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Links to online information about Federation's move from downtown to Beachwood.

 The Mandel Building on Science Park Drive in Beachwood Ohio,
as of August 2010 the new home of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.
Photo by Arnold Berger.
See more pictures on the Federation website.

Following the example of its national body, at its Annual Meeting on April 26, 2010 our Federation changed its name to Jewish Federation of Cleveland. It had been the "Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland." At the right is its new logo used on its website and emails.

We present these links to web resources about Federation in two groups:

A chronology: the 2008 location decision and its implementation

Listed below are links to all the related press releases on the Federation website, most of the related stories in Cleveland's daily Plain Dealer, and some of the major accounts in the weekly Cleveland Jewish News. Throughout 2008 many issues of the CJN had a story or some reader comments on the debate. Use their new Digital Archive to find them.

10/19/2007 Cleveland Jewish News - first story on possible move, by Margi Herwald Zitelli
Federation looks at options for new headquarters
4/25/2008 New group Keep JCF in Cleveland publishes its website  
5/10/2008 On the Cleveland Jewish News blog
Should the Federation move its HQ east?
Cleveland Jewish News invites young Jews to attend Downtown Dialogues
See CJN facebook page
8/07/2008 Plain Dealer story about Downtown Dialogues, by Steven Litt
.. Federation should stay downtown, meeting participants say
9/03/2008 Report on the Federation website
Report of the Federation Building Committee  (pdf)
9/11/2008 Press release on the Federation website
Board Votes in Favor of Maintaining Downtown Office and Purchasing Second Location on the East Side
9/12/2008 Plain Dealer story, by Robert L Smith
Jewish Federation opts to move bulk of office to Beachwood
9/19/2008 CJN story of Federation decision, by Marilyn Karfeld (written 9/12/2008)
Federation to move east and stay downtown, trustees vote
10/20/2008 Crain's Cleveland Business story, by Stan Bullard
Jewish federation moving offices to former Lamson HQ
10/20/2008 CJN story about Federation's downtown presence, by Margi Herwald Zitelli
It's official: Federation buys Lamson & Sessions building
9/16/2009  Federation announces Mandel Foundation gift of $16 million
entry on Federation's blog  
7/15/2010 Plain Dealer story, by Robert L Smith
Plans to welcome immigrants to Cleveland take another step forward
7/29/2010 Press release on the Federation website
Federation announces opening of Mandel Building on August 2
8/29/2010 Plain Dealer story. by Thomas Ott
Cleveland school district agrees to lease vacant Federation building

Below - a Google Satellite View of the new headquarters