The Jewish Federation of Cleveland is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Charles Eisenman Award. As the Federation’s highest honor, the award recognizes an individual or non-profit in the community for their exceptional civic contributions. Recent winners have included Michael Siegal (2017), Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, Jr. (2016), and Thomas W. Adler and Greater Cleveland Food Bank (2014). Nominations are due February 2, 2018.
The Jewish Federation of Cleveland has named Jeffrey Wild as its Chair for the 2019 and 2020 Campaign for Jewish Needs. In this volunteer role, he will be responsible for providing leadership, vision and strategy for the Federation’s annual fundraising effort. Wild, 45, is a partner at Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff, where he serves as the firm’s Administrative Partner, Chief Strategy Officer and chairs its Real Estate & Environmental Practice Group.
Rachel Kraus of Solon has been named the 2017-2018 Roslyn Z. Wolf Cleveland-JDC International Fellow. Established in 2003 by the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and the JDC Entwine Global Jewish Service Corps, the Roslyn Z. Wolf Cleveland-JDC International Fellowship is part of a cohort of 23 young JDC Entwine Global Jewish Service Corps Fellows deployed around the world.
The Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Cleveland Israel Arts Connection will hold gallery open houses for “Hineni: Here I Am,” chronicling Israeli art in Cleveland collections, on Dec. 17 and Dec. 19 at the Roe Green Gallery at the Federation’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Building in Beachwood.