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will help Hillel gain
Keri Guten Cohen
Story Development Editor
hanks to generous local
philanthropic funding, Hillel
Day School of Metropolitan
Detroit will be well-positioned with
regard to some hot topics in the private
school world: affordability and retention,
and 21st-century school design.
In late January, the Farmington Hills
Jewish day school for grades preK-8
received two transformative gifts. One
will allow it to offer an innovative tuition
grant program aimed at middle-income
families and designed to reward loyalty.
The other gift will enable Hillel to
complete three phases of a dream plan
to create physical space that promotes
hands-on, student-driven learning.
Hillel teacher Becky Melamed works with Ellery Gnesin on her iPad while Caleb Starr works nearby. Two years ago,
students at Hillel began to receive iPads and laptops to aid in 21st-century learning.
For College Students
$8 million grant from the William Davidson Foundation
fuels Hebrew Free Loan College Loan Program across Michigan.
Vivian Henoch I Special to the Jewish News
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ith the goal to accelerate the flow of interest-free,
worry-free loans up to $7,500 to college students
in Michigan, Hebrew Free Loan (HFL) of Detroit
has established an unprecedented new program through an
$8 million grant from the William Davidson Foundation.
Working in partnership with the Jewish Federation of
Metropolitan Detroit, the National Council of Jewish Women,
as well as other community stakeholders and funders, Hebrew
Free Loan will launch the William Davidson Jewish College
Loan Program with easy online access for applicants at www.
jewishcollegeloansmi.org starting April 1.
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