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05/15/2018

Backpacks Full of Good

Tags: Federation, Young Adults, Family, Teens, Volunteer

Backpacks Full of Good

Securing our community is one of the top priorities of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. Thanks to a generous donation from Barb and Abe Miller, the Federation will be distributing 550 Project Safe Classroom Backpacks to Jewish Cleveland classrooms, including all Jewish Cleveland day schools, religious schools, and early childhood centers. Over the course of two days, students from Yavne School for Girls and Fuchs Mizrachi School – Federation beneficiary agencies – as well as members of our Young Leadership Division (YLD) volunteered their time to fill the backpacks with medical and emergency supplies and safety equipment.

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05/07/2018

Community Members Celebrate at First-Ever IsraelFest!

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas, Family

Community Members Celebrate at First-Ever IsraelFest!

The Israel at 70 celebration continued yesterday as nearly 2,000 people from across our diverse community came together at IsraelFest!, a first-of-its-kind festival here in Jewish Cleveland!

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03/13/2018

Jewish Cleveland Families Share their Best Bedtime Rituals

Tags: Federation, Education, Family

Jewish Cleveland Families Share their Best Bedtime Rituals

Whether you love it or dread it, each family has their own unique bedtime routine for their children. Check out some of these ideas and tips from local Jewish Cleveland parents that are sure to make you smile.

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03/01/2018

Stress Knows No International Borders

Tags: Family, Philanthropy, Federation, PR, Kids, Families, Overseas, Israel

Stress Knows No International Borders

Believe it or not, children from across the country and around the globe are experiencing similar types of stress. Factors like living below the poverty line, having dysfunctional families, or experiencing trauma know no geographic boundaries. Left unattended, this stress can negatively affect a child’s school performance, social well-being, and ultimately, their future success as an adult.

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02/27/2018

5 Ideas for a Child-Friendly Seder

Tags: Education, Family, Women, Young Leadership

5 Ideas for a Child-Friendly Seder

At the center of Passover is the Seder, a 15-step meal involving ritual items, stories, and food. The Passover Seder is meant to be an inclusive experience for people of all ages. Young children are encouraged to participate through such traditions as the singing of The Four Questions and the searching for the Afikomen.

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02/21/2018

One Happy Camper Grants Happiness for Hundreds Each Year

Tags: Family, Philanthropy, Federation, PR

One Happy Camper Grants Happiness for Hundreds Each Year

As families search to give their children a memorable summer experience, Jewish overnight camp offers an opportunity to build relationships and embrace Jewish values. Nonetheless, the cost of attendance can be overwhelming, barring families from exploring the sleepaway scene.

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02/08/2018

My Jewish Learning: An Old Story for Modern Times

Tags: Family, Education, Interfaith, Partners

My Jewish Learning: An Old Story for Modern Times

A long time ago in medieval Spain, there were three great religious leaders. Saladin was the leader of Muslims. Don Pedro led the Christians. And, the Jews were led by Ephraim Santzi. These leaders wanted to know which of their faiths was the true religion of the one God. Ephraim, in an attempt to answer the question and not offend his colleagues, responded with a story.

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01/11/2018

My Jewish Learning: What’s in a Name?

Tags: Family, Education, Interfaith, Partners

My Jewish Learning: What’s in a Name?

Babies, babies, babies! It seems like I’m learning of a new birth or pregnancy daily. I love hearing these couples’ good news, celebrating with them, witnessing the love and excitement, hope and anticipation of discovering who these new souls will become and what their future accomplishments will be. Each new baby brings new opportunities, new possibilities, new joys.

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01/11/2018

Young Families: Meet the Bell Family

Tags: Federation, Education, Family, Women, Young Adults

Young Families: Meet the Bell Family

What's Jacki Bell's one piece of advice for young families? Be patient! "Kids are really smart, so often times I can talk through an issue with my 3 year old. Plus, it's all a phase and they don't last long." Meet Jackie and her family now:

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12/14/2017

My Jewish Learning: When Your Role Model Disappoints You

Tags: Family, Education, Interfaith, Partners

My Jewish Learning: When Your Role Model Disappoints You

He lied to me. Yep, that’s right. A person I looked up to and admired lied straight to my face. At first, I was pretty ticked off. Then, I felt disappointed. Later, I was just plain sad. I’m not really sure how to process this. I want to resolve my feelings, but am finding it difficult to get past this moment.

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