Benjamin Sattin, an attorney for Norchi Forbes, LLC, has focused his time and energy on the betterment of his peers. He’s working on closing the gap between college students involved in Hillel and newlyweds discovering their new synagogue.
As a former volunteer resident for Moishe House, Sattin, along with his co-residents Mandy DuBro and Josh Kramer, planned, promoted, budgeted and hosted six events each month for Jews in the area. The events included holiday celebrations, educational events, community service and social get-togethers.
“I hoped to engage my peers that are stuck in a gap between college, which has Hillel’s and other religious outlets,” said Sattin, “and the married adults that begin in a new synagogue.”
Sattin attempts to close this gap through his help in the creation of young professional groups.
The young professional groups associated with Hebrew Free Loan Association and the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage are here to help the 20-somethings join the community rather than back away from it.
Sattin still finds time to become more involved within the Anti-Defamation League.
“It’s universally noble and rewarding,” Sattin said. “It’s very eye-opening to problems in our world. And it feels good making an impact on the world, not just your community.”
Sattin also teaches how to respond to anti-Semitism or bias.
At a Glance
As a professional: Norchi Forbes
Synagogue: Congregation Shaaray Tikvah
In the community: Anti-Defamation League, Maltz Museum Young Professionals Group, Hebrew Free Loan Association Young Professionals Group, Jewish Federation of Cleveland Israel Defense Forces committee, Moishe House, Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School