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ADATH JESHURUN CONGREGATION Affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism

4 Tamuz 5781 | June 14, 2021

137TH ANNUAL MEETING


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MISSION & VISION The mission of Adath Jeshurun Congregation, a member of the Conservative Movement, is to be a progressive, egalitarian and sacred community dedicated to Torah (learning and tradition), Avodah (prayer and spirituality) and Gemilut Hasadim (acts of loving kindness). Egalitarian: Adath Jeshurun Congregation embraces equally all members of its community Progressive: Adath Jeshurun Congregation adopts a full agenda of religious and social action Sacred: Adath Jeshurun Congregation seeks to find kedushah (holiness) in every aspect of our lives


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TABLE OF CONTENTS Program............................................................................................................................... 136th Annual Meeting Minutes....................................................................................... Incoming Board of Trustees............................................................................................ Outgoing board of Trustees............................................................................................. Staff Listing and Milestone Years of Service................................................................. Past Leadership List.......................................................................................................... Shem Tov Award List........................................................................................................ Governance Structure...................................................................................................... ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORTS

4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11-12

Development and Fundraising..................................................................................................................................

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Finance...........................................................................................................................................................................

15

Human Resources........................................................................................................................................................

16

Marketing and Communications...............................................................................................................................

16

Membership..................................................................................................................................................................

17

Property and Catering.................................................................................................................................................

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EDUCATIONS COMMITTEE REPORTS Adult Learning........................................................................................................................................................... ATID............................................................................................................................................................................. Gan Shelanu Preschool............................................................................................................................................ Jewish Life and Learning.......................................................................................................................................... Makom........................................................................................................................................................................ Primary Education..................................................................................................................................................... Secondary Education................................................................................................................................................ Talmud Torah of Minneapolis.................................................................................................................................

20-21 22 23-24 25 26 27 28 29

STANDING AND AD HOC COMMITTEE REPORTS Adath's Caring Community: Yad Sima Tova.......................................................................................................

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Congregational Nurse Program..........................................................................................................................

32

Archives...................................................................................................................................................................

33

Art & Design............................................................................................................................................................

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Cemetery.................................................................................................................................................................

34

Chevra Kavot Haemet...........................................................................................................................................

35

Hesed.......................................................................................................................................................................

36

Inclusion..................................................................................................................................................................

37

Israel and Masorti..................................................................................................................................................

38

Keruv & Adath Anti-Racism Committee.............................................................................................................

39-40

MAZON Hunger Initiative......................................................................................................................................

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Nominating..............................................................................................................................................................

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Women of Adath ................................................................................................................................................... Adath Jeshurun Foundation Report and List of Funds...................................................................................................

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PROGRAM President's Welcome and Call to Order....................................................................................................Ed Zeman PRESIDENT

Invocation.................................................................................................................................Rabbi Harold Kravitz MAX NEWMAN FAMILY CHAIR IN RABBINICS

Star Spangled Banner and Hatikva.......................................................................................Hazzan Joanna Dulkin

Approval of the 2020 Annual Meeting Minutes...................................................................................... Ed Zeman

Recognition of Outgoing Officers............................................................................................................. Ed Zeman

Nominating Committee Report..........................................................................................................Barb Fishman IMMEDIATE PAST-PRESIDENT AND COMMITTEE CHAIR

Election and Installation of New Officers and Trustees*.....................................................Rabbi Harold Kravitz MAX NEWMAN FAMILY CHAIR IN RABBINICS

President's Remarks...................................................................................................................................Ed Zeman

Honoring Staff Milestone Years of Service............................................................................................Adath Staff

Shem Tov Award........................................................................................................................................ Jan Frisch 2019 AWARD WINNER

Closing Benediction.............................................................................................................Rabbi Aaron Weininger BERMAN FAMILY CHAIR IN JEWISH LEARNING

*SEE NOMINATING REPORT ON PAGE 42


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136TH ANNUAL MEETING MINUTES 27 Sivan 5779 | June 30, 2020 | 10:30 AM President's Welcome and Call to Order............................................................................. Barb Fishman PRESIDENT

Invocation................................................................................................................. Rabbi Harold Kravitz MAX NEWMAN FAMILY CHAIR IN RABBINICS

Star Spangled Banner and Hatikva....................................................................... Hazzan Joanna Dulkin Approval of the 2029 Annual Meeting Minutes................................................................ Barb Fishman Outgoing President's Remarks.......................................................................................... Barb Fishman Recognition of Outgoing Officers....................................................................................... Barb Fishman Nominating Committee Report*...........................................................................

Debbie Spencer

IMMEDIATE PAST-PRESIDENT & COMMITTEE CHAIR

Election and Installation of New Officers and Trustees*................................. Rabbi Aaron Weininger BERMAN FAMILY CHAIR IN JEWISH LEARNING

Presentation to Outgoing President................................................................................ Julie Ziessman Incoming President's Remarks......................................................................................... Julie Ziessman Honoring Staff Milestone Years of Service........................................................................... Adath Staff Shem Tov Award.....................................................................................................................

Judy Cook

2009 AWARD RECIPIENT

Closing Benediction........................................................................................... Rabbi Aaron Weininger BERMAN FAMILY CHAIR IN JEWISH LEARNING

The meeting was concluded. Respectfully submitted, Scott Gordon Secretary


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INCOMING BOARD OF TRUSTEES Executive Board Ed Zeman President

Natalie Zamansky Membership Vice President

Marilyn Weiss** Adult Learning Vice President

Andrea Potashnick Primary Education Vice President

Debra Altschuler Marketing/Communications Vice President

Mark Spencer Property/Catering Vice President

Jeff Usem Development & Fundraising Vice President Jeremy Zacks Treasurer Mark Freeman** Human Resources Vice President Jodi Rubin Jewish Life and Learning Vice President

Kim Gelperin Secondary Education Vice President Ann Miller Secretary Julie Ziessman Immediate Past President Barb Fishman Second Immediate Past President

Trustees Sally Appelbaum* Diane Arenson+ Sandy Baron** Etta Berry+ Jenna Budda Carol Bromer* Judy Cook* Jeff Daniels Cindy Dubansky+ Janet Frisch** Sharon Garber+ Nancy Getzkin** Leslie Goldblatt+ Judy Goldstein*+ Jason Grais **

Barbara Rubin-Greenberg* Allie Greenstein Mike Greenstein* Susie Held** Stacy Horwitz Raleigh Kaminsky* Chris Kellogg* Alexis Kessler Stacy Kibort Bruce Nemer+ David Orbuch* Joyce Orbuch* Sarah Orbuch Melvin Orenstein* Norman Pink*

Paul Pink* Tema Rosenbaum+ Adeel Saad* Joy Sandler+ Jana Savitz Heidi Schneider* David Segal* Jonathan Shaver+ Jeffrey Sherman David Sherman** Mark Stesin Marty Stillman Skylar Werde Ardis Wexler+ Drew Zamansky**

Respectfully submitted by the 2021 Nominating Committee: Barb Fishman, Chairperson Debbie Spencer, Chris Kellogg, Leslie Orenstein, Sarah Sherman

*Past President +Standing Committee Chair or Constituent Group Chair ** Second Term


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2020-2021 BOARD OF TRUSTEES Executive Board Ed Zeman President 1/30/21-present

Jodi Rubin Jewish Life and Learning Vice President

Julie Ziessman President 6/1/20-1/29/21

Debra Altschuler Membership Vice President

Marilyn Weiss Adult Learning Vice President

Debbie Wolfe Primary Education Vice President

Heidi Geller Marketing/Communications Vice President

Mark Spencer Property/Catering Vice President

Craig Spencer Development & Fundraising Vice President Jeremy Zacks Treasurer 1/30/21-present Ed Zeman Treasurer 6/1/20-1/29/21 Mark Freeman Human Resources Vice President

Kim Gelperin Secondary Education Vice President Scott Gordon Secretary Barb Fishman Immediate Past President Debbie Spencer Second Immediate Past President

Trustees Sally Appelbaum* Diane Arenson + Sandy Baron Etta Barry + Carol Bremer* Judy Cook* Jeff Daniels Cindy Dubansky + Janet Frisch Sharon Garber + Nancy Getzkin Jason Grais Mike Greenstein * Judy Goldstein * Barbara Rubin-Greenberg *

Ruth Harris * Susie Held Raleigh Kaminsky * Chris Kellogg * Alexis Kessler Ella Meyerson Bruce Nemer + David Orbuch* Joyce Orbuch* Sarah Orbuch Melvin Orenstein* Larry Parks Norman Pink* Paul Pink* Tema Rosenbaum+

Kara Rosenwald Adeel Saad* Joy Sandler + Jana Savitz Heidi Schneider * David Segal* Jonathan Shaver+ David Sherman Jeff Sherman Mark Stesin Marty Stillman Ardis Wexler * Jeremy Zacks Drew Zamansky

*Past President +Standing Committee Chair or Constituent Group Chair


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2020-2021 PROFESSIONAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Rabbi Harold J. Kravitz Senior Rabbi Max Newman Family Chair in Rabbinics Rabbi Aaron S. Weininger Rabbi Berman Family Chair in Jewish Learning Hazzan Joanna Dulkin Hazzan Miranda Weisbuch Executive Director

Risa Kessler B'nai Mitzvah and Torah Reading Coordinator Joe Jeruzal Finance Director Sue Shrell Leon Director of Youth Engagement Leonard & Clara Savitt Youth Director Chair Beth Mayerich Adath Catering Director Jenifer Robins Director of Young Adult and Family Life

Jim Sherman Rabbis' Associate Rabbi Barry Cytron Senior Scholar

Elaine Savick Congregational Nurse

Andrea Blumberg Director of Operations and Fundraising

Janice Schachtman Gan Shelanu Preschool Director and Volunteer Coordinator

Darlene Davis Clergy Assistant

Heidi Schneider Librarian

Dorit Fishman Marketing and Communications Manager

Anna Simon Director of Congregational Life

Mikaela Bush Communications Assistant and Assistant Teacher Talor Blustin Marketing and Operations Specialist

PAID PROFESSIONAL STAFF MILESTONE YEARS OF SERVICE

Janice Schachtman 35 Cathy Parmalee 20 Gregg Parmalee 20

Juanita Torres Corrales 20 Lea Brand Goddard 5 Melissa King 5


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PAST LEADERSHIP Past Presidents

Senior Rabbis 1921-27 C. David Matt* 1927-29 Jesse Schwartz* 1930-46 Albert Gordon* 1946-52 Morris Gordon* Stanley Rabinowitz* 1953-60 1960-65 Jerome Lipnick* 1966-82 Arnold Goodman 1983-96 Barry Cytron Harold J. Kravitz 1996-present

B'nai Emet Past Presidents Herman Freidson* Alex Astren* Martin Schoenberger* Gerald Gold* Alice Flom* Lorraine Astren* Ron Burton* Evelyn Flom Beverly Dolinsky* Alan Ingber Tris Hage Martin Schoenberger* Alan Grone Bonnie Berezovsky Alan Ingber

1972-75 1975-77 1977-79 1979-81 1981-83 1983-85 1985-86 1986-87 1987-91 1991-93 1993-95 1995-97 1997-99 1999-01 2001-03

Adeel Saad Sari Lederman (co-president) Adeel Saad (co-president) Paul Tuchman (co-president) Adeel Saad

2003-05 2005-09 2006-07 2007-09 2009-11

*z"l- may their memories be for a blessing.

Joseph Schanfeld* Louis B. Schwartz* Morris Kantar* Dr. David Pink* George Stillman* Arthur Figen* Louis M. Cohen* Samuel Libman* Maurice Grossman* Ellis Peilen* Sim Heller* Sidney Goldish* David Gordon* Irving Brand* Melvin Orenstein Jerome Fischbein* Irving Nudell* Jules Levin* Gerald Miller* Esther Katz* Norman Pink Sally Appelbaum Judy Goldstein Paul Pink Joyce Orbuch Melvin Goldberg* Norman Pink Carol Bromer Jerry Zweigbaum* Raleigh Kaminsky Judy Cook David Segal David Orbuch Heidi Schneider Mike Greenstein Barbara Rubin-Greenberg Christine Kellogg Debbie Spencer Barb Fishman Julie Ziessman

1907-32 1932-35 1935-43 1943-46 1946-47 1947-48 1948-50 1950-52 1952-55 1955-58 1958-62 1962-63 1964-67 1967-69 1969-71 1971-73 1973-75 1975-77 1977-79 1979-81 1981-83 1983-85 1985-87 1987-89 1989-91 1991-93 1993-96 1996-98 1998-00 2000-02 2003-04 2004-06 2006-08 2008-10 2010-12 2012-14 2014-16 2016-18 2018-20 2020


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SHEM TOV AWARD The Shem Tov (Good Name) Award is given to individuals who have contributed substantially to congregational activity and have had significant impact on the life of the synagogue community. Each year, several months prior to the Annual Meeting, a committee composed solely of previous award recipients meets to select an individual who best mets these criteria. Sam Abrams* Herman Neff* Aaron Herman* Ellis Peilen* Sim Heller* Sidney Goldish* Sheldon Gensler David Gordon* Esther Katz* Melvin Orenstein Gerald (Sonny) Miller* Jerome Fischbein* David Sherman* Morris Besner* Jules Levin* Irving Nudell* Judy Goldstein Max & Dinah* Elkin Sidney Rich* Joyce Orbuch Martin Miller* Maurice Selcer* Goldie Wilensky* Donald Masler Raleigh Brand

*z"l- may their memories be for a blessing.

1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1967 1970 1972 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1989 1990

Sally Appelbaum Jeffrey Schachtman Daniel Heilicher* Edwin Agranoff* Norman Pink Charlotte Nudell Carol Bromer Martin Bush* & Ben Kibort* Jerry Zweigbaum* Bruce Nemer Barbara Parks Julie Kozberg Mike Greenstein Ellen Sue Parker Judy Cook Lon Rosenfield & Todd Werner Alan Gingold Bob & Debby Wolk Sue Kane Paula Fox* David Liss Cindy Dubansky Neil Meyer Chris Kellogg Jan Frisch Adath Community

1991 1993 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020


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JLL Cabinet (AW) Planning/Coordination (AW) Shabbat Presenters (JG) Ushers (JG) High Holy Days Honors (JG) Inclusion (Jim Sherman)

2021-2022

Gan Shelanu/Mishpacha (JS) Young Family Programs (AW) Liaison to Talmud Torah K-7 (AW/HK) Liaison to HMJDS (AW/HK)

Employee Benefits Employee Practices & Policies Performance Reviews

Shabbat Morning Program (SL) Kallot (SL/RK/AW) Family Kallot (SL) Rosh Hodesh (SL) Shevet Achim (SL) Maccabees/Kadima/USY (SL) College Age Outreach (AW/SL) Community Ed Partners (HW/AW) Haftorah Program (JD) Liaison to Talmud Torah 8-12 (HW/AW/SL)

Website/Chadashot Video Messages Communications Policies Press Releases/News Articles Advertisements Social Media

Adult Classes/Events Library Seniors (Jim Sherman)

Welcoming/Connectedness New Member Outreach Shabbat Greaters (DA)

Building & Furnishings (AB) Food Services (BM) Building Fund (MW)

Annual Budgeting (JJ) Monthly Forecasting (JJ) Financial Management (MW)

Fundraising Planning (AB) Annual Benefit (AB) Major Gifts

Meeting Minutes Leadership Job Descriptions Synagogue Policies


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Administrative and Finance Committee Reports


ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCE ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORTS COMMITTEE REPORTS

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Development and Fundraising The Adath community was incredibly generous this past year. Nearly half of Adath households participated in this year’s L'Chaim Campaign, giving a total exceeding $250,000 in support of Adath. Thank you to all the donors and solicitors for their commitment and continued patronage. We are grateful for the efforts of all those who participated and supported this year's campaign! Building on the excellent results of this past year, we are aiming to increase participation in the year ahead. As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, we have learned how to communicate and fundraise virtually. We hosted our 2nd Virtual Annual Benefit honoring Janice Schachtman on June 6th. Thanks to your generous donations, we were able to surpass our goal and we raised over $100,000 to help the funding of our ongoing operations of Adath and our Gan Shelanu preschool. Thank you to everyone involved, especially our sponsors, donors, Jason and Jacey Grais (Event Coordinators), and Staff! The following are some additional fundraising and development highlights from the past year: The Youth Department organized the annual Purim Carnival, raising more than $4,000 to support our congregation's youth activities. In support of new security measures, more than 100 Adath members contributed to our Security Campaign – exceeding our goal of $20,000 to fund security personnel. Adath members continued directing special gifts towards scholarships, Gan Shelanu Preschool, Adath USY, TAMID, Adath Chesed Shel Emes Cemetery, the Center for Learning and Spirituality, clergy Discretionary Funds, Yad Sima Tova, and more. Our deepest appreciation to the 2020-21 L'Chaim solicitors. Thank you for your continued participation in the L’Chaim Campaign, the Annual Benefit, and/or any other giving opportunity that is meaningful to you. The ongoing generosity of our congregation is never taken for granted and we will take every opportunity we have to continue to say thank you!

B’Shalom, Craig Spencer Vice President, Fundraising and Development


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Finance

The purpose of the Finance Committee is to provide oversight and governance regarding the financial standing of our synagogue. We do this by providing guidance and communication to the organization’s leadership to assist them in operating in a fiscally responsible manner. Throughout the year, monthly financial statements along with updated forecasts for the remainder of the year are issued to staff, Executive Committee and members of the Board of Trustees. That information is used to assess the financial performance of the various programs on a current basis so that appropriate and timely decisions can be made if/when needed. The Finance Committee meets throughout the year to discuss the financial statements and other financial matters and meets several times in the early spring to work on the annual budget. This process starts with the Finance Committee communicating financial expectations for the upcoming year with the various department leaders. The department leaders then prepare budgets for their areas for the next fiscal year based on what they know and what they expect. After this is done, the individual departmental budgets are combined into one overall operating budget, after which the Finance Committee works to bring the overall budget into balance, typically working with our executive director, finance director, clergy and various department leaders, as necessary, to revise the proposed revenues and expenses. Our fiscal year, ended May 31, 2021, was extremely challenging as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but with the help of our dedicated staff we were able to manage expenses to stay within our budget. The synagogue was also able to secure a second Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loan from the federal government in January 2021 which has provided us cash flow in the second half of our fiscal year. Based on our projections, we anticipate closing the year with a small surplus. The synagogue’s new fiscal year begins June 1st 2021, so the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to affect both our operations and financial results. In May, the Board approved an approximately $3.8 million balanced operating budget. Our fiscal 2022 budget reflects our operations based on guidance from our COVID-19 committee, but is subject to change based on how the pandemic affects the economic and operating outlook in Minnesota. The budget reflects anticipated loan forgiveness on the PPP loan we received in January, as well as the continued support we receive from the Adath Foundation. We continue to monitor expenses closely and make changes as needed. As we continue to navigate the issues brought about by the pandemic to our operating income, we owe a huge debt of gratitude to our Executive Director, Miranda Weisbuch, and our new Finance Director, Joe Jeruzal. Joe joined us on a temporary basis in November, and came on full-time in January. Their dedication and support provides us accurate, reliable, and important financial information to ensure the synagogue continues to operate successfully. I would also like to thank our incredibly devoted and talented synagogue staff who, despite today’s operational challenges, are able to provide high quality services and programming to our community. On behalf of the board, I would like to thank the members of the Finance Committee: Barb Fishman, Brad Kanter, Craig Spencer, Debbie Spencer, Al Kaufmann, Ed Zeman, Drew Zamansky, Glenn Aronauer, and Steve Gottlieb. They have all given countless hours of their time to support the synagogue and continue to work to ensure the long-term financial stability of our congregation. Jeremy Zacks Chair


ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORTS

Human Resources

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The Human Resources Committee and the VP of Human Resources continue to be dedicated to supporting the wonderful staff at Adath, particularly during this time of dealing with the COVID 19 pandemic and its impact on our congregation. We continue to provide support and guidance including the staff’s development, implementation, and maintenance of sound employment practices, and to acting in an advisory capacity to the President, Executive Committee and the Board of Trustees regarding issues dealing with employment contracts, policies, practices and procedures. Thank you to the congregants who have served on this committee and to those who have offered professional guidance and counsel regarding HR matters on a volunteer basis. Mark Freeman VP of Human Resources

Marketing and Communications This past year has been focused on building, streamlining, and upgrading Adath communications so that we could continue to come together as a community during the isolation of the pandemic. We took advantage of this year to do a major makeover and remodel of Adath communications, bringing it up to speed with these digital times. In the coming year, we plan to solidify our infrastructure and processes so that we can sail smoothly into the future. 1. We onboarded two new outstanding members of our communications team: Mikaela Bush, and Talor Blustin. They have allowed us to manage the volume of communications needs during COVID-19 and take on projects that we would have never had the capacity to take on such as: Congregants of Adath: sharing the stories, passions, or pursuits of our congregants, so that our community can get to know each other and become closer. Re-designing the Adath Foundation Website. Re-designing the Adath Website. Re-designing and maintaining Adath's social media presence. We are in the process of creating a B'nai Mitzvah Online Portal Last year we promised to create a visual identity for Adath that spans all its channels of communications. We've nearly completed this process in a short amount of time thanks to our new professional staff. 1. We streamlined our communications, cutting down on costs, promoting efficiency and giving control to our congregants. Adath Foundation website is now on Adath's website. We consolidated our email marketing services to one. We use data we gather from Zoom to cater our communications to people's interests and give options to our congregants on what they want to hear from us about and how often. We've nearly completed consolidating our Social media accounts. We will be creating re-imagined non-digital communication pieces for a targeted audience of non-technology users, cutting down on print costs and paper waste. 2. We continue to be committed to user friendliness. Creating online registrations like we did for Gan Shelanu Organizing our communications in a way that it's clear where to click to join a program, and how to reach out for help.


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Membership The pandemic has given us an opportunity to engage with members and prospective members in new and innovative ways and create programs we never dreamed possible. We effectively employed the volunteer efforts of our entire Board this year to place phone calls and make connections to existing and new members. We were delighted to welcome 5 new households to Adath this year. Our fastest growing demographic is families with children which make up 60% of these new memberships.. During the past year we hosted a drive-by Machzor pick-up, Shofar in the Parking Lot, Drive-Through Sukkah, Dreidel Wonderland, Drive-In Blessing of the Animals, Drive-Out of Egypt and many more creative programs aimed at safely engaging our entire community. We are confident that these innovative approaches to member engagement will result in even more positive results this coming year. We have been very busy providing the right support to garner new members, support existing members and continue to innovate to engage all of those in our community. During the synagogue's physical closure, Adath has demonstrated its innovativeness and flexibility as it continues to support the Adath Community. Whether members are supported online or in-person we are very fortunate to have such dynamic Clergy, staff and lay leaders who are always strategizing about new and novel ways to engage existing and prospective members. During these unprecedented times we know people need connection and community more than ever. During the past year, Adath staff and volunteers have placed over 7,000 outreach calls to our congregants. These calls were made at 5 different points throughout the year and aimed at engaging and connecting with every member of our congregation. As we emerge from the pandemic, we continue our journey of customizing our entry points into the synagogue, and meeting members exactly where they are. Adath membership is an active experience and there is no lack of activity going on at Adath. Our Daily Chadashot highlight the activities happening daily at Adath. Please visit Adath’s website regularly to see the myriad of ways Adath is continuing its programming and religious services. Please help us continue our efforts by inviting a friend to join you for a program you are participating in at Adath this year. Please let the Clergy, staff or any Board member know if there’s an Adath member who is struggling, feeling isolated or disconnected. Please let us know of newcomers in our community. Please let us know if there is a young family who is looking for a Jewish home like Adath. Please let us know if there are people looking for a new synagogue. We welcome all of you to join us in creating new relationships and sustaining existing ones. Debra Altschuler Chair


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Property and Security The Property and Security Committee oversees the ongoing operation and maintenance of the Adath Jeshurun Congregation building, grounds. Our maintenance staff does an excellent job of keeping the synagogue and grounds in top condition while seeking opportunities improving making us more energy and cost efficient. Property Committee The Property Committee is focused on continuous improvement of our physical space. They do this through a combination and balance of diligent maintenance, forward-thinking planning, and thoughtful budgeting. Security Committee The Security Committee continues to work on improving security through upgrades in these areas: staff training, updating of procedures, building and equipment upgrades, and coordination with emergency responders and Twin Cities Jewish security agencies. Thank you to our dedicated Property and Security Committee members: Gary Baron, Ivan Bonk, Joel Coffino, Jean Efron, Judy Elias, Stan Kagin, Dan Levitt, Elizabeth Mayerich, Jonathan London, Paul Pink, Lee Prohofsky, David Segal, Jacy Grais, Todd Heilicher, Mike Lurie, Uri Rosenwald, Mark Spencer, Todd Werner, Eddie Winthrop, Sharon Zweigbaum, Harlan Jacobs, Miranda Weisbuch, Andrea Blumberg, Ed Zeman and Rabbi Harold Kravitz.

Mark Spencer Vice President


Education Committee Reports


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The Center for Learning & Spirituality Adult Learning, Congregational Life and the Library The Center for Learning and Spirituality encompasses learning, prayer, and innovative experiences. The Center offers a space for everyone to connect, learn, grow, build relationships, and create community, whether in-person or online. With the move to virtual learning, we were able to seamlessly transition 95 percent of our activities online. Over the past year, we have welcomed many new faces into our virtual spaces, from within the Adath community and from around the country. This year in particular, adult learning and engagement opportunities have been important and meaningful anchor points for people as they craved connections and community. Classes, programs, events, and study groups represent the multiple spiritual dimensions of Jewish living and tradition.

A year of virtual learning and “parking lot” events: (See separate Atid section for list of their programs)

Programs Philip Roth’s Nemesis Book Discussion

Scholar-in-Residence: Rabbi Dr. Marc Gopin

From the Black Plaque to the COVID Pandemic

Authors @ Adath Series

Hope in the Time of Pandemic

Tu B’Shevat Seder w/Texas Congregation

iEngage: Jewish Values & Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Purim Dinner & Megillah Reading

Rosh Hashanah Torah Study

ScholarStream Series

Yom Kippur Torah Study

From Vilna to Suburbia Series

Yom Kippur Meditation

Mussar Pre-Pesach Series

Hillsiders (Seniors) Medicare Program

The Magic of Passover Storytelling Workshop

Center for Jewish Studies Lecture Series

Passover Matzo Brei BINGO Twin Cities-Wide Tikkun Leil Shavuot


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The Center for Learning & Spirituality Continued

Clubs Adath Reads Book Club Knitting Plus Circle

Classes Bar / Bat Torah Biblical Hebrew 1.5 & 2.0 Hebrew Reading Intro to Judaism Mussar Soul Sisters Yoga for Yids

Study Groups BLT (Bagels, Lox & Torah) Downtown Study Group Etzion Senior Study Group Midrash & Mixology Tuesday Torah Study Weekly Talmud Study

Parking Lot Events (Literally!) High Holy Day Drive Thru High Holy Day Food Drop Off Sukkot Drive Thru Blessing of the Animals Hanukkah Drive Thru Passover Drive Out

Looking to Next Year! When adult learners return to the building, our hope is to continue to offer virtual options for those who cannot join us in person or who do not live in Minnesota. With online programming, our virtual doors can be open to anyone in any corner of the world! Snowbirds won’t have to miss out on programs when they head out of town Minnesotans who don’t want to drive in snow can participate from their homes Ongoing partnerships: we will continue to partner with organizations and congregations (both in the Twin Cities and out of state) who we normally would not be able to collaborate with if we only offered in person options

Marilyn Weiss Vice President, Adult Learning


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Atid Atid, the Hebrew word for future, is an open group for anyone in their 50's and 60's that provides opportunities for deeper engagement through gatherings and events that take advantage of all the Twin Cities has to offer, as well as social, spiritual and educational opportunities at Adath. Together with Staff and Clergy, Atid members gathered virtually this year so they could remain connected with each other and our community. Over this past year we have seen a lot more new faces than in previous years with registration numbers ranging from 50-80 attendees. This year our Atiders zoomed in to a Midrash & Mixology Simchat Torah event, a spiced-up Thanksgiving cooking class, a Havdalah and Hanukkah celebration, a program of short stories, a tour of Berlin, a lecture on Germany past and present and a gallery tour of visual prayer. Through all of these online experiences, the Atid group continued to thrive. We look forward to presenting a multi-access model of online and in-person programming as we continue to grow this next year. Jeannie Gilfix and Lauren Segelbaum Atid Co-Chairs


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What a year!

Gan Shelanu Preschool

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The Adath Jeshurun Congregation’s preschool, Gan Shelanu, offers the synagogue’s youngest congregants their first sweet taste of Jewish education. The Gan’s comprehensive curriculum opens opportunities for students in a wide range of areas so they will achieve cognitive, social, emotional and physical development milestones that will provide a strong foundation for their further education. There is no “typical” year at the Gan, and that was certainly true this year! Over the summer, Gan staff worked diligently to prepare reopening procedures. All decisions were made in the interest of the safety, health and well-being of the Gan’s students, their families and the preschool staff. The new safety guidelines and protocols were followed scrupulously and families partnered with the preschool by adhering to the protocols and maintaining open and honest communication. With high hopes and large doses of optimism, the school year began as scheduled in September. Class sizes were limited ensuring a great deal of individualization; staff and (most) students wore masks; handwashing intensified; temperatures were taken every morning; sanitizing play and educational equipment increased; classes did not “mix”; children were dropped off and picked up at the door; the synagogue’s spine became a race track; the Social Hall was earmarked as a giant building site; and more. Big screen TVs were installed in all classrooms. “Zoom”, a term formerly used at the Gan by kids playing with cars and trucks, took on a whole new meaning. Birthday celebrations, Gan Shabbat and storytime with the Clergy, Cosmic Kids Yoga, and other programs were broadcast to the different classes. And, somewhat surprisingly, the school year ran incredibly smoothly! In this new COVID conscientious environment, the students thrived and parents were happy knowing their children were in a safe, loving, learning-enriched program! The kids “traveled” to Israel for Yom Haatzmaut—being socially distanced on the El Al flight. Students explored a special unit on “germs” (very apropos). The Pacer Puppets presented a “live” show on zoom and the kids “attended” a special program presented by the Minnesota Orchestra. Gan graduation was held outside with caps and gowns and special individual graduation cakes. Friendships continued to be nurtured. The 2020-2021 school year promises to be one that teachers, parents and students will not soon forget! The Gan continues to be extremely fortunate to have dedicated teachers as well as parents, grandparents, special friends and former Gan families who care so deeply about the school. Janice Schachtman Gan Shelanu Preschool Director


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Gan Shelanu Preschool


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Jewish Life and Learning L'Dor Vador - Our congregation provides Jewish enrichment for every member of Adath Jeshurun with a wide variety of opportunities to explore, learn, and connect. Our educational programming supports life-long Jewish identification and personal spiritual growth for all ages. Our clergy, professional staff, teachers and volunteers create a welcoming community committed to education and youth. From infancy through adulthood, we offer a rich array of learning opportunities: preschool programming, early elementary and family education, b’nai mitzvah training and teen education, Shabbat teaching opportunities for teens and adults, youth programs, USY, college outreach and adult learning--something for everyone. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have sought new and creative ways to educate and engage our community, while keeping everyone safe. We have offered daily opportunities for our members to connect, learn, and experience spirituality electronically from their own homes. These electronic audio and video forums have allowed us to reach members who may not have participated in these events if they had been held in our building. Through our programs and classes we strive to foster strong relationships with God, Torah, Israel, the Jewish Community and the world at large. Janice Schachtman, our beloved Director of Gan Shelanu, made the decision to retire at the end of the 2021 school year. A small committee from our congregation was formed. Based on input of past and present Gan parents and teachers, feedback from clergy, and outreach to nationally recognized early childhood Jewish preschools, we began the search process for a Director of Early Childhood Education. This new position will be the Director of Gan Shelanu and oversee the Directors of B’Yachad and Young Family engagement. After a comprehensive selection process, Julie Ziessman was named Director of Early Childhood Education and will begin in this new position this summer. We look forward to honoring Janice and the tremendous impact that she has had on our youngest families and the congregation this summer. Each Simchat Torah, the Jewish Life and Learning Cabinet selects two congregants who are honored for their inspiring service and dedication to the congregation. Last year we did not select any recipients, due to the timing of the Covid pandemic. Past honorees have enriched learning in our congregation by their volunteerism, commitment and leadership.

Past Honorees include: 2002 Irv Nudell* and Mike Greenstein 2003 Dina* and Max Elkin and Ellen Sue Parker 2004 Don Masler and Todd Werner 2005 Bruce Nemer and Joel Green 2006 Lon Rosenfield and Leslie Gotlieb 2007 Matt Gilfix* and Roni Gingold 2008 Carol Bromer and Sue Oreck 2009 Alan Gingold and Scott Grossfeld Jodi Rubin Vice President

2010 Jeannie Gilfix and Sue Kane 2011 Steve Krikava and Jonathon London 2012 Paula Fox* and Jaye Snyder 2013 Sharon Garber and Lee Prohofsky 2014 Sheila Davis and Joee Nelson and Natalie Zamansky 2015 Nancy Harold and Libby Parker 2016 Ruth Harris and Nancy Krawetz 2017 Chris Kellogg and Andrea Potashnick 2018 Bev Fishman and Greg Arenson 2019 Jacki Borofsky, Rachel Canfield, and Scott Gordon 2020 No recipient due to Covid pandemic *z”l – may their memories be for a blessing.


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Makom Much of Adath’s young adult programming has changed in the past year in response to the pandemic. Formerly in-person, Makom monthly Friday night dinners have given way to Zoom programming, including “Zoom Out Shabbat” and online holiday programming. These online events connect young adults and create space for them enjoy each other’s company in what has been, for some, an isolating time. Additionally, we provide opportunities to listen to interesting content; pray together and play games. Adath seeks to maintain its connection with young adults who grew up participating in synagogue activities; have graduated from high school; and are either studying, travelling or working. During COVID, there were a few “Coffee with the Clergy” Zoom sessions for college-age young adults wanting to check in a discuss their life in the time of the pandemic. Moving forward, opportunities like this one and touchpoints for Jewish holidays, as well in times of need, are being planned for students and other young adults not currently living in Minnesota. With the end of social distancing in site, staff and young adult leadership are surveying and listening intently to young adults to understand how the pandemic has impacted our preferences for connecting and creating community. We are working together on in-person programming like bonfires and other outdoor programs to begin this summer. Our eventual goal is to continue Makom’s premier program: Makom Fridays. Pre-pandemic, this monthly Shabbat service and dinner was attracting upwards of 60 young adults. When we are again able to meet and eat inside, we would like to continue at Prairie Care Institute above Burch Steak in Uptown – a facility that has been generously provided free-of-charge to Adath. Makom Fridays are co-hosted each month by an individual or a Jewish organization who help to plan the evening and introduces their own networks to Makom. Staff continued to reach out to Makomniks for check-ins; help meet critical needs; and further develop individual relationships. Many young adult community leaders and professionals gather for the Twin Cities Young Adult Roundtable to coordinate upcoming programming and leadership opportunities. Makomniks step into key leadership roles reflecting a sense of commitment to klal yisrael, a responsibility to the larger Jewish community. We greatly appreciate the support of Beverly and Dick Fink, the Fish-Arenson Fund, and the Andy and Barb Fishman Youth and Family Engagement Fund of Adath Jeshurun Foundation.


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Primary Education The Primary Education Committee oversees our congregation’s educational, social and spiritual programming for children from birth to 4th grade and their families. This constituency of young families at Adath is known as HaLev: Families Growing Together. The COVID-19 isolation provided many opportunities for drive-ins; drive-throughs and even a drive-out (of Egypt) for Passover. Congregants of all ages came to pick up Holy Day supplies and/or drop off food, clothing, and books for donation. Congregants brought their pets to the annual Blessing of the Animals which included a drive-through Noah’s Ark. During Sukkot, congregants experienced a drive-through sukkah and the week of Hanukkah, huge inflatables and a giant ice menorah lined the parking lot for kids and grown-ups alike to enjoy Dreidel Wonderland. Over the summer of 2020, 125 parents and educators logged in to listen to renowned child psychologist, Abi Gewirtz, launch her book When the World Feels Like a Scary Place. Gewirtz’s book includes tips for having discussions with varying aged children about topics such as climate change, race relations, the pandemic, and a variety of other relevant subjects. Throughout the year, Adath has followed up with opportunities for HaLev families to continue to discuss these challenges with their children. During the pandemic, Adath has offered Milk and Cookies with the Rabbi, bedtime stories for HaLev young children each Thursday night. A robust community of families of kids ranging in age from babies to teens logs on each week to chat with each other; hear a story and say the Shema together before bedtime. We also came together as a group on Fridays for Challah Monster so that all HaLev families could enjoy the weekly Shabbat music, prayers and fun while remaining at home or in their Gan classrooms. In collaboration with B’Yachad Sunday School, this year Adath offered monthly family Jewish holiday activities called Beyond B’Yachad which included kindergarten – 1st graders, as well as afternoon sessions for 2nd-4th graders. During COVID-19 isolation, B’Yachad’s weekly inclusive, multi-sensory educational classes were held online. During the pandemic, Adath began a partnership with the Hopkins Early Education to provide Early Childhood Jewish Family Education (ECJFE) classes online. Ten families with children ranging in age from infants - 2-year-olds met each week throughout the year with a licensed family educator. In addition, Adath clergy, staff and congregants provided Jewish parenting tips about a variety of pertinent topics. During the summer, the group will continue to meet outdoors and a new baby group will be added. As restrictions begin to lift and more people become vaccinated, Adath hopes to safely provide outdoor summer experiences for HaLev families such as Backyard Shabbat. As in past years, an Adath cohort of HaLev families plan to attend Ramah Family Camp in August. This opportunity provides a chance for young families to bond and young children to begin to experience the fun of sleep-away camp.


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Secondary Education The Secondary Education Committee oversees the activities of our children from 4th grade through high school graduation. Our responsibilities include Shabbat Morning Program (SMP), Junior Congregation, United Synagogue Youth (USY, KADIMA, and Maccabee Chapters), Heschel Society Teen Study, Teen@AIPAC, and Moving Tradition Educational Program (Rosh Hodesh for the girls and Shevet for the boys), Adath’s high school educational program, TEN@ADATH (Teen Education Network). Those classes are taught by our clergy and open to all community high school students. I am pleased to report these accomplishments: 3 Moving Traditions Educational groups: 1 Rosh Hodesh girls group: 9th grade 2 Shevet boys group: 11th and 12th grade A successful continuation of our Shabbat Morning Program (SMP) with curriculum and tutorial enhancements all being coordinated through virtual media! 6th year of Junior Congregation (K-4th grade) 6th year of teens participating in monthly Heschel Society Study 2nd year of TEN@ADATH educational weekly Tuesday classes for 9-12th gr USY & KADIMA Chapter going strong with excellent programming related to Social Action, Israel, Social, and Holiday connections. Many thanks to the devoted adult volunteers, especially the many parents that helped on committees and/or co-chaired our new Fundraisers: Winter Activity Bags, Purim CAR-Nival, Purim Auction, Purim Special Drinks, Purim Mishloach Manot! The social and educational programming for Secondary Education continues to thrive at Adath. Kim Gelperin VP, Youth Department


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Talmud Torah During the 2020-2021 school year, Talmud Torah enjoyed the strong support of both Adath and Beth El, serving 178 students in the 2nd through 8th grades. Approximately 50% of our students were Adath members. Adath members were actively involved on the Talmud Torah Board in various capacities: Voting members: Lisa Aronauer Eric Hausman – Marketing/Communications Chair Matt Heilicher Jaclyn Millner Jason Rose Dayna Shad – Family Connections Committee Incoming Chair Jennifer Zacks – Secretary Julie Ziessman – during her prior term as Adath President Ed Zeman - Adath President Ex-Officio: Steve Gilfix – Immediate Past President & Chair of Endowment & Scholarship Committees Sandy Sondell – Immediate Past President Rabbi Aaron Weininger Miranda Weisbuch The 2020-2021 was a school year like no other and Talmud Torah was able to rely on extremely strong leadership by our dedicated teachers and staff to succeed in fulfilling our mission. The school year started with a drive-through event for all families to pick up school supplies, break-time snacks, and to briefly see the teachers before classes got underway. During several more points in the year, the school—through parent volunteers and staff—provided various drop-offs at homes to supply students with materials to celebrate holidays such as Rosh Hashanah and Chanukah, as well as for individual grade level events. Our Family Connections committee provided additional ways for families to connect online, at their convenience. All classes took place via Zoom in synchronous fashion, which helped to fill the need of our families for connection, and curriculum remains focused in all our content areas including Hebrew, Jewish Living, Tanach, Israel and Tefilah. We awarded 12 eighth-graders scholarships of up to $2,000 each toward high school Israel trips. We are thankful for ongoing involvement in Talmud Torah by Adath clergy, staff members and lay leadership. Maggie Blehert President


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Yad Sima Tova Adath's Outreach Caring Community (in memory of Susan Himmelman Shapiro)- Yad Sima Tova's mission is to use the strength of our community to support Adath members and their families in times of need. We are thankful to all of our volunteers and we are always looking for more. Below is a list of the programs we offer and ways in which you can volunteer:

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Congregational Nurse: Elaine Savick reaches out to our Adath members in coordination with our clergy to assess health concerns, as well as spiritual and social needs. Through her work, she maintains a connection between our congregants and the congregation, while providing them with community resources for support. Meals: Offered to individuals and their families who need assistance while ill or after returning home from the hospital or nursing home. If you would like to volunteer to prepare a meal and deliver, please contact Kim Gedan or one of us. We will add you to our email list and reach out when a meal is needed. If you need assistance with meals, please contact one of us. Transportation: Volunteer drivers provide rides for Adath members who are unable to drive to Shabbat services or other Adath programming events. Congregant Connection (Previously Visitor/Companion): Connects with congregants in various ways. For example, Gan Shelanu Preschool provides packages to seniors during the High Holidays and Purim. Additionally, in the early stages of the COVID-19 crisis, we participated in the synagogue-wide phone outreach effort. We called congregants and recruited others to make these important calls that provided a connection to the synagogue and helped identify those who needed extra help. Bank and Bill Management: Help individuals organize their home finances and bill payments. Healing Service: Arrange for a prayer service for those who are recovering from an illness that is conducted wherever requested by the individual being comforted. Bereavement Comfort: Congregant volunteers make telephone calls and send follow up notes to members who have suffered a death of a family member. At Rosh Hashanah we prepare and mail small packages offering condolence to those members who have had a death in their family to let them know that the congregation has kept them in mind as well as their loved one. Last year, we prepared and sent over 100 packages. Minyan Calling: Calls are made to congregants who have an approaching yahrzeit to encourage their attendance at daily Minyan services. Spiritual and Religious Outreach: Arrange for volunteers to conduct services at various nursing homes. We also sponsor occasional programs for the Sholom Community for Hanukkah, Purim and/or Passover. The following are the contact people for the Yad Sima Tova programs: Elaine Savick Congregational Nurse Don Masler Healing Service Kim Gedan Meals

Zahava Stein Bereavement Norman Greenberg Transportation TBD Congregant Connection

Jim Sherman Yarhzeit Calling Arnie Blatt Bank and Bill Management Marsha Golob Spiritual / Religious Outreach

Our sincere thanks to the Susan Himmelman Shapiro Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation for their continued support and encouragement. Finally, we are grateful to the Gisell and Richie Wein Family Fund as well as several other Adath Jeshurun Foundation Funds that offer permanent ongoing support for Yad Sima Tova's outreach efforts. If you would like to get involved with any of our programs, contact Diane at 952-544-0474 or Tema at 763-559-2038. Diane Arenson and Tema Rosenbaum Co-chairs


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Congregational Nurse Program of Yad Sima Tova The Congregational Nurse Program grew out of Adath’s Outreach Caring Community: Yad Sima Tova as a natural extension of its mission and purpose. The Congregational Nurse brings the medical, spiritual and social dimensions of healing to our congregants. Elaine Savick is our Congregational Nurse and is a registered nurse with many years experience. Elaine is also a certified Honoring Choices Facilitator (for writing health care directives) and has completed the Foundations of Faith Community Nursing training. She has recently been trained to facilitate the Stepping On falls reduction program and presentations. The Nurse works closely with the clergy as an extension of their pastoral work enabling them to reach more members in a timely way. The Congregational Nurse does not provide hands-on care, but she does: Assess needs Visit Adath members and families in their homes and other settings or maintain contact by phone to offer support and guidance when recovering from an illness or when facing health issues Update out of town family members as appropriate with permission Act as a health educator Provide guidance on health options and act as a health advocate Make referrals to JFCS and other community resources as appropriate Make referrals to Adath services and programs and to Adath clergy as appropriate Attend care conferences with family members Support congregants and their families who are in hospice care or dealing with serious illness or isolation Assist individuals with writing a health care directive Serve as a resource to Adath staff members regarding health issues within their families More information may be found in the Congregational Nurse program brochure, available in Adath kiosks and on the Adath website in the “Resources” section. Marc and Julie Kozberg have been very generous in their support of the Congregational Nurse Program. Their participation along with that of other Adath Foundation funds in this valuable outreach activity is very much appreciated, and we extend our heartfelt thanks to them. Hospitals and care facilities under present laws no longer release patient information to Adath. Elaine relies on the clergy, families and friends as well as direct contacts from the members themselves for her referrals. Everyone in the Adath Jeshurun Congregation needs to be a part of her work as a caring and compassionate community, keeping her in mind as we see individuals that may need her help. Concerned congregants may contact the Congregational Nurse on behalf of themselves or others. To leave a private, confidential message for the Nurse, call 952.215.3936 or send an email to nurse@adath.net.

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Archives In 2002, The Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest (JHSUM) founders, Nathan and Teresa Berman (of blessed memory) created an endowment for the JHSUM collection housed in the Anderson Library on the campus of the University of Minnesota. Over the past sixteen years your committee has collected 127 years of archival material documenting the 127 years of the history of the Adath Jeshurun Congregation. Together with the history of Bnai Emet congregation, we have amassed invaluable material of archival history that will be available to scholars and future generations to preserve our rich history dating back to 1884. Over the years we have collected several additional boxes of historical material that were delivered to Kate Dietrick, our archivist. She has processed and integrated the papers into the files that have been digitized and are available for any one doing research concerning our congregation. Your committee is continuously searching for material to add to our archives. If you have materials that you believe are pertinent to our collection, you may take them to the synagogue and we will see that they are taken to the Berman Archives at the University of Minnesota. Should you have any questions, contact either Carolyn Abramson at baubiec@comcast.net or Norman Pink at dorthnorm@aol.com. Carolyn Abramson and Norman Pink Co-chairs

Art & Design The mission of this committee is to enrich Jewish identity, spirituality and generational continuity through the visual arts. The committee accepts, preserves and displays creative works and objects that represent a wide range of Jewish themes and observances. Adath has an extensive art collection, which has been assembled mainly from generous donors for almost a century and includes quality paintings, original prints, sculptures, photography, commemorative plaques, banners, and ritual objects. Due to space restrictions, additional art works are not presently being sought. The art collection is rotated every few months. On occasion, we install temporary visiting exhibits. Committee members in the last year include: Lucy Rose Fischer, Chair; Joel Kaplan, Betty Kohn, Paul Pink, Lee Prohofsky, Dianne Silverman, Peter Sussman, and Sharon Zweigbaum. Lucy Rose Fischer Chair


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Cemetery Adath Jeshurun maintains two cemeteries, Adath Chesed Shel Emet Cemetery at 36th & Winnetka in Crystal and B’nai Emet Cemetery near 70th and Penn in Richfield. The mission of the Cemetery Committee is to ensure all members of the Jewish faith and their spouses and children have a dignified internment and an honorable place of rest in perpetuity. A few highlights of our past year: A virtual Kever Avot service led by our Adath Jeshurun clergy was provided in lieu of services at the cemeteries. Private memorial prayers were provided by committee members who could not come to the cemetery on their own. Prayers are also requested from out-of-town families, or a member can lead your family in prayers. In 2021, the Memorial Day Program was held at the Adath Chesed cemetery. The program featured the Department Commander of the Minnesota Jewish War Veterans. Flags were placed on graves of Veterans and Shoah Survivors with assistance from Scout Unit 738 chartered by the Sabes JCC. We invite all community members to join us for this meaningful ceremony to recognize all veterans who were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice. We are pleased to announce a major donation to initiate the design and support the construction of an elegant pavilion for programs and services. This space will provide a protected location to hold a memorial service, especially for those families who are not affiliated with a synagogue. Construction is expected to be complete by the end of 2021. Cemetery Board members include: Rabbi Harold Kravitz, Hersh Berman, Leslie Goldblatt, Mel Goldfein, Norm Greenberg, Joel Mintzer, Jeremy Passer, Joe Peilte, David Sandler, Jonathan Shaver, and Thomas Wexler. There are a lot of activities with the cemetery. Please consider volunteering your time. With questions or to purchase a grant of burial, please feel free to contact any committee member or our Superintendent, Michael Morris, at 612.998.0077. Jonathan Shaver Chair


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Chevra Kavod HaMet Adath‘s nationally-recognized, award-winning Chevra Kavod Hamet (Society to Honor the Deceased) was founded over 45 years ago by congregants who wanted to help other congregants in a time of need. The Chevra has since become an integral part of the continuum of congregational life. The all-volunteer Chevra provides comfort and support to bereaved families, while honoring the deceased by providing a traditional Jewish funeral for any Adath member upon request. Chevra funerals are simple, dignified, and provided at a modest cost. Volunteers contribute their time and talents to administrative tasks, education, outreach, ritual participation, or support to bereaved families-whatever is comfortable for them. In calendar year 2020, the Chevra served 15 families, about 51.7% of all congregant funerals. The families we serve consistently praise the Chevra for being present and for providing meaningful support and loving care, and attention to practical needs, at a time when they needed it the most. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused changes to the work of the Chevra. For safety reasons, the Washburn-McReavy funeral home professional staff now performs a modified tahara (washing and purifying of a deceased body) instead of a full tahara by Chevra volunteers, and sitting shmira (watching over a dead body) has been suspended. With COVID vaccinations changing the landscape of pandemic seclusion, we anticipate returning slowly and thoughtfully to modified versions of tahara and shmira in the foreseeable future. The Chevra continues to provide assistance with preplanning a Chevra funeral. Preplanning offers many emotional, spiritual and financial benefits and we encourage all congregants to consider this option. Contact Cindy Dubansky at 612.308.0166 or adathchevra@gmail.com for Chevra preplanning information and assistance. Kol Hakavod to our Chevra volunteers with the leadership team and tachrichim (burial shroud) makers who continue to volunteer behind the scenes during the pandemic. We encourage you to learn more about the Chevra Kavod Hamet through the Adath website, Chevra brochures in the brochure racks and Plain Pine Box, a documentary about the Chevra and its work, available in the Adath Library in DVD and book formats. Join the dozens of Adath members who provide meaningful emotional and spiritual consolation to those who have experienced a loss. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for late/post-pandemic roles as shomrim (watcher of the deceased), Shomrim Arranger, First Contact, tahara team, and other positions. Plan ahead and start learning how you can contribute! For more information or pre-planning, for presentations to your committee, group or Havurah, or to VOLUNTEER, please contact Cindy Dubansky, 612.308.0166 or Joe Peilte, 612.968.7504; or by email, adathchevra@gmail.com. Chevra Leadership Team: Cindy Dubansky & Joe Peilte, Co-Administrators Scott Gordon Norm Greenberg Bruce Nemer (Emeritus)


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The Hesed Committee’s mission is to coordinate and provide opportunities for acts of justice and loving-kindness within the synagogue and our community. Over the past year, Hesed continued to focus on the issues of food insecurity, housing and racial justice. Many congregants participated in Hesed activities throughout the year through both volunteer and financial support. Food Insecurity Hesed’s Giving Circle, which benefits ICA, PRISM and STEP food shelves, is in its fourth year. Congregants become part of the Giving Circle by donating $36 or by volunteering for three hours at one of the three food shelves, Loaves and Fishes, or at Our Saviour’s Community Services. All three food shelves received generous checks last October and again for the 2020 March Food Share. Our annual Yom Kippur Food drive collected 5,000 pounds of food for STEP, as well as cash donations. Volunteers paid for, cooked and served meals every month for Our Saviour’s Community Services and every other month for Loaves & Fishes. The Giving Circle initiated three annual celebrations this year at each of the food shelves. Attendees volunteered at ICA, STEP and PRISM’s “Shop for Change”, presented a generous check from Hesed’s Giving Circle, and celebrated. Housing Committee members from Edina, Plymouth, and Minnetonka continued to work within their own cities to promote affordable housing with the help of JCA. Committee members and concerned congregants worked on affordable housing “teams" that supported legislation to help prevent homelessness and make more affordable housing units available across the metro area. The committee provided financial support to MICAH, an interfaith council dedicated to promoting affordable housing. Racial Justice The Hesed committee provided financial support and advocacy to organizations that support racial justice: NACOEJ, the North American Coalition on Ethiopian Jewry, provides better lives for Ethiopian children & families in Israel. Jewish Community Action- To advocate on behalf of immigrants on a local level, Hesed chose JCA as this year’s recipient of the Purim Pushke fundraiser. Hesed has continued to support the work of JCA, which seeks to promote racial and economic justice in our community. Joint Religious Legislative Coalition- Hesed continued to support the work of JRLC, which promotes racial justice through legislative change. Hesed committee members, congregants and supporters worked hard again this year to make a significant difference in our community through volunteer support and financial contributions. These accomplishments could not be done without you. Due to the pandemic, volunteering has temporarily been curtailed. However, contributions to Hesed to support our partners provide a lifeline to those in need. Hesed and the community greatly appreciates your support! Committee members: Robert Altman, Michelle Basman, Bonnie Berezovsky, Carol Bromer, Sherry Coffino, Sheree Curry, Darlene Davis, Cindy Dubansky, Barbara Friedman, Sharon Garber, Ed Goldsmith, Marcy Harris, Harlan Jacobs, Rabbi Harold Kravitz, Steve Krikava, Gwyn Leder, Don Masler, Fran Meier, Rachel Orman, Larry Parks, Cindy Reich, Joy Sandler, Veta Segal, Lynn Seigel, Beth Silverwater, Jaye Snyder, Judith Tennebaum, Robin Zadaka Joy Sandler Chair


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Inclusion The mission of the Committee for inclusion of People with Special Needs is to open the doors of Adath Jeshurun Congregation to all and facilitate accommodations that enable participation in all aspects of synagogue life. Due to the pandemic COVID-19 virus of this past year, this committee was not able to regularly meet. Fortunately, we were able to meet in early 2020 to plan for and celebrate Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) in February. This is what we accomplished for JDAIM: We had information on Inclusion posted to the Adath website as well as in the Chadashot. We were able to introduce Closed Captioning for our Zoom services. SMP incorporated JDAIM lessons throughout the month to our students. Rabbi Weininger devoted his d’var Torah for the JDAIM Shabbat service to the theme of the day. We now have a web page devoted to Inclusion. Committee members: Etta Barry (Chair), Jim Sherman (staff liaison), Joel Brand, Raleigh Brand, Ed Goldsmith, Ruth Harris, Marcie Kelner, Miriam Kieffer, Marlee Kivens, Lori Leder-Fogel, Elaine Savick, Veta Segal, Beth Silverwater, Rollie Troup, Sam Troup-Cardoso We are pleased to be recognized as a standing committee with representation on the Adath Board of Trustees. The purpose of the Inclusion Committee is to identify the inclusion and diversity strengths, issues and opportunities within the synagogue community. We meet to share ideas, struggles and best practices. We are looking for congregants who have disabilities, family members of people with disabilities, professionals in disability-related fields and any other interested congregants who have a desire to be a part of our work. Please contact us at ebarry64@comcast.net to volunteer. Etta Barry Chair


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Israel and Masorti The Adath Israel Committee strives to enhance our connection to Israel and Masorti. The committee’s goal is to promote a deeper engagement by our members with Israel and Israelis, and to create a connection to Jewish peoplehood through our relationship with Israelis and Israeli history. We organize educational opportunities for our Adath members and for the greater community on issues of interest and importance concerning Israel. We support and build connections between Adath Jeshurun and Magen Avraham, our sister congregation in Omer, Israel, just outside Be'er Sheva. We are excited to announce we have a new Rabbi at Magen Avraham, Rabbi Yosef Baruch Frumer. Rabbi Yosef is a proud graduate of our rabbinical intern program. He interned for two years, under the supervision of Rabbi Yonatan and Rabbi Dikla. We are excited for the congregation and hope that soon we will be able to meet again, face to face, in Israel and Minneapolis. All of Masorti’s hard work and efforts to obtain religious pluralism is coming to fruition. Israel’s Supreme Court recently ruled that conversions performed in Israel through the Masorti and the Reform movements must be recognized by the state for the purpose of citizenship under the Law of Return. Under the Law of Return, any person converted abroad is allowed to make Aliyah and obtain citizenship. Until now, the Masorti and the Reform movements have abstained from converting those without an Israeli ID or needed to send them abroad to convert to obtain their citizenship. “The purpose of the Law of Return is to encourage any Jew – whether they were born as Jews, or chose to become part of the Jewish people through conversion – to make Aliyah (immigrate) to Israel." This decision means that Israel’s Supreme Court recognizes conversions officiated and certified through the Masorti and the Reform movements in Israel within the Law of Return. These converts will now receive Israeli citizenship, which they had not been eligible for until now. The Minneapolis Jewish community is paired with the city of Rehovot as a part of the global Partnership2Gether (P2G) program and we have continued to stay connected virtually. Israel opened up to tourism in late May of this year, and through P2G, there is a very exciting upcoming Global Experience program: a “delicious” culinary trip in October. Check out the link to the trip, join us to see what we do in the most “appetizing” way possible https://jewishminneapolis.org/culinaryglobalexperience. These are challenging times, and we all are navigating through difficult changes in our lives to stay connected. We are fortunate to be a part of a strong community and we will get through it together. We hope that you all are healthy and staying safe. Kim Gedan and Scott Gordon Co-chairs


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Keruv The Keruv Committee, established by the Board of Trustees, held its first meeting in May 2005 for the purpose of creating a congregational culture which draws in and brings close members of our Community who may feel marginalized or without a voice in our synagogue family such as single people, couples without children, interfaith families and members of the LGBTQ+ community. An important component of the Keruv Committee’s work consists of examining current synagogue policies, literature, questionnaires and documents in light of the changing population within our community and the Conservative Movement, with an eye to inclusivity. With the guidance of our rabbis, the Keruv Committee is known for its thought-provoking discussions, as we delve into the more complicated issues that can arise within the life of our synagogue. The model we follow is to name the “issue”, study relevant texts and engage in meaningful and thoughtful conversation to arrive at a conclusion or consensus. This year began as we were facing dual crises; the continuing pandemic and the tragic killing of George Floyd. In June, a subcommittee of Keruv was formed to focus on antiracism, called Adath’s Antiracism Committee. This committee will be described further in a separate section of the Annual Report. Keruv members met to discuss ways that antiracism could be folded into its work of inclusivity and decided that communication with congregants was an essential first step. The initial focus has been on Adath’s web presence. The committee studied web pages of other synagogues and organizations, pulled out suggestions that could be tweaked for Adath and began to collect images of congregants that reflect our diversity. This work will be continued in 2021. The committee also continued to work with J-Pride to support the LGBTQ+ community. Dedicated Adath members who served on the Keruv Committee this year: Sandy Baron, Rebecca Biderman, Andy Kibort, Abby Kirschner, Debra Krawetz, Lois Kozberg, Jeffrey Levy, Susanna Lodge, Don Masler, Neil Meyer, Ella Meyerson, Rachel Orman, Barbara Rubin-Greenberg, Miriam Segall, Annette Sandler, Jeff Sherman, Debbie Spencer, Rabbi Kravitz, Rabbi Weininger and Julie Ziessman. Special thanks to the Rabbis for their outstanding leadership and to all committee members for their dedication to creating an inclusive culture in our Congregation. Sharon Garber Chair


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Adath Anti-Racism Adath’s Antiracism Committee (AAC) was formed in June 2020 in response to the murder of George Floyd and the protests that followed as well as the unanimous support of our Board of Trustees to sign onto a national statement to say Black Lives Matter. It was initially formed as a sub-committee under Keruv but has been operating independently. As a committee, we are working with our congregational family to initiate reflection and action to further our commitment to antiracist work, which includes racial diversity, understanding and inclusiveness. In How to Be an Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi writes, “An antiracist idea is any idea that suggests the racial groups are equals in all their apparent differences—that there is nothing right or wrong with any racial group. Antiracist ideas argue that racist policies are the cause of racial inequities.” During Yom Kippur, Rabbi Kravitz gave a sermon on antiracism and we facilitated a forum on racism and security. We created an AAC page on the Adath website at www.adathjeshurun.org which has books, documentaries, articles and information about upcoming events and opportunities to get involved with actions we are taking. In February, we met with Keruv to discuss ways of incorporating antiracism into their work and will continue to meet with other committees in the future. Also in February, we provided a D’var Torah and after-services discussion with attendees and in March hosted a facilitated discussion open to all congregants that attracted over 40 people. In May, we joined with Temple Beth-El of Birmingham, Alabama for a program which included a talk by Lisa McNair whose sister was killed in the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church. In addition to partnerships with other synagogues, we will be examining multi-faith partnerships as well. We are proud of what we have accomplished but understand that it has only just begun. All of this work has only been possible because of the dedicated work of our members who are passionate about antiracism and have devoted many hours to the cause: Mitchell Bender, Sheree Curry, Michelle Kuhl, Alisha Litman-Zelle, Riv-Ellen Prell, Linda Stone, Julie Ziessman, Rabbi Kravitz and Rabbi Weininger.

Sharon Garber Dudley Deshommes-Kohls Co-Chairs


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MAZON Advocacy Project: Minnesota For the past year, the Mazon Advocacy Project: Minnesota (MAP:MN) continued to function on a virtual basis. Action alerts were disseminated through a Facebook group and through the Adath Hesed Committee. The group supported priorities developed by the Partners to End Hunger Coalition. For the 2021 legislative session, those priorities included funding for emergency food pantries (including STEP, PRISM, and ICA), funding for the Market Bucks program at Minnesota farmers markets, and new rules to prevent ‘shaming’ of students who are unable to pay their school lunch debts. Looking to the future, Mazon has hired a new staff person to reinvigorate its synagogue organizing efforts. The expectation is that MAP:MN will eventually be replaced by a new system for supporting the organizations work to end hunger in Minnesota, the United States, and Israel. Information about Mazon and its work is available at the organization’s website: https://mazon.org/ Steven Krikava Chair


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Nominating Continuing Officers, Board Trustees and positions NOT requiring approval Officers (thru 2022): VP Adult Learning.....................................Marilyn Weiss** VP Property................................................Mark Spencer VP Secondary Education.........................Kim Gelperin Immediate Past President......................Barb Fishman Second Immediate Past President...... Debbie Spencer Board of Trustees (through 2022): Sandy Baron** Janet Frisch** Jana Savitz Jeffrey Sherman

Susie Held** Mark Stesin

Marty Stillman

Board of Trustees (through 2023): Alexis Kessler Jeff Daniels Recommended for Approval at the 2021 Congregational Annual Meeting Officers (through 2023): President.............................................. Ed Zeman VP Communications.......................... Debra Altschuler VP Fundraising & Development...... Jeff Usem VP Human Resources....................... Mark Freeman** VP Jewish Life & Learning..................Jodi Rubin VP Membership...................................Natalie Zamansky VP Primary Education........................Andrea Potashnick Secretary............................................. Ann Miller Treasurer..............................................Jeremy Zacks

Board of Trustees (through 2022): Jenna Budda Board of Trustees (through 2023): David Sherman** Board of Trustees (through 2024): Nancy Getzkin**, Jason Grais**, Allie Greenstein, Stacy Horwitz, Stacy Kibort, Sarah Orbuch**, Skylar Werde, Drew Zamansky**

Standing Committee Chairs as of January 2021: Cemetery.......................................... Jonathan Shaver & Leslie Goldblatt Chevra Kavod Hamet.....................Bruce Nemer & Cindy Dubansky Hesed.................................................Joy Sandler Inclusion............................................Etta Barry Keruv..................................................Sharon Garber TAMID……………………………………......TBD Women of Adath ............................Ardis Wexler Yad Sima Tova..................................Diane Arenson & Tema Rosenbaum Youth Commission..........................TBD Respectfully submitted by the 2021 Nominating Committee: Barb Fishman, Chairperson Debbie Spencer, Chris Kellogg, Leslie Orenstein, Sarah Sherman **Second Term


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Women of Adath Women of Adath celebrated 101 years of affiliation with Women’s League for Conservative Judaism in 2020. Our history of being an integral part of the Adath Community goes back to before its Articles of Incorporation were signed. While we had to limit our activities due to COVID, we continued our financial commitments to the Gan and USY, establishing scholarship funds to both organizations. We are negotiating to purchase and install two benches to be placed at the end of the sidewalk at the back entrance of the building. We hope to continue offering programs of interest to the congregation and our members. We welcome your continued support. On a special note, we recognize the election of our immediate past president, Ruth Harris, as president of the Intracontinental Region. Her installation took place on April 25, 2021, as part of the virtual Spring Conference. Ruth, an exceptional leader, has demonstrated an energetic commitment both to Women of Adath and the general community. Well done, Ruth!

Ardis Wexler and Judy Goldstein Co-presidents, Women of Adath


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Adath Jeshurun Foundation The Adath Jeshurun Foundation is the covenant generations past and present have made with generations yet to come to ensure the Adath community will be there for them as it is here for us. The Adath Jeshurun Foundation provides donors with a way to meet the Adath Jeshurun Congregation’s present needs and secure its future. As of December 30, 2020, the Foundation had assets with a market value of $12,048,306. We have recovered from last year’s market downturn and continue to work with CAPTRUST, our investment advisors, to preserve and grow our assets for the long term. The Foundation consists of over 100 endowed funds and three individual chairs: The Max Newman Family Chair in Rabbinics, the Leonard and Clara Savitt Youth Director Chair, and the Berman Family Chair in Jewish Learning. The Foundation also has commitments for over 106 planned gifts. During the past year the following new Funds were established with the Foundation: Phyllis W. & Rabbi Barry D. Cytron Fund Weisbuch Family Fund Women of Adath Fund Women of Adath USY Fund During this past year, our congregation honored Rabbi and Senior Scholar Barry Cytron on his 50 years of service as a Rabbi by establishing the Phyllis W. and Rabbi Barry D. Cytron Fund for the support of innovative educational programming for the enrichment of contemporary Jewish life with the Foundation. The Foundation thanks the many individuals and families who have made contributions to establish the Fund and wishes Barry and Phyllis all of the health and happiness they so richly deserve. The Foundation is deeply grateful to all those whose past, present, and future gifts ensure the continued existence of a strong, vibrant Adath community, now and in the future. During the past year Adath members and other generous donors established new Funds totaling over $200,000 with the Foundation. This spring, the Foundation made its annual distribution to the Adath Community to support its ongoing operations and programming. Finally, I want to thank the following Board members and staff for their service in 2020-2021: Board Members: Joe Rubenstein, Foundation President Sally Appelbaum Barb Fishman Judy Goldstein Dr. Stan Kagin Al Kaufmann Chris Kellogg

Joseph Rubenstein, President Adath Jeshurun Foundation

Rabbi Harold Kravitz Dr. Jeffrey Mandel Joel Mintzer Charles Newman Jason Rose, Foundation Investment Chair Barbara Rubin-Greenberg David Segal, Director Emeritus

Craig Spencer, Synagogue VP of Fundraising & Development Jon Tarshish Jeremy Zacks Rabbi Aaron Weininger Miranda Weisbuch, Executive Director (Ex-Officio) Ed Zeman, Synagogue President


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Adath Jeshurun Foundation Funds We Proudly Honor the Permanent Endowment Funds of Adath Jeshurun Foundation: Adath Life Members Fund Albert, Minnie & Sandra Bergman Fund Alvin & Judy Goldstein Israel Scholarship Fund Andrew Seitel Fund Arleen & Leonard Gruenberg Library Fund Art Brand Scholarship Fund Avis Margulies Savitt Gan Shelanu Fund Bach/Segall Family Fund Badower Family Fund Barbara & Larry Parks Scholarship Fund Barbara Zeman Pentelovich Fund Ben & Miriam Kaitz Family Scholarship Fund Ben & Reva Kibort Fund Bender Scholarship Fund Berman Family Chair in Jewish Learning Bernard & Ida Gingold Fund Bernice & Jerry Fischbein Memorial Fund Bertram & Charlotte Cooper Adult Education Fund Bnai Emet Fund Bnai Emet Scholarship Fund Briskin-Sholler Family Scholarship Fund Bruce Walonick Family Fund Brusso Fund Burton & Marty Abramson Fund Burton Kronick Fund Capital Repair & Replacement Fund Chai Fund Charles & Elizabeth Grossman Staff Education Fund Charles Frisch Adult Education Fund Charlotte & Richard Berman Family Fund Chevra Endowment Fund Corinne & Robert Neuman Gan Enrichment Fund Dan & Pearl Berdass Family Fund David Marc Thaler Memorial Fund Diane Jolson Legacy Fund Dorothy & Martin Milstein Scholarship Fund Dr. Milton & Etta Fay Orkin Family Fund Education Programming Fund Edythe & Burton Toles Fund Elaine Gingold Fund Ella & Alexander Chester Fund Ellis & Ruth Peilen Family Fund Esther & Bennett Goldberg Access Fund Ezrilov Family Fund Ferne & Edward Grosmann Social Action Fund Fink Life Members Fund

Fishman Family Engagement Fund Foundation General Fund Fred & Margo Berdass Scholarship Fund Gan Shelanu Scholarship Fund Gan Shelanu Education Programming Fund Gaviser Family Fund George & Ida Kleineman Family Fund Geraldine & Herbert Fineberg Family Fund Getzkin Kopman Family Youth Fund Gilbert & Rita Greenberg Family Fund Gisell & Richie Wien Family Fund Grace & Morris Besner Gan Shelanu Fund Greenstein Family Fund Grone Family Music Fund Gross Family Library Fund Harold & Elaine Rubin Gan Shelanu Endowment Fund Harold & Zelda Goldenberg Israel Experience Fund Harry & Marilyn Karasov Family Fund Hazzan Scott & Marcy Buckner Family Fund Heddy & Max Levy Ritual Fund Helen & Mike Sandler Fund Henry & Fannie Farb Library Fund Henry & Harriet Davis Family Fund Howard & Marilyn Fischbein Fund Ida & Irving Greenfield Education Fund Ira & Jacqueline Heilicher Interfaith Fund Irving & Frances Herman Education Fund Jack & Rochelle Sutin Fund Janus Korczak Scholarship Fund Jean & Philip Freeman Family Fund Jeannie & Steve Gilfix Family Fund Jerome Solomon Scholarship Fund Jerry & Sharon Zweigbaum Family Art Fund Jewish Studies for a Better World Fund Joe & Estelle Kane Family Fund Joseph L. Linoff & Hyman & Edith Edelman Scholarsh Josephine Feingold Moss Family Fund Joy Sandler Family Hesed Fund Jules & Gay Rosenthal Fund for Lifelong Learning Jules & Rose Levin Building Fund Kagin Family Fund Karen Siegel-Jacobs Fund Kellog Family Fund Ken & Sally Appelbaum Keruv Fund


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Adath Jeshurun Foundation Funds Kopsi Family Hesed & Social Justice Fund Kuperman-Aronauer-Sondell Family Scholarship Fund Kurt & Lee Lindau Education Fund Landscape Beautification Fund L'Dor V'Dor Lumel Family Fund Leah & Harold Davis Family Fund Leon Naomi Phyllis Kaplan Gan Scholarship Fund Leonard & Clara Savitt Youth Director Chair Linda Weber Hesed Fund Lorraine & Alex Astren Jewish Studies Fund Lorraine & Sidney Sherman/Schwarfield Fund Marion L. & John C. Gepner Family Fund for Youth Markowitz Family Fund Marlene & Sandy Goldberg Family Fund Martha Susan Cohen Fund Martin & Bonnie Bush Family Fund Martin & Ginger Bell Jewish Enhancement Fund Martin Miller Family Fund Marvin & Sharon Bookin Fund Max Newman Chair in Rabbinics Maxine & Mike Ritt Fund Mel & Beatsy Orenstein Teachers' Education Fund Melzer Family Fund MHN Fund Millie & Norton Stillman Garden Fund Minnie Weisberg Memorial Fund Morton & Merle Kane Family Fund N. Bud & Beverly Grossman Foundation Fund Nate & Claire Roberts Family Fund Norman & Dee Silver Fund Norman & Dorothy Pink Family Leadership Fund Norman Cohen Family Education Fund Numero Steinfeldt Lecture Program Orbuch Family Fund Parish Family Fund Paul Salloway Camp Scholarship Fund Paula & Norman Fox Family Fund Perl Family Fund Phillips Family Foundation Fund Phyllis & Dan Heilicher Fund Phyllis W & Rabbi B Cytron Fund Prentice & Marion Shapiro Family Music Fund Red & Irene Goldstein Simcha Fund Ronna & Victor Goldsteen Fund Rose & Jay Phillips Fund Rosella M. Lent Gan Shelanu Scholarship Fund Russell& Sylvia Schwartz Israel Scholarship Fund Ruth King-Smith Family Israel Education Fund

Ruth Liman & Beverly Liman Lederfine Fund Ruthie & Elliott Gensler Memorial Fund Saad - Schoenberger Fund Saba and Savta Fund Sandra & Irwin Mandell Fund Saul Winton Fund Camp Ramah Scholarship Fund Schanfield - Schwartz Family Fund Schneider Family Tenuah Fund Sheila & Steven Sigel Family Fund Shirley & Zollie Baratz Scholarship Fund Sidney & Irene Levin Scholarship & Education Fund Stephanie Sargent Gan Shelanu Fund Sussman Family Shabbat Fund Tennebaum Family Social Justice Fund The Hesed Fund The Masorti Fund The Michael Paul Family Fund The Scholarship Fund Toby & Maurice Silverman Family Programming Fund Weisbuch Family Fund William & Harriet Lumel Fund William & Ruth Seltz Youth Fund Women of Adath Fund Women of Adath USY Fund

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2020-2021 Adath Annual Report  

Read this year's Annual Report for updates on Adath's progress and activities during the 2020-2021 year!

2020-2021 Adath Annual Report  

Read this year's Annual Report for updates on Adath's progress and activities during the 2020-2021 year!

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