For more than 35 years, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Irene Zehman Award has recognized women who demonstrate the highest ideals and practices of volunteer service. This year, the award goes to Mary Ellen Saltzman of Beachwood, founder of Treasures Gift Shop at the Mandel Jewish Community Center (JCC) and Siegal College. Mary Ellen will be honored at the Federation Women’s Spring Luncheon on May 18 at Landerhaven (6111 Landerhaven Drive, Mayfield Heights).
At our 112th Annual Meeting, outgoing Board Chair Reneé Chelm received a standing ovation for three exemplary years of service. Among her many accomplishments, she is credited with helping create a more inclusive Jewish community where everyone can feel welcome.
At the 112th Annual Meeting, our highest civic honor, the Charles Eisenman Award, was presented to Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, Jr. He is a true living legend. His lifetime of service and achievement in issues of civil rights, voting rights, and economic inequality have put him on the forefront of positive change.
Eric Gordon, CEO of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, joined us at our 69th Annual Meeting of the Community Relations Committee to discuss seven principle issues of education. Hear his remarks now:
The 69th Annual Meeting of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland's Community Relations Committee (CRC) featured Wade Henderson, a visionary leader of the human and civil rights movement, as the Sidney Z. Vincent Memorial Lecturer. You can hear all of his remarks in the full video recording of his speech.