Sammi Shapiro is the assistant director of education and youth engagement at Adat Shalom Synagogue. She loves working and getting to know all the families and kids at the synagogue and within the community. At Adat Shalom, Sammi teaches, plans educational programs, mentors kids and teens, and much more. Her background is in education; being able to continue working in this field and affecting so many families is very important to her.

Sammi is also the assistant director of Sib4Sib, a local nonprofit that helps youths who have a sibling struggling with mental health. She helps connect families into the right support group and continues to advise the nonprofit. Sammi is one of the lead partners in Youth United, a local interfaith volunteer organization for teens from synagogues, churches, mosques or non-religious organizations. The goal of the group is to connect the teens in our community through shared beliefs and support of the local organization CARES of Farmington Hills.

She said she really loves the spirit of Detroit. “Just being out and about in the city, meeting new people and trying new restaurants makes me feel connected to this great city we live in,” she said. She also loves to knit and bake.

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