Jews in the D
Here’s To is published the first Thursday of every month to celebrate the accomplishments of the Jewish community.
In this week’s Here’s To, take a look at the accomplishments of nine local Jewish community members, Carolyn Krieger, Chief Judge Nanci Grant, Randi Glanz, Daniel Soleimani, Dr. Don R. Powell, Jonathan Schwartz, Brenda L. Moskovitz, M.D., Hollie Malamud and Mayor Pro-Tem Patty Bordman.
CKC Agency, a full-service public relations and media services firm located in Farmington Hills, has been named one of the top 12 PR firms in Detroit for 2018 by the Michigan Business and Professional Association (MichBusiness); founder and president, Carolyn Krieger, has been honored as a top woman leader in 2018. She was honored at the MichBusiness 22nd annual Women Thrive Conference on Feb. 12 at the MGM Grand Detroit. Along with six other top professional women, Krieger was recognized for excelling in her field and for her contributions to Michigan’s economy and business community.
Outgoing Chief Judge Nanci Grant of the Oakland County Circuit Court was honored by the U.S. Marshals Service in a ceremony at the Marshals Service Headquarters for the Eastern District of Michigan in December. The U.S. Marshals recognized Judge Grant’s dedication to the Fugitive Apprehension Team, Detroit and Oakland, by making herself available 24/7 in order to expedite the process of obtaining search warrants for cases in which the teams were actively on track in apprehending fugitives.
Randi Glanz, a member in Clark Hill’s Litigation and Family Law Practice Groups, was recently named one of Michigan’s Notable Women Lawyers by Crain’s Detroit Business. The nomination is given to female lawyers who are leaders in their community and workplace.
Daniel Soleimani has been named partner at Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C. In the firm’s Tax Practice Group, Soleimani advises publicly held and closely held corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and individuals on all aspects of federal, state and local tax laws, as well as helps clients facilitate wealth preservation and transfer. He joined Jaffe as an associate in March 2012.
Dr. Don R. Powell, the founder, president and CEO of the American Institute for Preventive Medicine in Farmington Hills, recently accepted the 2017 Best and Brightest in Wellness Elite Award in a ceremony at The Henry Hotel. The award is an innovative initiative that recognizes and celebrates quality and excellence in health awareness. AIPM was identified as being the most exemplary wellness provider for its 35 years of success at helping businesses become healthier places to work and communities become healthier places to live. Powell, often referred to as the “Wizard of Wellness,” is considered to be one of the country’s foremost authorities on the design and implementation of community and corporate health management programs. He is the author of 14 best-selling books, including Healthier at Home and 101 Ways to Well-Being, and is a member of the U.S. government’s ”Healthy People 2020 and 2030” projects, which set the nation’s health goals each decade.
Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss P.C. hired Jonathan Schwartz as a partner in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. He will concentrate his practice on representing clients in a variety of business, commercial, employment, real estate, intellectual property and entertainment legal matters. Schwartz is the co-founder and president of the Jewish Bar Association of Michigan and chair of the Arts, Communications, Entertainment and Sports Section of the State Bar of Michigan. He also serves as a board member of NEXTGen Detroit, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Metropolitan Detroit, Humble Design, the Patriot Week Foundation and the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Foundation for Kids.
Brenda L. Moskovitz, M.D., has been elected to serve as president of the Wayne State University School of Medicine Alumni Association. She has been an active member on the board of governors since 2008. Dr. Moskovitz is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at William Beaumont Hospital and her fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago. She is in private practice, practicing reproductive endocrinology and infertility.
Hollie Malamud joined Congregation Bet Haverim in Davis, Calif., in the key role of executive director. In her early years, Malamud worked as a Jewish camp counselor and studied in Israel, as well as at the Brandeis-Bardin Institute. She holds a master’s in public health from the University of Michigan. She grew up in Southfield.
Birmingham’s recently appointed Mayor Pro-Tem Patty Bordman has been appointed to the number two position of the city’s legislative body by the Birmingham City Commissioners. She served on the city’s Parks and Recreation Board and then moved from board member to board chairperson, served as volunteer advocate for children’s causes and worked as an elementary school teacher earlier.
Take a look at last month’s Here’s To accomplishments.