Robin and Leo Eisenberg are passionate supporters of the Jewish community. Robin, originally from Chicago and Leo, a native Detroiter, built a life for their young family that was steeped in the values they learned as children. As the son of Holocaust survivors, Leo understood the importance of Jewish education. Robin and Leo raised their three children, Max, Anna and Louis, with the gift of a Jewish education as well as a love of Israel and community. Max (FJA ’08) and Anna (FJA ’11) both graduated from Washington University in St. Louis. Anna is currently in her third year of medical school at the University of Michigan. Louis is finishing his junior year at Lynn University.
Leo has lent his unique leadership skills to countless boards, including Hillel Day School, Frankel Jewish Academy, Jewish Senior Life and the Holocaust Memorial Center. Robin served as a tremendous asset in her children’s education and volunteered in their programs, coordinated holiday celebrations, the school lunch programs as well as major school events. As a family, the Eisenbergs dedicated themselves to the seniors at JSL’s Fleischman Residence, where they volunteered throughout the year and hosted holiday and Shabbat dinners.
Since celebrating Louis’ Bar Mitzvah, the Eisenbergs live in Michigan and San Diego. They remain connected to their history as they live the values they embrace, education, tzedakah, and community.
After graduating from Michigan State University, Ryan moved to Washington D.C. and worked as a federal consultant for IBM. A serial entrepreneur who is passionate about the growth and resurgence of Detroit, He moved back home to start a company with his brother, Andrew, which was eventually acquired.
Today, Ryan is the founder of Purpose Jobs, the largest startup and tech community in the Midwest. Purpose Jobs connects top talent with purpose-driven companies based on skills, experience and culture contribution.
Ryan is an active member of the Jewish community. He served on the NEXTGen Board of Directors for 7 years, serving as President as well. Ryan has remained connected to FJA, through teaching an entrepreneurship class in an effort to inspire young, ambitious students to join him in growing the Midwest startup community.
Ryan is an Ironman athlete who is always up for a challenge and has completed 4 races to date, with another one coming up in September. He and his wife, Margot, recently moved from downtown Detroit to a house in Huntington Woods and recently welcomed their first child – a baby boy – in March. They love traveling and exploring the world, outdoor adventures and spending time with family.
Nicole Kahn grew up in Cherry Hill, New Jersey as the oldest of four children. She attended Fairleigh Dickinson University where she earned a combined B.A./M.A. in Counseling Psychology. After working in schools during her graduate school practicum, she realized that teaching was her true passion. Nicole earned her M.S Ed. at the University of Pennsylvania, while teaching in Philadelphia. She taught in Philadelphia for eight years before moving to Michigan with her husband, a native of West Bloomfield, whom she met on a Birthright trip to Israel.
Nicole has been teaching and serving as the English department chair at FJA for the past seven years. She is a National Writing Project Fellow. Nicole currently teaches American Literature, AP English Language and Composition, and Creative Writing. She is excited to bring an intensive, student-centered research program to FJA in the fall of 2021 through College Board’s AP Capstone courses.
Nicole lives in White Lake with her husband, Nathan, and their two daughters, Eliana (5) and Isabel (2). In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with her large, extended family.