Aaron Feuerstein, Malden Mills’ visionary leader and philanthropist, passed away recently at age 95. Values-in-Action Foundation is proud to continue his world-renowned legacy through the annual Malden Mills Corporate Kindness Award, which we have given to values-centered CEOs since 1999. Aa…

Last week, a local media outlet reported on the story of a 1969 downtown Cleveland bank robbery mystery that, after 52 years, had finally been solved. According to a news release from the U.S. Marshals Service, “On Friday July 11, 1969, Theodore John Conrad walked into his job at the Society…

Welcome to Beachwood, a progressive and dynamic city recognized by 24/7 Wall Street in 2020 as one of “America’s 50 Best Cities to Live.” Editors and businesses nationwide have taken notice of our outstanding municipal services, innovative economic-development policies, low tax rates and awa…

Beachwood schools recently closed out what had to be one of the strangest and most challenging school years in our history. However, as Benjamin Franklin noted, “Out of adversity comes opportunity,” and the Beachwood schools’ community made the most of the hand we were dealt during the COVID…

When someone walks into my office, my goal is to make them feel at home. I want my patient to know that not only did I look at their chart, but I also extensively reviewed their medical history and am ready and able to meet them. I want them to know that my office is a place in which they ca…

Perseverance, tenacity, time, patience are all needed for “first-degree family of olim” (non-Israeli citizens with family that recently made an aliyah) to travel into Israel. There are lots of forms, documents, COVID-19 tests (both serology and swabs) and permissions to be granted. All of th…

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The Cleveland Jewish News has reported on the normalization treaty signed last August between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. My perspective on this positive development is based on experience in the UAE including a visit last month during which – thanks to an introduction from the Jewi…

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I was 6 years old in 1976 when Black History Month was officially instituted by President Gerald R. Ford for national observance. I still recall how my homeroom teachers, February after February, would display pictures of famous African-Americans – Frederick Douglass, Langston Hughes, Shirle…

It’s almost a law of nature. Today’s media fixation displaces the prior one and bad news drives out good. In 2020, COVID-19 and the US presidential election sucked the oxygen from other topics, large and small, including Israel. Its historic, region-transforming breakthroughs in relations wi…

Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, I had lunch with an elderly cousin because I was interested in the history of our family – why we fled Europe, how we ended up in Cleveland, and what it was like growing up in a home of immigrants. What began initially as an earnest inquiry into family roots r…