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[Times of Israel] A Strategic Approach to the Ukraine Emergency

Since the war in Ukraine broke out, we have been to the region three times, to the border twice, and to the command centers of our relief agencies in Jerusalem.  Leaders of over thirty different major Jewish communities from across North America have been on these trips as well, seeing for …

[CJN:] Clevelander’s Idea nearly Two Decades Ago Saving Jewish Lives Today

Days before Stephen H. Hoffman was due in Jerusalem for the 2003 General Assembly of United Jewish Communities, truck bombs detonated in front of two synagogues in Istanbul, Turkey. In a post-9/11 world, Hoffman was already concerned. He feared there might be a day when Middle East terrorism…

[American Israelite:] JFC releases Covid-19 Relief Fund distribution data

In early 2020, the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati created the Covid-19 Relief Fund in response to the pandemic’s impact on the Cincinnati Jewish community. Through September 2021, more than one and a half  million dollars in grants has been distributed to help our agencies, organizations…

[American Israelite:] The Cincinnati 2030 Community Forum

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More than a hundred people attended a virtual forum to discuss the needs of the Cincinnati Jewish community for the Cincinnati 2030 strategic plan. The forum was hosted by the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, supported by more than thirty synagogues, schools, agencies, and other organization…

[American Israelite:] Federation hires YAD Development Officer

The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati has hired Liam Reis as its new Young Adult Division (YAD) Development Officer, filling the role formerly held by Jaynie Levinson who is now Women’s Philanthropy Director. Reis will be responsible for identifying, cultivating, and developing young Jewish …