Young Leadership Awards

Applications Due by February 10, 2017

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 Philanthropic Advancement department and the Executive Offices of Federation, the goal of the Young Leadership Awards Selection Committee is to ensure that the very best candidates are considered each year.

Jay Hack

2016 Mark-Lis Family Young Leadership Award Winner Jay Hack

Mark-Lis Family Young Leadership Award Winners

2016 Jay Hack
2015 Adam Blanck
2014 Marty Maddin
2013 Ilana K. Liss
2012 Rabbi Leiby Burnham
2011 Rachel Wright
2010 Joshua Levine
2009 Jennifer L. Friedman
2008 Gayle Friedman Gold
2007 Brian Y. Satovsky
2006 Lorne B. Gold
2005 Brad “Bubba” Urdan
2004 Sheri Wagner
2003 Joshua Opperer
2002 Barbra Giles
2001 Scott Kaufman
2000 Paul R. Silverman
1999 Sari M. Cicurel
1998 Joshua D. Mondry
1997 Eric J. Gould
1996 Richard C. Blumenstein
1995 Elizabeth Kanter Groskind
1994 Suzan Folbe Curhan
1993 Richard B. Broder

William H. Boesky Award Winners

1991 Brian E. Kepes
1990 Paul S. Magy
1989 Lisa J. Sommers
1989 Dennis S. Bernard
1988 Norman H. Beitner
1987 Betsy Snider Heuer
1986 Bernard Kent
1985 Jeffrey H. Howard
1984 Julie Borin
1983 James Safran
1982 James Deutchman
1981 Benjamin F. Rosenthal
1980 Kenneth J. Safran
1979 Jonathan M. Jaffa
1978 Jeffrey N. Borin
1977 Neil A. Satovsky
1976 Richard J. Maddin
1975 Edward A. Lumberg
1974 Burton D. Farbman
1973 Robert M. Rubin
1972 Robert G. Slatkin
1971 Michael W. Maddin
1970 Donna Slatkin
1970 Stanley D. Frankel
1969 Allan Nachman
1968 Paul D. Borman
1967 Maida Portnoy
1966 Donald J. Purther

Mark-Lis Family Young Leadership Award

The Jewish Federation always has honored our community’s emerging leaders from NEXTGen. The William H. Boesky Award recognized young leaders from the former Junior Division for close to 30 years. Since 1993, the Mark-Lis Family Young Leadership Award has sought to continue to honor these young leaders in the Boesky tradition.

The Mark-Lis Family Young Leadership Award was established in 1993 by Florine Mark and her family. It recognizes an established leader in NEXTGen who has shown outstanding commitment and achieved remarkable success within 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-Lis Award acknowledges this role model and seeks to stimulate the person’s continuing interest and activity in Jewish communal affairs. The award takes the form of a grant, enabling the recipient to attend a Jewish Federations of North America Conference. The award is presented at the NEXTGen Annual Meeting in June, as well as at the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit’s Awards Night in the spring.

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Stacy Doctoroff

2016 Sylvia Simon Greenberg Leadership Award Winner Stacy Doctoroff

Past Winners

2016 Stacy Doctoroff
2015 Regina Colton
2014 Molly Chernow
2013 Amy Shefman
2012 Dona Stillman
2011 Sherrie Singer
2010 Anessa Kramer
2009 Barbara Zaltz
2008 Francine Newman
2007 Jodi Goodman
2006 Heidi Fischgrund Budaj
2005 Amy Carson Schlussel
2004 Jennifer C. Silverman
2003 Karen Alpiner
2002 Sari M. Cicurel
2001 Elizabeth K. Groskind
2000 Lisa Lis
1999 Suzan Folbe Curhan
1998 Terri Farber
1997 Marcie Hermelin Orley
1996 Janis Roszler
1995 Stacey A. Deweese
1994 Caren Landau Levine
1993 Lynn Sachse
1992 Kathleen Wilson-Fink
1991 Susan E. Alterman
1990 Diane S. Ash
1989 Marta S. Rosenthal
1988 Lauren Kogan-liss
1987 Beverly Liss
1986 Cheryl Guyer
1985 Marcy Feldman
1984 Sally Krugel
1983 Sharon Hart
1982 Linda Lee (Z’l)
1981 Susan Citrin
1980 Janet B. Levine
1979 Judy Frankel
1978 Donna Slatkin
1977 Diane Shekter
1976 Edie Slotkin
1975 Nancy Hirsch
1974 Shelby Tauber
1973 Renee Mahler
1972 Bernice N. Greenberg
1971 Jane Sherman
1970 Sissi Lapides
1969 Lee Jaffe
1968 Dulcie Rosenfeld
1967 Shirley Barnett Harris (Z’l)
1966 Carolyn Greenberg
1965 Ruth Kahn Broder

Sylvia Simon Greenberg Leadership Award

The Sylvia Simon Greenberg 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. The award recognizes exceptional leadership potential and service to the Jewish community on the part of a young woman. The award winner will be this year’s exceptional, emerging female leader in the community who has demonstrated outstanding promise, interest in and service to the Federation and its constituent agencies and Federation’s Annual Campaign.

Winning this award is expected to stimulate the recipient’s continuing interest and activity in Jewish communal affairs. The award takes the form of a grant, enabling the recipient to attend the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America. The award is presented at the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit’s Awards Night in the spring.

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Josh Levine

2016 Frank A. Wetsman Leadership Award Winner Josh Levine

Past Winners

2016 Josh Levine
2015 Brian Y. Satovsky
2014 Jason Klein
2013 David Kramer
2012 Jeffrey Camiener (Z’l)
2011 Robb Lippitt
2010 Lee Hurwitz
2009 Joshua F. Opperer
2008 Brian D. Siegel
2007 Matthew Lester
2006 Mark Adler
2005 Scott Kaufman
2004 Todd Sachse
2003 Jeffrey Schlussel
2002 Dennis S. Bernard
2001 Eugene S. Sherizen
2000 Hannan Lis
1999 Scott A. Eisenberg
1998 Robert B. Kleiman
1997 Steven R. Schanes
1996 Gary Torgow
1995 Mitchell A. Mondry
1994 David R. Victor
1993 Lawrence S. Lax
1992 Ronald A. Klein
1991 Douglas M. Etkin
1990 Dr. Owen Z. Perlman
1989 Benjamin F. Rosenthal
1988 Howard J. Tapper
1987 Norman A. Pappas
1986 Dr. Dan G. Guyer
1985 Michael S. Feldman
1984 Peter M. Alter
1983 Mark E. Schlussel
1982 Dr. Martin Hart
1981 Dr. Richard Krugel
1980 Joel Gershenson
1979 Robert M. Citrin
1978 Robert H. Naftaly
1977 Robert Slatkin
1976 Lawrence S. Jackier
1975 Michael W. Maddin
1974 Stanley Frankel
1973 Dr. Conrad L. Giles
1972 Allan Nachman
1971 David K. Page (Z’l)
1970 Joel D. Tauber
1969 Thomas I. Klein
1968 Robert A. Steinberg
1967 Kaye G. Frank (Z’l)
1966 Alan E. Luckoff (Z’l)
1965 Herbert A. Aronsson
1964 Ronald L. Greenberg
1963 N. Brewster Broder (Z’l)
1962 Robert Kasle
1961 Merle A. Harris

Frank A. Wetsman Leadership Award

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

Winning this award is expected to stimulate the recipient’s continuing interest and activity in Jewish communal affairs. The award takes the form of a grant, enabling the recipient to attend the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America. The award is presented at the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit’s Awards
Night in the spring.

Nominate a candidate

Please respond by February 10, 2017. If you have questions, please contact Marianne Bloomberg at (248) 642-4611 or Bloomberg@jfmd.org.


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