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 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 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 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.
Ayelet graduated with her Masters from University of Michagan School of Social Work with a focus in community engagement. Previously, she taught at Beth Israel Religious School for four years, was a camp counselor at Camp Ramah in Canada and interned at the Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor, Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County, Jewish Family Services of Metropolitan Detroit, United Synagogue Youth and DOROT. She has also volunteered for organizations such as Jewish National Fund, the Fleischman Residence/Blumberg Plaza/Brown Adult Day Care Program, Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, BBYO Social Action Projects and most notably the Friendship Circle of Michigan. She looks forward to working as an Outreach and Program Coordinator with all demographics we serve.