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Annual Impact Report 2015




To Build And Sustain Jewish Life In Charleston, Israel, And Around The World.

President: Harry Goldberg President-Elect: Stuart Tessler Vice President: Ava Kleinman Vice President: Ellen Hoffman Vice President: Mike Mills Treasurer: Suzanne Lynch Secretary: Eileen Chepenik Jewish Endowment Fund President: Jan Pearlstine Lipov Immediate Past President: Spencer Lynch BOARD MEMBERS AT LARGE Aaron Engel Harold Fox Marilyn Hoffman Larry Kobrovsky

Ed Kronsberg Amanda Reeves Hilary Rieck Ilene Turbow

CHARLESTON JEWISH FEDERATION STAFF Judi Corsaro, CEO Joan Herrman, Kosher Food Pantry Coordinator (part-time) Lori Hoch Stiefel, Senior Director of Communications and Community Engagement Rebecca Leibowitz, Director of Strategic Initiatives Vicki Schmidt, Accountant (part-time) Sara Sharnoff Chesley, Director of Charleston Jewish Family Services Kelly Stellrecht, Director of Development and LIFE & LEGACY Coordinator

CHARLESTON JEWISH FEDERATION Albemarle Pointe Center 176 Croghan Spur Road, Suite 100 Charleston, SC 29407 843-614-6600 • •

BE INSPIRED. READ ABOUT THE YEAR THAT WAS. JOIN US FOR WHAT COMES NEXT. We’ve had an exciting year at the Charleston Jewish Federation (CJF). From our new office location at Albemarle Pointe Center, we are developing new opportunities and strengthening initiatives for the entire local Jewish community. Charleston Jewish Federation makes an impact by strategically focusing resources on five pillars that represent our organizational values and support our organizational mission: • Supporting Jewish Education across all ages • Building Jewish Life in Charleston and around the world • Supporting our Jewish Family in Israel and Overseas, wherever there is a need • Providing vital services to Vulnerable Populations • Investing in our future by encouraging Youth Engagement and Leadership Development with the joys of Jewish identity and culture This Annual Report will provide information about the dollars we raise and how your investment serves the needs of our community. THANK YOU for everything you do to make Jewish Charleston stronger for everyone. TOGETHER, WE DO EXTRAORDINARY THINGS!

Harry Goldberg Judi Corsaro CJF President CJF Chief Executive Officer 1


NEWBORN New babies are welcomed into


our community through our Shalom Baby program.

Charleston Jewish Community 5-13 YEARS OLD Tuition assistance for students at Addlestone Hebrew Academy, Charleston’s Jewish community day school.


3RD GRADE Enrollment begins for our Israel

Receive the gift of a free Jewish

Education Fellowship (IEF)

children’s book each month

Program, a collaboration between

through the PJ Library and PJ Our

CJF and our local synagogues.

Way initiatives.

18 - 26 YEARS OLD Visit Israel with dozens of other young Jews on a Taglit-Birthright Israel trip.


COLLEGE Get involved with Jewish Student

BBYO, Camp Judaea scholarships,

Union and share Shabbat dinner

Arts & Literature competition,

with your friends. You could also

Max Kirshstein Youth Endowment

be eligible with an interest-free

Award, and more are available to

loan through JELF!


YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NAGID 360 is Charleston’s leadership training institute and prepares young Jewish professionals to lead the future of Jewish Charleston.


SENIORS Kosher Food Pantry, Charleston

YAD encourages community and

Jewish Family Services and

leadership through social,

Senior Transportation are just a

professional, and philanthropic

few of the options.



Create yourJewish legacy through an endowment or after-life giving through a will or estate.



2015 ANNUAL CAMPAIGN The Jewish Federation system is at the heart of Jewish philanthropy; it represents the best of “all Jews are responsible for one another,” and is a showcase to the entire world of what true charity can do to repair the world. Dedicated individuals, both lay and professional, work tirelessly on the Annual Campaign to raise the critical funding needed so that the Federation can pursue the good works that it does – in their local communities, nationwide, in Israel, and around the world. “TZEDAKAH IS NOT ABOUT GIVING; TZEDAKAH IS ABOUT BEING.” ~RABBI BRADLEY SHAVIT ARTSON

The Charleston Jewish Federation’s Annual Campaign embodies the values and traditions of our Jewish community more than anything else we do. It says we will address a broad array of critical issues to see that no Jew in need is ever turned away. It is the focal point of giving which provides the unrestricted funding needed to answer the diverse Jewish needs in Charleston, Israel, and overseas.

need through our Jewish Family Services; we bring young adults together and teach them the dignity of tzedakah and the satisfaction of community involvement through YAD; we build living bridges with Israelis through our involvement in Partnership2Gether and our Voices of Israel speaker series. The list goes on and on. None of these programs can be maintained by any individual. Rather, these activities are borne from the joint thinking, and the combined funding, of our entire community. When our resources are pooled together, we can accomplish more than any of us can do on our own. The following Annual Report will show you what your dollars can do. THANK YOU to all of our donors for their contributions to the 2015 Annual Campaign! A list of donors can be found on pages 12-17.

For example: we introduce young families to Judaism through Shalom Baby and PJ Library; we encourage teen leadership through Birthright, Jewish camp scholarships, and BBYO; we nurture families through support Ava Kleinman of our JCC and synagogues; we feed 2015 Campaign Chair the needy at our Kosher Food Pantry; we help families in 3

SOURCES OF FUNDING 2015 2015 FUNDRAISING Individuals 82.44% Grants 16.38% Endowments 1.18%

2015 Annual Campaign $685,599.64 Lowcountry Giving Day $127,825.00 Donations $42,041.48 Grants $170,129.00 Endowment Revenue $12,266.00 Total: $1,037,861.12

GRANTS Charleston Jewish Federation and Charleston Jewish Family Services are grateful for the funding provided by foundations.

Ackerman Foundation General support BJH Foundation for Senior Services Kosher Food Pantry The Exchange Club of Charleston Kosher Food Pantry Harold Grinspoon Foundation Charleston PJ Library Hebrew Benevolent Society Charleston Jewish Family Services Hebrew Orphan Society Charleston Jewish Family Services and Kosher Food Pantry Henry and Sylvia Yaschik Foundation Charleston Jewish Family Services and NAGID 360째

Jerry and Anita Zucker Family Endowment Fund Charleston Jewish Family

Services, REMEMBER Program for Holocaust Education and Genocide Awareness, and Shalom Baby Morris, Max, and Sarah Altman Memorial Trust General support Oscar and Mona Sokol Foundation General support, NAGID 360째, Charleston PJ Library, REMEMBER Program for Holocaust Education and Genocide Awareness, and Voices of Israel series Pearlstine Family Fund Charleston LIFE & LEGACY initiative Saul Alexander Foundation Charleston Jewish Family Services and NAGID 360째 S.C. Council on the Holocaust REMEMBER Program for Holocaust Education and Genocide Awareness Sol and Celia Cohen Endowment Fund Charleston Jewish Family Services and Charleston PJ Library Stanley B. Farbstein Endowment NAGID 360째 4

LOWCOUNTRY GIVING DAY 2015: ONE DAY. ONE HUGE IMPACT. This year, Charleston Jewish Family Services participated in Lowcountry Giving Day, an online giving event sponsored by Coastal Community Foundation. Thanks to support from The Pearlstine Family Fund (Edwin, Susan, Jan and Larry) and The Cohen Family Fund (David, Manuel, Elinor, Kim and Harris), individual donations made during the 24hour online fundraiser were matched, allowing CJFS to make a greater impact for the most vulnerable members of our community. Thanks to strong community support, CJFS was the first organization to reach 50 unique donors, securing an additional incentive prize of $2,500.00 from Palmetto Brewery, bringing our total to $127,825.00. We are grateful for the generosity and support of the nearly 200 supporters who contributed to CJFS on Lowcountry Giving Day and for our matching funders.

The Pearlstine/Lipov Family

Manny, Elinor, and Harris Cohen 5

THE JEWISH ENDOWMENT FUND (JEF): OUR CHARLESTON JEWISH COMMUNITY ENDOWMENT The Jewish Endowment Fund’s mission it to encourage donors to endow their support of Jewish causes and the Jewish community. Since its founding in 1996, the JEF has awarded more than $2 million in grants. Legacy gifts through endowments help ensure that our Jewish community will continue to thrive for generations to come. The Jewish Endowment Fund (JEF) is a collaboration between the Charleston Jewish Federation and the Coastal Community Foundation. The 2015 Total Endowment is $10,745,815.00. Each of us has the power to create our Jewish legacy through after-life giving. When you endow a set amount or percentage of your estate to the causes that speak to you most, your dollars will not just make an impact once, but every year in perpetuity. “WHAT CANNOT BE ACHIEVED IN A


Charleston Jewish Federation “Good Deeds” Endowment Jerry and Anita Zucker Endowment for the Charleston Jewish Federation Max Kirshstein Community Youth Endowment Morris Kalinsky Jewish Federation Campaign Continuity Fund Nat Shulman Jewish Community Services Endowment REMEMBER Program for Holocaust & Genocide Awareness Endowment

Anita Zucker, the Jerry and Anita Zucker Endowment for the Charleston Jewish Federation. 6

In 2015, the following endowments supported the Charleston Jewish Federation and Charleston Jewish Family Services through

The JEF Board: David Cohen, Eileen Chepenik, Spencer LynchSecretary, Stuart Tessler, Ed Kronsberg- Vice President, Scott LeRoy, and Jan Lipov-President. Missing from the picture are: Susan Addlestone Berlin, Jaclyn Berlinsky, Ruth Goldberg, Eli Hyman, Ted Levin, David Smalls, and Laura Zucker.

2015 ALLOCATIONS SNAPSHOT: YOUR IMPACT The Allocations Committee of the Charleston Jewish Federation is responsible for grant review, determination, and award procedure each year. The committee has streamlined the process in order to maximize the effectiveness of our grant dollars to local and overseas organizations. Organizations requesting program funding are required to demonstrate a financial NEED and the beneficial COMMUNITY IMPACT of the programming. NEED: To be considered for a need-based grant, an organization must demonstrate a funding gap between what it costs to run the program and expected revenue to run the program. IMPACT: CJF looks for opportunities for collaboration among organizations along with programs that have a significant impact in our local and international Jewish communities.


CJF takes into account the different priorities in each area of Jewish life, evaluates the proposals from each organization that applies for funding, and works with each organization to promote our partnership and shared goals.

In order to ensure that we are not duplicating our efforts, and to understand the impact that Annual Campaign funding has in the community, we require each organization to submit a follow up report to show how dollars were used. This is the best way we can ensure to our donors that we value every contribution to the Annual Campaign and that your generosity is making an impact on the most people in our community. Through this process, we are able to effectively utilize the funds raised this past year to financially assist both existing and new organizations to foster exciting and impactful programs which enhance Jewish life in Charleston, Israel, and around the world.

Ed Kronsberg CJF Allocations Chair 7


2015 Funding Distribution $926,969.81

Community Initiatives & Programs 70.4% Administrative 12.8%

Financial Resource Development 11.4% Future Reserves 5.4%

Funding for the Charleston Jewish Federation is an investment for our entire Jewish community. CJF promotes Jewish life and Jewish education, provide funding to our Israel and overseas partners, support vulnerable populations, and invest in our future by encouraging youth engagement and leadership development for our Jewish community. The Charleston Jewish Federation raised $1,037,861.12 in 2015 through individual contributions, grant funding, and endowment revenue. A portion of this funding is not collected until 2016 and is not spent until 2016. The distribution of funds for the Charleston Jewish Federation in 2015 was $926,969.81. This distribution includes funds spent to support CJF initiatives, as well as administrative and financial resource development costs throughout 2015. This distribution also included allocations to local and international partners from the 2014 Annual Campaign, which were distributed in 2015. 8



CJF-led initiatives: REMEMBER Program for Holocaust Education and Genocide Awareness, Jewish Community Relations Council, Jewish Education Loan Fund (JELF) Supported agencies: Addlestone Hebrew Academy, JCC WOW (Jewish Film Festival & JCC Bookfest)

JEWISH LIFE $185,186.79

20.0% CJF-led initiatives: Community Strategic Plan & Demographic Study, Charleston Jewish Voice, Jewish Endowment Fund, Shalom Charleston Supported agencies: Congregation Dor Tikvah, Kahol Kadosh Beth Elohim, Synagogue Emanu-El, JCC WOW (Jewish life programming), Coming Street Cemetery

ISRAEL & OVERSEAS $63,149.43

6.8% CJF-led initiatives: Israel Engagement Initiative, Voices of Israel Series, Partnership2gether Supported agencies: Jewish Federations of North America overseas funding, including American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Jewish Agency for Israel, World ORT



CJF-led initiatives: Charleston Jewish Family Services, including the Kosher Food Pantry Supported agencies: JCC WOW (Camp Scholarships for Camp Baker & Senior Transportation)





CJF-led initiatives: Israel Education Fellowship Program, NAGID 360 Leadership Initiative, PJ Library and PJ Our Way, Shalom Baby, Young Adult Division (YAD) Supported agencies: BBYO, Hadassah (Camp scholarships to Camp Judaea), TaglitBirthright Israel $652,076.86

70.4 cents of every dollar raised goes to local and global initiatives, including CJFadministered programs and community allocations to local and global Jewish organizations.






Funding for future programs has been set aside in a designated account.

Administrative and management costs


$105,836.92 11.4% Cost of raising funds, including campaigns, events, and grant writing and reporting.


THOUSANDS OF LIVES. ONE COMMUNITY. We are proud to support the following community partner organizations through an allocation from the Annual Campaign.*

2015 PARTICIPATING COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS Addlestone Hebrew Academy. Funding from the Annual Campaign helped provide tuition assistance to 99 students representing 61 families at Addlestone Hebrew Academy. BBYO. Funding provided safe and reliable transportation for BBYO members to Jewish youth group conventions and workshops. Coming Street Cemetery. Funding helped offset the costs of maintenance and restoration of historic Coming Street Cemetery in downtown Charleston. Charleston Jewish Family Services. Resources from the Annual Campaign supported the cost of providing 145 counseling sessions and direct financial assistance to 41 families in need. Hadassah. The Charleston chapter of Hadassah used Annual Campaign funds to provide partial scholarships to local children for Camp Judaea in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Jewish Community Center. Funding from the Annual Campaign supported JCC programs focusing on Jewish life, youth, cultural arts and community outreach, and seniors.

2015 PARTICIPATING COMMUNITY CONGREGATIONS Congregation Dor Tikvah. Funding was used to increase the involvement of children and their families in youth programming at Dor Tikvah, with a focus on programming for children ages 2-8. Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim. Support helped fund KKBE's High Holiday services at Memminger Auditorium, permitting 1,200 congregants to pray together in one space. Synagogue Emanu-El. Annual Campaign funding allowed Emanu-El to offer a Purim event at no cost to over 140 families. *All local synagogues and Jewish community organizations were invited to apply for funding.


2015 CHARLESTON JEWISH FEDERATION AWARD RECIPIENTS The Charleston Jewish Federation and Charleston Jewish Family Services are grateful for the amazing volunteers and lay leadership that give their time, treasure, and talent to support our Jewish community locally, in Israel, and around the world.

Harry Goldberg with CJF Annual Campaign Chairperson Award recipient Ava Kleinman.

Leadership Development Award recipient Amanda Reeves with Eileen Chepenik

Max Kirshstein Community Youth Endowment Award recipient Abby LeRoy with Nathan Kirshstein

CJF Volunteer of the Year Award recipients Marc Haspel and Norman Ratzman with Sara Sharnoff Chesley

Suzanne Lynch with CJF William Ackerman Volunteer of the Year Award recipient Spencer Lynch 11


Marilyn Hoffman, Sandra Peskin, Freida Sokol, and Anita Zucker

PRIME MINISTER’S COUNCIL LION OF JUDAH ($100,000+) Anita Zucker RUBY LION OF JUDAH ($10,000-$17,999) Marilyn Hoffman Ellen Nadler Jan Pearlstine Lipov LION OF JUDAH ($5,000-$9,999) Nancy Banov Gail Barzman Jackie Berlinsky Amy Bower Sandra Brett Linda Cohen Judi Corsaro Marissa Dye Ruth Goldberg Ellen Hoffman Ava Kleinman 12

Elaine Krell Rachel Landis Rebecca Leibowitz Elisabeth Lynch Suzanne Lynch Shirley Mills Andrea Muzin Rebecca Nirenblatt Susan Pearlstine Abby Pearson Sandra Peskin Jean Rosner, OBM Mindelle Seltzer Roxann Spandorfer Elaine Tessler Sharon Toporek Barbara Zucker Laura Zucker Jessica Zucker POMEGRANATE SOCIETY ($1,800-$4,999) Anonymous Marlene Addlestone Susan Addlestone Berlijn

Shera Lee (Mrs. Alwyn) Berlin Cindy Brams Debra S. Engel Phyllis Firetag Hyman Lisa Isaacson Pam Kaplan Rose Levin Gale Messerman Amy Salzhauer McMarlin Freida Sokol Ilene Turbow $1,000-$1,799 Elza Alterman Susan Altman Janet Berg Marilyn Brilliant Eileen Chepenik Barbara Ellison Julie Ellison Barbara Epstein Sally Fischbein Marsha Golod Judy Grossman Sylvia Hyman

Charlot Karesh Sandra Lipton Carol Mysel Evelyn Needle Karen Pinosky Susie Sheftel Sara Snyder Dale Toporek Ellen Yampolsky $500-$999 Anonymous (2) Janna Baker Marilyn Barron Linda Bergman Shannon Berlinsky Barbara Cohn Heather Dawson Jane Douglas Debra Engel Evelyn Engel Johanna Feldman Marsha Freudenberg Vivian Friedman Susan Garfinkel Janet Gilston Sherry G. Bryson Hannah Levanon Jeanne Lieberman Rachel Lipton Judy Lutz Ann Mandel Nancy Mendelson Shirley Prystowsky Dianne Ratner Amanda Reeves Hilary Rieck Susan Rosen Sheralyn Rosenblum Carla Seitz Carol Seltzer Debra Sistino Theresa Solomon Karen Stark Ellen Steinberg Susie Steinberg Sharon Stricker Dorothy Weiss Ann Walsh Blanche Weintraub Wine Julie Ziff

$100-$499 Anonymous (3) Shari Allen Marsha Alterman Susan Altman Elizabeth Baker Roslyn Barkowitz Jo Ellen Basile Margaret Bender Andrea Berendt Carol Berlin Laurie Berman Katie Bielsky Tassie Bielsky Traci Black Jane Borks Hirsch Elaine Brabham Tsivia Browdy Frances Chase Leah Chase Nadine Chavin Phyllis Cohen Rosemary (Binky) Cohen Sarajane Dolinsky Elizabeth Edelson Patricia Ellison Shirley Fages Macky Farber Debby Feldman Shirley Feldman Cookie Finkelstein Lorraine Finkelstein Audrey Fleishman Sharon Forman Janet Fox Laurel Fox Ruth Freedenberg Ibis Glass Missy Gold Claire Goldberg Harriet Goldberg Hazel Goldberg Marion Goodman Josine Gosschalk-Reavis Sylvia Greene, OBM Gretchen Gross Joan Halushka Marylyn Haspel Elaine Heckelman Mordenai (Mrs. Willard) Hirsch Toby (Mrs. Danny) Hirsch Lori Hoch Stiefel Elisheva Holub Judy Holz

Ruth Hornik Susan Jacoby Dolly Jaffee Renee Kahn Ivy Kalik Sandra Katz Phyllis Katzen Ellen Kay Harriet Keith Gloria Kern Nanci Kestenbaum Amy Kirshtein Ashley Kirshtein Linda Krawcheck Peggy Krawcheck Townie Krawcheck Amy Kronsberg Cynthia Kupferman Rita Kurtz Betty Lancer Dorothy Lancer Debbie Lash Teri Lash Miriam Leib Doris Lend Ellen Levin Heather Levy Jeanne Lichtman Terry Linker Linda Lombard Marjorie Lynch Diana Manaker Judy Markowitz Sharon Martin Janet Masonberg Janyce McMenamin Doris Meyers Leslie Miller Margalit Neiman Teri New Mindy Odle Christine Olasov Ruth Oser Andrea Parco Rory Parsley Debby Passo Betty Pearlman Janet Pearlman Leah Pinosky Robin Poliakoff Claudia Pollack Rachel Raisin Lynn Reichlyn Yvonne Rephan 13

Deborah Rodriguez Patricia Rones Sykes Brenda Rosen Anita Rosenberg Marcelle Rosenberg Sandra Rosenblum Joan Roth Sonia Rothschild Arlene Rovick Cathy Rovick Dora Rovick, OBM Edie Rubin Raina Rubin Lynn Rundbaken Rochelle Rutledge Bonnie Sabia Terry Schuyler Barbara Schwartz Lynda Schwartz Faye Seigel Katherine Shapiro Joann Sherman Beth Sherr Phyllis Shorago Ruth Silverman Anne Smith Mary Anne Snyder Pam Snyder Cindi Solomon Rita Solomon Robin Solomon Jane Steele Ann Stein Kelly Stellrecht Kate Stillman Esta Streit Ijo Toporek Karen Ullian Judy Volkman Laurel Waters Michelle Waters Ronneca Watkins Margaret Weinberg Nancy Weiner Trudi Weiner Paige Williams Elizabeth Wolper Ruth Wurtzel Linda Wyland Mindelle Ziff $1-$99 Anonymous (2) 14

Lori Abramowitz Ami Abramson Lori Adelman Caitlin Adelson Larisa Agrest Sharon Applebaum-Hess Sandra Archambault Melanie Archer Rosalie Arnoff Robyn Bagg Delphine Barnett Michelle Bayme Sharon Becker Joan Berlinsky Frieda Bernstein Sharon Binder Gail Bosworth Helen Brandenburg Ellen Miriam Brandwein H. Sandra Bregman Flo Breibart Philippa Brock Harriett Brown Heidi Brown Julia Brown Archie Burkel Rita Busman Judy Carle Diane Chard Brenda Chepenik McCoy Sara Chesley Michelle Chesny Carolyn Chisholm Blanche Cohen Caroline Cohen Jody Cohen Julie Cohen Tamara Conner Susan Coomer Pam Coyle Judith Dandridge Jayda Daniels Amy Davis Michelle Duenas Beth Elmaleh Stapleton Ann Epstein Linda Epstein Joan Feldman Linda Finkelstein Susan Firetag Missee Fox Barbara Frisch Marcelle Furchgott Roberta Gifford

Irene Gilbert Lori Gleaton Kathy Glick Mary Glickman Chelsea Goer Judith Goldsmith Naomi Gorstein Patricia Greenberg Reggie Guigui Harriett Hall Estelle Heidenberg Susan Heidenberg Flo Herman Joan Herrman Madeline Hershenson Nina Hoffman Sharon Hox Daphne Hubara Pearl Hyman Marty Jackson Jan Jacobson Sondra Jaffe Judy Kaiser Diane Kamen Diane Katz Susan Kaufman Sonya Knee Judy Kramer Lora Kratzok Marsha Kronick Lois Lamb Esther Lapin Marilyn Larach Brenda Lederman Lara Lee Aasta Lefcourt Evie Lenoff Pam Leonard Abigail LeRoy Lara LeRoy Abby Levine Charlotte Levine Alice Levkoff Helen Lipsky Millie Maier Dianne Mandel Lydia Mandel Elizabeth Meyers Tapp Jane Meyerson Ganna Mikulinskiy Marcia Miller Olga Mintzer Rosalyn Monat-Haller Julie Moody

Samantha Moody Rachel Morley Catherine Morris Sarah Myer Fay Novit Grabin Katie O'Donnell Talia Ogretmen Faye Olasov Lucinda Olasov Jacki Powell Janet Price Betty Quiat Julia Rabhan Rhonda Richards Nina Rose Sara Beth Rosen

LuAnn Rosenzweig Susan Rothberg Judith Rubin Gail Rubinstein Jean Rudich Evelyn Sarasohn Anne Sbrocchi Jennifer Schager Linda Scheer Deborah Shapiro, OBM Marcia Shealey Marlene Shulman Mira Shulmanovitch Bonnie Silverberg Tracie Slotin Robyne Steinert

Tamar Sternfeld Cynthia Stetzer Irene Taradash Jac Tepper Christine Toporek Deborah Toporek Lila Trussler Doreen Turbow Rachel Turbow Audrey Weber Beth Welling Miriam Wilchanovsky Dana Wine Johnson Marian Yarus Shelley Yonas


Mike Mills, Aaron Engel, and Bruce Kleinman

$25,000-$99,999 Hyman Bielsky $10,000-$17,999 Anonymous Jack Brickman David Cohen David Dumas Randy Friedman

Harry Nadler Sam & Gina Shapiro $5,000-$9,999 Charles Banov Stuart Barzman David Ellison Aaron Engel Louis Kirshtein Michael Leibowitz

Larry Lipov Spencer Lynch Howard Sherman Stuart Tessler $1,800-$4,999 Sam Altman Ed Berlin Stephen Bielsky Joe Engel 15

Harold Fox Richard Friedman Harry Goldberg William Grossman Chuck Jacobson Ellis Kahn Barry Krell Jonathan Krell A. Lawrence Lemel Allan Levin Theodore Levin Jerry Messerman Howard Peskin Thomas Ratner Samuel Rosen Mitchell Sherman Alan Toporek C. Leonard Zucker $1,000-$1,799 Anonymous Jonathan Altman Edmund Barron Norman Berlinsky Michael Engel Lowell Epstein Dennis Feinberg Joseph Fischbein Mitchell Fischbein David Gilston William Golod Aaron Hyman Ram Kalus Jerry Kaynard Bruce Kleinman Lawrence Kobrovsky Eric Krawcheck Maurice Krawcheck Edward Kronsberg Jordan Lash Walter Leventhal Allan Lieberman Bernard Mendelson Michael Mills Norman Nirenblatt Wilfred Novit David Pearlman Mark Pinosky Charles Rittenberg Herbert Rosner Richard Silver Joseph Sokol A. Bernard Solomon 16

Robert Steinberg Haskell Toporek Mark Yampolsky $500-$999 Mark Antman Steven Berlin Philip Berlinsky Charles Bernstein Scott Bluestein Adam Brown Benjamin Chase Armand Derfner Jacques Deutsch Haskell Ellison Stuart Feldman Leo Fishman, OBM Larry Freudenberg Neil Gewirtzman Charles Goldberg Buddy Karesh Newton Klements Yosef Levanon Allan Livingstain Myron Lutz Paul Lynch Owen Meislin Burnet Mendelsohn Joseph Mendelsohn Marshall Miller Robert Miller Robert New Carl Novit Michael & Leigh Prystowsky Robert Rosen Arthur Rosenblum Lawrence Simon Dean Schuyler Stephen Slotchiver Gary Snyder Walter Solomon Harvey Spar Bernard Stark Edgar Weiss Mark Wine Marty Yonas Stephen Ziff $100-$499 Anonymous (2) Gary Allen Martin Appel

Ross Appel Moshe Arfa Stanley Baker Seymour Baron Kenneth Barrack Stephen Baumrind Jeffrey Bayme Ira Berendt Jeffrey Berry Brett Bluestein Wayne Braverman Jeffrey Buncher Joseph Chase Kenneth Chavin Stanley Chepenik Barry Clarke Glenn Cohen Alan Coleman Ted Corsaro Mark Deitch Sam Dolinsky Malcolm Fages Fred Feldman Paul Feldman Maury Finkelstein Kenneth A. Fox Kenneth H. Fox Brooks Fudenberg Paul Garfinkel Emanuel Genauer Morris Gitter Richard Glass Martin Gold Benjamin Goldberg Herbert Goldberg Paul Goldberg William Greenhill David Grossman Marc Haspel Barry Hoffman Stanley Hoffman Anthony Holz Warren Hyman David Jaffee Sewell Kahn David Kalik Charles Karesh Ian Kay Daulton Keith Stuart Kestenbaum Leonard Krawcheck Richard Kronick Seth Kupferman Murray Lancer

Jeff Lapin Barry Lash Ira Lash Terrill Leff James Leib Scott LeRoy Avron Lesser Arnold Levin Elliott Levy Meyer Lipman Wade Manaker Carl Masonberg Kenneth Miller Larry Minkoff Gary Neiman David Odle William Olasov Steven Ornstein Durward Parsley Murray Passo Marty & Jeri Perlmutter Aaron Pinosky Eli Poliakoff Michael Rabhan Michael Rabin Josh Reeves Herbert Rephan Manuel Rivkind Jeffrey Roberts Jerry Robinson Harry Roggen David Rosenberg Ira Rosenberg Adam Rosner Jerry Rothschild Alan Rovick Herbert Rovick Jay Rovick Joseph Rubin Phillip Rubin Paul Rundbaken Patrick Rutledge Robert Seigel Stephen Silver Jeffrey Simon Daniel Slotchiver Irvin Slotchiver Andrew Slotin Philip Slotin P. Andrew Solomon Stanley Stewart Paul Sykes Stanley Toporek Igor Tsveyer

Michael Ullian Fred Volkman Lyle Walsh Julius (Skippy) Weil Stewart Weinberg Melvin Wyland Loren Ziff $1-$99 Judd Adelman Jordan Adelson Emmanuil Agrest Arthur Archambault Dick Asher Stephen Bagg Jack Bass Howard Becker Michael Binder Kent Bosworth Barry Breibart Tim Carle Ronald Cohen Ed Coyle Brian Dewhirst Ruben Duenas Marc Epstein Mark Epstein Alan Eysen Cary Fechter Gerald Fechter Gerald Firetag Irving Fisher Seth Fisher Alexander Fox Charles Fox Michael Frisch Mitchell Gilbert Benjamin Glass Slade Gleaton Myles Glick Stephen Glickman Leonard Goldman Phillip Greenberg Gabriel Guigui Raphael Haller Cliff Heath Alexander Hershenson Thomas Heyward Charles Jackson Howard Jaffe Charles Kaiser Michael Karp Moshe Katan

Gerald Katz Marvin Katzen Stuart Knee David Kratzok David Larach Harold Lenoff Eli LeRoy Nathaniel LeRoy Matthew Levin Norman Levine Lawrence Libater Herbert Maier Adam Mandel Jerold Martin Gerald Meyerson, OBM Jacobo Mintzer Brantley Moody Steven Moody Zachary Moody David Myer Ari Ogretmen Nathan Olasov Eric Oser Jay Rabhan Charles Richards Joel Ronner Adam Rosenbaum Ira Rosenshein Andy Rothberg N. Hershel Sarasohn Phil Saul Michael Segal Sid Shealey Mitchell Sherr David Shulman Alex Shulmanovitch Edward Silverberg Andrew Sohor Charles Steinert Daniel Stern Scott Sternfeld Lawrence Swillinger Andrew Terkel Craig Toporek Martin Toporek Bob Trussler Sandford Turbow Nathaniel Wallace Greg Yarus



Thank you to the following donors who contributed to the emergency funding campaigns in 2015. Whenever there is a Jew in need, our community steps in to help.

THE EMERGENCY FUND FOR FRANCE was created to support the 500,000-strong French

Jewish community in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo shooting in Paris in January 2015. These funds helped French Jews meet their increased security needs and supported families and friends of the victims of the attack. Charleston donors: Alan and Lisa Isaacson • Bradley Nirenblatt • Amanda Reeves THE NEPAL RELIEF FUND was created to support the emergency response to the

devastating earthquake in Nepal in April 2015. This funding was used to provide urgently needed services for tens of thousands of survivors, including medical supplies and two neonatal incubators at an IDF field hospital in Nepal. Charleston donors: Ross Appel • Jaclyn Berlinsky • Sandra Brett • Michelle Chesny • Aaron Engel • David Fox Grossman • Rachel Landis • David Popowski • Randi Serrins • Cindi Solomon There is an ongoing humanitarian need to help the 350,000 Jews caught in the conflict in EASTERN UKRAINE. For the first time since World War II, we are caring for Jewish refugees in Europe. For many, aid through the Ukraine Emergency Assistance Fund means the difference between life and


Charleston donors: Stephen Baumrind • H. Sandra Bregman • David and Julie Ellison • Harry and Ruth Goldberg • Allen and Lee Kaplan • Bruce and Ava Kleinman • Patrick and Rochelle Rutledge • Miriam Wilchanovsky


Charleston Jewish Federation 2015 Annual Report  

This Annual Report will provide information about the dollars we raise and how your investment serves the needs of our community.

Charleston Jewish Federation 2015 Annual Report  

This Annual Report will provide information about the dollars we raise and how your investment serves the needs of our community.