IDF Seminar – Making a Difference

June 7, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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JULIE AUERBACH

Senior Associate, International Operations

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Just after the Campaign closed earlier this month, a seminar for officers associated with our IDF projects was convened in Israel. It marked the third seminar we’ve brought to commanders at Havat HaShomer and MAKAM (Center for the Advancement of Special Populations), and the first for those working with at-risk women in HAGAM and in SIBA, a special unit located at Havat HaShomer that works throughout the IDF to enable those in command positions to better understand the needs of at-risk youth. Continue Reading IDF Seminar – Making a Difference…

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PresenTense 2012 – Meet the Fellows!

May 30, 2012 at 10:09 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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5 Minutes with David Franklin
Venture: Jews, Rock and Roll: Jewish America told through Music
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Who inspired you to launch this venture?

In speaking with Terry Stewart, President of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I was inspired by his passion and respect for Judaism and deep understanding of the role Jews have played in Rock and Roll.

Where will your venture be in a year?

With start-up funding, we’ll begin the design and fabrication of the exhibit. Our design firm will build a prototype to help funders better visualize and understand the exhibit. We will have a fundraiser on January 8 in New York City. Continue Reading PresenTense 2012 – Meet the Fellows!…

PresenTense 2012 – Meet the Fellows!

May 30, 2012 at 10:00 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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5 Minutes with Elana Averbach
Venture: KickStartLove

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What change do you hope to make?

I hope to offer Jewish organizations an effective solution to increasing youth engagement – speed dating parties that will connect singles and forge lasting relationships with Jewish institutions. Continue Reading PresenTense 2012 – Meet the Fellows!…

PresenTense 2012 – Meet the Fellows!

May 30, 2012 at 9:56 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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5 Minutes with Ori Akrish
Venture:  Shabatana
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Who inspired you to launch this venture?

Growing up, my family used to have a “mandatory” Shabbat dinner every Friday night. While I hated it as a teenager, today I appreciate the effort my family made to spend quality family time together. Continue Reading PresenTense 2012 – Meet the Fellows!…

PresenTense 2012 – Meet the Fellows!

May 30, 2012 at 9:43 am | Posted in PresenTense Fellowship 2012 | Leave a comment
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5 Minutes with Rebecca Meiser
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Venture:

Kindness Counts

Who inspired you to launch this venture?

I was noticing on campus the disconnect between students. Busy as they were on their phones, iPods, and iPads, they’d stop seeing one another and the world around them. They were losing compassion. Continue Reading PresenTense 2012 – Meet the Fellows!…

Michael Siegal Elected New Chair of Jewish Federation of Cleveland; Additional Officers Elected

June 17, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Posted in Press Releases | Leave a comment
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Michael Siegal, a devoted Cleveland corporate and civic leader, was elected board chair of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland at its May 26, 2010, meeting of the Board of Trustees.  He is the 27th board chair of the 107-year-old organization.  Also named as officers were Vice Chairs Reneé Chelm, Jeffrey M. Kahn, Keith Libman, Betty Rosskamm and Judy Klein Willensky; Treasurer J. David Heller and Associate Treasurer Randall J. Korach. Continue Reading Michael Siegal Elected New Chair of Jewish Federation of Cleveland; Additional Officers Elected…

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