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THE PASSING OF STANLEY B. HOROWITZ, Z"L
Communities/the Federations of North America mourn the passing last week of
Stanley B. Horowitz, a former president and CEO of the United Jewish Appeal
(UJC’s predecessor organization) and past executive director of the Jewish
Community Federation of Cleveland. He was 74 years old.
Born in Cleveland
in 1933, Stanley graduated from Shaker Heights High School in
1952. He received a bachelor's degree from Western Reserve University in 1956.
His father encouraged him to study social work, and in 1959 Stanley received his
master of science in social administration from Western Reserve's School of
Applied Social Sciences.
Horowitz was assistant
director of the adult services division of the Jewish Community Center in
Cleveland Heights before joining the staff of the Jewish Community Federation of
St. Louis in 1962. Three years later, he returned to Cleveland to work for the
Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland. In 1975, he became the third executive
director in the organization's 80-year history.
"Stanley was passionate
about making sure that the people in need, whether they were around the corner
in Cleveland Heights or in the north of Israel, got the help they needed," said
Stephen Hoffman, president of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland, "He
was an exceptional teacher and groomed his staff to become leaders in the
federation world. An unusually high number of his staff went on to become
directors of their own federations."
After leaving UJA in
1991, Stanley consulted with such Jewish philanthropic groups as the Mandel
Philanthropic Program. He taught at and served on various panels of Case Western
Reserve, Yeshiva and Brandeis universities. He also served on the editorial
advisory board of the Journal of Nonprofit Management and Leadership.
"Stanley devoted his life to the service of the Jewish community," said
UJC's President and CEO, Howard Rieger. "I know from personal experience,
having worked directly with him for 11 years at the Jewish Community Federation
of Cleveland, that he was a first-rate professional, who knew the proper way to
build a community through the development of a broad consensus with leadership
from the top."
"As a teacher, he was second to none. He was a stickler
for detail, and demanded something close to perfection from those who worked
with him. I learned much of what I know about the federation
world from Stanley, and for that I owe him a genuine debt of gratitude."
"Stanley was an
extremely private person in a field that requires a good deal of public
interaction," Rieger added. "Because of that, I know he would be embarassed
by these public words of gratitude from UJC for his lifetime of devotion to
the Jewish world, but that is just what his passing demands. May his good
works over so many years serve as a living memorial to him."
survived by his children, Jay (Karen) of Sarasota Fl.; Beth (Chester) Paskin;
Eve Horowitz Leibowitz (David) of Jerusalem, Israel; Howard (Melissa) of Sparta,
N.J. and 12 grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Richard, and his
former wife Jill. His sister, Mildred Goldberg, predeceased him.
graveside services were held on Friday, Aug. 15 at Bet Olam Cemetery (Park
Synagogue Section) in Cleveland. Shiva will be observed at the residence, 1965
Mornington Lane, No. 5, Cleveland Hts. (East Overlook entrance) Sunday through
Wednesday of this week, 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
May the Horowitz
family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem and may Stanley
Horowitz's name forever be as a blessing.
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