Solon residents Susi Yarus Meisel and Peter Meisel will receive the 2019 Maimonides Award for Outstanding Community Service at the ORT America – Ohio Region’s 48th annual brunch Oct. 27 at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights.
Bart Bookatz, Eric Rubin and Mitchell Schneider, three longtime Cleveland ORT members who recently rotated off the ORT national board, will also be recognized.
“We are pleased to honor Susi and Peter at this year’s Brunch,” said Greg Marcus, president of the ORT Ohio Region. “They are a true power couple, making valuable contributions throughout the Jewish and general communities, both individually and together. The impact of their dedication and commitment to the greater community can be felt in many important community institutions.”
Susi Meisel said, “We are honored to receive the 2019 ORT Maimonides award and to be in the company of so many outstanding past honorees. I recently had the opportunity to visit the Kfar Silver Youth Village in Israel, which will be the beneficiary of the funds raised at this event. It is a remarkable school that offers tremendous opportunities to every student. I am truly honored to help make an impact on the school’s fundraising efforts for the current and future students at Kfar Silver.”
Peter Meisel added, “Maimonides was among the first to recognize the importance of helping people achieve independence through education. That makes this award so meaningful to us because of our family’s focus on the importance of education and job training. ORT has been training and educating children and adults for over 139 years. I’m proud to be raising awareness of ORT’s important mission, as they help bridge the gap between aptitude and opportunity, creating impact through education, for students in Israel and around the world.”
Peter Meisel is a principal owner of Carnegie Cos., Inc., a multi-state real estate investment company based in Solon.
Susi Yarus Meisel is a registered dietitian nutritionist and a certified diabetes educator.
For over 30 years, Susi’s private practice has counseled patients on medically-related nutrition issues. Her goal is to help patients understand the relationship between nutrition and their diagnosis while working towards better health.
They have three adult children, Cari, Eric and Leah.
Publisher’s note: Greg Marcus is a member of the Cleveland Jewish Publication Board of Directors.