Annual Report 2012-2013
The MJCC is dedicated to the enrichment of Jewish life by providing for the social, cultural, educational, and recreational needs of the Jewish community, and serving as the common meeting place for the entire Jewish community.
Dear Friends of the MJCC, 99 years and stronger than ever! We are proud to continue our long tradition of providing for the social, cultural, educational and recreational needs of Portland’s Jewish community. Of course, we welcome all individuals who choose to cross our threshold. And a lot of people do pass through these doors. We can now boast of having more than 4,000 members who visit us on a regular basis. But we also have many guests who come for events, try out the fitness center or eat at the Cafe at the J. We estimate that more than 10,000 different people visit MJCC every year. People come to MJCC for many reasons. Some visit as part of their regular workout routine; some take advantage of one of the few therapy pools in the area; maybe they meet friends weekly for a game of mah jongg; maybe they participate in the unique Inpower exercise class for those currently undergoing cancer treatment or they might be attending an event in our ballroom. Whatever the reason, we strive to assure that they feel welcome and part of our community. Over this next year, we will be celebrating our 100th Anniversary – a truly momentous occasion. As we celebrate our history and plan for the next century of service to the Jewish community and the entire Portland community, come take full advantage of all the opportunities available. Check out our full schedule of activities. Check out our calendar on the website. Try something you haven’t tried before or maybe you just share the center with a friend who has not yet been welcomed into our community. This Annual Report is an opportunity to thank all of those who have helped to build this community. You will find a list of generous supporters who made contributions over the past year. We are especially thankful of those who have contributed to our Roots & Rafters campaign. We would be remiss if we did not also thank all of those who came before. Everyone who has contributed to this community over the past 99 years deserves our gratitude. Thank you to everyone who has contributed in the past and who will be with us as we move into our next century. B’shalom,
Barry Benson President, Board of Directors
Robert Philip President, Board of Directors
Beth Germain Jordana Levenick Interim Executive Director Operations Manager Chief Financial Officer
The Mittleman Jewish Community Center is a proud beneficiary of the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland and is proud of our partnership with them in strengthening our local Jewish community and greater Portland community.
â€œI love the environment that enables me to exercise, meet new friends, and dine in a casual atmosphere, all in one hospitable location.â€? - Neil Wolfson
Cultural â€œI enjoy listening to the Jewish Community Orchestra at the MJCC. Concerts are uplifting and accessible to all.â€? - Marge Congress
“I believe MJCC’s Women’s Day of Jewish Learning is a valuable educational opportunity, bringing Jewish women together to study on topics ranging from female biblical characters to the concept of community.” - Sylvia Frankel
Recreational â€œI actually look forward to Monday mornings because I get to play basketball with other women at the MJCC! It is a great workout and a perfect way to start the week.â€? - Sarah Korach
e c la P g n ti e e M n o m Com â€œWe love the sense of community where people greet us by name when we walk in the door.â€? - Megan and Taylor Doren
Financials MJCC By the Numbers! 80,400 Number of miles our members run on MJCC treadmills annually.
Financials Revenues 5% Federation Operating Allocation
1500+ Members – a historic high! 1,000+ Number of soccer games in the
99 Hours the MJCC is open each week. 99 Number of years the MJCC has been serving Jewish Portland.
47% Membership 8% Rentals
15 New cultural programs this year so far!
10 Bistro Nights annually. 1 You! Our focus is always on the individual. MJCC Pillar Behaviors
These values guide our staff every day.
Expenses 14% Occupancy
B’ruchim Ha’Baim - Welcome Ezrah - Help or Assist B’Yachad - Teamwork
11% Office Administration
Nikayon - Cleanliness Kehillah - Build Community L’hitraot - See You Again Soon Ruach - Serve with Spirit and Have Fun
We are extremely grateful for the incredible support bestowed upon Mittleman Jewish Community Center by the community. We would like to acknowledge all of our supporters who contributed during our 2012-2013 fiscal year (July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013). Listed below are the generous supporters who have supported MJCC with pledges and contributions to support general operations, programs and our Roots and Rafters Campaign to upgrade and enhance the Schnitzer Family Campus. We do strive to create an accurate list to properly acknowledge our generous supporters, but if you see an error or omission, please accept our sincere apologies and contact James K. Phelps, Director of Development at 503.535.3594 or email@example.com so that we may properly acknowledge you in the future. $100,000 & above Jewish Federation of Greater Portland Howard and Wendy Liebreich Steve Rosenberg and Ellen Lippman Arlene Schnitzer Leonard and Lois Schnitzer Family Fund of the OJCF Zidell Charitable Foundation $25,000-$99,999 William Frank The Gordon D. Sondland and Katherine J. Durant Foundation Renee and Irwin Holzman The Marjorie and Jack Saltzman Family Fund of the OJCF Larry and Joyce Mendelsohn Robert and Rita Philip Ray Hickey Foundation Gayle and Paul Romain Norma Rosenberg and, Lee, Nancy and Noa Rosenberg Warren Rosenfeld and Sheryl Langerman Jerry and Bunny Sadis Sandra Schnitzer Philanthropic Fund Mardi and Tom Spitzer Stern Family Fund of the OJCF Jerry and Helen Stern Tom and Mary Jane Stern Sharon Stern and Steve Rallison Eve Stern and Les Gutfreund $10,000-$24,999 Anonymous Anonymous A Fund of the OJCF Abrams Family Chuck Karsun Memorial Fund of the OJCF Edy and Dr. Michael Dorsen Jill and Richard Edelson Friendly Rosenthal Fund of the OJCF Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation Lewis and Lisa Horowitz Jonathan Glass & Sarah Kahn Glass Family Fund of the OJCF Martin and Marsha Mehr Lora and Jim Meyer Joel Mullin and Sheri Katz Nathan Family Howard S. Paley Irving and Arlene Potter David and Diane Rosencrantz Sarah Ritchie Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation Robert and Mara Shlachter Schnitzer Supporting Foundation of the OJCF
Stan and Madelle Rosenfeld Family Foundation Ken and Mary Unkeles Leland and Renie Waltuck James and Susan Winkler Howard S. Wright $5,000-$9,999 Aspen Capital Management, LLC Barry and Karla Benson Caron Kushner and Brian Carleton John and Beth Germain Merrill and Perry Hendin Sheldon Klapper and Sue Hickey Eric and Anna Kodesch Tony and Priscilla Kostiner Merck Partnership for Giving Ralph and Sandi Miller Milton and Cissi Carl Fund of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation Mark New OCF Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation Raymond and Dorothy Packouz Provenance Hotels Renaissance Foundation Stephen and Becki Saltzman Don and Ione Spear Lorry and Vicki Wasserman The Zeitzer Family $2,500-$4,999 Albertsons John and Carol Arnsberg Peter and Leslie Beard Josh and Amy Frankel Nancy and Jack Fruchtengarten Geffen Mesher & Company, P.C. Mark and Lauren Goldstein Juan Young Trust Gail Mandel and Steven Klein Max Birnbach Charity Fund of the OJCF Ruben J. and Elizabeth Menashe Merrill Lynch NIKE, Inc. Chantal and Eli Rosenthal Kyle and Rebecca Rotenberg Schnitzer West Stoel Rives LLP Sharon Ungerleider Don and Sigrid Weidenweber Ken and Jennifer Zeidman Paul and Sandi Zimmerman $1,800-$2,499 Anonymous (2) James Barash Marc and Sarah Blattner
Stan and Judy Blauer First Republic Bank Justin Horowitz JEZ Foundation Jordana and Ryan Levenick Bruce Morris and Cassandra Sagan Tim and Kristin Parks Charles S. Rosenblum Robert and Ann Sacks Gary and Linda Singer Marshal Spector and Shari Levinson Charlene Zidell $500-$1,799 Anonymous (2) Josh and Maria Elena Blank David Blount and Paula Abrams B’nai B’rith Mens Camp Association Timothy P. Boyle Ian Burns Rabbi Michael and Cantor Ida Rae Cahana Robert Calo and Elizabeth Lamade Compass Oncology Howard and Linda Davis Julie and Tom Diamond Stuart and Nikki Director Durham and Bates Agencies, Inc. The Ellen M. And Peter M. Klein Foundation Inc. Matthew Felton David Forman Elaine Friedman and Robert Liebman Linda and Tom Georges III Bob and Lesley Glasgow Gersham and Pauline Goldstein HFO Investment Real Estate Julie and Cliff Hockley William and Gloria Holman William Hurst Income Property Management Marjorie and Jathan Janove David Karlin Ronald and Ruth Katon Tara Kinateder Jerry and Joanne Kryszek Nikki and Yoshio Kurosaki Shirlee Lenske Dick and Harriet Maizels David and Ronnie Malka Stanley and Susan Marcus Walter McMonies Gene and Cyndie Meyer Mark and Marcia Meyer Debra Montrose Simon Newman Jeffrey and Anne Nudelman
Brad Nydahl Douglas Obletz Michael Olds and Gloria Borg Olds Barbara Palmer Eric Peet and Abby Guyer Peter and Nina Pirogovsky Bryan Powell Stephen Press Charles and Pearl Pripas Pruzan Foundation Jim and Michael Richman Erik Richmond and Annette Demsey Bert and Laurie Rogoway Alison and Justin Rosenfeld Eric and Tiffany Rosenfeld Francis X. Rosica and Sara T. Behrman Stan and Pam Rotenberg Erika Saiers Faye Samuels Schoenberg, Finkel, Newman & Rosenberg, LLC ShedRain Corporation Gail and Mark Sherman Chuck and Sally Sides Ann and Howard Sohn Manny Tailblum and Jane Schindler Sharon Weil Greg Williams Jeffrey and Lynn Wolfstone Richard S. Yugler and Chris Tarpey $250-$499 Yoram and Leslie Ariel Jonathan and Bonnie Barg Gabriel and Phyllis Berg Greg Bishop and Sharon Klin Michael and Tami Boardman Ora Botwinick and Bruce Goldberg William Brenner and Julia Waco Ronald and Marisa Brown Kathy Davis-Weiner and Michael Weiner Becky DeCesaro Miles and Robyn Ellenby Joel Fishman Dave and Cheri Groth Rick and Catherine Hartoch Fred and Sara Harwin Tony and Cindy Kaplan Hank Kaplan and Marni Glick Michael Kapnick Lisa Katon and Noah Kressel Laurie Kilbourn and Ronald Cobb Charles Kobin Robin and Eric Kornblit Jakob Kryszek Marilyn Q Forse Endowment Fund of the OJCF Bob and Robin Mesher Theodore Netzky Larry and Jane Oâ€™Glasser Brad Raefisch Ken and Mary Rait Oshra and Zvi Rapaport Alan and Eve Rosenfeld
Gaye and Bruce Schafer Ron Shutz John Smalldon Marsha Spellman and Adam Haas Harley and Robyn Spring Peter R. Thacker and Lynn Taylor Michael Volk and Patty Magid-Volk Steve Wasserstrom and Judith Margles Jeffrey and Mahri Weitz Brian and Laurie Yablon $100-$249 Jeffrey and Roz Babener Jeremy Babener Ann Bardacke Avraham and Ella Ben-Zaken Doug and Amy Blauer Karen Blauer Reena and Stuart Davis Serge Dâ€™Rovencourt Jeff Edmundson and Eddy Shuldman Becky and Greg Ewer Margot Feves David Fuks and DeAnn Sullivan-Fuks Harry and Joanne Glickman Dr. and Mrs. Leonard Goldberg Simon Gottheiner Kyle Hayes and Kaylee Nicholl Mark and Joni Hinton Dr. Surah Hirsch Kim and Taylor Hutchinson Stephen and Elaine Kantor Rabbi Michael and Mira Kaplan Gerald Karp Amy and Jeff Katz Ellen M. and Peter M. Klein Michelle and Loren Koplan Lesley Isenstein and Steve Laveson Nadine Lepesh Living Room Fund of the OJCF Garlene Logan Roger and Betsy Mandel Greg and Jemi Mansfield Oregon Jewish Community Youth Foundation Scott Rector and Rachel Bloom Alan and Donna Roodhouse James Rosenbaum and Sandra Lewis Trudy Rosenberg John and Marti Rosenthal Jeanette Ross Sura Rubenstein Kelly Russell Paul L. Schneiderman David and Cantor Barbara Slader Les and Martha Soltesz Scott and Suzan Supperstein Allison Victor Vital Life, A Marquis and Consonus Foundation Richard L. Weil Jonathan and Chana Weiss Jon and Amie Wexler Rabbi and Mrs. Arthur Zuckerman
Under $100 Ashlea Barde Howard Beckerman Neil Benaroya Craig and Jan Berne Keith and Rosalie Berne Melissa Bloom Debbi Bodie Norm and Kathy Chusid Glen and Mia Coblens Jeffrey H. Cohen and Caren B. Cohen Richard and Ellen Cohen Congregation Shaarie Torah Melba Davidson Charles and Leslie Elder Noma Floom and David Marcus Steve and Heather Friedman Karen Smith Geon Ted and Connie Gilbert Judah Gold-Markel and Dena Marshall Jeff and Gloria Hammer Jacob and Jaimie Harper Holly Howard Carole Ivy Steph Kotkins Uriel and Jessica Kushner David Lambert Lydia Laskin Al and Rosanne Levi Freya Libby Sarah Liebman Richard Lowensohn Jennifer May and Steven Gelsi Prof. Natan Meir Diana Lynne Miller Cornell John and JoAnn Moss Patrick Moynahan and Clara Richardson Robert and Kandis Nunn Jennifer Antick and Eric Oslund Linda Ostomel Dale Pellow Sue Perkel Jurij Petrov Sharon Phillips Ravid and Arlene Raphael Allison May Rosen Bob and Joan Rosenbaum Liane and Gavin Rosenberg Andrew Schafer and Valerie Roth Schafer Paul and Joan Sher Diane Solomon Adam Steckel Dan and Barbara Steinfeld Esther Swart Ruth Wallingford Brandon and Betty Jean Wentworth In-Kind Donors Sylvia Grant Sarah Lockhart Miriam Mendel Becker Capital Management GTS Services, LLC Portland PartyWorks
Board of Directors
Jordan D. Schnitzer - Chairman Barry Benson - Co-President Robert Philip - Co-President Edith Dorsen - Past President Gayle Schnitzer Romain - Secretary Jonathan Glass - Treasurer Stacy Barna Brian Carleton Eric Kodesch Ellen Lippman Joel Mullin Steve Rosenberg Alison Rosenfeld Jerry Sadis Andrea Sanchez Jason Zidell
Beth Germain, Interim Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer Jordana Levenick, Operations Manager Becky Ewer, Marketing and Creative Director David Pickering, Human Resource Manager James Phelps, Director of Development Jennifer Harrington, Fitness Program Manager Anthony Markey, Aquatics and Camp Program Manager Matt Sasser, Membership and Guest Service Manager Elliott Saunders, Sports and Recreation Program Manager Bethany West, Rentals and Events Manager Lisa Katon, Development Coordinator Maryjane Rocker, Executive Assistant Linda Singer, Community Concierge
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