Essential Workforce

For Jared Rothberger, owner and CEO of Jan-Pro Detroit, a leading commercial cleaning franchise in the country, it has been a year like no other.

Is This Time Different?

Pastor Aramis Hinds and Rabbi Ariana Silverman continue their ongoing conversations about race, religion, community and equality on this month’s episode of FedRadioDetroit.

Rabbi Josh Bennett

Forever Forward

Twenty five years ago, a new rabbi named Josh came to Temple Israel with faith in his future in Detroit. Today, Rabbi Josh is known well beyond the realm of his congregation: A spiritual leader, beloved colleague and mentor, a gifted teacher. A community bridge-builder, a trusted counsel and best friend to an ever-widening circle. A marathon runner, a new gardener, and an avid Tigers fan.

Matt Lester

Next Up

A lifelong Detroiter, an attorney with 25 years in real estate development and management, and board member of the American Joint Distribution Committee, Jewish Senior Life, Kadima, The Jewish Fund, BBYO, Yad Ezra, Forgotten Harvest, Tamarack Camps, United Jewish Foundation, Project Healthy Community, Detroit Institute of Arts and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Spare time? Matt manages to find it.

Lilly Jacobson

The Doctor Is In

An advocate for kids, an ambassador for reducing the stigma still associated with mental illness . . . that’s how Lilly Jacobson sees her role in the community these days. And her days are full.

Ilana and Zachary Liss

“We’re a Team”

They finish each other’s sentences. They describe their life as Perfect. Chaos. Typical. Jewish. Blessed. Two busy professionals, never too busy for their leading roles as parents and Jewish community volunteers. This is Ilana Liss, Managing Director at Schechter Wealth . . . and Zachary Liss, MD, Pediatric Urologist, Michigan Institute of Urology . . . a NEXTGen Detroit couple, committed to building community and leading by example.

Chandler

Interfaithful Couple

She loves Christmas for its festivity. He loves Yom Kippur for its solemnity. He’s Catholic married to a Jew. She’s a Democrat married to a Republican. Conservative. Liberal. Activist. Zionist. Harvard-Grad/ Attorney. Exec. V.P/ Biz Owner. Multi-Cultural. Intermarried. Parents, first and foremost, preparing their children for a complex world.

Nancy Grosfeld

Honored Community Builder

Meet Nancy Grosfeld, past President of Federation, current Chair of the Centennial Fund to secure Jewish Detroit’s future; recipient of Federation’s foremost honor, the 2015 Fred M. Butzel Award in recognition of her exceptional contribution to the health, education and well-being of the community through volunteer leadership and philanthropy.

Detroit’s Z Lot

Find your spot. Take a spin around a photo essay showcasing “The Z” lot, featuring 30-some Jewish Detroiters making their mark in the D.