The Jewish Federation of Cleveland celebrated Tu b'Shevat by reflecting on environmental responsibility, appreciation of nature and interfaith connections in the local community via a seder Feb. 6 at Cleveland Botanical Garden in Cleveland.
A long time ago in medieval Spain, there were three great religious leaders. Saladin was the leader of Muslims. Don Pedro led the Christians. And, the Jews were led by Ephraim Santzi. These leaders wanted to know which of their faiths was the true religion of the one God. Ephraim, in an attempt to answer the question and not offend his colleagues, responded with a story.
Stephanie Wieder of Beachwood is honored to become the new Chair of the Jewish Volunteer Network (JVN) at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. Giving her time back to the community is something she’s extremely passionate about. And when she’s not volunteering at Fuchs Mizrachi School and JFSA, or tutoring students at the Cleveland Metropolitan School District through Federation’s PEI program, you’ll see her around town with her husband, Adam, and their three children.
The Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Young Leadership Division (YLD) announced the appointment of Natan Milgrom as Board Chair and Dayna Orlean as Vice Chair, effective January 2018. They succeed Barry Guttman and Milgrom, respectively, who served in these capacities last year.
This year’s Community Relations Committee Annual Meeting and Sidney Z. Vincent Memorial Lecture focuses on the role of Women in STEM. Please join us on March 20 at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History at 7:00 pm for an exciting panel discussion and update about the critical work of the Community Relations Committee this last year.
The Cleveland Israel Arts Connection (CIAC) celebrates experiences that deepen our Jewish identity and share the beauty of Israel with everyone in our community through dance, film, music, literature, theater and the visual arts.
Eleven years ago, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and the Jewish Agency for Israel, a beneficiary agency of Federation, helped to establish Youth Futures – a mentoring program in Israel for at-risk youth. “The essence of Youth Futures is an in-depth mentorship between mentors and at-risk youth,” said Ya’ara Leitner Yagen, Regional Manager of Youth Futures in Israel.