 17, Sima Goel had seen enough to know that increasing anti-Semitism had irreversibly changed her home country of Iran. Leaving behind her family, friends, and her life as she knew it, she undertook a harrowing journey to freedom that she documented in her book, Fleeing the Hijab: A Jewish Woman’s Escape From Iran.

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11/26/2019

Federation’s Campaign Reaches $26 Million with Weeks to Go

Tags: Federation, PR

Federation’s Campaign Reaches $26 Million with Weeks to Go

Counting down the days to the Dec. 11 closing of the 2020 Campaign for Jewish Needs, Jeffrey J. Wild said with 17 days left to raise funds, the campaign had garnered $26 million from 6,000 donors. The campaign closing event will be Dec. 11 at Fuchs Mizrachi School in Berachwood.

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11/25/2019

Remembering Barbara A. Mandel

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Remembering Barbara A. Mandel

We are saddened to share the loss of Barbara Mandel z"l, a life-long volunteer, highly respected philanthropist, social justice advocate, wife of 70 years to Morton L. Mandel z”l, and Federation Life Trustee.

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11/25/2019

Thanksgiving Message from Erika B. Rudin-Luria

Tags: Federation, Holidays, Blogs

Jewish Federation of Clevleand

As we mark Thanksgiving and enter the December holiday season, I want to take a few minutes to say thank you.

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11/25/2019

Katerina Rouzina Named 2019-2020 Roslyn Z. Wolf-JDC International Fellow

Tags: Young Adults, Israel, Overseas, Federation

Katerina Rouzina Named 2019-2020 Roslyn Z. Wolf-JDC International Fellow

Katerina “Katya” Rouzina has been named the 2019-2020 Roslyn Z. Wolf Cleveland-JDC International Fellow. In this capacity, Katya will spend one year in Kharkov, Ukraine, working with the local Jewish community to plan and facilitate youth camps, Shabbat programming, leadership training platforms and community-wide programs. Established in 2003 by the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, JDC (the global Jewish humanitarian organization), and the JDC Entwine Global Jewish Service Corps, the Roslyn Z. Wolf Cleveland-JDC International Fellowship is part of a cohort of nine young JDC Entwine Global Jewish Service Corps Fellows deployed around the world to address global issues through JDC and its partners.

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