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
  • Complimentary High Holiday meal AND Seder meal*
  • Apples & Honey gift bag delivered to your student prior to the High Holidays
  • Fall semester Nosh Bag delivered prior to Finals Weeks
  • Winter semester Nosh Bag delivered prior to Finals Weeks
  • Winter Warm-Up package of goodies delivered prior to Valentine’s Day
  • + Freshmen Overnight Retreat registration fee waived

* For accurate counts needed by our Chef, students must register for their High Holiday meal and Seder and it will be refunded to your card after the holiday.

As well as bonus incentives for Chai Society supporters:

  • EARLY ACCESS(!) to our Parents Weekend/Homecoming Weekend Reserved Football Block, including any of three additional games we are granted by the Athletic Dept. This will be a sold out block and sold out game. (Note: up to four tickets available per family only)
  • Chai Society Lapel Pin
  • Michigan mezuzah (not including kosher scroll)
  • Michigan Hillel notepad
  • Two parent dinners at our annual Parents & Family Shabbat during Parents Weekend
  • Special recognition in our Annual Report
  • Personal thank you call from our very appreciative 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
6,500 Jewish students at the University of Michigan.

as of September 26

Steven & Nanci Africk
American Campus Communities
Arthur & Benji Baer
Barbara & Jack Berman
Elliot & Deborah Cosgrove
David & Nanci Farber Family Foundation
Betsy & Joel Dennis and The Gallop Family Foundation
Norma & Michael Dorman
Robert & Sylvia Eston (z”l)
Amy & Jack Folbe
Stanley & Judith Frankel
Francine Gordon
Susan & Eric Hailman
Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life
Irving & Sarah Pitt Charitable Philanthropic Fund
Irwin & Bethea Green Support Foundation
Jeffrey & Jennifer Farber Family Foundation
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit
Alan & Sue Kaufman
Joan & Warren Kessler
The Ketai Family
The Ernest Klein Family
Ronald & Stacy Klein
Daniel & Laura Koffsky
Michael Levine
Linda & Michael Lutz
Ben & Melanie Marcus
Jonathan & Deena Moskowitz
Andrea & Frank Newman
Skip & Lynn Schrayer
Andrew Sherman
Susan and Larry Slabotsky
Kenneth W. Stein
Robert & Loren Stone
Bendit Foundation, Inc.
The Frankel Center for Judaic Studies
The Immerman Foundation
Daniel & Ryan Warsh
Joseph & Debra Weinberg
William Davidson Foundation
Fred & Judith Wilpon
David Wolle & Jacqueline Kott-Wolle
Alan Woronoff & Shira Goodman

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