JFS: How we responded to Covid

JFS provides services for those most in need, helping uninsured adults receive healthcare, families avoid foreclosure, older adults age with dignity and households meet needs as basic as food and shelter.

JVS Human Services: How We Responded to Covid

JVS helps those with and without disabilities meet life challenges affecting their self-sufficiency. Covid presented a different type of challenge.

Yad Ezra: How We Responded to Covid

Yad Ezra provides an average of 1,200 impoverished families with food, health care items and household goods every month.

Neil Zalenko

Professional Partner

Accounting for the many goals achieved in his 76 years, Neal Zalenko’s profession has served him well.

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.

Brian Siegel

Envisioning the New JCC

Dreaming Big. One might say that’s always been Brian D. Siegel’s modus operandi. An attorney by training with the dual gifts of a creative and analytical mind, Brian is an entrepreneur at heart, a partner in the business of hospitality and entertainment, and a key leader in community-building initiatives.

The Wondering Jew

New book explores Israeli Judaism and the conflict between religion and secularism.

The Leket Family

The Right Stuff

Born in Jerusalem, son of former Israeli emissaries who served in the U.S; raised in the Israeli Youth Movement; nine years a pilot and flight instructor in the Israeli Air Force; eight years a high school teacher and mentor for youth-at-risk in Tel Aviv; an educator with a Master’s of Philosophy; what better creds for our emissary from Israel, Yiftah Leket?

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.

Randi Sakwa

Inspiring Leadership

If ever you wonder what inspires leadership at Jewish Federation, ask Randi Sakwa. An energetic and highly motivated volunteer, Randi now serves on the Boards of Federation and its Women’s Philanthropy. Her heart in Israel — and a frequent visitor to Michigan’s Partnership Region of the Central Galilee — Randi is fully committed to her work as Co-chair of the Partnership2Gether Steering Committee, now celebrating 25 years of fellowship and accomplishment.