Community Leaders Archives - My Jewish Detroit

Ilana and Zachary Liss
June 1, 2019

“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
November 29, 2018

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, Alicia and Jeff Chandler have embraced their individuality in a marriage that defies labels and celebrates their unity - through their abiding love, their faith in the strength of family and their commitment to the greater good of the community.

Jeannie Weiner
May 30, 2017

Reflections of a Career Volunteer

In Conversation with Jeannie Weiner, JCRC/AJC’s 2017 Activist Awardee

Nancy Grosfeld
October 15, 2015

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.

September 1, 2015

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.

Esther and Richard Zekman
May 1, 2015

A Perfect Match

Meet Doctors Esther and Rich Zekman; married 15 years, parents of three; always on call: Rich in Oncology; Esther in OB-GYN; a power team, working hard, playing hard, loving life in the D.

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