Teens

Dana Burnstein, Jordyn Taylor, and Lori Taylor
March 1, 2017

Family Tree

Is there a giving gene? What is it that inspires selfless acts of kindness, and can those be nourished from generation to generation? Meet Dana Burnstein, Lori Taylor and Jordyn Taylor, three generations who share the enterprise of the Dr. Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic.

Dr. Burnstein was a cardiologist who had a kind heart and a big of dream. In 1997, he started a free clinic in a homeless shelter in Pontiac, Michigan. There, in a space no larger than a closet, he provided care to hundreds of needy and uninsured patients for nearly five years. In 2003, Dr. Burnstein passed away, leaving the legacy of the clinic to his wife, Dana, his son, Ian, and daughter, Lori, along with friends, volunteers, supporters and generous donors. This is their story . . . a story of family, community, caring and giving.

Amit Weitzer
March 1, 2017

Blazing Trails in Comfy Shoes

A conversation with Amit Weitzer, Executive Director Camp Tavor

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February 1, 2017

Honored Students: on the Path to Leadership

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

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September 29, 2016

Team Spirit on a Teen Mission

Pooling Resources and Creating Partnerships to Send Teens to Israel

Peer Corps
July 4, 2016

Peer Power

Say hello to Emily Lulkin, Maya Goldman and Will Shulak, three amazing teen mentors with PeerCorps Detroit, putting their energies and talents into community-based work in Detroit, representing the next NEXTGen to watch attain leadership roles in the years ahead.

Nati Faber
November 30, 2015

Honored Student: Defining Young Leadership

His teachers describe him as an exemplary student, a natural leader, a consensus builder and a role model. His favorite subjects in school? Biology, Calculus and Talmud. This is Nathaniel Faber – “Nati” as his friends and family call him – a senior at Akiva and the recipient of the 2015 David Hermelin Scholarship Award.

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