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

About 250 people celebrated the inaugural class of 12 Under 36: Members of the Tribe at Pinstripes in Orange Village Aug. 23. Guests enjoyed an open bar and heavy appetizers provided by Pinstr…

The significant roles longtime Jewish leaders have played in the community – and throughout Northeast Ohio – are many and far-reaching. From spearheading efforts to support Israel and helping …

Members of our congregations who are lifting up those around them to better and strengthen Northeast Ohio’s Jewish community; family members or neighbors who are working in the community or en…

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