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From the JN Staff

Farber Hebrew Day School – Yeshivat Akiva has received a $1.3 million multi-year grant from the William Davidson Foundation, the second grant from the foundation in support of Farber HDS’s academic achievement. The first grant was a multi-year grant in the amount of $2.25 million awarded in 2015.

“The William Davidson Foundation made its determination to award a second grant after extensive study of our programming and operations and consideration of the role Farber HDS plays in the Detroit Jewish community,” said Rabbi Scot A. Berman, head of school. “The William Davidson Foundation has again demonstrated its commitment to Jewish education generally and specifically its support of Farber HDS’s mission to provide an institution of educational excellence that is firmly committed to Modern Orthodoxy here in Michigan. We are grateful.”

The grant supports educational support services, professional development, educational technology and curriculum development.

“Jewish Detroit is elevated by a vibrant Modern Orthodox community, and the presence of a premier Modern Orthodox day school in Detroit is critical to attracting and retaining our growing Modern Orthodox population from other cities and states,” said Gil Feldman, Farber board president.