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Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion

President’s Report 2014-2015


Andrew R. Berger, Chairman
H. Jerome Lerner, Vice Chair
Sue Neuman Hochberg, Secretary
Mark Biderman, Treasurer
Patty Beck
Rabbi Peter Berg**
Rabbi Richard A. Block
James E. Bowley
Rabbi Marcus Burstein
Martin Cohen
Cary Davidson
Rabbi Joshua Davidson**
Isabel P. Dunst
Rabbi Denise E. Eger
Rabbi David Ellenson, Chancellor Emeritus
Irwin Engelman
Warren R. “Chip” Fagadau, M.D.
Rabbi Steve Fox Rabbi
David J. Gelfand
Jay H. Geller
Kenneth B. Gilman
John Golden
Gary Greenberg
Joy Greenberg
Mark Gurvis**
Michael Halpern
David Harman, Ph.D.
Robin Harvey
Karen Hoguet
Rabbi Richard Jacobs
Peter Joseph
Rabbi Lewis Kamrass
Rabbi Barry Kogan
Burton Lehman
B.H. Levy, Jr.
Gloria Lipson
Rabbi Alan Litwak**
Michael Lorge
Blair Marks
Andi Milens
Daryl Messinger**
Marjorie Miller
Michael D. Miller
Rabbi Aaron D. Panken, Ph.D.
Kevin Penn
Rabbi Amy Perlin
Joan Pines
Rabbi David M. Posner
Steven R. Pruzan
Stanley Rabin
Stephen Sacks
Cantor Sarah J. Sager
Richard Scheiner
Elizabeth Scheuer
Joan Seidel
Rabbi Barton Shallat
Barbara Shear
John M. Stein
Carole Sterling
Laurence Tarica
Bonnie Tisch
Marcie Zelikow
Rabbi Irwin Zeplowitz


Howard Bernstein
Robert M. Blatt
Gerard Daniel
Donald S. Day*
Barbara Friedman
Stanley Gold
Allan Goldman
Norman Gross
Robert Heller
Frances Hess*
Alan Iselin
SL Kopald, Jr.
Fred Lane
Norma Levitt
Stuart Matlins
Claire Miller
Anthony Montag
Samuel Perelson
Kenneth Ruby
Theodore Schwartz
Jerome Somers
Donald Stone
Jerry Tanenbaum, Jr.
Jerome Teller
Peter Weidhorn**
William Weprin



Central Region

Lucille “Twink” Carothers
Katherine F. Claybon
Warren R. “Chip” Fagadau, M.D.
Bonnie Denmark Friedman
Foster S. Goldman, Jr.
Alexander Harris
Daniel J. Hoffheimer
Douglas Hoffman
Karen M. Hoguet
Scott A. Joseph, M.D.
Richard E. Kann
Mona B. Kerstine, Treasurer
Robert O. Mast
Steve Muhlbaum
Scott O’Neal
Joseph B. Pereles
Joan Pines, Chair
Joseph Pryzant
Judy Rosen
Stefanie Schneidler
Edward J. Septimus, M.D.
Barbara Shear
Lawrence A. Sherman, Vice Chair
Vivan Singer
Debbi Sorrentino
Richard L. Wasserman, M.D., Ph.D., Vice Chair
Flossie Weill
Ann Wenger
Mauri Willis**

Eastern Region

Patty Beck
David Berz
Mark Biderman
Nancy Blank
Martin Cohen
Irwin Engelman
Laura Gordon Fisher
Phyllis Freedman
Howard Gellis
Dennis R. Gilbert
Kenneth Gilman
Amy Goldberger
Betty Golomb
B. David Gorman, M.D.
Joy G. Greenberg
Paul Greenberg
Louis Gross
Norman Gross
Steven Gruber
Marcy Harris
Cathy Heller
Margaret Heller
Robert M. Heller
Marissa Hollander
Andrew Joskow
Morris L. Kramer
Richard Krantz, Vice Chair
Laura Kruger
Steven Lefkowitz
Burton Lehman
Linda Levi
Elizabeth Levine
Jack Levitt
Marjorie Miller, Co-Chair
John Pachter
Kevin Penn, Co-Chair
Samuel Perelson
Phyllis Friedman
Perkins Ellen Plum**
Elizabeth Roswell
Richard Scheiner
Rabbi Barton A. Shallat
Mitchell Shames
Samuel Simon
Betsy Stone
Ellen Sunness
Bonnie Tisch
Genevieve Geller Wyner
Rabbi Irwin A. Zeplowitz
Audrey Zucker


Rabbi Meir Azari
Israel Bartal, Ph.D.
Dr. Maurit Beeri
Nava Ben-Zvi, Ph.D.
Rabbi Stanley Davids
Paula Edelstein, IRAC
Aviva Halamish, Ph.D.
David Harman, Ph.D., Chair
Rabbi Richard Hirsch, WUPJ
Anat Hoffman, IRAC
Marcus Hallside
Rabbi Gilad Kariv, IMPJ
Shai Pinto, WUPJ
Lesley Sachs
Rabbi Robert Samuels
Stuart Schoffman
Reuven Marko, IMPJ
Shimon Shetreet
David Shulman, Ph.D.
Hana Wirth-Nesher, Ph.D

Western Region

Leona Aronoff-Sadacca
Lynette Austin
Mindy Berns
Justin M. Brownstone**
Marcia Burnam
Bruce C. Corwin
Rhea Coskey
Rabbi Stanley Davids
Cary Davidson, Chair
Hugo D. de Castro
Jay H. Geller
Rabbi Laura Geller
David Gellman
Rochelle Ginsburg
Buff Brazy Given
Dr. Bernie Goler
Michael Halpern
Jane Herzog
Sue Neuman Hochberg
Jules Kabat
Peachy Levy
Donald Loeb**
Matthew Louchheim
Suzanne Marks
Edward Meltzer Jr.
Michael Miller
Richard Powell
Terry Pullan
Steven R. Pruzan
Harold Reichwald, Vice Chair
Joan Seidel
Rabbi Zachary Shapiro
Arthur Slepian
Alan Zeichick
Marvin Zeidler
Marcie Zelikow
Marshall S. Zolla
Howard Bernstein, Emeritus
Leonard* and Roberta Cohn, Emeritus
Marian DeWitt, Emeritus
Howard I. Friedman, Emeritus
Allan B. Goldman, Emeritus
Barbara Gronowski, Emeritus*
Martin Kozberg, Emeritus Michael Nissenson, Emeritus
Kenneth Ruby, Emeritus Donald Schwarz, Emeritus
Rabbi Denise Eger, Ex-Officio
Rabbi Bruce Greenbaum, Ex-Officio
Rabbi Larry Goldmark, Ex-Officio
Rabbi Janet Offel, Ex-Officio
Ms. Laurie Sobelman, Ex-Officio

* of blessed memory
** as of 2015-2016 fiscal year


The Babylonian Talmud (Shevuot 39a) captures a debate about the lines between individual initiative and communal responsibility. At the conclusion of the page, a famous aphorism emerges that shapes the Jewish sense of community even to this day: Kol Yisrael arevim zeh ba-zeh, “The entire Jewish community is obligated one to another.”

Whether in Hebrew or English, the form of this statement is fascinating. There is an intentional blending of the plural and singular, the individual and the communal, implying that no single member of our community can ever truly be separated from any other. The text further suggests, through its use of the root arev, two potential interpretations. First, that each member of our community literally has an obligation — an actionable legal obligation that must be satisfied — to support the other members of the community. Another interpretation reads arevut as the quality of being combined with others, so that even our individual identities can never be complete in the absence of our neighbors.

Throughout this President’s Report, you will see moving evidence of the extraordinary ways that HUC-JIR melds the individual with the community. As the leading force in Jewish higher education today, we cherish the individuality of each of our students. At the same time, we integrate our students into meaningful collective learning experiences, mixing together their skills and capacities.

We help our students become the leaders of tomorrow who will build sacred community for others. We act on our responsibility to the world around us with innovation and commitment, integrity and concern. In these pages, you will see some of the many ways we accept and fulfill our sense of obligation to the entire Jewish community.

Each and every one of the wonderful contributions from members of the HUC-JIR family recorded in this publication has also fulfilled this ancient responsibility. For this expression of support for our mission, we are grateful from the bottom of our hearts.

With appreciation,

Rabbi Aaron D. Panken, Ph.D., President
March 2016 / Adar Il 5776





Fund Raising-43.4%

MUM Dues-18.9%

Investment Income-16.1%

Tuition & Fees (Gross)-12.7%

Contracted Services-5.0%



Instruction – 34.6%

Academic Support – 17.1%

Institutional Support – 15.5%

Maintenance –  10.8%

Stipends & Scholarships – 10.3%

Institutional Advancement – 7.4%

Deprecation – 4.3%



My heartfelt thanks to each of you for your generous support of our mission: preparing leaders for the Reform Movement, the Jewish people, and the larger world.
Andrew R. Berger, Chair, Board of Governors

CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE ($1,000,000+)

Michele and Martin Cohen
Congregations of the Union for Reform Judaism
The Damial Foundation
The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati
Jim Joseph Foundation
Jack N. and Lilyan Mandel Fund, the Joseph C. and Florence Mandel Fund, and the Morton L. and Barbara Mandel Fund
Joan Pines, The Phillip and Joan Pines Charitable Foundation
Marcie and Howard Zelikow


Jewish Communal Fund, New York, NY
Rabbi Amy R., N ‘82, and Gary L. Perlin

FOUNDER’S CIRCLE ($250,000+)

Steven R. Pruzan and Janet Abrams
The Erwin Rautenberg Foundation

PROVOST’S CIRCLE ($100,000+)

Burton Belzer
Robert Lloyd Corkin Charitable Foundation, Herbert I. Corkin*
Crown Family Philantropies
Estate of Mirrell Davis
Rebecca Davis* Trust
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Donald and Janie Friend
Suzanne and John A. Golden
Joyce & Irving Goldman Family Foundation, Dorian S. Goldman and Marvin Israelow
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, The Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties, CA
Elizabeth Scheuer and Peter Joseph
Rabbi Jacob R. Marcus*, C ‘20 Trust
Jerome and Elaine Nerenberg Foundation
Erica and Kevin Penn
Ethel and Harry Reckson Foundation, Michael Spritzer, Trustee
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth A. Ruby, Ruby Family Foundation
Barbara and Herbert S. Shear
Andrea and Moshe Silagi and Karen Silagi and Jeffrey Freedman
Sara Crown Star
Williams Mullen Clark Dobbins
Women of Reform Judaism

DEAN’S CIRCLE ($50,000+)

Leona Aronoff Sadacca
Beth Isaac Synagogue
Sol and Arlene Bronstein Foundation
Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York, Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson, N ‘97
Dallas Jewish Community Foundation
Richard and Jane Eskind
Estate of William Friedlander
Barbara and Stephen Friedman
Joan and Howard Gellis
Drs. Patricia H. Gibbs and Richard D. Gibbs
Eugene and Emily Grant Family Foundation
Joy and Alan Greenberg
Elizabeth and Steven B. Gruber
Sue and Larry Hochberg
Estate of David H. Hunter
Mr. Frederick J. Isaac and Ms. Robin Reiner
Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Lauder
Jeanne and Jonathan S. Lavine, Crimson Lion Foundation
The Mimsye and Leon May Foundation, Leon May
Marjorie and Morgan Miller
Phyllis Friedman Perkins and Brad Perkins
The Rapaport Shallat Foundation, Rabbi Barton A., N ‘66 and Jane Shallat
Estate of Anne Lisa Rotenberg
Marcia and Richard Scheiner
Theodore L. Schwartz
Estate of Kurt Simon
Sinai Reform Temple, Bayshore, NY
Shirley T. Tartak Foundation
UJA-Federation of New York
The Wexner Foundation
Corale B. Workum* Trust
Ruth Ziegle

BENEFACTORS ($25,000+)

Ahmanson Foundation
Dr. Robert L.* and Gloria L. Austin
Marvin G. Barish
Robin E. Harvey and Bruce O. Baumgartner
Patty and Louis Beck, Beck Family Foundation
Dr. Georgette Bennett & Dr. Leonard Polonsky Philanthropy
Andrew and Linda Berger
Mark and Wendy Biderman
Nancy and Robert S. Blank
Elaine and Robert M. Blatt
Lewis Brunswick & Rebecca Matoff Foundation, Inc., Brad Shapiro
Beth Burnam
Bruce Burnam
The LKC Foundation, Lucille K. Carothers
Lloyd E. and Mrs. Margit Cotsen
Edna Rosenfield Bekenstein* Trust
Lisa and Stephen Eisenstein
The Eisen-Wald Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Engelman
Lois H. England and Richard England*
Mrs. Annette Eskind
Dr. Warren “Chip” and Evey Fagadau
Jay H. Geller and Lowell Gallagher
Dennis R. and Nancy Gilbert
Kenneth B. Gilman and Carol Feinberg
Rita Sue and Alan Gold
Betty B. Golomb
Gary L. and Linda Greenberg
Lewis Greenwood Foundation
Barbara and Norman Gross
Mr. Michael and Dr. Nancy Halpern
Estate of Sigmund Heller
Margaret and Martin Heller
Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary, Los Angeles, CA
Karen and David Hoguet
Jewish Community Foundation, Oakland, CA
Alice & Julius Kantor Charitable Trust, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Seidel
Koret Foundation
Joanne and Richard A. Krantz
Brenda and Burton Lehman
Mr. and Mrs. B.H. Levy, Jr.
Mark* and Peachy Levy
Gloria and Alvin* Lipson
Louchheim Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. William S. Louchheim, Jr.
Macy’s, Inc.
Michael and Miriam Miller
National Philanthropic Trust
Dr. Raquel H. Newman
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Rabin
Marie L. and Mark J. Schwartz
Mr. and Mrs. John M. Stein
Norma and Don Stone
Pamela and Laurence Tarica

WISE CIRCLE ($10,000+)

The Angell Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Banchik
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie E. Bider
Central Synagogue, New York, NY, Rabbi Angela Warnick Buchdahl, N ’01/99, Cantor Morris Glazman, N ’05, Rabbi Maurice A. Salth, N ’05, Cantor Julia R. Cadrain, N ’12, Rabbi Ariel S. Lorge, C ’13
Chubb & Son
Columbus Jewish Federation, OH Rabbi Stephen I. Kahn, N ’95,
Congregation Beth Israel, Scottsdale, AZ
Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco, CA – Rabbis Jonathan & Beth Singer, C ’89, Rabbi Sydney Mintz, N ’97, Rabbi Jonathan Jaffe, L ’07, Rabbi Ryan Bauer, L ’07, Rabbi Lawrence Kushner, C ’69, Cantor Roslyn Barak, N ’86, Rabbi Stephen Pearce, N ’72
Congregation Rodeph Sholom, New York, NY – Rabbi Robert Levine, E.D., N ’77
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce C. Corwin, Corwin Family Foundation
Gerard Daniel
Mr. Cary Davidson and Mr. Andrew Ogilvie
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Davison, Richard and Rosalee C. Davison Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Hugo D. De Castro
Mr. and Mrs. Jerald Doochin, Doochin Family Charitable Foundation
Judge and Mrs. Daniel Eisenstein
Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Eisenstein
Mr. Steven Fainbarg
Mrs. Edna U. Falk
Shirley and David Toomim Family Foundation
Fifth Third Bank
Anna R. Fisch
Mrs. Hilda Forchheimer, Rudolph* and Hilda U. Forchheimer Foundation, Inc.,
Virginia Friedhofer Charitable Trust
Rabbi Erica Gerson, N ’07, and Mark Gerson, Gerson Family Foundation
Shelly Shor Gerson
Rochelle and Dr. Eli Ginsburg
Ilene and Stanley P. Gold, Jennifer Gold, and Charles Gold
Amy S. Goldberger
Mr. and Mrs. Allan B. Goldman
Dr. and Mrs. Bernie R. Goler
Jayne Lipman and Robert P. Goodman
Ellen and Paul S. Greenberg
Diane and Marc Greenwald
Louis Gross
Irma and Irwin Grossman
Harris Family Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. King Harris
Marcy R. Harris and John B. Harris
Dr. Bernard Heller Foundation
Cathy and Lloyd Heller
Drs. Uri D., C/L ‘70/73, and Myna Herscher
Frances A. Hess*
Marissa Hollander
Houston Jewish Community Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Howard G.* Jacobs, Howard G. and Samita B. Jacobs Foundation
Jewish Federation of Orange County, Irvine, CA
Jewish Family and Children’s Services, San Francisco
Drs. Patricia and Scott Joseph
Jane F. Karlin
Katz, Teller, Brant & Hild Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Ms. Susan R. Katz
Mona and Dr. Richard S. Kerstine
Carole and Robert Kopple
Morris L. Kramer, Esq.
Lake Road Foundation
Frederic S. Lane and Jeanie Pollack
Steven and Clarissa Lefkowitz
Mimi and H. Jerome Lerner, Lerner Family Foundation
Elizabeth J. Levine
Regina and Rabbi Robert N. Levine, D.D., N ‘77
Sandra and Jack B. Levitt
Estate of Sherry Levy-Reiner
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Loeb, Loeb Family Charitable Foundation
Rabbi Steven S. Mason, N ‘78/96 and Patrice G. Mason, N ‘77
Mrs. Rhoda Mayerson, Manuel D. and Rhoda Mayerson Foundation Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger
Martin Messinger
Morton H. Meyerson, The David Nathan Meyerson Foundation
Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries, Los Angeles, CA
Rabbi Arthur P., D.D. C ‘81, and Leslie A. Nemitoff
The New York Community Trust
North Shore Congregatio Israel, Glencoe, IL
Mr. and Mrs. Morris W. Offit
Perry S. Oretzky
Ilene and John S. Pachter
Rabbi Aaron D. Panken, N ’91 and Lisa Messinger
Ruth and Samuel Perelson
Debbie, Rick, Ashley, and Jeremy Powell
Gloria and Joseph Pryzant
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Reichwald
Rabbi Fred Reiner, C ‘73
Dr. Miriam J. Roland
Estate of Rita Rosen
Margery Rosenberg
Elizabeth B. and Arthur Roswell
Wendy and Neil J. Sandler
Abraham Shapiro Charity Fund, Bram Shapiro
Estate of Rabbi Lawrence Siegel, C ’61
Judge and Mrs. Abraham D. Sofaer
Phyllis Sorkin*
Ms. Nan Speller
Ellen and Bob Sunness
Mr. Thaddeus N. Taube, Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture
Temple Beth-El, San Antonio, TX
Temple B’nai Shalom, Fairfax Station, VA
UBS Financial Services Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel E. Vichness
Dolores Neustadt, Wal-Dot Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. William Wasserman
Mrs. Ann R. Wenger
Alice and Harris K.* Weston
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wulfe
Genevieve G. and Justin L. Wyner
Audrey Y. Zucker

PATRONS ($5,000+)

Valerie and Steven W. Abrahams
The Arzak Foundation
Ms. Lynette Austin
Phylis and Michael Bamberger
Randi Borow-Berdon and Andrew W. Berdon
Mr. Leonard H. Berenfield
Mr. Kenneth and Mrs. Mindy Berns
Howard M. Bernstein and Bunny M. Wasser
Sherry and David R. Berz
Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert L. Bildner
The Aaron and Marie Blackman Foundation
Rabbi Jonathan E. Blake, C ‘00
Mrs. Marilynn K. Braude
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Breslauer
The Brodsky Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Mark J. Brookner
Marcia Burnam
Rabbi Steven D. Burton, N ‘02
Canadian Council for Reform Judaism
Chemed Corporation
Anonymous Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Rabbi Paul J. Citrin, C ‘73
Kathy and Dr. Louis Claybon
The Community Synagogue, Port Washington, NY
Congregation Rodeph Shalom, Philadelphia, PA
Congregation Shaarai Shomayim
Congregation Shalom, Milwaukee, WI
Ms. Bonnie Corwin Fuller
Mrs. Rhea Coskey and Mr. Hal L.* Coskey
Mr. William Cress and Ms. Felice Shapiro
The Joseph Dave Foundation
Mrs. Bonnie Denmark Friedman and Mr. Gary H. Friedman
Mrs. Constance Dunitz
Isabel P. Dunst
Anne and Mark A. Ellman
Ernst & Young Foundation
Joyce and Richard T. Farmer, The Farmer Family Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Steven B. Fink
Constance Forchheimer Heller
Phyllis H. Freedman
Rabbi David J. Gelfand, C ‘76
Mr. Harris A. Gilbert
The Gimprich Family Foundation, Inc.
Buff Brazy Given
Rabbi Neal D. Gold, N ‘97
Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund
Alexander Goldstein, Sr. & Willie Mae Goldstein Family Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Joel Gordon
Sandra and B. David Gorman
Mr. and Mrs. Joshua L. Greer
Tamara Lustgarten Gropper, L ‘94 and Rabbi Daniel Gropper, N/L ‘98/96
Joy and Richard Handelman
George L.* and Anne P. Heldman Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Amy and Robert M. Heller
Dr. Eric and Mrs. Jane Herzog
Daniel J. Hoffheimer
Rebecca and Douglas Hoffman
Isaac Mayer Wise Temple
Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Isaac
Susan K. Freedman and Rabbi Richard J. Jacobs, N ‘82
Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, OH
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh
The Jewish Foundation of Nashville, TN
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
Joel and Bernice Gordon Family Foundation
Andrew Joskow and Lisa Sockett
Mr. and Mrs. Jules L. Kabat
Renee and Rabbi Lewis Kamrass, C ‘85
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Kandel
Lynne and Robert Kanter
Mr. and Mrs. James Klau
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Kleinman
Laura and Lewis Kruger
Mrs. Heloise Werthan Kuhn
Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Leibovic
Linda Levi and John Levi*
Estate of Anne E. and Ret. Lt. Col. Willard L. Levin
Mr. and Mrs. Burton S. Levinson
Lipman Brothers LLC
Mr. Robert Lipman
Rabbi Harold S. Loss, C ‘71
Helene and Millard Mack
Suzanne and Walter N.* Marks, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert O. Mast
Emily S.* and Rabbi Bernard H. Mehlman, C ‘63/73
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Meltzer, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Gene I. Mesh
Metropolitan Theatres Corporation
James A. Miller
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Muhlbaum
Mr. Dennis Murland
The Negaunee Foundation
North Shore Synagogue, Syosset, NY
Douglas Oliver and Sherry Brous
Mr. and Mrs. Scott S. O’Neal
Mr. Andrew Pargh
Rabbi Jack P. Paskoff, N ‘88
Rabbi Mark A. Peilen, C ‘80
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Pereles
Joseph A. and Susan E. Pichler
Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Linda and Seth P. Plattus
Estate of W. Gunther Plaut Rabbi
David M., C ’73, and Sylvia Posner
Debra and Steven Prince
Andrea and Terry Pullan
Reed & Davidson, LLP
Ms. Ruth E. Robinson
Rabbi Warren Jack Romberg, N ‘01
Judy and David Rosen
Ms. Stefanie Schneidler and Mr. Jeffrey Robinson
Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Schwarz
Dov L. Seidman and Maria Parad Seidman
Dr. and Mrs. Edward J. Septimus
Mitchell H. Shames and Jane Stiles
Jane and Richard Shapiro
Rabbi Ronald M. Shapiro, C ‘74
Rabbi Zachary R. Shapiro, C ‘97
Mr. and Mrs. Ira B. Shepard
The Robert Sillins Family Foundation, Inc., Mr. Benjamin R. Sillins
Susan M. and Samuel A. Simon
Rabbis Beth J. Singer, C ‘89 and Jonathan L. Singer, D.D., C ‘89
Mrs. Vivian Singer and Dr. David A. Singer
The Skirball Foundation
Toby and Robert J. Sklarew
Mr. Arthur P. Slepian
Society for Classical Reform Judaism
Samuel and Helene Soref Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Spielman, Spielman Family Foundation
Amy and Robert Stavis
Dr. Eve Kurtin Steinberg and Dr. Michael L. Steinberg
Mr. and Mrs. Jay Sterling
Sarah May Stern and Mark Rosenblatt
Mr. and Mrs. Walter P. Stern
Mr. Michael K. Stone and Dr. Elizabeth S. Stone
Rabbi Andrew F. Straus, C ‘87
Ms. Linda Susman
Mrs. Elizabeth G. Tannenbaum and Mr. Carl Dreifuss
Tawani Foundation
Temple Isaiah of Contra Costa County, Lafayette, CA
Temple Israel, West Bloomfield, MI, Harold S. Loss, C ’71, Rabbis Paul M. Yedwab, N ’86, Joshua L. Bennett, C ’94
Temple Israel, Boston, MA
Ms. Beth Roberts and Mr. Natan Vaisman
Verizon Foundation
Victory Wholesale Grocers
Tina D. and Richard L. Wasserman, M.D., Ph.D.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter M. Weil
Ms. Flossie Weill and Mr. Barry Parker
Westchester Reform Temple, Scarsdale, NY
Rabbi David A. Whiman, C ‘79
Rabbi Michael A. White, D.D., N ‘89
Dr. Steven and Dr. Michelle Windmueller
Lee R. Wunsch, L ‘76
Xavier University
Mr. and Mrs. Alan L. Zeichick
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Zeidler
Rabbi Irwin A. Zeplowitz, C ‘84
Mark A. and Peggy Zilbermann
Mr. Marshall S. Zolla

SPONSORS ($3,000+)

AK Steel Corporation
Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, Beachwood, OH
Cantor Roslyn J. Barak, N ‘86
Rabbi Joshua Lynn Bennett, C ‘94
Rabbi Peter Scott Berg, N ‘98
Bet Shalom Congregation, Minnetonka, MN
Rabbi Aaron Benjamin Bisno,C ‘96
Dr. Toni Dollinger Block and Rabbi Barry H. Block, N ‘91
Boston Foundation
Gail and Steve Brand
Cambridge Charitable Foundation
Rabbi Norman M. Cohen, D.D., C ‘77
Congregation Beth Israel, Houston, TX
Congregation B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim, Glenview, IL
Congregation Sukkat Shalom, Wilmette, IL
Marian and Donald* DeWitt Family Trust
Mr. Michael and Mrs. Laurel McCoy Di Prima
Rose W. Drucker*
Rabbis David H. Ellenson, N ‘77 and Jacqueline Koch Ellenson, N ‘83
The Ellison Group
Fernand Fisel Charitable Fund
Laura Gordon Fisher
The Foundation For Jewish Philanthropies of San Antonio
Rabbi Karen L. Fox, N ‘78
Rabbi Ronne Friedman, C ‘75
Gallagher SKS
Ethel and Sam Garber Foundation
Bonnie and Peter Gatof
Dr. Michael L. Gelb
Barbara and Dr. Charles Glueck
Rabbi Edwin C. Goldberg, D.D., C ‘89/94 and Melanie J. Cole Goldberg, L ‘87
Mr. and Mrs. Abner D. Goldstine
Rabbi Sam N. Gordon, C ‘80
Mr. and Mrs. I. Scott Gottdiener
Grant Thornton LLP
Mr. and Mrs. Julian M. Greenebaum
Rabbi Micah D. Greenstein, C ‘91
Alexander A. Harris and Carollina Song
Susan and William D. Hess
Marilyn and Joseph W. Hirschhorn
Rabbi Marla R. Hornsten, N ‘00
Jewish Endowment Foundation
Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, TX
Rabbi Bruce E. Kahn, C ‘74
Rabbi Jennifer Tisdale Kaluzny, C ‘04
Rabbi Jan D. Katzew, Ph.D., C ‘83 and Cantor Alane S. Katzew, N ‘81
The Kroger Company Foundation
Rabbi Jennifer M. Lader, C ‘12
Levin Family Foundation
Allen Levin
Rabbi Daniel E. Levin, N ‘96
Louis Levin
David & Jeanette Lipson Trust
Mr. Roger Low
Rabbi Steven S. Lowenstein, C ‘95
Rabbi M. Bruce Lustig, C ‘86
Professor and Mrs. Lowell G. McCoy
Tracy McMullen
Nancy and David Michaels
Milken Family Foundation
Ohio National Financial Services
Bernard M. Plum
Mr. Frank Ponder
Rabbi James Prosnit, N ‘81
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel P. Randolph
Rodef Shalom Congregation, Pittsburgh, PA
Mr. Richard Rosman and Mrs. Fran Morris-Rosman
Rabbi Douglas B. Sagal, N ‘90
Rabbi Judith Schindler Wallach, N ‘95
Nancie and Steven Schnur
Mrs. Roberta H. Schwartz
Rabbi Amy M. Schwartzman, N ‘90
Rabbi Ronald M. Segal, C ‘96
Betsy Shapiro
Lawrence A. Sherman
Mr. and Mrs. John E. Shore
Rabbi Scott L. Shpeen, C ‘84
Jean P. Soman
Debbi and Ralph Sorrentino
Rabbi Jessica Spitalnic Brockman, N ‘99
Rabbis Nancy A. Kasten, N/L ‘90/89 and David E. Stern, D.D., N/L ‘89/88
The Temple, Atlanta, GA
Temple Beth El, Boca Raton, FL
Temple Beth-El, Charlotte, NC
Temple Emanu-El, Westfield, NJ
Temple Shir Tikva, Wayland, MA
University of Cincinnati
USI Insurance Services
Mr. Lewis Wallensky
Rabbi Daniel A. Weiner, C ‘91
Rabbi Gregory Weisman, L ‘13/11
Western & Southern Financial Group
Rabbi Paul M. Yedwab, N ‘86
Moyshe Zilber Trust
Rabbi Joshua M. Aaronson, N ‘90

ASSOCIATES ($1,000+)

Mr. and Mrs. Fred H. Abel
Cantor Jill E. Abramson, N ‘02
Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Adashek
Nancy and John Alderman
Mr. and Mrs. Aaron M. Alhadeff
Rabbi Robert A. Alper, D.Min., C ‘72
Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Alperin
Ilene and Edward M. Alpert
Amcha For Tsedakah, Inc.
American International Group, Inc.
Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple, New Brunswick, NJ
Ms. Susan E. Arnold
Mr. and Mrs. Barry J. Aronoff
Mr. and Mrs. David Astrove
B. Reuben Auspitz
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Balton
Gabrielle Bamberger
Max & Anna Baran, Ben & Sarah Baran & Milton Baran Endowment Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles
C. Francis Barrett
Rabbi Lewis M. Barth, C ‘70/64
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bassuk
L. Robert Batterman and Lorna K. Blake
Dr. Joan G. and Rabbi Leonard I.* Beerman, C ‘49, Estate of Rabbi Leonard I. Beerman
Mr. and Mrs. Alan L. Belinkoff
Rabbi Alexis D. Berk, C ‘00
Beth and Alan Berkeley
Rabbi Andrea R. Berlin, C ‘98
Mr. James E. Berliner
Rabbi Haskell M. Bernat, N ‘61
Mr. and Mrs. Mark S. Berns
The Bernstein Family Foundation
Ms. Marty Betagole
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Betagole
Beth El Hebrew Congregation of Northern Virginia, Alexandria, VA
Beth Emet, The Free Synagogue, Evanston, IL
Mr. Victor W. Bethge
Mr. and Mrs. Peter M. Bloch
Rabbi P. Irving Bloom, C ‘56
Ellen and William A. Blumstein
Rabbi Steven M. Bob, C ‘77
Ms. Diana G. Brackman
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Bram
Barry Brause
Rabbi Deborah Sue Kaiz Bravo, C ‘98
Rabbi Charles K. Briskin, N ‘01
Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Broido
Rabbi Lester B. Bronstein, N ‘87 and Cantor Benjie Ellen Schiller, N ‘87
Mr. Justin M. Brownstone
Mrs. Gail Buchalter
Rabbi Marcus L. Burstein, N ‘99/04
Dr. and Mrs. Sidney N. Busis
Rabbi Lee Bycel, N ‘79
California Community Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Mr. Bret Caller
Mr. Richard Caplan and Ms. Leslie Cohan
Jeri and Andrew Casden
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Rabbi Kenneth M. Chasen, C ‘98
Rabbi Marianne Chernow, L ‘03
abbis Karen Schram Citrin, L ‘03/01 and Micah Citrin, L ‘05/03
Andrew S. Clayman and Nancy Menkes Clayman
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cohen
Ms. Cheryl Cohen
Rabbi Daniel Marc Cohen, N ‘93/01
Mr. Michael L. Cohen and Dr. Laurie Warshal Cohen
Drs. Morissa and Mitchell B. Cohen
Barry and Debra Cohn, L ‘85
Rabbi Hillel Cohn, C ‘63
Roberta and Leonard A.* Cohn
Ms. Penelope R. Cole
Jane and John C. Colman
The Community Foundation, Riverside, CA
Community Synagogue, Rye, NY
Congregation Bet Haverim, Davis, CA
Congregation Beth El, Anniston, AL
Congregation Beth Or, Maple Glen, PA
Congregation Beth Yam, Hilton Head Island, SC
Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, Short Hills, NJ
Congregation Emanu El Sisterhood, Houston, TX
Congregation Emanu El, Houston, TX
Congregation Etz Chaim, Lombard, IL
Congregation Kol Ami, White Plains, NY
Congregation Micah, Brentwood, TN
Congregation Rodef Sholom, San Rafael, CA
Congregation Shomrei Torah
Ronnel and Melissa Conn, L ‘07
Cantor Melanie S. Cooperman, N ‘11
Rabbis Sigma Faye Coran, C ‘93 and Matthew Kraus, C ’91
Dr. Michael A. Corben and Ms. Linda Covette
Corporex Companies, Inc., Mr. and Mrs. William P. Butler
Cantor Lori A. Corrsin, N ‘92
Rabbi Rachel B. Cowan, D.D., N ‘89
Rabbi Harry K. Danziger, C ‘64
Mr. Bernard L. Dave
April and Harry B. Davidow
Rabbi Stanley M. Davids, C ‘65
Gail and Rabbi Jerome K. Davidson, C ‘58, Davidson Sterenfeld Family Foundation
Cantor Mia Fram Davidson, N ‘07
Mrs. Sallie E. Davis Bethge
Dayton Foundation Depository, Inc.
Philip and Alyce de Toledo
Rabbi Michelle Pearlman, N ‘05 and Dr. Andrew Denker
Rabbi Bruce S. Diamond, C ‘78
Judith and Barry Dichter
Rabbi Marc L. Disick, N ‘86
Mr. Jeff Donfeld and Mrs. Noelle Donfeld
Ms. Beth Dotan
Mr. and Mrs. David B. Edelson
Rabbi Denise L. Eger, N ‘88
Rabbi Amy B. Ehrlich and Dr. Joseph J. Fins, N ‘88
Cantors Roy B. Einhorn, N ‘83 and Jodi L. Sufrin, N ‘83
Gene and Neddie Mae Elkus Family Foundation
David and Kari Ellis Family Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Rabbi Kenneth A. Emert, N ‘77
Alan S. Engel, D.D., L ’72
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ernsteen
Jeffrey and Donna Eskind Family Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Fadem, Fadem Family Foundation
Rabbi Morley T. Feinstein, C/L ‘81/78/80
Rabbi Marla J. Feldman, N ‘85
Mr. and Mrs. Jerrold Felsenthal
Suzette and Michael A. Fisher
Robert Fligel and Rachel Scherer
Fort Wayne, IN Jewish Federation
The Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies
Dr. Nili S. and Robert Fox
Rabbi David M. Frank, N ‘83
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Frankel
Mrs. Lisa R. Frankel, Nat’l. ‘14
Mr. and Mrs. Howard I. Friedman
Mark E. and Sharon Friedman, L ‘82
Rabbi Stacy L. Friedman, N ‘93
Rabbi Dara B. Frimmer, N ‘06
Dr. and Mrs. Leonard M. Fromer
Joan B. Furman
Dr. and Mrs. B. A. Garrison
Joseph & Anna Gartner Foundation
Mr. David R. Gellman and Mr. Salo Rawet
Generations Fund
Rabbi Matthew D. Gewirtz, N ‘97 and Lauren Rutkin
Rabbi James A. Gibson, C ‘83
Dr. Abraham Gilner*
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Girsky
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Glaser
Rabbi Simeon I. Glaser, D.D., C ‘89
Debra and Charles Glassman
Rabbi James S. Glazier, C ‘79
Rabbi Gary A. Glickstein, C ‘74
Mr. Michael Goldberger
Nancy Goldstein
Scott G. Golinkin
Mr. and Mrs. William Goodglick
Dr. George M. Goodwin, L ‘85
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Goosmann
Mr. and Mrs. Alan H. Gordon
Ms. Madelaine S. Gordon
Mr. and Mrs. Osias G. Goren
Rabbi Roberto D. Graetz, C ‘72
Greater Miami Jewish Federation, Inc., FL
Iris and Frederick S. Green
Mr. Arthur N. Greenberg
Dr. and Mrs. James M. Greenberg
Samuel and Lesha Greengus
Mrs. Barbara Gronowski*
Dara Broxmeyer-Gruenberg and Jon Gruenberg
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gunther
Rabbi Eric S. Gurvis, N ‘83
Mark D. Gurvis, L ‘84
Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell J. Habib
Rabbi Cantor Jon R. Haddon, N ‘80/72
Rabbi Stephen A. Hart, C ‘86
Vicki and Ronald Hauben
Kim and Gary Heiman, Kim & Gary Heiman Family Foundation
Mark Heiman, The Mark Heiman Family Foundation
Wendy Saunders and James G. Heldman
Patti and Fred Heldman
Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch, D.D., N ‘89
Mr. and Mrs. Jon Hoffheimer
Mr. Sanford Holo and Ms. Ellen Aprill
Dr. Selma R. Holo and Mr. Fred Croton
Holy Blossom Temple, Toronto, Ontario
Mr. Leo Houts
IBM International Foundation
Ms. Susan Ingmire and Ms. Lynn Hailey
Jessica Marie Ingram, N/L ‘10/09
Rabbi Brett R. Isserow, C ‘91 and Rabbi Jinny Roth Isserow, C ‘91
Rabbi Howard L. Jaffe, N ‘83
Mr. and Mrs. Peter H. Jakes
Jewish Community Board of Akron, OH
Jewish Community Foundation, San Diego, CA
Jewish Community Foundation of Milwaukee, WI
Jewish Federation of Columbus, GA
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, CA
Dr. and Mrs. Richard A. Jolson
Mr. Todd M. Joseph, N ’75 and Cantor Barbara Ostfeld, N ‘75
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald M. Kabrins
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kanter
Rabbi Kenneth A. Kanter, C ‘80
Mr. and Mrs. Mark S. Kanter
Kaplan Family Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Arnold H. Kaplan
Gilla Kaplan, Ph.D.
Mr. and Mrs. Seth Kaplan
Juli and Daniel Karson
Mr. and Mrs. Aaron B. Katz
Mr. and Mrs. Hal Kaufman
Joseph Kaufman and Janet Korins
Mr. and Mrs. Roy D. Kaufman
Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Kaufmann
Rabbi Karyn D. Kedar, C ‘85
Dr. Deborah Kerdeman, L ‘81
Harry and Sarah Kirschner Memorial Trust
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry E. Klein
Mr. Eric Chaim Kline
Rabbi Peter S. Knobel, Ph.D., C ‘69
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew L. Kolesar
Mr. and Mrs. S L Kopald, Jr.
Saranne and J. Livingston Kosberg
Rabbi Howard A. Kosovske, C ‘67
Ms. Miriam B. Kotkowski
Mr. and Mrs. Martin L. Kozberg
Ms. Heidi Kreizinger
Leo J. and Roslyn L. Krupp Family Foundation
Rabbi Harold L. Kudan, C ‘59
Rabbi and Mrs. William I. Kuhn, C ‘94
Dr. and Mrs. Roy Kulick
Ellie and Mark Lainer
Lisa Langer, L ‘94, and Dan Siegel
Nan and Andy M. Langowitz
Jane Garvey and John Lanier
Rabbi Sari R. Laufer, L ‘06
Mr. Ronald L. Leibow
Amy and Craig Lemle
Leo Baeck Temple, Los Angeles, CA
Mr. Paul Leszner
Mrs. Andrea Lerner Levenson
Sam Levin Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry W. Levin
Hyman Levine Family Foundation
Ronnie Levine
Mr. David R. Levy, L ‘87
Carol R. Rosofsky and Robert B. Lifton
Rabbi John A. Linder, C ‘03
Toby and Seymour Lipton
Rabbi Greg E. Litcofsky, N ‘07
Dr. Marshall Littman
Rabbi Alan E. Litwak, N ‘96
Estate of Ervin B. London
Rabbi Andrea Coustan London, N ‘96
Mr. Phillip C. Long and Mrs. M. Whitney R. Long
Mr. and Mrs. Michael M. Lorge
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Louchheim
Matthew Louchheim
Children of Judy Lucas
Rabbi David A. Lyon, C ‘90
Jacqueline M. Mack and Dr. Edward B. Silberstein
Rabbi Mark Joel Mahler, D.D., N ‘78
Main Line Reform Temple Beth Elohim, Wynnewood, PA
Rabbi Laurence P. Malinger, C ‘93
Dr. Carl Mankowitz, N ‘11
The James L. Mann Living Revocable Trust
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Margolis
Mr. and Mrs. Edward G. Marks
Rabbi Gregory S. Marx, C ‘84
Karen and Alexander Mauskop
Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Mayo
Faye and Alvin Z. Meisel, Meisel Family Foundation, Inc.
Merck Partnership for Giving
Nancy Meyer and Marc N. Weiss
Rabbi Rachel S. Mikva, Ph.D., C ‘90
Rabbi Shira I. Milgrom, N ‘86
Rabbi Bennett F. Miller, C ‘74
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Miller
William and Stephie Miller
Rabbi Ronald Millstein, N ‘62
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Mindel
Mr. and Mrs. Joel R. Mogy
Dr. Douglas Mossman and Dr. Kathleen J. Hart
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Murland
Mr. Herb Nadel and Ms. Jeannine Sefton
Rabbi Mara S. Nathan, N ‘00 Mr. P. Sherrill Neff
New York Jewish Federation
Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Nissenson
Dr. and Mrs. Frank Niver
Rabbi Robert A. Nosanchuk, N/L ‘01/94
Oak Park Temple, Oak Park, IL
Rabbi Janet Irene Offel, N ‘97
Oklahoma City Community Foundation
Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky, Ph.D., C ‘81/85
Ira M. Olsan Trust
Rabbi Robert J. Orkand, C ‘73
Peter and Beverly Panken
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Passer
Mr. Richard Passink
Mr. and Mrs. John E. Pepper, Jr.
Pioneer Natural Resources
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Plutsky
Rabbi Gary E. Pokras, N ‘99
osner Foundation of Pittsburgh
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence M. Powell
David Price and Valerie Hotchkiss
Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz, C ‘78
Reinhard Prinz
Debra and Jeff Radov
Mrs. Regine W. Ransohoff
Raymond Zimmerman Family Foundation
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, Elkins Park, PA
Paula and Daniel Reingold
Rabbi and Mrs. Joel E. Rembaum
Renaissance Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Rabbi Laurie Neuman Rice, N ‘01 and Rabbi Philip C. Rice, N ‘01
Richard Consulting Corp.
Mr. Dudley C. Richter
Mr. and Mrs. David Rivkin, The Judith and David Rivkin Foundation
Carol W. Roberts
Mr. J. Scott Robertson
Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Robin Regina Rogers
Mrs. Susan Rogers
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rollman
Rabbi Gaylia R. Rooks, C ‘84
Susan and Elihu Rose Foundation, Inc., Mr. and Mrs. Elihu Rose
Dianne and J. David Rosenberg
Ms. Leona Z. Rosenberg
Rabbi Joseph R. Rosenbloom, C ‘54/57
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Rosenfeld
Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Rosenstein
Rabbi Emily B. Rosenzweig, L ‘06/04
Robert Stuart Rosow*
Nina and Ivan Ross
Mr. and Mrs. Merle Don Rothman
Stephen and Helene Sacks
Rabbi Richard B. Safran, N ‘60
Cantor Sarah J. Sager, N ‘78
Mrs. Debra and Mr. Naty Saidoff
Mr. and Mrs. Ephraim Sales
Louise Adler Sampson
Kathi and Alvin Sarter
Mr. and Mrs. Dominick M. Sasser
Rabbis Dennis and Sandy Sasso
Mr. and Mrs. Irving Schechter
Dr. Joan G. Scheuer
Abby and Dr. David B. Schwartz
Cantor Elena Schwartz, N ‘02/06
Mr. and Mrs. Mark N. Schwartz
Marvin and Betsy Schwartz Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Cincinnati, OH
Cantor Sergei Schwartz, N ‘00
Mr. Michael Schwartzman and Dr. Lisa K. Weiss
The Seattle Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Scott D. Seigel
Rabbi Judy B. Shanks, N ‘84
Dr. Susan and Mr. Dennis Shapiro
Shir Ami – Bucks County Jewish Congregation, Newton, PA
Evely Laser Shlensky
Henry W. Siegel
Mr. and Mrs. John Sim
Terry and Paul Singer
Rabbi Joel Sisenwine, N ‘95
Anonymous Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Small
Smith Steel Buildings
Mr. and Mrs. David B. Smith
Rabbi Ronald B. Sobel, C ‘62
Mr. and Mrs. Erwin H. Sokol
Ms. Robyn Sokol
Solomon Family Foundation, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Jerome H. Somers
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Sontag
Jocelyn and Scott Sontag
Marcia Cohn Spiegel, L ‘79
Mr. and Mrs. Morton L. Spitz
Rabbi Benjamin Spratt
Dr. Mitchell Stein and Ms. Barbara Pollard
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Steinberg
Stephen S. Wise Temple, Los Angeles, CA
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, New York, NY
Mrs. Barbara E. Stern
Susan and Jeffrey Stern
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Stringer
Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Sukenik
Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, Ph.D., C ‘87/80
Mr. B. J. Tanenbaum, Jr.
Harri V. Taranto and Sylvia J. Lavietes
Suzanne and Jerome S. Teller
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Teller
Temple Bat Yahm, Newport Beach, CA
Temple Beth El, San Pedro, CA
Temple Beth Elohim, Wellesley, MA
Temple Beth Rishon, Wyckoff, NJ
Temple Chai, Long Grove, IL
Temple De Hirsch Sinai, Seattle, WA
Temple Emanu-El, Livingston, NJ
Temple Emanuel, Pittsburgh, PA
Temple Emanu-El, Dallas, TX
Temple Isaiah, Lexington, MA
Temple Israel, Minneapolis, MN
Temple Israel, Columbus, OH
Temple Israel, Memphis, TN
Temple Judea, Tarzana, CA
Temple Micah, Washington, DC
Temple Rodeph Torah, Marlboro, NJ
Temple Shaaray Tefila, New York, NY
Temple Shalom, Chevy Chase, MD
Temple Shalom, Dallas, TX
Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, South Orange, NJ
Temple Sholom of Chicago Temple Sinai of Atlanta, GA
Temple Sinai of North Dade, North Miami Beach, FL
Temple Sinai, Roslyn, NY
Temple Sinai, Washington, DC
Temple Solel, Paradise Valley, AZ
Temple Solel, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA
Mr. and Mrs. Marc Tepper
Kevin Thurm and Suzanne B. Seiden
Touro Synagogue, New Orleans, LA
Towne Properties Ltd., Neil K. Bortz and Marvin Rosenberg
BS Financial Services Inc.
UBS National Philanthropic Trust
Julie A. Vanek, RJE, L ‘88
Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Varner
Viking Partners LLC Philanthropic Fund
Rabbi Roy A. Walter, C ’70
Dr. John H. Walton, C ‘81
Jennifer and Steven D. Warner
Rabbi Donald A. Weber, N ‘81
Mr. Peter J. Weidhorn, Weidhorn
Family Foundation Inc.
Richard A. Weiland
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Weinberg
Rabbi Joshua R. Weinberg, J ‘13
Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Weiner
Ms. Sherry Weinman and Mr. Michael M. Umansky
Donald J. & Helene S. Weinstock
Mrs. Malgorzata S. Weiss, L ‘06
Rabbi Max W. Weiss, C ‘97
Ms. Natalie Wessblum Weistein
Jane and Stuart Weitzman
Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Wenger
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Werthan, Jr., Betty and Bernard Werthan Foundation
David F. and Sara K. Weston Fund
Martha Wolfe White, L ‘81
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Widmann
Rabbi Jeffrey S. Wildstein, C ‘01
Mr. and Mrs. Joe I. Williams
Rabbi Gregory A. Wolfe, D.D., N/L ‘89/88
Women’s Auxiliary of Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York
Rabbi David S. Woznica, N ‘90
Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Yentis
Rabbi Mary Lande Zamore, N ‘97
Rabbi Deborah E. Zecher, N ‘82
Rabbi Benjamin J. Zeidman, C ‘10
Florence* and Rabbi Isaiah Zeldin, C ‘46
Rabbi Daniel G. Zemel, N ‘79
Ms. Marilyn Ziering
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Zimmerman
Rabbi Misha E. Zinkow, N ‘85
Corinne and Neil Zola


Cantor Barry Abelson, N ‘78
Rabbi Joel Nathan Abraham, N ‘98
Marla Eglash Abraham, L ‘85
Mr. and Mrs. Alan I. Abramson
Rabbi David Adelson, N ‘99
Dr. Joan Albin and Mr. Tom Bird
Mrs. Honey Amado, Maurice Amado Foundation
American Investment Shopping Center
American Jewish Committee-Los Angeles Regional Office
Rose and Richard Amoils
Karen and Edward Appelbome
Ms. Anne S. Arenstein and Rabbi Richard Sarason, Ph.D., C ’74
Rabbi Justus N. Baird, N ‘07
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce J. Baker
Rabbi Carole B. Balin, N ‘91
Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, Franklin Lakes, NJ
Rabbi Morris Barzilai, D.D., N ‘89 and Lisa Lieberman Barzilai, L ‘87
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Bearman, Jr.
Mr. Larry Behrendt and Ms. Stephanie Hammer
Rabbi Martin P. Beifield, Jr., C ‘75
Mr. and Mrs. Avi Ben Bassat
Cantor Suzanne E. Bernstein, N ‘86
Rabbi Amy B. Bigman, C ‘92
Rabbi Bradley N. Bleefeld, C ‘75
Rabbi Brad L. Bloom, C ‘84
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bloom
Mrs. Marjorie Boas-Levins
Mrs. Leona Lee Bohm
Rabbi Jan M. Brahms, C ‘76
Brener Family Foundation
Rabbi Anne Levine Brener, L ‘08/83
Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Brower
Congregation Beth Tzedec, Calgary, Alberta
Cantor Susan Caro, N ‘93
Mr. Robert and Dr. Miriam Caslow
Mr. Paul Castro
Cedar Village
Central Reform Congregation, St. Louis, MO
Central Synagogue of Nassau County, Rockville Centre, NY
Chicago Sinai Congregation
Mrs. Rita Chotiner
Rabbi Michael T. Cohen
Rabbi Paul F. Cohen, D.Min., C ‘90
Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur M. Cohen
Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Cohn
Theodore Cohn
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
Congregation Beth Ahabah, Richmond, VA
Congregation Beth Am, Los Altos Hills, CA
Congregation Beth Shalom, The Woodlands, TX
Congregation Beth-El Zedeck, Indianapolis, IN
Congregation Beth-El, Fort Worth, TX
Congregation B’nai Tikvah, Walnut Creek, CA
Congregation B’nai Tzedek, Fountain Valley, CA
Congregation Emanu El, Redlands, CA
Congregation Gates of Prayer, Metairie, LA
Rabbi Shoshanah H. Conover, N ‘04
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Corby
Dr. and Mrs. Malcolm D. Cosgrove
Rabbi Andrea Jennifer Cosnowsky, C ‘04
Betty and Stuart Cotton
Rabbi Darcie Locke Crystal, N ‘02
Edward and Sharon Cushman, L ‘79
Mr. and Mrs. Leo M. Cutler
Rabbi William Cutter, Ph.D., C ‘65 and Mrs. Georgianne Cutter
Rabbi Richard A. Davis, DHL, C/N ‘72/11
Rabbi Lucy H.F. Dinner, C ‘88
Professor Rivka Dori, L ‘76
Rabbi Ellen Weinberg Dreyfus, N ‘79
Ms. Ruth W. Dunn
East End Temple, New York, NY
Rabbi Stephen J. Einstein, C/L ‘71/95
Rabbi Michael B. Eisenstat, C ‘67\
Rabbi Dennis J. Eisner, N/L ‘98/96
Ms. Anne Elman
The Steven and Laurie Eskind Family Foundation
Ezra-Habonim, The Niles Township Jewish Congregation
Mindy and Joseph Facenda
Mr. and Mrs. Warren C. Falberg
Rabbi Daniel J. Feder, C ‘94
Rabbi Daniel Joshua Fellman, C ‘05
Lori Fenner
Fifth Third Bancorp
Rabbi Allison Dorie Fischman, L ‘15/12
Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Fisher
Florida International University Foundation, Inc.
Ms. Judith R. Forman
Betty and Robert Frank Charitable Foundation
Mrs. Pamela S. Frankel-Stein and Mr. Jonathan A. Stein
Freeman Family Foundation
Gil and Lynn Friedlander Family Philanthropic Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation
Kristin and Gary Friedman
Rabbi Michael S. Friedman, N ‘04
Ms. Penny Friedman-Meyer and Mr. Ronald A. Meyer
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Gelfan
Rabbi Laura J. Geller, N ‘76, and Mr. Richard A. Siegel
Mrs. Deliaan Gettler, Gettler Family Foundation
Rabbi Scott L. Glass, N ‘76
Sunny and Bradley Goldberg
Rabbi Jay B. Goldburg, C ‘63
Rabbi Paul J. Golomb, N ‘75
Rabbi Stephen Wise Goodman, C ‘78
Greater Houston Community Foundation
Linda and Ned Greenberg Rabbi Gary Greenebaum, C/L ‘78/77
Rabbi Bennett H. Greenspon, C ‘77
Ted and Catherine Greenwood
Rabbi Nicole M. Greninger, N ‘08
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Gribens
Rabbi Marc A. Gruber, N ‘81
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Gutin
Rabbi Leslie Yale Gutterman, C ‘70
Louis and Beth Guttman
Rabbi Debra R. Hachen, N ‘80
Rabbi Rosette Barron Haim, C ‘88
Mr. and Mrs. David Harris
Mr. Ruben Harris
The Healing Place
Rabbi Jonathan L. Hecht, Ph.D., N ‘87
Rabbis Kimberly Herzog Cohen,N ‘11
Rabbi Deborah A. Hirsch, C/N ‘82/97
Mr. and Mrs. James Horwich
Mr. Brent Hunter
Jackson Jewish Welfare Fund, Inc.
The Jewish Center of the Hamptons, East Hampton, NY
Jewish Community Federation of Louisville, Inc.
Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles
Ms. Mary L. Jones
Rabbi Samuel K. Joseph, RJE, C ‘76
Rabbi Yoel H. Kahn, Ph.D., N ‘85
Danny Russell, C ‘85
Rabbi Yaron Kapitulnik, N ‘10
Rabbi Ronald W. Kaplan, C/N ‘80/95
Rabbi Samuel E. Karff, C ‘56/61
Rabbi Stephen A. Karol, D.D., C ‘77
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Kaufman
Jo A. Kay
Dr. Steve Kay
Cantor Todd Alex Kipnis, N ‘07
Dr. and Mrs. Howard S. Kirshner
Mr. and Mrs. Cal Klausner
Mr. and Mrs. David Kleinman
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Knee
Mr. and Mrs. Mark E. Knue
Rabbi Sandford R. Kopnick, C ‘90
Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Koss
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Kraft
Mr. and Mrs. Michael H. Krakower
Mr. and Mrs. Paul G. Krasnow
Ms. Jennifer Lane Landolt
Larchmont Temple, Larchmont, NY
Mr. David A. Lash and Ms. Beth A. Becker
Richard and Ruth Lavine Family Foundation
Ms. Janet Lavine
Rabbi Eric Jay Lazar, N ‘01
Mr. Stanley Lehman
Mr. William J. Leugers, Jr.
Ms. Nancy A. Leutheuser
Rabbi Mark Howard Levin, DHL, C/N ‘76/01
Andrew and Sara Levine
Mr. David O. Levine and Ms. Sherrie Zacharius
Mr. and Mrs. Jon H. Levine
Cantor Martin D. Levson, N ‘91
Ms. Barbara Grossman Levy
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert L. Levy
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Z. Levy, Jr.
Rabbi Seth M. Limmer, N ‘00/09
Rolin Philanthropic Fund of the Columbus Jewish Foundation
Rabbi Robert H. Loewy, N ‘77
Myra Mannheimer
Cantor Andrea Markowicz, N ‘13
The Carl Marks Foundation Inc.
Ms. Blair C. Marks
Mr. Melvin E. Marmer
Rabbi Jeffrey A. Marx, RJE, N/L ‘83/81
Mr. Andrew May and Ms. Nancy Brown
Lauren and Richard E. Maybaum
Mr. David L. McCoy
Rabbi Paul J. Menitoff, C ‘70
Rabbi David A. Mersky, C ‘70
Rabbi Laura H. Metzger, N ‘94
Dr. Richard I. Michelman and Dr. Karen Meyer
Rabbi Mark J. Miller, L ‘07
Mitch’s on El Paseo
Rabbi Susan Heneson Moskowitz, C ‘91
Mr. and Mrs. John M. Nannes
National Association of Retired Reform Rabbis (NAORRR)
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Navarre
Mr. and Mrs. Erik G. Nelson
Network for Good
Northwestern Mutual Life Foundation
Mr. Richard Norton
Nova Hebrew Congregation Martha Nussbaum
Mr. and Mrs. Tom H. Ohren
Paula K. Oppenheim
Rabbi Shaul Osadchey, N ‘77
Michael Ostroff, L ‘78
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin R. Palatchi
Rabbi Andrew M. Paley, N ‘95
Rabbi Shimon Paskow, N ‘59
Peninsula Temple Sholom, Burlingame, CA
Ms. Carole M. Pesner
Cantor Betsy S. Peters-Epstein, N/D.D., ‘89/14
Mr. and Mrs. James Pines
Mr. and Mrs. Steve H. Price
Progressive Temple Beth Ahavath Sholom. Brooklyn, NY
The Reverend C. Corydon Randall, C ‘69
Mr. Edwin Raskin
Cynthia F. Reich, L ‘84
Lynn and Michael Reichgott
Rabbi David L. Reiner, C ‘09
Mr. and Mrs. Craig Reinhart
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Rich
Ms. Amanda Richardson, L ‘97
Mr. Steven S. Riven
Rabbi Daniel A. Roberts, C ‘69
Alan S. Ronkin, L ‘91
Rabbi Jonathan S. Roos, C ‘02
Rabbi Brigitte S. Rosenberg, C ’01
Mr. and Mrs. William L. Rosenberg
Rabbi John L. Rosove, D.D., N ‘79
Rabbi Julie L. Roth and Rabbi Justus N. Baird, N ‘07
Edith and Richard Roth
Ms. Carol R. Rubin
Dr. David H. Rubin and Ms. Tine H. Kryger
The Santa Monica Synagogue, Santa Monica, CA
Rabbi Sara Y. Sapadin, N ‘07
Rabbi Richard S. Sarason, C ‘74, and Mrs. Anne S. Arenstein
Mr. Benjamin S. Sax and Mrs. Hollis Rafkin-Sax
Cantor Tracey Scher, N ‘03
Mrs. Ann L. Schloss
Dr. and Mrs. Paul R. Schottland
Mr. David I. Schulman
Mr. Herman J. Schultz
Daniel A. Schwartz, C ‘08
Ms. Jodi J. Schwartz
Mr. and Mrs. Milton S. Schwartz
Dr. Nina Schwartz
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sears
Mr. Richard Seibold and Ms. Sandra Rubin
Mr. and Mrs. David Selfon
Phyllis Sewell
Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Shankman
Aliza Shapiro
Dr. and Mrs. Martin C. Shargel
Ms. Esther Shelby
John M. Shepherd
Rabbi Mark L. Shook, C ‘72
Mr. Freeman A. Shore
Richard Siegel
Temple Shaari Emeth, Manapan, NJ, N ‘79
Sinai Temple, Springfield, MA
Veronica and William Slater
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Snyder
Ms. Janet W. Solinger
Ms. Elizabeth Squadron
Eve and James Starkman
Mrs. Dena S. Stein, N ‘11/10
Rabbi Steven J. Steinberg, C ‘73
Estate of Louise B. Stern
Ms. Sybil W. Stoller
Rabbi David E. Straus, C ‘83
Rabbi Michael S. Stroh, N ‘65
Rabbi Edward J. Sukol, C ‘87
Estate of Frank N. Sundheim
Rabbi Susan A. Talve, C ‘81
Rabbi Donald A. Tam, D.D., C ‘73
Mr. Steven R. Tanenbaum
Rabbi Joshua S. Taub, C ‘85
Ms. Deborah Tehrani, L ‘08
The Temple – Tifereth Israel, Beachwood, OH
Temple Beth David, Westwood, MA
Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester, Chappaqua, NY
Temple Beth Torah, Melville, NY
Temple Beth Zion, Amherst, NY
Temple Beth-El, Providence, RI
Temple Emanuel, Beverly Hills, CA
Temple Har Shalom, Warren, NJ
Temple Israel of Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA
Temple Israel, New York, NY
Temple Israel, Westport, CT
Temple Jeremiah, Northfield, IL
Temple Oheb Shalom, Baltimore, MD
Temple Shaari Emeth, Manalapan, NJ
Temple Sholom, Cincinnati, OH
Temple Sinai, Rochester, NY
Temple Society of Concord, Syracuse, NY
Rabbi Miriam Pauline Terlinchamp, L ‘10
The Shul, Pepper Pike, OH
Rabbi Karen R. Thomashow, C ‘07
Mrs. Elverne M. Tipton
David L. Turner, Ph.D., C ‘09/00
UOTS Abigail 3
Mr. Victor Viner
Rabbi Howard Voss-Altman, C ‘99
Priscilla and James A. Warner
Rabbi Bruce S. Warshal, C ‘69
Mr. and Mrs. Barton Wassermann
Rabbi Jeffrey Weill, N ‘07
Dr. Raymond L. Weisberg
Dr. Yaffa Weisman and Tina Hirt
Rabbi Greg D. Weitzman, N ‘15
Linda and James Wimmer, Allentown, PA
Mr. and Mrs. Peter L. Winik
Rabbi Evon Joshua Yakar, C ‘07
Ms. Diane Yasgur
Rabbi David N. Young, N ‘06
Rabbi Brian H. Zimmerman, N ‘93
Rabbi Sheldon and Judith Zimmerman, N ‘70
Stacey and Mark Zoland
Rabbi Gershon Zylberman, L ‘05

FRIENDS ($250+)

Marjorie and Dr. David H. Aaron, C ‘83
Ms. Naomi Abelson, L ‘07
Ms Michelle Abraham, L ‘96
Rabbi Ruth Valere Adar, L ‘08
Dr. and Mrs. Ronald B. Addlestone
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen E. Adler
Rabbi Richard D. Agler, N ‘78
Cantor Joanna M. Alexander, N ‘08
American Israelite
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel D. Anderson
Gillian R. Apfel
Alan and Judith Appelbaum, N ‘98
Merri Lovinger Arian and Rabbi Ramie Arian, N ‘76
The ASA Family Trust
Ms. Diane Roseman Baer and Mr. Jean-Loup Baer
Ms. Gail Bain
Mrs. Clay Barr
Mr. Hal Barron and Ms. Katherine Kobayashi
Rabbi Laura A. Baum, C ‘08
Mr. and Mrs. Steven M. Bauman
Ms. Melissa S. Bell, L ‘09
Mrs. Lois Benjamin
Mr. Peter B. Bensinger and Ms. Heidi Wagman
Mrs. Pauline Berg
Rabbi Donald R. Berlin, D.D., C ‘65
Rabbi Stephanie L. Bernstein and Henry S. Winokur, N ‘09
Beth Hillel Temple, Kenosha, WI
Beth Israel Congregation
Rabbi Richard J. Birnholz, N ‘71
Mr. Robert Blackmore
Daniel S. Blain, Ph.D., L ‘89
Rabbi Richard A. Block, C ‘82
Mr. Michael J. Blum and Ms. Abigail Rose
B’nai Yehuda Beth Shalom, Homewood, IL
Ms. Kimberly Bodemer, Nat’l. ‘15
Rabbi Ana Benay Bonnheim, C ‘08
Mr. and Mrs. John S. Borden
Rabbi Andrew I. Bossov, N ‘92
Cantor Rosalie M. Boxt, N ‘01
Mr. Adrian Breitfeld, L ‘07
Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Brenner
Rear Admiral Herbert M. Bridge
Rabbi Marcelo R. Bronstein, D.D., N ‘89
Rabbi Jeffrey C. Brown, C ‘05
Ms. Susan Brown
Ms. Denise Brundage
Mr. and Mrs. David Buckner
Dr. C. Hassell Bullock, C ‘70
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Burger
Rabbi John L. Bush, C ‘98
Rabbi Michael Z. Cahana, N ‘94
Mr. and Mrs. David Carter
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Chaiken
Mr. and Mrs. Barry D. Citrin
Mr. Jordan Cohen
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Cohen
Mr. and Mrs. Joel C. Coleman
Congregation Beth Ami
Congregation Beth Emeth, Wilmington, DE
Congregation Beth Shalom
Congregation Beth Torah, Overland Park, KS
Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, New York, NY
Congregation Emanuel, Denver, CO
Congregation of Liberal Judaism, Orlando, FL
Congregation Schaarai Zedek, Tampa, FL
Congregation Sherith Israel, San Francisco, CA
Congregation Shir Ha-Ma’Alot
Mr. Daniel Cornfield
Rabbi Laurie Coskey, C ‘85
Mr. and Mrs. Barton Z. Cowan
Cantor Dr. Laura T. Croen, N ‘88
Cuni, Rust and Strenk
Rabbi Jerome P. David, D.D., C ‘74
Rabbi Sion A. David, C ‘66
Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Dickstein
Dr. and Mrs. Yale Doberne
Mr. and Mrs. Jim S. Edelman
Dr. and Mrs. Philip Edlin
Rabbi Matthew J. Eisenberg, C ‘91
Rabbi Eric L. Eisenkramer, N ‘03
Arnold Eisman
Mr. Marc Ekstrand
Ernestine S. Elster, Ph.D.
Ms. Margie M. Elster-Baum
Mr. Paul Erdheim and Ms. Roberta Blitz
Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey M. Farb
Rabbi Dena A. Feingold, C ‘82
Ms. Bernice Feld
Rabbi Steven M. Fink, D.Min., D.D., N ‘79
Mr. and Mrs. James L. Fishel
Lynn D. Flanzbaum, L ‘05
Rabbi Steven E. Foster, C ‘70
Erica S. and Martin Frederick
Rabbi D. Jay Freedman, C ‘94
Ms. Anita B. Friedman
Miriam Carolyn Friedman, L ‘06
Rabbi Elyse D. Frishman, N ‘81
Cantor Jennifer L. Frost, N ‘99
Rabbi Robert T. Gan, C ‘67
Rabbi Everett Gendler, The Gendler Family Foundation
Dr. and Mrs. A. Joel Gluck
Rabbi Edward A. Goldman, C ‘74/69
Mrs. Rosa Ewing Goldman and Dr. Harold S. Goldman
Rabbi Howard J. Goldsmith, N ‘07
Rabbi Jennifer Ossakow Goldsmith, N ‘07
Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Goldsmith
Rabbi Andrea Michelle Goldstein, C ‘98
Rabbi Joshua Goldstein, N ‘75
Rabbi Keren Gorban, L ‘12
Rabbi Andrew J. Gordon, N ‘08
Madeleine H. Gordon
Greater Cincinnati Board of Rabbis
Rabbi Bruce D. Greenbaum, C/L ‘87/86
Rabbi Frederick Greene, N ‘01
The Grossman Family – JoAnne G. Pearlman, Nancy Grossman, James Grossman, Marilyn and Mike Grossman Foundation
Rabbi Lisa J. Grushcow, N ‘03
Rabbi Jonathan Scott Hanish, L ‘08
Har Sinai Congregation, Owings Mills, MD
Roslyn Harkavy
Rabbi Sheldon J. Harr, D.D., C ‘73
Dr. David J. Harris
Dr. Dana Herman
Mr. Marc Hersch
Rabbi Amy Beth Hertz, C ‘08
Mr. Lee Hess and Ms. Irene Levine
Mr. and Mrs. William Hoeb
HUC-JIR Alumni Leadership
Rabbi Peter E. Hyman, C ‘80
Dr. Robert L. Ingberg
Interact For Change
Mr. and Mrs. Howard L. Jacobs
Rabbi Paul J. Jacobson, C ‘06
Rabbi Jonathan S. Jaffe, L ‘07
The Jewish Reconstructionist Society of the North Shore
Mr. Fox Johnston
Rabbi Bruce J. Kadden, C ‘81
Kane Street Synagogue, New York, NY
Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Kaplan
Ms. and Mr. Wendy Weinstein Karp
Rabbi Alan J. Katz, N ‘76
Ms. Amy J. Katz and Dr. Robert Cohen
Mr. and Mrs. Gerard W. Kaye
Rabbi Ralph P. Kingsley, N ‘60
Rabbi Daniel A. Kirzane, N ‘14/12
Rabbi Elliott A. Kleinman, RJE, C ‘92
Rabbi Asher Michaels Gottesfeld Knight, C ‘07
Rabbi Barry S. Kogan, C ‘71
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald S. Kolbert
Mr. and Mrs. Marshall F. Kramer
Ms. and Rabbi Alicia Kraus, L ‘08
Dr. Leonard S. Kravitz, C ‘57/54
Rabbi Dr. Robert L. Kravitz, D.D., C ‘74
Joan F. Krimston, L ‘89
Mr. and Mrs. Gus D. Kuhn, III
Mr. and Mrs. Luis Lainer
Mr and Mrs. Gregory E. Land
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Landman
Rabbi Ann Elizabeth Landowne, M.D., N ‘11/09
Rabbi Micah Lapidus, C ‘08
Lawrence E. Steinberg Foundation
Peter Levin
Rabbi Jason R. Levine, C ‘13
Ms. Frieda Levitz
Rabbi and Mrs. Richard N. Levy, C ‘64
Drs. Jane F. Lewis and Lawrence A. Lewis
Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Lieber
Rabbi Norman S. Lipson, C ‘72
Rabbi Janet B. Liss, C/N ‘88/04
Mr. Jonathan Littman
Longhill Partners
Alice and Aron Lutwak
Dr. Bernard Lytton
Ms. Julia N. Malkin, L ‘11
Robert Mandel
Rabbi Deborah Pipe Mangan, N ‘91
Rabbi Devorah Michelle Marcus, L ‘08
Rabbi Janet R. Marder, N ‘79
Cantor Rogerio Marx, N ‘97/95
Rabbi Simeon J. Maslin, C ‘57
Stuart and Antoinette Matlins/Jewish Lights Publishing
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Mayers
Ms. Susan B. McCoy
Rabbi Ralph D. Mecklenburger, C ‘72
Dr. and Mrs. Barry Meisel
Ms. Barbara Merson, Nat’l. ‘13
Rabbi David J. Meyer, C ‘86
Andi Milens, L ‘95
Rabbi Stanley R. Miles, D.D., C ‘75
Rabbi Mordecai Miller, C ‘74
Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Milsten
Rabbi Steven Heneson Moskowitz, C ‘91
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Moss
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Mostovoy
Mount Zion Temple, St. Paul, MN
Rabbi Randi Musnitsky, C/N ‘83/10
Dr. and Mrs. David Mutchnik
Maxine Myers
Rabbi Scott Myron Nagel, C ‘04
Mr. and Mrs. Keith A. Nelson
Rabbi Geri Newburge, C ‘03
Captain and Mrs. Charles Niederman
North Country Reform Temple, Glen Cove, NY
Mr. Walter Ohlmann
Temple Shaari Emeth, Manapan, NJ, N ‘96
Rabbi Rex D. Perlmeter, N ‘85
Rabbi James H. Perman, N ‘67
Rabbi Hara Elizabeth Person, N ‘98
Mr. and Mrs. Edmund A. Perwien
Dr. Daniel Pigg
Mr. and Mrs. Steven D. Pollak
Mrs. Priscilla Poller
Rabbi Jonathan Prosnit, N ‘11
Mr. and Mrs. Dean Radetsky
Mrs. Sarah N. Raful Whinston, L ‘05
Rabbi Sanford Ragins, C ‘62
Rabbi Lawrence W. Raphael, C ‘74
Rabbi Joe Rooks Rapport, C ‘84
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ravitch
Reform Cantors of Chicago
Rabbi Yonatan Regev, L ‘14 and Rabbi Lara Leigh Pullan Regev, L ’15/13
Ms. Vicki Reikes Fox, L ‘78 and Rabbi Stephen A. Fox, C ’80
Rabbi Debra J. Robbins, C ‘91
Rabbi Janet Roberts, N ‘05
Rabbi Nicole Kauffman Roberts, C ‘12
Larry S. Robins, L ‘90
Donald and Sylvia Robinson Family Foundation
Rabbi Yair Dan Robinson, C ‘03
Rockdale Temple, Cincinnati, OH
Mr. Michael Rogoff and Mrs. Susan Koch Rogoff
Daniel M. Rothblatt, L ‘86
Cantor Bruce L. Ruben
Rabbi David N. Saperstein, N ‘73
Ellen S. Satkin, L ‘84
Mr. and Mrs. Adam B. Sattler
Rabbi Cantor Jeffrey S. Saxe, N ‘05/03
Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El, Scarsdale, NY
Dr. and Mrs. James Schiff
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Schimberg
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Schneider
Rabbi Neal H. Schuster, L ‘03/01 and Mrs. Tamara L. Schuster, L ‘92/92
Mr. and Mrs. David E. Schwab, II
Rabbi Adrienne Pollock Scott, C ‘04
Rabbi Kenneth I. Segel, C ‘70
Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Septimus
Rabbi Isaac Daniel Serotta, N/L ‘88/85
Rabbi Dena H. Shaffer, C ‘10
JoAnn R. Shank
Rabbi Howard Shapiro, C ‘68
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Shapiro
Rabbi Mark S. and Hanna Shapiro, C ‘60
Rabbi Richard J. Shapiro, N ‘81
Rabbi Benjamin Aaron Sharff, C ‘04
Rabbi Randy Ellen Sheinberg, N ‘00
Cantor Steven S. Sher, N ‘80
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel B. Sherrill
Steven Shifman and Julie Cohen Shifman
Dr. Sally Shott and Andrew Shott
Dr. Andrew Shpall
Mrs. Sonia Siegel Vexler and Mr. Paul Vexler
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Simon
Paula Simon, L ‘79
Sinai Congregation, Neponsit, NY
Mr. and Mrs. Jerold M. Siperstein
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Skolnik
Rabbi Eric R. Slaton, C ‘85
Mrs. Rachel Slaton, L ‘11
Rabbi Marjorie Slome, N ‘87
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas A. Small
Rabbi Allan L. Smith, N ‘67
Mr. and Mrs. David Lee Smith
Dr. and Mrs. Gary Smith
Mr. Ze’ev Smith-Drori and Mrs. Carolynne Smith-Drori
Mr. and Mrs. Burt Sobelman
Rabbi Howard F. Sommer, N ‘77/98
Claudia Birch and Allan Spetter
Rabbi David A. Spey, N ‘03
Frank J. Spielberg
Rabbi Adam V. Stock Spilker, N ‘97
Rabbi David Spinrad, C ‘13
Mrs. Gal A. Spinrad
Rabbi Donald M. Splansky, C/N ‘81/68
Rabbi Samuel M. Stahl, C ‘67/75
Rabbi Joshua Z. Stanton, N ‘13
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob K. Stein
Lawrence E. Steinberg
Mr. David Steine, Jr.
Rabbi Peter Steom
Ms. Leah Sternberg
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Steuer
Rabbi Jeffrey B. Stiffman, Ph.D., C ‘65
Rabbi A. Brian Stoller, C ‘08
Stanley S. Stone
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Stratford
Rabbi Mark D. Strauss-Cohn, C ‘98
Mr. and Mrs. William B. Strubbe
Mr. Barry and Dr. Lainie
Lenore Sussman
Judge Leslie Swain and Mr. Bert Deixler
Rabbi Barbara A. Symons, N ‘94
Mr. and Mrs. David Szabo
Dr. and Mrs. Alan M. Tarshis
Rabbi Jared Simon TelRav, N ‘07
Temple Bat Yam of Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Temple Beth Am, Framingham, MA
Temple Beth-El, Jersey City, NJ
Temple Beth-El, Hillsborough, NJ
Temple B’nai Shalom, East Brunswick, NJ
Temple Chaverim of Long Island, Plainview, NY
Temple Dor-Dorim, Weston, FL
Temple Emanu-El Beth Sholom, Montreal
Temple Emanuel, Kensington, MD
Temple Emanuel, Cherry Hill, NJ
Temple Emanuel, Winston-Salem, NC
Temple Emanu-El, Marblehead, MA
Temple Emanu-El, San Diego, CA
Temple Isaiah, Los Angeles, CA
Temple Israel of New Rochelle, NY
Temple Israel of North Westchester, Croton-on-Hudson, NY
Temple Israel, West Palm Beach, FL
Temple Judea, Manhasset, NY
Temple Judea of Palm Beach County, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El, Plantation, FL
Temple Rodef Shalom, Falls Church, VA
Temple Shalom, Louisville, KY Temple Shearith Israel, Ridgefield, CT
Temple Tikvah, New Hyde Park, NY
Thoma and Sytton Eyecare Professionals, LLC
Rabbi David B. Thomas, N ‘98
Mr. W. E. Blair Tillett and Ms. Judy Lawrence
Mr. David Tillman
Rabbi Michael Torop, C ‘90
U.S. Bank
The Valley Temple, Cincinnati, OH
Mr. Stanley Vickers
Ms. Caroline Idinopulos Vigran
Dale and Peter Wang
Ms. Ellyne Warsaw
Mr. and Mrs. Irwin L. Warsaw
Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Warsaw
Mr. and Mrs. David Webb
Rabbi Gerald I. Weider, C ‘73
Rabbi Michael A. Weinberg, C ‘80
Drs. Nolan and Susan Weinberg
Rabbi Martin S. Weiner, C ‘64
Mrs. Ophra Weisberg
Rabbi Baht Yameem Weiss, N ‘06
Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence H. Werboff
Rabbi Josh L. Whinston, L ‘09/07
Mrs. Royale Wiggin
Dolores Wilkenfeld
Ms. Mauri J. Willis
Mr. and Mrs. David A. Wolf
Rabbi Leo R. Wolkow, N ‘62
Woodlands Community Temple, White Plains, NY
Reverend Charles Woodworth
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Wurtzel
Rabbi Mara E. Young, N ‘11
Rabbi Henry A. Zoob, C ‘67

◊ Gifts and new pledges to the College-Institute for the period of July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015

* of blessed memory

Key: Campuses where alumni studied C = Cincinnati J = Jerusalem L = Los Angeles N = New York



This fund, whose annual income will be directed to the financial aid budget, will help to meet the scholarship needs of our students for generations to come.

Joan and Howard Gellis

Grossman Family – Jo Anne G. Pearlman, Nancy Grossman, James Grossman
In memory of Marilyn and Mike Grossman

Michael Spritzer, Blaire Goldstein, Jeffrey Spritzer;
In memory of Marjorie Spritzer


The Joan and Phillip Pines School of Graduate Studies (PSGS), named with a transformational gift from Joan Pines and her family through the Phillip and Joan Pines Charitable Foundation, was dedicated at the Cincinnati campus on October 26, 2015. Founded in 1947 by Rabbi Nelson Glueck, Ph.D., as an institution of higher learning for students of all faiths, it has conferred more than 500 M.A., D.H.L., and Ph.D. degrees over the past six decades. The Pines’ endowment gift will strengthen the creation and wide dissemination of knowledge about Jews and Judaism both within and beyond the bounds of the American Jewish community. It will also further the academic study of Judaism in the context of religious studies among students of all faiths in a pluralistic learning environment that models and shapes interpersonal and interfaith relationships. Joan Pines, HUC-JIR Governor and Chair of the Central Region Board of Overseers, stated, “I truly believe that the future of liberal Judaism, in this country and beyond, lies in the hands of HUC-JIR and, by extension, in our hands. This is one of the most important reasons for all of us to support this amazing institution, which will continue to be here, with our help, for many future generations.”


Thanks to a transformational gift from Marcie and Howard Zelikow, the Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management held its naming and dedication on February 8, 2015 at HUC-JIR’s Jack H. Skirball Campus in Los Angeles. The first Jewish communal service graduate program to be established in America forty-eight years ago, the Zelikow School continues to be the premier graduate school preparing nonprofifit professionals today for leadership careers in the Jewish community. With this gift, it is now poised to broaden its impact, both geographically and across the range of Jewish professional fifields. Marcie Zelikow, HUC-JIR Governor, stated, “We are in the business of Jewish leadership that will create vision for the future while maintaining the Jewish values and tradition that we cherish, proactive leadership that will keep us in the forefront of innovative approaches and solutions and ignite our communities’ evolution. That’s why this school is so important to the future of HUC-JIR and the future of all of Jewish institutions. It can become a national and international center of excellence for Jewish leadership capable of dealing with whatever the world presents.”



Abraham’s radical monotheistic beliefs led him to smash the idols in his father’s shop, thereby changing the course of human history. Inspired by Abraham’s bold action, twenty students from East Coast universities, including Harvard, Brandeis, Penn, and UVA, are HUC-JIR’s inaugural Smashing Idols Fellows. This new program is conceived and directed by fifth-year rabbinical students Elle Muhlbaum and Benjamin Ross. A three-day retreat at HUC-JIR/New York on March 24-27, 2016 kicks off the yearlong Fellowship.

“This is a unique opportunity for dynamic, young Jewish leaders to network, workshop their ideas, learn best practices, and go back to their colleges inspired and empowered to energize progressive Jewish life on campus,” says Muhlbaum. Ross adds, “The Fellows will emerge with strengthened leadership skills and collaborative strategies to pilot a new initiative on their campus in 2016-2017, with resources from the Fellowship and support from their Smashing Idols peers.”


Fourth-year rabbinical student Lindsey Danziger is one of 34 HUC-JIR rabbinical students who have made the Jewish community of Cincinnati their classroom by serving two dozen institutions as Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati Fellows. She shares her vision for leadership, developed through her service learning at the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati and at Rockdale Temple, where she is mentored by Rabbi Sigma Faye Coran ’93.

“Rabbi Isaac Luria, a 16th-century mystic, gave us the concept of tzimtzum – contraction. Leaders with true vision know that it is about inspiring their communities and then stepping back, creating a holy window — room for others to lead.

When Moses found himself a fugitive from Pharoh’s kingdom, he was given the opportunity to try his hand at shepherding, only to discover that he was a natural. A shepherd does not lead from the front of the pack, but rather, from within or even from behind.

Tractate Menachot of the Babylonian Talmud gives us a later tale of Moses, who sits patiently by God’s side while God writes out every letter of the Torah by hand. Moses notices that some letters are decorated with elaborate crowns and acknowledges that he will never understand what these crowns signify. Suddenly, he time travels to the first century of the Common Era and finds himself in a rabbinic house of study where the great sage Rabbi Akiva explains the meaning of the crowns, saying, “this is a tradition given to Moses at Sinai.” Moses’ legacy is just as it should be — not exactly how he left it, not in his own words, or even how he could ever have imagined it turning out. Rather, others collaborated and took the opportunity to create all of Jewish thought and civilization from the foundation Moses gave them.

The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati Fellowship provides a leadership model in Moses’ style. We are blessed to work with leaders who give us the support of Torah’s letters but leave us the freedom to interpret the crowns for ourselves. May we continue providing those we lead with a holy window, the space to find their own voices, while inspiring and supporting them in the quest to fill it with something amazing.”



SAVE THE DATE: November 13-14, 2016 at HUC-JIR/New York

An exciting gathering of scholars of diverse religions, political philosophy, law, the visual arts, music, technology, and more, will convene for this first symposium of its kind. Dr. Alyssa Gray, Emily S. and Rabbi Bernard H. Mehlman Chair in Rabbinics and Professor of Codes and Responsa Literature, is faculty co-chair with Rabbi David Aaron, Ph.D., Professor of Hebrew Bible and History of Interpretation and Director of Scholarly Publications. She explains, “HUC-JIR will lead the way in advancing Jewish thinking about creating and sustaining a revitalized and vibrant progressive Jewish culture. Our goal is to bring artists and scholars before our audience of Jewish clergy, educators, scholars, communal leaders, and students to help us explore two dimensions of crafting Jewish life in a complex religious landscape. The first is the increasing strength, demographics, and passion of fundamentalist religion around the world today, and the challenge for progressive Judaism of how to nurture and channel our own very real and different religious passion so that we may form durable communities that will create and sustain new forms of religious engagement. This will lead directly into the second aspect of the theme: exploring with our visiting artists and scholars of the arts, technology, and traditional halakhah (Jewish law) how we might employ these modalities in creating an increasingly vibrant progressive Jewish culture.”


Our faculty, students, alumni, Governors, and Overseers were among the 5,000 leaders of our Reform Movement participating in this milestone gathering in Orlando, FL. Our faculty taught over 40 extraordinary, inspiring sessions that focused on the theme of “Transforming Texts” and attracted over 1,500 learners. Our exhibit area was a popular destination with its displays featuring our recruitment initiatives, our groundbreaking College Commons livestreaming programs for synagogues, and our Jerusalem campus as a destination for Reform congregational visitors.


Launched three years ago by Suzanne and John Golden, Governor and former Co-Chair of the Board of Governors Israel Committee, this innovative program places HUC-JIR’s Israeli rabbinical students and recently ordained Israeli rabbis in North American Reform congregations for a mentored residency. The tenth Golden Hanassi Fellow to date, David Benjamin, is serving at Temple Isaiah in Los Angeles, CA, hosted by Rabbi Zoë Klein ’98.

A former career officer in the IDF legal division and active reservist who immigrated to Israel from South Africa 27 years ago, Benjamin says, “Israelis can learn much from the level of organization and professionalism that characterize American Jewish institutions. Reform Judaism in North America is on the ideological and cultural cutting edge in thought, liturgy, music, and ritual.”

“Benjamin was exposed to a community abuzz with activity, with hundreds of people of all ages choosing to participate in Jewish programs and gatherings,” describes Rabbi Klein. “He saw what unapologetic, proud, happy, vibrant, bold Reform Judaism looks like. I think his rabbinate was strengthened by being encouraged to dream big. We as a community became invested in Benjamin and his work and want to be there to support and encourage him. The Golden Hanassi Program creates a vibrant team of lifelong supporters for these Israeli rabbinical students as they pioneer the future of Reform Judaism in Israel.”



This new initiative, launched in the Spring of 2015, offers HUC-JIR alumni a broad range of opportunities for continuing education through live webinars, in-person events, and access to archived recordings of programs. The sessions are taught by faculty, and ancillary materials are available for alumni to use in teaching, a sermon, or a meeting. Several hundred alumni from throughout North America and around the globe have participated in 24 sessions over two semesters.


Every Passover, in partnership with the World Union for Progressive Judaism, our rabbinical, cantorial, and education students participate in a service trip to Belarus, Russia, and Crimea. In pairs or small groups with a translator, they lead Passover seders and educational programs while learning the history and experiencing the renaissance of Jewish life in the Former Soviet Union.

Second-year rabbinical student Tobias Divack Moss recalls, “We stopped at the 10 km mark outside of Crimea’s capital city at the memorial site of mass shootings conducted by the Nazis against the Jews. The community leader Kira Grublyte told us the story of the new monument and the young trees that lined the walkway – everything has been constructed, planted, maintained, and protected by the individual members of the Jewish community.”


Over 1,500 precious works of Jewish ceremonial art and fine art from the B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum have been acquired by HUC-JIR through a partnership with B’nai B’rith International and with the support of the Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati. As these works are carefully catalogued, they will be presented to the public in small changing exhibitions. Ultimately, they will be displayed in galleries designated as the B’nai B’rith Collection. “The acquisition of this historic collection creates unprecedented opportunities for community engagement on local, regional, national, and international platforms. Integrating this collection and making it accessible through digital technology will be a priority, as the Skirball positions itself as a center of Jewish art and culture,” noted Skirball Museum Director Abby Schwartz.


The newly dedicated, light-filled Barbara and Norman Gross Atrium provides an elegant welcome and enhanced security for HUC-JIR/New York’s community of students, faculty, and visitors. Associated with HUC-JIR for over forty years, Governor Emeritus and attorney Norman Gross has served on the Board of Governors, working closely with five of its presidents. He was a key participant in the real estate acquisition, planning, and construction of the New York campus, dedicated in 1979, and provided significant guidance with the creation of the Brookdale Center and Croll Center for Jewish Learning and Culture at the campus. Barbara Gross is a long-standing member of the HUC-JIR Museum’s Advisory Committee. Barbara and Norman Gross said, “We are extremely happy to share this occasion today with our children and grandchildren to demonstrate how precious HUC-JIR is to us and how important this institution is in ensuring that future generations will be blessed with the opportunity to live fulfilling Jewish lives.”

Jewish Wisdom & Wellness

A Festival of Learning

April 26 – May 3, 2015

HUC-JIR’s Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health in Los Angeles partnered with Cedars-Sinai for the second biennial Festival of Learning. “Over 3,000 participants gathered for 100 free events – lectures, workshops, and experiential classes – led by health professionals, clergy, and teachers from across the Jewish community to examine our traditions and their impact on well-being,” said Joel Kushner, Psy.D., Kalsman Institute Director. Programs helped participants develop spiritual practices, physical activities, and practical tools to support health within a foundation of Jewish values, demonstrating that “Judaism is a powerful resource that provides both hope and wellness to people in all stages of their lives,” said Jonathan Schreiber, Cedars-Sinai’s Director of Community Engagement.


Andrew R. Berger, Chair of the HUC-JIR Board of Governors, was honored at the 31st Annual Cincinnati Associates Tribute Dinner, “Celebrating Harmony and Rhythm,” held on October 26, 2014. Jennifer and John Stein, HUC-JIR Governor, Dinner Co-Chairs; Linda and Andrew Berger; Joan Pines, HUC-JIR Governor and Chair of the Central Region Board of Overseers; Rabbi Jonathan Cohen, Ph.D., Dean; and Lisa Messinger and Rabbi Aaron Panken.

Alan and Joy Greenberg, HUC-JIR Govenor chaired a festive evening of appreciation and celebration in New York on May 5, 2015 honoring the major benefactors to the “Campaign: Assuring Your Jewish Future” – Edward R. Ackerman Family; Leona Aronoff-Sadacca, Western Region Overseer; Michele and Martin Cohen, HUC-JIR Governor; Friedman Family Foundation; Dorian, Katja, and Lloyd Goldman for the Joyce and Irving Goldman Family Foundation; Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati; Jack,* Joseph,* and Morton Mandel; HUC-JIR Governor Joan and Phillip* Pines; Eastern Region Overseer Elizabeth and Arthur Roswell; The Skirball Foundation; HUC-JIR Governor Bonnie and Daniel Tisch; UJA- Federation of New York; and HUC-JIR Governor Marcie and Howard Zelikow.

“A Celebration of Jewish Leadership” gala in Los Angeles on May 19, 2015 honored distiguished benefactors of HUC-JIR. Dr. Joshua Holo, Dean; Western Region Overseer Leona Aronoff-Sadacca; Dvora Joseph Davey, representing the Jim Joseph Foundation; Western Region Overseer Marcia Burnam; HUC-JIR Governor Emeritus and Western Region Overseer Kenneth and Wendy Ruby


Anew Digital Seminar, designed to spark discussions and learning in the synagogue classroom, explores Biblical, Rabbinical, Medieval, and Modern approaches to this question. This four-part video series features half-hour conversations with HUC-JIR scholars Rabbi Rachel Adler, Ph.D.; Rabbi Tamara Cohn Eskenazi, Ph.D.; Rabbi Reuven Firestone, Ph.D.; Rabbi Joshua Garroway, Ph.D.; Dr. Kristin Garroway; Dr. Sharon Gillerman; Dr. Joshua Holo; Rabbi Richard Levy; and Rabbi Dvora Weisberg, Ph.D. Follow-up videos about Reform Judaism and annotated transcripts of the video material are also provided, offering enrolled synagogues with opportunities for deeper conversation and educational programming for adults and adolescents, or for professional development. “By providing digital content to synagogue learners, the College Commons connects the dots between HUC-JIR’s thought leadership of Reform Judaism and the congregations worldwide who live it,” explains Joshua Holo, Ph.D., Dean of the Jack H. Skirball Campus, HUC-JIR/Los Angeles.


Eastern Region Overseer Morris Kramer says, “I feel strongly that it is very important to provide adequate financial support to our students through the scholarship program so that they can devote a maximum effort to their studies and professional development, without the financial burden of tuition expenses. I have been particularly happy to provide four years of scholarship support to Emma Goldin Lutz, knowing how much time and effort she has put into her training to be an ordained cantor. Her outstanding senior recital was cogent evidence of the positive results of a student’s total immersion in her work and training.”

“I will forever be grateful for the Morris Kramer Scholarship for the past four years at HUC-JIR,” states fifth-year cantorial student Emma Goldin Lutz. “Mr. Kramer is one of my biggest cheerleaders and has attended every practicum and recital during these years. His generosity has allowed me to focus deeply on my studies, which will enable me to bring so much more to my career as a congregational cantor.”


“We endowed a rabbinical scholarship because it is our belief that if we are to continue to have a vibrant Reform Jewish presence in the future for our children and grandchildren, it is critical to educate the next generation of leaders. No institution is more vital to that future than HUC-JIR,” explains HUC-JIR Governor Steven R. Pruzan and Dr. Janet Abrams.


Is the single largest cumulative organizational donor to HUC-JIR since 1913. WRJ provides annual scholarship aid to North American rabbinical, cantorial, and education students studying in Cincinnati, Los Angeles, and New York, scholarships for Israel Rabbinical Program students in Jerusalem, cantorial prizes to Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music students, subsidies for students to participate in HUC-JIR’s Pesach Project in the Former Soviet Union, and prizes to exceptional faculty members. “WRJ has been committed to nurturing congregations and ensuring a robust future for Reform Judaism for more than a century, and our proud support of HUC-JIR through our YES Fund remains the central, foundational element of this commitment,” says Blair C. Marks, WRJ President.


The 1875 Society recognizes and honors friends of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion who inform us that they have included the College-Institute or have left a gift in their will, estate plan, or other deferred gift arrangement. Named to commemorate the year HUC-JIR was founded, the 1875 Society acknowledges these generous individuals who have chosen to leave a legacy to ensure a thriving future for Reform Judaism and the Jewish people.

Professor Abraham Aaroni*
Dr. Ira and Linda* Abrahamson
Ayala Z. Abramov*
Honorable Arlin M. Adams
Rosalie K. Adolf*
Mr. and Mrs. James R. Alexander
Rabbi Morton M. Applebaum*
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Atkin
Gloria L. Austin
Evelyn Averick*
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Axelrod
Rabbi Henry Bamberger
Winifred L. Barrows*
Dr. Eliot J. Baskin, D.Min.
Rabbi Morton A. Bauman* and Elsbeth June Bauman*
Rabbi Dr. Herbert M. Baumgard
Mr.* and Mrs. Max Baverman
Estate of Rabbi Leonard I. Beerman
Andrew and Linda Berger
Selma* and Allen H.* Berkman
Rabbi Donald R. Berlin
Herbert C.* and Eileen* Bernard
Rabbi Haskell M. Bernat, D. Min
Howard M. Bernstein and Bunny M. Wasser
Rabbi Stephanie L. Bernstein and Mr. Henry S. Winokur
Evelyn Stieber Bernstein*
Rabbi Morrison David Bial*
Leon Bible*
Rabbi Irwin M. Blank*, Ed.D.
Mrs. Jean F. Bloch
Rabbi Irving Block*
Estate of Frances Blumenthal
Rabbi Ralph H.* & Leonore May Elizabeth Blumenthal*
James Boasberg*
Mrs. Charles Brand
Mr. and Mrs. Steve A. Brand
Abraham S.* and Marilynn K. Braude
Rabbi Reeve Robert Brenner
Estate of Rabbi Balfour Brickner
Sally F. Broido*
Henri L. Bromberg, Jr.*
Charles Brunner
Lena Cantor*
Cyrilla G. Carmel*
Cecil W. Herrman* Estate
Jocelyn F. Chait
Rabbi Jerome Cohen*
Cyril M.* and Rosalee Cohen
Rabbi Dr. Hillel Cohn
Leonard and Roberta Cohn
Marcus Cohn*
Mr. and Mrs. Willard L. Cohodas, II
Cohodas Family
Mrs. Harriet Coleman*
Rabbi Julian and Susan Cook
Bette and Alan Cotzin
Mr. and Mrs. Barton Z. Cowan
Marilyn Rivkin Crossley
Rabbi William Cutter, Ph.D.
Barton P. Cohen*
Mirrell Davis* Estate
Rebecca Davis* Trust
Rabbi Norman H. Diamond*
Mr. Hyman Dosick* and Mrs. Roberta Dosick*
Rabbi Ellen Weinberg Dreyfus
Rose W. Drucker*
Estate of Lillian Lee Dursht
Edna Rosenfield Bekenstein* Trust
Gustav A.* and Mamie W.* Efryomson
Rabbi H. Bruce Ehrmann
Rabbi Denise J. Eger
Rabbi Stephen and Robin Einstein
William B. Eiseman, Jr.*
Rabbi Michael B. Eisenstat
Rabbis Jacqueline Koch Ellenson and David Ellenson
Alan S. Engel
Rosalyn and Irwin Engelman
Mrs. Lois H. England and Mr. Richard England*
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ernsteen
Elizabeth H. Farquhar
Mrs. Ruth Claire Feibel*
Dr. and Mrs. M. R. Feinberg
Rabbi Morley T. Feinstein
Natalie Feld*
Iris S. Fetterman Klein
Rabbi William H. Fineshriber* and Ruth Fineshriber
Louisa E. Fish*
Cantor Dr. Edward R. Fogel*
Louis Fox*
Dr. Eric L. Friedland
William A.* and Sue Friedlander
Bonnie Denmark Friedman and Gary Friedman
Howard I. Friedman
Albert H. Friedman*
Martin* and Sadie* Gang
Rabbi Laura J. Geller and Richard Siegel
Mrs. Marion Gendell and Mr. Gerald S. Gendell*
Rabbi Marianne L. Gevirtz*
Bette H. Gillman-Rosenbaum*
Estate of Anita Gilner
Sara C. Ginsburg*
James Glassman*
Rabbi Donald and Judith Gluckman
Dr. Helen I. Glueck*
Rabbi Connie A. Golden
Linda and Foster Goldman, Jr.
Dr. Hyman and Deena Goldman
Mrs. Therese* and Mr. Robert Goldman*
Rabbi Bernard B. Goldsmith*
Stuart Goldstein
Dr. Roberta Louis Goodman, RJE
Rabbi Abram V. Goodman*
George M. Goodwin, Ph.D.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth A. Gordon
Estate of Jack Gottlieb
Rabbi* and Mrs.* Alfred Gottschalk
Felice M. Grad* Trust
Rabbi Daniel and Tamara Gropper
Rabbi Micah and Sheril Greenstein
Norman and Barbara Gross
Rabbi Joshua and Maxine Rudin Haberman
Rabbi David S. Hachen*
Ruth L. Hare*
Daniel A. Harris, Ph.D.
George L.* and Anne P. Heldman
James G. Heldman and Wendy Saunders
Estate of Mark J. Heller
Rabbi Loraine C. Heller
Mrs. Patricia A. Heller and Mr. Joseph B. Heller*
Rabbi Erwin* and AgnesHerman
Gus W. Herrman*
Mr. and Mrs. Henry H. Hersch
Renda Hertz and Rabbi Richard C. Hertz*
Frances A. Hess*
Sigmund Hiller*
Ms. Suzanne R. Hirsch
Estate of Ruth Hirschberg
Daniel J. Hoffheimer
Dianne L. and Rabbi Sydney L. Hoffman
Rabbi Benjamin Hoffseyer*
Louis J.* and Mary E. Horowitz*
David H. Hunter*
Alan V. Iselin
Rabbi Dr. Steven Jacobs and Dr. Louanne Jacobs
Rabbi* and Mrs. David Jacobson
George Jaffin*
Rebecca Kadin*
William Kahn
Rabbi Ken and Toni Kanter
Rabbi and Mrs. Samuel E. Karff
Rabbi Henry and Cantor Gail Posner Karp
Estate of Wallace Katz
Rabbi Jan D. Katzew and Cantor Alane S. Katzew
Basil L. Kaufman
Dr. Clementine L. Kaufman
Harold* and Golda* Kaufman Charitable Trust
Audrey Skirball Kenis* and Charles R. Kenis*
Dr. Richard and Mona Kerstine
Kurt Keizer*
Marshall Kiev
Sadie Klau*
Abraham J. Klausner*
Rabbi Bertram Klausner* & Helen-Rose Klausner*
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry E. Klein
Walter J. Klein
Vivian S. & Harold J. Klein Trust
Rabbi Gerald J. Klein*
Rabbi Minard Klein*
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen L. Kopald, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Julius Koppelman
Pamela and John Kohn
Robin Kosberg
Martin L. Kozberg
Rabbi Robert and Helen Kravitz
Rabbi Charles A. and Dr. Terry Kroloff
Ada Kruger*
Rabbi Harold L. and Phyllis Kudan
Jill Kuhlman
Barbara Kuhn*
Jack W. Kuhn*
Dr. George and Mrs. Ruby Kuntz
Jack Langsam*
Charles Y. Lazarus*
Gladys Lazarus*
Mr. and Mrs. H. Jerome Lerner
Rabbi Leigh D. Lerner
Anne E.* and Ret. Lt. Col. Willard L.* Levin
Moses* and Mary* Levinstein Trust
Rabbi Kalman L. Levitan*
Sandra and Jack Levitt
David M. Levitt*
Edward Levy*
Estate of Paul D. Lieberman
Laurie F. Lieberman
Maurice J. Lieberthal Trust
Estate of Shirley Liebowitz
Rebecca Lister* Revocable Trust
David & Jeanette Lipson Trust
Estate of Ervin B. London
Marion B. Lovejoy*
Ralph and Fran Lowenstein
Dr. Sharon Lowenstein
Helene and Millard Mack
Rabbi Mark Joel Mahler
Rabbi Jerome R. Malino*
Rabbi Jacob Rader Marcus*
Janet R. Marks*
Rabbi Steven S. and Patrice G. Mason
Stuart M. Matlins
Mrs. Rhoda Mayerson
Tracy McMullen
Rabbi Ralph D. Mecklenburger
Emily S.* and Rabbi Bernard H. Mehlman
Faye and Alvin “Bunny” Meisel
Mr. Melvin* and Elaine Merians
Sidney Meyers*
Estate of Orla H. Mielziner*
Claire Glass Miller and Seymour Miller*
Helen* and Isadore E.* Millstone
Anthony Montag
Stephen D. Moses
Meyer W. Nathans*
Leon Neuman*
Mr. Donald H. Newman* and Mrs. Rita E. Newman*
Piri E.* and Jaye S.* Niefeld
Joan Nordman Revocable Trust
Hedy* and Gerald* Oliven
Ira M. Olsan Trust
John S. and Ilene C. Pachter
Allan Panitch
Rabbi Aaron Panken and Lisa Messinger
Rabbi Martin M. Perley*
Rabbi Amy R. and Gary L. Perlin
Estate of Gladys Pfau
Rabbi Ely E. Pilchik*
Elizabeth S. Plaut*
Rabbi W. Gunther Plaut*
Rabbi Albert Plotkin*
Rabbi Allen H. Podet
James Pollak
Rabbi Sally J. Priesand
Emanuel Prince*
Reinhard Prinz
Dale H. Rabiner
Loretta and Gary* H. Rabiner
Bernard* and Audre Rapoport
Rabbi Fred N. Reiner and Sherry Levy-Reiner*
Rabbi Herbert* and Esther Rose
Mr.* and Mrs.* Stanley B. Rose
Estate of Rita Rosen
Mrs. Stanley W. Rosenbaum*
Estate of Harry Rosenberg
Estate of Irmgard Rosenberger*
Estate of Leah Rosenbluth
Dr. Franz Rosenthal*
Robert S. Rosow*
Estate of Lenore C. Ross
Estate of Anne Lisa Rotenberg
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel M. Rothblatt
Charles Rothschild, Jr. *
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth A. Ruby
Rabbi Selig Salkowitz
Rabbi Murray Saltzman*
Rabbi Norbert M. Samuelson
Rabbi and Mrs. Herman E. Schaalman
The Dorothy Schagrin Trust
Rabbi Elihu* and Dorothy* Schagrin
Richard and Marcia Scheiner
Joan and Richard* Scheuer
Rabbi Milton I. Schlager*
Rabbi Leonard A. Schoolman
Melvin L.* and Zelma J. Schulman
William M.* and Frances* Schuster
Estate of Dr. Benjamin Schuster
Frederick and Peri Schuyler
Estate of Sally Floyd Schwartz
Rabbi Arthur L. Schwartz
Theodore L. and Debra L.* Schwartz
Rabbi Frederick C.* and Mrs. Roberta Schwartz
Rabbi Sylvan* and Sylvia* Schwartzman
Murray Seasongood*
Rabbi Max Selinger
Rabbi Robert M. Seltzer
Rabbi Barton A. and Jane Shallat
Lawrence* and Betsy Shapiro
Rabbi Mark and Hanna Shapiro
Rabbi Alan R. Sherman
Lenore T. Sherwin*
Rabbi John M. Sherwood*
Rocco and Marion* Siciliano
Estate of Rabbi Lawrence Siegel
Dorothy Silverman
Susan M. and Samuel A. Simon
Kurt Simon*
Mr. and Mrs. Paul G. Sittenfeld
Grace Skirball*
Mr.* and Mrs. John Slade
Elise S. Small
Amelia W. Solinger*
Edgar Sonder*
Estate of Herman Spar
Rabbi Wendy Spears & Eitan Ginsburg
Michael Spritzer
Marjorie Spritzer*
Dr. S. Sigmund Stahl
Rabbi Mark N. Staitman
Ms. Joan L. Stark*
Estate of Jon Stedman
Moise S. Steeg, Jr.
Rabbi Sherman Stein
Rabbi Dr. Paul M.* and Trudy Steinberg
Rabbi Richard Steinberg
Rabbi Richard F. Steinbrink
Stuart H. Steinbrink*
Peggy Steine
Raymon S. Sterman
Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Stern
Estate of Rabbi Jack Stern Jr.
Rabbis David Stern and Nancy Kasten
Dr. Thomas N.* and Harriet W. Stern
Rabbi Malcolm H.* and Louise B.* Stern
Rabbi Richard S. Sternberger*
Norma and Don Stone
Mr.* and Mrs.* J. Jacques Stone
Rabbi Michael S. Stroh
Rabbi Frank N. Sundheim*
Honorable Theodore* and Selma P. Tannenwald
Shirley* and Paul* Tartak
Rabbi Samuel* and Bess Teitelbaum*
Jerome and Suzanne Teller
Charles H. Tobias*, Jr.
Rabbi Leonard B. Troupp*, D.D.
Harlow G. Unger
Dr. Carl Voss
Jane West Walsh, Ed.D.
Linda and Rabbi Roy A. Walter
Henrietta S. Weil*
Marcia* and Richard A. Weiland
Dr. Werner Weinberg*
Estate of Harvey Weiner
Mr.* and Mrs.* Sol S. Weiner
Rabbi David and Susan Weis
Dr. Raymond L. Weisberg
Hilda L. Weltman*
Harris* and Alice Weston
Rabbi David H. Wice*
David Wild*
Mauri J. Willis
Ida S.* and Howard M.* Wilkoff
Otti Y.*, Fred W.*, and Dr. Steven F. Windmueller
Edell Nelson Wingers*
Rabbi Leonard Winograd*
Rabbi Alton M. Winters and Mrs. Jacqueline Winters
Rabbi Alfred* and Miriam* Wolf
Rabbi Arnold J. Wolf*
Corale B. Workum Trust
Rabbi David E. Wucher
Mr. and Mrs. Justin Wyner
Rabbi Stanley Yedwab
Mr. and Ms. Bernard Young
Alice R. Zacharius*
Rabbi Michael R. Zedek
Alan and Carole Zeichick
Marcie and Howard Zelikow
Moyshe Zilber Trust
Lester* and Paulette* Ziffren
Mr. and Mrs. George J. Zuckman*


“We have included a significant donation to HUC-JIR through our estate planning. We believe that by ensuring the vitality of HUC- JIR, we will be providing for the needs of our children, our grandchildren, and clearly beyond to our larger community,” say Wendy and Kenneth Ruby, Western Region Overseer, Governor Emeritus, and Past President of Stephen S. Wise Temple in Los Angeles.


The L’Dor VaDor Scholarship Fund, an endowment, honors HUC-JIR alumni in perpetuity for their years of dedicated service to the Jewish People. Initiated by our rabbinical alumni, their congregations, families, and friends, this fund has grown to celebrate the distinguished achievements of our cantorial, education, and Jewish nonprofit management alumni.

Rabbi David H. Ellenson, N ’77
Rabbi Robert N. Levine, N ’77
Cantor Mikhail Manevich, N ’82
Rabbi Steven S. Mason, N ’78
and Patrice G. Mason, N ’77
Rabbi Amy R. Perlin, N ’82
Rabbi Mark N. Staitman, C ’75
Rabbi Sheldon Zimmerman, N ’70

Cantor Dr. Robert P. Abelson, DFSSM ’57
Cantor Dana S. Anesi, DFSSM ’80
Rabbi Bradley N. Bleefeld, C ’75
Rabbi Denise L. Eger, N ’88
Cantor Roy Einhorn, DFSSM ’83
Rabbi Jacqueline Koch Ellenson, N ’83
Rabbi Morley T. Feinstein, C ’81
Rabbi John S. Friedman, C ’76
Rabbi Ronne Friedman, C ’75
Rabbi Alan D. Fuchs, C ’63 and Carol B. Fuchs
Rabbi David J. Gelfand, C ’76
Rabbi Paul J. Golomb, N ’75
Rabbi Samuel N. Gordon, C ’80
Rabbi Eric Gurvis, N ’83
Rabbi Eli Herscher, C ’75
Rabbi Howard Jaffe, N ’83
Rabbi Charles A. Kroloff, C ’60
Rabbi Jack A. Luxemburg, C ’76
Cantor Sheldon F. Merel, DFSSM ’52
Rabbi Bennett F. Miller, C ’74
Rabbi Mark S. Miller, C ’74
Cantor Martha Novick, DFSSM ’83
Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky, C ’81
Rabbi Aaron Mark Petuchowski, N ’83
Rabbi Scott L. Shpeen, C ’84
Rabbi Jonathan A. Stein, C ’75
Rabbi Deborah E. Zecher, N ’82
Rabbi Irwin A. Zeplowitz, C ’84

Rabbi Martin P. Beifield, Jr., C ’75
Rabbi Donald R. Berlin, C ’65
Rabbi Barry H. Block, N ’91
Rabbi Bruce S. Block, C ’69
Rabbi Neal I. Borovitz, C ’75
Rabbi Gerald S. Brieger, N ’72
Rabbi Steven A. Chester, C ’71
Rabbi Julian I. Cook, C ’72
Rabbi Jerome P. David, C ’74
Cantor Ellen Dreskin, N ’86
Rabbi Michael B. Eisenstat, C ’67
Rabbi Allen I. Freehling, C ’67
Rabbi Laura J. Geller, N ’76
Rabbi Arnold Gluck, N ’83
Rabbi Mark N. Goldman, C ’67
Dr. Roberta Louis Goodman, RJE, MAJE ’81
Rabbi Donald M. Goor, N ’87 and
Cantor Evan S. Kent, DFSSM ’88**
Rabbi Peter H. Grumbacher, C ’72
Rabbi Leslie Yale Gutterman, C ’70
Rabbi Sheldon J. Harr, C ’73
Rabbi David M. Horowitz, C ’69
Rabbi Alan J. Katz, N ’76
Rabbi Ralph D. Mecklenburger, C ’72
Rabbi James L. Mirel, C ’74
Rabbi Michael A. Oppenheimer, C ’67
Rabbi Norman R. Patz, N ’65
Rabbi James Prosnit, N ’81
Rabbi Kenneth D. Roseman, C ’66
Rabbi Charles P. Sherman, C ’69
Rabbi Merle E. Singer, C ’66
Cantor Debra Stein, N ’86
Rabbi David E. Straus, C ’83
Rabbi Barry Tabachnikoff*, C ’68
Rabbi Susan A. Talve, C ’81
Rabbi Cary D. Yales*, C ’67

Rabbi Arnold Mark Belzer, N ’72
Rabbi Lester B. Bronstein and Cantor Benjie Schiller, N ’87
Rabbi Daniel M. Cohen, N ’93
Rabbi Lawrence A. Englander, C ’75
Rabbi Peter S. Knobel, C ’69
Rabbi Shira Milgrom, N ’86
Rabbi Joe Rooks Rapport, C ’84
Rabbi Gaylia R. Rooks, C ’84
Rabbi Harry L. Rosenfeld, C ’81
Cantor Judith Kahan Rowland, DFSSM ’81**
Rabbi Howard Shapiro, C ’68
Rabbi Mark L. Shook, C ’72
Cantor Jodi Sufrin, DFSSM ’83
Rabbi Gerry H. Walter, C ’74
Joy B. Wasserman, MAJE ’81
Thomas K. Weiner, N ’84
Peretz Wolf-Prusan, C ’90

Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music Class of ’89
Rabbi Joshua M. Aaronson, N ’90
Cantor Vicki L. Axe, DFSSM ’83
Rabbi Aryeh Azriel, C ’83
Rabbi Jeffrey L. Ballon, N ’70
Rabbi Robert B. Barr, C ’81
Rabbi Murray J. Berger, Ph.D., C ’63
Rabbi Abner L. Bergman*, N ’61
Cantor Sheri E. Blum, DFSSM ’82
Rabbi Edward Paul Cohn, C ’74
Edward L. Cushman, MAJCS/MSW ’79
Rabbi Richard A. Davis, C ’72
Marci B. Dickman, MAJE ’82
Rabbi Kenneth E. Ehrlich, C ’74
Cantor Lawrence B. Ehrlich*, DFSSM ’52
Rabbi Dena A. Feingold, C ’82
Rabbi Michael L. Feshbach, N ’89
Rabbi Thomas J. Friedmann, C ’80
Rabbi Ronald D. Gerson, C ’74
Rabbi Marianne Luijken Gevirtz*, C ’96
Rabbi Scott L. Glass, N ’76
Dale A Glasser, MAJCS/MSW ’85
Sheryl Goldman, MAJCS ’82
Cantor David M. Goldstein, N ’87
Rabbi Solomon T. Greenberg, C ’66
Mark D. Gurvis, MAJCS/MSW ’84
Cantor Regina Heit, DFSSM ’81**
Cantor Gail Hirschefang, DFSSM ’81**
Cantor Alane Katzew, DFSSM ’81**
Dr. Deborah Kerdeman, MAJE ’81
Rabbi Richard L. Klein, N ’74
Rabbi Douglas J. Kohn, C ’87
Rabbi Robert L. Kravitz, C ’74
Rabbi Lawrence S. Kushner, C ’69
Rabbi Leigh D. Lerner, C ’72
Nancy Prager Levin, MAJE ’81
Cantor Lisa L. Levine, N ’89
Rabbi Ellen Jay Lewis, C ’80
Rabbi Mark G. Loeb, N ’75
Rabbi Jeffrey A. Marx, MAJE ’81
Rabbi Ronald S. Mass, N ’83
Rabbi Carole L. Meyers*, N ’83
Deborah Balaban Mendales*, MAJCS ’82
Rabbi Jonathan A. Miller, N ’82
Cantor Barbara Ostfeld, DFSSM ’75
Rabbi Mark J. Panoff, C ’73
Rabbi James H. Perman, N ’67
Rabbi Lester Polonsky, N ’78
Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz, C ’78
Cantor Sam Radwine, DFSSM ’81**
Rabbi Ferenc Raj, Berlin ’67
Rabbi Michael M. Remson, N ’73
Rabbi Donald B. Rossoff, RJE, C ’81
Rabbi John L. Rosove, N ’79
Rabbi James L. Sagarin, C ’79
Lori B. Sagarin, RJE, MAJE ’84
Rabbi Edward L. Schecter, N ’72
Rabbi Stanley T. Schickler, RJE, C ’85, MAJE ’82
Rabbi Dannel I. Schwartz, N ’72
Rabbi Mayer W. Selekman, N ’67
Cantor Wayne S. Siet, DFSSM ’79
Rabbi Donald M. Splansky, N ’68
Rabbi George M. Stern, N ’74
Cantor Ellen Stettner, DFSSM ’81**
Cantor Ellen Sussman, DFSSM ’83
Julie A. Vanek, RJE, MAJE/MAJCS ’88
Rabbi Donald A. Weber, N ’81
Rabbi Douglas D. Weber, N ’82
Rabbi Irvin M. Wise, C ’79
Martha Wolfe White, MAJE ’81
Rabbi Ira S. Youdovin, N ’68
Rabbi Daniel G. Zemel, N ’79

* of blessed memory
** given as a joint gift

Names in bold type represent the newest funds established within the 2014-2015 academic year. These funds are cumulative, with contributions still being received for the honorees’ named funds. We are grateful to continue to receive gifts made to these funds in the name of our honorees.

Key: Campuses where alumni studied C = Cincinnati J = Jerusalem L = Los Angeles N = New York

Faculty | Administration Highlights

Rabbi Rachel Adler, Ph.D., Rabbi David Ellenson Professor of Jewish Religious Thought and Professor of Modern Jewish Thought and Feminist Studies, co-authored with Robin Podolsky “Sexuality, Autonomy, and Community in the Writings of Eugene Borowitz,” Journal of Jewish Ethics, 1 Winter 2015.

Hagit Arieli-Chai, Hebrew Language Coordinator, lectured on three modes of communications and the variety of technological tools that can be incorporated to teach and assess students’ performance at the National Association of Professors of Hebrew Conference at the University of Memphis.

Isa Aron, Ph.D., Professor of Jewish Education and co-director of the B’nai Mitzvah Revolution, published “Revolutionizing Bar/Bat Mitzvah” in the CCAR Journal: The Reform Jewish Quarterly, Fall 2015.

Rabbi Carole B. Balin, Ph.D., Professor of History, and Wendy Zierler, Ph.D., Sigmund Falk Professor of Modern Jewish Literature and Feminist Studies, published To Tread on New Ground: Selected Writings of Hava Shapiro (Wayne State University Press).

Sarah Bunin Benor, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies, published “How Synagogues Became Shuls: The Boomerang Effect in Yiddish-Influenced English, 1895- 2010” in Janne Bondi Johannessen and Joseph Salmons, eds., Germanic Heritage Languages in North America (Amsterdam: John Benjamins).

Dr. Steven M. Cohen, Research Professor of Jewish Social Policy, and Michelle Terret, published “Exploring Synagogue Vitality” for The Jewish Leadership Council, London, UK, 2015.

Cantor Richard Cohn, Director, Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music, served on the faculty of the Clergy Leadership Program of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, focusing his work primarily in the area of communal prayer.


Michael J. Cook, Ph.D., Sol and Arlene Bronstein Professor of Judeo-Christian Studies, delivered the published 13th Annual May Smith Lecture in Post-Holocaust Christian/Jewish Dialogue at Florida Atlanta University in Boca Raton, on “50 Years Since ‘Freed’ of Deicide (1965-2015): Mixed Attitudes toward Vatican II by Jews Today” (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, forthcoming).

Rabbi Jerome K. Davidson, Instructor in Rabbinical Leadership and Social Responsibility and Homiletics, was the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, for his ongoing work on behalf of social justice and human rights.

Rabbi David Ellenson, Ph.D., Chancellor Emeritus, was appointed Director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University.

Rabbi Tamara Cohn Eskenazi, Ph.D., was appointed Effie Wise Ochs Professor of Biblical Literature and History at the Skirball Campus, HUC-JIR/ Los Angeles.

Rabbi Reuven Firestone, Ph.D., was appointed the Regenstein Professor of Medieval Jewish and Islamic Studies at the Skirball Campus, HUC-JIR/Los Angeles.


Rabbi Joshua D. Garroway, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Early Christianity and the Second Commonwealth, presented “Paul: Within Judaism, Without Law” at the Lautenschlaeger Colloquium on “Law and Lawlessness in Early Judaism and Christianity” at Mansfield College, Oxford.

Sharon Gillerman, Ph.D., was appointed the Kutz Professor of Jewish History at the Skirball Campus, HUC-JIR/Los Angeles.

Lisa D. Grant, Ph.D., Professor of Jewish Education, and Michal Muszkat-Barkan, Ph.D., Parallel Associate Professor of Jewish Education, published “Like a Distant Cousin: Bi-Cultural Negotiation asKey Perspective in Understanding the Evolving Relationship of Future Reform Rabbis with Israel and the Jewish People” in Journal of Jewish Education, 81:1 (2015).

Alyssa Gray, Ph.D., Emily S. and Rabbi Bernard H. Mehlman Chair in Rabbinics, was promoted to Professor of Codes and Responsa Literature at HUC-JIR/New York.

Rabbi Jo Hirschmann, BCC, CPE Coordinator, was certified as an Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) Associate Supervisor.

Leah Hochman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Jewish Thought and Director of the Louchheim School for Judaic Studies, presented three sessions on Jewish-Christian relations at Kirchentag, the biennial meeting of German Protestant churches, in Stuttgart, Germany, including a session devoted to an interfaith conversation between HUC-JIR rabbinical and education students and Germans of diverse faiths.

Joshua Holo, Ph.D., Dean, Skirball Campus, HUC-JIR/Los Angeles, published a review of Jessica Goldberg’s “Trade and Institutions in the Medieval Mediterranean: The Geniza Merchants and Their Business World” on


Rabbi Shirley Idelson, Ph.D., Dean, HUC-JIR/ New York, participated on a panel “Tikkun Olam: Jewish and Contemplative Practices to Repair the World” at the conference of the Association for the Contemplative Mind in Higher Education at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.

Dganit Jenshil was appointed Director of Community Relations, HUC-JIR/Jerusalem.

Rabbi Samuel K. Joseph, Ph.D., Eleanor Sinsheimer Distinguished Service Professor of Jewish Education and Leadership Development, and Dr. Betsy Stone published “Kids Today: A Brief Psychosocial Overview” in CCAR Journal: The Reform Jewish Quarterly, Fall 2015.

Rabbi Jan Katzew, Ph.D., Director of Service Learning, presented at the annual conference of the Network for Research in Jewish Education on “Innovation in a Legacy Institution: The Jewish Foundation Fellows Project.”

Rabbi Naamah Kelman, Dean, HUC-JIR/ Jerusalem, participated in The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities panel on “The Tolerant Aspect in Judaism to the Other and Ways to Its Advancement.”

Sharon Faye Koren, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medieval Jewish Culture and Dr. Norman J. Cohen Chair for an Emerging Jewish Scholar, was granted tenure at HUC-JIR/New York.

Susan G. Kulick, J.D., was appointed National Director of Gift Planning.

Adriane Leveen, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer in Hebrew Bible and Lead Judaica Specialist in the Jim Joseph Education Initiatives, responded to Robert Alter’s presentation of “Translating Biblical Poetry: Ancient Hebrew Verse and the Constraints of English” at the NIDA School of Translation Studies Research Symposium.

David Levine, Ph.D., was appointed the Israel and Ida G. Bettan Chair in Rabbinics at HUC-JIR/ Jerusalem.

Rabbi Michael Marmur, Ph.D., Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Provost, published “Traditional Exemplars in a Time of Crisis” in Michael A. Meyer & David N. Myers, eds., Between Jewish Tradition and Modernity – Rethinking an Old Opposition, Essays in Honor of David Ellenson (Detroit: Wayne State University Press).


Rabbi Dalia Marx, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Liturgy and Midrash, was granted tenure at HUC-JIR/ Jerusalem and presented “Use of the Discarded Past to Create the Future: Renewal and Incorporation of the Old Eretz- Israel Rite in Contemporary Prayer Books” at the Oxford Summer Institute in Modern and Contemporary Judaism on “State and Spirit: The Impact of Sovereignty on Judaism.”

Rabbi Bernard H. Mehlman, Lecturer in Midrash and Homiletics, and Dr. Gabriel E. Padawer published “Selections from Arnold B. Ehrlich’s Die Psalmen (The Psalms): An English Translation from the Original German and a New Introduction” in CCAR Journal: The Reform Jewish Quarterly, Winter 2015.

Michael A. Meyer, Ph.D., Adolph S. Ochs Professor Emeritus of Jewish History, published “New Waters in an Old Vessel: A History of Mikveh in Modern Judaism,” in Michael A. Meyer and David N. Myers, eds., Between Jewish Tradition and Modernity: Rethinking an Old Opposition, Essays in Honor of David Ellenson (Detroit: Wayne State University Press).

Michal Muszkat-Barkan, Ph.D., Parallel Associate Professor of Jewish Education, and Rabbi Michael Marmur, Ph.D., Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Provost, published “Plurality, Identityand Community in Pluralistic Jewish Education” in Gillis, Muszkat-Barkan and Pomson, eds., Speaking in the Plural: The Challenge of Pluralism for Jewish Education, (Jerusalem: Magnes).

Rabbi Aaron D. Panken, Ph.D., published “A Talmudist Manifesto,” discussing the important roles that Talmud has to play in the Reform Jewish community and that Reform Judaism has to play in the development of Talmudic studies, in CCAR Journal: The Reform Jewish Quarterly, Summer 2014.


Bruce A. Phillips, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology and Jewish Communal Service, published “The Geography of Jewish Intermarriage in Five U.S. Urban Areas” in Stan Brunn, ed., The Changing World Religion Map: Sacred Places, Identities, Practices and Politics (Springer).

Rabbi Marc Rosenstein, Ph.D., Director Emeritus of the Israel Rabbinical Program, published “The Role of the Rabbi in a Democratic Jewish State,” in CrossCurrents 65:1, March 2015.

Evie Rotstein, Ed.D., Director, New York School of Education, served as Scholar-in-Residence at Congregation B’nai Israel in Bridgeport, CT in honor of the twentieth anniversary of educator Ira Wise, and spoke on “Authentic Leadership in Jewish Education.”

Rabbi Richard S. Sarason, Ph.D., Director of the Pines School of Graduate Studies and Professor of Rabbinic Literature and Thought, was appointed the Deutsch Family Professor of Rabbinics and Liturgy, and published “The Past as Paradigm: Enactments of the Exodus Motif in Jewish Liturgy,” in Pamela Barmesh and W. David Nelson, eds., Exodus in Jewish Experience: Echoes and Reverberations (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books).

Cantor Benjie Ellen Schiller, Professor of Cantorial Arts, composed “Unetaneh Tokef/ Let Us Give Ourselves Over” for two cantors, congregation, and piano, a commission from The Temple, Congregation Ohabai Sholom of Nashville, TN, and Cantor Tracy Fishbein that was premiered during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services at The Temple.

Rabbi David Sperling, Ph.D., was appointed the Julian Morgenstern Professor of Bible and Near Eastern Literature at HUC-JIR/New York.

Phyllis Volan was appointed Director of Development, Central Region.

Rabbi Mark Washofsky, Ph.D., Solomon B. Freehof Professor of Jewish Law and Practice, published “What’s So Special about Halakhic Reasoning? Cigarette Smoking, Jewish Law, and Rabbinical Decision Making,” in Walter Jacob, ed., Addiction and Its Consequences in Jewish Law (Pittsburgh: Rodef Shalom Press).

Rabbi Dvora Weisberg, Ph.D., Director of the Rabbinical Program at the Skirball Campus, HUC-JIR/Los Angeles, was promoted to Professor of Rabbinics, and served as a Visiting Fellow in the Summer Collaboratory at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Jewish Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

Rabbi Andrea Weiss, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Bible, delivered “Biblical Metaphors of God as ‘Self’ and ‘Other’” as part of a session on “Metaphoric Othering in Prophetic Literature” at the Society of Biblical Literature.

Rabbi Margaret Moers Wenig, Instructor in Liturgy and Homiletics, was inaugurated as the first Jewish President of the Academy of Homiletics.

Lillian M. Wohl, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewish Musicology, published “So We Don’t Lose Memory: Jewish Musical Performance After the AMIA Bombing” in Natasha Zaretsky and Annette Levine, eds., Landscapes of Memory and Impunity: The Aftermath of the AMIA Bombing in Jewish Argentina (Leiden: Brill).

Wendy Zierler, Ph.D., was appointed the Sigmund Falk Professor of Modern Jewish Literature and Feminist Studies at HUC-JIR/ New York.



Frances A. Hess, Governor Emerita

Dr. Eugene B. Borowitz, Distinguished University Professor and Sigmund Falk Professor of Education and Jewish Religious Thought

Professor Gerald Bubis, Founding Director of the School of Jewish Communal Service (now Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management) and Alfred Gottschalk Professor Emeritus of Jewish Communal Studies

Faculty & HUC-JIR Books | Music

American Jewish History: A Primary Source Reader
Rabbi Gary P. Zola, Ph.D., and Marc Dollinger, Ph.D., Editors
Brandeis, 2014

Naming God: Avinu Malkeinu – Our Father, Our King
Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman, Ph.D.
Jewish Lights Publishing, 2015

Rabbi Haim O. Rechnitzer, Ph.D.
Carmel, 2015

So Is Life
Cantor Ellen Dreskin,
Cantor Rosalie Boxt, Josh Nelson, and Dan Nichols

American Jewish Archives Journal, Volume 66, No. 1 & 2
Rabbi Gary P. Zola, Ph.D.,
The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, 2014

NGSBA Archaeology, Volume 3
David Ilan, Ph.D.,
The Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology, 2015

The Jews in Christian Europe: A Source Book, 315-1791
Jacob Rader Marcus
and Marc Saperstein
HUC Press, 2015

Hebrew Union College Annual 84-85 (2013-2014)
Edward A. Goldman and Richard S. Sarason,
HUC Press, 2015

Devotion & Commandment: The Faith of Abraham in the Hasidic Imagination
Arthur Green
HUC Press, 2015

Graduation|Ordination Highlights

Rabbinical Class of 2015 at HUC-JIR/Jerusalem
Rhea Hirsch School of Education Class of 2015
2015 Rabbinical and Cantorial Class of HUC-JIR/New York

Rear Admiral R. Timothy Ziemer, President’s Malaria Initiative Coordinator, was awarded the 2015 Roger E. Joseph Prize at Ordination in New York on May 3, 2015, by Rabbi Panken with members of the Joseph family Sarah Leopold, Ellen Joseph, Linda Karshan, Roxane Leopold, and Roger Karshan. Under his leadership, worldwide malaria deaths have dropped 40 percent, saving over 400,000 lives.

Pines School of Graduate Studies’ newly hooded Doctor of Philosophy in Judaic, Hebraic, and Cognate Studies
2015 Rabbinical Class of HUC-JIR/Los Angeles

Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management Class of 2015


Rabbinical Alumni – Doctor of Divinity honoris causa
Joshua M. Aaronson
Jordan D. Cohen, RJE
Paul Frederick Cohen
Matthew S. Cutler
David F. Edleson
Edward G. Elkin
Nancy Flam
Carla Freedman
Susan Freeman
Mark Glickman
Sidney Michael Helbraun
Nancy Kasten
Sandford R. Kopnick
David A. Lyon
Gary A. Mazo
Rachel S. Mikva, Ph.D.
Eric M. Polokoff
Cheryl Rosenstein
Doug Sagal
Amy M. Schwartzman
Michal Shekel
Ron Stern
Daniel Swartz
Betsy Torop
Michael Torop
Nancy Esther Wechsler-Azen
Peretz Wolf-Prusan
David Sheldon Woznica

Cantorial Alumni – Doctor of Music honoris causa

Stuart Bin der
Janece Erman Cohen
Karen Webber Gilat
Naomi Hirsch
Sandra Sherry-Pilatsky
Gershon Silins
Pamela Kordan Trimble

Doctor of Jewish Religious Education honoris causa
Dina L. Backer, RJE
Mindy B. Davids, RJE
Harriet M. Levine, RJE
Holly A. Michelson, RJE
Rabbi Paul Sidlofsky, RJE

Jewish Nonprofit Management Alumni – Doctor of Jewish Nonprofit Management honoris causa
Lori Marx-Rabiner

Graduate Medallion
John C. Reeves, Ph.D.

The Dr. Bernard Heller Prize in Arts, Letters, the Humanities, and Religion was established twenty-five years ago in memory of a great rabbi, 1920 graduate of HUC-JIR/Cincinnati, and member of the HUC-JIR faculty in New York by the Co-Trustees of the Dr. Bernard Heller Foundation. The 2015 ceremony marked the final time that the Heller Prize was presented annually to an organization or individual whose work, writing, or research reflects significant contributions in these areas. Ruth O. Freedlander, Co-Trustee, presented the 2015 Dr. Bernard Heller Prize to Menachem Z. Rosensaft, Founding Chairman, International Network of Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, and Senior Vice President, American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Their Descendants: “Menachem Rosensaft has devoted his life to advancing Holocaust commemoration and education, bringing Nazi war criminals to justice, promoting the Israeli peace process, and fighting racism and bigotry. He is the guardian of Holocaust memory and his mission is a bridge between the Shoah and our fervent hopes for a bright future for the Jewish people and our beloved State of Israel.”

2014-2015 Administration

Aaron D. Panken, Rabbi, Ph.D., President

David Ellenson, Rabbi, Ph.D., Chancellor Emeritus

Michael Marmur, Rabbi, Ph.D., Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Provost Jane F. Karlin, Ph.D., Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Sandra M. Mills, C.P.A., B.B.A., Vice President of Finance and Administration

and Chief Financial Officer

Elizabeth M. Squadron, M.S., Vice President for Program and Business Development Jonathan Cohen, Rabbi, Ph.D., L.L.B, Dean, Cincinnati

Joshua Holo, Ph.D., Dean, Los Angeles

Shirley Idelson, Rabbi, Ph.D., Dean, New York

Naamah Kelman, Rabbi, M.A.H.L., Dean, Jerusalem

President’s Rabbinic Council

Rabbi Joshua Aaronson
Rabbi Richard D. Agler
Rabbi Peter S. Berg
Rabbi Aaron Bisno
Rabbi Jonathan E. Blake
Rabbi Barry H. Block
Rabbi Richard A. Block
Rabbi Steven Bob
Rabbi Angela Warnick Buchdahl
Rabbi Marcus Burstein
Rabbi Kenneth M. Chasen
Rabbi Marianne (Mari) Chernow
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Rabbi Stephen E. Cohen
Rabbi Sissy Coran
Rabbi Harry K. Danziger
Rabbi Joshua A. Davidson
Rabbi Jerome K. Davidson
Rabbi Lucy Dinner
Rabbi Ellen W. Dreyfus
Rabbi Denise Eger
Rabbi Morley T. Feinstein
Rabbi Steven Fox
Rabbi David M. Frank
Rabbi Ronne Friedman
Rabbi Stacy Friedman
Rabbi Dara Beth Frimmer
Rabbi David J. Gelfand
Rabbi Matthew D. Gewirtz
Rabbi James Gibson
Rabbi Neal D. Gold
Rabbi Edwin Goldberg
Rabbi Samuel N. Gordon
Rabbi Micah Greenstein
Rabbi Nicole M. Greninger
Rabbi Daniel Benjamin Gropper
Rabbi Lisa Grushcow
Rabbi Richard J. Jacobs
Rabbi Howard Jaffe
Rabbi Jonathan Jaffe
Rabbi Stephen I. Kahn
Rabbi Lewis H. Kamrass
Rabbi Nancy A. Kasten
Rabbi Karyn D. Kedar
Rabbi Peter S. Knobel
Rabbi Charles A. Kroloff
Rabbi William I. Kuhn
Rabbi Robert N. Levin
Rabbi Daniel E. Levin
Rabbi John Linder
Rabbi Greg Litcofsky
Rabbi Alan Litwak
Rabbi Andrea London
Rabbi Harold Loss
Rabbi Steven S. Lowenstein
Rabbi Bruce Lustig
Rabbi David A. Lyon
Rabbi Gregory Marx
Rabbi Steven S. Mason
Rabbi Rachel Mikva
Rabbi Bennett F. Miller
Rabbi Mark J. Miller
Rabbi Arthur Nemitoff
Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk
Rabbi Rex D. Perlmeter
Rabbi Jonah Pesner
Rabbi James Prosnit
Rabbi Fred M. Reiner
Rabbi Laurie Rice
Rabbi Jack Romberg
Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein
Rabbi Douglas B. Sagal
Rabbi Maurice Salth
Rabbi Amy M. Schwartzman
Rabbi Ronald M. Segal
Rabbi Daniel Septimus
Rabbi Barton A. Shallat
Rabbi Susan Shankman
Rabbi Ronald Shapiro
Rabbi Scott Shpeen
Rabbi Jonathan Singer
Rabbi Jeffrey J. Sirkman
Rabbi Joel Sisenwine
Rabbi Yael Sabath Splansky
Rabbi David E. Stern
Rabbi Susan A. Talve
Rabbi Judith Schindler Wallach
Rabbi Roy A. Walter
Rabbi Jeffrey Weill
Rabbi Daniel A. Weiner
Rabbi Michael A. White
Rabbi Deborah E. Zecher
Rabbi Daniel Zemel
Rabbi Irwin A. Zeplowitz
Rabbi Marcia A. Zimmerman
Rabbi Misha Zinkow


Council of Alumni Associations

Executive Committee
Andi Milens, Chair
Rabbi Alan Litwak, Vice Chair
Julie Vanek, RJE, Member at Large
Cantor Elizabeth Sacks, Member at Large

Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music
Cantor Lori Corrsin
Cantor Elizabeth Sacks

Executive M.A. Program in Jewish Education
Deborah Bram, RJE
Magda Reyes

New York School of Education
Alyson Bazeley
Jessica Ingram

Rabbinical School
Rabbi Marcus Burstein

Rhea Hirsch School of Education
Bradley Cohen
Mindy Davids, RJE

Pines School of Graduate Studies
Dr. Joel Allen
Dr. Michael Matlock

Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management
Naomi Abelson
David Levy

Alumni Associations’ Leadership

Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music
Cantor Elizabeth Sacks, Chair

Executive M.A. Program in Jewish Education
Deborah Bram, RJE, Chair

New York School of Education
Rena Fraade, RJE, Chair

Rabbinical School
Rabbi Marcus Burstein, Chair
Rabbi Joui Hessel, Vice Chair

Rhea Hirsch School of Education
Lisa Langer, RJE, Chair
Rachel Margolis, RJE, Vice Chair

Pines School of Graduate Studies
Dr. John Kampen, Chair

Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management
Stephanie Steingold Bressler, Chair
Naomi Abelson, Vice Chair

Generosity that Extends Beyond a Lifetime

“Jewish values and continuity are vitally important to us. That’s why we’ve included HUC-JIR in our estate plan.”
Charles A. Kroloff ’60, Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Emanu-El, Westfield, NJ, and Dr. Terry K. Kroloff with their children and grandchildren

Your legacy gift will assure the next generations of rabbis, cantors, educators, nonprofit management professionals, and scholars to lead the Jewish future. You can make a planned gift – regardless of age or economic circumstances – that is customized to your strategic goals and financial needs. It’s easy to do:

  • Include a bequest provision in your estate plan
  • Make a designation from your life insurance policy, IRA, retirement plan, savings, or investment account
  • Establish a gift that provides income during your lifetime
  • Create a charitable trust
  • Direct a grant from your donor-advised fund or foundation
  • Make an outright gift

Preserving Your Legacy – Sustaining Our Future

The President’s Report is published by the Office of Institutional Advancement

Jane F. Karlin, Ph.D., Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Jean Bloch Rosensaft, Assistant Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs; Editor

Allison Glazer, Assistant Director of Communications and Public Affairs; Assistant Editor

Design: Tabak Design

Photography: Ellen Dubin: 16; Allison Glazer: 11;
Richard Lobell: 26, 27, back cover; Noam Revkin-Fenton: 26;
Stephen Schaller: 14, 18; Janine Spang: 2, 4, 13, 16, 27;
Marvin Steindler: front cover, 5, 16, 19, 21, 26, 27, back cover

The College-Institute regrets any errors or omissions to the donor lists. Please be so kind as to bring them to our attention in order that we may correct our records.