One of the missions of the Federation is to Leave No One Behind. That is the same message of Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.) – to help disadvantaged youth, born into poverty, develop the skills and abilities required to succeed in school and work so that they may realize their dreams and their potential and success at a job or entrepreneurship.
With Volunteer Beit Shean, Jewish Clevelanders are immersing themselves in Israeli life while volunteering in Beit Shean/Valley of Springs, Cleveland’s sister city in Israel. They're helping the people of Beit Shean with daily hands-on volunteer opportunities, enjoying home hospitality, and visiting the city’s historic sites. Read their travel blog now!
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, in partnership with Gesher Cleveland and the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, is holding a free legal clinic on March 4 from 9:30 – 11 am at Green Road Synagogue (2437 South Green Road, Beachwood).
The Federation's 2011 Population Study showed that 19% of Cleveland Jewish households are living in poverty. Based on this research, the Federation founded a Task Force on Financial Distress. Their recommendation: Establish a Chesed Center. Chesed, for kindness.