Three years ago, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland launched a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) initiative in four communities in Israel, including Beit Shean, Cleveland's sister city.
Liora Fieldman, 10, of Beachwood was selected by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF) in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Cleveland to join the PJ® Our Way National Design Team.
Back to school is always a stressful time. Our community was joined by expert panelists who offered proactive strategies, responses, and tips on how to help families manage stress.
Cleveland's Jewish community played an active role helping Soviet Jews emigrate from the Soviet Union and resettle in the United States, and especially in Cleveland, from the 1960s to the 1990s.
Irina Parkman emigrated Russia and came to Cleveland in order to escape persecution. She is able to still be connected to her Russian heritage through a partnership with the Cleveland Public Library.
The Jewish Federation of Cleveland will host a panel discussion on civility and discourse on college campuses at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Federation’s Community Relations Committee (CRC) and Sidney Z. Vincent Memorial Lecture.
Teaching English in Beit Shean, Israel proved to be an amazing and overwhelming experience for Sarah Marek - something that will stay with her for the rest of her life.
Dr. Maya Lugassi is the senior director of Pedagogy and Professional Development at Beit Yatziv, one of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) educational partners in Israel. She recently traveled to Cleveland as part of a delegation of Israeli educators, administrators, and municipal leadership to learn from Cleveland STEM education experts on ways to further implement STEM curriculum in Israel’s geographic and socio-economic periphery, including Cleveland’s sister community of Beit Shean and the Valley of Springs.
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.
Early on in my rabbinate, I decided I would officiate at weddings for interfaith couples if they agreed to have a Jewish family and raise Jewish children. I honestly hadn’t given the issue much thought and believed this was a typical position of many of my fellow Reform rabbinical colleagues. I remember one conversation in which the couple did not agree to these parameters and I refused to officiate at their wedding.