David Shtulman joined the staff of the Federation in 2008 as Executive Director. David came from Pittsburgh where he had spent seven years with the United Jewish Federation working in campaign, community relations and as Assistant Director of Planning and Allocations.
After leaving the UJF to become Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Jewish Committee for seven years. David later returned to the UJF to work in their Foundation as Director of Agency Endowments for three years before coming to Ann Arbor.
A dual citizen of Israel and the US, David and his wife Debbie were co-founders of Moshav Shorashim in the Misgav region of the Galilee and lived there from 1981-88.
David is a graduate of the Baltimore Institute for Jewish Communal Service program and holds Masters Degrees in Jewish Studies from the Baltimore Hebrew University and Social Work with a concentration in community organization and administration from the University of Maryland at Baltimore.
David and Debbie have two grown children, Ari and Tal.
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.