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DO IT FOR OUR COMMUNIT Y “I AM THE CHAIR OF THE 2016 CAMPAIGN FOR JEWISH NEEDS, THE ANNUAL FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN THAT ENSURES OUR COMMUNITY’S VITALITY AND VIBRANCY IN THE YEAR AHEAD. WHETHER WE ARE FEEDING THE HUNGRY, COMFORTING THE SICK, CARING FOR THE ELDERLY, EDUCATING OUR YOUTH, ENSURING A JEWISH FUTURE, OR SUPPORTING ISRAEL, OUR JEWISH COMMUNITY STANDS TOGETHER. AND TOGETHER, WE CAN MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE. I HOPE YOU’LL JOIN ME IN CELEBRATING WHAT WE’VE ACCOMPLISHED, AND BE INSPIRED TO HELP MAKE THIS YEAR OUR BEST ONE YET.”
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DO IT FOR C LEVELAND WE ASPIRE TO LEAVE NO COMMUNITY MEMBER BEHIND 36% of Cleveland Jewish households say they are “just managing” financially. That’s why in just one year our community provided over 3,600 local students with financial aid to attend preschool, day school, summer camp or college. When tragedy strikes, our community has a support network for people like Marci, whose children deserve the stability of staying in their nurturing Jewish classrooms and building their Jewish identity. When we work together none of us are alone.
“BECAUSE OF THE OUTPOURING OF SUPPORT THAT THE JEWISH COMMUNITY GIVES TO THE FEDERATION, AND THE FEDERATION THEN ALLOCATES TO PEOPLE IN NEED, WE ARE ABLE TO KEEP THINGS AS CONSISTENT AS POSSIBLE IN OUR FAMILY.” —MARCI
DO IT FOR THE CLEVELAND AND ISRAEL CONNECTION “FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER COMING TO ISRAEL I TRAVELED THE SAME PATH MY GRANDPARENTS DID DECADES AGO, WALKING ON THE GROUND THEY WALKED ON, SITTING WHERE THEY SAT. THEY ALWAYS TOLD ME ISRAEL IS HOME. SOMEWHERE DEEP IN MY HEART I KNEW THEY WERE RIGHT.”
WE BUILD JEWISH IDENTITY 39 national college campuses are expected to combat student-led divestment efforts in the coming school year as part of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement (BDS), which threatens to delegitimize the state of Israel. That’s why, in just one year, our community helped send approximately 45,000 young adults from across the country and around the globe to Israel. These young people are the voice of the next generation, sharing our Jewish pride among their peers today and into the future. When we work together none of us are alone.
DO IT FOR ISRAEL
WE PROVIDE UNWAVERING SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL
82% of Druze men enlist in the Israeli army and nearly all of them face difficulties in social and cultural integration when they leave. That’s why our Cleveland community invests in training programs to help people from all backgrounds succeed in Israeli society. In just one year, our intervention and training programs for at-risk Israeli men and women have helped change more than 6,000 lives. When we work together none of us are alone.
“WE ARE READY TO SACRIFICE OUR LIVES AND DEFEND OUR PEOPLE AND COUNTRY, WHILE AT THE SAME TIME SEEKING PEACE AND FREEDOM TO CREATE A BETTER WORLD FOR OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS, AND FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS TO COME.”
DO IT FOR THE ISRAEL AND AROUND-THE-GLOBE CONNECTION “THE EXCITEMENT CAME AS WE LANDED IN ISRAEL. OLIM WERE KNEELING DOWN AND KISSING THE GROUND. IT WAS A VERY POWERFUL MOMENT TO SEE THE FULL SPECTRUM OF THE WORK THAT THE FEDERATION IS DOING.” —BRYAN
WE SECURE OUR JEWISH FUTURE
Relative to its size, Israel is the largest immigrantabsorbing nation on earth. Each year, our Cleveland community works with our international partner, the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), to help thousands of Jews from around the world make aliyah to Israel. When Jews are struggling and need a safe haven, we are there to support them. When we work together none of us are alone.
DO IT FOR 70 COUNTRIES AROUND THE DO GLOBE IT FOR WE CARE FOR JEWS WHEREVER THEY ARE
70,000 Jews are estimated to live well below the poverty line in Ukraine, where violence has erupted and conflict continues. That’s why we work with our international partner, the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), to offer a lifeline to basic needs. For tens of thousands of destitute seniors and families living across the globe and around the corner, we provide essentials like food, medicine, and home care. We are caring for family members we have never met. When we work together none of us are alone.
“SHELL FRAGMENTS WERE ALL OVER THE BED. THERE WAS SMOKE IN THE APARTMENT. IT FELT LIKE SOMETHING HOT FLEW OVER ME. I FROZE WITH FEAR. I COULD NOT REALIZE HOW I WOULD SURVIVE… WE WOULD NOT HAVE SURVIVED THESE MONTHS WITHOUT YOU.” —RAISA
2015 Allocations Report
DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS For fiscal year July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016.
Sources of funds
In addition to the 2015 Campaign, the Federation received and allocated $1,788,077 from United Way Services, and $620,000 from Prior Year Collections*. Those dollars supplemented allocations to partner agencies to fund unmet community needs. Total funds allocated after allowances for Campaign costs, collections and centrally administered services were $28,860,426.
JFNA/Overseas: $11,587,403 | 40%
DO IT FOR OUR PARTNERS
LOCAL PARTNERS (a)
The Agnon School Akiva High School Fuchs Mizrachi School Gross Schechter Day School Hebrew Academy of Cleveland Jewish Education Center of Cleveland Siegal College Educational Foundation CWRU Siegal Lifelong Learning
502,675 141,451 492,291 411,884 1,233,769 1,131,172 221,000 150,000
Security Services Jewish Community Security
Bellefaire Jewish Children’s Bureau Cleveland Hillel Foundation Hebrew Shelter Home Hillel at Kent State University Mandel Jewish Community Center Jewish Family Service Association Jewish Federation of Cleveland Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage** Menorah Park Center for Senior Living Montefiore
$ 1,105,855 618,222 83,711 191,247 1,901,175 2,578,168 1,413,762 220,000 419,235 342,567
Local Human Services: $8,873,942 | 31% ** candidacy status
Local Education Services: $7,449,061 | 26% National Agencies: $755,020 | 3%
* From 2009 through 2014, the Jewish Federation Endowment Fund Committee provided grants each year to be used for local needs. In 2014-15, “Prior Year Collections (PYC)” replaced this funding. PYC refers to funds collected for prior years’ campaigns that had originally been reserved as part of shrinkage. The Federation Board of Trustees determined PYC funds will supplement the campaign at a declining rate until 2019-20.
(a) Total includes support through the Fund for the Jewish Future. Administered by the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland, the fund received $3,164,819 from the 2015 Campaign for Jewish Needs to support educational programs and services at local synagogues, day schools and partner agencies.
(b) Beneficiaries of this funding are: Association of Jewish Family and Children’s Agencies, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, Hillel Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, JCC Association, Jewish Council for Public Affairs, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, and National Council Supporting Eurasian Jewry (formerly NCSJ), American Jewish World Service, and BBYO International.
American Jewish Committee Anti-Defamation League BBYO Hadassah Jewish Council for Public Affairs
Jewish War Veterans National Alliance (b) Hillel at Miami University Hillel at Ohio University
INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS $11,587,403
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) Overseas Connections Committee, Jewish Federation of Cleveland World ORT Ethiopian National Project
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Published on Oct 28, 2015