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 lots of special incentives for their students*:

  • Complimentary 5-punch meal card to the Hillel Cafe
  • Apples & Honey gift basket for the High Holidays
  • Fall & Winter Semester Nosh Bag hand-delivered prior to Finals Week
  • Winter Warm-Up package of goodies delivered  in February
  • Michigan mezuzah with kosher scroll

As well as bonus incentives for families!

  • Chai Society Lapel Pin
  • Football code for Parents Weekend and Homecoming Weekend games
  • Special recognition in our Annual Report
  • Special recognition on our website
  • Invitations to Webinar Updates by Tilly and other Hillel leadership
  • Invitations to our VIP luncheon at Hillel during Parents Weekend (Save the Date for November 6!)
  • 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, 2017.

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, 2016 through April 27, 2017

Jonathan S. & Mary Aaron
Earl Abramson
Eugene & Marcia Applebaum Family Foundation
Gene Applebaum
Balaban/Wergeles Family
Barbara & Jack Berman
Devorah & Kevin Berman
Mandell L. & Madeleine H. Berman Foundation
Ann Berman & Daniel Feld
Alan & Bailey Berro
Elaine & Thomas Blumberg
David Blumenstein & Jane Pollner
Andrew & Karen Bokor
David Brownstein & Allison Selko
Gayle & Richard Burstein
Karen & David Cahen
David & Randee Charney
Helene & Tim Cohen
Hon. Avern & Lois Cohn
Lawrence & Corinne Cott
The Trico Foundation: Coville-Triest Family Foundation
Steven & Harriet Croman
Jacqueline & Dale Danilewitz
Marvin & Betty Danto Family Foundation
Sandy & James Danto
William Davidson Foundation
DeRoy Testamentary Foundation
Constance & Sydney Dunitz Endowment Fund of Los Angeles
Lisa & Mitch Eisen
Kenneth & Frances Eisenberg
Brenda Ellerin & Stephen Dubin
Richard & Dana Entin
Robert & Joan Epstein
Steven & Esther Feder
Samuel & Jean Frankel Foundation
Stanley & Judith Frankel
The Frankel Center for Judaic Studies
Julie & Martin Franklin
Avram & Gail Friedman
Byron (z”l) & Dorothy Gerson
Mark & Julia Gerstein
Ronald & Margie Glancz
Michael & Denise Glimcher
Merle & Marshall Goldman Endowment Fund for Jewish Campus Life
Amanda & Ken Goldstein
Francine Gordon
Robert & Jill Granader
Stephen & Nancy Grand
Irwin & Bethea Green Support Foundation
Stephen & Sandra Greenberg
Shari & Manny Haber
Martin & Lynn Halbfinger
Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life
Clarence & Jack Himmel Foundation
Etta Raye Hirsch
Henry & Etta Raye Hirsch Heritage Foundation
Andrew Jacob
Howard & Lilly Jacobson
Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit
The Jewish Women’s Foundation of Metropolitan Detroit
Steven & Rochelle Katz
Bert Askwith (z”l) & Patti Kenner
Joan & Warren Kessler
Sharon & Ernest (z”l) Klein
Stacy & Ron Klein
Robert Klyman & Dena Bloom
Koffsky Family
Dan & Wendy Kraft
Robert Krasnov
Ada & Howard Yerman
Ken & Pam Lester
Michael & Patricia Levine
Edward C. & Linda Dresner Levy Foundation
Richard & Barbara Levy
Rod & Tracy Loewenthal
Daniel & Linda Lutz
Bob & Suzanne Nederlander
George & Sarah Ohlhausen Foundation
Robert & Marcie Orley
Irving & Ethel Palman Foundation
Irving & Sarah Pitt Charitable Philanthropic Fund
Murray & Ina Pitt
Kenneth & Amy Pollinger
The Ravitz Foundation
Marcia Riesman
James & Geri Ripka
Benjamin & Marie Rosenberg
Amnon & Prudence Rosenthal
Mark Ressler & Ilissa Rothschild
Jack & Noreen Rounick
Jeffrey & Susan Rubenstein
Morton & Diane Scholnick
Robin Schottenfeld
Skip & Lynn Schrayer
Art & Mary Schuman
Jonathan & Stacey Seligson
Sherman Family Foundation
Ari & Adina Shrage
Elisa & Steven Silverman
Karyn & Bill Silverstein
Larry & Susan Slabotsky
Michele Michaelis & David Slifka Foundation
Carolyn & Reuben Slone
Shelly & Dan Snyder
Melissa & Marc Spellman
Spiegel Family
Fred & Eileen Springer
Jill Stein
Joan C. Stern
Robert & Loren Stone
Michael & Jan Streicher
William & Ellen Taubman
Daniel & Marci Ungar
Herbert & Karen Wander
Joseph & Debra Weinberg
Marshall M. Weinberg
Jane & Mark Wilf
Fred & Judith Wilpon
Jorge & Tammy Woldenberg
Alan Woronoff & Shira Goodman
Zell Family Foundation
Ruth Tessler & Stuart Zisholtz


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