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 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 PJ Our Way
PJ Our Way offers the gift of exceptional books with Jewish themes to kids ages 9-12 -– books that they choose themselves! The PJ Our Way website is a safe place where kids can choose books, write reviews, and share ideas with others from around the country. All content on...
Jewish Federation of Cleveland Young Family Engagement
Looking for something fun to do? Connect with Jewish Cleveland for meet and greets with other families like yours and learn about the many family-friendly activities throughout Cleveland that you can explore. Our PJ Library Engagement Ambassadors connect all types of Jewish families to each other and to Jewish experiences,...
Cleveland Israel Arts Connection
The Cleveland Israel Arts Connection is a program of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, connecting our community with the most dynamic 21st century cultural experiences that Israel has to offer. Working in partnership with Northeast Ohio’s leading arts organizations, we strive to identify, enhance, promote and create unique and engaging...
Jewish Federation of Cleveland Young Leadership Division
YLD connects Jewish young adults to each other and the community through social, volunteer, leadership, and philanthropic activities. This is your gateway to Cleveland’s vibrant and welcoming Jewish community. Be part of something bigger! When you connect to YLD, you become part of a network that reaches our local Jewish...