YOUNG LEADERSHIP DIVISION
18 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
YOUNG LEADERSHIP DIVISION
YLD IS THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF CLEVELAND’S YOUNG LEADERSHIP DIVISION. WE CONNECT YOUNG JEWISH 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!
The Jewish Federation of Cleveland is the only Jewish organization that considers the needs of our community as a whole and plans for its future. Not to brag, but... Over 1,000 Cleveland volunteers help lead decision-making about our local and global communityâ€™s welfare. They are our lay leaders and they are active in guiding our communityâ€™s direction. Based on our recent population study, there are 80,000 Jewish Clevelanders; and, each one can feel safe knowing that our community collective is here for you in good times or in bad times. We are one of the largest grant makers in Ohio. Last year, we made more than 6,600 grants totaling over $212 million to Jewish and general causes. We are helping make our community stronger.
When you connect to YLD, you become part of a network that reaches our local Jewish community and cares for the global Jewish world.
BEING YOUNG CONNECTED & GOES BEYOND
YLD & FEDERATION:
connect here AND BE PART OF SOMETHING
GET TO KNOW US
We host events throughout the year, from volunteer events to networking happy hours to feel-good fundraisers; there is always a reason to get together as a community and strengthen our relationships with each other.
We host two major community events each year, Summer SoirĂŠe and The Big Event, collectively attracting nearly 1,000 young adults for social and philanthropic good.
We partner with other Jewish young adult groups in town, and several general community groups too! Whatever your passion, we have a place for you.
YOU CAN INTERACT WITH THE
ENTIRE SCOPE OF
WE WANT TO GET TO KNOW YOU! WE LOVE GETTING EMAILS FROM NEW COMMUNITY MEMBERS—OR FOLKS THINKING ABOUT MOVING AND WONDERING ABOUT WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE YOUNG AND JEWISH IN THE CLEVELAND AREA. IF YOU’VE GOT QUESTIONS, WE’VE GOT ANSWERS. DROP US A LINE TO MEET UP FOR COFFEE. firstname.lastname@example.org WE ARE HAPPY TO WELCOME YOU TO CLEVELAND!
THE Jewish community.
THAT DOESN’T HAPPEN EVERYWHERE.
WE ARE MORE THAN SOCIAL,
WEâ€™RE UNIQUE! BECAUSE WE ARE PART OF A HUGE NON-PROFIT WITH
BE A LEADER
Every year, Jewish Clevelanders between the ages of 21 and 45 have the opportunity to participate in high quality leadership development training with us. Our flagship program, LEADS (Leadership, Education, And Development Series), fosters your leadership skills as a professional and volunteer through working with senior leaders. You can meet new people who share a passion for Jewish life and advance personally and professionally through leadership training. You can also make national connections through National Young Leadership Cabinet. With more than 4,000 alumni, Cabinet is the premiere leadership program of the Jewish Federations of North America, our national partner.
WE ALSO HAVE OUR OWN BOARD! BOARD MEMBERS DRIVE YLD ACTIVITY IN OUR THREE CORE AREAS OF ENGAGEMENT, LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, AND PHILANTHROPY. FIND YOUR SEAT AT THE TABLE AND SEE YOUR IDEAS COME TO LIFE!
DO A MITZVAH! EACH YEAR, JEWISH CLEVELANDERS COME TOGETHER TO DO HANDS-ON VOLUNTEERING AT YLDAYS OF CARING.
TOGETHER, WE HELP IMPROVE LIVES BY VOLUNTEERING WITH LOCAL NON-PROFITS.
What’s your “thing?”WE HAVE YOUR FIT!
Through YLD, hundreds of young adults have made new friends who share an interest in doing good around our community. Working in the Jewish and general community, we explore different parts of our great city and partner with its many important organizations to help make peopleâ€™s lives better. Meanwhile, we get to know each other better too!
JUST WALK THROUGH THIS OPEN DOOR
SHALOM CHAVERIM! (THAT’S “FRIENDS” IN HEBREW)
If you’re interested in Israel travel experiences, we’ve got a onestop shop just for you. I-connect (jewishcleveland.org/iconnect) invites young adults to pick your perfect Israel travel experience, whether you want to go for the first time or can’t wait to go again! “Exploring Israel has been one of the best experiences of my life.” – Hayden, Cleveland Community Birthright Participant “I began the summer looking forward to the electric Israeli energy I experienced on Birthright. When the summer ended, I’d gotten so much more.” – Claire, Onward Intern “The warmth of the Beit Shean community is exactly the Israel I was looking for.” – Michele, Masa Israel Teaching Fellow
The Federation’s Weinberg Young Leadership Mission to Israel happens every other year. A cohort of Cleveland young adults under 35 can receive a subsidy to see what Israel has in store! Experience Israel’s vibrant arts and culture scene, learn about innovative technology, network with leaders in the nation’s up and coming industries, taste the flavors of the country, and find your own connection to Israel. It’s an experience you’ll never forget!
WE PROVIDE UNWAVERING SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL. WE ARE ADVOCATES FOR THE ISRAELI PEOPLE, OUR PEOPLE. HELP US EDUCATE AND INFORM THE JEWISH AND GENERAL COMMUNITY, AS WE HONOR THOSE WHO HAVE COME BEFORE US AND PAVE THE WAY FOR THOSE WHO WILL COME AFTER.
CONNECT TO JEWISH LIFE AND CULTURE IN A PERSONAL, POWERFUL WAY AND
YOU ARE THE NEXT GENERATION OF
WE ARE BUILDING A NETWORK OF ISRAEL ADVOCATES TO ENSURE THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A COUNTRY WHERE WE ARE ALL WELCOME, WHERE WE ALL BELONG.
WE ARE PHILANTHROPISTS! OUR CAMPAIGN FOR JEWISH NEEDS IS THE ANNUAL FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN THAT ENSURES OUR COMMUNITY’S VITALITY AND VIBRANCY IN THE YEAR AHEAD. WITH YOUR HELP, PEOPLE’S LIVES GET BETTER AND OUR COMMUNITY IS STRONGER. WE ARE JEWISH CLEVELAND & WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER!
Whether we are feeding the hungry, comforting the sick, caring for the elderly, educating youth, ensuring a Jewish future, or supporting Israel, our Jewish community stands together. And, together, we can make the world a better place.
91 cents of every dollar goes directly to the community for priority programs and services.
BEN-GURION SOCIETY (BGS)
Helping make history happen, BGS members are young men and women who donate $1,000 or more to our annual Campaign to do good around the globe. These passionate donors are recognized at special events throughout the year.
CHANGES LIVES IN CLEVELAND, ISRAEL, AND 70 COUNTRIES AROUND THE GLOBE,
AS WE ASPIRE TO
leave no community member behind.
IN JUDAISM, THE NUMBER 18 STANDS FOR CHAI, OR LIFE. THAT’S WHY WE TOAST L’CHAIM (TO LIFE)! THAT’S ALSO WHY WE GAVE YOU 18 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT YLD – THIS IS OUR LIFE AND OUR COMMUNITY! LET’S ENJOY IT TOGETHER. GET TO KNOW US, BECOME A LEADER, AND EXPLORE THE WORLD WITH THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF CLEVELAND AND YLD.
L’CHAIM! (To life!) WE CAN’T WAIT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
Meet Jessie Bruder Director, Young Leadership Division email@example.com 216-593-2869
YOU ARE HERE #JewishCleveland www.jewishcleveland.org
Jewish Federation of Cleveland Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Building 25701 Science Park Drive Cleveland, Ohio 44122
THIS IS WHERE YOUNG JEWISH PEOPLE CONNECT
You don’t have to be very religious, or maybe you are; you might be really into volunteer work, or maybe just interested in trying something new; you could have met your soul mate, or this feels like a good time. Wherever you are in your life journey, we know others who are there too! We will help you connect to Cleveland’s vibrant, diverse, and welcoming Jewish community of young adults age 21 to 45.
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Jewish Cleveland's Young Leadership Division