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03/23/2021

Putting Yourself First: A College Student’s Advice on Wellness During Times of Stress

Tags: Federation, Young Adults, Teens

Putting Yourself First: A College Student’s Advice on Wellness During Times of Stress

If I could choose one word to characterize life for young adults right now, it would be uncertain. Being a college student is always uncertain; there is so much up in the air about our futures at all times. Living through a global pandemic only adds to the stress and uncertainty of exams, finding job opportunities, keeping on top of tasks, and just navigating life as a student.

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03/09/2021

Using Exercise to Reduce Stress in this Extra-Stressful Year

Tags: Federation, Young Adults, Families, Women, Teens

Using Exercise to Reduce Stress in this Extra-Stressful Year

There isn’t one person who hasn’t been affected by the stress of the past year. Whether it’s been challenges relating to health, finances, family – or any combination of the three – this year has carried a heavy burden for everyone in one way or another. As we move into this new year, finding ways to reduce stress and strengthen your physical and mental well-being isn’t just important, it’s vital.

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03/01/2021

Listen Now: Guided Meditations Just for You

Tags: Federation, Young Adults, Women, Families, Kids, Teens

Listen Now: Guided Meditations Just for You

Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Weekly Wellness series provides programming for every member of our community. We are excited to offer free access to Health Journeys' guided meditation audio offerings, meant to support your mind, body, and spirit during this time of physical distancing.

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02/04/2021

Introducing “Weekly Wellness”

Tags: Federation, Young Adults, Women, Families, Kids, Teens

Introducing “Weekly Wellness”

Two things Cleveland is known for is our long winters and our strong Jewish community. This year, the winter months seem to hang over our heads a little more than usual as we continue to live physically distanced during the COVID-19 pandemic. The coping mechanisms we used in the warmer months like walks, hikes, and other outdoor activities, are not as feasible for many of us.

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02/02/2021

Congregational Learning Has a New Look During a Pandemic

Tags: Federation, Teens, Families

Congregational Learning Has a New Look During a Pandemic

The world of education changed overnight with the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic – and synagogue educational programs were not immune. Thanks to the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland (JEC), a Federation beneficiary agency, students in Cleveland and across the country were able to continue their studies through a new and innovative learning approach.

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01/26/2021

Teens Making a Difference: Saltzman Youth Panel Blog

Tags: Federation, Teens, Philanthropy, Blog

Teens Making a Difference: Saltzman Youth Panel Blog

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland's Saltzman Youth Panel program educates Jewish Cleveland students about the philanthropic process. The panelists, made up of high school juniors and seniors, work together to understand various community needs and then make a formal recommendation to the Federation’s Board of Trustees on how to distribute up to $50,000 in grant funding. Through this program, participants develop their leadership and group consensus building skills as they learn about the community decision-making and most importantly, tzedakah.

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01/21/2021

SAYing and Doing the Right Things in Local Public Schools

Tags: Federation, Teens

SAYing and Doing the Right Things in Local Public Schools

At the beginning of his sophomore year in high school, a local teen began to notice his motivation for school was not as it once was. He knew his grades were slipping because of this change but he could not break the pattern. Fortunately, the Social Advocates for Youth Program (SAY) of Bellefaire JCB, a Federation beneficiary agency, was there for him and so many other teens in crisis.

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12/28/2020

Celebrating Hebrew Education During COVID-19

Tags: Federation, Teens, Families, Here for Good News

Celebrating Hebrew Education During COVID-19

Hebrew at @akiva, a Federation beneficiary agency, has evolved into a multifaceted program designed to reach Jewish Cleveland teens on their own time and in a way that works for them as individuals. While some teens choose to come twice a week for two hour classes, others study in person only once a week, finishing the balance of required curriculum online. For many teens, studying Hebrew @akiva allows them to earn high school foreign language credit as well. In either case, one of the hallmarks of @akiva is the personal relationships that we as educators are able to build with our learners and their parents.

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12/28/2020

Personalized Connections through Cleveland Shin Shinim

Tags: Federation, Here for Good News, Israel, Overseas, Teens

Personalized Connections through Cleveland Shin Shinim

Each year, the core of @akiva's teen engagement work is our Shin Shinim program, where recent high school graduates from Israel join our community for the year to work with our high school students. The Shin Shinim become integral parts of our community, building relationships with their host families, the schools, and synagogues that they work in, and most of all, with the teens with whom they engage in one-on-one learning.

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12/28/2020

Families Find Creativity at the "Home of Happiness"

Tags: Federation, Kids, Teens, Families, Here for Good News

Families Find Creativity at the "Home of Happiness"

With the Mandel JCC’s popular children’s overnight and day camps canceled during summer 2020 to prevent the spread of COVID-19, support from the Jewish Federation of Cleveland was critical in allowing the Mandel JCC to provide alternative programming. JCC staff developed an exciting lineup of Camp Wise Outdoor Fun Day programs. These unique offerings provide families and groups an opportunity to experience the magic of Camp Wise – the Home of Happiness for generations of Greater Cleveland children – while social distancing in the great outdoors.

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