Eileen Freed, Executive Director
Contact Eileen by email or call 734-677-0100 ext.215

Eileen is honored to re-join the Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor team, having previously served for seven years in a number of roles, culminating as Director of Israel/Overseas & Community Relations.

Her most recent position was as Special Projects & Communications Manager at Zionism Victoria in Melbourne, Australia where she coordinated the community’s Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut events and the organization’s marketing communications.

Eileen has lived in Ann Arbor for 19 years and has served on a number of boards including Beth Israel Congregation, Jewish Federation and Hebrew Day School. She earned her BA in Psychology and History at the University of Texas at Austin and her MBA at the University of Houston.

She and her husband Gary are proud parents of three grown children.



Cindy Adams, Director of Operations
Contact Cindy by email or call 734-677-0100 ext. 245


Cindy Adams began working for the Federation in 2007. Previously she worked at the Chelsea Retirement Community for ten years. She has always lived in Washtenaw County and she currently lives in Chelsea with her husband Danny. Her adult daughter, Melissa, lives in Birmingham, Alabama.



Denise Bennett, CFO, Director of Finance
Contact Denise by email or call 734-677-0100 ext. 217

Denise Bennett comes to the Federation from a position of Controller in the for-profit world. She has a dual degree in accounting and computer programming. Denise has worked in the accounting field for over 20 years.



Max Glick, Associate Campaign Director
Contact Max by email or call 734-677-0100 ext. 228

Max came to the Jewish Federation in 2015 after graduating from the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work with his Masters of Social Work and a Certificate in Jewish Communal Leadership. He participated in the Jewish Communal Leadership Program which combines the MSW curriculum with an intensive Judaic Studies course load.

Previously, Max interned with the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit and also worked as a Job Coach with Jewish Vocational Services in Detroit where he assisted individuals with various physical and cognitive impairments.



Claudia Halpern, Outreach and Program Coordinator
Contact Claudia by email or call 734-677-0100 ext. 227

Claudia recently graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a bachelor's degree in Communications. While at EMU, Claudia served as president of EMU Hillel. She brings a wealth of experience in the Jewish community having worked at Tamarack Camps and the JCC of Metro Detroit and having interned at the Jewish Federation of Metro Detroit, BBYO Michigan Region and the David Project. We are delighted to have Claudia join our team.