Now Accepting Nominations for the 2013 Young Leadership Award

February 3, 2013 | Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: Monday, March 1, 2013

Every year, the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit is pleased to identify and honor three young people from our community for their outstanding leadership skills. Federation’s Young Leadership Awards acknowledge these role models while seeking to stimulate their continuing participation in Jewish communal affairs.

Under the direction of the Leadership Development Department and the Executive Office of Federation, the goal of the Young Leadership Awards Committee is to ensure that the very best candidates are considered each year.

Mark Family Young Leadership Award

The Mark Family Young Leadership Award was established in 1993 by Florine Mark Ross and her family. It recognizes an established leader in NEXTGen (formerly YAD) who has shown outstanding commitment and achieved remarkable success within the NEXTGen. In addition, this young adult will have demonstrated significant involvement in Federation’s Annual Campaign. The current president of NEXTGen is ineligible for this award.

The Mark Award seeks to acknowledge this role model and to stimulate the person’s continuing interest and activity in Jewish communal affairs. The awardee receives a grant to attend a Jewish Federations of North America Young Leadership Conference. The presentation takes place at the NEXTGen Annual Meeting.

» Click here to nominate a candidate.

Sylvia Simon Greenberg Award

This award was established in 1965 by the late Samuel S. Greenberg and Ronald and John Greenberg as a memorial to their beloved wife and mother. It recognizes exceptional leadership potential and service to the Jewish community on the part of a young woman. The awardee will be this year’s outstanding emerging female leader in the community, who has demonstrated great promise, interest in and service to the Federation, its constituent agencies, and Federation’s Annual Campaign.

» Click here to nominate a candidate.

Frank A. Wetsman Young Leadership Award

Established in 1961 by Mrs. Frank Wetsman and William M. Wetsman as a memorial to their beloved husband and father, this award recognizes exceptional leadership potential and service to the Jewish community on the part of a young man. The awardee will be this year’s outstanding, emerging male leader in the community who has demonstrated great promise, interest in and service to the Federation and its constituent agencies, and Federation’s Annual Campaign.

» Click here to nominate a candidate.

Please respond by Monday, March 1, 2013. If you have questions, please call Marianne Bloomberg at (248) 642-4611 or eMail us.

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