This July, 40 of Cleveland’s esteemed civic leaders will travel to Israel on the Thomas and Joann Adler Civic Leaders Israel Mission. This new biennial mission launched by the Adlers of Shaker Heights was established through an endowment at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. The purpose is to expose Cleveland leadership to Israel’s innovative approaches to economic and community development, education and support of at-risk and disadvantaged populations, and to create opportunities for partnership with each other and Israeli counterparts.
The Jewish Federation of Cleveland will hold a Yom Hazikaron ceremony to honor Israel Defense Forces soldiers who died fighting and Israeli civilian victims of terror at 7 p.m. April 30 at the Mandel Jewish Community Center in Beachwood.
Baseball is sometimes referred to as “America’s Pastime,” but this year’s World Baseball Classic (WBC) quickly became an Israeli sensation. Team Israel made it to the second round of the WBC, and not only dominated the tournament on the field, they created an international phenomenon – and Jewish Cleveland had a lot to do with that.
International singing sensation Idan Raichel is back in Cleveland! The community is invited attend to a free concert by Raichel as part of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s 69th Independence Day Celebration, on Tuesday, May 2 at 5:30 pm at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights.