Molly Kazan has always treasured her Jewishness. Born in Cincinnati, Molly moved to Cleveland during middle school and attended Agnon (now Mandel JDS), a Federation beneficiary agency. That time in her life is something she’ll never forget. “My time in Cleveland was very formative,” Molly said. “Agnon instilled in me such a passion and such a drive to understand my Jewish identity and serve within the Jewish community and really helped me be excited about who I am.”
As the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Super Sunday giveathon nears, veteran volunteer Rhoda Seifert prepares to reprise her role soliciting donations by reviewing the many causes to which Federation contributes and practicing her pitch to potential donors.
The Kosher Food Pantry’s motto is “Tikun Olam (repairing the world) begins here.” A small army of volunteers recognize that even in a good economy there are still too many of our neighbors struggling to put food on the table. One of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland's priority is to Care for One Another.
According to Terry Davis, CEO of Our Lady of the Wayside in Avon; Joel Fox, chief development officer at the Menorah Park Foundation in Beachwood; and Carol F. Wolf, assistant vice president of planned giving and endowment of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland in Beachwood; selecting where to donate to is as personal.
Holocaust survivors and their families gathered Sept. 16 at Zion Memorial Park in Bedford Heights for the 57th year to remember the 6 million Jewish men, women and children who perished by the hands of the Nazis.