CLEVELAND – The Jewish Federation of Cleveland has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Coinciding with Thanksgiving, the holiday shopping season, and the Federation’s 2016 Campaign for Jewish Needs, #GivingTuesday will inspire community members to take action to improve Cleveland’s Jewish and general communities. Together, on December 1, 2015, we will help create a better world.
Though he’s been in Israel for less than a year and is far from his family, Thibault already feels more at home there than he ever did in his native France.
This Thanksgiving, an American tradition made its way to Israel. The Jewish Federation of Cleveland and Masa Israel Journey sent Cleveland young adults a taste of home.
The Saltzman Youth Panel educates Jewish Cleveland high school students like me about philanthropy. Together, this year’s cohort of 40 high school juniors and seniors will make decisions about allocating $50,000 to worthy organizations in the Jewish and general communities.
CLEVELAND – Jewish Cleveland young adults are invited to travel the world and apply for the Roslyn Z. Wolf Cleveland-JDC International Fellowship. The Jewish Federation of Cleveland, in partnership with the American Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), will select one applicant to participate with 25 other Jewish young adult fellows in an exceptional opportunity to spend one year abroad through a paid, individual global service opportunity.
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Our first snow day of the season didn't stop over 300 little ones and their families from giving thanks, giving back, and giving tzedakah at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland's Tzedakah Party!
Inside a picturesque storefront in Cleveland’s St. Clair neighborhood is the Slovenian Museum and Archives. Small in size, this museum – which is the only one of its kind in the United States – boasts many artifacts from the central European country.
CLEVELAND – Madeline (Maddie) McCann, 10, of Beachwood has been selected to join the national PJ Our Way Design Team, a prestigious position through the PJ Our Way program that gives young people the opportunity to develop leadership skills, while connecting with other pre-teens across the country.
We are proud to be part of our national system, the Jewish Federations of North America, which represents 153 Jewish Federations and 300 independent network communities across North America. At this year’s General Assembly, a premiere leadership experience for engaged Federation volunteers and professionals, Federations from across North America shared their programs and innovations that are making their community stronger.
Thank you, #JewishCleveland for an awesome Saturday night at The Big Event, YLD's signature fundraising event of the year! 400+ young adults celebrated our community and our Campaign with drinks, eats, and live music, plus a personal and powerful story from Event Co-Chair, Sam Krichevsky.
Jewish Volunteer Network volunteers turned the Federation's Multi-Purpose room into a Chanukah Store, filled with a variety of games, toys, books, puzzles, and more for Chanukah in a Basket!
CLEVELAND, Ohio – "Violins of Hope" is about to get even more interesting. In addition to the ongoing exhibition and concerts that have taken place so far, the project is about to include an appearance by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, with its longtime director, Zubin Mehta.
Something BIG is happening on Saturday, November 14! The Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Young Leadership Division (YLD) will host its third annual YLD Big Event, the signature fundraiser for young adults in their 20s, 30s, and 40s in support of the 2016 Campaign for Jewish Needs. The event begins at 8:30 p.m. on November 14 at the Cleveland Convention Center (300 Lakeside Ave. E., Cleveland).
Brancha, an Ethiopian-Israeli girl, was in ninth grade when her mother died. She was suddenly alone, and her grades plummeted. She was placed in a low-performing vocational high school where she did not belong.
It’s a collection of instruments that has an inspiring connection to history and to the people who played them. And for the next few months they are here is Cleveland. Dawn Kendrick has the story behind the Violins of Hope.
Be a volunteer at Super Sunday, one of the largest community-wide events in Jewish Cleveland! The Jewish Federation of Cleveland seeks volunteers to make calls in support of the 2016 Campaign for Jewish Needs. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on October 25 at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Building (25701 Science Park Drive, Beachwood).
The Jewish Federation of Cleveland is honored to be a partner in the Violins of Hope program, one of our most meaningful collaborations to date. Visit violinsofhopecle.org to see all events open to the public.
Like more than 7,000 other Jews in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkow, Asya Shmushkevich is afraid.
At age 77, Teddy won’t give up his fight to live life on his own terms. Although his disabilities have worsened with age, his spirit is just as strong. When he wanted to find a new home where he could live out his final years with as much independence as possible, near the family that means so much to him, Federation was there to help.