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Dennis and Hadas Bernard
October 7, 2020

From Strength to Strength

Wherever we find ourselves today, we are a different community than we were one year ago. We have seen unprecedented threats to our health and wellbeing, tectonic shifts in the workplace and in our schools, and pivotal changes in our habits at home and away. Few have wrestled more intimately with the challenges of safeguarding the future of Jewish Detroit than Dennis Bernard, newly elected President of the United Jewish Foundation of Metropolitan Detroit. And few are as well prepared to meet the community challenges ahead. As Founder and President of Bernard Financial Group, Michigan’s largest commercial mortgage banking and servicing firm, Dennis holds a longtime record of professional and philanthropic leadership in both the Jewish community and greater community of Detroit. Since the outbreak of the pandemic in Michigan, Dennis has co-chaired Federation’s Covid Emergency Campaign in partnership with Matt Lester, Federation President (also beginning his term in October). “Faced with a crisis, humans are truly remarkable,” Dennis reflected, “The response of our Jewish community - with their hearts, with their brains, with their wallets - has been nothing but astounding.”

Scott Kaufman
November 1, 2019

Take-Aways from the Desk of Scott Kaufman

On Lessons Learned and Insights Gained through Federation Leadership

Here for Good
October 1, 2019

Here for Good in 5780

A New Jewish Year. A New Annual Campaign. A New Video Celebrating Community

Wren Hack and Jerry Hebron
March 1, 2019

Urban Planting, Cultivating Community

On the Trail with Hazon Detroit and the Oakland Avenue Urban Farm

ShinShinim
March 1, 2019

Howdy, Partner:

Say hi to Jewish Detroit's new emissaries from Israel, coming soon to a neighborhood near you!

October 1, 2018

Helping Young Jewish Detroiters Make the City Their Home

Hebrew Free Loan Launches “Move-In Detroit” for First-Time Homeowners

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