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Thank You for Your Support

SEPTEMBER 2014—AUGUST 2015

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

     

Fay & Daniel Levin
David & Margaret Levy

 

The Henry Luce Foundation
David Roberts & Sue Fischlowitz

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William H. Fern & John Bliss
The Annabel F. Lindy Restricted Fund

 

 

The Levy Charitable Gift Fund

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Susan Beckerman
Hans & Doris Grunwald
Celeste Grynberg
Herbert & Deborah Krasnow

 

Mark & Patricia Nussbaum
E. John Riehl
Donald & Arlene Shapiro

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Anonymous
Hillel & Mitzi Becker
Barry & Donna Brian
Congregation Darchei Noam
Carol & Jack Feder
Victor Fuchs
Howard Kerbel & Beth Fuqua
Karen Kolodny & Hank Amon
Joshua Levin & Debra Fried Levin

 

Jonathan Markowitz & Ruth Wenger
Seth & Joan Rosen
Eric Rosenbaum & Pierre Vallet
Myrna Sameth
Luis & Vivian Schuchinski
Steven Schwarz
Arthur Winston & Joan Davidson 
Rosanne Ziering

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Ed Baum & Holly Wallace
Howard & Maureen Blitman
Abraham Clott & Sabirzyan Badertdinov
Carmen Corrales
Lucy Fisher & Douglas Wick
Harold Grinspoon & Diane Troderman
Ira & Jan Hersh
Rabbi Malka Binah Klein, '04, & Neysa Nevins
David Kuney & Cathy Simon
David & Margaret Levy
Alan Lindy
Mrs. Daniel G. Miller

 

Deborah Jelin Newmyer
Tobey Roland
Arkady & Ella Serebryannik
Abby Sher
Myrna & Donald Sigman
Miriam Singer
Judy & Mark Spatz
Rabbis Margot Stein, '97, & Myriam Klotz, '99
Rabbi Deborah Waxman, '99, & Christina Ager
Bruce Whizin
Edith & Robert Zinn

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Jeffrey & Marge Bauml
Leona & Murry Brochin
Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben & Didi Carr Reuben
Miriam Eisenstein & Carol Stern
Rabbi Lee Friedlander, '75
Rebecca & Joanna Kislak Brown
Rabbi Jason Klein, '02
Michael & Lynne Mitchell
Daniel & Karol Musher
Carol and Stanley Newman
Jennifer Nisenoff

 

The Philadelphia Foundation
Rabbi Debra Rappaport, '07 & Robert Zelle
Marian Roffman & David Greenfield
Dan Rome & Cindy Shulak-Rome
David & Robin Sigman
Sidney Stern Memorial Trust
Rabbi David Teutsch & Betsy Platkin Teutsch
Harry & Karen Waizer
Steven Weinstock & Nancy Schwartz
Arthur Winston & Joan Davidson
Matthew & Myra Zuckerbraun

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Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
Rabbi Rebecca Alpert, '76, & Christie Balka
Robert Barkin & Cathy Shaw
Rabbi Micah Becker-Klein, '00, & Rachel Becker-Klein
Congregation Beth Simchat Torah of NY
Rabbi Nehama Benmosche, '10
Rabbi Amy Bernstein, '97 & Judy Griffith
Rabbi Kevin Bernstein, '07, & Rebecca Meyer
Milton and Florence Bienenfeld
James Brochin & Lisa Stern
Daniel Cedarbaum & Caryn Jacobs
Nathan Cogan
Stuart & Charna Cohn
Rabbi Kate Cook, '15
Rabbi Fredi Cooper, '00, & Heshie Cooper
Jessica G. de Koninck
Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb, '97, & Minna Morse
Jack & Joyce Dolcourt
Congregation Dorshei Emet
Rabbi George Driesen, '99, & Susan Driesen
Rabbis Jeffrey Eisenstat, '76, & Sarah Messinger
Howard & Carol Ellegant
Barry & Barbara Epstein
Joanne & Ron Falcon
Samuel & Phyllis Feder
Andrew & Audrey Feiner
Harriet Feiner
Joanne Feltman
Rabbi Susan Frank, '81, & Kenneth Frank
Kenneth Fuchs
Edward & Phyllis Gabovitch
Archie Gottesman & Gary DeBode
William Halpern & Naomi Weiss
Paul Hattis & Elizabeth Samelson
Mervyn & Bonnie Hecht
Sharon & Stephen Hellman
Jack & Bernice Hoffinger
Rabbi Linda Holtzman, '79, & Betsy Conston
Leah Kamionkowski
Valerie Kaplan
Don Katz & Rebecca Krantz
Edda Katz
Richard Katz & Stacey Smith
Audrey Kaufman
Alan & Pat Kessler
Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, '90
Rabbi Jonathan Kligler, '89, & Ellen Jahoda
Joseph & Dina Kruger
Marcel & Evelyn Laufer
Dr. Norman & Bea Leopold
Rabbi Danielle Leshaw, '02, & Kevin Haworth
Dinah Leventhal & Patrick Lacefield
Paul Levy
Mimi Lieber
Tim & Hannah Lipman
Zachary & Elizabeth Lipner
Rabbi Michael Luckens, '73, & Sharon Schumack

 

Michael S. Lurey & Laurie Hasencamp
Richard & Sandra Malkin
Rabbis Marc Margolius, '89, & Ayelet Cohen
Allan & Laura Mendels
Ruth Messinger & Andrew Lachman
Claudia Meyer
Esther F. Miller
Rabbi Yocheved Mintz
Iris Newman
Kayla & John Niles
Joyce & Carl Norden
George Nussbaum
George O'Connell
Congregation Ohev Shalom
Vivian & Paul Olum Foundation
Michael Ostroff & Esther Rosenberg
Lee S. Parker
Rabbi Barbara Penzner, '87, & Brian Rosman
Joshua & Nina Peskin
Yale & Eve Pinkenson
Steve & Marcia Plotkin
Tina Pomeranz
Rabbi Linda Potemken, '97
Kate Rothko Prizel & Ilya Prizel
Gary & Susan Rappaport
Daniel & Lauren Resnick
Edward & Robin Roffman
Lawrence & Ruth Rosen
David & Marjorie D Rosenberg Foundation
Richard Ruth & Jim North
Bruce & Vicki Safran
Jeanne Saletan
Max Samson & Nancy Pinter
Alan & Suzanne Saposnik
Rabbis Dennis Sasso, '74 & Sandy Sasso, '74
Robert Schwartz & Ellen Brown
Joel Segal & Eileen Ramos
David & Marjorie Rosenberg
Susan Siebers
Rabbi Jodie Siff, '01, & Peter Scherr
David Silberman & Claire Engers
Rabbi Elliot Skiddell, '80, & Julie Skiddell
Rabbi Amy Joy Small, '87, & Robert Small
Michael & Susan Sofman
Rabbi David E.S. Stein, '91
Elsie Stern & Steve Cohen
Frances Rhoda Stier
Jane & Harvey Susswein
Rabbi Elliott Tepperman, '02, & Sarah O'Leary
Eliot Waxman & Jennifer Main
Leonard Weinberg & Frances Gallun
Jane Weprin-Menzi
Rabbi Avi Winokur, '91, & Susan Berman
Max Yaffe & Joan Amatniek
Rabbis Shawn Zevit, '98, & Simcha Schneider Zevit
Philip & Marla Zipin

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Rabbi Ronald Aigen, '76 z''l  & Carmela Aigen
Rebecca Arian & Gil Gilead
Rabbi Benjamin Arnold, '99, & Marti Arnold
Joan Bayliss & Irwin Noparstak
Laura Blechner & Christopher Pragman
Pauline Blum
Steven & Suzie Blum
Carol Blumenthal
Joel & Vicki Breman
Leslie & Susan Brisman
Steve Capper & Jan Marcus-Capper
Lynn & David Cashell
Joseph Chancey
Jolley Bruce Christman
Rabbi Mychal Copeland, '00, & Kirsti Copeland
Rabbi Isabel de Koninck, '10 & Rabbi Roni Handler, '11
Rabbi Lewis Eron, '81, & Gail Trachtenberg
Rabbi Robert Feinberg, '82, & Myra Feinberg
David Fisher & Pearl Beck
Dan Fox & Ronnie Brown
Vivian Freilicher
Rabbi Nancy Fuchs Kreimer, '82, & Seth Kreimer
Rabbi Leila Gal Berner, '89, & Franna Ruddell
Rabbi Rachel Gartner, '02, & David Eberbach
Norman & Esther Gelman
Scott Gilbert & Anne Raunio
Laurence & Muriel Gillick
David Glaser & Judith Vogel
Richard & Renee Goldman
Bennett Goldstein
Alan & Sallie Gratch
Hanford & Kitty Gross
Harold & Mary Ellen Gurewitz
Rabbi Doug Heifetz, '05, & Elaine Lippmann
Chayim & Judy Herzig-Marx
Dr. Zachary & Judy Hodes
Barbara Kamesar
Richard & Heidi Katz
Rory Katz
Leslie Klein & Toby Rose
Melvyn & Roberta Klein
Morris & Susan Klein
Kol HaLev Synagogue Community
Sheldon & Florence Kohn
Rabbi Barry Krieger, '85, & Alice Passer
Peshe & Peter Kuriloff
Jackie & Eric Land
Susan Morse Lebow
Rabbi Darby Leigh, '08, & Randi Leigh
Rabbi Joshua Lesser, '99
Judith Ludwig Levine

 

Paula Levine & Bernard Beitman
Susan Levine & James Lauer
Linette Liebling & Peter Demuth
Rabbi Mordechai Liebling, '85, & Lynne Iser
Barbara Lissy
Rabbi Jessica Lott, '12 & Rob Lott
Irvin Lustig
Rabbi Jonathan Malamy, '00, & Cantor Jill Abramson
Rabbi Nina Mandel, '03
Alvin Martin
Rabbi Diana Miller, '11 & Scott Abrams
Eva Neuhaus
Rabbi Sarah Newmark, '10, & Zephron Newmark
Arnold Olshan
Beila Organic
Oseh Shalom
Rabbi Aaron Panken
Lili Perski
Lawrence & Sheila Pohly
Rabbi Amber Powers, '02 & Cherie Older
Marilyn & Roger Price
Rabbi Arnold Rachlis, '75, & Cantor Ruti Braier
Richard Remenick
Michael & Marcia Rosen
Kenneth & Shelley Rosenberg
Rabbi Isaac Saposnik, '08, & Jeanne Calloway
Rabbi Jeffrey Schein, '77, & Deborah Schein
The Schwedel Foundation
Aaron Seidman & Ruth Kertzer Seidman
Dr. Robert & Joelle Silver
Steve Smith & Jenny Shulbank
Chi So & Aley Cheung
Rabbi Toba Spitzer, '97
Rabbi Jacob Staub, '77, & Michael Spitko
James Steiker & Wendy Epstein
Sidney & Bertha Stein
Prudence Steiner
Rabbi Danielle Stillman, '09, & Matthew Utterback
Hazel Stix
George & Holly Stone
Rabbi Shira Stutman, '07, & Russell Shaw
Rabbi Jeffrey Sultar, '96, & Julia Bell
Irwin & Sara Tauben
Dr. Randy Tiffany
Irwin & Carol Wagner
Edward & Jessica Waxman
Rabbi Elyse Wechterman, '00, & David Nerenberg
Rabbi Sheila P. Weinberg, '86, & Maynard Seider
Howard Wial
Rabbi Alissa Wise, '09, & Stefan Lynch
Abigail Wolf & Jonathan Weiss

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Jennifer Abraham
Alan Altschuler & Donna Katzin Altschuler
Stuart & Sybil Appell
Rayna Aylward & Edward Bomsey
Rabbi Geoffrey Basik, '07, & Donna Basik
David & Miriam Baskin
Congregation Beit Tikvah
Rabbis Marjorie Berman, '03, & Daniel Swartz
Jim & Lily Bierig
David Bixby & Ivy Eisenberg
David Blumenstein
Louis Boorstin & Alissa Stern
Rabbi Deborah Brin, '85
Rabbi Caryn Broitman, '92
Wally Buchband
Thea Buxbaum & Gar Waterman
Mark Cary & Anita Weber
Clifford & Donna Cohen
Jay Cohen & Cheryl Kripke Cohen
Rabbi Jonathan Cohen, '98, & Mona Baumgarten
Kenneth Cohen & Douglas Lerner
Rabbi Michael Margaretten Cohen, '90, & Alison Hill
Sara & Stanley Cohn
Wendy Coopersmith Dignazio & Michael Dignazio
Deborah Dash Moore & MacDonald Moore
Claire Dubin
Seth & Karen Bonnie Eaton
Dr. Gail Edelsohn & Henry Mann
Rabbi Gary Ellison, '90, & Robin Ellison
Robert & Miriam Epstein
Rabbi Rachel Esserman, '98
Raima Evan & Craig Williamson
Rabbi Susan Falk, '05
Rabbis Michael Fessler, '01 & Miriam Hyman, '04
Dorothy Fineblum
Tessa Fischer & Richard Rosen
Michael Fishkow & Leslie Stein
Cantor Chayim & Marsi Frenkel
Carol Friedlander
Rochel Gelman
Rabbis Deborah Glanzberg-Krainin, '96, & David Glanzberg-Krainin
Martin & Andrea Glenn
Rabbi Gail Glicksman, '86, & Allen Glicksman
Paul Glickstein
Harry Goldin & Jane Kaplan
Rabbi Seth Goldstein, '03
Gene & Marilyn Grayson
Rabbi Patti Haskell, '06
Sandra Hayward
Rabbi Melissa Heller, '08, & Abraham Heller
Tamara Hertz
Ernest & Elmina Hilsenrath
Jeffrey & Alice Hirsch

 

Haci-Murat Hubey
Irving Kaminsky
Tamar Kamionkowski
David Kandel & Betsy Krieger
Steven Kaplan & Lynne Gaynes Kaplan
Dr. Michael & Sheila Klein
Michael Kligfeld
Robert Koenigsberg, Esq.
Ruth Kolodny
Roger & Fanny Korman
Jesse & Maris Krasnow
Sidney & Deena Kushner
Carl & Joyce Lazarus
Lori & Stuart Levin
Leyv Ha-Ir
Kenneth & Diane Lieberman
Pamela Margulis-Stone & Benjamin Stone
Rabbi Nathan Martin, '06, & Abby Weinberg
Rabbi Vivian Mayer, '96, & Daniel Deutsch
Minyan Dorshei Derekh
Rabbi Katie Mizrahi, '05, & Raj Abbasi
Lani & Harold Moss
Arnold & Vicki Murphy-Kendall
M. Frank & Sandra Norman
Abby Pariser & Peter Gollon
Ellen Pashall
Rabbi Allison Peiser, '10
Sandra Peitzman
Stuart Pittel & Susan Klein
Kevin Rahilly & Margaret Cohen
Andrew Rehfeld & Miggie Greenberg
Charles & Barbara Richman
Rabbi Yael Ridberg, '97, & Mark Laska
Stanley Robboy & Marion Meyer-Robboy
Alan & Robin Ross
Rabbi Jake Rubin, '09, & Lindsay Rubin
Steven & Karen Russell
Melvin Salberg
Ann & Benjamin Schaffer
Rabbi Jeremy Schwartz, '97, & Merle Potchinsky
Rabbi Sidney Schwarz, '80, & Sandy Perlstein
Sam Seeman & Marilyn Willner
David & Elizabeth Segel
Tammy Smiley & Alan Ederer
John Smulian & Elaine Donoghue
Arthur & Linda Solomon
Michael & Doris Starr
Rabbi David Steinberg, '97
Tzedek v'Shalom
Raymond & Diane Wacks
Laurie Wagman
Rabbi Neal Weinberg, '77, & Miri Weinberg
Rabbis Laurie Zimmerman, '03 & Renee Bauer, '05

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Hazak of Temple Sinai
Institute for Jewish Spirituality
Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association

 

RSA
The Mordecai M. Kaplan Center for Jewish Peoplehood
Wabash College

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AT&T Foundation
GlaxoSmithKline Foundation
Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies
The Merck Foundation

 

Mondelez International Foundation
Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program
United Way of Tri-State
Verizon Foundation Volunteers Program

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Anonymous
Brith Sholom Foundation
The Levy Charitable Gift Fund
The Annabel F. Lindy Restricted Fund
The Henry Luce Foundation

 

Vivian & Paul Olum Foundation
The Philadelphia Foundation
David & Marjorie D Rosenberg Foundation
The Schwedel Foundation
Sidney Stern Memorial Trust

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A.M. Skier Agency, Inc.
ChaiMinded.org
Goldsteins' Rosenberg's Raphael-Sacks Inc.

 

Siegel Marketing Group
Tribraining, Inc.

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Estate of Rabbi Myer Kripke

 

Estate of Harriet Saalheimer

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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 Blitman
George & Pauline Blum
Leona Brochin
Carol Brumer
Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben
William Chertok, z''l
Abraham Clott
Rabbi Dan Ehrenkrantz, '89
Richard Epstein
Carol & Jack Feder
William H. Fern
Ruth B. Fox, z”l
Sholom Gliksman, z”l
Jan 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
Barbara Klein
Herbert Krasnow
Daniel Levin
Mimi Lieber & Charles Lieber, z”l
Daniel Musher
Iris Newman
Mark & Patricia Nussbaum
Marilyn & Roger Price
David Roberts & Sue Fischlowitz
Myrna Sameth
David & Carrie Schulman
Rosalind Schulman and Sy Schulman, z”l
Lawrence & Cherie Karo Schwartz
Donald & Arlene Shapiro
Harold Shapiro
Joel Shapiro
Rabbi Amy Joy Small, '87
Ilse Stamm, z''l
Rabbi Anita Steiner, '04
Rabbi David Teutsch
Hilda Teutsch
Rabbi Deborah Waxman, '99, & Christina Ager
Rabbi Avi Winokur, '91, & Susan Berman
Aaron Ziegelman and Marjorie Ziegelman, z”l

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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 & Martin Bates, z''l
Joan Bayliss & Irwin Noparstak
Milton & Florence Bienenfeld
Ruth Bowman
Jack & Joyce Dolcourt
Miriam Eisenstein & Carol Stern
Howard & Carol Ellegant
Harriet Feiner & Sidney Feiner, z”l
Leonard & Jacqueline Goldner
Michael & Eleanor Gordon
Jack & Ruth Kahgan
Lillian Kaplan, z''l
Victor Klein, z”l, & Barbara Klein

 

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

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