Sam Woll

Samantha “Sam” Woll, 33, of Detroit works in constituent relations at the office of State Rep. Stephanie Chang, and is a social justice and political activist. She was instrumental in the founding of the Muslim-Jewish Forum of Detroit — a grassroots collective of young adults of both faiths who gather in partnership to learn, celebrate and build community together. The Forum has helped to build and deepen important relationships that did not previously exist between the young Jewish and Muslim communities, hosting revolutionary events, including an Interfaith Iftar dinner welcoming Syrian refugees. By extending her hand and creating space for connection between Muslims and Jews, she has exemplified the values of healing the world. Sam is also the co-chair of the American Jewish Committee’s ACCESS Detroit Young Leadership Program and is an active member of the Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue. •