In Memory of Joyce Garver Keller

Just a year ago, well-wishers flocked to the Foundation’s Spring Cocktail Reception to celebrate the much-beloved Joyce Garver Keller, Ohio’s favorite Jewish public policy advocate.  Her well-deserved retirement unexpectedly was cut short this week, drawing testimonials from political leaders from across the State and beyond who admired her clarity of thought, rectitude, and Jewish heart.  Joyce Garver Keller capably guided Ohio’s Jewish communities for a quarter of century. We bid a fond farewell to this dear friend and outstanding leader.
Message from Governor Kasich
Governor John Kasich called Joyce Garver Keller’s death “a deep personal loss for me and for so many others in Ohio who valued her friendship and have long admired her leadership.  I will forever be grateful for her essential role in helping make the Ohio Holocaust and Liberator’s Memorial a reality. Her dedication to the Jewish community, as well as her understanding of the importance of leading lives of commitment to values larger than ourselves, is a model for us all.”

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