Awards

February 1, 2017

Honored Students: on the Path to Leadership

Meet Sophia Gawel and Asa Weinstein, Recipients of the 2016 David Hermelin Scholarship Award

Herb Hanson
January 1, 2017

The Chosen

Jewish Detroit’s web developer, Herb Hanson is named the recipient of the 2016 “Norm and Susie Pappas Award for Innovative Ideas” that enhance the work of Federation.

Linda Z. Klein
September 1, 2016

Living the Legacy

She grew up on Velvet peanut butter and Krun-Chee potato chips – her father’s industry and inspiration. Daughter of Velvet Peanut Butter Company founder, Paul Zuckerman, Linda Z. Klein proudly maintains the Z in her name - her signature signifying her family legacy and her longtime role as a community leader, fundraiser and philanthropist.

Linda was 21 and newly wed to Tom Klein when she attended her first Federation Annual Meeting. She vividly recalls that Irwin I. Cohn was named that year as the recipient of Federation’s highest honor - the Butzel Award – the award her father would receive in 1969. This is Linda’s year. Recognized for more than four decades of outstanding service to Federation, greater Detroit and to Israel, Linda is one of the rare and few: a second generation Fred M. Butzel Memorial Awardee.

Conrad and Lynda Giles
May 1, 2016

Power Couple, Named JCRC Activist Awardees

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.

February 22, 2016

Oscars-Shmoscars

Judy Goldsmith is calling it like she sees it this award season and giving us her picks for the best movies of 2015.

Gold Star Teachers
July 1, 2015

Gold Star Teachers

Meet Akiva's Award Winning Teachers, Anna Greenfield and Sharon Ozrovitz

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