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
  • Overnight Retreat registration fee waived (Freshmen retreat with $50 deposit refunded post-retreat)

As well as bonus incentives for Chai Society supporters:

  • Chai Society Lapel Pin
  • Michigan mezuzah (kosher scroll sold separately)
  • Early access to our Parents Weekend & Homecoming Weekend Reserved Football Block, Wisconsin game and Indiana game
    (up to four tickets available per family)
  • Invitation to our Open House Luncheon during Parents Weekend
  • Two parent dinners at our annual Parents & Family Shabbat during Parents Weekend
  • Special recognition in our Annual Report
  • Special recognition on our website
  • 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
6,000 Jewish students at the University of Michigan.


as of July 1, 2017 through March 13, 2018

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


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