“A consummate communal pro”. . . “A strategic visionary” . . . “Her deep understanding of our community’s needs are unmatched” . . . “An outstanding leader.” With well-earned praise from colleagues, Leah Rosenbaum, President and Chief Executive Officer of JVS, is the recipient of the 2016 Mandell L. and Madeleine Berman Award for Outstanding Professional Service to the Jewish community of Detroit.
You won’t find a Jewish agency exec more in-step with the needs of her clients than Leah. A passionate advocate for the most vulnerable members of the community – caring for the elderly, youth at risk, the unemployed and those with living with disabilities - Leah has devoted her career to empowering people to get the support and training they need to achieve their fullest potential.
The very definition of activists, in their 38 years of marriage, the Giles have been true partners - champions of health, education and charitable causes – serving as leaders and community-builders with the Jewish Federation, a focal point of much of their work on both the local and national levels.