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.
Jewish Detroiter and quintessential communal professional, David Kurzmann returned to Detroit in 2015 to join the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) as its Executive Director after nearly a decade of service to the Chicago Jewish community. With credentials proven to be impeccable for the job, David, 31, is the youngest in Federation’s agency network of top executives. His homecoming marks an exciting new path forward for the agency, now working in partnership with the American Jewish Committee – as JCRC/AJC – to better serve as the voice and leading public affairs representative of our Jewish community on both the local and global stages.
Making his mark, listed among the “36 Under 36” in The Jewish News, Gabe Neistein is Tamarack Camps' Alumni Relations Director, working on his Masters in Community Development at the University of Detroit Mercy. A resident of Rivertown downtown, Gabe is all-in: a Jewish Detroiter first, a NEXTGen PresenTense Fellow, a loyal Spartan, a passionate Packers "owner," a whole-hearted city booster, a ready volunteer, a consummate community professional and an all-round great guy.