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Jacob Safran biography: 13 things about Royal Oak, Michigan man


Jacob Elliott Safran is a Jewish resident of Royal Oak, Oakland County, Michigan, United States. His father James “Jim” Safran is a former Congregation Shaarey Zedek president.

Jacob’s brother Hy Safran worked for the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit. Here are 13 more things about Jacob:

  1. Aside from Royal Oak, he has lived in other parts of Michigan including Franklin.
  2. He has lived in different parts of Colorado, USA including Broomfield, Superior and Boulder.
  3. From January 2004 to January 2008, he was a kitchen manager at Market Square in West Bloomfield Township, Oakland County.
  4. From January 2005 to January 2010, he was a kitchen manager and a counselor at Camp Tanuga in Kalkaska, Kalkaska County, Michigan.
  5. From January 2006 to January 2008, he was a kitchen manager at Market Basket of Franklin in Franklin, Southfield Township, Oakland County.
  6. From 2008 to 2012, he attended the University of Colorado Boulder in Boulder where he earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology. He was a Sinai Scholars stipend recipient.
  7. From August 2012 to February 2014, he worked at Egg and I Restaurant in Boulder as a supervisor.
  8. From February 2014 to October 2018, he worked at A Spice of Life Catering + Events in Boulder as an event specialist.
  9. From October 2018 to March 2022, he was an event sales specialist at Infinity & Ovation Yacht Charters – Port Detroit Dock in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.
  10. In 2019, he and Lainey Rubin got engaged. She is Nancy Rubin‘s daughter.
  11. On September 4, 2022, he and Lainey got married in Detroit.
  12. In March 2022, he joined Catapult Concepts in Detroit as a kitchen recruitment and growth expert.
  13. He was 32 years old when he and nine other men were arrested during a human trafficking sting operation by the Northeast Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force in North Olmsted, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA. He was charged with engaging in prostitution, a first-degree misdemeanor.

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