Community Leadership Archives - My Jewish Detroit

Norm Pappas
September 1, 2019

Connected and Wired to Help

Outgoing and genuinely interested in people . . . a true friend and mentor. A trusted advisor, compassionate listener and astute observer of all who seek his counsel. A strategic planner and innovator in business and wealth management. A fundraiser, inspiring others to follow his lead in philanthropy; a creative thinker, problem solver and ready volunteer through more than four decades of service to the community, in partnership with his wife, Susie. An engaging storyteller who loves to make people laugh. Seriously. This is Norm Pappas - joining the ranks of Federation’s legendary leaders: the 2019 recipient of the Fred M. Butzel Award.

Bob and Lisa
September 1, 2019

Bob Aronson@Home in Israel

In celebration of partnership, friendship, leadership . . . and a wedding

Sherri Singer
April 1, 2019

Community Weaver

Could she have been a rabbi? Sherrie Singer’s lifelong love of Jewish learning certainly points in that direction. “I’ve been mentored and molded by rabbis my entire life,” she notes, “but I’ve chosen a different path.” From Federation’s executive track in Women’s Philanthropy to the boards of Temple Israel, BBYO, ORT and Hillel of Metro Detroit, from her weekly study circle of Melton grads to her present cohort of Wexner Fellows, from Thread (the nonprofit she created with friends to connect and inspire Jewish women), now to her seat at the Hebrew Union College Board of Overseers, Sherrie has indeed found her voice - not at a pulpit, but on the platform of an outstanding community leader in Jewish Detroit.

Miryam Rosenzweig
February 1, 2019

Imported from Detroit

Preparing for Her Next Role, Miryam Rosenzweig Reflects on Her Hometown Detroit

Doug and Barbara Bloom
October 1, 2018

Man of Steel  

Founding Partner of Bar Processing (a major steel processor for automotive parts); Past President of Federation and the Jewish Community Center; astute fundraiser, strategic community planner and avid supporter of Israel; naming sponsor the Loving Acts of Kindness Fund and JCC’s annual “Matzah Factory.” An aficionado of model trains since childhood, proud to become a Bar Mitzvah at the age of 63. Ever learning, ever curious, always dapper in his signature specs. This is Douglas Bloom, recipient of Federation’s highest honor, the 2018 Fred M. Butzel Memorial Award.

Slotkin
October 1, 2018

Rally ‘Round the Flagpole

Forever Dedicated to the Jewish Community, Donna and Robert Slatkin Inscribe Their Name to the Flagpole at the Federation Building

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