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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.

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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05/16/2018

Jewish Teens Grant $44,000 for Community Needs

Tags: Federation, PR, Teens

Jewish Teens Grant $44,000 for Community Needs

Forty Jewish high school juniors and seniors representing public and private high schools across Cleveland have come together to recommend grants totaling $44,000 to 14 organizations for crucial programs in the Jewish and general community through the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s 2017-2018 Maurice Saltzman Youth Panel.

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04/30/2018

Kohrman Receives Federation's Eisenman Award

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Kohrman Receives Federation's Eisenman Award

While receiving the Charles Eisenman Award from the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, S. Lee Kohrman addressed Jewish continuity, injustice and the importance of ensuring the U.S. and Israel become more just places in the future.

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04/23/2018

IDF Soldiers Help Commemorate Yom Hazikaron

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas, PR, Advocacy

IDF Soldiers Help Commemorate Yom Hazikaron

Cleveland’s Yom Hazikaron, or Israel’s Memorial Day, honored Israel Defense Forces soldiers killed in the line of duty as well as civilian victims, during a solemn ceremony April 17 at the Mandel Jewish Community Center’s Stonehill Auditorium in Beachwood.

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04/18/2018

Kohrman to Receive Eisenman Award, Dayan to Speak at Federation Annual Meeting

Tags: Federation, PR, Leadership, Awards

Kohrman to Receive Eisenman Award, Dayan to Speak at Federation Annual Meeting

S. Lee Kohrman, a longtime Jewish community volunteer, leader and lawyer, will receive the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s highest annual honor at the group’s 114th annual meeting April 26 at Fuchs Mizrachi School in Beachwood.

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04/18/2018

700 Attend Yom Hashoah Event at Park Synagogue

Tags: Federation, PR, Advocacy

700 Attend Yom Hashoah Event at Park Synagogue

Security for each Jewish federation is a “different animal,” Jim Harnett, director of community-wide security for the Jewish Federation of Cleveland told attendees at the beginning of the four-day Security Director’s Conference and PRT Training.

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04/16/2018

Cleveland Jewish Community Talks Opioid Addiction

Tags: Federation, PR

Cleveland Jewish Community Talks Opioid Addiction

People often don’t want to talk about uncomfortable topics, and the opioid epidemic isn’t an easy one. But the greater Cleveland Jewish community recently united to do just that.

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04/16/2018

S. Lee Kohrman to Receive 2018 Eisenman Award

Tags: Federation, PR

S. Lee Kohrman to Receive 2018 Eisenman Award

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland will continue a 90+ year tradition recognizing a leader in the community for their exceptional civic contributions through the Charles Eisenman Award. This year’s recipient is S. Lee Kohrman of Beachwood. The Federation will honor Kohrman and celebrate the strength of our community at the 114th Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 26 at 7:30 pm at Fuchs Mizrachi School (26600 Shaker Blvd, Pepper Pike). All are welcome to attend this free event.

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04/13/2018

Federation Security Experts Collaborate During Cleveland Conference

Tags: Federation, PR, Security

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Security for each Jewish federation is a “different animal,” Jim Harnett, director of community-wide security for the Jewish Federation of Cleveland told attendees at the beginning of the four-day Security Director’s Conference and PRT Training.

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