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The Jewish Federation of Cleveland was founded in 1903 as the Federation of Jewish Charities. Today "Federation" is one of our nation's oldest and strongest organizations of its type.

Federation is (we quote from their Who We Are pag):

... a nonprofit organization that supports and builds the Cleveland Jewish and general communities. It plays a central role in developing and maintaining a sense of unity among Cleveland's Jewish community. Our work is based on the Jewish values of tzedakah - justice, tikkun olam - making the world a better place, and chesed - kindness. ...

This page is the introduction and index to our pages on the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.


Federation's Service Area
From the Federation-commissioned population study
Jewish Cleveland 2004
by Mark S. Rosentraub, Ph.D. and Kathryn W. Hexter

For the full population study, click here.  [pdf  700 Kb]

Federation and its history
Federation History Encyc. Cleve History
Founding in 1903 on this website
History, written for its centenary in 2003 (pdf) on this website
Names and logos over the years on this website
Locations over the years on this website
Essay in CJN by Samuel Goldhamer 9/17/1965 CJN Archive