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Annual Report 2020

ANNUAL REPORT

  • 2019-2020

The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit
United Jewish Foundation

The Jewish Federation was Built for this Moment 

The year began like many others, a time of stability and prosperity for our community. By spring, however, we understood that we had entered a unique and difficult moment in our history. The global COVID-19 pandemic affected every dimension of our daily lives, disrupting our social, professional, educational and spiritual pursuits. Worst of all is the human toll it has taken, the friends and loved ones lost and the families wracked by grief.  

It is said that a crisis reveals who we are, as individuals and as a community. And if there is any good news to be taken from the pandemic, it can be found in the way that Jewish Detroit has responded.  

From the earliest days of the outbreak, our communal leaders and institutions came together to make sure that our most vulnerable individuals were protected. They worked tirelessly to provide kosher meals to seniors and others in need, emergency aid to struggling families, vocational training for the growing numbers of job seekers and protective gear for frontline workers. This has been the most collaborative effort in recent history, uniting individuals from every corner of our community, every organization and stream of Judaism. We have seen an outpouring of concern and generosity, not just for local Jews but for our broader community as well.  

That is why we say: Jewish Federation was built for this moment. We’ve been taking care of our community for more than 100 years. And thanks to the support of more than 10,000 donors, we will continue to meet the vast and growing needs of all who are counting on us. As we look back across the year, we’re deeply grateful for each and every person who has volunteered, contributed or taken part in the response effort in any way.  

Now, as we turn to the new year, we know that uncertainty will persist. The challenge is far from over. Despite this, we will never lose confidence in the strength and vibrance of Jewish Detroit. The year ahead will surely offer challenges, but it will also have times of joy and celebration, connection and meaning.  

For those that may find themselves in need, know that your Jewish community is here for you (jhelp.org is a good place to start). With the support of our extraordinary community, we are Here for Good.  

Beverly B. Liss 
President, Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit 

Alan J. Kaufman 
President, United Jewish Foundation of Metropolitan Detroit 

From the earliest days of the outbreak, our communal leaders and institutions came together to make sure that our most vulnerable individuals were protected.

We’ve been taking care of our community for more than 100 years. And thanks to the support of more than 10,000 donors, we will continue to meet the vast and growing needs of all who are counting on us.

2019-2020 JFMD Executive Committee

  • Beverly Liss
  • Matt Lester
  • Kristen Gross
  • Lee Hurwitz
  • Ronald A. Klein
  • Lawrence S. Lax
  • Joshua F. Opperer
  • Jeff Schlussel
  • James L. Bellinson
  • Lisa I. Lis
  • Steven Ingber
  • Darren Findling
  • Martin B. Maddin
  • Lowell Salesin
  • Leah Trosch
  • President
  • President Elect
  • Vice-President
  • Vice-President
  • Vice-President
  • Vice-President
  • Vice-President
  • Vice-President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Executive Secretary
  • At-Large
  • At-Large
  • At-Large
  • At-Large

Ex-Officio Members

  • Robert Gordon
  • Betsy Heuer
  • Alan J. Kaufman
  • Sue Ellen Kaufman
  • Michael Berger
  • Adam Blanck
  • Carolyn Bellinson
  • Gary Torgow
  • Lawrence Wolfe
  • Chair, PASC/LAPD
  • Chair, Women’s Philanthropy
  • President, United Jewish Foundation
  • President, Women’s Philanthropy
  • Chair, Finance Committee
  • President, NEXTGen Detroit
  • Co-Chair, 2020 Annual Campaign
  • Co-Chair, 2020 Annual Campaign
  • Immediate JFMD Past President

2019-2020 UJF Executive Committee

  • Alan J. Kaufman
  • Dennis Bernard
  • Michael Berger
  • Scott Eisenberg
  • Ralph Gerson
  • Warren Rose
  • Karen Sosnick Schoenberg
  • Alan Zekelman
  • Gregg Orley
  • Steve Ingber
  • Howard Morof
  • Deborah Tyner
  • Steve Weisberg
  • President
  • President Elect
  • Vice-President
  • Vice-President
  • Vice-President
  • Vice-President
  • Vice-President
  • Vice-President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • At-Large
  • At-Large
  • At-Large

Ex-Officio Members 

Beverly Liss

President, Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit

Laurence Tisdale

Co-Chair, Real Estate and Capital Needs Committee 

Bernard Kent

Chair, Investment Committee 

Campaign Achievement

2020 Annual Campaign*$26,000,000
Levy-Weiner Challenge Fund2,800,000
Shrinkage(673,400)
Prior Year’s Allocation400,000
Total$28,526,600

*Because of a procedural change in our campaign calendar, 2020 was a shortened, 9 month campaign.

Allocations

Israel & Overseas

JAFI/JDC/ORT Core Support$5,368,063
Elective Allocations1,020,990
Challenge Fund Designations433,000
Total – Israel & Overseas$6,822,053

National Agencies

Network for Jewish Human Services10,000
Hillel International33,500
JCC Association of North America33,100
Jewish Council of Public Affairs18,000
70 Faces Media11,500
Israel Action Network26,700
JFNA Education Unit10,000
JFNA Dues908,213
Birthright Israel103,600
Unallocated Funds for Future COVID-19 Needs61,463
Total – National Agencies$1,216,076

Local Agencies and Programs

Jewish Education and Identity

Farber Hebrew Day School$328,856
Hillel Day School526,012
Yeshiva Beth Yehudah752,751
Yeshiva Gedolah86,945
Yeshivas Darchei Torah263,137
Congregational School Funding353,864
BBYO56,968
Tamarack Camps405,219
Hillel of Metro Detroit134,020
MSU Hillel/Michigan Jewish Conference173,770
HCAM48,064
University of Michigan Hillel131,610
Jewish Community Center1,223,164
JCC Education Department743,689
Mission Subsidies84,419
Total – Jewish Education & Identity$5,312,488

Community Services

Hebrew Free Loan$121,962
Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC261,579
Jewish Family Service2,151,260
Jewish Senior Life414,852
JVS Human Services1,061,718
Foundation for Our Jewish Elderly196,610
Total – Community Services$4,207,981

Additional Local Support

Community Security Program$435,499
Agency Support to Cover Rent for UJF Facilities3,069,767
Real Estate Centralization Costs191,860
Campaign Reserve191,860
Campaign Expenses86,389
Capital Needs Grant920,930
Endowment Fund Matching Grants1,151,163
Unallocated Funds for Future COVID-19 Needs741,189
Youth Mental Health56,000
Impact Measurement Program10,000
Community Development/Engagement778,702
Strategic Planning & Partnerships132,791
Israel and Overseas Services391,273
Other Direct Program Services322,323
Support Services1,573,256
Challenge Fund Designations915,000
Total – Additional Local Support$10,968,002
Total – Local Agencies and Programs$20,488,471
Total – Israel & Overseas$6,822,053
Total – National Agencies1,216,076
Total – Local Agencies and Programs20,488,471
Total – All Programs and Services$28,526,600

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit / United Jewish Foundation
Support Provided to Agencies
For the FYE May 31, 2020

Farber Akiva Hebrew Day School

  • Annual Campaign$264,203
  • Challenge Fund64,653
  • Rent Support187,636
  • Total – Campaign$516,492
  • Endowment Income200,000
  • COVD-19 Emergency Campaign
  • Centennial Fund38,000
  • Capital Needs Grants19,000
  • Centralization and Security Grants18,000
  • Construction Projects25,000
  • State of MI Grant
  • JWF and Other Grants
  • DAF Grants
  • Total Other Support$440,000
  • Grand Total JFMD/UJF Support$956,492

BBYO

  • Annual Campaign$46,931
  • Challenge Fund10,037
  • Rent Support14,066
  • Total – Campaign$71,034
  • Endowment Income13,000
  • COVD-19 Emergency Campaign
  • Centennial Fund
  • Capital Needs Grants
  • Centralization and Security Grants
  • Construction Projects
  • State of MI Grant
  • JWF and Other Grants
  • DAF Grants77,600
  • Total Other Support$90,600
  • Grand Total JFMD/UJF Support$161,634

Frankel Jewish Academy

  • Annual Campaign
  • Challenge Fund
  • Rent Support
  • Total – Campaign
  • Endowment Income313,000
  • COVD-19 Emergency Campaign
  • Centennial Fund14,000
  • Capital Needs Grants27,000
  • Centralization and Security Grants
  • Construction Projects
  • State of MI Grant
  • JWF and Other Grants
  • DAF Grants
  • Total Other Support$430,000
  • Grand Total JFMD/UJF Support$430,000

Tamarack Camps

  • Annual Campaign$332,198
  • Challenge Fund73,021
  • Rent Support910,582
  • Total – Campaign$1,315,801
  • Endowment Income371,000
  • COVD-19 Emergency Campaign300,000
  • Centennial Fund91,000
  • Capital Needs Grants350,000
  • Centralization and Security Grants61,000
  • Construction Projects1,249,000
  • State of MI Grant
  • JWF and Other Grants15,000
  • DAF Grants726,000
  • Total Other Support$2,863,000
  • Grand Total JFMD/UJF Support$4,178,801

Hebrew Free Loan

  • Annual Campaign$99,187
  • Challenge Fund22,275
  • Rent Support2,307
  • Total – Campaign124,269
  • Endowment Income31,000
  • COVD-19 Emergency Campaign
  • Centennial Fund57,000
  • Capital Needs Grants
  • Centralization and Security Grants
  • Construction Projects
  • State of MI Grant
  • JWF and Other Grants
  • DAF Grants165,000
  • Total Other Support253,000
  • Grand Total JFMD/UJF Support$377,269

Hillel Day School

  • Annual Campaign$437,090
  • Challenge Fund88,922
  • Rent Support
  • Total – Campaign526,012
  • Endowment Income446,000
  • COVD-19 Emergency Campaign
  • Centennial Fund75,000
  • Capital Needs Grants
  • Centralization and Security Grants30,000
  • Construction Projects
  • State of MI Grant
  • JWF and Other Grants
  • DAF Grants573,000
  • Total Other Support1,124,000
  • Grand Total JFMD/UJF Support$1,650,012

Hillel of Metro Detroit

  • Annual Campaign$109,905
  • Challenge Fund24,116
  • Rent Support
  • Total – Campaign134,021
  • Endowment Income45,000
  • COVD-19 Emergency Campaign
  • Centennial Fund13,000
  • Capital Needs Grants
  • Centralization and Security Grants
  • Construction Projects
  • State of MI Grant
  • JWF and Other Grants4,500
  • DAF Grants122,000
  • Total Other Support184,500
  • Grand Total JFMD/UJF Support$318,521

Hillel – MSU / HCAM / MJC

  • Annual Campaign$197,164
  • Challenge Fund24,670
  • Rent Support39,206
  • Total – Campaign261,040
  • Endowment Income72,000
  • COVD-19 Emergency Campaign
  • Centennial Fund13,000
  • Capital Needs Grants
  • Centralization and Security Grants3,000
  • Construction Projects
  • State of MI Grant
  • JWF and Other Grants10,000
  • DAF Grants125,000
  • Total Other Support223,000
  • Grand Total JFMD/UJF Support$484,040

U of M Hillel

  • Annual Campaign$107,296
  • Challenge Fund24,314
  • Rent Support85,201
  • Total – Campaign216,811
  • Endowment Income133,000
  • COVD-19 Emergency Campaign
  • Centennial Fund98,000
  • Capital Needs Grants
  • Centralization and Security Grants6,000
  • Construction Projects
  • State of MI Grant
  • JWF and Other Grants
  • DAF Grants94,000
  • Total Other Support331,000
  • Grand Total JFMD/UJF Support$547,811

Jewish Senior Life

  • Annual Campaign$345,430
  • Challenge Fund69,422
  • Rent Support308,772
  • Total – Campaign723,624
  • Endowment Income1,551,000
  • COVD-19 Emergency Campaign80,000
  • Centennial Fund489,000
  • Capital Needs Grants35,000
  • Centralization and Security Grants
  • Construction Projects
  • State of MI Grant
  • JWF and Other Grants
  • DAF Grants67,000
  • Total Other Support2,142,000
  • Grand Total JFMD/UJF Support$2,865,624

Jewish Community Center

  • Annual Campaign$1,744,674
  • Challenge Fund222,179
  • Rent Support1,154,136
  • Total – Campaign3,120,989
  • Endowment Income1,085,000
  • COVD-19 Emergency Campaign
  • Centennial Fund119,000
  • Capital Needs Grants345,000
  • Centralization and Security Grants91,000
  • Construction Projects
  • State of MI Grant57,000
  • JWF and Other Grants155,000
  • DAF Grants298,000
  • Total Other Support2,150,000
  • Grand Total JFMD/UJF Support$5,270,989

JCRC / AJC

  • Annual Campaign$213,538
  • Challenge Fund48,041
  • Rent Support8,791
  • Total – Campaign270,370
  • Endowment Income4,000
  • COVD-19 Emergency Campaign
  • Centennial Fund
  • Capital Needs Grants
  • Centralization and Security Grants
  • Construction Projects
  • State of MI Grant
  • JWF and Other Grants
  • DAF Grants7,500
  • Total Other Support11,500
  • Grand Total JFMD/UJF Support$281,870

Jewish Family Service

  • Annual Campaign$1,802,301
  • Challenge Fund348,958
  • Rent Support119,144
  • Total – Campaign2,270,403
  • Endowment Income404,000
  • COVD-19 Emergency Campaign
  • Centennial Fund539,000
  • Capital Needs Grants
  • Centralization and Security Grants8,000
  • Construction Projects
  • State of MI Grant1,279,000
  • JWF and Other Grants40,000
  • DAF Grants218,000
  • Total Other Support2,488,000
  • Grand Total JFMD/UJF Support$4,758,403

JVS Human Services

  • Annual Campaign$906,024
  • Challenge Fund155,694
  • Rent Support228,360
  • Total – Campaign1,290,078
  • Endowment Income369,000
  • COVD-19 Emergency Campaign190,000
  • Centennial Fund66,000
  • Capital Needs Grants86,000
  • Centralization and Security Grants30,000
  • Construction Projects
  • State of MI Grant1,582,000
  • JWF and Other Grants20,000
  • DAF Grants12,000
  • Total Other Support2,165,000
  • Grand Total JFMD/UJF Support$3,455,078

Yeshiva Beth Yehuda

  • Annual Campaign$620,094
  • Challenge Fund132,656
  • Rent Support11,567
  • Total – Campaign764,317
  • Endowment Income516,000
  • COVD-19 Emergency Campaign
  • Centennial Fund242,000
  • Capital Needs Grants
  • Centralization and Security Grants
  • Construction Projects
  • State of MI Grant
  • JWF and Other Grants
  • DAF Grants115,000
  • Total Other Support873,000
  • Grand Total JFMD/UJF Support$1,637,317

Yeshiva Gedolah

  • Annual Campaign$69,745
  • Challenge Fund17,200
  • Rent Support
  • Total – Campaign86,945
  • Endowment Income47,000
  • COVD-19 Emergency Campaign
  • Centennial Fund10,000
  • Capital Needs Grants
  • Centralization and Security Grants
  • Construction Projects
  • State of MI Grant
  • JWF and Other Grants
  • DAF Grants
  • Total Other Support57,000
  • Grand Total JFMD/UJF Support$143,945

Yeshivas Darchei Torah

  • Annual Campaign$222,161
  • Challenge Fund40,976
  • Rent Support
  • Total – Campaign263,137
  • Endowment Income136,000
  • COVD-19 Emergency Campaign
  • Centennial Fund44,000
  • Capital Needs Grants
  • Centralization and Security Grants
  • Construction Projects
  • State of MI Grant
  • JWF and Other Grants
  • DAF Grants22,000
  • Total Other Support202,000
  • Grand Total JFMD/UJF Support$465,137

Community Wide Security Program

  • Annual Campaign$435,499
  • Challenge Fund
  • Rent Support
  • Total – Campaign435,499
  • Endowment Income
  • COVD-19 Emergency Campaign
  • Centennial Fund77,000
  • Capital Needs Grants
  • Centralization and Security Grants724,000
  • Construction Projects
  • State of MI Grant
  • JWF and Other Grants
  • DAF Grants
  • Total Other Support801,000
  • Grand Total JFMD/UJF Support$1,236,499

Totals

  • Annual Campaign$22,670,233
  • Challenge Fund2,786,000
  • Rent Support3,069,767
  • Total – Campaign28,526,600
  • Endowment Income4,298,339
  • COVD-19 Emergency Campaign802,000
  • Centennial Fund1,985,000
  • Capital Needs Grants(58,930)
  • Centralization and Security Grants779,140
  • Construction Projects1,274,000
  • State of MI Grant2,918,000
  • JWF and Other Grants244,500
  • DAF Grants2,838,100
  • Total Other Support14,278,149
  • Grand Total JFMD/UJF Support$42,804,749

Our Mission

The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit is the cornerstone of our Jewish community. We are committed to taking care of the needs of the Jewish people and building a vibrant Jewish future in Detroit, in Israel and around the world. 

Building a Vibrant Jewish Future 

Providing for the well-being of the most vulnerable members of our community is a core value of our Jewish heritage and one of the fundamental aspects of Federation’s mission to serve the Jewish community. The range of services offered through our family of partner agencies is extensive, and includes JHELP, aIn addition to taking care of those in need, we also strive to ensure a strong and vibrant Jewish future for our entire community. This encompasses the work of strengthening Jewish identity through all ages and stages of life via Jewish camp and day schools, congregational schools, adult education courses and more. It also means building and sustaining Jewish life here in Detroit, in Israel and throughout the world. Federation remains deeply committed to Jewish engagement and, in particular, has led a revitalization of millennial and ‘Gen X’ engagement in the Detroit area. Finally, we remain focused on growing Jewish philanthropy through our Annual Campaign, Centennial Fund and a variety of other sources of support that help us secure the long-term future of our community. 

Taking Care of Those in Need 

Providing for the well-being of the most vulnerable members of our community is a core value of our Jewish heritage and one of the fundamental aspects of Federation’s mission to serve the Jewish community. The range of services offered through our family of partner agencies is extensive, and includes JHELP, a website and phone number that make it easier for individuals to get the assistance they need and, We Need to Talk, a new program designed to address the crises of anxiety, depression and other mental health issues among young people.  

Federation also stands ready to respond to disasters and urgent needs as they emerge. We are here to ensure the security and stability of our community, and to take care of those whose lives are affected in times of crisis, whether it means securing emergency resources, coordinating services or responding directly to critical issues. 

Strengthening Jewish Identity 

Providing for the well-being of the most vulnerable members of our community is a core value of our Jewish heritage and one of the fundamental aspects of Federation’s mission to serve the Jewish community. The range of services offered through our family of partner agencies is extensive, and includes JHELP, a website and phone number that make it easier for individuals to get the Jewish education and identity are the foundation of a strong Jewish community.

Our Jewish values, heritage and culture are shaped through a variety of educational and identity-building outlets that emphasize not just personal growth and learning, but also the central role of community in our religious tradition. The Jewish Federation works to strengthen Jewish identity through its support for our JCC, schools, congregations and agencies, as well as through a variety of direct service programs. 

Programs and services include: 

  • Hebrew Day Schools and Congregational Education Programs 
  • Adult Jewish Education—including JLearn and Melton at the JCC 
  • Early Childhood Education 
  • Special Needs Education—including Opening the Doors at the JCC 
  • Hillels on Campus 
  • Jewish Camping Experiences—including Tamarack and JCC camps 
  • Professional Development for Jewish Educators 
  • BBYO and other Jewish Youth Group Program Support 
  • Israel Experiences 

Core Areas of Impact

In Detroit, in Israel and Around the World

Take Care of the Needs of the Jewish People

Vulnerable Populations

  • Older Adults
  • Families in Need
  • Individuals with Disabilities
  • Underserved Communities

Urgent Needs

  • School Safety
  • Crisis Management
  • Community Infrastrutcure
  • Aliyah and Absorption
  • Combating anti-Semitism

Build a Vibrant Jewish Future

Jewish Community

  • Teens
  • Families
  • NEXTGen Detroit
  • Women’s Philanthropy
  • Affinities
  • Missions
  • Partnership2Gether

Jewish Philanthropy

  • Challenge Fund
  • Annual Campaign
  • Endowment/Centennial
  • Philanthropic Funds
  • Community Partnership Support
  • Planning & Allocations
  • Support Foundations
  • Corporate Philanthropy

Jewish Identity

  • Adult Jewish Learning
  • Jewish Schools Day & Religious
  • Early Childhood
  • Special Needs
  • Hillel/Campus
  • Camp

The COVID-19 Response

2020 will be remembered as the year of the COVID-19 pandemic, a global crisis whose impact continues to reverberate on an unprecedented scale. In our community, the seriousness and anticipated longevity of the pandemic necessitated a number of critical and immediate community-wide actions.  

The Jewish Federation led this response, protecting individuals and families as well as the Jewish organizations that are the heart and soul of Jewish life. Federation actively coordinated the response effort, working shoulder to shoulder with agencies, schools and congregations throughout Jewish Detroit on a daily basis.  

This included:  

  • Mobilizing millions of dollars in emergency resources at Federal, State and local levels 
  • Providing sanitation services at community facilities 
  • Convening regular meetings with agency executives, clergy, and day school executives  
  • Coordinating the acquisition and delivery of tens of thousands of pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE)  
  • Providing more than 500,000 kosher meals over the last four months 
  • Establishing virtual mental health support groups 
  • Disseminating essential health-related information  

The community response was made possible by the creation of the COVID-19 Emergency Campaign. Launched in March 2020, the Emergency Campaign was established to cover urgent, pandemic-specific emergency needs. $7.5M was raised for crisis-related expenditures. 

Perhaps the most important story of all is the extraordinary way our community has come together in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Social service agencies and congregations, Jewish foundations and funders, and many others are now working together on a daily basis to solve the myriad challenges that have arisen in the wake of the crisis.  

Together, these organizations accomplish the work of providing food to those in need, ensuring the welfare of older adults and other vulnerable individuals, and maintaining the stability of families during this time of uncertainty. Collectively, they are keeping the Jewish community whole.   

We are also extremely proud of the Jewish Federation’s role in this effort. As the central fundraising and planning body in the community, Federation is serving as leader and convener of the collective work of our community organizations. We are honored to partner with agency leaders, congregation Rabbis and their staff and deeply grateful for their remarkable talent, hard work and commitment.  

We also grateful for the heroic efforts of our caregivers and first responders—such as healthcare professionals and emergency workers, as well as all those working to provide food and critical resources. Despite the extraordinary conditions, there has been no shortage of deeply committed individuals willing to risk their own welfare for others.  

Finally, we want to thank and acknowledge the donors, volunteers and leaders in our community who have powered this work. Thanks to the strength of our Annual Campaign, as well as the COVID-19 Emergency Campaign, our agencies have the resources to respond as effectively as they have. It is because of you, our supporters, that Jewish Detroit remains among the most generous and caring communities to be found anywhere. 

Perhaps the most important story of all is the extraordinary way our community has come together in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Agency Impact Data

BBYO

BBYO

We shape our community’s next generation of leaders by positively impacting the lives of Jewish teens in Metro Detroit, providing them with meaningful Judaic, social justice and leadership development programming.

Total number of teens served in 2020-2021  1500 
Total number of teens served in 6th-8th grade  200 
Total number of teens served in high school  1300 
# of summer programs participants  30 
Total hours of student programming provided  300 
Total hours of community service offered  100 
# teens participating in teen mental health programming  500 
# Leadership Positions Available  200 
  • Percent of teens who feel their participation in BBYO has helped them develop skills they will use throughout their life.80% 
  • Percent of students who report that through their affiliation with BBYO, they feel close to the Jewish people- connected to a Global community of Jewish friends and the local community. 85%
  • Percent of teens who feel that attending BBYO programs makes them feel they belong somewhere. 85%
  • Percent of students who report being able to articulate how Judaism adds value to their lives. 80%
  • Percent of teens who feel that because of their involvement in BBYO, they feel a strong connection to Israel. 70%
  • Percent of teens who report that BBYO participation makes them feel good about themselves (improves self-esteem) 75%
  • Percent of teens who feel supported by staff and/or volunteer advisors  85%

Hebrew Free Loan

We provide Jewish community members with interest-free business, educational and personal loans that help them establish businesses, afford college, cover medical and dental expenses, adopt children, celebrate weddings and handle emergency situations.

Total number of individual loan applications in FY21
505
Number of HFL personal loan applications in FY21 240
Number of Marvin I. Danto Small business Loan (MIDSBL) applications in FY21 15
Number of William Davidson Jewish College Loan (WDJCL) applications in FY21 250
Total number of loans distributed in FY21 462
Number of personal loans distributed in FY21 225
Number of Marvin I. Danto Small Business Loans distributed in FY21 12
Number of William Davidson Jewish College Loans distributed in FY21 225
  • Percent of personal loan recipients who report that the objective for which they applied for a loan, and received a loan, have been achieved or are on track to be achieved.97%
  • Percent of MIDSBL business loan recipients who report that the business objectives for which they applied for a loan, and received a loan, have been achieved or are on track to be achieved.97%
  • Percent of WDJCLP loan recipients who report that the objective for which they applied for a loan, and received a loan, have been achieved or are on track to be achieved.95%

JCRC/AJC

We tell Israel’s and the Jewish community’s stories through the news media, educating and mobilizing our community’s activists and building important relationships with our non-Jewish neighbors.

Events (volunteer): total number of attendees
780
Events (interfaith/intergroup): total number of attendees 1460
Events (advocacy): total umber of attendees
1600
Media:  number of broadcast interviews and print stories in which JCRC/AJC is included as a source or we contributed to story 142
Literacy: total number of tutoring hours TBD
  • Events: percentage of participants that had a meaningful experience at a JCRC / AJC event 97%
  • Media: of the total universe of local media members who cover our work, what percentage did we engage? 98%
  • Advocacy: percentage of people who attend Israel education or advocacy programs who leave with an enhanced understanding of the situation in Israel or a more complete picture of Israel 95%
  • Literacy: Percent of volunteers who report their lives have been enriched by involvement with the literacy tutoring program TBD

JFS

Jewish Family Service

We provide services for those most in need, helping uninsured adults receive healthcare, families avoid foreclosure, older adults age with dignity and households meet needs as basic as food and shelter.

  • of JFS geriatric care management clients report that they now have sufficient supports and services to stay safely in their homes.96%
  • of JFS geriatric care management clients report that homecare services help them function better and improve their quality of life.98%
  • of older adults receiving assistive technology devices from JFS report feeling safer and more secure at home.99%
  • of JFS clients connected with a volunteer friendly visitor report a positive impact on their life. 100%
  • of JFS family support services clients report that their case manager has helped improve their situation. 92%
  • of teen JFS behavioral health clients report an improvement in their quality of life from counseling services. 100%
  • of JFS behavioral health clients report that counseling services are helpful in making positive changes in their lives.91%
  • of JFS behavioral health clients report an improvement in their quality of life from counseling services.87%
  • of JFS transportation clients report that their quality of life was improved or maintained with help from JFS.100%

JSL

Jewish Senior Life

We are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for the older Jewish adults in our community through programs and services that support aging with dignity, choice and independence.

  • of residents report feeling safe at their JSL community.95%
  • of residents are happy with their decision to live at JSL.92%
  • of residents report enjoying their life overall while living at JSL.91%

JVS

JVS

We help those with and without disabilities meet life challenges affecting their self-sufficiency through counseling, training and support services in accordance with the Jewish values of equal opportunity, compassion and responsibility.

  • of care partners report an improved quality of life as a result of JVS’ Senior Services supporting their Senior family member to continue to live at home.98%
  • of job seekers report that they have overcome their barriers to employment due to JVS employmennt services.92%
  • of adults with disabilities, supported by JVS, report a sense of inclusion experienced as a result of participation in employment, volunteering and outings in their communities.95%

MSU Hillel

MSU Hillel

We continue to build dymanic Jewish life on the MSU campus and develop the next generation of Jewish leaders with Judaism-inspired programs, initiatives and activities that create memorable experiences. We also provide meaningful Jewish experiences and connection for students on 10 college campuses throughout the state of Michigan.

At Michigan State University

  • of students believe that their college experience has been bettered as a result of their involvement with MSU Hillel.96%
  • of students report that Hillel programming has contributed positively to their connection with other Jewish or non-Jewish staff or students.95%
  • of students report they have at least one Hillel staff member theyr feel comfortable engaging with.93%
  • of students report feeling more connected to their Jewish heritage as a result of participation in Hillel programming.89%

At the Hillel Campus Alliance of Michigan

  • of students report they have at least one Hillel staff member they feel comfortable engaging with.98%
  • of students report a better college experience as a result of their involvement with HCAM.98%
  • of students report that Hillel programming has contributed positively to their connection with other Jewish or non-Jewish staff or students.97%
  • of students report that Hillel has contributed positively to their connection to other Jewish or non-Jewish staff or students.92%

U of M Hillel

University of Michigan Hillel

We provide important Judaic programming and help create the next generation of American Jewish leaders through Jewish programming and facilitation of student groups representing a diverse spectrum of approaches to Jewish life.

Number of unique University of Michigan undergraduate students who attended at least one Shabbat in home.
1,481
Number of unique University of Michigan students who attended at least one Shabbat dinner at Hillel. 1,115
Number of unique University of Michigan students engaged in at least one one-on-one interaction with student leaders or staff. 1,116
Number of unique University of Michigan students who participated in ongoing Jewish learning opportunities. 153
Number of unique University of Michigan students engaged in leadership positions, providing programming for their peers (not including students hosting Shabbat meals in their homes.) 271
  • of students who hosted Shabbat in their homes, supported by Michigan Hillel, reported that hosting at home enhanced their college experience, and nearly all shared they now feel more comfortable as a Jewish leader and / or feel empowered to learn something new after their hosting experience.100%
  • of our Jewish student population was reached by Michigan Hillel — 3,458 unique University of Michigan undergraduate students.85%

Who We Are:

Federation Agencies

JFMD Affinities Department

We create meaningful touch points for like-minded groups through creative programming for under-engaged community members. This engagement leads to an increased and deeper connection to the community and commitment to Jewish philanthropy.

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Farber Hebrew Day School

We provide a Judaic Studies and college preparatory program in a Modern Orthodox, Zionist environment that nurtures personal and intellectual growth, social and moral responsibility and a strong sense of self for each student.

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American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

We are the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization, working in more than 70 countries and Israel to rescue Jews at risk, to bring relief to Jews in dire need and to renew Jewish community life in areas where it has not been allowed to flourish.

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Birthright Israel-Taglit

We seek to increase the annual number of Jews visiting Israel by providing the gift of first-time educational trips to the Holy Land for thousands of mostly unaffiliated Jewish young adults.

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BBYO

We shape our community’s next generation of leaders by positively impacting the lives of Jewish teens in Metro Detroit, providing them with meaningful Judaic, social justice and leadership development programming.

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Jewish Education

We ensure that the local community receives the highest quality Jewish education and identity building services by creating, planning and convening programs and engaging the community and its leadership. The community also offers scholarships to ensure that children who need assistance have access to Jewish education through congregational and/or afternoon Jewish school programs.

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Frankel Jewish Academy

We immerse our students in high-caliber academics and Jewish thought and help them develop a passion for arts and athletics. Our graduates move into the world as literate Jews, educated young adults and committed Zionists.

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Hebrew Free Loan

We provide Jewish community members with interest-free business, educational and personal loans that help them establish businesses, afford college, cover medical and dental expenses, adopt children, celebrate weddings and handle emergency situations.

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Hillel Campus Alliance of Michigan

We provide meaningful Jewish experiences and connection for students on ten college campuses throughout the state of Michigan under the auspices of MSU Hillel.

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Hillel Day School

We inspire a passion for learning, responsibility and community — and devotion to Jewish living — in a warm and engaging environment for all Jewish families wishing to provide their children with an outstanding Jewish and general education.

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Hillel of Metro Detroit

We provide students on college campuses in and around Detroit with inspired Jewish programming that creates memorable experiences and helps them build their individual Jewish identities.

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University of Michigan Hillel

We provide important Judaic programming and help create the next generation of American Jewish leaders through Jewish programming and facilitation of student groups representing a diverse spectrum of approaches to Jewish life.

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Israel & Overseas Programs

We build our local community connection to Israel, fund and help implement overseas designated projects and participate in the collective support for world Jewry.

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Jewish Agency for Israel

We ensure the future of a connected, committed global Jewish people with a strong Israel at its center by rescuing and resettling new immigrants, connecting the global Jewish family to Israel, social activism and strengthening Jewish identity among young Israelis.

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JFMD / Jewish Community Archives

The Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives was established in 1991 as a Federation department. We collect, preserve, and make available for research primary source materials that provide understanding and context of Detroit’s Jewish history.

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Jewish Community Center

We build and strengthen Metro Detroit’s entire community by providing programs that enhance Jewish continuity and identity in such areas as health, recreation, education, cultural arts and camping.

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Jewish Community Relations Council / AJC

We tell Israel’s and the Jewish community’s stories through the news media, educating and mobilizing our community’s activists and building important relationships with our non-Jewish neighbors.

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Jewish Family Service

We provide services for those most in need, helping uninsured adults receive healthcare, families avoid foreclosure, older adults age with dignity and households meet needs as basic as food and shelter.

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Jewish Senior Life

We are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for the older Jewish adults in our community through programs and services that support aging with dignity, choice and independence.

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JVS Human Services

We help those with and without disabilities meet life challenges affecting their self-sufficiency through counseling, training and support services in accordance with the Jewish values of equal opportunity, compassion and responsibility.

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Michigan State University Hillel

We continue to build dynamic Jewish life on the MSU campus and develop the next generation of Jewish leaders with Judaism-inspired programs, initiatives and activities that create memorable experiences.

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JFMD NEXTGen Detroit Department

We are Federation’s platform to attract, engage and retain the next generation of Jewish Detroiters and are continuing to develop a new model to transform our community to make it a meaningful home for young Jews of every age and affiliation.

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Tamarack Camps

We build a vibrant community by providing enriching Jewish camping experiences for children and families, respectful of financial ability.

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World ORT

We are dedicated to the advancement of Jewish and other people all over the world and provide training and education so that communities learn to be self-sufficient through the use of state-of-the-art technology.

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JFMD Women’s Philanthropy Department

Connect women through volunteerism, engagement and philanthropy, and empowers them to meet the needs of the Jewish community and build a vibrant Jewish future in Detroit, in Israel and around the world. Women’s Philanthropy’s dynamic programming creates leaders, addresses needs and ensures a stronger tomorrow.

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Yeshiva Beth Yehudah

We create future community and Jewish leaders by teaching our students love of Torah, love of Eretz Yisrael and a deep appreciation for the values of a Torah way of life.

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Yeshivas Darchei Torah

We provide an exceptional Jewish and secular education for students while also teaching our children how to care for the public through a variety of programs and initiatives that focus on giving back to their community.

Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Detroit

We educate the next generation of Jewish leaders in our community through a strong curriculum steeped in Jewish learning and tradition.

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