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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

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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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

Segula Meets Students' Individual Learning Needs

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

Segula Meets Students' Individual Learning Needs

COVID-19 on student learning is one of the biggest challenges of this pandemic. Students have had to adjust to a completely new way of learning at a rapid speed. For children with special needs and their families, this has meant even more hurdles to overcome.

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12/24/2020

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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12/01/2020

Jewish Continuity Starts Here: The Vitality of Jewish Overnight Camp

Tags: Federation, Teens, Family

Jewish Continuity Starts Here: The Vitality of Jewish Overnight Camp

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this summer was not like others for thousands of kids who were planning to go to Camp Wise – the ‘Home of Happiness’ – and other Jewish summer overnight camps.

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10/19/2020

Federation’s Super Sunday raises $979,315

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

Federation’s Super Sunday raises $979,315

In its first virtual Super Sunday, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland raised $979,315 from 900 gifts for its Campaign for Jewish Needs on Oct. 18.

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09/21/2020

Meet the Cleveland Shin Shinim

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas, Teens, Family, Kids, Partners

Shalom (Hello) to Guy, Ido, and Ori! These three Israeli teens are spending the next year in Cleveland as part of the Shin Shin program, a collaboration between the Jewish Federation of Cleveland's Overseas Connections Committee, and Federation beneficiary agencies @Akiva and the Jewish Agency for Israel.

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05/19/2020

Saltzman Youth Panel Grants $43,000 for Community Needs

Tags: Federation, Teens

Saltzman Youth Panel Grants $43,000 for Community Needs

Thirty nine Jewish high school juniors and seniors representing public and private high schools across Cleveland have come together to recommend grants totaling $43,000 to 13 organizations for crucial programs in the Jewish and general community through the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s 2019-2020 Maurice Saltzman Youth Panel.

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