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Sarah Weiss

The Harris K. and Alice F. Weston Jr. “Avodah” Award recognizes outstanding Jewish Communal Professionals with fewer than 5 years of experience in the community.

Sarah L. Weiss is the Executive Director of The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education. Since joining the staff in 2006, Sarah has passionately and diligently endeavored to establish a highly respected reputation and long-lasting community presence on behalf of the organization. Prior to this, Sarah participated in the AmeriCorps program, Public Allies.  She has taken on a number of roles as a staff member of CHHE, most recently guiding CHHE through its transition into a successful, independent 501(c)(3) organization and leading its move to Rockwern Academy. Throughout Sarah’s tenure, she has worked to formulate lasting partnerships with organizations and educational facilities locally, nationally and internationally. In 2007 she lead 30 local high school students on an educational journey to Poland and Israel as a part of a collaborative venture between CHHE and the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati.  Sarah is currently participating in the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce's WE Lead program, and is the 2007 recipient of the Public Allies “Changemaker” award. Sarah is a member of the Ohio Holocaust Council, a Commissioner for the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission and serves as a board member for Bridges for a Just Community and Jewish Vocational Service.  Furthermore, Sarah brings a personal connection to this work as the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors.

Jewish Federation of Cincinnati recognizes outstanding volunteers in community-wide tribute.

The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati is pleased to recognize the volunteers in the Greater Cincinnati Jewish community who have made tikkun olam – repairing the world – an important part of their lives.

These individuals have been chosen by their agencies, organizations, and synagogues to celebrate outstanding professionals who are making Cincinnati 2020 a reality. Mazel tov to the honorees and to the organizations they represent.

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