The results are in!

January 27, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Posted in Press Releases | Leave a comment

2011 Jewish Population StudyHow many Jews are there in Cleveland? The 2011 Greater Cleveland Jewish Population Study is complete, providing an updated reflection of our community. Get a look at the highlights, or take a more in-depth look at the study’s methodology. You can also find the press release, and download a high-resolution PDF for printing.

Cleveland remains a highly engaged Jewish community – after you look at the report, you can join the conversation online or by calling the study hotline at 216.593.2910. We look forward to hearing from you!

Jewish Family Service Association Offering College Scholarships, Loans and Grants

January 18, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Navigating the college process can be stressful enough and for most students and their families, the question of “how do I pay for college” only adds to the stress. In 2011, Jewish Family Service Association’s College Financial Aid Program awarded 219 students with almost $1 million dollars in need-based grants, interest-free loans and scholarships. The deadline for grants, loans and scholarships for the 2012-2013 school year is March 14, 2012.


To be eligible for consideration for aid, a family’s total household 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 Jewish students in undergraduate or graduate studies can apply once a year. For more information, contact Toby Bresky, Manager of College Financial Aid Program at Information is also available in local high school guidance offices. 


JFSA’s Horvitz YouthAbility Recognized With Community Award

January 12, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Jewish Family Service Association is proud to announce its Horvitz YouthAbility program is a recipient of the 2012 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award in the Organization category. The award is presented by The Cleveland Orchestra and Greater Cleveland Partnership, in cooperation with the City of Cleveland to an individual, business or organization and youth who have positively impacted the community in the spirit of the teachings and example of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Horvitz YouthAbility program serves disabled and at-risk youth, ages 16-24 by engaging them in volunteerism. Each year, more than 300 YouthAbility participants contribute close to 8,500 hours of community service. Examples of YouthAbility volunteer projects include building a trail in the Cleveland Metroparks, serving lunches to children at the Harvard Community Center and sorting donations for the greater Cleveland homeless population. YouthAbility truly embodies Dr. King’s philosophy of “Everybody can be great because everybody can serve.” A principal of a school for at-risk youth once said “Through YouthAbility, our kids go from being community outcasts to becoming community heroes.” YouthAbility will receive the award at the 32nd Annual MLK Celebration Concert by The Cleveland Orchestra Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 7:00 pm at Severance Hall. The awards are presented on the main stage at the beginning of the orchestra concert. All of the proceedings will be broadcast live on WCLV 104.9-FM.

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