The Leah Kamionkowski Strengthening Community Fund

Leah Kamionkowski

Kol HaLev means voice of the heart, and for over two decades Leah Kamionkowski, of blessed memory, was both the voice and the heart of our community for many members.

The Kol HaLev board, honoring her memory and her many unique contributions, has created a special fund in her name that will be used for programs and activities that strengthen our congregation and further develop the sense of community that was so important to her. All contributions made in her memory will be directed to the Leah Kamionkowski Fund for Strengthening Community.

Leah held a number of positions on the board, including president, and played an active role in adult education and Torah study, but she is probably best remembered by many as the warm, welcoming person who interviewed them as potential or new members of the congregation. It was a role she lovingly played for many years, until just a few months before her recent death. She wanted people to feel as much a part of the Kol HaLev community as she did.

“Through all of Leah’s many roles within our community over the years, she really had a short list of overarching goals: To connect people with one another, to connect people with Reconstructionist ideas and values, and to help build a community defined by interpersonal support, growth and life-long learning,” Rabbi Steve wrote in his eulogy for her.

Members who wish to honor her memory and continue her legacy can do so by :

  • Making a donation to the Leah Kamionkowski Strengthening Community Fund in our donation portal (be sure you choose the Leah Kamionkowski Strengthening Community Fund). Instructions: Add the fund to your basket; when you check out, you’ll be asked for the amount of your donation, whether your donation is in honor or memory of anyone, and whether you wish to donate anonymously.
  • Send a check to the Kol HaLev office at 2245 Warrensville Center Road, Suite #215, Cleveland, Ohio 44115. Indicate that the donation is intended for Leah’s fund