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.
We hope you'll join us at some of our upcoming Federation events this month. There's something for everyone! To learn more or register, simply click on the links corresponding to the event you're interested in attending.
I have always loved Passover. Beyond the food and family, the centerpiece of the seder is magid, the recitation of the story of how we were slaves in Egypt. We – all of us, together. This begins the Exodus, the first large-scale and lengthy (40 years!) community mission to the land of Israel. We tell the story each year to friends and family, with special emphasis on making sure that the next generation understands that they too are an important part of this story – the story of the Jewish family.
Volunteers with the American Red Cross are trained to help people in their darkest hours, by providing help and hope. On average, The American Red Cross responds to three disasters every 24 hours in Northeast Ohio, the vast majority of which are home fires. Red Cross volunteers help residents prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters like home fires, as well as floods and other emergencies.
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.
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.