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Find News and Press for the Jewish Federation of Cleveland here. Rebecca Stolarsky, our Communications and Public Relations Manager, is always available to serve members of the media. Please contact Rebecca at or 216-593-2877.

08/14/2018

Announcing the YLD Microgrant Program Recipients

Tags: Federation, PR, Young Adults

Announcing the YLD Microgrant Program Recipients

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland announced today its third cohort of Young Leadership Division (YLD) Microgrant Program recipients. With the YLD Microgrant Program, YLD hopes to create a thriving, vibrant Jewish Cleveland young adult community by empowering individuals or groups to create, plan, and host experiences for Jewish Clevelanders (ages 22-45).

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08/09/2018

Federation Launches Annual Campaign on August 29

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Federation Launches Annual Campaign on August 29

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland will launch the 2019 Campaign for Jewish Needs on Wednesday, August 29 at a special event that will be open to the public that evening at 7:00 pm at the Mandel JCC Stonehill Auditorium (26001 S. Woodland Road in Beachwood). The Campaign for Jewish Needs is the Federation’s annual fundraising campaign that serves Clevelanders from our local and global Jewish community.

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07/26/2018

Fir Street Cemetery Becomes Cleveland Historical Landmark

Tags: Federation, PR, Cemeteries

Fir Street Cemetery Becomes Cleveland Historical Landmark

The second-oldest Jewish cemetery in Cleveland is now a historical landmark, thanks to Cleveland City Council and the residents of Cleveland’s Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood.

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07/05/2018

Federation Allocates $34.6M to Jewish Causes

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After raising a record $32.7 million in its 2018 Campaign for Jewish Needs last fall, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s board of trustees unanimously approved allocation of those funds and more to a range of international, national and local Jewish causes June 27.

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06/22/2018

On the Grill’ Serves Conflict at Israeli Party at Dobama Theatre

Tags: Federation, PR, Arts, Israel, Overseas

On the Grill’ Serves Conflict at Israeli Party at Dobama Theatre

In Israel, like in the United States, Independence Day is often celebrated with family and friends around the grill. But it’s also a time for tension in a new play from Israel that received its North American debut at Dobama Theatre last night.

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06/19/2018

YLD Microgrant Program Applications Now Open

Tags: Federation, PR, Young Adults

YLD Microgrant Program Applications Now Open

Applications are now open for the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Young Leadership Division (YLD) Microgrant Program.

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06/07/2018

Watch: Community Leader Recalls the Forming of the State of Israel

Tags: Federation, PR, Israel, Overseas

Watch: Community Leader Recalls the Forming of the State of Israel

At age 21, Albert Ratner experienced the birth of Israel in 1948. 70 years later, he continues to support and love what Israel is and what it stands for. We had the honor to spend time with the Federation Life Trustee to hear his thoughts on Israel today and the beginning of the Jewish state.

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06/07/2018

Federation Women’s Philanthropy Luncheon Draws 450

Tags: Federation, PR, Women, Volunteer

Federation Women’s Philanthropy Luncheon Draws 450

The cause that drove Judi Kovach, co-founder and chair of the Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank, to embrace the value of tikkun olam is children’s access to books, however she said others should work to find a cause that inspires them toward that same Jewish value.

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06/06/2018

Watch: Jewish Cemetery Could Become Official Cleveland Landmark

Tags: Federation, PR, Cemeteries

Watch: Jewish Cemetery Could Become Official Cleveland Landmark

To some, the sight of a cemetery invokes fear, and symbolizes death, but not for everyone in the EcoVillage neighborhood, near Fir Street Cemetery on Cleveland's west side.

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05/18/2018

Judi Kovach to Receive Prestigious Irene Zehman Award

Tags: Federation, PR, Awards, Women, Volunteer

Judi Kovach to Receive Prestigious Irene Zehman Award

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland announced that Judi Kovach, Co-Founder and Chair of the Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank, is the 2018 recipient of the Irene Zehman Award.

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