Posted July 13, 2023 in Articles
Author: MEGHAN WALSH
Menorah Park in Beachwood was taken for a ride when the Shul Boys, an Ohio-based motorcycle riding club that supports Jewish causes, rolled up to showcase their motorcycles for the residents at each community on the senior living campus July 9.
Shul Boys members Jeff Anspach, left, and David Rosenblatt with R.H. Myers resident Luanna Gamble on a motorcycle.
The club – which is a member of the nationwide Jewish Motorcyclists Alliance – is made up of 82 total riders who are Jewish, married to someone who is Jewish or believe in the Jewish values, said founding member Ian Abrams.
Abrams was a member of a similar group in Miami, Fla., he said. When he returned to Cleveland 18 years ago, he wrote out a list of 10 to 12 Jewish motorcyclists who he knew in the area. Each of those people invited two to three people they knew, and so on, he said. More than half of the members of the club showed up for the event at Menorah Park.
Three years ago, the club hosted the Ride to Remember the Holocaust in Cleveland and raised nearly $80,000 that was then donated to the Maltz Museum in Beachwood.
“We’re a very active club,” Abrams told the Cleveland Jewish News. “We like to do things that support the Jewish community.”
Rabbi Akiva Feinstein, left, poses with R.H. Myers resident Carol Fox on a motorcycle.
R.H. Myers resident Lou Kusner poses with a motorcycle.
R.H. Myers residents Don and Bernice Gandal pose with a motorcycle.
Judge Francine Goldberg of the Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court, and her dog, Reese Besheret Goldberg “R.B.G.,” pose on a motorcycle.
Shul Boys members Gayel and David Rosenblatt pose with their motorcycle.
Shul Boys members Igor and Alla Narodovich pose with their motorcycle.
Lineup of the Shul Boys’ motorcycles at Wiggin’s Place.