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Thank You for Your Support

SEPTEMBER 2015—AUGUST 2016

Your contributions help train rabbis and support congregations that make Jewish life compelling for generations to come.

The Reconstructionist movement is alive with creativity and inquiry. Our rabbis and congregations welcome all who want to participate. We are a diverse community—and we are united in our commitment to inclusion, our love of both tradition and innovation, and our engagement with the challenges and joys of the wider world.

We thank our donors for sharing our vision and for supporting the important work we do together.

Builder/ $100,00+ Associate/ $250+
Founder/ $50,00+ Organizations
Patron/ $25,000+ Matching Corporate Gifts
Sponsor/ $10,000+ Foundations
Donor/ $5,000+ Corporations/Businesses
Supporter/ $2,500+ Kaplan Society
Contributor/ $1,000+ The Rosh Pinnah (Cornerstone) Fund
Friend/ $500+ Camp JRF
   
   

Builder/$100,000+

     
William H. Fern & John Bliss
Estate of Arthur "Nick" Goldman z"l
  Fay & Daniel Levin
David Roberts & Sue Fischlowitz

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Founder / $50,000+

     

Anonymous
The Annabel F. Lindy Restricted Fund

 

E. Rhodes & Leona Carpenter Foundation

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Patron / $25,000+

 

Hillel & Mitzi Becker*
Susan Beckerman
Howard & Maureen Blitman
Celeste Grynberg

 

Herbert & Deborah Krasnow
E. John Riehl
Donald & Arlene Shapiro
Prudence Steiner

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Sponsor / $10,000+

Anonymous
Joseph Cohen
Rabbis Jeffrey Eisenstat, '76, & Sarah Messinger
Hans & Doris Grunwald
Howard Kerbel & Beth Fuqua
Karen Kolodny & Hank Amon
Joshua Levin & Debra Fried Levin
Alan Lindy & Carolyn Hirsh
Michael S. Lurey & Laurie Hasencamp
Jonathan Markowitz & Ruth Wenger
Mark & Patricia Nussbaum
Miriam Roland*

 

Seth & Joan Rosen
Eric Rosenbaum & Pierre Vallet
Rabbi Jeffrey Roth, '89
Myrna Sameth
Luis & Vivian Schuchinski
Steven Schwarz
Arkady & Ella Serebryannik
Myrna & Donald Sigman
Rabbis Margot Stein, '97, & Myriam Klotz, '99
Arthur Winston & Joan Davidson
Rosanne Ziering
Edith & Robert Zinn

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Donor / $5,000+

     

Ed Baum & Holly Wallace
Leona & Murry Brochin
Abraham Clott & Sabirzyan Badertdinov
Terry & Heather Dubrow
Carol & Jack Feder
Lucy Fisher & Douglas Wick
Estate of Ruth Fox z"l
Victor Fuchs
Michael & Ellie Gordon
Ira & Jan Hersh
Jews for Racial and Economic Justice
 

 

Rabbi Malka Binah Klein, '04, & Neysa Nevins
David Kuney & Cathy Simon
Janet Leahy & Richard Farber
Deborah Jelin Newmyer
Rabbi Debra Rappaport, '07 & Robert Zelle
Tobey Roland
Estate of Harriet Saalheimer z"l
Joel Segal & Eileen Ramos*
Abby Sher
Rabbi Deborah Waxman, '99, & Christina Ager
Bruce Whizin

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Supporter / $2500+

     

Rabbi Kate Cook, '15
Rabbi Fredi Cooper, '00, & Heshie Cooper
Miriam Eisenstein & Carol Stern
Yoine & Elaine Goldstein
Sally Gottesman
William Halpern & Naomi Weiss
Jack & Bernice Hoffinger
Rabbi Jason Klein, '02
Don Katz & Rebecca Krantz
Rebecca & Joanna Kislak Brown
Frank Lindy
Mrs. Daniel G. Miller

 

Michael & Lynne Mitchell*
Iris Newman
The Philadelphia Foundation
Jill Prosky & James Posner
Marian Roffman & David Greenfield
Dan Rome & Cindy Shulak-Rome
Jerald Saltzman & Melanie Levin
David & Robin Sigman
Miriam Singer z"l
Judy & Mark Spatz
Rabbi David Teutsch & Betsy Platkin Teutsch
Steven Weinstock & Nancy Schwartz

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 Contributor / $1000+

     

Rabbi Rebecca Alpert, '76, & Christie Balka
Robert Barkin & Cathy Shaw
Joan Bayliss & Irwin Noparstak
Jeremy & Joyce Becker*
Rabbi Amy Bernstein, '97 & Judy Griffith
Rabbi Kevin Bernstein, '07, & Rebecca Meyer
Milton Bienenfeld
Barbara Breitman & Rabbi Avruhm Addison
Barry & Donna Brian
Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben & Didi Carr Reuben
Daniel Cedarbaum & Caryn Jacobs
Nathan Cheifetz & Sharna Cohen*
Fred & Bobsey Colin
Congregation Ohev Shalom
Jack & Joyce Dolcourt
Rabbi George Driesen, '99, & Susan Driesen
Howard & Carol Ellegant
Barry & Barbara Epstein
Andrew & Audrey Feiner
Harriet Feiner
Rabbi Susan Frank, '81, & Kenneth Frank
Kenneth Fuchs
Rabbi Nancy Fuchs Kreimer, '82, & Seth Kreimer
Margery Goldman
Mark Hundert & Lynda Beyea*
Rachel & Bruce Jeffer
Leah Kamionkowski
Steven Kaplan & Lynne Gaynes Kaplan
Valerie Kaplan
Richard Katz & Stacey Smith
Audrey Kaufman
Daniel Kaufman & Timothy Beaver
Alan & Pat Kessler
Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, '90
Rabbi Jonathan Kligler, '89, & Ellen Jahoda
Kenneth & Eve Klothen
Joseph & Dina Kruger
Jackie & Eric Land
Marcel & Evelyn Laufer
Stephen Lehmann & Carol Sabersky
Norman & Bea Leopold
Susan Levine & James Lauer
Paul Levy
Tim & Hannah Lipman
Ron Loberfeld
Wendy & Franchia Loren

 

Rabbi Michael Luckens, '73, & Sharon Schumack
Richard & Sandra Malkin
Allan & Laura Mendels
Kayla & John Niles
Jennifer Nisenoff
George O'Connell
Lee S. Parker
Joshua & Nina Peskin
Henry Plotkin
Lawrence & Sheila Pohly
Alan & Deborah Pollack
Tina Pomeranz
Rabbi Linda Potemken, '97, & Randy Tiffany
Rabbi Amber Powers, '02 & Cherie Older
Daniel Rabinowitz & Rachel Gibbons
Kevin Rahilly & Margaret Cohen
Gary & Susan Rappaport
Daniel & Lauren Resnick
Kenneth & Shelley Rosenberg
Curtis Roth
Richard Ruth & Jim North
Jeanne Saletan
Max Samson & Nancy Pinter
Alan & Suzanne Saposnik
Rabbis Dennis Sasso, '74 & Sandy Sasso, '74
Robert Schwartz & Ellen Brown
Susan Siebers
Rabbi Jodie Siff, '01, & Peter Scherr
David Silberman & Claire Engers
Rabbi Marsha Silberstein, '11, & Stephen Silberstein
Steve Smith & Jenny Shulbank
Rabbi David E. Stein, '90, & Carole Stein
Elsie Stern & Steve Cohen
Frances Rhoda Stier
Irwin & Sara Tauben
Vivian & Paul Olum Foundation
Wabash College
Eliot Waxman & Jennifer Main
Rabbi Elyse Wechterman, '00, & David Nerenberg
Max Yaffe & Joan Amatniek
Philip & Marla Zipin
Matthew & Myra Zuckerbraun

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Friend / $500+

 

Adat Shalom Recon Congregation
Loren Amdursky & Edward Nelson
Rabbi Benjamin Arnold, '99, & Marti Arnold
Sheldon & Penny Bernick
Steven & Suzie Blum
David Blumenstein
Harriet Bograd & Kenneth Klein
Louis Boorstin & Alissa Stern
John Bowman & Fran Levin- Bowman
Janet Brain
Joel & Vicki Breman
Leslie & Susan Brisman
Lynn & David Cashell
James Coane & Marjorie Moss-Coane
Congregation Beth-El Zedeck
Rabbi Megan Doherty, '07 & Lital Ruderman
Seth & Karen Bonnie Eaton
Avi Eden
Darren Enenstein
Rabbi Lewis Eron, '81, & Gail Trachtenberg
Rabbi Robert Feinberg, '82, & Myra Feinberg
Michael Fishkow & Leslie Stein
Vivian Freilicher
William Frelick & Helen Lann
Rabbi David Gedzelman, '91, & Judith Turner
Norman Gelman
Rabbi Jeremy & Rebecca Gerber
Laurence & Muriel Gillick
Richard & Renee Goldman
Bennett Goldstein
Harold & Mary Ellen Gurewitz
Jay & Nancy Handwerger
Rabbi Doug Heifetz, '05, & Elaine Lippmann
Ernest & Elmina Hilsenrath
Zachary & Judy Hodes
Rabbi Linda Holtzman, '79, & Betsy Conston
Melvyn & Roberta Klein
Michael & Sheila Klein

 

Morris & Susan Klein
Brent Knazan & Nancy Goodman*
Susan Morse Lebow
Rabbi Joshua Lesser, '99
Judith Ludwig Levine
Barbara Lissy
Marc Litz & Allison Holtz
Irvin Lustig & Irina Dumitrescu
Rabbi Jonathan Malamy, '00, & Cantor Jill Abramson
Rabbis Marc Margolius, '89, & Ayelet Cohen
Alvin Martin
Esther F. Miller
Richard Muhlberg & Judy Katz-Muhlberg
Rabbi Sarah Newmark, '10, & Zephron Newmark
Arnold Olshan
Rabbi Barbara Penzner, '87, & Brian Rosman
Steve & Marcia Plotkin
Richard Remenick
Rabbi Nicholas Renner, '14, & Kimmy Renner
Aaron Seidman & Ruth Kertzer Seidman
Robert & Joelle Silver*
Rabbi Toba Spitzer, '97
James Steiker & Wendy Epstein
Rav Anita Steiner, '04
Hazel Stix
Student Auction 2016
United Jewish Fed of Johnstown
Karen Vesely & Evan Siegelman
Irwin & Carol Wagner
Irene Walanka
Edward & Jessica Waxman
Rabbi Sheila P. Weinberg, '86, & Maynard Seider
Alexander Weissman
Mark & Janet Widoff
Rabbis Shawn Zevit, '98, & Simcha Schneider Zevit

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 Associate / $250+

     

Barbara Altman
Alan Altschuler & Donna Katzin Altschuler
Beit Tikvah
Roni & Ronald Berkowitz
Charles & Marilyn Bernhardt
Jim & Lily Bierig
Leonard Blackman & Joan Kahn
Laura Blechner & Christopher Pragman
Richard & Barbara Braun
Diana Brody & Justin Kaplan
Rabbi Caryn B. Broitman, '92, & Brian Walt
Andrea Brown & Frances Lukanovic
Daniel & Judith Busch
Mark Cary & Anita Weber
Nathan Cogan
Jay Cohen & Cheryl Kripke Cohen
Stephen & Elaine Cohen
Rabbi Michael Margaretten Cohen, '90, & Alison Hill
Clifford & Donna Cohen
Barbara & Mark Cohen
Kenneth Cohen & Douglas Lerner
Sara & Stanley Cohn
Avern & Lois Cohn
Libby Cone
Wendy Coopersmith Dignazio & Michael Dignazio
Rabbi Mychal Copeland, '00, & Kirsti Copeland
Lindsay Crawford O'Mara
Deborah Dash Moore & MacDonald Moore
Rabbi Isabel de Koninck, '10 & Rabbi Roni Handler, '11
Discretionary: Beth Hatfiloh
Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb, '97, & Minna Morse
Claire Dubin
Peggi Einhorn & Michael Lasky
Rabbi Rachel Esserman, '98
Raima Evan & Craig Williamson
David & Susan Feineman
Tessa Fischer & Richard Rosen
Adam Freed & Ken Ohashi
Carol Friedlander
Rabbi Leila Gal Berner, '89, & Franna Ruddell
Martin & Gertrude Gelman
Germantown Jewish Center Women's Club
Scott Gilbert & Anne Raunio
David Glaser & Judith Vogel
Paul Glickstein
Harry Goldin & Jane Kaplan
David Goodman
Rabbi Lauren Grabelle Herrmann, '06, & Jon Herrman
Alan & Sallie Gratch
Gene & Marilyn Grayson
Rabbi Patti Haskell, '06
Sandra Hayward
Richard Heiberger
Fritz & Joann Heimann
Cantor George Henschel & Ricki Henschel
Tamara Hertz
Haci-Murat Hubey
Jewish Fed of Greater Phila
Tamar Kamionkowski & Jennifer Rackow

 

David Kandel & Betsy Krieger
Judith Kinman
Allan & Sharon Kleban
Susan Klein & Stuart Pittel
Jesse & Maris Krasnow
Rabbi Barry Krieger, '85, & Alice Passer
Sidney & Deena Kushner
Susan Lanser & Jo Radner
Lance & Mary Laver
Carl & Joyce Lazarus
Rabbi Alex Lazarus-Klein,'04,& Ashirah Lazarus-Kl
Marcia & David Levenstein
Nancy Levine-Arnold & Robert Arnold
Rabbi Mordechai Liebling, '85, & Lynne Iser
Rabbi Ellen Lippmann
Rabbi Amy Loewenthal, '12 & Dale Rosenberg
Rabbi Jessica Lott, '12 & Rob Lott
Rabbi Nina Mandel, '03
JC Douglas & Susan Marshall
Rabbi Nathan Martin, '06, & Abby Weinberg
Susan & Milton Meyer
Mary & Neal Meyerson
Susan & Lloyd Miller
Lani & Harold Moss
Carol Baer Mott
Arnold & Vicki Murphy-Kendall
Stanley & Carol Newman
M. Frank & Sandra Norman
Gregory Oberholtzer
Oseh Shalom
Sandra Peitzman
David Piver
Adam & Shelley Reese
Andrew Rehfeld & Miggie Greenberg
Anthony Richter
Irwin Robinson
Michael & Marcia Rosen
Alan & Robin Ross
Jeffrey Rubin & Michele Bloch
Elisa Sananman
Rabbi Isaac Saposnik, '08, & Jeanne Calloway
David & Elizabeth Segel
Jeffrey Shoulson & Margie Sokoloff
Richard & Patricia Sinaiko
Barbara & David Slader
John Smulian & Elaine Donoghue
Arthur & Linda Solomon
Michael & Doris Starr
Rabbi Jacob Staub, '77, & Michael Spitko
Julie Stockler & Robert Herion
Teresa Novick & Robert Blacksberg Phi
Threshold Group
Kathleen Tice
Richard & Marcia Volpert
Raymond & Diane Wacks
Laurie Wagman
Jan & Bruce Walbert
Rabbi Neal Weinberg, '77, & Miri Weinberg
Cyd & Jay Weissman
Paul & Millie Wexler
Herbert & Hannah Winer

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 Organizations

 

Adat Shalom Recon Congregation
Congregation Beth-El Zedeck
Congregation Dorshei Emet
Congregation Ohev Shalom
Discretionary: Beth Hatfiloh
Germantown Jewish Center Women's Club

 

Jewish Fed of Greater Phila
Jewish Fed of Metro Chicago
Jews for Racial and Economic Justice
Oseh Shalom
United Jewish Fed of Johnstown
Wabash College

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 Matching Corporate Gifts

 

AT&T Foundation
Wells Fargo Matching Gifts Program
ExxonMobil Foundation
GlaxoSmithKline Foundation

 

Pfizer Fnd Matching Gifts Program
Mondelez International Foundation
Open Society Institute

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 Foundations

 

The Annabel F. Lindy Restricted Fund
E. Rhodes & Leona Carpenter Foundation

 

The Philadelphia Foundation
Vivian & Paul Olum Foundation

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 Corporations/Businesses

     

Threshold Group

 

 

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 Kaplan Society

The Kaplan Society welcomes and acknowledges individuals who have expressed their deep commitment to the Reconstructionist movement through bequests in their wills, planned gifts and other estate-planning vehicles. We are extremely grateful for funding we receive from realized bequests.

Harry & Golda Bain
Esther Bates z"l
Hillel & Mitzi Becker
Susan Beckerman
Howard & Maureen Blitman
Pauline Blum
Leona & Murry Brochin
Carol Brumer
Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben & Didi Carr Reuben
Joanne Chertok z"l
Abraham Clott & Sabirzyan Badertdinov
Libby Cone
Rabbi George Driesen, '99, & Susan Driesen
Rabbi Dan Ehrenkrantz, '89, & Kay Ehrenkrantz
Richard I. Einhorn
Richard Epstein
Carol & Jack Feder
William Fern & Reverend John Bliss
Janice Goldman z"l & Arthur "Nick" Goldman z"l
Merrill & Phoebe Goodman
Sally Gottesman
Shirley Gould z"l
Hans & Doris Grunwald
Jack & Bernice Hoffinger
Rosalie Jacobs
Jean Kahn
Leah Kamionkowski
Lillian Kaplan z"l
Howard Kerbel & Beth Fuqua

 

Barbara Klein
Herbert & Deborah Krasnow
Fay & Daniel Levin
Mimi Lieber
Daniel & Karol Musher
Iris Newman
Mark & Patricia Nussbaum
Marilyn & Roger Price
David Roberts & Sue Fischlowitz
Myrna Sameth
Rosalind Schulman
David & Carrie Schulman
Lawrence & Cherie Karo Schwartz
Joel Shapiro & Sally Ackerman
Myra S. Shapiro
Donald & Arlene Shapiro
David & Robin Sigman
Myrna & Donald Sigman
Rabbi Amy Joy Small, '87, & Robert Small
Ilse Stamm z"l
Rav Anita Steiner, '04
Rabbi David Teutsch & Betsy Platkin Teutsch
Hilda Teutsch
Rabbi Deborah Waxman, '99, & Christina Ager
Bruce Whizin
Rabbi Avi Winokur, '91, & Susan Berman
Aaron Ziegelman
Edith & Robert Zinn

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 Rosh Pinnah (Cornerstone) Fund
The Rosh Pinnah (Cornerstone) Fund is an endowment fund that provides support for the movement’s core activities. It honors people who have been donors to RRC over many years. Because of their special connection, we associate their names with the Reconstructionist movement in perpetuity.

Harry & Golda Bain
Marie Barr z"l
Esther Bates z"l
Joan Bayliss & Irwin Noparstak
Milton Bienenfeld
Ruth Bowman & George Bookman
Jack & Joyce Dolcourt
Miriam Eisenstein & Carol Stern
Howard & Carol Ellegant
Harriet Feiner
Leonard & Jacqueline Goldner
Michael & Ellie Gordon
Jack & Ruth Kahgan
Lillian Kaplan z"l
Barbara Klein

 

Florence Kohn
Mimi Lieber
Philip Lindy z"l
Leon & Ariel Mandel
Iris Newman
Lee S. Parker
Tina Pomeranz
Lawrence & Ruth Rosen
Herbert Ruben z"l
Tony & Linda Rubin
Charles z"l & Arlene Silberman z"l
Miriam Singer z"l
Ilse Stamm z"l
Arthur Winston & Joan Davidson
Jack & Kay Wolofsky

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*Gifts contributed through the Canadian Friends of Reconstructionist Judaism