David Kurzmann, 30, of Royal Oak is the executive director of JCRC/AJC. Less than a year into the job for which he was hired, David was called upon to help shepherd a new partnership between JCRC and American Jewish Committee, two major advocacy organizations in Metro Detroit. David helps to advance the causes and interests of the Jewish community. A warm and inspiring leader, he’s considered innovative in his approach to community relations. Focused as well on revitalizing connections between Detroit Jews and other religious communities, David has made great headway with interfaith relations. Working closely with Muslim and Christian partners, he’s created opportunities for shared community-service experiences. David is dedicated not only in his professional role, but also as a board member of New Detroit and the Interfaith Leadership Council. He is healing the world through creating connections.