12 Under 36 Virtual Awards Ceremony

12 Under 36 Virtual Awards Ceremony

The Cleveland Jewish News and Classic Lexus present 12 Under 36: Members of the Tribe, a virtual awards ceremony to recognize 12 members of the community under the age of 36, impacting Jewish Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. Registration is FREE but required to have access to the virtual awards ceremony on August 20 at 6 p.m. Please note: This is normally a ticketed event. In lieu of requiring ticket purchases, the CJPC appreciates your consideration in purchasing a $54 ticket for this unique virtual event during the pandemic, which includes a one year print and e-edition subscription to the Cleveland Jewish News ($63.95 value).

The 2019 class of 12 Under 36: Members of the Tribe

Ben, 32, manager of public programs and “Stop the Hate” at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, feels Judaism plays a big part in his community role. Growing up in Toledo, the Shaker Heights resident knew he would end up in Cleveland eventually. Having been involved in BBYO and Camp Wise, Be…

Joshua, 28, is an attorney at McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA. Whether he’s playing tennis, working out or spending time with his family, the Cleveland resident places importance on community outreach. A member of The Temple-Tifereth Israel, Josh spends time with organization…

Shoshana, 35, wanted to be a foreign diplomat or a doctor. But as the co-founder of Israel Medical Fund, the Congregation Alexander congregant has the ability to mix her dreams with reality, all the while helping Israel and its people. A resident of University Heights, Shoshana frequently tr…

David, 28, a litigation associate at Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, incorporates Judaism into every facet of his life. The values instilled in him from a young age, especially how Judaism shapes the world, guides the Congregation Shaarey Tikvah congregant’s decisions and actions, whether perso…

Justin, 35, who works in business development at Federal Equipment Co. lists philanthropy as one of his main hobbies. A member of B’nai Jeshurun Congregation, the Cleveland resident lends a hand to Friends of JCC Krakow, Ride For The Living, JFNA’s National Young Leadership Cabinet, Jewish F…

Ethan, 32, is CEO and president at MAGNET: The Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network, and loves spending time with his three daughters. Other than his career and family, Ethan finds time to give back to the community that supports him. A member of Congregation Shaarey Tikvah, the Beachwo…

Kristin, 26, is a member of Temple Israel. Finding her niche as a law clerk at the Medina County Prosecutor’s Office, the Akron resident does what she can out of the office for the community that supports her. She notes her community involvement is inspired by Cathy Baer and Dianne Newman, w…

Ari, 24, grew up wanting to play point guard for the New York Knicks. Though today he’s managing partner at the Green Block Group, Ari uses his imagination to navigate business or investment opportunities, all the while keeping his Jewish heritage at the forefront. A resident of Cleveland He…

Gabrielle, 31, is associate counsel in the office of general counsel at Case Western Reserve University. Growing up in Cleveland and later leaving for Washington, D.C., the Green Road Synagogue member wasn’t sure she was going to return to her hometown. But wanting to return to a community w…

Alina, 27, is a member of Jewish Family Experience and Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple. Professionally, she’s the national industrial engineer for Nestle, but after hours she volunteers with Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters, Greater Cleveland STEM Foundation and Fairmount Young Professionals. D…

Rebecca, 27, is social media manager of Hillel International. A resident of Cleveland Heights, The Temple-Tifereth Israel member said her parents are her most integral and supportive mentors. Pushing her to be a good person and incorporate the values of life into everything she does, Rebecca…

Jeremy, 35, grew up wanting to be a mathematician, a classical pianist and a rabbi. Though he’s an attorney at Spangenberg, Shibley & Liber LLP, the Shaker Heights resident said he has worked aspects of his dreams into reality. A member of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, Jeremy said growi…

12 Under 36
  • Comments

About 200 people attended the second annual class of 12 Under 36: Members of the Tribe on Aug. 22. Guests chatted throughout The Venue at StoneWater in Highland Heights over heavy appetizers provided by Kantina and enjoyed a happy hour in the sun on the patio. When the main event began, chee…

12 Under 36
  • Comments

“Stepping up to the plate” is technically a baseball adage. It describes that pivotal moment when a batter must rise to the challenge of facing an opposing team’s pitcher – a face-off that might ultimately decide whether a game is won or lost.

12 Under 36
  • Comments

In the 10 months since we celebrated our inaugural class of 12 Under 36: Members of the Tribe last August, deadly attacks were carried out on Jewish communities in Pittsburgh and Poway, Calif.