Community Partnership

Powered by The J and The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, The Collective is built by and for stakeholders from formal and non-formal structures of Jewish education and engagement systems. Participants include day schools, early childhood and supplementary schools, experiential initiates, and all lifelong learning from both legacy and emergent systems. Together, we are building a collaborative community that ignites our future.  

Leadership Team

Supporting The Collective in its mission as a think tank of community professionals:

Aliza Plotkin (Collective Director)
The J 

Shana Kantor
The William Davidson Foundation

Rabbi Ari Witkin
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit

Rabbi Arianna Gordon
Temple Israel 

Sarah Allyn
The J

Amira Soleimani
Hillel Day School

Erin Stiebel
Partners Detroit 

Brian Rothenberg
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit

Gabe Neistein
Tamarack Camps

Rebecca Starr
Shalom Hartman Institute 

The Collective’s projects include:

Youth Professional Network 

Early Childhood Directors Network 

Early Childhood Day of Learning 

Community-wide retreats 

JLive job board 

For more information about community partnerships and The Collective, reach out to Aliza Plotkin at [email protected].