The 2019 class of 12 Under 36: Members of the Tribe

The 2019 class of 12 Under 36: Members of the Tribe

Ben, 32, manager of public programs and “Stop the Hate” at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, feels Judaism plays a big part in his community role. Growing up in Toledo, the Shaker Heights resident knew he would end up in Cleveland eventually. Having been involved in BBYO and Camp Wise, Be…

Joshua, 28, is an attorney at McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA. Whether he’s playing tennis, working out or spending time with his family, the Cleveland resident places importance on community outreach. A member of The Temple-Tifereth Israel, Josh spends time with organization…

Shoshana, 35, wanted to be a foreign diplomat or a doctor. But as the co-founder of Israel Medical Fund, the Congregation Alexander congregant has the ability to mix her dreams with reality, all the while helping Israel and its people. A resident of University Heights, Shoshana frequently tr…

David, 28, a litigation associate at Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, incorporates Judaism into every facet of his life. The values instilled in him from a young age, especially how Judaism shapes the world, guides the Congregation Shaarey Tikvah congregant’s decisions and actions, whether perso…

Justin, 35, who works in business development at Federal Equipment Co. lists philanthropy as one of his main hobbies. A member of B’nai Jeshurun Congregation, the Cleveland resident lends a hand to Friends of JCC Krakow, Ride For The Living, JFNA’s National Young Leadership Cabinet, Jewish F…

Ethan, 32, is CEO and president at MAGNET: The Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network, and loves spending time with his three daughters. Other than his career and family, Ethan finds time to give back to the community that supports him. A member of Congregation Shaarey Tikvah, the Beachwo…

Kristin, 26, is a member of Temple Israel. Finding her niche as a law clerk at the Medina County Prosecutor’s Office, the Akron resident does what she can out of the office for the community that supports her. She notes her community involvement is inspired by Cathy Baer and Dianne Newman, w…

Ari, 24, grew up wanting to play point guard for the New York Knicks. Though today he’s managing partner at the Green Block Group, Ari uses his imagination to navigate business or investment opportunities, all the while keeping his Jewish heritage at the forefront. A resident of Cleveland He…

Gabrielle, 31, is associate counsel in the office of general counsel at Case Western Reserve University. Growing up in Cleveland and later leaving for Washington, D.C., the Green Road Synagogue member wasn’t sure she was going to return to her hometown. But wanting to return to a community w…

Alina, 27, is a member of Jewish Family Experience and Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple. Professionally, she’s the national industrial engineer for Nestle, but after hours she volunteers with Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters, Greater Cleveland STEM Foundation and Fairmount Young Professionals. D…

Rebecca, 27, is social media manager of Hillel International. A resident of Cleveland Heights, The Temple-Tifereth Israel member said her parents are her most integral and supportive mentors. Pushing her to be a good person and incorporate the values of life into everything she does, Rebecca…

Jeremy, 35, grew up wanting to be a mathematician, a classical pianist and a rabbi. Though he’s an attorney at Spangenberg, Shibley & Liber LLP, the Shaker Heights resident said he has worked aspects of his dreams into reality. A member of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, Jeremy said growi…

The 2018 class of 12 Under 36: Members of the Tribe

Leora, 31, epitomizes Jewish life in the city of Akron. She lives it every day. She keeps kosher, attends weekly minyan and Shabbat services, celebrates High Holy Days with her family and remembers those who perished in the Holocaust. As a teacher at The Lippman School and president of Rubbe…

Michael, 34, always saw himself becoming part of the family business, Mars Electric, where he is executive vice president. Judaism plays an important role in the life of the Pepper Pike resident and member of B’nai Jeshurun Congregation. It has shaped him culturally and influenced the values…

Anna, 27, wanted to become a doctor, but after a small mishap in an organic chemistry class, she turned her attention to becoming an attorney, and is an associate attorney at Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP. She was born and raised in Jewish Cleveland and had Jewish values instilled in her at an…

Aaron, 35, has been a prominent voice on the Cleveland sports radio scene since 2006 and is on air host and producer at ESPN Cleveland. The 35-year-old Shaker Heights resident and member of Park Synagogue has had the good fortunes to have a front-row seat for five NBA Finals and one World Se…

Daniel, 36, was born and raised in Cleveland, but hadn’t planned to move back to Cleveland after studying in Israel. He’s a partner at Ulmer & Berne LLP, even though he had visions of being a doctor when he was young. The Beachwood resident and member of Kehillas B’nai Torah couldn’t be …

Adam, 32, is the executive director at Hillel at Kent State University, where he learns and develops a personal relationship with Israel through conversations with students and staff on campus on a daily basis. A Solon resident and member of B’nai Jeshurun Congregation, he sees Israel as a v…

Aaron, 34, is manager of business development at American Express and advocate for the recovery community of Cleveland. The Cleveland Heights resident wanted to be a rock star when he was growing up, but as he ages, he wants to be the best person he can. He visited Israel while in high schoo…

Dana, 31, is an associate attorney at Nurenberg, Paris, Heller and McCarthy, something she credits her parents, David Paris, managing partner with Nurenberg Paris, and her mother Judge Michelle Paris, who was elected to Bedford Municipal Court, for her passion for law. The Shaker Heights res…

Katie, 33, senior manager at BDO USA, LLP, attended Jewish summer camps and has been to Israel and says Judaism has shaped the person she is today. The Beachwood resident and Beachwood Kehilla member thanks Judaism for giving her the courage and strength to make courageous decisions and take…

Rachel, 33, vice president at Brunswick Companies, grew up with a strong Jewish community inclduing attending a Jewish day school and wants her children to enjoy that same experience. Jewish values are part of every day life for the Orange resident and Park Synagogue member and raising her c…

Melissa, 33, is an associate at Kohrman Jackson & Krantz and the vice mayor of the city of Cleveland Heights. A Cleveland Heights resident and member of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, she is a fifth-generation resident of Northeast Ohio. She has roots in Cleveland and wants to do her par…

Andrew, 35, is CEO of Euclid Media Group, which publishes Scene magazine. An active leader in the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and their Young Leadership Division, the Beachwood resident says poverty is the biggest issue in Cleveland and all of the consequences associated with it. He would…

12 Under 36 Coverage

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