NA’AMAT will present its Golda Meir Award at its 93rd Anniversary Celebration May 23 at Landerhaven to Debbie Rothschild for her service to the Cleveland Jewish community.
Rothschild is responsible for all fundraising and grant making for Montefiore. She has served as the Northern Ohio regional director for Jewish National Fund and as development director for Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple. She also was director of membership and marketing at the Mandel Jewish Community Center.
Rothschild, who has twins in eighth grade at Gross Schechter Day School in Pepper Pike, suggested that eighth graders at the school visit the Na’amat Technological High School in Hadera, Israel, on their class trip to Israel.
“It’s the first time that any group of American students visited a NA’AMAT school and so this was a big deal for us,” said Marci Curtis, executive director of NA’AMAT USA Cleveland Council. “They presented (an oversized) check for $30,000 and both groups without each other knowing had created programs for each other. We’re hoping that it will be a lifelong friendship between these kids.”
Curtis said all of the proceeds of the May 23 event will benefit the technological school.
Rothschild, a Solon resident, is a member of B’nai Jeshurun Congregation in Pepper Pike.