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 October 23, 2017

Ira Baer
Balaban/Wergeles Family
Candace & Michael Barasch
Sheri Baron
Robert & Gail Belfer
The Bendit Foundation
Barbara & Jack Berman
Mandell L. & Madeleine H. Berman Foundation
Penny & Harold Blumenstein
The Bokor Family
Judith & Simeon Brinberg
David & Karen Cahen
Campus Apartments Community
Lawrence & Corinne Cott
William Davidson Foundation
Michelle & Robert Diener
Julie Dorsey & Daniel Leemon
Jonathan & Robin Dracos
David & Nanci Farber Family Foundation
Jeffrey & Jennifer Farber Family Foundation
Irwin & Bethea Green Support Foundation
Andrew & Helene Glick
Ben & Adean Golub
Michael & Rena Gordon
Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life
Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor
Michael & Linda Hope
David & Etta Jonas
Jonathan & Nina Kaplan
James & Sherri Ketai
Robert Krasnov
Julie Dorsey & Daniel Leemon
Michael & Patricia Levine
Jean Meyerowitz
Bob & Suzanne Nederlander
Irving & Sarah Pitt Charitable Philanthropic Fund
Mark Ressler & Ilissa Rothschild
James & Geri Ripka
Benjamin & Marie Rosenberg
David Rosenberg & Roberta Goodman-Rosenberg
Mark Ressler & Ilissa Rothschild
Jonathan & Stacey Seligson
Jeff & Amy Verschleiser
Fred & Judith Wilpon
Joseph & Tina Wolf
Ada & Howard Yerman
Ruth Tessler & Stuart Zisholtz

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