The Federation comprises volunteers, contributors, and member agencies, seeking to meet the various human needs of the Jewish community. Its funds are derived primarily from the annual Campaign for Jewish Needs and then allocated to local, national, and overseas beneficiaries.

In addition, other primary Federation functions include community planning and research, community relations, leadership development and philanthropic planning and endowment programs. The Federation's overseas programs and activities create “living” bridges between Jews in Cleveland and Jews around the world. A global community has been transformed into a tightly knit, cohesive family through programs that offer unique opportunities for direct and personal connections to individuals and organizations in Israel, the former Soviet Union, and other locations around the world.  The Federation is currently BTF’s major funder.

Web: Jewish Federation of Cleveland





Partnership 2Gether is a Jewish Agency program connecting some 550 Jewish communities in the Diaspora with 45 Israel Partnership areas. The partnership helps the region deal with its changing education and welfare needs, supports the economic development and facilitates a wide range of relationship-building activities.  BTF works together with P2G in Beit Shean and the Valley of Springs. P2G in Beit Shean and the Valley of Springs is funded by the Jewish Agency and the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. 

Web: Partnership 2Gether






The Israel Association of Community Centers (IACC), aims to build and develop a nationwide network of sustainable local communities, contributing to a strong and resilient society, enabling each person to feel significant and become a partner in his or her community.  The IACC is dedicated to the development and management of advanced complementary educational frameworks, lifelong learning, and equally and comprehensively serving community members with special needs, with a community approach and for a continuum of ages.  IACC operates a nationwide network of 700 community centers that serve millions of residents in more than 200 local authorities from all sectors and populations of Israeli society

 Web:  Israel Association of Community Centers








Community Innovation Networks is part of the Poverty Center at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. The center serves as a network of networks, drawing together the growing number of strength-based and innovative approaches to community change. In a spirit of abundance, practitioners, researchers and communities have access to multiple change models, their professional networks and tools, and capacity building opportunities. These are both in-person and web-based, where users can browse through biographies and contact information of current thought leaders and learn more about their work. Additionally, users are able to learn more about practitioners in the field and find a list of events, opportunities, meet-ups, and conferences and non-conference gatherings, where they can connect with those individuals.

Web: Case Western Poverty Center






The Shdemot Center was set up by Oranim Academic College for Education, Outreach and Community Building.  Shdemot is the name of the department for Community Building. Shdemot works with a wide range of organizations and agencies, municipalities and their staff, non-profits, citizen groups and young adults in northern Israel and nationwide. Its innovative programs for community building, youth education, and citizen empowerment, have helped network between four sectors: citizens, government and schools, non-profits and business.

Web: Shdemot Center for Community Leadership (Oranim College)