Greensboro Jewish Federation 2021/22 Impact Report

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GREENSBORO JEWISH FEDERATION

2020/2021 IMPACT REPORT


Ron Milstein and Marissa Milstein 2021 Campaign Co-Chairs

From generation to generation we will go forward. From strength to strength, we will go forward; with our campaign, with our mission and with our hearts.

GREENSBORO JEWISH FEDERATION 2020-2021 IMPACT REPORT


our history is only the BEGINNING challenges evolve. so do our solutions. In just four generations, we helped transform the world. Helped found and build a nation. Freed over a million Soviet Jews. Saved ancient communities and brought them to Israel. Renewed Jewish communities in Eastern Europe. Here at home, we built a vibrant southern Jewish community — a kehillah kedosha, a sacred community — that cares for our youngest and most vibrant to our oldest and most vulnerable. Today, the Greensboro Jewish Federation is reconnecting a new generation to Judaism. Growing leadership skills through G-FLI. Equipping B’nai Shalom with financial aid assistance. Engaging in Partnership2Gether Israel and southern Jewish community programming. Providing a safe haven from antisemitism at Hillel. Reading free PJ Library books, shouting songs of ruach at camp, and wiping tears upon the first sight of Jerusalem on a teen Israel trip. The Federation has been supporting Jewish life for nearly a century. There’s still work to do, and your support has helped us carry our legacy into the future. We embody l’dor v’dor. From generation to generation, we do good work. We take care of each other — not only for today, but for forever.

WHAT’S INSIDE SECURING THE FUTURE

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JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES

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JEWISH FOUNDATION OF GREENSBORO

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AIDING WORLD JEWRY

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EXPANDING OUR VIEW

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CAMPAIGN ACCOMPLISHMENTS

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2021 ROLL OF HONOR

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND PROFESSIONAL STAFF

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sprouting from SEEDS

under the right conditions, seeds anchor themselves in their habitat and take in nutrients. development is rapid, and their journey begins. OVERNIGHT JEWISH SUMMER CAMP The impact of Jewish camp is immediate. Children with pivotal Jewish camp experiences are more likely to become adults who value their Jewish heritage, support Jewish causes, and take on leadership roles in their communities. Last summer, Federation helped send 28 campers to nine Jewish summer camps. • One Happy Camper Grant, 1st year: 21 recipients totaling $22,875 • Fischer Fund: 24 recipients totaling $6,000 • Shavitz Fund: 4 recipients totaling $3,500 • JFS Scholarships: 25 recipients totaling $26,500

PJ LIBRARY & PJ OUR WAY Thanks to the generosity of Mimi Levin, The Greensboro Jewish Federation is proud to provide free PJ Library subscriptions to all families in our community. And, PJ Library isn't only about the books. All Jewish families, no matter their observance level or family structure, also have access to low barrier engagement opportunities to socialize. • 156 children enrolled in PJ Library; 57 children enrolled in PJ Our Way • 118 families engaged at 10 events

B'NAI SHALOM DAY SCHOOL Representing the full spectrum of Jewish observance, B’nai Shalom creates a nurturing environment where approximately 41% of Jewish children in the community, infant through 8th grade, learn and grow. Federation’s allocation of $212,500 covers 42% of families in financial need.

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Naomi

B'nai Shalom Day School student PJ Library recipient One Happy Camper recipient JFS volunteer

This was my first summer at camp and I won maccabiah! Even though camp was fun, I’m happy to be back at B’nai Shalom. I like that my classes are small – my favorite is Jewish Studies. L'DOR V'DOR HONORING THE PAST, SECURING THE FUTURE

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I’m always looking for ways to help and do what I can for others. By establishing G-FLI and allowing me to immediately take on major leadership roles, the Federation is saying it trusts me and other young people to lead this community.” Lee Shapiro

G-FLI alumnus JFS Board Member Engagement Committee Co-Chair J•Triad Co-Chair Former JFS Fellow

G-FLI

COHORT II HOSTED

7SESSIONS AND GRADUATED 13 FELLOWS

JELF AWARDED

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STUDENTS FROM GREENSBORO

$58,240

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J•TRIAD PRODUCED

23 EVENTS THAT DREW 291 ATTENDEES


nurturing new GROWTH

rapidly growing, seedlings secure themselves in supportive environments, and providing substantial opportunities to thrive is critical GREENSBORO FEDERATION LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE Greensboro Federation Leadership Institute (G-FLI) is an 18-month leadership course and an opportunity for emerging leaders to identify and develop their leadership styles, exposing them to leadership opportunities within the Greensboro Jewish Federation and its constituent agencies.

G-FLI FELLOWS 13 TOOK ON LEADERSHIP 18 ROLES

JEWISH EDUCATIONAL LOAN FUND (JELF) JELF provides interest-free, last dollar loans to Jewish students in need for their higher education. After receiving interest-free support from the community, students repay JELF over an 8-year, graduated period, in turn recycling the loans. This year, 13 students from Greensboro were awarded $58,240 with the average grant being $4,480.

J•TRIAD J-Triad offers a fun and meaningful Jewish experience for young adults. Focusing on Jewish, social, Tikkun Olam, and educational opportunities, J-Triad strives to enrich the experience among young Jews in the Piedmont Triad area by providing a full range of interesting, engaging events. Taking COVID-19 regulations into account, J-Triad successfully produced 23 events with 291 attendees.

NORTH CAROLINA HILLEL North Carolina Hillel empowers and inspires students to pursue their own Jewish journeys by creating strong communities and transformative experiences. NC Hillel encompasses eight campuses across the state comprising approximately 3,000 Jewish students. The Greensboro Jewish Federation allocated $41,000 to NC Hillel and $1,000 to Hillel International in 2020-2021.

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The older generations will always worry ‘who will take up this mantle?’ I’m now old enough to understand this fear... But from my perspective, the Federation is doing a fabulous job with the younger generations — teaching them, as they have taught me, how to be a philanthropist. Emily Kranz

VP Education, JFNA National Young Leadership Cabinet member, Former Campaign Co-Chair

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developing our SAPLINGS

full of energy, roots begin to take hold in the soil. they spread and expand with rapid growth and the promise of stability on the horizon. NATIONAL YOUNG LEADERSHIP CABINET National Young Leadership Cabinet is JFNA’s premier young leadership development program that educates and connects the next generation of global Jewish leaders and philanthropists. Cabinet trains and inspires the most promising young volunteers for positions of leadership in the Jewish community. Emily Kranz, a member of Cabinet’s current cohort, is one of more than 15 members of the Greensboro Jewish community to have participated over the years. One of these alumni is Congresswoman Kathy Manning, NC-06. National Young Leadership Cabinet’s focus is to provide tools for participants to better themselves and their capacity as leaders through continued learning, reflection, and action. Members participate in a five-year curriculum that builds on a series of Jewish values:

4000 PEOPLE ARE ALUMNI OF NATIONAL YOUNG LEADERSHIP CABINET, MANY OF THEM ARE TODAY’S TOP JEWISH LEADERS.

$2,600,000 IS RAISED EACH YEAR BY THE MEMBERS OF NATIONAL YOUNG LEADERSHIP CABINET.

HONORABLE MENSCHEN

• Hineni (Call to Leadership)

• Achrayut (Responsibility)

In the true spirit of L’Dor v’Dor, Honorable Menschen who have made an impact in the lives of so many were recognized as esteemed pillars of the community. Coming together to honor the past, hear an update on the present and discuss the importance of securing the future, the community applauded five inspiring individuals presented with awards in the following categories:

• Kehilah Kedosha (Sacred Community)

• Larry Arnold JFS Volunteer of the Year Award

• Klal Yisrael (Jewish Peoplehood)

• Hazon (Vision)

• Randall Kaplan JFG Exemplary Professional Award • Jerrold Pinsker JFG Leadership Legacy Award • Susan Robinson Marilyn Forman Chandler Woman of Valor Award • Rabbi Fred Guttman Benjamin Cone, Sr. Leadership Award

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grounded by our ROOTS

when a tree matures, it finds itself at its most productive stage. it flowers, produces fruit, and sustains its environment. JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES Jewish Family Services, a constituent agency of the Greensboro Jewish Federation, supports and empowers individuals and families in the Jewish community by providing a range of supportive and mental health services to assist all of its members to meet life’s challenges. FISCAL YEAR TO DATE 06/30/21: Volunteers

70 volunteers; 559 volunteer hours

David D. Frazier Food Pantry Collected 22,931 lbs. of food; Distributed: 27,645 lbs. Van Service and J-Drive

444 rides; 16 passengers

Chai Notes 5 facilities; 299 client/community contacts; 20 programs Congregational Nurse

128 clients; 1400 client contacts

Social Work Program 61 case management cases; 4 therapy cases; 2780 client contacts Holocaust/FSU Case Manager Camp Scholarships

28 management cases

$26,250 awarded to 25 children; average grant $1050

Senior Programs 528 gift bags delivered at Rosh Hashanah, Hanukkah, and Passover; 2 senior brunches with Zoom concerts attended by 70 individuals; 25 total programs Children and Family Programs 9 programs; 103 participants JELF Loans

13 students awarded $58,240; average grant $4480

Jacke W. and Lottie K. Samet Israel Scholarship Fund 2 recipients; $2000 Rosalyn Saltz and Norman Seymour Pliner Scholarship Fund 2 recipients; $6000 Indigent Burial Assistance

Assisted with 4 funerals

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• The incredible efforts of clinical staff made it possible to decrease feelings of isolation in their clients and provide much needed support with the implementation and use of Doxy.me, a secure teletherapy platform. • T he Food Pantry Task Force created a process to distribute food to small pantries in need of additional resources. $8,750 was allocated to outside organizations, $6,000 to our community, and $2,000 to provide holiday food cards. • T he COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund dollars assisted more than 40 families. • M itzvah Day pivoted to Mitzvah May, resulting in more than 100 volunteers throughout the month.


Leaving a legacy is about both the financial gift you give and the active work you do. We hope that generations to come will be able to enjoy a wonderful Jewish life here just as we have. Our Jewish community is the mouse that roars – and we want to do what we can to perpetuate that. Nat Bernstein

Editorial Board and Marketing Committee Chair, G-FLI Mentor

Peggy Bernstein

Federation Board Member, JFS Board Member, Engagement Committee Co-Chair, G-FLI Mentor, Former Board VP, Former Campaign Co-Chair

JEWISH FOUNDATION OF GREENSBORO The Jewish Foundation of Greensboro is a constituent agency of the Greensboro Jewish Federation established to create permanent endowments to ensure the viability of Jewish community life and education for generations to come.

• T he Jewish Foundation of Greensboro hosted ‘A Conversation Between Friends’, drawing 115 attendees. The virtual program showcased two global leaders, Avraham Infeld, by Zoom from Israel, and Randall Kaplan. • T he Create a Jewish Legacy Program represents a shared commitment by Greensboro’s synagogues, agencies and day school to work together, under the leadership of the Foundation, to secure a vibrant Jewish future for our community. This collaborative endowment program enables donors to fulfill their philanthropic goals while strengthening our Jewish community by sustaining vital programs, services and institutions.

CONTRIBUTIONS (SINCE INCEPTION): $128M+ DISTRIBUTIONS (SINCE INCEPTION): $93M+ FISCAL YEAR TO DATE 06/30/21: Total Assets Create a Jewish Legacy

$92.3M 187 legacies

Total Funds

311

Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowments (PACE)

42

Lion of Judah Endowments (LOJE)

29

The Lawrence M. Cohen Scholarship

2 recipients

FOUNDATION ENDOWMENT FUNDS: Designated Permanent Designated Temporary Unrestricted PACE/LOJE Total:

$2,794,679 $1,121,962 $1,590,048 $4,495,661 $10,002,350

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branching OUTWARD

development extends far beyond greensboro, helping jewish communities bloom wherever they are. THE JEWISH AGENCY FOR ISRAEL (JAFI) JAFI represents the voices of Jewish people and communities around the world, with the global reach, financial strength and infrastructure to quickly meet urgent needs as they arise. Greensboro's allocation of $100,000 helped: • 23,281 new immigrants make Aliyah from around the world. • 1 1,000 Masa participants graduate from their programs, bringing with them professional knowledge, leadership skills, and deeper connections to Israel and the Jewish people. • F und programs supporting Reform, Conservative, and Modern Orthodox education in Israel, helping ensure religious diversity and inclusion. • 3 ,540 children receive support across Israel through the Youth Futures program and house 1,100 at-risk youth Jewish Agency youth villages.

PARTNERSHIP2GETHER (P2G) JAFI’s Partnership2Gether platform creates a living bridge between Greensboro, smaller communities in the Southeast, Prague and the Hadera-Eiron region of Israel. This includes peer to peer programs, cultural exchanges, customized touring and home hospitality in the region, teen exchanges, and educational programming. Greensboro’s allocation of $20,000 went towards: • B ’nai Shalom L'Shi2f Classroom Connections with a school in Hadera, and educator's participation in the One2One English Program

Rotem Gabay

Greensboro's first virtual shaliach

• E xpanding Israel programming with Greensboro's first virtual shaliach, and summer virtual programming for teens • A full delegation of active participants in the fourth cohort of partnership's Leadership2Gether young adult program

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Not every Jew can visit Israel, but our desire and our commitment is there. Partnership2Gether opens a window that allows me to go, to travel, to learn. For me, P2G has brought Israel to life in a way that I have never experienced before. Maddie Reed

JFS Volunteer David D. Frazier Food Pantry Volunteer P2G Committee Member Former TJFF Chair

JDC'S COVID-19 REPSONSE IN ISRAEL:

5,400

HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS were paired with volunteers who maintained daily contact and provided additional services where needed

AMERICAN JEWISH JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE (JDC) JDC is the leading global Jewish humanitarian organization, working in 70 countries to lift lives and strengthen communities. JDC rescues Jews in danger, provides aid to vulnerable Jews, develops innovative solutions to Israel’s most complex social challenges, cultivates a Jewish future, and leads the Jewish community’s response to crises. Greensboro's allocation of $133,000 helped JDC's work, which included: • S ervicing more than 80,000 impoverished Jews in 11 Former Soviet Union countries throughout a network of 64 Hesed Welfare Centers, and distributing 21,372,400 PPE items to homecare workers. • Helping 71,000+ people every, single day

$4.2 M

IN STIPENDS AND RENT SUBSIDIES was distributed to 2,500+ young adult students in Israel who have no family support

GLOBAL EMERGENCY FUND The Greensboro Jewish Federation’s Global Emergency Fund was established to distribute funds as needed to assist communities directly impacted by disasters. This year, the community raised a total of $5,697 which was distributed for wildfire relief in California, the surge of COVID-19 in India, winter relief in Texas, aid in Israel during the rocket attacks, and survivors of the Surfside Champlain tower collapse in Florida.

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The Triad Jewish Film Festival was a highly successful pivot to a virtual platform which allowed us to reach a broader audience. I love that it served as a way to showcase the Global Diversity of Judaism. David Kaplan

Federation Finance Committee Member TJFF Vice Chair G-FLI Alumnus G-FLI Alumni Engagement Committee Co-Chair

TJFF 7THATFILMS EMBODIED FEATURED

THEMES OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AND DIVERSITY

254 HOUSEHOLDS

PURCHASED TICKETS INCLUDING

61

FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL

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TJFF EARNED $17,590 IN TOTAL REVENUE THROUGH TICKET SALES AND SPONSORSHIPS


expanding our CANOPY

confronting deep-rooted inequity broadened the community's worldview, sparking long overdue change. TZEDEK, TZEDEK, TIRDOF: JUSTICE, JUSTICE YOU SHALL PURSUE Ashkenormativity, the assumption that the Ashkenazi experience, culture, heritage and image is the exclusive representation of Judaism, ultimately finds itself as the prototypical baseline in most Jewish educational institutions in the United States. With the critical goal of starting a meaningful and essential dialogue regarding racial and implicit bias, the Federation, along with nine highly esteemed expert panelists in our community, designed a mindful three-part series of panel discussions where 412 attendees began conversations on Jews of Color, Microaggressions that Jews of Color encounter in Jewish spaces, and the role that the Jewish community must play in allyship.

JEWISH VOICES FOR AN INCLUSIVE GREENSBORO Launched in February, 2021, The Jewish Community Relations Committee (JCRC) was built to maintain strong relationships with the city's diverse set of communities in service of a common vision – an equitable, just and inclusive Greensboro. We learn. We educate. We advocate. And we mobilize.

SHALOM GREENSBORO MAGAZINE Shalom Greensboro magazine is a bimothly publication that mailed to more than 1,500 households and was read more than 3,500 times online. Governed by an Editorial Board made up of seven members, the magazine’s themes included: Navigating Race and Culture, Education, Sustainable Living, and Traditions Reimagined. The magazine offered an avenue for engagement among members of the local Jewish community and beyond to explore different perspectives, commonalities, and an appreciation of Jewish culture.

JCRC's core mission is to address historic and persistent injustices including all forms of systemic discrimination and oppression such as antisemitism, racism, and poverty primarily in Greensboro, but also in the United States, Israel and beyond. Jewish values lead us to approach this work with a commitment to building cross-cultural relationships and promoting social justice.

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a forest that FLOURISHED donors like you supported the 2021 campaign with $1,660,000. The Greensboro Jewish Federation’s Annual Campaign fuels the impact we make in Greensboro, Israel and around the world. Your support allows us to continue sustaining our community and securing our shared Jewish future.

2021 CAMPAIGN TOTAL $1,660,000 • Individual and Joint Donations • Women’s Philanthropy

$1,145,000 $359,000

• Designated (Increase/Match)

$110,000

• Undesignated (Increase/Match)

$46,000

DESIGNATED INCREASE/MATCH

$110,000

Thanks to generous local donors and The Leon Levine Foundation, $110,000 in increased gifts were matched and designated by the contributors to one of the following funds:

• GJF Unrestricted Endowment Fund

$26,000

• Tobee W. and Leonard J. Kaplan JFS Client Assistance Fund

$7,000

• JFS Contributions toward the JFNA Human Services Match

$24,000

• GSO Jewish Community Relations Fund

$39,000

• PACE/LOJE (4.5% anticipated payout from endowments)

$14,000

Individual and Joint Donations

68%

2021 CAMPAIGN TOTAL

UNDESIGNATED INCREASE/MATCH

$46,000

$46,000 in contributions and matching funds that were not designated by the contributor will support Campaign allocations for local, national, and international organizations and programs.

• Individual and Joint Donations • 2021 Women’s Philanthropy

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$38,500 $7,500

$1,660,000 Undesignated Increase/Match

3%

Designated Increase/Match

7%

Women's Philanthropy

22%


2021 Annual Campaign DISBURSEMENT Greensboro Jewish Federation takes pride in its financial stewardship of your gift, putting your money to the highest and best use. Here’s where the $1,660,000 went to impact the community.

$182,160

11%

Federation General and Administrative

$460,840 Federation Campaign Programs

28%

$110,000 Designated Funds

MAKING A PERSONAL CONNECTION WITH ISRAEL

$306,000

18%

Jewish Family Services of Greensboro

Spanning 12 days, the Campaign Israel Series brought 11 virtual speakers which drew 428 attendees.

2021 CAMPAIGN TOTAL

$1,660,000

36% 7%

$601,000 Overseas and Domestic Allocations Hand in Hand (Overseas) Religious Pluralism in Israel Israel Religious Action Center Masorti Movement

Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism Schechter Institute Israel Religious Expressions Platform Hadera-Eiran Partnership Together JDC

CAMPAIGN EVENTS Campaign Kickoff with Bari Weiss 160 attendees Women's Philanthropy

2 events; 80 attendees

Cardozo Society/COPA

2 events; 74 attendees

Beltsy, Kishinev Teens/Pik-a-Jew, Moldova JFNA Birthright Israel JFNA Ethiopian National Project - SPACE World - ORT B’nai Brith Youth Organization (BBYO)

Cardozo Builders Society 37 pledges for $209,509

B’nai Shalom Day School

Maimonides Builders Society 50 pledges for $168,864

Greensboro Contemporary Jewish Museum

Elon Hillel

Hillel International

Major Gifts Event

57 attendees

Campaign Israel Series 12 events; 428 attendees Telethons

2 events; 64 volunteers

A new and exciting addition to the campaign this year, Campaign Israel Series featured a wide range of stimulating topics surrounding Israel, its people and our relationship with them.

Jewish Education Loan Fund (JELF) Jewish Community Legacy Project Jewish Overnight Camps

Topics included discussions on Mizrachi Jewish refugees and how one can be a liberal Zionist with Hen Mazzig, the perpetual Israeli election turmoil with Reuven Hazan, an Arab Muslim Israeli’s perspective with Mohammed Zoabi and an evening with Yaakov Zada Daniel and Boaz Konforty from FAUDA. Pnina Agenyahu, Partnership2Gether Director at JAFI and Ariel Zwang, CEO of JDC and B’nai Shalom Day School alumna, spoke at a session called Powerful Women in Positions of Power. Partnering with friends from P2G, participants enjoyed an Israeli wine tasting with a seasoned sommelier, and were able to experience a view of Israel not often seen – through the eyes of a helicopter pilot – all while sitting comfortably in their homes in Greensboro.

NC Hillel NC Holocaust Foundation

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the giving TREE $100,000+ Prime Minister's Council, PMC Lion Kathy Manning and Randall Kaplan The Leon Levine Foundation $36,000 - $99,999 Pillars of the Community, Double Chai Lion, Zahav Lion, Sabra Lion Sylvia and Mike Berkelhammer Carolina Foundation for Jewish Seniors Barbara Cone Nancy and Bernard, z"l Gutterman Scott Kaplan Linda and Tom Sloan $10,000 - $35,999 Ben Gurion, Ruby Lion, Sapphire Lion, Emerald Lion Caren and Larry Appel Karen Levin Bauersfeld Frank Brenner Nancy Brenner William Cassell Marilyn Forman Chandler and Robert Chandler Harvey Colchamiro Rene and Tom Cone Benjamin Cone, Jr. David Delman Gary Fischer Geraldine and Stanley Goss Leonard J. Kaplan, z"l Tobee W. Kaplan, z"l Emily and Rodney Kranz Mimi Levin Seymour Levin, z"l Debby Miller Ronald Milstein Marion and Steve Mostofsky Joe Nehmen Norman Regal Erin and Keith Rosen Joan Samet Norman Samet Sylvia L. Samet Phyllis Shavitz Stephen Shavitz

$5,000 - $9,999 Rabin, Lion Rose Ackermann Arlene and Alan Bardy Peggy Bernstein Joann Cassell Joy Cohen Shavitz Liz Cohen Irene Cohen Irving Cohen Sally and John Cohen Sally B. and Bob, z"l Cone Jeri D'Lugin David Evans Andrew Fields Janis Fields Ellen Fischer Toby Gordon Susan Gutterman Muriel Hoff Anita Kaye Hyman Mark Hyman Jenny Kaiser Gail Malevan LeBauer Joan LeBauer Joseph LeBauer Joslin LeBauer Samuel LeBauer Lerner Family Foundation Neil Lutins Leslie and Stephen Mackler Sarah Malino Bobbie and Bernard Mann Howard Mezer Victoria Milstein Susan T. Nehmen Wendy Gordon Pake Susan and Jerrold Pinsker Erica Procton Carol Rauch Freddy Robinson Gloria Robinson, z"l Susan Robinson Arthur Samet Sara Lee Saperstein Dana Schleien Shelley and Jeffrey Segal Corky Segal-Waxman

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Linda and Jerry Shapiro Stanley Shavitz, z"l Vivian Sheidler Susan Simmons Michele and Matthew Slaine Amy Sloane-Pinel Daniel Stein Elizabeth and Joseph Strasser Polly Strasser Richard Strasser Doris Tanger, z"l Leslye Tuck Frank Weiner, z"l Shelly Weiner Eugene Weisberger, z"l Martin Weissburg $1,500 - $4,999 Peres, Pomegranate Elaine Abrams Victor Ackermann David Altman Laurie and Gary Bargebuhr Barbara Barrett Debbie and Paul Barry Mary Berkelhammer Fran Bombart Steve Bombart Andrea and Andrew Bowen Joseph Brantley Karen and Andrew Brod Amy Chrystal Glenn S. Chrystal, MS MD Judy Dashoff Cheryl David Mark Davidowitz Joanna Delman Richard Fox Laura and Jeffrey Friedman Martin Friedman Jon Glazman Marsha Glazman Erwin Goldman Dr. Daniel and Susan Gottsegen Joshua Gould Karen Gould Sigmund Gould

Susan Green Kenneth Greene Ned Gross Michele Haber, MD Judith and Stanley Hammer Nancy Hoffmann Janice Hyman Stephen Hyman Marc Isaacson David M. Kaplan Ila Rosenthal and Jeff Katz Cheryl and Stuart Kersky Sue Klau Eric Kraus Kathy Kraus Joshua Landau Steven Landau Sherry Dickstein and Kurt Lauenstein Eugene LeBauer Carol Levin Cathy Levinson Paul Lieb Simone and Joel Liebling Judy and Dr. Michael Linden Mechelle and Gary Lindenberg Susan Lutins David Mandel David Marker Debi Silber and Jeff Medoff May Gayle and Paul Mengert Lois Mezer Marissa Milstein Bunny and David Moff Jason Mostofsky Donald Murinson Lee Pake Caroline Panzer Eleanor Procton Donald Pulitzer Donna G Pulitzer Terri and Scott Rafkin Laurie Regal Allan Ross Kendra and Brian Ross Marnie and Jerry Ruskin Ellen Samet


The Greensboro Jewish Federation extends its deepest gratitude to our 2021 campaign donors

Emilie Samet Leonard Samet Paul Saperstein, z"l Stuart Schleien Joyce Shuman Robert Shuman Philip Silver Raffi Simel Gary Simmons William Starr, z"l John Stein Kay Stern Jennifer and Aaron Strasser Ellen Tannenbaum Sigmund Tannenbaum Stuart Teichman, z"l Tammi Thurm Pamela Tillman Marshall Tuck Kim and Robert Wainer Anne and Terry Waranch Richard Weintraub Roz Weintraub William Stern Foundation Jill Wilson Frandee and Steven Woolf Andrew Zimmerman $730 - $1,499 Communty Builders, Morasha Michael Altheimer Matt Applebaum Roy Arkin Andrew Aronson June Bergstein Ellen Berlin Nat Bernstein Sherry and Larry Camras Eileen Claussen Bradford Cone Brenda Dodd Doug Dodd Marilyn Feuchs-Marker Rhyan Forman Betsy Fox Betsy Gamburg Melody and David Glick Brian Goldberg

Laurence Goldberg Pamela Goldberg Sandra Goldman Michele Gordon Levy Gary Grandon Pamela Haber Bernice and Zev Harel Judith Hyman Benjamin Kahn Brian Kaiser Courtney Kamlet Michal and Rabbi Andy Koren Bea Mandel Michael Marshall Emily Nudelman Michele and Brian Perrell Laura Pollak and Jeff Petrinitz Midge and William Pines Kevin Portis Joyce Richman Richard Rosen David Rosenstein Ellen Ross Andrea and David Rubin Beatrice Schall Dianne and Leslie Schlanger Marc Shavitz Robbie Shavitz Susan and Fred Siegel Mitchel Sommers Alina Spaulding Peggy Tager Barbara Teichman Barbara and Jo VanDerLinden Scott VanDerLinden Judy and Bob Wein James Weissman Sonia Weissman Ellen Werner Rachel and Dan Wolf $500 - $729 Tree of Life Valerie Amsterdam Daniels and Kevin Daniels Mindy and Bryan Andrews Elizabeth Applebaum Meredith Arkin Kris Aronson

Gene Baruch Neil Belenky Rabbi Rebecca and Rabbi Joshua Ben-Gideon Paul Benson Donna Ray Berkelhammer Gail and Charles Bretan Donna Cohen Rachel Cohen Sam Cone Sylvia Curtis Rachel Darrow Jackie Davidowitz Leon Davidowitz Arlene Dolin Yvonne Evans Linda Fleishman Donald Freedman Ronnie Grabon Ronald Green Sandra Greene Hope Gruber Nahomi and Jonathan Harkavy Eliezer Havivi Bruce Hirschhaut Sara Lynch Hoffman Miriam Kaftal Brad Kamlet Meg and Richard Kaplan Harvey Katz Melvin Kriegsman Robin Lecin Merrianne Leff Jane Levy Pat Levy, III Wendy and Steven Lewensohn Edgar Marks Kelly Marks Steve Mendelson Joseph Miller Cynthia Murinson Joan Muss Frank Nelson Robert Nudelman Deborah Schoenhoff and Jerry Plovsky Amy Renshaw Susan Ross Barbara Ruby

Deborah Kintzing and Marc Samet Jerry Samet Brad Semon Desmond Sheridan Janie Silvers Gary Silverstein Simon Solomon Marian Stein Stuart Tafeen Jeanne Tannenbaum Doug Torn Frederic Waxman Robert Weinstein Lewis Weinstock Jessica Wisniewski Ron Yardenay Myrna Zimmerman $365-$499 Leadership, Sabra Igal Ben-Gal David Beyer Vicki and Jason Cathcart Kenneth Cherry Selma Clein, z"l Jennifer Delman Marc Fields Joan Glazer Rita Guyes Dianne Hines Dora Il'yasova Sharon Kaiser Michael Kaplan Brad Krantz Ellen Levin Michelle Lunney Kenneth Miller Ellen Nelson Jane Rosen-Grandon Marian Ruderman Sylvia R. Samet Jane Schwartz Gary Simon Michal and Shay Soker Christopher Spaulding Hallie Chandler and Daniel Sternberg Linda Wearb Adele Weinstein

We apologize if we have missed anyone’s contribution. Please contact Greensboro Jewish Federation and we will correct our files; the update will be reflected in the digital report.

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POMEGRANATE SOCIETY All women who commit an individual donation of $1,500 - $4,999 to the Annual Campaign are part of the Pomegranate Society. Elaine Abrams Laurie Bargebuhr Barbara Barrett Debbie Barry Mary Berkelhammer Fran Bombart Andrea Bowen Karen Brod Amy Chrystal Judy Dashoff Cheryl David Joanna Delman Sherry Dickstein Laura Friedman Marsha Glazman Karen Gould Susan Green Michele Haber, MD Judith Hammer

Nancy Hoffmann Janice Hyman Cheryl Kersky Sue Klau Kathy Kraus Carol Levin Cathy Levinson Simone Liebling Judy Linden Mechelle Lindenberg Susan Lutins May Gayle Mengert Lois Mezer Marissa Milstein Bunny Moff Caroline Panzer Eleanor Procton Donna G Pulitzer Terri Rafkin

Laurie Regal Ila Rosenthal Kendra Ross Marnie Ruskin Ellen Samet Emilie Samet Joyce Shuman Debi Silber Kay Stern Jennifer Strasser Ellen Tannenbaum Tammi Thurm Pamela Tillman Kim Wainer Anne Waranch Roz Weintraub Jill Wilson Frandee Woolf

LION OF JUDAH Lions of Judah play a vital role in aiding the vulnerable, building Jewish identity and supporting social justice. Each woman makes an annual campaign donation of minimum $5,000. Debbi Aberman Rose Ackermann Caren Appel Arlene Bardy Sylvia Berkelhammer Peggy Bernstein Nancy Brenner Joann Cassell Marilyn Forman Chandler Liz Cohen Irene Cohen Sally Cohen Barbara Cone Rene Cone Sally Cone Jeri D'Lugin Janis Fields Ellen Fischer Toby Gordon Nancy Gutterman Susan Gutterman

Muriel Hoff Anita Hyman Jenny Kaiser Tobee Kaplan, z"l Emily Kranz Gail LeBauer Joan LeBauer Joslin LeBauer Mimi Levin Karen Levin Bauersfeld Leslie Mackler Sarah Malino Bobbie Mann Kathy Manning Debby Miller Victoria Milstein Marion Mostofsky Susan Nehmen Wendy Pake Susan Pinsker Erica Procton

Carol Rauch Gloria Robinson, z"l Susan Robinson Erin Rosen Joan Samet Sylvia Samet Sara Lee Saperstein Dana Schleien Shelley Segal Corky Segal-Waxman Linda Shapiro Joy Shavitz Phyllis Shavitz Susan Simmons Michele Slaine Linda Sloan Amy Sloane-Pinel Elizabeth Strasser Polly Strasser Leslye Tuck Shelly Weiner

LION OF JUDAH ENDOWMENT (LOJE) By endowing her gift, a Lion of Judah ensures that the Greensboro Jewish Federation Annual Campaign she has supported so generously during her lifetime continues for generations to come. Sylvia Berkelhammer Nancy Brenner Marilyn Forman Chandler Irene Cohen Rene Cone Jeri D'Lugin Ellen Fischer Toby Starr Gordon Nancy Gutterman Tobee W. Kaplan, z"l

Gail LeBauer Joan LeBauer Joslin LeBauer Mimi Levin Kathy Manning Debby Miller Susan T. Nehmen Gloria Robinson, z"l Nathalie Ross Joan Samet

Sylvia Samet Corky Segal-Waxman Linda Shapiro Phyllis Shavitz Sue Simmons Linda Sloan Polly Strasser Doris Tanger, z"l Shelly Weiner

LOJE contributors of at least $200,000 are recognized in The Jewish Federations of North America’s Star of David Society.

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$150 - $364 Hatikvah Jimmie Agnew Jennifer Bressler and Rob Ainbinder Jenny Schultz and Jennifer Badik Bank of America Charitable Foundation Marlene Baruch Merrily Benson Scott Benson Marty Bergman Leslie and Steven Berke Clara Jean Berry Alyssa Samet and Mark Bochkis Barbara and Alan Boyette Beverly Brenowitz Mindy Brewer Rhonda Broder-Dunlevy Ingrid Cassuto Shira Chandler and Dori Chandler Marilyn Cherry Allan Cohen Philip Cohen Julie Ann and Scott Cooper Keith Cushman Kara and Jason Davis Laura Denhardt Carly and Jeff Dunno Russell Elkin Diane, Bob and Jonathan Falkowitz Paul Fribush Jennifer Sadock and Steven Friedland Ashley and Ron Garcia Jerry Gedaly Ellen Gefen Ellen Gerber Amy and Todd Gers David Gitlin William Goebel Joan Gould Emily and Brandon Gray Ricki and Sidney Gray Steve Greenstein Stacy and Amit Hampel Corie Hampton Risa Hanau Laura and Ari Hausman Gerald Heiser Caryn and Jim Herman Erica Herman Fern Kahn Kym and David Kaplan Sandra Kaye Rima and Adam Kleiner Dena and Sol Kovach Robin Kranich Jane and David Kriegsman Pat and Peter Levitin

Stephen Levy Debra LeWinter Byron Loflin Edward Lurey Natalie Mapou Elaine and Benjamin, z"l Marks, Jr. David Massey Wendy Massey Alison Masters Jill and John Masters Jean McGlone Dale Meltzer Sharman Michaelson Alisa and Stephen Miller Scott Milman Barbara Myers Barbara Neitlich Fred Pearlman Kelly Pearlman Judy Peters Madeline Reed Cynthia and Sam Reichelson Rosalyn and William Robbins John Roberts Mark Rosenbaum Robert Rosthal Betty Roth Caren, Michael and Gavin Rubin Walter Salinger Todd Schwarz Lee Shapiro Nissim Shimoni Howard Silverstein Linda Silverstein Tracy and Jeffery Simon Robin Skirboll Dassi and Alan Sklan Joyce and Larry Slakter Dana Smith Alan Socol Beth Socol Noam Soker Becky and Mark Spielman Susan and Robert Stevens Patti and Ken Stiles Nancy and Paul Summerell Sylvia and James Swayze Elyse Tafeen Ekaterina and Igor Vapne Natalie and Stan Varlamov Jerry Wearb Joan and Anschel Weiss Kevin Witriol Doreen Wolf Stacey Youngdale Philip Zaleon Benjamin C. Zuraw


UP TO $149 Hineni Susan and Daniel Acker

Amy Kane

Shana and Michael Paccadolmi

Gary Anderson

Janet Kanode

Michael Padulsky

Erica and Alexander Aronson

Carole and Malcolm Kaplan

Phil Papier

Jody Attias

David Kaplan

Stacey Papier

Lori Attias

Eva Kaplan

Rhonda Peeden

Linda Baggish

Jack Kaplan

Empy Perez

Helene Bargebuhr, z"l

Ginger and Kenneth Karb

Karen and Jason Pikler

Andre Baron

Jeanette and Jerome Katz

Hindy and Rabbi Yosef Plotkin

Michele Basile

Lorraine and Stuart Katz

Faryl and Mark Podolle

Marcia and Alan Berger

Neil A. and Sandra L. Kaye

Karen Pollack

Judith Bleiberg

Genya and Leonid Kazakov

Charles Popper

Mikhail Bochkis

Afrique Kilimanjaro

Rachel Pront

Jordan Bressler

C. Vickie Kilimanjaro

Annette Rachlin, z"l

Gail Charles Bretan

Mila Kilimnik

Paul Ringel

Lina Carvajal

Maryann Kingsmill

Janice Robertson

Daniella Cathcart

Eva Turner and Jamie Kolb

Barry Romberg

Jordan Cathcart

Joan Krieger, z"l

Dana Rosen

Samara Cathcart

Aleksandr Krokhmal

Jeanette Rosenbaum

Elaine Cohen

Viktoriya Krokhmal

Sheree Rosenkrantz

Elizabeth Cone

Mindy Kutchei

Rachel Rosenthal

Susan Coseo

Marina Kyazimova

Kara and Michael Rothberg

Wendee and Ivan Cutler

Lisa Lasovsky

Alan Rubin

Julie and Darryl Deitsch

Paul Lasovsky

Barbara Scheck

Abby and Jim Donnelly

Carol Lavack

Steven Scheck

Nefertiti Durant

Adam Lazovik

Tammy Schriever-Rankin

Amy and Barry Epstein

Maina Lebed

Lolly and John Schweninger

Mankie Fedler

Simara and Tomas Levi

Karen Sclare

Pnina Fogel

Robert Levin

Ruth and Jeff Shapiro

Phyllis Forman

Beverly and Douglas Levine

Haley Shelton

Elaine Germain

Heidi and David Levine

Barbara Shyloski

Ellen and John Gibbs

Noah Levine

Elana and Ben Sigal

Marion Gilligan

Alison and Matthew Levy

Devra and Lee Simon

Robin Gitlin

Murray Lipman

Janet Simon

Wilma Glick

Elisa Liss

Leslie and Brandon Singerman

Barry Goldman

Amanda Loflin

Robert Skolnik

Diane Goldstein

Leonid Loshinsky

Amazon Smile

Martha Golensky

Dani Luft

Louise Stolaroff

Ellen Green

Ryan Luft

Leah and Barry Strulson

Allen Greenstein

Beth Mannella

Gladys Haber, z"l Janet and Ron Hampton Lillian Helpern Arlene and Don Henza Leslie Hermelin

Carla and Ted Manny Lewis Margolis Rosalyn Marhatta Andrew Mbuvi Blaire and George McClanahan

Susan Strumwasser Danielle and Nathan Swick Amy Thompson Lon Tytell Christina Van Wagenen Rachel Villalba

Stanley Meyer

Ginger Wald Richard Wald

Marcia Horowitz

Rivka and Rabbi Mendy Minkowitz

Stuart Wassell

Perri Hoyt

Beth and Micah Monosoff

Julia and Mac Watkins

Joel Hudson

Lisa Montalvo

Joan Weiss

Cynthia Ingram

Carolyn and Bruce Moskowitz

Jean Weissburg

Loretta Jacobson

Yudit and Gerald Natkin

Ray Wertheim

Gail Joseph

Sarah Neff

Wendy Wood

Chagit and Terry Kahn

Jane and Michael Nichols

Nachum Yardenay

Joey Kaiser

Danny Nurafshan

Ela Yevrukhina

Marcia Hermelin Leo Horowitz

MAIMONIDES BUILDER'S SOCIETY Healthcare professionals who have made a campaign contribution of $1,000 or greater to the 2021 Annual Campaign. Michael Altheimer Elizabeth Applebaum Matt Applebaum Roy Arkin Debbie Barry Paul Barry Fran Bombart Andrea Bowen Glenn Chrystal Bradford Cone Jackie Davidowitz Sherry Dickstein Gary Fischer Richard Fox Martin Friedman David Glick Melody Glick Daniel Gottsegen Karen Gould Sigmund Gould Ned Gross Michele Haber Anita Hyman Mark Hyman

Stephen Hyman Brian Kaiser David M. Kaplan Jeff Katz Stuart Kersky Eric Kraus Kathy Kraus Joshua Landau Steven Landau Kurt Lauenstein Eugene LeBauer Gail LeBauer Joseph LeBauer Samuel LeBauer Michael Linden Alan Luria Neil Lutins Leslie Mackler Stephen Mackler Jeff Medoff Howard Mezer Lois Mezer Cynthia Murinson

Donald Murinson Emily Nudelman Robert Nudelman Jeff Petrinitz Donald Pulitzer Norman Regal Richard Rosen Allan Ross Kendra Ross David Rubin Jerome Ruskin Leslie Schlanger Jeffrey Segal Shelley Segal Joy Shavitz Vivian Sheidler Ellen Tannenbaum Sigmund Tannenbaum Suzanne Wagner Robert Wainer Robert Wein Richard Weintraub James Weissman

CARDOZO BUILDER'S SOCIETY Legal professionals who have made a campaign contribution of $1,000 or greater to the 2021 Annual Campaign. Victor Ackermann Larry Appel William Cassell Tom Cone Rene Cone Robert Cone, z"l Cheryl David Jeri D'Lugin Marilyn Feuchs-Marker

Kenneth Greene Susan Gutterman Stanley Hammer Marc Isaacson Benjamin Kahn Brad Kamlet Courtney Kamlet Randall Kaplan Pat Levy, III

Kathy Manning Ronald Milstein Jerrold Pinsker Susan Ross Debi Silber Daniel Stein Robert Weinstein Jill Wilson Steven Woolf

PERPETUAL ANNUAL CAMPAIGN ENDOWMENT (PACE) A PACE fund serves as a lasting legacy that will continue to make a donation to the Greensboro Jewish Federation Annual Campaign in perpetuity on your behalf. Ellen Adelman, z"l James Adelman Michael and Sylvia Berkelhammer Joanne and Arthur Bluethenthal, z"l Fran Bombart Steve Bombart Frank Brenner Harvey Colchamiro Gary and Ellen Fischer Maurice Fishman Geraldine Goss Dianne Hines George Hoff, z"l Muriel Hoff

Melvin Hurwitz, z"l Charlotte Hurwitz, z"l Leonard J. Kaplan, z"l Randall Kaplan Scott D. Kaplan Eugene LeBauer Joseph LeBauer Samuel LeBauer Carol and Seymour, z"l Levin Cathy Levinson Henry Levinson, z"l Joel Liebling Simone Liebling Victoria and Ronald Milstein

Jerrold Pinsker Susan Pinsker Susan and Freddy Robinson Joyce Shuman Robert Shuman Thomas Sloan Alina Gerlovin Spaulding William Starr, z"l Daniel Stein Frank Weiner, z"l Richard Weintraub Roz Weintraub Eugene Weisberger, z"l Liz Winter Cohen

We apologize if we have missed anyone’s contribution. Please contact Greensboro Jewish Federation and we will correct our files; the update will be reflected in the digital report.

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The Greensboro Jewish Federation is run by a team of professionals and community volunteers whose main goal is the engagement and preservation of our Jewish Community.

Our professionals and volunteer leaders bring a wealth of experience and expertise, reflecting the engaged, vibrant, and flourishing Greensboro Jewish community. Recognizing that each Jew is responsible, one for another, the Greensboro Jewish Federation promotes the welfare of the Jewish people in our community, in Israel and worldwide.

Greensboro Jewish Federation Marilyn Forman Chandler Executive Director Laura Berke Hausman Director of Strategic Marketing and Events Michele Perrell Director of Finance and Human Resources Carly Hertz Dunno Interim Campaign Operations Manager Dena Kovach Marketing and Design Manager Maya Gurfinkel Outreach and Engagement Manager Julia Goldsmith Interim Accounting and Data Manager Julia Watkins Communications Specialist and Editor, Shalom Greensboro Sara Goldstein Campaign and Program Associate Empy Perez Accounting Assistant

Jewish Family Services Betsy Gamburg Director Diana Torres FSU and Holocaust C ase Manager Congregational Nurse Marlene Baruch Janet Kanode Clinical Social Worker Amanda Loflin Volunteer and Program Coordinator Jenny Schultz Program Specialist Robert Foley, Ernie McKenney and Kevin Thurm Van Drivers

Jewish Foundation of Greensboro Susan Gutterman Frandee Woolf Maryann Kingsmill Empy Perez Shira Snyder

Endowment Director Assistant Endowment Director Donor Relations Manager Financial Associate Foundation Intern

BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2020 – 2021 Executive Committee Tom Cone President John Cohen President Elect Emily Kranz Vice President Erica Procton Vice President Jenny Kaiser Vice President Erin Rosen Vice President Raffi Simel Secretary David Rosenstein Treasurer Sue Simmons Immediate Past President Peggy Bernstein Engagement Committee Ron Milstein Campaign Co-Chair (one-year term) Marissa Milstein Campaign Co-Chair (one-year term) Michele Gordon Levy Jewish Family Services Chair Howard Mezer Jewish Foundation of Greensboro Chair Marilyn Forman Chandler Executive Director

Trustees Caren Appel Gary Bargebuhr Rabbi Joshua Ben-Gideon Michael Berkelhammer Peggy Bernstein Lori Brody Amy Epstein Steve Friedland Jon Glazman Ari Gauss Rabbi Fred Guttman Corie Hampton Arlene Henza Marc Isaacson Scott Kaplan Rabbi Andy Koren Joel Liebling Kathy Manning

Debby Miller Victoria Milstein David Moff Mike Nichols Rabbi Yosef Plotkin Freddy Robinson Susan Robinson Keith Rosen Brian Ross Dana Schleien Vivian Sheidler Fred Siegel Susan Siegel Tom Sloan Aaron Strasser Tammi Thurm Jessica Wisniewski Ron Yardenay

Greensboro Jewish Federation 2020/2021 Impact Report photography by Laura Berke Hausman, inside front cover photography compliments of Andrew Bowen Photography

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I hope my children and grandchildren have learned to be good Jews the way I learned from my parents and grandparents. It's why I support B'nai Shalom and give to the Federation. Caring for the community that gives us so much is imperative for our future. Lenny Samet

Former Campaign Co-Chair Former Federation Board Member Pictured with his grandchildren, Ella and Connor Andrews

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