CommunityHere’s To – November 2018By Jackie Headapohl - 11/01/2018 5:56 AM50Mazel tov to these November Here’s To Jewish community members for their various success stories: promotions, awards, volunteering, starting new positions and community accolades! Commissioner Shelley Goodman Taub has been appointed chair of the National Association of Counties Arts & Culture Commission. The Commission works to foster an environment where arts can thrive to create more livable communities across the country. Its efforts help ensure that counties invest in art, aesthetics and cultural heritage, and that local leaders understand the arts are an important avenue for encouraging economic development and solving problems in every community. Julie I. Fershtman received the State Bar of Michigan’s Roberts P. Hudson Award during the State Bar’s Annual Meeting in September. Fershtman was honored for her longstanding commitment to the State Bar and its programs, particularly those aimed at better serving and protecting the public. She is a Shareholder with the law firm Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC in its Southfield office. Jo Strausz Rosen of West Bloomfield is the new executive director of development for Jewish Senior Life of Michigan. In her professional career, Rosen has focused in development for more than 18 years: nine years with American Technion Society and nine years with the American Cancer Society. Since the 1970s, she has pursued the study of Judaism, using it often as inspiration in her artwork. David Morrison, a seasoned professional in the branded merchandise and marketing field, joins Bradley Company as chief development officer. Bradley Company is a WBENC-certified, woman-owned company serving major corporations, medical and academic institutions, and businesses throughout the country. Morrison has an established career in branded merchandise and marketing, as well as more than a decade as president of Bruce Fox Inc., a premier supplier to the industry. In his new role at Bradley Company, Morrison will focus on sales and business development. MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, a leader in the national anti-hunger advocacy community, announced the installation of a new slate of officers for its board of directors, headed by Liz Kanter Groskind as the organization’s new board chair. Groskind, a native of Detroit, who now lives in Tucson, Ariz., is recognized as a leader in the Jewish community. In Detroit, she served as board chair of JVS; she is also a past president of the Young Adult division of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit. Marla Feldman – CARE House of Oakland County announced new officers and members of its board of directors. Among them are Marla Feldman of Birmingham, board chair, vice president of Feldman Automotive Inc., and S. Eliot Weiner, also of Birmingham, board vice chair and director of business operations, Edward C. Levy Co. Eliot Weiner – CARE House of Oakland County announced new officers and members of its board of directors. Among them are Marla Feldman of Birmingham, board chair, vice president of Feldman Automotive Inc., and S. Eliot Weiner, also of Birmingham, board vice chair and director of business operations, Edward C. Levy Co. Super Lawyers magazine has recognized Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C. attorneys in practice areas as Michigan Super Lawyers. Among them, David Steinberg, franchise/dealership. Walsh College recently honored business and community leaders who have demonstrated exceptional service to the college and its students. Among them was David Provost, who was presented with The Jeffery W. Barry Award for Educational Excellence & Community Service. He is president and CEO of Chemical Financial Corporation. WJR Radio has named Bloomfield Hills resident Lois Shaevsky president of the board of directors of Variety, the Children’s Charity, one of 12 “Women Who Lead” for 2018. Nominated by WJR listeners, Shaevsky was honored during a special broadcast of WJR’s Paul W. Smith Show in October. The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute held its annual Partner Event in September. The honoree was Dr. Jack D. Sobel, dean and distinguished professor, Wayne State University School of Medicine. He was recognized for his outstanding career as a medical leader, clinician and educator and for his many contributions to the field of medicine. Jim Newman, owner and managing partner of Newman Consulting Group LLC in Farmington Hills, was honored with the Engineering Society of Detroit’s TechCentury Image Award at ESD’s annual dinner in June. 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