About the Berman Foundation


THE MANDELL AND MADELEINE BERMAN FOUNDATION supports Jewish education and research, and the study of the contemporary American Jewish community; focuses in Israel on employment and education for its Arab citizens; and funds projects in Detroit that address urgent needs, provide youth enrichment opportunities or are perceived as 'engines of recovery' for the city.


MANDELL (BILL) BERMAN is a businessman, philanthropist and longtime supporter of the Jewish Federations and other Jewish communal organizations. He has funded research, evaluation and informed policy making through The Jewish Federations of North America, The North American Jewish Data Bank, the Berman Jewish Policy Archive, the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute, the Jewish Education Service of North America (JESNA), and the University of Michigan. During his tenure as a communal leader, Bill has served on the boards of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, Council of Jewish Federations, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, United Israel Appeal, JESNA, the Jewish Agency, the World Zionist Education Authority, and the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.