Impact 22-23

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Impact 22-23


Marci Dollinger & Peg Sandel

2022-2023 BOARD OF TRUSTEES Marci Dollinger, President (as of Jan 23) Orr Shakked, Immediate Past President Michelle Barenbaum Scott Barshack Jeffry Bernstein Mariah Calarco Sofia Chancey Jill Deitch Erin Kahn Becky Genet



We are delighted to share this issue of Impact ‘22-23 with you. Looking back at the year, there are so many points of pride, individual accomplishments and community celebrations. It is not that the school year was an easy one, though. Our community, like so many communities around the country and the world, continues to feel the physical, mental, and financial impacts of the pandemic and the volatility in the economy. We met the needs of the moment with unwavering determination, forging close partnerships with parents to support students. We also saw a revitalization of our school’s program during the ‘22-23 school year. The 8th-grade Israel trip was a life-changing experience of cultural immersion and personal growth for our students. They explored historical sites, connected with the Jewish heritage, and created lasting memories that will shape their perspectives for years to come. We also introduced a new Entrepreneurship and Social Impact program in 6th grade which was a resounding success. Our young innovators developed their business ideas, honed their leadership skills, and learned the value of teamwork. This hands-on experience ignited a passion for entrepreneurship in our students and fostered their creative thinking. We capped the year with a lively Israeli artist-in-residence program in which all of our students learned new techniques in using spray paint and stencils to create incredible community art. Along the way, every day, students gained new mastery, stretched themselves out of their comfort zones, and grew more confident in their ever-expanding capabilities. As we reflect on the past year, we cannot emphasize enough how your belief in our school’s mission has made a significant impact on the lives of our students. We are deeply grateful for your support in providing enriching educational experiences grounded in timeless Jewish values that will shape future generations. Your donations have not only provided us with the means to achieve our goals but have also served as a source of encouragement for our students and teachers. As we transition into the new year, our dedication to excellence in education remains resolute in delivering an exceptional child-centered program while fostering a culture of belonging and wellness. We are growing together and in partnership we will continue to go from strength to strength.

Jennifer Grossman Steve Grossman David Horowitz Barbara Iungano Tony Smorgon Deborah Stadtner Amy Kux Matt Wulfstat

Advancement Board Committee Marci Dollinger, Chair Rose Barlow Sofia Chancey Jill Deitch

Barbara Iungano Martin Lowenstein Roman Polonsky Deborah Stadtner

Budget & Finance Board Committee Amy Kux, Chair Jeffry Bernstein Marci Dollinger Marty Friedman Steve Grossman

David Horowitz Barbara Iungano Jason Lehman Orr Shakked

Governance Board Committee Deborah Stadtner, Chair Michelle Barenbaum Scott Barshack Jill Deitch

Marci Dollinger Becky Genet Orr Shakked Matt Wulfstat

DEIB Task Force Michelle Barenbaum Scott Barshack Mariah Calarco Sofia Chancey Barbara Cohen Marci Dollinger Limor Elbaz

Jennifer Franklin Melinda Godin Carly Hall Barbara Iungano Erin Kahn Lana Nguyen Juan Restrepo

We Gratefully Honor ... Marni Shapiro retired from Brandeis Marin after 45 years as our beloved Kindergarten teacher. Marni’s career was defined by her tireless commitment to inspiring young students, nurturing compassion, creativity, and a love for learning. In recognition of her immense impact on this community, The Marni Shapiro Kindergarten Scholarship Fund was established, raising almost $13,000 from gifts made in her honor.

Strength in Numbers 36

healthy rainbow trout fry raised and released by 3rd graders


new Hebrew words learned in 1st grade


canvases spraypainted with internationallyacclaimed Israeli street artist Judy Tal Kopelman


student:teacher ratio



baskets sunk on the Warrior’s court at halftime by our Girl’s basketball players


professional development conferences attended by faculty and staff


charitable grants awarded by the 7th Grade Tzedakah project

community conversation with worldrenowned pop artist Romero Britto


3rd place

awarded to 6th graders in a regional social entrepreneurship competition

faculty and staff of color


years average teacher tenure


students showcased their mastery of advanced mathematics in Mathletes tournaments


faculty and staff hold advanced degrees

600 9

pages of Cornell notes written by middle school social studies students

different languages spoken at home by families

Securing Our Future % 3 Auxiliary &




% 16 Program &

Investment Income


% Administration 1 % 6 Technology Facilities &



% 77 Compensation

% 77 Tuition

& Benefits

Your Gifts Get Results! 2022-23 School Budget: $7,053,723

Tomorrow’s Leaders Class of 2023 High School Acceptances The Bay School Berkeley High School Branson School Drew School Idyllwild Arts Academy Jewish Community High School Marin Academy Marin School of Environmental Leadership Redwood High School

San Domenico School San Rafael High School Tamalpais High School Terra Linda High School University High School

2015-2019 College Placements American University Arizona State University Barnard College Berklee College of Music Bnot Torah Jerusalem

Brandeis University California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo Carleton College Chapman Universtiy Claremont-McKenna College Colorado College Colorado State University Columbia College of Hollywood Cornell University Dominican University Drew University Elon University Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Ithaca College Kenyon College Lev HaTorah Loyola Marymount University Mount Holyoke College New York University Northeastern University Northern Arizona University Occidental College

Oregon State University Princeton University Reed College Rollins College San Diego State University Santa Clara University Santa Monica College Sonoma State University Stanford University Stevens Institute of Technology The American University of Paris The New School Tulane University University of Arizona University of California, Berkeley University of California, Davis University of California, Irvine University of California, Los Angeles University of California, Santa Cruz University of Colorado Boulder University of Michigan University of Oregon University of Southern California University of Washington University of Wisconsin-Madison Willamette University

2022 -23 Brandeis Marin Honor Roll Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) $5,000-$9,999


Tzedek (Righteousness) $36,000+ The Barlow Family Marci & Marc Dollinger Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund Jennifer & Tony Smorgon Diane & Howard Zack

Chazak (Strength) $18,000-$35,999 Ellen & Barry Finestone Julie & Martin Franklin Family Foundation The Frederick J. Isaac Philanthropic Fund Jeffrey Halbrecht, MD The Koret Foundation TL Heins & Jason Lehman The Olympic Club Foundation Kimberly Stopak & Daniel Peshkin Louisa & Roger Philipp Varda Rabin Jackie & Dan Safier Sharon & Orr Shakked Sunshine Polka-Dot Foundation Carol & Norm Traeger Anonymous

Ometz Lev (Courage) $10,000$17,999

Drs. Lana Nguyen & Scott Barshack The Aaron & Marie Blackman Foundation Clifford Booth The Covenant Foundation Suzanne Felson Rachel & Zach Felson Vanessa & Marty Friedman Patricia & Richard Gibbs Cathy Dobbs Goldstein & Phil Goldstein Barry Hoffner Inbar Telem & Martin Lowenstein The Nancy P & Richard K Robbins Family Foundation Deborah & Larry Stadtner George Wasserman Family Foundation Norma Zimmerman Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous

Diane & Jeffry Bernstein Mariah Calarco Sarah Antle & David Donn Elliott Felson Brooke Schreier Ganz and Scott Ganz Becky Genet Jacqueline & Steven Grossman Colleen & David Horowitz Jill Deitch & Garret Ippolito Beth Feinberg & William Kaupp Simone & Steve Levinson Aaron Parker Orlee Rabin & David Shlachter San Francisco Humanities, Inc. Wendy Rosov & Peg Sandel Lily Kanter & Marc Sarosi Amanda Stephens Zac Torry, MD Jen Traeger & Adam Hirschfelder Marika Paéz Wiesen & Eric Wiesen

Avodah (Service) $2,500-$4,999 Elvira Abramova & Alex Pinkhasov Susan & Bernard Alpert Jean & Michael Chandler Nathalia Mejia & Jeremy Dover Hal Dryan Sarina & Melinda Godin La Shaun Howard Megan & John Hutchinson Erin & Jonathan Kahn Jeannie Morawski Anna & Roman Polonsky Kelly Shearon & Sachin Ranchod Rosenfeld-Mdaka Family Foundation Gisela & William Schecter Sandy & Esther Stadtler Tehiyah Day School Pamela & Jon Welner Laurie Friedman & Eric Zimmerman Judy & Steve Zimmerman

Sharon Grof & Jeff Ferris Iris Aluf Medina & Nedim Fresko Cheryl & Philip Genet Joahn & Josh Ginsberg Shulamit Glaubach, MD Adrea & Danny Goldberg April Chan & Joseph Goodman Julia & Zack Gottlieb Jennifer Grossman & Steven Hong Susan Kornblatt Idell & Richard Idell Paula & Dennis Jaffe Alexa & Jonathan Khersonsky Avi Konstantinovsky & John Blumenthal The Kux Family Rebecca & Eric Lendl Melissa Teitel & Charles Levinson Diane Lowenstein Anna Lushtak Jennifer & Joey Marks Amy Johns & Brad Nass Eva & Ben Raphael The Jan Reicher Family Jessica Trubowitch & Juan Restrepo Alissa Robinow Ruth Rosenthal Sarah & Christopher Saven The Schatzberg Family Nancy Quick & Sam Schecter Carly Hall & Zachary Scott Brianna Cutts & Donald Sibbett Caroline & Aaron Silverstein Stephanie & Ari Stavsky Jacqueline & Stephen Swire Yawen Zhu & Yijun Wang Amanda & Matt Wulfstat Anonymous

Chai (Life) $1,000-$2,499 Monica Sandberg & Erik Ahlstrom Merav Steinberger & Gilad Arnold Linda & Mike Baker Rebecca & Raanan Bar-Cohen Boukje Eerkens & Jason Beck The Bernstein-Lawler Family The Bilbija Family The Bindeman Family Lisa & Andrew Blum Meika & Christopher Brown Sofia & Jeff Chancey Stephanie & Gilli Cherrin Sharon & JJ Clifton Antoinette Grimes & David Cohen Debbie & Barry Cohn Congregation Rodef Sholom Jeannine Curley & Arend Dittmer Leslie & Raphael Edelman

Chesed (Kindness) $500-$999 Molly & Sam Baker Michelle & Daniel Barenbaum Stephanie & Mark Breitbard Lisa Frydman & Mark Brilliant Michelle & Daniel Chador Robin Mencher & Matthew Dimond Mindy & Michael Findtner Tamar Rabinowitz & Gregg Fine Rosalind Franklin Anna & Matthew Gore Barbara C. Harris Kathryn Keown Mona Friedman Kolko & Mark Kolko Amie & Michael Landau

2022 -23 Brandeis Marin Honor Roll Traci Lanier Beverly Pinto & Elliot Levin Rebecca & Tony Markwick Limor Elbaz & Kyle McMahan Drs. Marilyn Zimmerman & Robert Mickel Ellen Spiro & Rabbi Sydney Mintz Victoria & Bradley Monash Jennifer Nathanson Anjuli Basu & Fred Penczak Jennifer & Matt Reagor Nicole & Mike Rennie Leslie & Michael Roberts The Dale T. Rogers Family Heidi Sanders Jo Ann & Jonathan Schreiber Tchira Seligman Tasha & Samuel Vogel-Seidenberg Brian Wong & Scott Hofmeister The Zaidenweber Family Daniel Robinow & Jenna Zimmerman Joy Zimmerman Barbara Cohen & Peter Zwerling

Gesher (Bridge) Up to $499 Susan & Thomas Abell Alice & Ariel Almog Merav Alterman Marina & Abraham Amar Sten & Joey Anderson Carol Antle Anita Auster Rebecca Auster Simona & Reuven Aviv Geraldine Barr & Maxine Epstein Cori Ladd & Michael Beerman Milana & Gregory Berguig Karen & Brian Berson The Bigio Family Nicole & Michael Blacksburg Katia Bloom Monica & Steven Borochoff Nicole Ecker & Aaron Bouskila Arcadia Farber Deborah Burg-Schnirman & Rick Burg Lindsay Boughey & James Cambria Matthew Carrico Tessa & Fred Cherniss Nehama & Baruch Cohen Laureen & David Cohen Sarah Cohen The Cox Family Rebecca Golbert & Doug Crane

Amanda Wells & Jonathan Cristaldi The Damani Family Sarah Sankowich & François Daoud Regina DeAngelis Sheryl & Bruce Denker Lee & Brenda Derin Jason Dohrmann Alpert Corinna Lu & Garett Dworman Lisa Eaton Diane Ecker Karen Einbinder Ashley Einhaus Cara Buchalter & Jonathan Emanuel Heather & Shachar Erez Evan Fenner Micah Fenner Nicole Ferdinando Jenn & Joe Fraiman Tammy France Michelle Frankel Melissa Freeman Rabbi Stacy & Frank Friedman Tricia & Steven Friedman Daniel Frydman Ilene Genet Efrat Rosenthal & Yaron Gesthalter Deanne & Harvey Gilbert Daniel J. Gill Louis Giraudo Antonia Glenn & Scott Horstein Amy & Edward Godin Antoinette & Dr. Mitchell Golbus Ari Goldstein Christine Leppones & Brian Goldstein Sharon Goldstone Gary Gorka Lisa Gorman Justine Gottshall Eleanore & Burt Greenberg Marti & Tony Grimminck Anna & Ran Haimoff Donna Hamilton Katie Hammond Emeri & Brad Handler Molly Harmon Chayln Henriques-Newman Marti & Michael Herskovitz Jon Herzenberg Nancy & Michael Horowitz Sandra R. Hughes Jessielyn & Ryan Jackson Jessica & Josh Jaffe Lyssa Jaye Sandra Jimenez & Jose Carro Mara & Lee Karlinsky Cristina Lozano & Michel Kattan Jennifer & Ira Kaufman Mariah Kelly Tracey & Adam Klapow Jodi Klugman-Rabb Jim Koenig Lea Wood & Gabriel Kram Caroline Kreitzberg Alla & Roman Krel

Daniela Rabbie & Jeffry Krieger Aviva & Scott Krieger Barbara Kristoff Shanon Kristoff Rod Kux Tracy & Jaison Layney Rich Levine Lisa & Jonathan Levy Rebecca Levy

The Lewis Family Carolyn & Ernie Lorenz John P. Lowens Alissa Mayer Cheryl Lazar & Bill McKenzie Molly & Sikhumbuzo Mdaka Cynthia & Eric Mellinger Barbara & Bernard Meyers Erin Moliken Melissa & Alan Mordokowicz Sarit Simayoff-Cohen & Zack Namer Nicholas Nordlinger Dana & James O’Gorman Olivia O’Day Anne & Dr. Edward Oklan Erin English & Per Olsson Karen Palmer Amy Kirsztajn & Dan Panko Stephanie Pool Reut Porat Stephen Riave Sandi & Malcolm Roberts Marcie Roman Jill Friedman Rosen & Brian Rosen Eve R. Rosen Vivianne & Brett Rosenberg Annika Rothbaum Francoise Rothstein Jennifer Noryko & Todd Ruggiero Hildie Spritzer & Tsutomu Sato The Schifter Family Lorin & Barry Schneider Thelma Bronet & Sheldon Schwartz Eva Seligman-Kennard Susannah Dameron & Rich Seymour Marni Shapiro Anya Shuteroff The Mowry-Silverman Family Rhona Edelbaum Sloan & Dr. Steven H. Sloan Colleen & Jonathan Sonneborn Karissa Sparks & Jennifer Franklin Kathryn Starke

2022 -23 Brandeis Marin Honor Roll Uyanga & Muhammad Suleiman Patricia Tillman Patrice Goldman & D’vora Tirschwell Julia Treadwelll Avital Schlesinger & Jay Vigilla Judy Wolff-Bolton Liz Wells Zane Wiley Nicole & Stephen Wilkes Pooneh & Matt Yamini Betsy Roseneberg & Alan Zimmerman The Zwick Family

Emerald $3,600

Room Parents

Diane & Jeffry Bernstein Clifford Booth Elliott Felson Jacqueline & Steve Grossman Jen Traeger & Adam Hirschfelder Erin & Jonathan Kahn Marika Páez Wiesen & Eric Wiesen

Tasha Vogel-Siedenberg, K Joahn Ginsberg, K Amanda Wells, 1st Jonathan Cristaldi, 1st Sam Lewis, 2nd David Shlachter, 2nd Anna Gore, 3rd Jessica Trubowich, 3rd Melissa Mordokowicz, 4th Carly Hall, 4th Rachel Felson, 5th Vicky Monash, 5th Jaime Lewis, 6th Eric Lendl, 6th Limor Elbaz, 6th Rebecca Auster, 7th Rachel Felson, 7th Lissa Bernstein-Lawler, 7th Illana Zauderer, 8th Rebecca Bar-Cohen, 8th

Ruby $1,800 Robin & Dushan Bilbija Sofia & Jeff Chancey Debbie & Barry Cohn Sharon Grof & Jeff Ferris Joahn & Josh Ginsberg Jennifer Grossman & Steve Hong Diane Lowenstein Anna Lushtak Molly & Sikhumbuzo Mdaka Rosenfeld-Mdaka Family Foundation Esther & Sandy Stadtler Jacqueline and Stephen Swire Pamela & Jon Welner Laurie Friedman & Eric Zimmerman

Silver $1,000 Mariah Calarco Stephanie & Gilli Cherrin Sharon & JJ Clifton Toni Grimes & David Cohen Leslie & Raphael Edelman Iris Aluf Medina & Nedim Fresko Cheryl & Phillip Genet Melinda & Sarina Godin Adrea & Daniel Goldberg April Chan & Joseph Goodman Amy Kux Anna & Roman Polonsky The Jan Reicher Family Alissa Robinow Congregation Rodef Sholom Ruth Rosenthal Susan & Mark Schatzberg Amanda & Matt Wulfstat


Parent Association Exec. Board Sarina Godin, Co-President Amie Landau, Co-President Linda Raab, Secretary Skye Pillsbury, Treasurer Roman Polonsky, Treasurer Inbar Telem, Volunteer Coordinator Tchira Seligman, Room Parent Coordinator Heidi Sanders, Buddy Family Coordinator Joahn Ginsburg, Oys & Joys Coordinator Melissa Mordokowicz, Oys & Joys Coordinator Karen Einbinder, Event Coordinator Melinda Godin, Event Coordinator

Brandeis Fund Rally Team Rachel Felson, Chair Molly Baker Jill Deitch Karen Einbinder Martin Lowenstein Roman Polonsky Avi Konstantinovsky

2023 Spring Simcha Committee Anna & Roman Polonsky, Co-Chairs Jennifer Grossman & Steven Hong, Co-Chairs

Mish M’ahsh Sam Lewis Nicole Rennie Karissa Sparks

The Brandeis Ahsh Keren Bigio Nicole Rennie Trish Tillman

ALUMNI GIVING Michelle & Daniel Barenbaum ‘86 Nicole Ecker & Aaron Bouskila ‘94 The Damani Family ‘98 Evan Fenner ‘10 Micah Fenner ‘08 Rebecca Genet ‘93 Ari Goldstein ‘10 Jessica & Josh Jaffe ‘85 Erin & Jonathan Kahn ‘87 Jennifer & Ira Kaufman ‘85 Rebecca Levy ‘92 Orlee Rabin & David Shlachter ‘98 Jenna Zimmerman & Daniel Robinow ‘08 Elizabeth Rogers ‘22 Katherine Rogers ‘22 Nancy Quick & Sam Schecter ‘91 Joy Zimmerman ‘92

2022 -23 Brandeis Marin Honor Roll GRANDFRIENDS Susan & Thomas Abell Susan & Bernard Alpert Carol Antle Anita Auster Linda & Mike Baker Thelma Bronet & Sheldon Schwartz Hal Dryan Diane Ecker Rosalind Franklin Amy & Edward Godin Marti & Michael Herskovitz Nancy & Michael Horowitz La Shaun Howard Paula & Dennis Jaffe Lyssa Jaye Mona Friedman Kolko & Mark Kolko Jeannie Morawski Karen Palmer Sandi & Malcolm Roberts Gisela & William Schecter Hildie Spritzer & Tsutomu Satomi Beth C. Seidenberg & Paul S. Vogel Eva Seligman-Kennard & Charles Kennard

Carol & Norm Traeger Marilyn Victor Liz Wells Judy & Steve Zimmerman Drs. Marilyn Zimmerman & Robert Mickel Norma Zimmerman

CORPORATE MATCHING Abbott Laboratories Dome Construction Epic Games Fortress Investment Group, LLC The GAP Google Hewlett Packard Kaiser Permanente Legacy Heritage Fund Limited Microsoft Morgan Stanley Salesforce Silicon Valley Bank Community Foundation

IN KIND Marci & Marc Dollinger Becky Genet Cathy Dobbs Goldstein & Phil Goldstein Colleen & Dave Horowitz Covenant Winery Lagunitas Brewery Rosov Consulting Sharon & Orr Shakked Idell Family Vineyards Drs. Lana Nguyen & Scott Barshack

All pictures featured were taken at the 2023 Spring Simcha, honoring Sharon & Orr Shakked, May 13th on Swig Field.

2023-24 Advancement Calendar

Leadership Donor Appreciation Party

Brandeis Fund Kick-Off Rally

Alumni Hannukah Party




Visionary Donor Appreciation Party

Generations Week

Spring Simcha



($5,000+ donors for the 23-24 school year)

(Honoring Dr. Peg Sandel’s 10th year of service at Brandeis Marin)

MAY 11th

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