The Jewish Federation of Cleveland will continue a 90+ year tradition recognizing a leader in the community for their exceptional civic contributions through the Charles Eisenman Award. This year’s recipient is S. Lee Kohrman of Beachwood. The Federation will honor Kohrman and celebrate the strength of our community at the 114th Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 26 at 7:30 pm at Fuchs Mizrachi School (26600 Shaker Blvd, Pepper Pike). All are welcome to attend this free event.
Security for each Jewish federation is a “different animal,” Jim Harnett, director of community-wide security for the Jewish Federation of Cleveland told attendees at the beginning of the four-day Security Director’s Conference and PRT Training.
An estimated 770 Holocaust survivors live in the Cleveland area. Our community will honor these survivors and remember those who perished during the Holocaust at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and Kol Israel Foundation’s Yom Hashoah V’Hagvurah. Join us on Wednesday, April 11 at 7:00 pm at Park Synagogue Main, 3300 Mayfield Road in Cleveland Heights. This annual event is free and open to the community.
Jewish Cleveland – get ready to rock out for Israel’s 70th birthday! This year, our community is coming together to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut on April 19 at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights with a concert featuring Israeli superstar, David Broza, alongside two up-and-coming music stars, Tamar Eisenman and Maya Isac. “It’s the ultimate in specialness to have David Broza perform here in Cleveland for Israel’s birthday,” said Scott Simon, Concert Co-Chair.
Cleveland’s event to mark Yom Hashoah V’Hagvurah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, aims each year to commemorate the 6 million Jews who died in the Holocaust, while celebrating the estimated 770 local survivors as well as those around the world.
The Federation's Community Relations Committee (CRC) works with people of all faiths and ethnicities to build a more just and civil society through advocacy, volunteer, and community building initiatives. 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, members of the CRC commemorate his life and reflect on his impact.
The Jewish Federation of Cleveland played host in February to a delegation of 21 top Jewish communal professionals from Cleveland’s sister city of St. Petersburg, Russia. Close to 20 years ago, Cleveland entered into a strategic partnership with the Jewish community of St. Petersburg to help sustain and renew Jewish life. The purpose of this visit was to learn how to utilize lay leaders as partners to set community priorities and meet current and future needs, a novel concept to those in Russia. The gathering also permitted the exchange of ideas concerning leadership, culture, politics and things both lofty and mundane.