Jewish Federation of Cleveland
We promote the well-being of our community, its members, and Jews throughout the world; enhance the continuity, security, and unity of the Jewish community; increase understanding of Jewish values and their application to improve people’s lives; encourage our members to fulfill the responsibility of tikkun olam, to make the world a better place; support Israel as a Jewish and democratic state; and promote collective action by individuals and organizations to advance these purposes.
For more than 115 years, the Federation has created the critical scale necessary to drive meaningful social change and provide relief in times of crisis in ways no one person or organization could do alone. As Jewish Cleveland’s hub for innovative solutions and collaborative services, the Federation is able to change and improve lives in Cleveland, Israel, and around the world. Thanks to the generous support of our donors and the tireless efforts of our beneficiaries, Cleveland is one of the most vibrant and caring Jewish communities in the world.
Akiva High School · Bellefaire JCB · Cleveland Hillel Foundation · Fuchs Mizrachi School · Gross Schechter Day School · Hebrew Academy of Cleveland · Hebrew Shelter Home · Hillel at Kent State University · Jewish Education Center of Cleveland · Jewish Family Service Association · Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School · Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage · Mandel JCC · Menorah Park Center for Senior Living · Yeshiva Derech HaTorah
Erika B. Rudin-Luria, President
J. David Heller, Board Chair
Jewish Federation of Cleveland Community Options
The Community Options program under the auspices of the Jewish Federation provides the necessary program supports and services for older adults to continue to live independently in two apartment buildings in Cleveland.
Jewish Federation of Cleveland Chaplaincy Commission
Comforts members of the Jewish community in hospitals, nursing homes, the military and prisons through correspondence and visits from rabbis and volunters.
Jewish Federation of Cleveland PJ Library®
The PJ Library® (“PJ” for “pajamas”) program sends free, high-quality Jewish books and music each month to Cleveland children ages 6 months to 8.5 years. Since 2009, PJ Library has sent more than 152,000 books to more than 4,000 Jewish children in Cleveland. We can’t wait to start sending your...
Jewish Federation of Cleveland I-Connect
I-Connect exposes teens and young adults in Cleveland to a variety of immersive Israel experiences, such as Birthright, Onward Israel, and Masa Israel Journey. Whether the experience is 10 days, 2 months, or 1 year, participants will have opportunities to deepen their connection to Israeli life and culture and grow...
Jewish Federation of Cleveland Welcome Baby Gift
Provides a welcome package of gifts for the baby and introduces families to the joys of Jewish Cleveland.