How did you first get involved in Cincinnati 2020?
Cincinnati 2020 and the research and development by Jewish Family Service for the business plan for Barbash Family Vital Support Center both launched in 2010. These two initiatives captured the interest of community leaders and not by happenstance. The Community Study of 2008 affirmed for Jewish Family Service and for 2020 leadership what our agency had been experiencing in recent years: yes, there are vulnerable members of the Jewish community who need our help. Jewish Family Service wanted to do more to support our community members in need. We had a small staff, a small budget, and the beginnings of a better plan for positive change. When we saw the 2020 priorities of Caring, Connection, and Community, our team recognized we were on the same path as the 2020 vision. More >