Mission Statement

The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit's Annual Book Fair is a community-wide cultural and literary event, attracting a large and varied audience of more than 20,000 people of all ages. It is the oldest and largest Jewish book fair in the nation.

Prominent and emerging writers—from our community and all over the world—in literature, the arts, philosophy, theology, history and current events are invited to engage, educate and entertain.


Thank You to Our Sponsors!
The Annual Book Fair is one of Metro Detroit’s premier cultural events, featuring best-selling authors in fiction and non-fiction, plus politicians, entertainers, historians, leading chefs, Pulitzer Prize winners and talented local authors. We would not be able to host the Book Fair without the generous support of our patrons.
62nd Annual Jewish Book Fair Sponsors
Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit
Book Fair Committee

Co-Chairs
Terry Hollander
Susan Lutz

Immediate Past Chair
Carol Weintraub Fogel

Committee
Heidi Budaj
Leslie Bash
Ruth Beitner
Leslie Black
Roz Blanck
Julie Chaiken
Janice Cohen
Susie Feldman
Nancy Finkel
Gail Fisher
Maida Frank Portnoy
Vera Gell
Shelley Goldin
Sarah Gottlieb
Wendy Heller-Kippelman
Betsy Heuer
Helayne Kaplan
Phyllis Kessler
Cheryl Kirsch
Addie Levine
Sallyjo Levine
Jennifer LoPatin
Sandi Matz
Francine Menken
Elaine Robins
Rona Rones
Candy Rosen
Reva Rosen
Lauren Rosenberg
Karen Rouff
Sheri Schiff
Susi Schoenberger
Lynn Silverman
Susie Solarz
Cheri Victor
Judy Yunas
Linda Zlotoff

Arts, Culture &
Education Department


Department Chair
Carol Weintraub Fogel

Department Director
Shari Lebo

Book Fair Assistant
Director

Andrea Roisman

Oak Park Program
Coordinator

Miriam Ciesla

Jewish Community
Center


President
Florine Mark

Chair, Executive
Committee

Brian D. Siegel
Vice Presidents
Ilana Glazier
Steve Lefkofsky
Eric Lumberg
Ted Wagner
Carol Weintraub Fogel
Nathan Upfal
Richard Zussman

Treasurer
Terry Hollander

Secretary
Mark Rubenfire

Executive Committee
Members at Large

Martin Hollander
Howard Iwrey
Jeremy Wolfe

Board of Directors
Barbara Bloom
Stacy Brand
Howard Brown
Jeffrey F. Budaj
Carrie Cohen
Morton Collins*
Carol Eisenshtadt*
Ben Falik
Dolores Farber*
Stephen Feldman
Dennis Frank
Janet Gendelman
William Goldstein
Harold Gottlieb
Sarah Gottlieb
Alan J. Kaufman
Shari Kaufman
Allen Kessler
H. Barry Levine
Susan Lutz
Marilyn McCall Alterman
Faye Menczer Ascher, IRP**
Elissa Miller
Beatrice Moss
Donna Pearlman
Michael Phillips
Alan Reiter
Rona Rones
Reva Rosen
Marilyn Rosner
Jared Rothberger, NEXTGen**
Bassie Shemtov
Scott Small
Jerome Soble*
Ryan Stearn
Steven Tapper
Malke Torgow
Bubba Urdan
Joyce Weckstein*
Steve Weisberg
Forest Levy Wolfe

* Honorary Member for Life
** Community/Organizational Liaison
Immediate Past President
Brian D. Siegel

Past Presidents
Irwin Alterman (z”l)
Douglas A. Bloom
N. Brewster Broder (z”l)
Mark Davidoff
Harry M. Eisenberg
Irwin L. Elson
Sidney Freedland
Hugh W. Greenberg
Sharon Hart
Thomas I. Klein
Linda Lee
Hannan Lis
Richard J. Maddin
Todd Sachse
Brian D. Siegel
Robert Slatkin
Charles G. Stone
Joel D. Tauber
Lawrence A. Wolfe

Executive Staff
Mark A. Lit
Executive Director

David Stone
Associate Executive Director

Leslee Magidson
Assistant Executive Director

Kimberly Raznik
Director of Operations
Pillars of Light
Visionary
The Etkin Family
Sarah & Harold Gottlieb
Judie & Edward Narens
Ina & Murray Pitt

Pacesetter
The Applebaum Family
Barbara & Douglas Bloom
Jeffrey Charach
Natalie & Manny Charach
Audrey & William Farber
Joan & Robert Jampel
Cis Maisel Kellman & Martin Kellman
Andi & Larry Wolfe

Innovator
Bookstock-Used Book & Media Sale
Credit Union ONE
Judy & Irwin Elson
Nancy & James Grosfeld
Merle Harris
Ellen & Ronny Schmier
Elaine & Michael Serling
Sydelle B. Sonkin
Nathan Upfal, PC

Champion
Beaumont Health System
Penny & Harold Blumenstein
DeRoy Testamentary
Foundation
Henry Ford West Bloomfield
Hospital
The John & Ella Imerman
Foundation
Sheri & David Jaffa
Ruth Kahn
Sallyjo & H. Barry Levine
Northwest Child Rescue
Women
Rona Rones
Bluma & Robert (z”l) Schechter
– Schechter Wealth Strategies
Sally & Louis Soverinsky
Raymond & Atara Zimmerman
Philanthropic Fund

Regent
Amerisure Insurance
Charitable Foundation
Max Bardenstein
The Baronette Renaissance
The Bottle Crew
Lynda & Ronald Charfoos
Dairy Fresh Foods, Inc.
DMC Huron Valley-
Sinai Hospital
Dusya’s Charitable Fund
Carol & Ronald P. Fogel
Evelyn & Harvey Goldsmith
Terry & Martin Hollander
The Marjorie and Maxwell
Jospey Foundation
Karen & Jerry Kaufman
Sue & Alan Jay Kaufman
Mark / Lis Family
Pet Nosan
Sophie Pearlstein
Karen & Todd Sachse
The Schostak Family
Sandy & Alan S. Schwartz
Talmer Bank and Trust
Connie & Jerry (z”l) Wolberg
Esther & Neal Zalenko

Pillars of Light donate $5,000 and more annually to Jewish Community Center programming.
For more information on becoming a Pillar of Light, please call the development department at 248.432.5418.