YLD Names New Board Chair, Adds Seven New Members to its Board

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Ryan Levine

Ryan Levine

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Young Leadership Division (YLD) announced that Ryan Levine will succeed Abbie Pappas as the division’s board chair, effective January 2022. YLD connects Jewish young adults, ages 22 – 45, to each other and the community through social, volunteer, leadership, and philanthropic activities.

Levine, 34, is a certified public accountant and director of financial analysis at Creekside Financial Advisors. He previously served as YLD Campaign chair and YLD Business Networking co-chair. Levine currently serves on Federation’s Properties Committee and is a big brother with Bellefaire JCB’s Jewish Big Brother Big Sisters program. He is an alumnus of University of Maryland and lives in Beachwood with his wife Arica and dog Penny.

“I am honored to serve Federation’s Young Leadership Division in this capacity and look forward to collaborating with a terrific group of individuals that make up our YLD board to create interesting programs and initiatives that engage the diverse next generation of Jewish Cleveland leaders,” Levine said. “I want to thank my predecessor, Abbie, for leading our YLD community during an unprecedented year. I’m excited to see what 2022 has in store!”

YLD also announced the addition of seven new members to its board, which has 39 total members: Jason Brown of Shaker Heights, Allison Gross of Beachwood, Rabbi Doovie Jacoby of University Heights, Liz Kershner of Beachwood, Jillian Nataupsky of Hudson, Roee Perry of Pepper Pike, and Stefanie Shoag of Beachwood.

For more information, including how to get involved with YLD, please contact Leah Markowicz at lmarkowicz@jcfcleve.org or 216-593-2905, or visit www.jewishcleveland.org/yld.

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