Jewish Cleveland represents among frontline community

When Jstyle made its call to feature Jewish community members serving on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic this past year, an influx of nominations quickly came in. Relatives nominated one another, bosses nominated their staff and several nominated themselves. Here’s a peek at some more frontline workers serving in our community. 

Lisa Bass

Age: 54

Occupation: First grade teacher in the Nordonia Hills City School District and college professor at Kent State University 

Hometown: Northfield Center Township

Dr. Marni Feuerstein Turell 

Age: 43

Occupation: Pediatrician with Lake Health Physician Group in Chardon

Hometown: Beachwood

Synagogue: Jewish Family Experience

Gene Fixler

Age: 69

Occupation: Chief of police for city of Newton Falls

Hometown: Highland Heights

Synagogue: Temple Am Shalom

Stacey Friedman

Age: 32 

Occupation: Teacher in the Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District

Hometown: Lyndhurst

Synagogue: Park Synagogue

Milena Georgiadi

Age: 44

Occupation: Senior physical therapist at Hillcrest Hospital of Cleveland Clinic

Hometown: Solon

Synagogue: Solon Chabad

Ida Liberman

Age: 72

Occupation: Home health aide with Jewish Family Service Association of Cleveland 

Hometown: South Euclid

Aaron Lynch

Age: 29

Occupation: Team coordinator at Lifeworks

Hometown: Cleveland Heights

Rosalynne Sommer

Age: 31

Occupation: Director of foster care and adoption at Bellefaire JCB

Hometown: University Heights

Synagogue: Green Road Synagogue

Jordyn Verhoff

Age: 23 

Occupation: Nurse on oncology floor at Hillcrest Hospital of Cleveland Clinic

Hometown: Mayfield Heights

Dr. Scott Yasinow

Age: 33

Occupation: Doctor in University Hospitals Internal Medicine Group of Cleveland

Hometown: Pepper Pike

Synagogue: Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple

Jonathon M. Yassanye

Age: 35

Occupation: Care navigator and dementia care specialist at Jewish Family Service Association of Cleveland

Hometown: Lakewood

Synagogue: Suburban Temple-Kol Ami 

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