Eviatar Baksis

An Organization that Empowers Families

During the difficult crisis of COVID-19, about a million Israelis became unemployed and were thrust into a time of uncertainty.

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.

Millie Berg

Happy 98, Millie Berg!

Meet Federation’s Longest-Standing Annual Campaign Donor, 75 Years and Counting

Tomer Moked

Life Coach

So far, so good . . . Michigan winters and Detroit drivers haven’t bothered Tomer Moked, not a bit. “Driving in Michigan is a little like driving in Israel,” he says, “Everyone is in a rush, but they know where they want to go.” Moving from Israel to Michigan into the heart of the Detroit Jewish community, Tomer maintains that he’s found “a dream come true” in his new position as Federation’s Director of NEXTGen Detroit.

What if Anne Frank Were Alive Today?

Israeli Actress, Scriptwriter (and former Tamarack Camper), Chen Drachman Reimagines The Diary of Anne Frank with a Better Ending

David Kurzmann

Advocate, Activist, Agent of Change

Jewish Detroiter and quintessential communal professional, David Kurzmann returned to Detroit in 2015 to join the JCRC/AJC as its Executive Director after nearly a decade of service to the Chicago Jewish community. With credentials proven to be impeccable for the job, David, 31, is the youngest in Federation’s agency network of top executives.

Dr. Joel Kahn

High Tech, High Touch, High Fiber

On a personal quest to prevent heart attacks one fork and plate at a time, Dr. Joel Kahn religiously practices what he preaches. A committed kosher vegan and holistic cardiologist, he is teaching and leading the ways to health and vitality as the Founder and Director of the Kahn Center for Cardiac Longevity.

Linda Z. Klein

Living the Legacy

She grew up on Velvet peanut butter and Krun-Chee potato chips – her father’s industry and inspiration. Daughter of Velvet Peanut Butter Company founder, Paul Zuckerman, Linda Z. Klein proudly maintains the Z in her name — her signature signifying her family legacy and her longtime role as a community leader, fundraiser and philanthropist.