Profiles

Liraz Cohen and Eviatar BaksisLiraz Cohen and Eviatar Baksis
April 1, 2015

Masters of Diplomacy

Meet Eviatar Baksis, 28, and Liraz Cohen, 27, Israeli emissaries to Hillel and sweethearts winning hearts in Jewish Detroit. Hillel Fellows building community on campus. Partners with Federation, doing Israel proud.

Eric Adelman
March 1, 2015

Change Agent

Meet Eric Adelman, 37, Executive Director (and big booster) of Kadima; Former Director, BBYO Michigan Region; Favors challenges and a little heat in the kitchen; Makes a fine chicken soup.

Shaindle Braunstein
February 1, 2015

High Tech, High Touch Exec

Meet Shaindle Braunstein, 41, Chief Administrative Officer and (former) Project Chessed Director at Jewish Family Service; past Director of Hermelin ORT Resource Center; highly caffeinated mom of four.

Leor Barak
January 1, 2015

Proud West Villager

Meet Leor Barak, 34, Detroit real estate attorney and business consultant. West Village homeowner. President of the Downtown Synagogue. Musician, songwriter, leader of the band, 7Layers. New owner of a pizza shop on Jefferson.

Ben and Reesa Handelsman
December 1, 2014

Rising Stars

Meet Reesa and Ben Handelsman, JDate sweethearts in college, married five years, parents of two toddler boys, power duo on the rise in business, real estate, marketing and healthcare law.

Connor Tukel
November 1, 2014

Wonderkid

Meet Connor Tukel, 17, academic whiz and biz-minded senior at Frankel Jewish Academy. Naturally caffeinated web designer and refreshingly cool guy running Detroit-based 313 Energy drink company with a charitable spin.

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