Two Clevelanders Appointed to Serve on National Women’s Philanthropy Board

March 23, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Posted in Press Releases | 1 Comment

Suellen Kadis and Jennifer Korach have been appointed to serve a two-year term on the Jewish Federations of North America’s National Women’s Philanthropy Board (NWP).

Both women have a long history of leadership within the Jewish community. Kadis, currently chair of the Women’s Philanthropy Initiative and a member of the Federation’s executive committee, has also served as Women’s Campaign chair and as chair of the Health and Human Services sub-committee. Korach is a member of the National Young Leadership Cabinet and Community Relations Committee.

As NWP board members, Kadis and Korach will travel to communities around the country to assist in campaign-related training, special events and to provide motivational boosts.  “I look forward to the opportunity to represent Cleveland and learn from other leaders who care passionately about the Jewish community and who also seek to enhance our ability to care for one another through the annual Campaign,” said Kadis.

On a local level, NWP Board members serve as a liaison to their community to ensure continuity between Women’s Philanthropy activities and national initiatives of the Jewish Federations of North America. NWP Board members serve as role models to other women (and men) in the community inspiring them to get involved and become leaders in their own right.  NWP Board members are part of a national body that exists to serve our local communities.

Currently, the National Women’s Philanthropy Board has members from more than 60 communities. They represent federations of all sizes from across North America.

 

– JFC –

 

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland is a nonprofit charitable organization that supports social service, educational and humanitarian efforts that improve lives in Cleveland and worldwide.

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2011 Greater Cleveland Jewish Population Study Launch Set for Mid-March

March 17, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Posted in Press Releases | Leave a comment

Beginning mid-March, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland will launch a full scale study to estimate the size, geographic distribution, socio-economic, religious and cultural attributes of the area’s Jewish population.  Randomly selected community members will be called to participate in the 2011 Greater Cleveland Jewish Population Study by completing an 18 minute phone survey.  Information gleaned from this study will inform efforts to meet community needs.

“This is an opportunity to learn about our Jewish community,” said Enid Rosenberg, Chair of the Federation’s Community Planning Committee.  “We urge everyone who is called to take the time to complete the survey.  The greater the participation in this study, the better we can plan for the evolving needs of our community.”

Every 10 – 15 years, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland undertakes a thorough study of the Greater Cleveland Jewish community.  The last study was conducted in 1996.

“The 1996 study enabled the Federation and our local partner agencies to respond effectively to the needs of our community members,” said Rosenberg.  “We are planning to use the upcoming study to inform our efforts to strengthen the Jewish community in a multitude of ways including engaging families with young children, supporting our older adults and attracting and maintaining members of the Jewish community in Greater Cleveland.”

Phone surveys for the 2011 Greater Cleveland Jewish Population Study are slated for mid-March through June.  The study will include a telephone survey of 1,000 Jewish households in the Greater Cleveland area and for the first time will also include calls to cellular phones to help better reach a diversity of respondents.

Researchers will be talking to the entire spectrum of the Jewish community including those already involved in Jewish life, as well as those who are not.  General community households will be called as well, to help researchers estimate the incidence of Jewish households in the general population.

The research study is being conducted by the professional research firm, Jewish Policy and Action Research (JPAR).  JPAR is an alliance between Ukeles Associates, Inc. and Social Science Research Solutions, which together have conducted over 20 similar Jewish community population studies, including recent or current studies in Baltimore, New York and Chicago.

Results of the population study will be made available to individuals and organizations wishing to use it to advance their planning.  Results should be finalized and published by early 2012.

For more information, visit www.jewishcleveland.org/18minutes, call 216.593.2812 or e-mail sfishbach@jcfcleve.org.

– JFC –

JFC hosts Purim Party for JFSA Holocaust Survivors

March 17, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Festive tables, great food and fun entertainment provided by 4th graders at Fuchs Mizrachi school were all part of a Purim celebration for Holocaust Survivors at Jewish Federation of Cleveland on Wednesday March 16th. The Survivors are part of Jewish Family Service Association’s weekly drop-in support program at the Beachwood Public Library called Cafe Europa. JFSA would like to say “thank-you” to Federation for hosting this fun event!

JFSA- Easing the Burden of College Tuition

March 2, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

At a time when college tuition is skyrocketing, Jewish Family Service Association is helping Jewish students in Greater Cleveland advance their education. In 2010, JFSA awarded 216 students with $908,983 dollars in need-based grants, interest-free loans and scholarships. The deadline for grants, loans and scholarships is April 14,  2011.

To be eligible for consideration for aid, a family’s income should not exceed $100,000 annually. Exceptions to this rule are made in unique circumstances. Funds are distributed each August for the fall term. Both full and part-time students in undergraduate or graduate studies can apply once a year. For a complete list of available scholarships and criteria, please go to www.jfsa-cleveland.org.

For more information, please contact Toby Bresky, Manager of Scholarships and Financial Aid at 216-378-3429 or tbresky@jfsa-cleveland.org.

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