The Cleveland Chesed Center opened in March 2016 in Cleveland Heights to help our local community in need. In the past year, the Chesed Center has provided 1,370 individuals (750 children and 620 adults) with basic necessities including kosher food, personal care items, cleaning supplies, clothing, and furniture thanks to the efforts of Jewish Cleveland and the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.
The Jewish Federation of Cleveland, in partnership with Gesher Cleveland and the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, is holding a free legal clinic on August 27 from 9:30 – 11:30 am at Green Road Synagogue (2437 South Green Road, Beachwood).
The Jewish Federation of Cleveland is now seeking participants ages 50 and over for “Volunteer Beit Shean,” a hands-on volunteer experience to Beit Shean, Cleveland’s sister city in Israel. The city is known for its world-class hiking trails, beautiful natural springs, amazing bird watching, and spectacular ancient ruins. Volunteers will immerse themselves in Israeli culture while improving the lives of others.
Rachel Lieberman just returned to Cleveland after nine months in Israel. She was volunteering through Masa Israel, a post-college service program, part of I-Connect, an initiative of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. Rachel chronicled her journey with Masa throughout her time there. Read about her Israeli experience and discover the adventures she had.
The Vilensky family of Solon is passionate about volunteering in Jewish Cleveland. Seth and Emily, as well as their two children, give of their time wherever they can. “It is sort of a win-win because we can spend time together and do something to better the world,” they said. “We know that many activities and organizations cannot run without the help of volunteers.”
Caring for these cemeteries is one of the highest mitzvot we can achieve. Michael and Rivki Ebner of Beachwood are part of that preservation effort; along with their children, they volunteer their time to help clean up these cemeteries.