Impact Stories

Staying Prepared Through Security Training

Helping to keep Jewish Cleveland saf has long been a top priority for the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and its security provider JFC Security, LLC.

Clevelanders Shine a Light on Hate

During the Chanukah season, the Federation joined with community partners and people of all faiths to celebrate the holiday with a community menorah lighting service.

Responding to the Ukrainian Refugee Crisis

In March 2022, Jewish Federation of Cleveland then-Board Chair J. David Heller, Federation President Erika B. Rudin-Luria, and Federation Board of Trustees Member Rebecca C. Heller traveled to the border of Poland and Ukraine.

Adding Up The Progress Of STEM In Israel

The Cleveland community invested in our learning environment. My teachers in the classrooms are able to focus on giving the children the skills and tools to learn and succeed.

Cleveland Students Create the Art of Yom Hashoah

Each year, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Community Relations Committee (CRC) partners with the Kol Israel Foundation to host the Yom Hashoah Creative Arts Contest for Jewish and non-Jewish middle school and high school students.

Reuniting Families in Israel

180 Ethiopians Jews made aliyah to Israel with help from Jewish Federations of North America, the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), and the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.

Strengthening Community Ties for 75 Years

Throughout previous generations, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Community Relations Committee (CRC) has fought against antisemitism.

Survivor's Story Helps Us 'Never Forget'

Jewish Cleveland Holocaust survivor Erika Gold shared her story of survival on Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The Art of Remembering the Holocaust

Testimony Theater Cleveland is a program in which students interview Holocaust survivors and their families.

Jewish Cleveland Celebrates Israel

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland celebrated the 74th Birthday of Israel at Yom Ha'atzmaut.

Jewish Summer Camp is Back!

April 30, 2020, the Mandel Jewish Community Center made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Camp Wise summer due to the worsening COVID–19 pandemic.

Escaping Ukraine: One Family’s Fight for Freedom

In February 2022, just minutes before men aged 16-60 were banned from evacuating Ukraine, the Jasnogor family crossed into Poland from Lviv.

Giving Vital Help to the People of Ukraine

Natalia was born in Dnipro on April 15, 1934. Her family moved to Odessa in 1938. In 1941 the family was evacuated to Siberia.

Israeli Program Helping Kids Succeed

How did the kid with poor social skills from Kibbutz Kfar Ruppin who almost dropped out of school become an educator?

Jewish Cleveland’s Security Technology a First for U.S.

Jewish Cleveland Becomes First Faith-Based Community in US to Link Security Camera System Directly to 24-hour Emergency Communications Center

Students Honor Holocaust Victims with Special Ceremony

For nearly 10 years, Hillel at Kent State University and the AEPi fraternity have held a name-reading ceremony to commemorate Yom HaShoah.