From 1989 – 2009, Robert served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit. Today, he continues his relationship with the community as the Chief Development Advisor of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit.


Mr Aronson is an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work.


He also serves as advisor to several philanthropic families in Detroit.


Previous positions held were:


President of the Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life, New York

from October 2007 through 2014


President of Birthright Israel Foundation, New York

from 2009 through 2012


Founder and creator of the Professional Leaders Project


Executive Vice President of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation from 1983 – 1989


Mr. Aronson's love of Israel goes back to his family roots and memories of his grandparents, who were the founders of Kibbutz Yif'at in the Central Galilee.


Mr. Aronson is also an accomplished artist, having graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is the proud father of Max, Natasha and Isaac Aronson.

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