Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Young Leadership Division’s “Big Event,” the annual signature event for the 2018 Campaign for Jewish Needs, will feature local comedy celebrity Mike Polk Jr. at 8 p.m. Nov. 18 at The Westin Cleveland Downtown in Cleveland.
Something BIG is happening on Saturday, November 18! The Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Young Leadership Division (YLD) will host its fifth annual YLD Big Event, the signature fundraiser for young adults in their 20s, 30s, and 40s in support of the 2018 Campaign for Jewish Needs. The event takes place on November 18 at 8:00 pm at The Westin Cleveland Downtown (777 Saint Clair Avenue NE, Cleveland, OH 44114). A private reception for Ben-Gurion Society donors who commit a minimum gift of $1,000 to the Campaign will precede the event.
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