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Recent Violence in Israel

Recent days have seen significant clashes between Palestinian protestors and Israeli security forces. While the violence had centered on Jerusalem, it has now spread to other parts of Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank. Israel is currently in a state of emergency.  

We condemn the incitement to violence by the Palestinian Authority and Hamas and urge all parties to do what they can to deescalate the situation, and we stand in solidarity with Israel's right to defend itself against terrorists.


Youngstown Stands with Israel

Israel has been under relentless rocket attacks from terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip that have caused extensive damage, terrible injuries, and loss of life. Millions of adults and children, living in fear, race for shelter each time the sirens sound. Through the Jewish Federations of North America, we are in constant contact with our partners on the ground in Israel, The Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), which are carefully assessing the needs related to trauma, emergency shelter, and repair of homes and community buildings. 

A fund has been set up to address the needs of traumatized children, adults and families, and support victims of terror. If you would like to help support our family in Israel during this time of crisis please click to donate below. 

Help Keep the Residents at Heritage Manor Safe.

While so many nursing homes have struggled with tragic losses, we have not had one case of COVID among our residents since the start of the pandemic.


Currently, we can take care of 72 residents.  However, we only have 42 private rooms.  This pandemic has shown that shared living spaces are a grave detriment to necessary infection control.  Therefore, we are building a new wing that will include:

  • 12 private rooms
  • A dedicated nurses’ station 
  • A dining room for residents to enjoy meals with their families

Once the wing is complete we plan to move on to privatizing the shared rooms in the existing building and expanding short term skilled nursing and rehabilitation services.  We also plan to create enhanced hospice care options.


Apply Now for the Mildred Engel Nursing Scholarship

This fund was established in 1992 to provide financial assistance to an individual(s) needing a scholarship to secure an associate or baccalaureate degree in nursing. The scholarship award may cover tuition and transportation costs up to $10,000.00 annually. Click the image for more information.

Sam Kooperman, 1947-2021

Sam was our leader who changed the Jewish community for the better, said Andrew Lipkin, Federation CEO. He was known throughout the Valley as a pillar of the community, a tireless worker, and a devoted champion for all. Sam devoted his life to the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation, spending 41 years in various capacities, including 30 of them as its leader. Click on the image to make a donation to Federation in memory of Sam.

Jewish Journal Monthly Magazine


Click here to read the latest issue. 

Sam Kooperman Endowment

The Sam Kooperman Endowment provides scholarships for Jewish overnight camping experiences for Jewish youth and provides scholarships for Jewish young adults to study in Israel. In both cases, it is for those who reside in the Mahoning and Shenango Valley region. Click on the image for an application (due June 30).

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