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Legislature passes bipartisan bill banning state contracts with companies engaged in BDS against Israel or others. Measure also includes potential to increase investment in Israel Bonds by millions.

Ohio Moves to Protect Nonprofits from Terrorism

Statement of Ohio Jewish Communities on Signing of HB 476

Included in this law is funding of over $7.3 million to help nonprofits “target harden” their facilities against terrorist attack. Ohio is only the second state in the nation (after California) to enact such a program.

Ohio becomes 15th State to Act Against BDS

December 12, 2016    

Legislature passes bipartisan bill banning state contracts with companies engaged in BDS against Israel or others. Measure also includes potential to increase investment in Israel Bonds by millions.

Ohio Moves to Protect Nonprofits from Terrorism

December 13, 2016

Over $7 million to be made available with passage of "target hardening" grant program that makes State a national leader

Statement of Ohio Jewish Communities on Signing of HB 476

December 19, 2016

With Governor Kasich's signature, Ohio becomes the latest state to stand up against the discrimination based on national origin inherent in efforts to boycott, divest, or sanction Israel

Congress Steps in On JCC Security

February 22, 2017

In the wake of some sixty bomb threats against Jewish community centers and other Jewish institutions, Congress has stepped in - and up - in a big, and bipartisan way.  

Safer Schools & Pre-Schools Grant Enacted in Ohio’s Budget

Nonpublic schools and pre-schools see new program for funding police officers

Ohio's Jewish Federations Daylong Fly-In Focuses on Security

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June 12, 2019

Key community priorities are funded, including $8.5 million in nonprofit security grants and school safety grants to combat new wave of terrorism

Ohio Jewish Communities Statement on Substitute House Bill 166

Safer Schools & Pre-Schools Grant Enacted in Ohio’s Budget

Ohio's Jewish Federations Daylong  Fly-In Focuses on Security

Congress Steps in on JCC Security

 

Statement by Ohio Jewish Communities on Governor Kasich's Signature of HB 384 and the Security Grant Program

Ohio Jewish Communities and Ohio’s Jewish Federations meet with nearly the entire Congressional Delegation on this critical communal need

Nonpublic schools and pre-schools see new program for funding police officers

In a letter coauthored by Reps. Stephanie Murphy and Joe Crowley, signed by over 150 additional Members - including at least half the Ohio delegation - Congress asks the Attorney General, the Homeland Security Secretary, and the FBI Director to pull out the stops.

With Governor Kasich's signature, Ohio becomes the latest state to stand up against the discrimination based on national origin inherent in efforts to boycott, divest, or sanction Israel

Over $7 million to be made available with passage of "target hardening" grant program that makes State a national leader

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March 14, 2019

Ohio Jewish Communities and Ohio’s Jewish Federations meet with nearly the entire Congressional Delegation on this critical communal need

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January 5, 2017

Yesterday, Governor John Kasich signed HB 384 into law.  It had passed both chambers by wide, overwhelming, and bi-partisan margins.

Included in this law is funding of over $7.3 million to help nonprofits “target harden” their facilities against terrorist attack. Ohio is only the second state in the nation (after California) to enact such a program.

Joyce Garver Keller ob”m

May 2016

Joyce Garver Keller served as Executive Director of Ohio Jewish Communities for 25 years before retiring at the end of June 2015.  She was a tireless advocate not only for Israel, but also for anyone in need (she was well known for saying that “Israel is number one, but not the only one”). She was a believer in bringing communities and individuals together to overcome differences and solve problems (after all, “A problem with a solution is not a problem”). However, her heart always belonged to the Jewish community and Israel, for which she had unlimited passion and love.  

Joyce left an indelible mark on most anyone she came into contact with and impacted more lives than she could have ever imagined.  

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