Listen to "Philanthropy Without Compromising"

The matriarch of philanthropy in our Jewish community, Jane Sherman is the embodiment of tikkun olam. Enchanted by, and committed to, the state of Israel from her very first visit in 1962, we hear about her recent return from a Federation Solidarity Mission to witness firsthand the devastation of October 7. She explains that, “This is a different war” and how essential needs are being met through initiatives like the Victims of Terror Fund from JAFI, for whom she serves on the Executive Committee. The conversation touches on campus antisemitism, her family ties with the Ethiopian Jewish community, and the importance of Judaism, of Israel and of Federation in our lives. She also shares advice to emerging young leaders in our community and what has her optimistic about the future. It’s a great listen from one of the most respected leaders in our community. 

(Note: This podcast was recorded at the end of 2023 and includes references to the UofM student vote on BDS and the number of hostages in Gaza, both of which have since evolved.) 

In our featured collaboration with the Detroit Jewish News, we’ll also hear about the Bring Them Home dog tag necklaces, each featuring an individual hostage’s name, created by Avi Smith and presented to Farber Hebrew Day School. You can read the story here

FedRadioDetroit is Federation’s podcast series hosted by Sam Dubin and Beverly Liss and featuring big personalities from Jewish Detroit’s diverse cast of characters.  

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