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Here’s To – Jewish Community – May 2018

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Here’s To is published the first Thursday of every month to celebrate the accomplishments of the Jewish community.

In this month’s Here’s To, take a look at the accomplishments of 5 local Jewish community members, Sandy Selinger, Frank T. Mamat, Jeffrey M. Last, Larry Moss and Elizabeth Schiff Barash.

Sandy Selinger has been appointed as the Michigan Israel Business Accelerator CEO. Sandy is Israeli born and served in the IDF with his last post as Operations Officer and Squad Leader for the Rescue and Evacuation Unit. He holds a B.A. in economics and international affairs from the University of Colorado and a M.S. in analysis, design and management information systems from the London School of Economics.
Foster Swift labor and employment attorney Frank T. Mamat was recently re-elected as chairman of the Education Foundation for the American Society of Employers (ASE), a position he has held since 2006. In addition, he has also been accepted as a member of the Private Directors Association, which provides a national network where executives and professionals interested in board service can find and meet with those interested in securing exceptional board members. Mamat is an alumnus of Syracuse University College of Law and is a certified mediator and arbitrator and adjunct professor of law at Wayne State University.
Jeffrey M. Last, Ph.D., has published his second book, Essays on Judaism and Psychology: Explorations in T’filla and Avoda. In the book, Last draws on decades of experience as a therapist in Metro Detroit to explore a range of Jewish literature about prayer, bringing insights into achieving effective prayer, personal joy and meaningful service. Books are priced at $12 and can be ordered from the author at
Larry Moss, a senior vice president/investments and managing director of the Moss Financial Group with Raymond James & Associates Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC, was among the Raymond James-affiliated advisers named to the Forbes list of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors, which recognizes advisers from national, regional and independent firms.
Elizabeth Schiff Barash of Southfield will receive the Community Award for Excellence in Leadership from the Greater West Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce at the 12th annual Key to the Township Awards Dinner on May 15. She will be recognized for her contribution to community through her dedicated volunteerism for a variety of organizations and professional efforts. Barash is an assistant attorney general for the state of Michigan and is assigned to the Children and Youth Services Division in Wayne County. Last November, she was honored with the 2017 Warrior Award from House of Providence for her tireless devotion advocating on behalf of Michigan’s foster youth who are victims of abuse and neglect.
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