Dr A’s Story

Born in abject poverty and raised by a single mother, Dr A obtained scholarships and fellowships to complete his bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees from the University of Minnesota. With the drive and belief that you never stop growing and learning, he completed post-doctoral training in psychology from the University of Wisconsin and additional education from the graduate school of the Carlson School of Management. Dr. A. taught psychology at the University of Hawaii, Maui Community College. He speaks three foreign languages: German, Hebrew, and essential Spanish.

Dr A’s success was not happenstance. It was hard work, passion, perseverance, learning, studying, and sacrifice. He is passionate about what he does!

Dr A is a CEO, public speaker, writer, college instructor, and philanthropist. He published a nationally acclaimed doctoral thesis on the legal issues involved in the use of medication for ADD children. Dr A, at the age of 27, was the assistant deputy commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Education, publishing, writing legislation, and advocating for the rights of disadvantaged and learning disabled children. Minnesota Governor Al Quie awarded him “Educator of the Year,” for drafting legislation that guaranteed due process for children with disabilities.

In the next decades, Dr A founded and was a successful CEO of four companies specializing in mental health care, diagnostic medical imaging, investment real estate, and fine art. He founded the largest Cuban art gallery in the midwest. The proceeds support Cuban artists and humanitarian causes.

Dr A is a competitive tennis player, advanced scuba diver, amateur photographer, world-traveler and philanthropist. His wife of 37 years, Mickey, has been a flight attendant for four decades. Avrom and Mickey have three educated and accomplished children (and their spouses) who share the Appleman passion for world-travel. Collectively, the Applemans have adventured in and explored all seven continents,

Dr A, unquestionably, uses his training and extensive experience to inspire and enhance your self- belief and confidence. Together, you and Appleman form an alliance that leads to accomplishing your most aspirational goals.

Dr. Avrom’s Philanthropic Publications

Dr A has written and published a PhD thesis, a book about ADD children, and numerous philanthropic articles below.

An unsettling interrogation in Cuba
I was terrified, not sleeping a wink. Will I be detained? Will I be falsely charged? The Castro regime is misconstruing tzedaka with espionage.
September 28, 2017

Cuban art exhibit to benefit Talmud Torah
An event on Oct. 13 will feature more than 100 pieces of original Cuban art
September 28, 2017

In Romania, a sense of sorrow
A visitor to Husi finds a neglected Jewish cemetery and shul — and feels immense gratitude for his ancestors’ sacrifices
May 7th, 2014

Rebirth of the Cuban Hebrew School
Hella Eskenazi, director of the Albert Einstein Hebrew School in Havana, discusses the revival of Jewish education in Cuba
November 15th, 2017

The Jews of Cuba
An interview with Adela Dworin, president of Beth Shalom Temple in Havana, Cuba
April 5th, 2016