Our Beneficiary Agencies

Together with our beneficiaries we are feeding the hungry, comforting the sick, caring for the elderly, educating youth, ensuring a Jewish future, bridging cultural divides and supporting Israel. Together, we do all of these things and more.

Meet our Beneficiaries

Akiva High School

@Akiva is a vibrant place for Cleveland teens to explore and grow in their devotion to Judaism and Israel while fostering everlasting friendships. From Hebrew and Judaic classes, to advocating for Israel through special activities, trips and community service, @Akiva offers unique programming throughout the year.

2014 @Akiva

See our a recap of our 2013 - 2014 year as our graduates move on.

Bellefaire JCB

Bellefaire JCB is an innovative organization that provides exceptional care, education, and advocacy to enhance the emotional, physical and intellectual well-being of children, young adults, and families in the Jewish and general communities.

In addition to providing direct services, Bellefaire JCB is committed to:

  • Remaining on the forefront of the youth service and child caring fields,
  • Responding to emerging needs,
  • Building knowledge which contributes to service to children, youth, and their families, and
  • Advocating on behalf of children, youth, and their families.

Bellefaire JCB provides its services without regard to race, religion, sex or national origin, and encourages all clients to develop positive identification with their religious and ethnic backgrounds.


Cleveland Hillel

Engage and empower Jewish young adults through exceptional programming and experiences that foster active Jewish life on and off campus and in the Cleveland Jewish community.

Find out More About What Goes on at Hillel

I think the main reason I keep going back is I really love having a strong Jewish community. Hillel provides a space for anyone who identifies in anyway or is interested in Judaism in any way and I have made fantastic friends through Hilel. Being a part of has been very important of my college career.

Fuchs Mizrachi School

Through the challenging process of discovery, our students will collaborate to develop the skills, knowledge and character which form their intellectual foundation.

Our students and graduates will emerge as leaders who combine their spiritual and intellectual foundation with their passion for ongoing learning and sense of communal responsibility to meaningfully contribute to the Jewish people and the world at large.

Fuchs Mizrachi School

Gross Schechter Day School

Igniting a passion for learning, Gross Schechter Day School empowers students to grow into their best selves in a rigorous, yet nurturing academic environment, grounded in Jewish values and practices in an active community of families.

Learn More about Gross Schechter Day School

“Schechter has represented the foundation, the bedrock, of a Jewish life. Schechter builds Jewish leaders. In order to be a leader, you have to have a working knowledge.”

The Hebrew Academy of Cleveland

The mission of the Hebrew Academy of Cleveland is to imbue all students with a love of G-d, Torah and Eretz Yisroel and to prepare them to achieve excellence in Torah and general knowledge based on successful cooperation among family, Judaic and general studies faculty and community.

The Hebrew Academy of Cleveland

Hebrew Shelter Home

The Hebrew Shelter Home is a safe haven for the Jewish community and provides emergency and temporary housing with on-site client services to Jewish homeless women and children and families.

Hebrew Shelter Home

Hillel at Kent State University

Hillel's mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish undergraduate and graduate students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world.

Hillel at Kent State University

Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School

The Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School, a private Jewish Day School, develops ethical leadership, confident critical thinking and a lifelong love of learning. By integrating superior general academics and Judaic studies, Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School achieves academic excellence in a nurturing, welcoming environment that engages and teaches to the whole child.

A Day in the Life...

“Life is integrated into the subjects for theseyoung people. It really warms my heart.”
- Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School Grandparent

Jewish Education Center

The mission of the Jewish Education Center is to ensure Jewish continuity in Cleveland by fostering and strengthening life-long Jewish learning in various settings and forms.

Jewish Education Center of Cleveland

Jewish Family Service Association

Jewish Family Service Association of Cleveland, a private non-profit organization, serves to strengthen families and individuals in both the Jewish and general communities in Northeast Ohio. Guided by traditional Jewish values of communal responsibility and social justice, JFSA is committed to enhancing every individual’s ability to thrive in our community.

Jewish Family Service Association

Maltz Museum

The Mission of the Maltz Museum is to introduce visitors to the beauty and diversity of that heritage in the context of the American experience. It promotes an understanding of Jewish history, religion, and culture and builds bridges of tolerance and understanding with those of other religions, races, cultures, and ethnic backgrounds, serving as an educational resource for Northeast Ohio’s Jewish and general communities.

Find Your Story

It’s my story. It’s your story too. The Maltz Museum is an interactive experience of the 200 year history of Northeast Ohio’s Jewish communities. It is the shared story of all the immigrants who make up your lives today.

Mandel Jewish Community Center

The Mandel Jewish Community Center of Cleveland builds, connects and strengthens our Jewish community and the greater Cleveland community through exceptional life-long programs and services that reflect the richness of Jewish life and enhance physical, intellectual and spiritual well-being.

Mandel Jewish Community Center

Yeshiva Derech Hatorah

Yeshiva Derech Hatorah provides a Judaic and General Studies education from nursery through 12th grade that includes a comprehensive program to instill in students a love of learning and an intellectual curiosity.

International Beneficiaries

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

JDC, the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization, works on behalf of the North American Jewish community and others around the globe to fulfill the following mission:

  • Rescue Jews in danger or crisis
  • Relief for Jews in dire poverty and need
  • Renewal of Jewish life and communities
  • Partnering with Israel to ensure that its most vulnerable people can participate in its success independently as they are able.

100 Years of Impact

“Everyday, the most vulnerable are getting state of the art care. Every week Israelis are becoming part of their country’s success. Every month children are discovering their Jewish future. Every year, people are impacted by the commitment and caring of JDC’s Global community. We are part of that community."

Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI)

Inspire Jews throughout the world to connect with their People, heritage, and homeland, and empower them to build a thriving Jewish future and a strong Israel.

History of the Jewish Agency

“We connect Jews with Israel, with one another, with their heritage, and with our collective future. With you help, we always will."

Jewish Federations of North America

The Jewish Federations of North America represents 153 Jewish Federations and 300 independent Network communities across North America.

  • Protecting and enhancing the well-being of Jews and Jewish communities in North America, Israel and around the world.
  • Leading a bold continental Federations collective to mobilize financial and social resources through its philanthropic endeavors, strategic initiatives and international agencies to strengthen the Jewish people.
  • Taking responsibilities for each other according to the principles of chesedTorah (Jewish learning), tikkun olam (repairing the world) and tzedakah (social justice).

Why Federation?

It is a very dynamic environment that supports Judaism in all terms, in all the needs of the Jewish community. There are so many opportunities to get involved. Discover your Jewish Federation today.

World ORT

To work for the advancement of Jewish and other people through training and education; To provide communities wherever they are, with the skills and knowledge necessary to cope with the complexities and uncertainties of their environment; To foster economic self-sufficiency, mobility and a sense of identity through use of state-of-the-art technology; To support non-sectarian economic and social development through International Cooperation programs in under-developed parts of the world, with vocational training and the provision of technical assistance.

Women in Science

Over 130 Years. Over 60 Countries. More than 3,000,000 Lives Changed. Here is just one of the many ways that ORT is impacting education across the world.