Mindi Axner’s volunteer journey started with a carnival. While growing up in Pepper Pike, a younger neighbor died from cancer, and Axner, her …

Having worked as a real estate consultant for about 10 years, Andrew Brickman decided he wanted to set out on a new mission.

Growing up on Long Island in New York in a Conservative family, Jessica Cohen held a deep desire to go to Israel.

A native of Duluth, Minn., Marc Freimuth said he would not have predicted his level of involvement in the Cleveland Jewish community at the ti…

Michael Davis Hoenig strives to brighten the lives of LGBTQ members of Cleveland’s Orthodox Jewish community through his work with MAKOM, a gr…

Ira Kaplan said he believes by making a difference in not only the Jewish community, but in the general community as well, he can help make Cl…

Elizabeth Klein vividly remembers her many visits with her grandmother, Janet, in Peoria, Ill., when she was a girl. She recalls her grandmoth…

Tom Lockshin grew up with role models even he couldn’t believe he had. His father chaired every Jewish organization he could in Canton, includ…

Lawrence A. Mack realized that when he returned to Cleveland after graduating college and working in New York City for an accounting firm, he …

For Michal Marcus, the nonsectarian model of the Hebrew Free Loan Association of Northeast Ohio resonates deeply.

It was Jared Miller’s parents who instilled in him the values of giving back to the Jewish community. Growing up in the Detroit area, his pare…

Michele Weiss has worked at the Hebrew Academy of Cleveland in Cleveland Heights for 20 years, but in her “spare time,” she’s also a city coun…