Upcoming Events for You

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We hope to see you at our February events. This month, we are welcoming Israeli activist and speaker Hen Mazzig to Cleveland for a number of events, hosting two Pajama Havdallah events for young families, presenting our latest Roe Green Gallery exhibit to the community, and more.

February 6, 8, 9, 11, 12
Florida Receptions

Whether you live in Florida or are just visiting, we hope you’ll join Erika B. Rudin-Luria, Jewish Federation of Cleveland president, for an insider update on the latest information about our partners in Israel and the challenges facing our local and global Jewish community.

Februrary 6 at 6:30 pm
Palm Beach Gardens

February 8 at 6:30 pm
Delray Beach

February 9 at 11:30 am
Bal Harbour

February 11 at 11:30 am 
Bonita Springs

February 12 at 11:30 am


February 7
New-ish and Jew-ish: East Side

New-ish and Jew-ish is an initiative that connects young Jewish adults (and their partners), ages 22-45, who are new to Cleveland, have recently moved back, or are still looking for their place in our community. Join us as we schmooze over drinks and celebrate all that is happening in the city we call home!

Hosted at a private home
(host & address will be provided upon registration)

7 - 8:30 pm


February 10 and 24
PJ Library® Pajama Havdallah

Put on your favorite pajamas, bid farewell to Shabbat (the Jewish day of rest), and welcome the new week with jHUB and PJ Library®. Join us for a bedtime story, children's activities, and a havdallah ritual – a special way to end Shabbat with a candle, spices, and blessings. Discover creative ways to incorporate Jewish elements into your child’s bedtime routine at this free event!

February 10 from 4 - 5 pm
East Side 

February 24 from 4 - 5 pm
West Side

February 15
Jewish Volunteer Network Service Project at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank

Be a hunger hero and help community members in need get food assistance at the Community Resource Center’s Market. Volunteers will help stock shelves and assist clients with their grocery shopping and checkout. 

Greater Cleveland Food Bank
13815 Coit Road
Cleveland, OH 44110

3 - 5 pm


February 21 
Liberal, Progressive, Zionist: Judaism’s Place in Intersectionality
A discussion with Hen Mazzig, Israeli activist and speaker 

How can one be progressive, LGBTQ, a person of color, and unabashedly pro-Israel? Hen Mazzig will tell us how through a discussion about personal and political identities, and how storytelling impacts our own identities and relationships. He will also explore how these identities shape his perspective on the events since October 7th and the current situation in Israel.

Join us for this timely and important discussion at the 77th Annual Meeting of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Community Relations Committee & Sidney Z. Vincent Memorial Lecture.

The Temple-Tifereth Israel
26000 Shaker Blvd
Beachwood, OH 44122

7:30 pm 


February 22
Ben-Gurion Society Dinner

Enjoy dinner and drinks in honor of you, our BGS* donors. To show our appreciation, guests will have the opportunity to hear remarks from Hen Mazzig, Israeli activist and speaker.

Benesch Law Firm
127 Public Square STE 4900
Cleveland Ohio 44114

7-9 pm


*In 1948, David Ben-Gurion became the face of a great new generation of Jews. His single-minded passion for the Jewish people is as much a part of his legacy as is the State of Israel itself. Today, the Ben-Gurion Society (BGS) embodies that legacy: young men and women combining their knowledge, passion, and resources to build a strong and responsible Jewish community, at home, in Israel, and around the world. The Ben-Gurion Society includes all donors, ages 22-45, who commit a minimum gift of $1,000 to the annual Campaign for Jewish Needs.

February 25 and 27
Gallery Open House and Curator Talk
Photographs by Michal Chelbin
Curated by Matthew Garson

"SEE ME" explores the artist’s play on one's identity. Michal Chelbin’s photography attempts to capture human stories in everyday life; the identities of people not in the mainstream, many of them belonging to the edge of society and existing in the space between the odd and the ordinary. Her main themes are not social or topical, but collective and mythical; she searches for people who have a legendary quality in them.

February 25
1 - 3 pm 
Curator Talk at 1:30 pm

February 27
6 - 8 pm
Curator Talk at 7 pm 

Roe Green Gallery 
Jewish Federation of Cleveland
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Building
25701 Science Park Drive
Beachwood, OH 44122

No registration required

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