Keith Libman is the 2020 recipient of the Gries Household Award in recognition of his lasting impression of Cleveland’s Jewish and basic communities, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland introduced Aug. 27.
“I’ve all the time tried to spend the additional time or additional greenback to the good thing about others, and I really like the alternatives that I’ve been given to take part in our neighborhood,” Libman acknowledged in a launch in regards to the award. “To be honored by the Gries household is overwhelming to me. I’m impressed by their gravitas, mind, and generosity.”
Libman, a volunteer and accomplice at Bober Markey Fedorovich in Cleveland, was offered the award on the Aug. 26 Jewish Federation of Cleveland board of trustees assembly.
Libman serves as Federation’s safety committee chair and has been concerned with the group for years. His previous management contains serving as a Federation vice chair, chair of the executive committee, in addition to involvement with the neighborhood planning, audit, finance and funding, and authorities relations committees.
Libman can also be a previous president of The Temple-Tifereth Israel, Menorah Park and the Mt. Sinai Well being Care Basis. He’s a board member of Jewish Federations of North America and the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage.
Within the basic neighborhood, Libman is a board member of World Cleveland, Karamu Home and United Means of Better Cleveland. He brings his fiscal information to the entire organizations by which he serves, based on the discharge.
“In no matter neighborhood work he undertakes, Keith demonstrates a prodigious work ethic, an understanding of the mission of every of the boards upon which he serves, and an admirable willingness to roll up his sleeves to grow to be deeply concerned within the work of the establishment he’s serving,” stated Enid Rosenberg, Gries Award choice committee chair and a previous Gries Household Award recipient, who offered Libman with the award. “He not solely participates, he asks insightful questions and brings others into the fold. Thanks, Keith, in your management.”
The Gries household was one of many first Jewish households to settle in Cleveland. The award features a donation to a charitable trigger chosen by the recipient. Libman designated his donation to the Jewish Cleveland Coronavirus Emergency Reduction Fund and the Variety Heart of Northeast Ohio, and collectively together with his spouse, Nancy, matched these items. Bober Markey Fedorovich additionally made donations to those causes in Keith’s honor.
For 25 years, the Gries Household Award has honored people who’ve demonstrated in depth prime management in Federation and different native Jewish group actions, in addition to vital management in Better Cleveland’s basic neighborhood.