JCRC/AJC Presented its 2017 Activist Award to Jeannie Weiner

The Jewish News


Upholding its tradition of celebrating the Detroit Jewish community’s exceptional activists, the Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC presented its 2017 Activist Award to Jeannie Weiner at a special event in her honor at Adat Shalom Synagogue. 

A tireless advocate for social justice, religious freedom and interfaith outreach and understanding, Jeannie Weiner has demonstrated her activism as a leader both locally and nationally in the movement to free Soviet Jews, as an outspoken advocate for Israel, and through her dedication to community relations and her hands-on efforts to build relationships with Detroit’s many ethnic and religious communities.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan was the evening’s featured speaker, and Diane Klein and Matt Lester served as honorary co-chairs for the event.

Created in 2001, the JCRC/AJC Activist Award is given annually to individuals who are passionate about the Detroit Jewish community and work to secure the Jewish future by championing Israel’s cause, reaching out to our diverse neighbors or advocating for Jewish interests.

JCRC/AJC President Alicia B. Chandler, Mayor Mike Duggan, Activist Honoree Jeannie Weiner and Executive Director David Kurzmann
Activist Event Honorary Co-Chairs Matt Lester and Diane Klein flank honoree Jeannie Weiner.
Jeannie Weiner’s son Joel Jackson, Jeannie, Rabbi E.B. “Bunny” Freedman and Florine Mark
Rev. Dr. Mark Jensen presents the JCRC/AJC 2017 Activist Award to Jeannie Weiner.
The Weiner family
Featured speaker Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan addresses the audience
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