Longtime Leaders, Irwin Elson, Susie Citrin and Jerome L. Schostak z”l to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

May 12, 2014 | Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit

Recognizing extraordinary service to the community, the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit will honor Susie Citrin, Irwin Elson and Jerome L. Schostak z”l as the recipients of its 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award. Deemed the community’s “highest tribute” to those who have demonstrated their leadership by their range of commitment and creativity,  the award will be presented at Federation’s 10th Annual Leadership Awards Night on Thursday, May 29, 2014, 5:15 pm at the Berman Center for the Performing Arts, 6600 West Maple in the West Bloomfield.

Susie Citrin

Susie Citrin
Susie Citrin

Susie Citrin began her volunteer activities at Jewish Family Service, rising to the office of Board President.  She has served on the Board of the B’nai Brith Youth Organization, as Chair of Federation’s Annual Campaign, President of Women’s Philanthropy, Chair of the Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives Committee and Board member of the Birmingham Temple. She has also been honored several times, receiving the Sylvia Simon Greenberg Award the United Way Heart of Gold. Her warm sense of humor and sincere concern for others make her an effective leader who has touched the lives of many throughout our community.

Irwin Elson

Irwin Elson
Irwin Elson

Irwin Elsonhas spent much of his life caring for the community he loves and following in the footsteps of family members who have influenced his community work and leadership.  After participating in a Hadracha Leadership Program in the 1970s, he assumed several positions in the community, including President of the Jewish Community Center, board member of JVS, Federation and the United Jewish Foundation and Chair of both the Jewish Education Division and the Planning and Allocations Steering Committee. He sees himself as a third generation American who is privileged to be able to “give back” and participate in “Tikkun Olam”, repairing the world.

Jerome L. Schostak

Jerome L. Schostak
Jerome L. Schostak

Jerome L. Schostak z”l held several leadership positions, including Chair of the Capital Campaign at Hillel Day School and Chair of both the Federation Capital Needs Division and the Real Estate and Property Management Committee. He was also an Officer and board member of the Jewish Federation, the United Jewish Foundation and The Jewish Fund. He was a member of Adat Shalom Synagogue and believed in the importance of building and maintaining a strong Jewish community.

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