Israeli Professor Eliezer D. Jaffe lectures on “The Israel Free Loan Association” at UM-Dearborn on Oct. 21

October 21, 2009

DEARBORN / Oct. 21, 2009---Professor Eliezer D. Jaffe, co-chairman of the Center for the Study of Philanthropy in Israel at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will be the guest lecturer at the University of Michigan-Dearborn at 4 p.m. today in the Institute for Advanced Vehicle Systems (IAVS) building.  Jaffe has been invited as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture series.

Jaffe’s presentation is titled, “The Israel Free Loan Association – A Micro-Lending Model for Low Incomer People and Small Businesses in Israel.” His research focuses primarily on social services to children and families, the nonprofit sector and philanthropy in Israel. He is an expert in nonprofit organization management, fundraising and private philanthropy.  Jaffe has pioneered in research on culturally sensitive practice, ethnic stereotypes among Israelis and public access to information regarding nonprofit organizations in Israel.   

The lecture will take place in the BorgWarner Auditorium in the IAVS building on the UM-Dearborn campus.

For more information on Jaffe’s lecture, please contact Tom Hoyt, interim director of Communications, UM-Dearborn at 313-593-5542 or by e-mail at  


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