CHARLES EHRLICH, age 78, died June 8, 2016. Devoted father of Todd (Grace) Ehrlich of FL, Michelle (Joel) Schaffer of Eastlake and Barbara (Ken) Jones of FL; loving grandfather of Joshua Schaffer, Jennifer (Anthony) Semones, Jessica and Jacquelyn Schaffer, Tova Jones, Jorden (Scott) Gilen, Deena (Caleb) Jeppesen and Courtney (Matt) Callaway; loving great-grandfather of six; dear brother of Donald (Susan) Ehrlich of CA, Sandy (Dr. Fred) Teren and the late Larry Ehrlich. Graveside services will be held in Mt. Olive Cemetery (Jewish War Veteran Section) on Friday, June 10 at 11 AM. Family will receive friends, FOLLOWING BURIAL UNTIL 5PM, at Marlene Schaffer residence, 2506 Brainard Rd., Pepper Pike. Contributions are suggested to Bellefaire JCB (www.bellefairejcb.org)
Anthony M. (Tony) Natale. Award-winning former Press reporter Tony Natale, 77, died August 3d in Arizona. For more than a year he valiantly fought more illnesses than anyone should have to face.
Tony won several awards during his nearly 30 years at The Press. After it folded he moved to Arizona as columnist for the Phoenix Gazette. Arizona ACLU awarded Tony Journalist of the Year in 1986. After the Gazette closed he wrote for the East Valley (Arizona) Tribune for 19 years.
Tony was a Renaissance man who played guitar, sang, gardened, danced and loved opera. He is best loved for bringing people together with his kind presence.
He was born in Cleveland where he met his wife of 51 years, Gail Gianasi Natale. He also is survived by two children, David (Beth Boram) and Leah Natale, three grandchildren, Emma Josephine and Milo Hinke and Jonathan Boram Collas, all of Seattle; his brother John (Mildred) of Berea and sister-in-law Arlene of Westlake. His parents, Josephine and Louis and brother Louis pre-deceased him.
Memorial Gathering Saturday September 3, 2016 at Craciun Berry Funeral Home 7200 Detroit Ave. Cleveland Ohio 3-5pm.
Family suggest contributions may be made to a social justice or theatre organization.
Friends and neighbors gathered on Saturday for South Euclid's 2nd Annual ROCK THE BLOCK, a community festival on the South side of Mayfield Road between South Belvoir and South Green Road in South Euclid.
Our booth stood proudly among many others of our friends at local businesses and organizations in our community. With the help of our staff and volunteers we were able to call this event a great success.
We spoke to members of our community about our history, our programming and our upcoming events and were pleased at the interest we were able to generate.
We would like to thank the city of South Euclid for allowing us a booth and our amazing staff and volunteers who made it such a great day. We look forward to even more success next year.
On the first of this month, Lori Cahan-Simon held the first ever Paint 'N' Shmooze party at the Workmen's Circle Educational Center in Cleveland Heights. The event was a huge success. Everyone had a great time and each left with a beautiful piece of art that they, themselves, created.
These fun and inspiring events are now happening monthly, so don't miss the next one on Wednesday, July 6th. Click HERE to learn more about the next event.
SHIRLEY LOUISE GOODMAN (nee Rosenblatt), 87, beloved wife of Henry, loving mother of Toni, John (Stephanie), Kevin (Tracy) and Kim. Devoted grandmother of Brendan (deceased), Brittany, Alex, Cara, Jared, Samantha, Joshua, Daniel, Delaney, Brenna, Donovan, Brock and Danica: Much loved aunt and cousin and friend to many. Shirley's passions in life, besides her family and friends, were nursing (she had a pediatric nursing career that spanned 3 decades) and animals (she was never without a furry friend). Graveside service Thursday, June 30th at 11:00 AM at Hillcrest Cemetery, 26700 Aurora Road, Bedford Heights 44146. Family will receive friends Thursday, following the service until 5:00 PM and from 7:00-9:00 PM, then on Friday, July 1st from 2:00-4:00 PM and 7:00-9:00 PM at John and Stephanie Goodman residence, 17544 Lakesedge Trail, Chagrin Falls 44023. Contributions suggested to the Geauga Humane Society Rescue Village, P.O. Box 116, Novelty, OH 44072 (geaugahumane.org).
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Betty Lou Styar. A frequenter of Workmen’s Circle events and mother of Financial Chairperson, Cathy Silver, Betty was always a treat to be around with a smile that lit up every room she walked in. She leaves behind her loving daughter Cathy and grandson, Ryan
The “Jewish Elvis” is soon to be in the building
He’s an American Jewish singer, entertainer, writer, composer and leader of the Airmont Shul in New York; the one and only. Lipa Schmeltzer. If you don’t know the name yet, you certainly will very very soon. Lipa is a headliner within Hasidic as well as modern Jewish communities worldwide, and known as the “Jewish Elvis” and the “Lady Gaga of Hasidic music”. By the year 2014, Lipa had released an astonishing 13 solo albums. After his wedding, with no formal musical training, Schmeltzer tried to find work as a wedding entertainer. He began performing at weddings and bar mitzvahs in the Haredi Jewish communities of upstate New York and Brooklyn. After a while, he earned a reputation as a natural performer, and began releasing recordings and videos. Shortly after being married, Schmeltzer released his first album entitled, Nor B'Simcha, which translates to, Only Be Happy. Schmeltzer attended Rockland Community College, a two-year school which is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. He pursued a dual associate’s degree in performing arts and liberal arts.
Among the courses Schmeltzer completed in college were acting, dance, musical theater, English, diversity, psychology and pluralism.
Lipa Schmeltzer will be staring in this years FREE Yiddish Concert in the Park at Cain Park on June 26th.
For more details on the Yiddish Concert in the Park, click HERE.
Article by: Matt Greminger
Smiling faces and warm music filled the banquet hall as the 2016 Singing Angels Reward Banquet came underway on Wednesday, May 18th at the Masonic Auditorium. This year marked the seventh year that the Workmen’s Circle Educational Center has had the privilege of sponsoring an award at the Angel’s Banquet. The ‘Better World Award’ was developed seven years ago as a way to spotlight the achievements of a select few individuals in our community who set an example through volunteerism, community service and kindheartedness. These actions spread love and hope to our community and to the world and has a tendency to not only positively affect the lives of those less fortunate, but also encourages others to do the same. The award is presented in the form of a certificate, a glass plaque, and a $50 scholarship funded by our Better World group, which was formed by the Workmen’s Circle Educational Center’s Youth’ social action committee. As an additional
A NEW FACE WITH NEW IDEAS AND A PLAN
This month, we are pleased to welcome a new staff member to our organization to fill the role of Executive Director. Matt Greminger, a lifelong member of the Workmen’s Circle Ohio District, has come aboard to help the organization grow into the modern world. A South Euclid resident, small business owner and community activist, Matt Greminger has a plethora of experience in developing programs that promote growth, a large network of business and organizational leaders in our community and a knack for modernization and technology. This will undoubtedly lead to much needed growth within our organization, more support within our community as well as many new affiliations that will benefit our community as well as our current and new members.
Stacy Spetrino has been our Administrative Coordinator for the past 4 years. This April, Stacy celebrated her anniversary with the Workmen’s Circle. Stacy has been a huge asset to our organization and her drive and dedication is something to be admired. She developed a volunteer program that has not only kept our Mitzvah Pantry running strong but also helps to provided much needed in-office support to daily operations. Way to GO!
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