Larry Neuman, of counsel at Strauss Troy in Cincinnati, was the recipient of the Mesel Wieder “Mensch” Award given by the Jewish Federation of Greater Cincinnati on May 26. The annual award is given to an active volunteer in the Jewish community who serves on committees and who has the interests of the community at heart.
Larry serves in a number of volunteer roles in the Jewish Community. He was nominated by the Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati (“JCGC”). Larry is Chair of JCGC’s Create your Jewish legacy Committee. He also chairs the JCGC Finance Committee and is a member of our Executive Committee and Board. He is a dedicated board member and volunteer at Cedar Village Retirement Community, is an active and engaged member of Adath Israel Congregation and serves on the Finance committee at the Jewish Federation. His nomination summed it up well: “Larry is a selfless person. He doesn’t expect recognition. He just wants to do the right thing.”
Mesel Wieder Mensch award was established in 1999 to recognize a member of the Cincinnati Jewish Community who personifies the meaning of the Yiddish word, “mensch.” The award was named after Mesel Wieder, who exemplified the meaning of the work of a mensch–a person who is upright, ethical and modest, and cares about other human beings and is concerned about and works for the Jewish community—all with no expectation of public recognition.