Jewish Federation of Cleveland announces Steve Hoffman’s retirement

Steve Hoffman (LC 1986) will retire as President of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland on December 31, 2018. Hoffman has served in this position for 35 years. According to an article on the Federation’s website, “a search committee of the Board of Trustees, along with the assistance of executive search professionals, will oversee the process by…

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Accelerate: ‘Networking at its finest’

The WISH Cleveland blog offers a preview of Accelerate’s impact on the community by noting how the event invests in Cleveland change makers and offers networking opportunities. The blog also profiles two past Accelerate presenters whose projects have come to life: Shayla Ivezzy is helping under-served youth on their paths to careers, and Allison Lukacsy-Love’s…

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“If These Walls Could Talk” showing locally

In 2015, Chris Webb, became one of the five Accelerate finalists for his idea,”If These Walls Could Talk” – a film that animates abandoned buildings to tell 100 years of history from their neighborhood. The production is complete and he has been showing it locally in high schools and libraries across the county. Check out…

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Accelerate pitch featured in CJN

“Katie Kohn came up with the idea of an outdoor program that develops leadership skills for children in Greater Cleveland 10 years ago – an idea she hopes will attract the attention of the judges during Cleveland Leadership Center’s Accelerate 2018: Citizens Make Change,” the Cleveland Jewish News writes in its article about the event….

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Shaker Heights Mayor Earl Leiken appointed Cuyahoga County Chief of Staff

Shaker Heights Mayor Earl Leiken (LC 1982) was named Chief of Staff to Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish. He will replace Sharon Sobol Jordan, who is leaving to become CEO of the Unify Project. According to a Cleveland.com article, “Leiken will begin on April 1. Sobol Jordan is transitioning out of the job in the…

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