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‘Guardian of the Menorah’ to be honored

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Staff report


Carole Safier Weimer will be honored by B’nai B’rith as the 2018 “Guardian of the Menorah” at a banquet that will take place at 6 p.m. June 3 at Vernon’s Cafe, 720 Youngstown-Niles Road. The Guardian of the Menorah Tribute is presented to outstanding members of the community who have demonstrated, through service and commitment, their devotion to the causes of youth and the Jewish and general community.

Weimer, of Youngstown, is a retired special-education teacher having spent most of her career at Liberty Local Schools. She previously taught in the Detroit area, at Youngstown Easter Seals, as an intervention specialist with special-needs preschool students, and at Akiva Academy for the first three years of operation.

She serves as a trustee and vice-president of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, and is a member of the board of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society. She also is a member of the Greater Youngstown Area Board of the American Cancer Society and serves on the American Cancer Society Board of Directors for the Ohio Northern area.

In 2002, after her own battle with breast cancer, she was one of two volunteers who brought the Relay for Life event to the Liberty Township area. She also served as chairwoman of the event.

Weimer was a member of the Mahoning County Board of Developmental Disabilities for more than 25 years. She also served on many boards including the Jewish community Center, Leadership Mahoning Valley, Northeast Ohio Adoption Services, the Paula and Anthony Rich Center for Autism and more.

Weimer has been married for 42 years to William Weimer, legal counsel for Phantom Fireworks. The couple have two daughters and four grandchildren.

For information or for reservations, call B’nai B’rith at 330-783-1442.