The United Jewish Foundation Releases Request for Proposal for the Oak Park JCC

April 1, 2015 | Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit

As has been shared earlier, due to an ongoing annual deficit of more than $800,000, the boards of the Jewish Community Center (JCC), the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit (JFMD) and the United Jewish Foundation of Metropolitan Detroit (UJF) voted to cease JCC operations at the Oak Park Facility by August 31, 2015, unless a sustainable solution is found to eliminate the significant financial shortfall. This extremely difficult decision was made to ensure the long-term viability of the JCC as well as the overall health of our Jewish community.

As a result, the Real Estate Projects Sub Committee of the UJF has released a Request For Proposal (RFP) for the facility, which offers information about the availability of the facility and invites bids from parties interested in pursuing the use of the property. The goal of the RFP process is to secure a user that will maintain an inclusive community facility that serves the Jewish population in the area.

The United Jewish Foundation of Metropolitan Detroit is the financial arm of the community and works in tandem with the Jewish Federation. The UJF owns the buildings and land for a significant portion of the community’s real estate holdings. The UJF Real Estate Committee is comprised of volunteer community members involved in the local real estate business. This group lives in and represents a broad cross section of the community, including the Oak Park/Southfield/Huntington Woods area.

In addition, the UJF and the Jewish Federation are working closely with members of the community to ensure that the entire process is open, fair and, above all, in the best interest of the residents of the area as well as the Jewish community as a whole.

Please find the RFP and submission instructions here.

print

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
Jul
27

NEXTGen Detroit Pop-Up Mis’adah

פּופּ-עפּ מסעדה Thursday, July 27th 7:00 pm NEXTGen Detroit’s Israel Engagement Committee invites you to our Pop-Up Mis’adah featuring Chef Mike Ran of Zahav, Philadelphia’s acclaimed Israeli restaurant. Chef Ran is bringing his flare and flavors home to Detroit for one night only at Chabad in Detroit. Space is limited to 50 diners, so be […]

Sign Up
Aug
2

JWWN: Speed Networking Summer Event

August 2 | 5:30-7:30pm This event will take place at the home of Anita Blender. We will provide the address closer to the event. Questions? Contact Alana Goldstein at goldstein@jfmd.org. Cost: $15 Register

Sign Up
Aug
10

A Special NEXTWork in Partnership with MIBB

Get in on some top tier networking with members of The Michigan Israel Business Bridge (MIBB). These local All-Star business leaders have professional connections here in Metro Detroit and in Israel, and they want to meet you! Rub elbows, swap business cards and join the over 450 young Jewish professionals who have discovered that the […]

Sign Up
Aug
13

Pitch for Detroit

Sign Up