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Federation to Launch Campaign for Jewish Needs on August 28

Federation to Launch Campaign for Jewish Needs on August 28

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland will launch the 2020 Campaign for Jewish Needs on Wednesday, August 28 at a special event that will be open to the public at 7:00 pm at B’nai Jeshurun Congregation (27501 Fairmount Blvd in Pepper Pike). The Campaign for Jewish Needs is the Federation’s annual fundraising campaign that raises the critical dollars needed to change and improve lives in Cleveland, Israel, and around the world.

Malpaso Dance Company of Cuba to Perform Israeli Masterwork

Malpaso Dance Company of Cuba to Perform Israeli Masterwork

When Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin, better known in the dance world as “Mr. Gaga,” ventured to Cuba the dancers of Malpaso Dance Company were somewhat apprehensive. Afterall, Naharin was known to be very demanding. But upon his arrival in Havana, the dancers found him to be very charming.

Meet Our 2019 Summer Interns

Meet Our 2019 Summer Interns

Welcome, Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s 2019 summer interns! Get to know this impressive group of college students who are spending their summer working with Team Federation.

A Fun Way to Spend a Summer Day at PJ Library Goes to Camp

A Fun Way to Spend a Summer Day at PJ Library Goes to Camp

A fun way to spend a summer day! Thank you for joining us at our annual PJ Library Goes to Camp for Family Fun Day.

From “The Land” to the Vatican: Federation-Supported Initiative Presented to Pope Francis

From “The Land” to the Vatican: Federation-Supported Initiative Presented to Pope Francis

General Mansour abu Rashid, chairman of the Amman Center for Peace and Development, left a lasting impression of hope on the Cleveland Jewish community when he visited in November 2018 to discuss “Israeli Jordanian Peace: How Did We Get Here & Where is it Going?” For the last 16 years, his message of peace has traveled the world, and most recently, caught the attention of the Vatican and Pope Francis.

11th Annual Summer Soirée: Thank You for Celebrating Summer with Us!

11th Annual Summer Soirée: Thank You for Celebrating Summer with Us!

A little bit of rain didn't stop us from having a good time! Thanks to all of you who joined us last night at the 11th annual Young Leadership Division and JCLE Summer Soirée.

Supporting Each Other and Jewish Cleveland at the Women's Philanthropy Spring Brunch

Supporting Each Other and Jewish Cleveland at the Women's Philanthropy Spring Brunch

This year, more than 350 women from across our diverse community came together to support each other and Jewish Cleveland at our annual Spring event. This tremendous turnout is further evidence of our shared commitment to making room for – and listening to – one another, no matter the topic.

Five Questions with Tamara Cofman Wittes

Five Questions with Tamara Cofman Wittes

Even though she grew up in East Lansing, Michigan – “enemy territory” as she calls it – Tamara Cofman Wittes headed south to Northeast Ohio to get her undergrad at Oberlin College. Her senior year, she wrote her thesis on the history of Jewish Cleveland, which sparked a successful career researching Jewish and Middle Eastern culture. Today, she serves as a senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public policy organization in Washington, D.C.

Beit Shean/Valley of Springs Becomes Official Sister City of Cleveland

Beit Shean/Valley of Springs Becomes Official Sister City of Cleveland

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland is thrilled to share this milestone achievement. Congratulations to everyone who has been involved in Beit Shean/Valley of Springs who helped make this partnership possible.

Bedford Nissan Vehicles Add to Jewish Federation of Cleveland Security Fleet

Bedford Nissan Vehicles Add to Jewish Federation of Cleveland Security Fleet

In an effort to support and make the Jewish community more secure, one auto dealership has stepped up in a big way by donating two pickup trucks to the Jewish Federation of Cleveland for use by its security provider. This increases the mobile security fleet from two to four vehicles.

Jason Wuliger Receives Yanowitz Award

Jason Wuliger Receives Yanowitz Award

Jason Wuliger has been awarded the 2018 Bennett and Donna Yanowitz Leadership Award by the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. The award recognizes and honors an outstanding young individual who has demonstrated commitment, involvement, and leadership within Cleveland’s Jewish community. Wuliger will be presented with the award at the Federation’s Board meeting on April 30.

Erika B. Rudin-Luria Takes ‘Listening Tour’ as Federation’s New President

Erika B. Rudin-Luria Takes ‘Listening Tour’ as Federation’s New President

While the Jewish Federation of Cleveland continued to move forward during its leadership transition, new president Erika B. Rudin-Luria pressed pause on meetings to take advantage of the moment and learn from leadership, community members, people who built the community and those who are continuing it.

Outgoing Chair Gary Gross ‘Always Stepped Up’

Outgoing Chair Gary Gross ‘Always Stepped Up’

The rekindling of anti-Semitism and the characterization of Israel were thoughts Gary Gross shared as he gave his third and final address at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s 115th annual meeting April 8. He proposed the two go hand-in-hand. To combat anti-Semitism, a unified Jewish community is needed. Yet varying thoughts Jews hold on Israel can create disagreement and prohibit unification.

Richard W. Pogue to Receive 2019 Eisenman Award

Richard W. Pogue to Receive 2019 Eisenman Award

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland today announced that Richard W. Pogue has been named the 95th recipient of the Charles Eisenman Award, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s highest civic honor for outstanding contributions to our community. The Federation will recognize Pogue and celebrate our community at the 115th Annual Meeting on Monday, April 8 at 7:00 pm at Gross Schechter Day School (27601 Fairmount Blvd, Pepper Pike). All are welcome to attend this free event.

Erika Rudin-Luria Discusses Safety, Security in New Era

Erika Rudin-Luria Discusses Safety, Security in New Era

Erika Rudin-Luria, president of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, spoke of the fine line between providing effective security and making synagogues into fortresses.

Don’t Procrastinate – Prepare an Estate Plan

Don’t Procrastinate – Prepare an Estate Plan

Tasks that are not fun or interesting often lead to procrastination.

Jewish Federation of Cleveland Takes New Approach to Security

Jewish Federation of Cleveland Takes New Approach to Security

Local civic leaders, representatives from synagogues and law enforcement gathered at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland in Beachwood for a two-day course to learn about new methods in countering the threat of violent extremism by changing the narrative of a would-be threat.

Artist Blog: Dance as a Cultural Diplomat

Artist Blog: Dance as a Cultural Diplomat

On March 7, the Cleveland Israel Arts Connection, a program of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, will host “Dancing Conversation: Cultural Diplomacy.” This event will explore how dancers' experiences performing in the United States, Israel, and around the world have informed their expression and in some cases, changed their lives. To register for this event, please visit www.jewishcleveland.org.

Ensuring Support for Vulnerable Jewish Women and Children

Ensuring Support for Vulnerable Jewish Women and Children

Hebrew Shelter Home (HSH) not only provides a safe haven for Jewish women and children, but also a warm Jewish home with Shabbat dinner every week. For women who have fled domestic violence or find themselves homeless for other reasons, HSH provides a big, warm community hug saying loudly, “you are not alone.” This important facility offers a supportive home for women and children in need at no cost. However, HSH requires substantial donor support on an annual basis to keep it going.

Announcing “Dancing Conversation: Cultural Diplomacy”

Announcing “Dancing Conversation: Cultural Diplomacy”

The Cleveland Israel Arts Connection, a program of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, will host “Dancing Conversation: Cultural Diplomacy,” on Thursday, March 7 at 7:00 pm at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Building (25701 Science Park Drive in Beachwood). Registration cost is $10/person. To register for this event, please visit www.jewishcleveland.org.