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11/04/2022

Upcoming Events for You

Tags: Federation, Young Families, Overseas, Arts, Young Adults, Israel, Volunteer

Upcoming Events for You

We hope to see you at one of our many November events! This month, we're welcoming the world-renowned Israel Philharmonic to Cleveland, celebrating the generosity of our community at 2023 Campaign for Jewish Needs events, volunteering together to make our community stronger, and more!

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11/03/2022

Israel Philharmonic Helps Federation Kick Off Israel’s 75th Anniversary

Tags: Federation, Israel, Arts

Israel Philharmonic Helps Federation Kick Off Israel’s 75th Anniversary

As the state of Israel approaches its 75th anniversary as an independent state on May 14, 2023, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland is kicking off a yearlong celebration of events with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

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10/21/2022

Dollars Given Locally Help Around the World, Too

Tags: Federation, Blog, Overseas, Israel

Dollars Given Locally Help Around the World, Too

Almost five weeks ago, I walked into the Addis Ababa airport to greet 209 Ethiopian Jews who were about to make aliyah, ending the wait their families had endured for generations – to fulfill the promise of making their way to Jerusalem “delivered on the wings of eagles.” The strength, courage and focus of these men, women, and children were every bit as steadfast as the wings on the airplane that was about to fly four hours to Israel, where their dreams would finally come true.

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10/20/2022

Meet the 2022 ShinShinim

Tags: Federation, Israel, Teens

Meet the 2022 ShinShinim

Each year, Jewish Cleveland is fortunate enough to have a group of high school graduates from Israel work in our day schools, synagogues, and throughout our community meeting and connecting our teens to Israel, the Hebrew language and Israeli culture. These young adults, known as ShinShinim, are part of the ShinShin program, a long-standing partnership between the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and @akiva, a Federation beneficiary agency.

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10/03/2022

Lapid Meeting 'Not Something We Take For Granted'

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas

Lapid Meeting 'Not Something We Take For Granted'

Prior to his U.N. General Assembly address, Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid met with about 35 leaders from the Jewish Federations of North America and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations Sept. 21, including current and former Clevelanders.

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09/19/2022

Beit Shean Group Listens, Learns During Visit To Area Sites

Tags: Federation, Israel

Beit Shean Group Listens, Learns During Visit To Area Sites

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland welcomed a delegation of young professionals from Cleveland’s sister city Beit Shean during the week of Sept. 6 through Sept. 13.

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09/06/2022

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra to Perform in Cleveland for First Time with New Music Director, Lahav Shani

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas, Arts

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra to Perform in Cleveland for First Time with New Music Director, Lahav Shani

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland will kick off the community’s “Israel at 75” celebration series with a performance by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) on November 12, 2022 at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Concert Hall - Severance Music Center. The IPO has performed in Cleveland only twice before – most recently in 2015.

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08/29/2022

Israeli Glass Artist Kaffeman Showcased at Federation, CIA

Tags: Federation, Arts, Israel

Israeli Glass Artist Kaffeman Showcased at Federation, CIA

As her exhibition “If You Thirst for a Homeland” is on display at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Roe Green Gallery in Beachwood, the Federation will bring Israeli glass artist Dafna Kaffeman for a one-week artist-in-residence stay from Sept. 6 through 11.

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08/26/2022

Teenshinim Spend Summer at Schechter in the Sun Camp

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas, Family

Teenshinim Spend Summer at Schechter in the Sun Camp

The Cleveland Jewish community welcomed six Teenshinim from the Israeli community of Beit Shean/Valley of Springs in early July – the first delegation from Israel to Cleveland in more than two years. The Teenshinim is a program for high school juniors interested in applying for a year of service in North America or Israel.

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08/25/2022

Onward Opens Doors for Clevelanders in Israel

Tags: Federation, Advocacy, Israel

Isaac Weiss traveled to Israel this summer for the fourth time, but this trip was different from any he had taken in the past.

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