Roz Blanck, ORT America Michigan Region Vice President, is honored by the Jewish Community Relations Council.
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. - Roz Blanck, ORT America Michigan Region Vice President, has been named Activist of the Year by the Jewish Community Relations Council for her continuous and consistent dedication and involvement to the Detroit Jewish Community.
will be honored on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at the JCC in West Bloomfield.
"As someone who has volunteered with Roz
for ORT and Bookstock
, I can vouch that she
always brings her
total commitment, high principles, compassion and drive to any cause she
has a clear-headed, no-nonsense approach to overcoming obstacles and getting the job done, and she
inspires others to contribute by her
We are very fortunate to have her
as a Board member of ORT America Michigan Region
Blanck is also co-president of the David Horodoker Organization, a trustee of the Jewish Women's Foundation, secretary of the Oak Park Business and Education Alliance and the associate chair of the Federation's Culture and Group Services Committee and a member of the Allocations Steering Committee.
is actively involved as a member of the board of directors of the Jewish Community Relations Council, Jewish Federation's
Women's Department, and Jewish Senior Life.
She has served as a member of Federation's Board of Governors and a vice president of the National Council of Jewish Women, and board member of the Fresh Air Society, Jewish Apartments and Services and JVS.
Banck's passion for giving back to the community initially developed during her junior year at the University of Michigan where she began an internship with the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, the Jeanette and Oscar Cook Jewish Occupational Intern Program of the Jewish Vocational Services.
She later spent two summers interning for the National Council of Senior Citizens in Washington, D.C. Upon graduated from U of M in 1978 with a Juris degree, Blank began working at the Jewish Federation while also as attorney at a local law firm.
Through the many tikkun olam initiatives taken, she
has continued to this day to find ways to impact the Detroit Jewish community.
When you see her
energy and sincerity and let's-get-it-done attitude when it comes to Bookstock
and other organizations, you can't help but say 'That's Roz!
one of a kind, and if you know her
, you know why she
deserves this award'."
and husband, Stanford
, have three children and currently live in Franklin.