Attention, high school juniors and seniors!

July 9, 2012 at 11:26 am | Posted in Upcoming Events | Leave a comment

Applications are now being accepted from 11th and 12th graders for the Saltzman Youth Panel. The Maurice Saltzman Youth Grant Program of the Jewish Federation was established in the spring of 1998  in memory of the late Maurice Saltzman, who cared deeply about educating the next generation of Jewish community leadership. Each year, a new Saltzman Youth Panel makes decisions to allocate funds to worthy organizations – 85% of which are awarded to programs serving the Jewish community (see the story on last year’s panel). Through this process, the participants learn about philanthropy and community needs. Download the application form and FAQ sheet. The deadline for applications is September 4th. Call program coordinator, Ann Garson, with any questions at 216.593.2814 or e-mail

Kid-friendly fun in Cleveland

June 26, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Posted in Upcoming Events | Leave a comment

Celebrate summer!Looking for kid-friendly fun this summer? Let My People Know Cleveland has two great events for you! There’s camp-style fun for kids 12 and under (and their parents!) at PJ Library Goes to Camp on Sunday, July 1 at Mandel JCC Anisfield Day Camp at Halle Park,  and a rockin’ time for infants, toddlers and their families at Let My People Grow’s 3rd Birthday Party on Sunday, August 5 at the Mandel JCC Sprayground and Pool. For further details on either event, contact Dana at 216.593.2900, ext. 213, or e-mail See you there!

Come soirée with us!

June 8, 2012 at 8:25 am | Posted in News, Upcoming Events | Leave a comment

The party of the year is happening right here in Cleveland! Join the Young Leadership Division for our 4th annual Summer Soirée on Thursday, June 21 at 4:30pm at The Cleveland Racquet Club. Register online and to reserve your tickets now: See you there!

Women Building Bridges March

February 1, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Posted in Upcoming Events | Leave a comment
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On behalf of our partners in the region of Beit Shean/Emek HaMayanot, we invite you to participate in a Cleveland delegation to the fifth Women Building Bridges March, joining an expected 5,000 women from Israel’s Arab and Jewish sectors and Jordan to march together in friendship.

The conference will be held on Thursday, March 10. The march will be on Friday, March 11, at the Old Bridge site adjacent to Kibbutz Gesher on the Bridge for Peace between Jordan and Israel. The dates coincide with the 100th observance of the International Women’s Day. Program highlights will include a joint march through the landscapes of the Jordan River, a bike trip to the Island of Peace, workshops and activities directed towards the women participants as well as performances, sports competitions, opportunities for dialogue and a special commemorative ceremony (see schedule for more information).

Additional partners supporting the march include the Jewish National Fund, the Israeli Ministry of Culture and Sport, the Israeli Ministry of Regional Development, the Authority for the Development of the Galilee and the Israel State Department.

We look forward to your response indicating your interest in participating with us in the Women Building Bridges March and to organizing an extended itinerary for your visit. Please RSVP your interest to Sally Levine at the Federation – or 216.593.2900, ext. 305.

Sincerely, Cindy Attias, P2K Chair Suellen Kadis, Women’s Philanthropy Chair Women Building Bridges March

About the March

In 1994, upon the signing of the peace accords, Sheikh Hussein Bridge was opened for passage of civilians and merchandise between Israel and Jordan. The Valley of the Springs Regional Council viewed this as an opportunity for initiating contacts and generating cooperative working relations with its neighbors from the east, and for mutual ties between the nations on both sides of the border.

The first international women’s march of this kind in the region – Women’s March for Peace – was held in 1999. The march took place along the Israel – Jordan border, along the length of the Jordan River, and approximately 1,500 Israeli women – Jews and Arabs alike – participated. A delegation of women from Jordan arrived and the women marched the length of the route together. Two other marches followed thereafter. The last march was held two years ago when approximately 3,000 women participated from all sectors together with 30 women from Jordan and retired General Mansoor Abu-Rashad, Director of the Institute for Peace and Regional Economic Development in Amman.

Celebrating Jewish Book Month 5771 with an Exhibit on the History of Jewish Printing and Publishing

November 23, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Posted in News, Press Releases, Upcoming Events | Leave a comment

The Jewish people has often been called People of the Book.  Through the ages, the written word has been the means to record and preserve our Jewish history and religious heritage.  Cleveland is fortunate to be home to the Aaron Garber Library at Siegal College, connecting the Jewish community with an extensive repository of our written tradition.  The library holdings comprise northern Ohio’s largest Judaica and Hebraica collection, encompassing the vast range of Jewish knowledge.

History of Printing DisplayDuring spring semester 2010, Marla Levine of the library staff, undertook the challenging task of identifying and describing the rare and special books in the Aaron Garber Library collection.  Upon inspection and continued review of these books, the staff was inspired to plan an exhibit to highlight some of these special treasures.
The Talmud
Since Daniel Bomberg (one of the first and most prominent Christian printers of Hebrew books) opened his printing house in Venice in the second decade of the 16th century, many illustrious printers and publishing enterprises have brought Jewish publications to the world.  Bomberg published the first complete edition of the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmuds (1520-23). David de Caderousse of Avignon (c. 1398-1468) is the first known Jew associated with printing, even before the gentile Johann Gutenberg.  While these early editions are not on display, visitors will see significant works published in pre- Shoah Europe, Israel, the United States and other countries in the Diaspora.

In the planning process, the exhibit evolved into a journey through the history of Jewish printing and publishing, highlighting topics relating to publishing, the book industry, Jewish literature, printing, and the history of the book.  Also incorporated are books from the collections of The Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, The Ohio State University Libraries, and Case Western Reserve University Special Collections Research Center.

Printed Book on DisplayThe items on display are grouped by topic, rather than chronology.  Each component of the display includes books or objects with a narrative piece to elucidate the grouping.

The items on display are but a small sampling of the rare and unique items owned by the Aaron Garber Library.  The exhibit provides just a taste of the topics related to Jewish printing and publishing.  We encourage visitors to pursue this subject further and invite you to start your research in the Aaron Garber Library. Inside the Library is a book display featuring a display which features books and other sources consulted to compile the research for the display.  Any member of the library staff would be happy to guide visitors through the available resources.

The exhibit includes many works published in pre-Shoah Europe in cities like Lvov, Warsaw, Vilna, Vienna and Berlin.The books on display include Hebrew titles such as the poetic narrative of Nahman Fishman, Sisra, published in Lemberg (Lvov), 1841, and a Hebrew translation of Theodor Herzl’s work on the First Zionist Congress, Ha-Kongres ha-Bazila’I, published in Warsaw, 1897.”
Megillah Scroll
The Aaron Garber library also owns a few exemplars of works published in other venues outside of Europe.  The exhibit includes a work from Buenos Aires, Argentina, as well as one from Cape Town, South Africa.

Come view this memorable exhibit of treasured works, some dating back almost two centuries.  The display will continue through December 30th (incorporating Jewish Book Month 5771 and Hanukkah) in the Olyn and Joseph Horwitz Collection exhibit cases in the Siegal College foyer. The College building is open 8:30 am to 5 pm,  Monday through Thursday; 8:30 am to 3 pm, Friday.  (The building is closed November 25, 26, and December 24.)  Siegal College welcomes and encourages visitors to view and discover the diversity and depth of the Jewish written heritage.

PJ Library Goes to Camp Wise

August 18, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Posted in Press Releases, Upcoming Events | Leave a comment

Who: Jewish children and their families.  Sponsored by The PJ Library®, a program of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, and Camp Wise, a program of The Mandel Jewish Community Center of Cleveland.

What: An afternoon of family fun at Camp Wise!  Planned activities include: swimming, arts and crafts, relay races, boating, s’mores, climbing tower, camp-style song session and more!  To prepare children for the upcoming High Holidays, PJ Library kids and their older siblings will also take turns reading the story “Today is the Birthday of the World” by Linda Heller.  Bring a picnic lunch.  Drinks and refreshments will be provided. Continue Reading PJ Library Goes to Camp Wise…


May 24, 2010 at 11:03 am | Posted in eNews, Press Releases, Upcoming Events | Leave a comment

NESHAMA CARLEBACH in concert with Reverend Roger Hambrick and Members of the Green Pastures Baptist Church Choir – THE UNITY TOUR

Prepare to be captivated by the gift of song on Wednesday, June 9, 2010, as Siegal College presents a true Neshama Carlebachinterfaith concert event, Neshama Carlebach’s Unity Tour.  Join us for a special evening concert that will have people of all ages and backgrounds dancing in the aisles with the unique blend of gospel sound and incomparable melodies created by Neshama Carlebach and Reverend Roger Hambrick.  Held at 26600 Shaker Blvd, in the new Fuchs Mizrachi School building, the concert will begin at 7:30 PM.  Tickets are $36 for general admission and $45 for preferred seating.  Group and student discounts are also available.  For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 216-464-4050 or visit . Continue Reading JEWISH GOSPEL MUSIC JOURNEYS TO CLEVELAND JUNE 9, 2010…

This Thursday – A Unique performance about Anne Frank at Siegal College

March 10, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Posted in eNews, Upcoming Events | Leave a comment

The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio and Siegal College present:

Living Voices: Through the Eyes of a Friend

 An interactive performance highlighting a watershed moment in time, Through the Eyes of a Friend is told from the point of view of a fictional best friend of Anne Frank.  Sarah is a composite character inspired by the experiences and testimonies of many individuals who knew Anne Frank, as well as other young people who experienced the Holocaust throughout Europe.

This performance takes place on Thursday, March 11, 7:00 PM at Siegal College, 26500 Shaker Blvd., Beachwood.  It is free and open to the community and appropriate for middle and high school students as well as adults.


February 24, 2010 at 10:54 am | Posted in eNews, Press Releases, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events | 1 Comment

On Sunday, March 7, 2010, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, acclaimed non-fiction writer, and contributing editor for Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair magazines, Rich Cohen, will come to Cleveland for the first time to discuss his latest book, Israel is Real: An Obsessive Quest to Understand the Jewish Nation and its People.  Described by the author as a great epic, like Lawrence of Arabia, this book should appeal to a wide-range of audiences as a way to understand the people and politics that have shaped Israel as a nation.  He will be speaking at Siegal College, 26500 Shaker Blvd., in Beachwood.  Tickets are $12 at the door, or $10 if you reserve your seat before March 1.  Reservations can be made by calling 216.464.4050 or emailing


Volunteers Needed to Address Super Needs in Our Community

February 22, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Posted in Upcoming Events | Leave a comment

Super WeekThe Jewish Community Federation is calling on “Super Heroes” in our community to volunteer during “Super Week,” March 7 through March 14, to make calls at dialathons in support of the 2010 Campaign for Jewish Needs.  Programs and services utilized by approximately 40,000 Greater Clevelanders, and supported by the Jewish Community Federation’s annual Campaign for Jewish Needs, are more critical than ever.

The dialathons will be Sundays, March 7 & 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesday through Thursday, March 9-11, from 7 to 9:30 p.m., at The Mandel Jewish Community Center of Cleveland, 26001 South Woodland Road, Beachwood.  To volunteer, visit, call 216.566.9200, ext. 507 or e-mail

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