Enid Rosenberg is indisputably a passionate woman. “A force of nature,” is how her husband Dr. David Rosenberg describes her. Stephen H. Hoffman, Jewish Federation of Cleveland president, likens her to a fabled movie character: “If there was a Jewish version of Ghostbusters, Enid would be the one you would call.”
“Time and time again, Enid has stepped into some difficult, challenging communal volunteer roles and deftly straightened out the situation,” Hoffman said. “She does her homework, masters the facts, proposes solutions, and does whatever it takes to make things happen. An insightful judge of character, Enid has a knack for gathering the right people around her. She understands the need for teamwork. Perhaps most importantly, she looks ahead to anticipate what could be coming down the road.”
One of her stunning achievements was helping to reinvent the Mandel JCC and set it on a new path beginning in 2003. She had the skills and characteristics as a leader to prevail in a very challenging situation, said Michael Hyman, Mandel JCC executive director. “She put the right people together at the professional and lay levels, while also rethinking the mission and purpose of the organization.”
Tikkun olam guides her efforts, something that’s abundantly apparent when she mentors young adults, enhancing their ability to find jobs and fulfilling roles in the community. Her work with charter schools is another avenue by which has made an impact for youth across the income spectrum, with those in underserved areas gaining the benefit of her energy and enthusiasm.
Rosenberg has been making a difference for more than 40 years in Cleveland. Presently, she serves as vice chair of the board for the Federation, vice chair of its Campaign for Jewish Needs and is a Jewish Federations of North America board member.
At a Glance
As a professional: community volunteer leader
Spouse: Dr. David Rosenberg
Children: Erin; Justin
In the community: Oakwood Country Club past president, Orange schools past president, United Way, Jewish Federation of Cleveland, Jewish Federations of North America, American Jewish Committee, Mount Sinai Health Care Foundation, Ahuja Medical Center, Breakthrough Charter Schools, Cleveland State University Foundation, Menorah Park Center for Senior Living, Park Synagogue
Noteworthy: In one year, Rosenberg hit three holes in one. Her house in Pepper Pike features a putting green and a sand trap.