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 an special group comprised of a-maizing Parents, Alumni and Community supporters! Chai Society members have generously contributed $1,800 or more throughout the academic year.

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

  • Complimentary 5-punch meal card to the Hillel Cafe
  • Apples & Honey gift bag for the High Holidays
    (also available for Monthly Giving Club members)
  • Fall & Winter Semester Nosh Bags hand-delivered prior to Finals Week
  • Winter Warm-Up package of goodies delivered  in February

As well as bonus incentives for supporters:

  • Chai Society Lapel Pin
  • Michigan mezuzah with kosher scroll
  • Football code for Parents Weekend and Homecoming Weekend games
  • Free seating at our Parent Weekend Open House Luncheon AND Parents & Family Shabbat Dinner
  • Special recognition in our Annual Report
  • Special recognition on our website
  • Invitations to Webinar Updates by Tilly and other Hillel leadership
  • Personal thank you calls 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, 2018.

Thank you, as always, for your generous and thoughtful support of our
6,000 Jewish students at the University of Michigan.


as of July 1, 2017 through January 8, 2017

Jonathan S. & Mary Aaron
Earl Abramson
Steven & Nanci Africk
Eugene & Marcia Applebaum Family Foundation
Ira Baer
Candace & Michael Barasch
Robert & Gail Belfer
Barbara & Jack Berman
Devorah & Kevin Berman
Mandell L. & Madeleine H. Berman Foundation
David Blumenstein & Jane Pollner
Penny & Harold Blumenstein
The Bokor Family
Frances & Hubert Brandt
Judith & Simeon Brinberg
David & Karen Cahen
Allen & Franka Charlupski Foundation
Helene & Tim Cohen
Hon. Avern & Lois Cohn
Lawrence & Corinne Cott
Steven & Harriet Croman
Jacqueline & Dale Danilewitz
William Davidson Foundation
Michelle & Robert Diener
Stacy & Andrew Doctoroff
Norma & Michael Dorman
Jonathan & Robin Dracos
Constance & Sydney Dunitz Endowment Fund of Los Angeles
David & Nanci Farber Family Foundation
Jeffrey & Jennifer Farber Family Foundation
Halley & Ruth Anne Faust
Steven & Esther Feder
Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life
Sidney & Maddy Forbes
Stanley & Judith Frankel
The Frankel Center for Judaic Studies
Samuel & Jean Frankel Foundation
Julie & Martin Franklin
Michael & Karen Fried
Avram & Gail Friedman
Mark & Julia Gerstein
Conrad & Lynda Giles
Ronald & Margie Glancz
Andrew & Helene Glick
Merle & Marshall Goldman Endowment Fund for Jewish Campus Life
Amanda & Ken Goldstein
Ben & Adean Golub
Michael & Rena Gordon
Stephen & Nancy Grand
Irwin & Bethea Green Support Foundation
Toni Greenberg
Brian & Jennifer Hermelin
Clarence & Jack Himmel Foundation
Henry & Etta Raye Hirsch Heritage Foundation
Michael & Linda Hope
Andrew Jacob
Stephen & Linda Jacobson
Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit
The Jewish Fund
David & Etta Jonas
The D. Dan & Betty Kahn Foundation
Bert Askwith (z”l) & Patti Kenner
Joan & Warren Kessler
James & Sherri Ketai
Andrew Klein
Sharon & Ernest (z”l) Klein
Stacy & Ron Klein
Robert Klyman & Dena Bloom
Laura & Daniel Koffsky
Dan & Wendy Kraft
Robert Krasnov
David & Naomi Ledersnaider
Julie Dorsey & Daniel Leemon
Ken & Pam Lester
Michael & Patricia Levine
Edward C. & Linda Dresner Levy Foundation
Richard & Barbara Levy
Ben & Melanie Marcus
Sean & Heather Martin
Campus Apartments Community
Daniel & Jennifer Meron
Jean Meyerowitz
Bob & Suzanne Nederlander
Chuck & Sharon Newman
Irving & Ethel Palman Foundation
Jason & Jackie Peltz
Irving & Sarah Pitt Charitable Philanthropic Fund
The Ravitz Foundation
Mark Ressler & Ilissa Rothschild
James & Geri Ripka
Benjamin & Marie Rosenberg
David Rosenberg & Roberta Goodman-Rosenberg
Amnon & Prudence Rosenthal
George & Sarah Ohlhausen Foundation
Skip & Lynn Schrayer
Art & Mary Schuman
Jonathan & Stacey Seligson
David Brownstein & Allison Selko
Steven J. Silverman Family
Isaac Sitt Foundation
Larry & Susan Slabotsky
Carolyn & Reuben Slone
Melissa & Marc Spellman
Scott Harris & Cathy Spencer
Adam & Laurin Steiger
Kenneth W. Stein
Robert & Loren Stone
William & Ellen Taubman Foundation
Gary & Malka Torgow
Jeff & Amy Verschleiser
Weitz & Luxenberg
Balaban/Wergeles Family
Fred Wilpon
Jorge & Tammy Woldenberg
Keenan & Orna Wolens
Joseph & Tina Wolf
The Woll-Yellin Family Foundation
Alan Woronoff & Shira Goodman
Ada & Howard Yerman
Ruth Tessler & Stuart Zisholtz


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