Chai Society of Supporters

Chai Society pins

UM Hillel supporters – Chuck Newman, Bruce Sholk and Carol Smokler – proudly wearing their new Chai Society pins (with Tilly Shames, Executive Director, pictured second from left).

Michigan Hillel’s Chai Society is a special group comprised of amazing parents, alumni and community supporters! Chai Society members have generously contributed $1,800 or more throughout the academic year, which runs July 1 through June 30.

We gratefully acknowledge their extraordinary support through loads of special incentives for a student(s) of their choice*:

  • Complimentary 5-punch dinner meal card to our Hillel Cafe
  • Apples & Honey gift bag for the High Holidays
  • Fall and winter semester Nosh Bags delivered prior to Finals Weeks
  • Winter Warm-Up package of goodies delivered in February
  • Freshmen Overnight Retreat registration fee waived

As well as bonus incentives for Chai Society supporters:

  • Chai Society Lapel Pin
  • Michigan mezuzah (not including kosher scroll)
  • Michigan Hillel notepad
  • Early access to our Parents Weekend & Homecoming Weekend Reserved Football Block (and any other games granted by the Athletic Department)
    (up to four tickets available per family only)
  • Two parent dinners at our annual Parents & Family Shabbat during Parents Weekend
  • Special recognition in our Annual Report
  • Special thank you call from our students leaders

Chai Society

*To ensure you and your student receive all goodies possible over the academic year,
we recommend you express your interest through pledging early on.
Become a member by clicking the button “Join” button above or completing the form below.
Note: You may pledge now and complete your gift later by June 30.

Thank you, as always, for your generous and thoughtful support of our
6,700 Jewish students at the University of Michigan.


as of July 1, 2018 through September 21, 2018

Patti Aaron
Earl Abramson
Steven & Nanci Africk
American Campus Communities
Eugene & Marcia Applebaum Family Foundation
Thomas & Jaclyn Aronson
Arthur & Benji Baer
Miriam & Todd Bakal
The Balaban/Wergeles Family
Bendit Foundation, Inc.
Barbara & Jack Berman
Mandell L. and Madeleine H. Berman Foundation
Maurice & Linda Binkow
Judith & Simeon Brinberg
Gayle & Richard Burstein
Karen & David Cahen
Helene & Tim Cohen
Marvin & Betty Danto Family Foundation
William Davidson Foundation
Robert & Sylvia Eston (z”l)
Jeffrey & Jennifer Farber Family Foundation
David & Nanci Farber Family Foundation
Lisa & Mark Finerman
Amy & Jack Folbe
Stanley & Judith Frankel
Francine Gordon
Shelley & Robert Greebel
Irwin & Bethea Green Support Foundation
Lisa & Seth Greenberg
Toni Greenberg
Laurie & Chris Harbert
J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Foundation
Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life
Clarence & Jack Himmel Foundation
Eric & Alissa Horvitz
The Immerman Foundation
Jewish Federation of Metro Detroit
Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor
Alan & Sue Kaufman
Joan & Skip Kessler
Sherri & Jimmy Ketai
The Ernest Klein Family
Stacy & Ron Klein
Robert Klyman & Dena Bloom
Laura & Daniel Koffsky
Stephanie & Jeff Kupor
Michael & Patricia Levine
Richard & Barbara Levy
Daniel & Linda Lutz
Randall Kaplan & Kathy Manning
Melanie and Ben Marcus
Sean & Heather Martin
Jonathan & Deena Moskowitz
Irving & Sarah Pitt Charitable Philanthropic Fund
Project for Public Spaces, Inc.
Ilissa Rothschild & Mark Ressler
Skip & Lynn Schrayer
Sherman Family Foundation
Kevin & Natalie Shrock
Jackie & Richard Siegel
Larry & Susan Slabotsky
Robert & Loren Stone
Frank & Tama Tamarkin
The Trico Foundation: Coville-Triest Family Foundation
Jeff & Amy Verschleiser
Daniel & Ryan Warsh
Marshall M. Weinberg
David Wolle & Jackie Kott-Wolle
Joseph & Tina Wolf
Alan Woronoff & Shira Goodman
Ada & Howard Yerman


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