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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12/28/2020

Celebrating Hebrew Education During COVID-19

Tags: Federation, Teens, Families, Here for Good News

Celebrating Hebrew Education During COVID-19

Hebrew at @akiva, a Federation beneficiary agency, has evolved into a multifaceted program designed to reach Jewish Cleveland teens on their own time and in a way that works for them as individuals. While some teens choose to come twice a week for two hour classes, others study in person only once a week, finishing the balance of required curriculum online. For many teens, studying Hebrew @akiva allows them to earn high school foreign language credit as well. In either case, one of the hallmarks of @akiva is the personal relationships that we as educators are able to build with our learners and their parents.

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12/28/2020

Personalized Connections through Cleveland Shin Shinim

Tags: Federation, Here for Good News, Israel, Overseas, Teens

Personalized Connections through Cleveland Shin Shinim

Each year, the core of @akiva's teen engagement work is our Shin Shinim program, where recent high school graduates from Israel join our community for the year to work with our high school students. The Shin Shinim become integral parts of our community, building relationships with their host families, the schools, and synagogues that they work in, and most of all, with the teens with whom they engage in one-on-one learning.

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12/28/2020

Providing Quality Jewish Education to All

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Providing Quality Jewish Education to All

Rabbi Shoshana Nyer, director of lifelong learning at Suburban Temple – Kol Ami, shares how support from the Jewish Education Center (JEC), a Federation beneficiary agency, has an impact on her career as a Jewish educator, as well as the congregants of her synagogue. Our community's support of the Campaign for Jewish Needs helps make the JEC's commitment to education and lifelong learning possible.

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12/28/2020

Continuing Quality Care to Bellefaire JCB Residents

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The onset of COVID-19 has placed many at risk, but none more so than those living in congregate care. This was of great concern to Bellefaire Jewish Children’s Bureau, a Federation beneficary agency, whose Shaker Heights campus is home to 90 individuals.

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12/28/2020

Families Find Creativity at the "Home of Happiness"

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Families Find Creativity at the "Home of Happiness"

With the Mandel JCC’s popular children’s overnight and day camps canceled during summer 2020 to prevent the spread of COVID-19, support from the Jewish Federation of Cleveland was critical in allowing the Mandel JCC to provide alternative programming. JCC staff developed an exciting lineup of Camp Wise Outdoor Fun Day programs. These unique offerings provide families and groups an opportunity to experience the magic of Camp Wise – the Home of Happiness for generations of Greater Cleveland children – while social distancing in the great outdoors.

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12/28/2020

Segula Meets Students' Individual Learning Needs

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Segula Meets Students' Individual Learning Needs

COVID-19 on student learning is one of the biggest challenges of this pandemic. Students have had to adjust to a completely new way of learning at a rapid speed. For children with special needs and their families, this has meant even more hurdles to overcome.

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12/24/2020

Statement: EU Court Decision to Uphold Ban on Kosher Slaughter

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Statement: EU Court Decision to Uphold Ban on Kosher Slaughter

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland strongly condemns the recent decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union to uphold a Belgian ban on ritual and kosher slaughter, enabling anti-Jewish laws to be enacted throughout Europe.

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12/15/2020

Accepting Nominations: Charles Eisenman Award

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The Charles Eisenman Award, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s highest civic honor, was first awarded in 1924 by the Jewish Federation of Cleveland to recognize individuals or organizations for exceptional civic contributions.

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12/14/2020

Exercise Care When Discussing Estate Plan with Family

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Exercise Care When Discussing Estate Plan with Family

Communicating with family during the estate planning process can help mitigate any issues and make it easier for important decisions to be made.

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