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Jewish Federation of Cleveland

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The Jewish Federation of Cleveland strives to provide resources, builds community, strengthens our connection with Israel and Jewish communities worldwide, advocates on the issues and concerns of the Jewish community, offers volunteer opportunities and ensures Jewish continuity.

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland's endowment funds, donor advised funds and supporting foundations, combined with the annual Campaign for Jewish Needs and Centennial Initiative for Jewish Cleveland fundraising, make the Federation Ohio's largest grantmaking organizations - with more than $128 million allocated from all sources in the 2016 fiscal year.

The strength of our community is in the network of agencies that provide services in partnership with the Federation.

Local Partners

Akiva High School

Bellefaire JCB

Cleveland Hillel Foundation

Fuchs Mizrachi School

Gross Schechter Day School

Hebrew Academy of Cleveland

Hebrew Shelter Home

Hillel at Kent State University

Jewish Education Center of Cleveland

Jewish Family Service Association

Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School

Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

Mandel JCC

Menorah Park Center for Senior Living

Montefiore

 

International Partners

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)

Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI)

Jewish Federations of North America

World ORT

Mission Statement:
The Jewish Federation of Cleveland seeks to promote the well-being of our community, its members, and Jews throughout the world; enhance the continuity, security, and unity of the Jewish community; increase understanding of Jewish values and their application to improve people’s lives; encourage our members to fulfill the responsibility of tikkun olam, to make the world a better place; support Israel as a Jewish and democratic state; and promote collective action by individuals and organizations to advance these purposes.
Contact Info:

216-593-2900

Fax: 216-593-2901

Address:
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Building
25701 Science Park Drive
Cleveland, OH 44122
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Website:
http://www.jewishcleveland.org
Fax:
216-593-2901
Email Address:
info@jcfcleve.org
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/JewishCleveland
Twitter:
http://twitter.com/jewishcleveland
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Other Information:

Stephen H. Hoffman, President

Gary L. Gross, Board Chair

 

Location(s)

Location(s)

  1. Location Name:
    Jewish Federation of Cleveland - Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Building
    Address:
    Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Building
    25701 Science Park Drive
    Cleveland
    OH
    44122
    View in Google Maps
    Phone Number
    216-593-2900
    Fax Number
    216-593-2901
    info@jcfcleve.org

Program(s)

Program(s)

  1. Program Name:
    Chaplaincy Program
    Summary:

    Comforts members of the Jewish community in hospitals, nursing homes, the military and prisons through correspondence and visits from rabbis and volunters. The Chaplaincy Program also provides Jewish holiday guides to nursing homes and offers activity director trainings.

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    Cleveland Israel Arts Connection
    Summary:

    The Cleveland Israel Arts Connection is a program of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, connecting our community with the most dynamic 21st century cultural experiences that Israel has to offer.

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    Community Options
    Summary:

    The Community Options program under the auspices of the Jewish Federation provides the necessary program supports and services for older adults to continue to live independently in two apartment buildings in Cleveland.

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    Community Relations Committee
    Summary:

    Recommends and implements the Federation's public affairs policy and works to build a more just society through advocacy, volunteer and community-building initiatives.

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    I-Connect
    Summary:

    I-Connect provides young adults in Cleveland with opportunities to experience Israel in whatever way you choose-programs that last 10 days, two months, or one year-deepening your connection to Israeli life and culture and changing your life forever, for the better.

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    Jewish Community Housing
    Summary:

    Jewish Community Housing provides low income independent living to Seniors 62+ and younger individuals with disabilities.

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    Jewish Federation of Cleveland PJ Our Way
    Summary:

    PJ Our Way offers the gift of exceptional books with Jewish themes to kids ages 9-11 -– books that they choose themselves! The PJ Our Way website is a safe place where kids can choose books, write reviews, and share ideas with others from around the country. All content on the website is moderated by PJ educators. This program is a great way for kids who have aged out of PJ Library to continue reading high-quality Jewish books.

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    Jewish Federation of Cleveland Young Family Engagement
    Summary:

    Looking for something fun to do? Connect with Jewish Cleveland for meet and greets with other families like yours and learn about the many family-friendly activities throughout Cleveland that you can explore. Our PJ Library Engagement Ambassadors connect all types of Jewish families to each other and to Jewish experiences, serving a variety of areas. Get in touch to find out if we are in your neighborhood. The Jewish Federation Young Families department wants to send your kids free books through PJ Library and connect you to other families like yours.

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    Jewish Volunteer Network
    Summary:

    Provides meaningful volunteer opportunities for the Jewish community to help repair the world in the Jewish and general communities.

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    Let My People Grow
    Summary:

    Provides a welcome package of gifts for the baby and introduces families to the joys of Jewish Cleveland.

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    PJ Library
    Summary:

    The PJ Library® ("PJ" for "pajamas") program sends free, high-quality Jewish books and music each month to Cleveland children ages 6 months to 8.5 years. Since 2009, PJ Library has sent more than 152,000 books to more than 4,000 Jewish children in Cleveland. We can't wait to start sending your family free Jewish books and music!

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  12. Program Name:
    Public Education Initiative (PEI)
    Summary:

    PEI is a program of the Jewish Volunteer Network, connecting volunteers to tutor children in the Cleveland schools one hour a week from October through May. The tutors work on literacy enrichment(K-6), homework help (6-8) or ACT tutoring (11-12).

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  13. Program Name:
    Saltzman Youth Panel
    Summary:

    The Saltzman Youth Panel (SYP) is a program for local high school juniors and seniors in the Cleveland Jewish community. Panelists learn about philanthropy and assessing and responding to community needs, and allocate up to $50,000 in grants to important causes.

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    Showcase Cleveland
    Summary:

    Utilizing social media stategies and in-person fun, Showcase Cleveland provides 18 - 22 year olds a full social calendar and the opportunity to CONNECT, personally and professionally, to Cleveland.

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    Speakers Bureau
    Summary:

    Provides knowledgeable speakers on a variety of topics that include the politics, culture and history of Israel and more.

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    Young Leadership Division
    Summary:

    YLD connects Jewish young adults to each other and the community through social, volunteer, leadership, and philanthropic activities. This is your gateway to Cleveland's vibrant and welcoming Jewish community. Be part of something bigger! When you connect to YLD, you become part of a network that reaches our local Jewish community, helps support our broader community, and cares for the global Jewish world.

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