About Access Jewish Cleveland
What is Access Jewish Cleveland?
Based on the Jewish value of kesher, (connecting people closer to the community) Access Jewish Cleveland is a user-friendly website, combined with personalized, confidential phone assistance. It is a single point of contact to access the multitude of services, activities and resources that the community provides.
Designed to encourage the Greater Cleveland Jewish community to get connected to Jewish life, Access Jewish Cleveland opens doors to everything Jewish and is a simple and engaging way to find information most relevant to one's own needs and interests. Whether for elder-care issues, parenting resources, or Jewish life, Access Jewish Cleveland helps individuals access what they need, when they need it.
From events and volunteering, to worship and holiday observance, to finding a pre-school and child day care to health services, Access Jewish Cleveland mirrors the area's diverse Jewish population and offers something for students, singles, parents, seniors, families with special needs, and more.
How can I Access Jewish Cleveland?
Access Jewish Cleveland online is an easily navigated website for community members to learn more about programs, services, events and contacts in Jewish Cleveland.
PHONE 216.292.INFO (4636)
Access Jewish Cleveland's dedicated phone line is a direct connection to personalized assistance in reaching Cleveland's Jewish community resources.
What type of information is available through Access Jewish Cleveland?
Access Jewish Cleveland is the connection to virtually everything Jewish in Cleveland. It is a central source of information for finding Jewish community resources available in Cleveland agencies, organizations, synagogues, schools and more.
Does inclusion of information on this website mean that the entities listed have been approved and endorsed by Access Jewish Cleveland and the Jewish Federation of Cleveland?
Inclusion in the database does not imply endorsement nor does exclusion imply disapproval. Organizations may be absent from the database due to the Criteria for Inclusion and Exclusion policy of Access Jewish Cleveland.
What are the benefits of Access Jewish Cleveland?
- "Access" provides a user-friendly, comprehensive resource about all Jewish community entities right at your finger tips.
- With this in-depth information, community members can make informed decisions and act more effectively on their own behalf.
- Community members experiencing a difficult situation, can call our personal phone service to assist by intervening on their behalf and making a connection with the entity that can best meet their needs.
- If a community member is unable to be empowered to help themselves, our personal phone service can intervene and support the inquirer.
- Specific contact names and phone numbers are listed for programs and services to connect community members directly to the go-to staff person.
Is Access Jewish Cleveland a certified Information & Referral service?
The Jewish Federation of Cleveland is a member of the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) which is the national professional credentialing program that measures and recognizes competence in the Information & Referral profession, improving the professionalism of the field and the quality of service provided to the public. Susan Hyman received certification as an Information & Referral Specialist through AIRS. Certification is a measurement of documented knowledge in the field of Information & Referral reflecting specific competencies and related performance criteria, which describe the knowledge, skills, attitudes and work-related behaviors needed by Information & Referral practitioners to successfully execute their duties. The AIRS Certification Program is operated in alignment with national standards for credentialing organizations.
If I choose to call, what can I expect?
Our certified Information & Referral (I&R) Specialist maintains a high level of knowledge about community resources in order to be responsive to the needs of our community. During your call the I&R Specialist will:
- Listen to your confidential situation
- Help you determine what services you need
- Search our extensive database to find out what services are available
- Refer you to the appropriate agency or service
Calls will be answered in the order they are received. If the voice message comes on, it means that the I&R Specialist is on the phone with other callers. Please leave your name, number and confidential message and your call will be returned within 48 hours.
What are the Access Jewish Cleveland phone line 216.292.INFO (4636) hours?
Monday - Thursday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
In case of a medical or behavioral health emergency, call 911 immediately, and/or proceed to the nearest emergency room. If you are threatened or in harm's way, call 911 immediately.
The suicide and crisis prevention hotline is 216-623-6888.
Access Jewish Cleveland is not a crisis prevention or intervention service.