Press launch from the Jewish Federation of Cleveland: The Jewish Federation of Cleveland introduced that Keith Libman is the 2020 recipient of the Gries Household Award in recognition of his lasting affect of Cleveland’s Jewish and basic communities. For 25 years, the Gries Household Award has honored people who’ve demonstrated in depth high management in Federation and different native Jewish group actions, in addition to important management in Better Cleveland’s basic group. Libman, a devoted group volunteer and associate at Bober Markey Fedorovich, was introduced the award on the Jewish Federation of Cleveland Board of Trustees assembly on August 26.
“I’ve at all times tried to spend the additional time or further greenback to the good thing about others, and I like the alternatives that I’ve been given to take part in our group,” Libman stated. “To be honored by the Gries household is overwhelming to me. I’m impressed by their gravitas, mind, and generosity.”
Libman, who at present serves as Federation’s Safety Committee Chair, has been closely concerned with the group for a few years. His previous management consists of serving as a Federation vice chair, chair of the Administrative Committee, in addition to involvement with the Group Planning, Audit, Finance & Funding, and Authorities Relations Committees.
Along with his involvement with the Federation, Libman has served on quite a few Jewish group boards. He’s a previous president of The Temple-Tifereth Israel, Menorah Park, and the Mt. Sinai Well being Care Basis. Libman is a present board member of Jewish Federations of North America and Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage.
Within the basic group, Libman is a board member of World Cleveland, Karamu Home, and United Manner of Better Cleveland. He brings his huge fiscal data to all the organizations by which he serves.
“In no matter group 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 turn out 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 introduced Libman with the award. “He not solely participates, he asks insightful questions and brings others into the fold. Thanks, Keith, to your management.”
The Gries household was one of many first Jewish households to settle in Cleveland. The Gries Household 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 along with his spouse, Nancy, matched these items. Bober Markey Fedorovich additionally made donations to those causes in Keith’s honor.
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