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From time to time, the Cleveland Jewish News will feature local agencies, organizations and synagogues and the programs and activities taking place within their Circle of Life.

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I am a volunteer EMT. I am part of a network of 6,000-plus volunteers who drop whatever they are doing when a medical emergency occurs and rush to save lives. Two years ago, a training course opened up in Efrat, where I live, run by United Hatzalah of Israel, an organization that provides al…

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This summer will be my fourth and final year participating in the JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest – an Olympic-style sporting and arts event for Jewish teens from around the world. This summer they will be hosted in both San Diego and at Pace University in New York City. I’m hoping to attend …

On Sept. 1, I had the privilege with 17 other travelers of what turned out to be the trip of a lifetime. Each of us embarked with certain expectations, but none of us could have anticipated either the emotional impact of our pilgrimage – of joy and optimism far more than that of loss and sor…

While the day designated on the Jewish calendar as Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, is the 27th of Nisan, which this year corresponds with May 2, the International Holocaust Remembrance Day established by the United Nations is Jan. 27. Even as each of the days is meant to recall th…