Profiles

May 1, 2018

Scrappy, Resourceful Social Worker

“Scrappy and resourceful, compassionate and Jewish and here to help.” Those are Perry Ohren’s words to describe Jewish Family Service (JFS). Those words easily describe Perry Ohren, himself – “MSW, LMSW, CEO of JFS” - a social worker with a long train of initials behind his name, signifying his years of commitment and experience in clinical practice, his deep understanding of the needs of the community and his leadership today as Chief Exec and visionary for JFS.

Jeff Forman
April 1, 2018

Medical Miracle

Who better to describe the science of medicine and the inexplicable miracles of life than a nationally recognized radiation oncologist who had a near-fatal diagnosis of bone marrow cancer? A thankful patient returned to health, Jeffrey D. Forman, MD is an inspiration to many today. An academician, a mentor, a community leader, a physician on a life-changing mission, Jeff now continues his work as the first Medical Director of the Jewish Hospice and Chaplaincy Network.  

Erica Jones
March 1, 2018

Mom with a Mission

Never doubt the power of a Jewish mom determined to repair the world for a child in need of a loving home. This is Erika Jones:  An adoptive mom, a foster mom - a passionate and outspoken mom. In her professional role, Erika is an advocate for families and children in need at Judson Center. This is her remarkable story.  

Hy Safran
February 1, 2018

L’Chaim

Named after his grandfather - Hyman Safran (1913-1982), a beloved Jewish community leader, a titan of the printing industry in its heyday and Federation President of blessed memory – grandson Hy Safran, 33, now brings his own game to Jewish communal leadership and donor stewardship in his role as Federation’s Associate Director of Philanthropy.

Beverly Liss
January 1, 2018

From the Heart of Texas

Listen carefully and you still hear that Texas lilt in her voice. From Corpus Christi, Beverly Liss has committed herself wholeheartedly to Jewish Detroit since moving to the community 45 years ago. For her beloved husband, Arthur, for her family and close friends –those who have watched and lauded her community work and steady rise through the ranks of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit - it comes as no surprise that Beverly Liss is Federation’s 28th President – with the distinction of being the third woman to hold that office. 

Lee Trepeck
November 30, 2017

Happiest Camper on Earth

Head coach, lead cheerleader; legal counsel, counselor advisor; property manager, top watchdog; fundraiser, flag-raiser; team builder, brand builder; loving family man and Chief Executive Dad . . . this is Lee Trepeck, nonstop Director of Camp Maas, Tamarack Camps. Now celebrating his 10th season, Lee has earned the accolades of the community as the recipient of the 2017 Mandell L.(z”l) and Madeleine H. Berman Award for Outstanding Professional Jewish Communal Service. Well done!

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