Jewish Federation of Cleveland to Open Mandel Building

July 29, 2010 at 8:00 am | Posted in Press Releases | Leave a comment

The Mandel BuildingThe Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Mandel Building, located at 25701 Science Park Drive, will officially open for business on Monday, August 2.

“The Mandel Building was designed with both efficiency of use and the environment in mind,” said Ron Ratner, chair of the Federation’s Building Committee which oversaw the purchase and renovation of the building. “The impact on the environment and the state of the economy were key factors in choosing renovation over new construction.”
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White Night

July 6, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Posted in Adam Baratz, Voices from Israel | Leave a comment
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This Friday, I attended Tel Aviv’s White Night Festival. In 2003, UNESCO declared Tel Aviv a World Heritage Center and dubbed it as “The White City.” Since then, the Tel Aviv-Yafo municipality has held an annual citywide party, offering a slew of special events for the benefit of the residents and visitors of the city.

As a firsthand witness, I can confidently say that this is an extraordinary event. Its uniqueness helps to providing some interesting clues about the Israeli culture. For starters, the event, which began at 8pm, continued until sunrise. I only got back home at 9:30am. For those familiar with Israeli culture, this might not sound too surprising. Israelis tend to be nocturnal, especially on the weekends. As a youth, I can vividly recall consistently staying up for the entire night with my friends.  Back then, when we finally surrendered to our exhaustion, we would wake up in the late afternoon. There is something humbling and exhilarating about watching the night from the sunset until the sunrise. Continue Reading White Night…

Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel in Joint Press Availability

July 6, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment
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The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release
July 06, 2010

Oval Office

12:38 P.M. EDT

PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Well, I just completed an excellent one-on-one discussion with Prime Minister Netanyahu, and I want to welcome him back to the White House.

I want to, first of all, thank him for the wonderful statement that he made in honor of the Fourth of July, our Independence Day, when he was still in Israel.  And it marked just one more chapter in the extraordinary friendship between our two countries. Continue Reading Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel in Joint Press Availability…

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