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11/08/2022

Heather Schlang to Receive Prestigious Irene Zehman Volunteer Award

Tags: Federation, Women, Philanthropy, Awards

Heather Schlang to Receive Prestigious Irene Zehman Volunteer Award

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland announced today that Heather Schlang is the 2022 recipient of the Irene Zehman Volunteer Award. Each year, the Federation recognizes a Jewish woman or group of women who demonstrate the highest ideals and practices of volunteer service on behalf of the Jewish and/or general community. Schlang, a community volunteer and Chair of Share What You Wear (SWYW), a project of the National Council of Jewish Women/Cleveland (NCJW/CLE), will be honored at the Federation’s Women IN Philanthropy MaIN Event on December 1.

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10/03/2022

Keeping Our Jewish Community Strong: Endow Your Annual Gifts

Tags: Federation, Campaign, Philanthropy

Keeping Our Jewish Community Strong: Endow Your Annual Gifts

When you create an annual campaign endowment fund, the principle is invested, and a percentage is distributed to the organization each year to support the agency’s annual fund. This ensures that a gift is made in your name every year to the organizations you care for most.

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06/28/2022

Engaging Youth Secures Futures of Charitable Organizations

Tags: Federation, Philanthropy, Young Adults

The longevity of many charitable organizations depends on the next generations stepping up and continuing to support these causes and the communities they serve. In order to secure young supporters, the organizations must appeal to them and that often means adapting to evolving communication methods.

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06/27/2022

Beneficiary Designations – Easy Way to Create Legacy

Tags: Federation, Blog, Philanthropy

You want to leave a meaningful legacy but don’t know how. Your answer will reflect your personal values, priorities, family and less importantly, your financial situation. A charitable bequest is perhaps the most tangible way to express your values while leaving a lasting impact on your community and the organizations that mean the most to you. While you can certainly use a will or trust to provide a charitable bequest, a beneficiary designation may be an even better and easier choice

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03/18/2022

When There's a Will, There's a Way

Tags: Federation, Blog, Philanthropy

Carol Wolf

As a philanthropic planning professional, I see how wonderful people feel when they create personal legacy plans. It is so satisfying to help people discover how they can make a lasting impact and continue supporting their community into the future.

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03/01/2022

Paying It Forward

Tags: Federation, Philanthropy

Paying It Forward

Like many, Larry Mack’s early memories of tzedakah are tied to the iconic blue Jewish National Fund (JNF) boxes. His family had one at home, and he can still remember when the representative from JNF visited and opened the box with her special key and counted the money they had raised right in front of them. Similarly, at Sunday school at the Temple Tifereth-Israel there was a collection box for Keren-Ami, and Larry brought in coins each week to do his part, reinforcing the lesson that the Jewish people care for one another.

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03/01/2022

jHUB Creates a Big Tent for All

Tags: Federation, Philanthropy

jHUB Creates a Big Tent for All

jHUB’s mission is to provide a new way for interfaith couples and families to comfortably explore, discover, and personalize the meaning of Jewish culture and values.

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03/01/2022

Serendipitous or Beshert

Tags: Federation, Philanthropy

Serendipitous or Beshert

Erwin’s only wish was to enable Jewish children to access a formal education, which he will now do for generations to come.

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03/01/2022

Sharon and Jamie Lebovitz: Different Roots...Same Values

Tags: Federation, Philanthropy

 Sharon and Jamie Lebovitz: Different Roots...Same Values

Starting as young parents, Sharon and Jamie taught their children about tzedakah, gratitude, and personal responsibility. Now grandparents, they continue to celebrate and honor their own parents’ different lives and histories with a commitment to teaching these shared values through their actions.

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02/18/2022

Do Your Homework Before Embarking on Philanthropy

Tags: Federation, Blog, Philanthropy

Do Your Homework Before Embarking on Philanthropy

Donors new to philanthropy or wishing to expand their portfolios of giving may wish to consider several factors when choosing areas and charities for their funds.

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