Repairing the World, One Person at a Time

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Channah Appel

Mazel Tov to Channah Appel, this year’s Irene Zehman Volunteer Award recipient! Channah, who accepted this award at the Women’s Spring Luncheon on May 28, is a hero for Jewish families in need; she provides clothing, furniture, and household goods so they may feel the warmth and support of our Jewish community.

“There are some people in our community who give up their time to make sure that others are cared for and everyone has what they need. There are other people in our community who bring people together, and community build. [Channah] manages to do both, selflessly and seamlessly,” said Rachel Heiser, who nominated Channah for this award.

To help in Channah’s efforts, the Women’s Spring Luncheon social action project garnered three laundry baskets filled with undergarments, and nearly $1,000 in gift cards and checks that were donated to support the community at-large. Thank you to everyone who participated.

In addition to honoring Channah, almost 600 women of our strong Jewish community enjoyed the passion, enthusiasm, and wisdom of featured speaker Debora Spar, President of Barnard College and author ofWonder Women: "Feminism is about community action, helping others, and sisterhood."

To buy Debora’s groundbreaking book, click here.

A very special thanks to event chairs Mara Kamat, Paula Schwartz, Danielle Wild, and Ellen Zelman. In addition, much of the success was due to a hardworking Steering Committee.

We are grateful to the event’s corporate sponsors, Glenmede (gold sponsor) and Saks Fifth Avenue (silver sponsor), and the Table Hosts: Charna E. Sherman Law Office Co, LPA, Creekside Financial Advisors, LLC, Grant Thornton LLP, Key Private Bank, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, OhioGuidestone, SS&G and Paytime Integrated Payroll Solutions, and Wolf Investors LLC for supporting our program and efforts.

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