Profiles

Josh and Shayna Levine
May 1, 2016

Partners in Life and Leadership

What happens when Jewish Detroit meets Jewish Atlanta in Israel? Just ask NEXTGen rock stars, Shayna and Joshua Levine: married 13 years, parents of four, balancing two full-time careers. Partners in community leadership roles; deeply, passionately engaged in Jewish life.

David Farbman
March 31, 2016

Game Changer, Big Time

Trailblazer in real estate, online media and health care. Entrepreneur, motivational speaker and best-selling author of “The Hunt,” David Farbman has leveraged his passion for the great outdoors to create cool companies, attract talent to Detroit and lead a new generation in Jewish philanthropy.

Naomi Rockowitz
March 17, 2016

Federation’s Mission Control

Her title is Federation’s Director of Missions and Exchanges, but her role is so much more. Master planner, travel agent, tour guide and host, Naomi Miller Rockowitz serves Jewish Detroit as our eyes and ears, our guide on the ground and the face of Federation in Israel.

Amanda Fisher
February 22, 2016

Next Gen Trustee with Big Shoes to Fill

Philanthropist at 29, Amanda Fisher a social entrepreneur, a PR pro and rising star in real estate sales with Renee Acho at Hall and Hunter; running in high heels to blaze her own trail in the Fisher family; in service to the community as a Vice-Chair of the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation.

Shimon Levy
January 4, 2016

An Israeli Officer & a Gentleman

Meet Shimon Gal Levy, 30, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Naval Captain and Harvard grad with a Master’s in Public Policy. Self-starter, team builder, entrepreneur and connoisseur of Detroit Happy Hours. Currently on tour of duty in service to the community as Federation’s Senior Strategic Advisor and a Principal “ingredient” of Detroit’s venture group, Secret Sauce Capital.

December 23, 2015

From Russia with Love

Meet Yuliya Gaydayenko, 45, Senior Director of Older Adult Services at Jewish Family Service; Master of Linguistics and Social Work; previously an English tutor, Refugee Resettlement Coordinator, Day Camp Director and Executive Director at the Jewish Community Services in Flint; recipient of the 2015 Mandell L. & Madeleine H. Berman Award for extraordinary professional service to the Jewish community.

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