Honors and Awards

Her leadership role and interfaith advocacy have earned Brenda many honors including:


  • AJC Community Leader Award
  • Orh Somayach Tree of Life Award
  • Alternatives for Girls’ Role Model of the Year
  • Northwood University’s Distinguished Woman’s Award
  • Birmingham/Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce Race Relations & Diversity Champion
  • Ruach Award from Woman of Reform Judaism
  • National Conference for Community and Justice Community Service Award
  • Council of Islamic Organizations of Michigan Interfaith Partner Award
  • Vanguard Award from Woman in Communication
  • Darakjian Spellman College Unsung Hero Award
  • American Jewish Committee Szabad Chapter Achievement Award
  • The North America Interfaith Network Exemplary Project Award
  • Arab Anti Discrimination Committee Building Bridges Award
  • Wayne State University Peacemaker Award
  • Oakland University Best Educational Program
  • WISDOM Founders Award
  • The Michigan Psychological Association’s Distinguished Achievement Award


Orh Somayach Tree of Life Award