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10 years of making dreams come true for Ethiopian-Israelis

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The power of women

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Reflections from Israel

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Winter calendar of upcoming events


02 Minneapolis Jewish Federation partner agencies & programs AMERICAN JEWISH JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE AMOS & CELIA HEILICHER MINNEAPOLIS JEWISH DAY SCHOOL BAIS YAAKOV HIGH SCHOOL BET SHALOM CONGREGATIONAL SCHOOL B’NAI B’RITH YOUTH ORGANIZATION/ NORTH STAR REGION CAMP SCHOLARSHIP FUND EDGE (ENRICHMENT, DEVELOPMENT AND GROWTH FOR EDUCATORS) HILLEL: FOUNDATION FOR JEWISH CAMPUS LIFE IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE SERVICES ISRAEL CENTER JEWISH AGENCY FOR ISRAEL JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL OF MINNESOTA AND THE DAKOTAS JEWISH FAMILY AND CHILDREN’S SERVICE OF MINNEAPOLIS JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF THE UPPER MIDWEST MINNEAPOLIS JEWISH COMMUNITY INCLUSION PROGRAM FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES NATIONAL AGENCIES (10) PARTNERSHIP: MINNEAPOLIS-ISRAEL RIMON: THE MINNESOTA JEWISH ARTS COUNCIL SABES JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER SHA’ARIM SHIR TIKVAH CONGREGATIONAL SCHOOL SHOLOM COMMUNITY ALLIANCE TALMUD TORAH OF MINNEAPOLIS TEMPLE ISRAEL CONGREGATIONAL SCHOOL TORAH ACADEMY TWIN CITIES GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS PROGRAM VOICE COMMUNITY BUILDING INITIATIVE

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Minneapolis celebrates 10 years of making dreams come true for Ethiopian-Israelis By Lisa Pollack Furman Gadi Maharat, an Ethiopian-Israeli living in the city of Hadera, was just a teenager when he first arrived in Israel. “I can speak personally and say that as a boy who came to Israel at age 15 years old, I did not know anything,” Maharat recalls. “I lost my parents along the way, arrived on my own. No one understood me or my needs.” Maharat was one of thousands of “orphans of circumstance” living day to day separated from their families, not knowing the fate of their parents, brothers, sisters, and loved ones. The long journey from the landlocked country situated in the Horn of Africa to the land of Zion was fraught with isolation and danger. Many Ethiopians traveled by foot through the Sudan desert for several months with little to no food or water. Thousands died along the way from illness; kidnappers and robbers posed a constant threat to the vulnerable immigrants. Eventually, the surviving travelers found their way to refugee camps where they were airlifted from the harsh desert land to Jerusalem. Shlomo Mula, the second EthiopianIsraeli to ever be elected to the Knesset (Israel’s parliament), describes his arrival in Jerusalem as traveling “400 years in a gap of a four-hour flight.” It was a complete culture shock for him just as it was for Maharat and the nearly 70,000 other Ethiopian-Israeli immigrants who made the long trek to Israel throughout the past few decades. Not only did the new Israeli immigrants not speak the Hebrew language, but they had never lived in anything mildly resembling a modern society. Even the most basic amenities like running water, electricity, cars and tooth brushes were entirely foreign to them. Also, having come from a subsistence economy, they were ill-equipped to work in an industrialized country. Adults and children alike lacked the ability to read and write, putting them at an impressionable disadvantage compared to their Israeli peers in school and the workforce. Today, Maharat has overcome the many challenges he faced upon his arrival in Israel and is now a critical part of a solution designed to help others like him. Working as a Community Coordinator for the Parents and Children Together (PACT) program, Maharat works closely with Ethiopian children and families, giving them the tools and support necessary for successful integration into Israeli society.

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Multi-faceted, PACT focuses on the child and family, equipping preschoolers with the basic skills, confidence, and knowledge they need to enter the Israeli school system on equal footing with their veteran Israeli peers.  Additionally, PACT strengthens the Ethiopian-Israeli community by promoting family, community, and professional empowerment.

One of the goals of PACT is to help Ethiopian-Israeli children integrate into Israeli society and enter first grade on equal footing with their native Israeli peers.


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A 60-second history of the Ethiopian Jews

This year, the Minneapolis Jewish Federation celebrates its 10th anniversary of supporting the PACT program in Hadera, Israel. Dick Spiegel of Minneapolis recalls back in 2001 when the Federation’s overseas partner, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, came to the Federation for help. “We couldn’t stand to watch an Israeli underclass develop,” Spiegel says. “Our community agreed that it was a very high priority to help.” PACT had already shown early successes Former Overseas Committee Chair Bruce Goldstein visited in other communities in Israel, but the the PACT program on a mission to Israel and saw firsthand city of Hadera was falling through the the powerful impact the Federation’s support has had on the Ethiopian-Israeli community in Hadera, Israel. cracks. Now, ten years later, life for Hadera’s Ethiopian-Israeli community has improved immensely. Thanks to the support of the Minneapolis Jewish community, they now have day care centers, enrichment and literacy programs, well baby clinics, therapeutic intervention services and so much more.

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We as Jews are the only ones reaching – Mike Horovitz out to these populations.

PACT and PACT Plus programs are impacting more than 850 Ethiopian-Israeli children in Hadera from birth through sixth grade, meeting their individual needs and promoting educational excellence. Esther Solomon just graduated from the sixth grade and has been a part of the PACT Plus program in Hadera since its inception. Her teachers note that PACT helped Esther academically and socially, while also building her confidence and encouraging her to take an active role in her school’s student council. When Esther represented her school in the city’s “Streets of Hadera” quiz a few years ago, they won first place out of 18 schools. But, Esther’s winning streak didn’t stop there. This year, she took the prize in the “English” category of Hadera’s Spelling Bee and moved on to become a finalist in the regional competition, beating 25 other students. Tamar Tal-Blum, Director of Hadera Development Fund, recalls a time when it seemed impossible for children like Esther to learn, grow and succeed as students. “I remember 10 years ago, the children were so shy. They never looked in your eyes when you spoke to them,” she says. “The children of today have self esteem and are sure of themselves – speaking freely and smiling and looking at you. It’s a real joy.” Mike Horovitz of Minneapolis has felt this joy firsthand when he visited a PACT classroom on a trip to Israel. “When you see these little children singing, dancing and playing with other Israeli children – and assimilating – it is simply amazing,” Horovitz explains. “We met with several families who had been participants in the PACT programs and saw how vibrant they were. It was a pleasure to see how the program brought families together – as the names says, parents and children together.” Horovitz believes that had the Federation not partnered with JDC and the city of Hadera to embark on this, an entire generation would have been lost. As the son of immigrant parents, he recognizes the good fortune many enjoy living in the United States. Equally, he feels an obligation to help those who are less fortunate in other parts of the world. “We as Jews are the only ones reaching out to these populations,” Horovitz explains. “We are one of the few sources of relief for them.” Tal-Blum agrees and she says, “thank you Minneapolis,” for the successes she has witnessed in her community. The Minneapolis Jewish Federation, with the help of its passionate and generous donors and volunteers, has a long history of finding innovative solutions to problems faced by the local Jewish community and Jewish communities around the world. To learn more about how you can join the Federation in an effort to support and enhance the well-being of Jews locally and around the world, visit www.jewishminneapolis.org.

Ethiopia was home for thousands of years to an ancient Jewish community. Stories were passed on from generation to generation describing Israel as the land that flows with milk and honey – literally. They dreamed of returning to the land of Zion, to Jerusalem. After years of plight and oppression, the worldwide Jewish community finally decided it was time to intervene and bring the Ethiopians home to Israel. In secret operations beginning in 1980, Israeli operatives were able to smuggle hundreds of Ethiopian Jews through Kenya to Israel. By the end of 1982 there were 2,500 Ethiopian Jews living in Israel and throughout 1983, an additional 1,800 made the long trek via Sudan. Utilizing a variety of routes, a total of 8,000 Jews had reached Israel by late 1984, paving the way for two historical secret operations: Operation Moses – November 1984 8,000 refugees were evacuated from the refugee camps in Sudan to a military airport where they were flown directly to Israel under a blanket of complete secrecy. Operation Solomon – May/June 1991 14,000 Ethiopian-Israelis were airlifted out of economic and political turmoil and brought to safety in Israel. Ethiopian-Israeli Jews Today Having risked their lives to immigrate to Israel, the Ethiopian-Israeli community is now more than 100,000 strong. The Jewish Agency for Israel, an overseas partner of the Federation, is planning to bring an additional 8,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel over the next four years. Although aliyah has improved the lives of these immigrants in significant ways, they still face many challenges as they integrate into Israeli society. Fortunately, innovative programs like PACT are reaching 11,000 children and their families across Israel working to overcome these challenges so this community can dream of a brighter future.


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Warming the Winter Chill

This winter, more than 27,000 impoverished Jews in the former Soviet Union are counting on Federation’s support to provide them with basic winter survival supplies.

Now that we are fully immersed in the Minnesota winter, we often find ourselves talking to friends, colleagues, even strangers at the grocery store, about how cold it is outside. We dwell on the fact that we live in such a cold climate, quickly dismissing the beautifully warm weather we enjoyed just a couple short months ago.

The truth is, the majority of us don’t really know what it feels like to be cold. Yes, we have moments here and there when we are outside running errands, waiting for the heat to warm up in the car, or while we are enduring one of Minnesota’s famous wintertime power outages. But, ultimately, we know that our feeling of being cold is short term. We will warm up thanks to our wardrobes of winter-appropriate clothing, warm meals, and reliable heating systems. This winter, more than 27,000 impoverished Jews in the former Soviet Union are counting on Federation’s support to provide them with basic winter survival supplies that we often take for granted. Winter relief packages – including warm blankets, clothing, and heating fuel – help elderly and isolated seniors like Perell Geller survive the long winter. At the age of 80, Perell has gotten used to living alone in a tiny shack without utilities; but it is getting harder for her to endure the belowfreezing gusts on her already demoralizing walks to a shared outhouse.

That small winter relief package changes her life.

She, like many Jews in the former Soviet Union and even right here in our backyards in Minneapolis, are thankful this winter for Federation’s support. When Perell says, “Thanks to you I can live in dignity, feeling I am part of a caring community that has not forgotten me,” she is referring to people like you who join together to protect and enhance the well-being of those in need. As we venture into 2011, the stories of individuals like Perell, or the hundreds of local families who have turned to Federation-supported services for help, inspire us to do even more. Please join us this year is supporting, rescuing and transforming more precious lives. Happy New Year,

Tom Grossman Campaign Chair


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The Power of Women:

We Are, We Can, We Do

I don’t think you ever stop giving. I really don’t. I think it’s an ongoing process. And it’s not just about being able to write a check. It’s being able to touch somebody’s life. – Oprah Winfrey

While Oprah Winfrey may not be a member of the Minneapolis Jewish community, her mantra on philanthropy is certainly characteristic of one. The women in the Minneapolis Jewish community have a long tradition of giving, caring and touching lives through philanthropy and volunteerism. Last year, nearly 2,400 women donors contributed more than $3.5 million to the Federation’s Annual Campaign, helping to support critical needs in the local Jewish community and Jewish communities around the world. But, more and more women are realizing that we must look beyond the needs of today and plan for the future. That’s exactly why several Lion of Judah donors, women who give a minimum of $5,000 annually, have guaranteed their future support of the Jewish community by establishing a Lion of Judah Endowment (LOJE) through the Jewish Community Foundation. Through their LOJE, the legacy of these women and their passion to make a difference will last for generations to come. WOMEN HELPING WOMEN A group of more than 60 Jewish women have found another way to leave their legacy in their community as “women helping women.” The Women’s Endowment Fund, a designated fund of the Jewish Community Foundation, has a membership of community-minded women who contribute to the fund annually and then collectively make recommendations on grants to distribute on an annual basis. They support programs, projects and services that enhance the lives of Jewish women and children in Minneapolis. This year, the Women’s Endowment Fund, chaired by Doreen Frankel, helped fund six innovative projects, including: St. Louis Park Emergency Program (STEP) to help purchase kosher food for Jewish families who come to STEP for help.

Kathy Zack and Doreen Frankel at a Women’s Philanthropy Lion of Judah event at Continental Diamond.

Jewish Community Action to implement the second year of the Seeds of Justice Fellowship Program. This initiative provides Jewish high school youth with the opportunity to learn about social justice and Jewish ethics, history and culture, and to develop new skills and become youth leaders in the Jewish community. National Council of Jewish Women – Greater Minneapolis Section to underwrite the materials and time for their new Stuff for Kids Toolkits. These toolkits are part of the Stuff for Kids program which is dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless and highly mobile students in the Minneapolis Public Schools by providing them with backpacks and nutritious snacks for students who participate in a bi-weekly afterschool program. Sha’arim to help hire professionally trained Personal Care Attendants for one-on-one direct support, allowing more students with special needs who cannot be mainstreamed in a typical Jewish setting to have access to an enriching Jewish education through the Darkaynu Program. Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis to support their Beyond Safety Program which will assist women who have left abusive relationships and need to become self-sufficient through employment. Dress for Success Twin Cities to support their ongoing job retention program which serves low income women by providing them with the business and life skills they need to keep their jobs. If you are a passionate woman looking to make a difference in your community through philanthropy and volunteerism, we would love to hear from you! Please contact Dana Rubin at 952.417.2344, drubin@mplsfed.org or Sally Forbes Friedman at 952.417.2316, sfriedman@mplsfed.org.

LIVE AT CEDAR CULTURAL CENTER Thursday, March 10, 2011 | 7:30 p.m.

Shalom hanoch & moShe levi An intimate performance by Shalom Hanoch and Moshe Levi promises to please fans of Israeli music. Shalom Hanoch, considered the father of Israeli rock, teams up with Moshe Levi, one of Israel’s major music composers, as they tour the United States bringing with them some of Israel’s favorite songs and music. Presented by the Federation’s Israel Center.

Purchase tickets online at thecedar.org or contact Eilat Harel at the Federation’s Israel Center: 952-417-2321, eharel@mplsfed.org


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Color Project at Martin Luther King statewide celebration

Did You Know? More than 1,100 students in grades K-6 in Minnesota are celebrating diversity and confronting prejudice through innovative programs created by Federation’s partner, the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC). Local award-winning programs that fight discrimination include Tolerance Minnesota’s Color Project, which helps students see beyond a person’s color and focus more on what’s inside; and its Holocaust Survivor Education Kits, which take students on an interactive journey through personal insights, artifacts, and testimonials from Holocaust survivors.

Educator workshops reached over 700 teachers and school administrators this year, providing them with the knowledge and tools they need to help increase students’ understanding of all cultures and reduce prejudicial and hurtful behavior. Learn more about the many ways Federation and its network of local and overseas partners are working together to build a stronger, more vibrant Jewish community and a better world at www.jewishminneapolis.org.


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Reflections from Israel By Jerry Ribnick President, Minneapolis Jewish Federation

My plane landed in Israel just as people were lighting their Hanukkah menorahs commemorating an ancient struggle against oppression and the miracle of a small quantity of oil lasting eight nights. Unfortunately, as Jews around the world celebrated with fire, another more tragic fire was burning in northern Israel, the Carmel region; it would claim 43 lives and 12,000 acres of forests. 

threat of terrorism (and now a nuclear threat of annihilation from Iran), and a world that seems committed to delegitimizing Israel’s right to exist. Nothing has come easily, and, like most countries, Israel struggles with issues of poverty, unemployment, and an at-risk underclass.

Israel was not blessed with natural forests; its trees were all hand-planted with help from the little blue JNF tzedakah boxes that were on our grandparents’ fireplace mantles. It is one of only two countries in the world that entered the 21st century with a net gain in its number of trees and that is why this tragedy is so painful for Israelis and all of us who worked so hard together to make this tiny patch of desert bloom. 

That is where we – Jews in America through the local Federation and our overseas partners (the Jewish Agency for Israel and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee) – have an opportunity to help build the Israel of our dreams. I visited a number of amazing programs that we have helped create to target disadvantaged communities. Together, we are working to break the cycle of poverty and offer at-risk populations the chance to become contributing members of the vibrant, high-tech society that Israel is today.

Today, Israel is a thriving first-world, high-tech, democratic country built in just 62 short years! It is prospering despite absorbing more than 3 million new immigrants and dealing with problems that no other country has ever had to endure; multiple wars, a constant

I saw the impact of the PACT (Parents and Children Together) program, which helps Ethiopian families acculturate into the Israeli communities in which they live. I spent time with two recent immigrants who are part of another breakthrough program designed to

build a better, stronger Israel by identifying and enabling talented young people from underprivileged communities to acquire higher education in order to share in Israel’s growth. And, I met with participants in Youth Futures, a program providing Jewish and Muslim at-risk children with comprehensive, tailored intervention, to enable them to take their place as independent, productive members of society. As a Jew and as the President of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, I returned home feeling a great sense of pride. Together, we are doing amazing work! First, we participated in the mitzvah of the ingathering of exiled Jews for the first time in 2,000 years.  Now, together with our overseas partners, we are fulfilling the mitzvah of tikkun olam, repairing the world, by helping disadvantaged individuals and communities become educated, self reliant and contributing members of society.  From the ashes of the Holocaust, Israel is truly the “Start-Up Nation.” 

Based on Israel’s size relative to the U.S., the fire in northern Israel burned down the equivelant square mileage of the state of New Jersey.

The Federation supports innovative programs like PACT that are targeted at disadvantaged communities in Israel.

Jerry Ribnick had the opportunity to tour the aftermath of the Israel forest fire accompanied by Colonel (reserves) Miri Eisin (middle), former advisor to Prime Minister Olmert, and Amy Alpine (right) of Eau Claire, WI.


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BOARD Q & A {Heidi Geller} By trade, Heidi Geller is a writer – but she likes to think of herself as more of a student and storyteller. Heidi has worked in marketing communications and public relations for more than 15 years at Minnesota stalwarts such as Dayton’s, Best Buy and General Mills – working to help companies either get on or out of the news. She recently struck out on her own to create Heidi Geller Consulting, a marketing communications business focused on helping businesses build reputation through the simple, yet meaningful art of storytelling. Heidi chairs the Federation’s Marketing Committee and serves on the Federation’s Board of Directors. MJF: How did you get involved with Federation initially? How have you stayed involved? HG: I grew up in a central North Dakota town called Minot, which had a Jewish population of less than 50. To give you an idea, my dad was the lay leader and my grandfather was the synagogue president. They, along with other dedicated families, made sure that the Minot-area Jewish community remained vibrant. Granted they didn’t call themselves a Federation, but they did raise money. My family has always put a great emphasis on preserving and building the Jewish community, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to continue that legacy. MJF: Why do you think Federation is important to the community? HG: The Federation is the frame that holds the community together. It’s not just the investment of dollars, but it’s also the investment of heart. Sitting on the board I’m in awe of the people I serve with who invest so much in this community. In 20 years, I would take great pride if my two boys felt it was their duty to serve the Jewish community and ensure it continues to thrive. However, I can’t expect these resources to continue to exist if I’m not doing something about it today. MJF: What would you like to see accomplished while on Federation board? HG: Today is a complicated time. People are stretched in so many different directions and find themselves weighing so many different options. Both time and dollars have become commodities. My hope is that I can help the Federation get its message out in a way that breaks through the clutter and is meaningful not only for those within our community, but also for those outside. MJF: Tell me about your family. HG: I have an amazing, supportive husband, Dan, and two beautiful boys, Andrew, 11, and Jordan, 8. We live in Plymouth and the boys both go to Talmud Torah and Herzl Camp. Dan teaches Sunday School at Adath. We’re proud of our involvement in the Jewish community. QUICK HITS What was the last movie you saw (or a favorite)? My favorites include anything created by John Waters. He was amazing. I still wish I could be best friends with Molly Ringwald in the movie Sixteen Candles. Where is the next place in the world you’d like to visit? I’d like to go to Africa and talk with the moms there. Perhaps they could give me tips on best practices for getting my kids up in the morning!

{Ilene Zwick} Ilene Zwick, a financial consultant with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, has spent more than 30 years in the banking and securities industries. In 1991, she and her husband, Bruce, moved their family to the Twin Cities. Ilene is currently a member of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Investment Committees of both the Jewish Community Foundation of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation and the Sholom Foundation, as well as the Oak Ridge Country Club Treasurer. Ilene shared more about her background with us recently. MJF: How did you get involved with Federation? IZ: Other than lifelong family involvement, my first memory of Federation, as an adult, was being part of the Bankers and Brokers Division in Cleveland, Ohio, in the late 1970s. Moving to the Twin Cities over 19 years ago, I remember and deeply appreciate how warmly my family was embraced by the Minnesota community and Federation in particular. My husband and I chaired the Annual Campaign Kickoff in 2006, and I’ve been involved in many Federation programs and activities over the years. MJF: Why do you think Federation is important to the Community? IZ: The traditions of Federation, providing for cultural, educational, humanitarian and social services for the Jewish and general communities in Minneapolis and throughout the world are values that are important to me and are strongly embraced by this community. This is a big part of what make the Twin Cities such a very special place to live. MJF: What would you like to see accomplished while on the Foundation Board? IZ: The Foundation is a perfect place for Twin Cities Jewish families to create a history and legacy for our children and for future generations. The Jewish Community Foundation offers several vehicles to allow people to tell their family story of philanthropy and values. A family philanthropic fund lets future generations know that their family was a part of a truly special community and that they made a difference through their philanthropic endeavors both large and small. MJF: Tell me about your family. IZ: Bruce and I are a team at Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC as well as in our philanthropic pursuits. We have two children and a new malti-poo puppy, Tuckerton Peppersnapple. Lauren lives in Chicago and is an attorney with Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Steven lives in Washington, D.C., and is a consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. QUICK HITS What movies would you like to see next? Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 and Love and Other Drugs. What’s your favorite TV show? The Good Wife.


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Spotlight

1 From Nov. 5-10, the Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly and the International Lion of Judah Conference were held in New Orleans. Minneapolis was well represented at both, including (left to right) Federation President Jerry Ribnick and Lions Cheryl Ravich, Jeanne Kagin, Cindy Shapiro and Gail Tilsner. In addition to connecting with Federation lay leaders from across the country, those in attendance had the opportunity to take part in workshops and even help the still-recovering residents of New Orleans. The Lions of Judah participated in a literacy service project in conjunction with PJ Library. Thanks to PJ Library, today 65,000 children in 130 communities – including Minneapolis – receive the gift of a Jewish book each month. It’s clear that children who read regularly do better in school, and owning their own books gets kids excited about reading. But low-income children have few, if any, books of their own at home. The Lions took a small step toward changing that as they delivered backpacks filled with high-quality books to elementary school children in two of New Orleans’ underfinanced public schools. They also read with children, sharing their enthusiasm, attention and warmth. 2 The Twin Cities Cardozo Society held its Eleventh Annual Dinner in late October. Pictured are honorees Jennifer Benowitz and Ron Zamansky. At the event,

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which was attended by more than 560 local legal professionals and law students, Benowitz received the Arthur T. Pfefer Memorial Award and Zamansky the Sidney Barrows Lifetime Commitment Award. Congratulations and thanks to both for their service to the legal and Jewish communities! 3 Young Leadership of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation gathered in early November to do their best “Jersey Shore” impression at the Jewlicious Bat Mitzvah Party. There was an abundance of hair product, tacky clothing and fist-pumping. Pictured are Jody Schostak, Fred Rappaport, Adam Strauss and Jon Applebaum. 4 Despite the icy roads and the much anticipated Vikings vs. Packers game being on T.V., on Sunday, November 21, 2010, volunteers cleared their day and gathered at the Minneapolis Jewish Federation for Super Sunday, raising more than $144,000 for the Minneapolis Jewish Federation 2011 Annual Campaign. Callers reached out to the community to support the programs and services that are making a difference for Jews locally and overseas. Pictured (left to right) are Jerry Ribnick, Federation President; Steve Carples; and Steve Silberfarb, Federation CEO. 5 The Twin Cities Cardozo Society teamed with the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas to host a screening of “Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today,” a documentary film which addresses the significant implications that the Nuremberg trials have had on virtually all international war tribunals since. Pictured (left to

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right) are Steve Hunegs, Executive Director of the JCRC, Sandra Schulberg, Director of “Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today,” and Steve Brand, co-chair of the Twin Cities Cardozo Society. 6 Federation 2011 Campaign Chair Tom Grossman discussed the critical role of the “next gen” to the future of the Minneapolis Jewish community with the Executive Board of Young Leadership. Pictured are (front, left to right) Jaron Friedman, Jason Kapel, Sarah Gruesner, Cindi Tarshis Appelman, and Hanna Gensler; (back, left to right) Steve Leventhal, Tom Grossman, Robyn Bass, Helen Oleisky, Jason Bass and Dan Rodich. 7 At the October Young Leadership Happy Hour, Dana Shapiro, Josh Baddin, Aaron Sillanpa, Nicholas Austin, and Marni Pollack gathered with others at B.L.V.D. in Minnetonka. Are you 21-45 and still not attending our monthly Happy Hours? Get on it! 8 The Metrodome may have collapsed this December, but the football festivities certainly went on for the Jewish community. Tzedakah Bowl, historically held at the Metrodome on Christmas, was relocated to the Plymouth Fieldhouse and attracted young adults and families from across Minneapolis for a friendly morning of flag football and family fun. Pictured is the winning team, including (left to right) Jake Waldman, Geoff Rothstein, Brett Striker, Geoff Sudit, Garrett Locketz, David Stern and Aaron Rischall. (Not pictured: Ben Stein)

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS Stay warm this winter with this hot line-up!

January 2011 Women’s Philanthropy Mitzvah Morning

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 9:30 AM at various locations Give back to the community through this unique volunteer opportunity where you can choose your own mitzvah project! There will be options to volunteer through the following Federation partner agencies: Jewish Family & Children’s Service, Sabes Jewish Community Center, Sholom Home West and the VOICE Project. Details about these volunteer opportunities can be found at jewishminneapolis.org. Lunch will follow at the Federation office. Contact Dana Rubin at 952.417.2344, drubin@mplsfed.org, for more information.

Young Leadership‘s Monthly Jews and Brews Happy Hour Thursday, January 27, 2011 from 5:30-8:00 PM at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar

Join Young Leadership for their monthly Happy Hour which takes place on the last Thursday of each month. Contact Heather Schwartz at 952.417.2351, hschwartz@mplsfed.org, for more information.

Minneapolis Jewish Federation 2011 Annual Campaign Phonathon

Thursday, January 27, 2011 from 6:00-9:00 PM at the Federation Office Annual Campaign Phonathons offer community members the opportunity to help raise money to support programs and services that build a strong and vibrant Jewish community. Contact Dana Rubin at 952.417.2344, drubin@mplsfed.org, for more information.

Young Leadership’s 4th Annual Casino Night

Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 7:30 PM at Oak Ridge Country Club The Federation’s 4th Annual Casino Night is geared toward the 21-45 crowd. This highly anticipated event will draw more than 200 young Jewish professionals to Oak Ridge Country Club for an evening of gambling, prizes and entertainment. Contact Heather Schwartz at 952.417.2351, hschwartz@mplsfed.org, for more information.

February 2011 Young Men’s Bowling Event

Young Leadership’s 1st Annual Schmooze and Schmear

Don’t miss this great networking opportunity for young men ages 21-45 at the brand-new Pinstripes bowling alley and bistro in Edina. There will be plenty of food, socializing, and, of course, bowling. Remember to bring your business cards!

Young adults around the Metro area will host potluck brunch, offering an opportunity to schmooze, schmear and meet some new people. This outreach event is geared towards singles and couples and is free of charge. All attendees are asked to bring a dairy potluck dish to share. You are also welcome to sign-up to be a host!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 6:00 PM at Pinstripes

Contact Heather Schwartz at 952.417.2351, hschwartz@mplsfed.org, for more information.

Sunday, February 27, 2011 from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Contact Heather Schwartz at 952.417.2351, hschwartz@mplsfed.org, for more information.

March 2011 Israel Center presents Shalom Hanoch and Moshe Levi – Live in Concert Thursday March 10, 2011, at 7:30 PM at the Cedar Cultural Center (416 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis)

Shalom Hanoch, considered the father of Israeli rock, teams up with Moshe Levi, one of Israel’s major music composers, as they tour the United States, bringing with them some of Israel’s favorite songs and music. This intimate performance promises to please fans of Israeli music. Tickets are $16 each and can be purchased online at www.thecedar.org

National Young Leadership’s TribeFest March 6 – 8, 2011 in Las Vegas (Accommodations at the Mandalay Bay)

Dig into the coolest music, food, arts, and culture with hundreds of 21-45 year-olds from around the country at TribeFest in Las Vegas. This first-ever MegaConference includes the opportunity to participate in a hands-on community service project, meet amazing people, socialize and network. Subsidies are available from the Federation.

Contact Eilat Harel at 952.417.2321, eharel@mplsfed.org, for more information.

Minneapolis Jewish Federation 2011 Annual Campaign Phonathon

Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 6:00-9:00 PM at the Federation Office Contact Dana Rubin at 952.417.2344, drubin@mplsfed.org, for more information.

Contact Heather Schwartz at 952.417.2351, hschwartz@mplsfed.org or visit www.tribefest.org for more information. For a complete listing of events in the Twin Cities Jewish community, visit our online community calendar at jewishminneapolis.org/calendar.


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Planning for the Future From the desk of the Jewish Community Foundation JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION Board of Trustees

Chair Jake Hurwitz

Michael E. Barry Lori Fritz David A. Gotlieb Elissa Heilicher Jean Holloway Jerome Ingber Eloise Kaplan Robert Kelen Gary Kohler Hart Kuller Jerry Ribnick Sheva Sanders Morton Silverman Rick Siedband Colin Smith Ilene Zwick

The Jewish Community Foundation is the planned giving and endowment department of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation.

…as my fathers planted for me before I was born, so do I plant for those who will come after me. – Talmud Ta’anit 23A

Helping to meet the needs of the Jewish community today and in the future is just a small part of the legacy that Rose Fingerhut, matriarch of the Fingerhut family and a leading philanthropist to Jewish causes, has left behind. Rose passed away on January 1, 2011, at the age of 90, but her legacy will live on for many generations to come. Not only did Rose commit to helping people in need during her lifetime – from supporting ongoing programs and services that strengthen Jewish life to Israel Emergency Campaigns and overseas rescue missions – but six years ago, Rose put a plan in place to ensure that her philanthropy would continue long after she is gone. She established a Lion of Judah Endowment* through the Jewish Community Foundation, ensuring that her annual giving through the Federation will continue in perpetuity. When discussing her passion for philanthropy, Rose once said: “I just get more out of giving than buying a new dress.” Rose’s legacy will continue, not only through her Lion of Judah Endowment, but through her children and grandchildren who learned the value of giving back from Rose and her husband, Manny. Today, philanthropy is a family affair for the Fingerhuts, and their caring is felt by countless people in need locally, in Israel and around the world. Following the example set forth by their parents, Rose’s children, Ron and Allen Fingerhut and Beverly Deikel, are dedicated supporters of Jewish and secular causes. Equally, Rose’s grandchildren, who range in age from their 20s to their 40s, have also become active philanthropists. Recognizing the critical role that multigenerational and planned giving plays in the future of our Jewish community, the Foundation is excited to launch a new program that will help other families continue their philanthropic legacies. This spring, the Foundation is teaming up with the 21/64 initiative from the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies to participate in a Multigenerational Family Philanthropy Training Program. The Foundation strives to give people of all ages an attainable outlet for their philanthropy. Importantly, we want the community to understand that you don’t have to be wealthy to have a lasting impact. 2011 is going to be all about catering to the 21st century donor. We will be concentrating on education and engagement and examining our current services, governance policies and investment choices to determine new ways to improve the overall Foundation donor experience. As we mourn the loss of a pillar in our community, we are inspired by the legacy that has been left behind and look forward to a more promising future. May Rose’s memory be for a blessing.

Jake Hurwitz Chair

Sally Forbes Friedman Director

* Establishing a Lion of Judah Endowment (LOJE) at the Jewish Community Foundation allows a woman currently making a gift of $5,000 or more to endow her Federation Annual Campaign gift in perpetuity.

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JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION NEW FUNDS August 2, 2010 to November 15, 2010 • Anita & Ben Badiner Family Fund Jewish Family and Children’s Service

• Jewish Housing & Programming (J-HAP) Designated Fund

• Michael Engel Memorial Fund Jewish Family and Children’s Service

• Hart & Susan Kuller Family Philanthropic Fund

• Gilbert Seniors Technology & Programming Designated Fund, Sabes JCC

• Jerry Lavin Memorial Fund Jewish Family and Children’s Service

• Sid Hartman Fund for the Big Brother/Big Sister Program & Service to Children Jewish Family and Children’s Service

• Emet Elazar Lieberman Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Arts & Culture Funds Bobby & Elliot Cohen Tzedakah Fund

Bobby & Elliot Cohen Joshua Fogelson • In Honor of the work you have done Sherry Gleekel Judy Krasnow Delores Levin Stephen Lieberman Melvin Sigel Blair Wolfson • Speedy Recovery Miriam Kieffer Erma Lipschultz Al Salsberg Elaine Simon Phil Snyder Marcy Strauss Blair Wolfson • In Honor of Special Birthday Joan Labelle & Family • In Memory of Lorney Labelle Mort & Micki Naiman • In Honor of New Grandson Lisa & Bruce Peilen • In Honor of Anniversary Toodie & Frank Trestman • In Honor of Ryan Brazner’s Bar Mitzvah

Rimon Arts Fund

Josh & Robyn Awend Andy & Linda Bindman Gene & Jane Borochoff Jo Devlin Leonard & Susan Druskin Jay Erstling & Pixie Martin Andrea Feshbach Herbert & Beth Fisher Steve & Mimi Fisher Sally Forbes Friedman Harry & Amy Funk Penny & Bob Galinson Debra & Harvey Fisher Goldstein Ina & Larry Gravitz Arlis Grossman Jerry & Judith Ingber Steven Levy Jennifer & Jeff Lewin Ruth Markowitz Jim Miller Jane Newman & Amy Lange Paula & Michael Pergament Holly Rodin & Andrew & Zach Calkins Penny, Steve, Allie, Talia & Samara Schumacher Ian & Judy Silver Marcie Stein Katherine & Jeff Tane Alan & Gloria Weinblatt Ben Weisner & Margaret Rog Jeffrey Zuckerman & Lisa Pogoff David Harris • In Memory of Dr. Melvin Harris Mimi & Steve Fisher Betsy & Julius Edlavitch Gay & Mark Herzberg • In Honor of Birth of First Grandchild Janie & Orrin Kirschbaum • In Honor of Births of Viena & Luna Judi Heitman Marjorie Sigel & Dick Van Deusen David Harris & Ward Bauman • In Memory of Dr. Melvin Harris Jerry & Judith Ingber Rabbi Kassel Abelson & Family • In Memory of Joan Lipnick Abelson Sophie Teener • In Honor of Special Birthday

Jill Marks Family of Albert Greenberg • In Memory of Albert Greenberg Jody Winger & Bill Rosenfeld Harlow Rosenberg • In Honor of 1st Birthday

Education Funds Cardozo New Lawyer & Law Student Program Designated Fund

Scott & Kerry Bader Steve & Jane Benowitz Myron & Elaine Goodman Gene Heck Sarah McGee Jon & Diane Rappaport Chuck & Rollye Rinkey • In Honor of Ron Zamansky & Jennifer Benowitz Gary & Myrna Bell Richard & Diane Cohen Mike & Debbie Finn Mark Freidson & Betty Holmes Susan Halprin & Brian Klein Rob Metcalf Bruce & Louise Moss Joel & Gail Tilsner Joel & Sharon Waller • In Honor of Ron Zamansky Heather & Kevin Besikof Rhona Shwaid • Congratulations on Making Partner

Corrine & Tom Feinberg Education Designated Fund

Corrine & Tom Feinberg Stanley Goldberg Larry Greenberg Dobra Hunegs • Speedy Recovery William Lipschultz • In Memory of Sybil Lipschultz

Matthew & Linda Gilfix Family Technology Designated Fund

Linda Gilfix Avis Simon • Speedy Recovery Stanley Simon • In Memory of Avis Simon

Alvin & Florence Greenberg Arts Fund (MJDS)

Lisa & Gary Greenberg Robert Brill • In Memory of Lenore Brill

Heidi Foundation Designated Fund

Elaine & David Fink Molly Grossman & Family • In Memory of Mayer Grossman Herb & Marta Schechter Chuck Barry Ann Miller • In Honor of Special Birthday Melanie & Chuck Barry • In Honor of Anniversary Stacy Pinck & Brad Birnberg • In Memory of Elliott Pinck

Dr. Elliot Latts Memorial Scholarship Designated Fund

Shirley Latts & Family Rabbi Kassel Abelson & Family • In Memory of Joan Lipnick Abelson Joan Labelle & Family • In Memory of Lorney Labelle Shirley Latts Darcy Schnitzer • Speedy Recovery

Leonard & Betty Parker Endowment Fund (MJDS)

Sally Forbes Friedman & Family Ellen Sue Parker & Family • In Memory of Perry Burke

Ben Rosenzweig Holocaust Memorial Designated Fund

Jean Rosenzweig Gertrude Goldstein • In Honor of Special Birthday Sandy & Art Lavintman • In Honor of Special Anniversary

Dr. James E. Rubin Memorial Medical Scholarship Fund

Fran Herman Cecille Feldman • In Memory of Herman Feldman Bernice Fischbein • In Memory of Jerome Fischbein Shirley Jaffe • Speedy Recovery Carmen Mattson • In Memory of George Mattson Hersh & Marilyn Ziskin • In Memory of Daniel Ziskin

Nancy & Steve Schachtman Talmud Torah Scholarship Fund Nancy & Steve Schachtman Jerry Strauss • Speedy Recovery

Tracy Sweet Memorial Fund

Frank & Toodie Trestman • Wishing Joshua Fogelson Success in his next Chapter in Life

Bob & Missy Swiller Teen Israel Scholarship Fund

Bob & Missy Swiller Bob & Kari Ganz • In Honor of Special Anniversary Debbie & Chad Goldenberg Sari & Brian Lipschultz • In Memory of Sybil Lipschultz Darcy Schnitzer • Speedy Recovery Natalie & Nick Shermeta • In Memory of Nick’s Father

Twin City Holocaust Education Fund

Ron & Pam Kaufman Reva & Ben Kibort • In Honor of Special Anniversary Sheldon & Eveline Tysk Gloria Pinck • In Memory of Elliott Pinck Elaine Simon • In Honor of Special Birthday Leo & Evelyn Weiss • In Honor of Special Anniversary

Federation Annual Campaign Endowment Funds Barry Effress Memorial L’Chaim Endowment Fund

Jane Effress Mrs. David Kaufman • In Memory of David Kaufman

Robert & Lucille Kelner Memorial Fund Ron & Rita Kelner Peter Frank • Speedy Recovery

Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowment Fund

Ann Jackson Cindi Tarshis Appelman • In Honor of her continued work as Young Leadership Chair Amy Baratz • In Honor of her 2010 Annual Campaign Leadership Fran Bayer • In Honor of her continued work with Women’s Philanthropy Committee Doreen Frankel • In Honor of her service as Women’s Philanthropy President Kay Goldstein • In Honor of her installation as Women’s Philanthropy President Lisa Heilicher • In Honor of her receiving Stephen K. Lieberman Award Kris MacDonald • In Honor of her service as Federation President Gail Machov • In Honor of her continued work with Women’s Philanthropy Committee Lisa Ratner • In Honor of her being Campaign Chair Elect Reva Rosenbloom • In Honor of her receiving Amos S. Deinard Award Dana Rubin • In Honor of her work on 2010 Annual Campaign Cindy Shapiro • In Honor of her service as 2010 Women’s Philanthropy Campaign Chair

Doris & Edwin Shzerman L’Chaim Fund

Doris & Eddie Sherman Marvin Gibians • In Honor of Anniversary of Bar Mitzvah

Sharon & Phil Snyder L’Chaim Fund Judy Graceman Phil Snyder • Speedy Recovery

Fremajane & Blair Wolfson L’Chaim Fund Judy Graceman Blair Wolfson • In Honor of Special Birthday

Ron & Lynn Zamansky L’Chaim Fund

Judy & Jon Harris David Raskas Ronald Zamansky • In Honor of Receiving Sidney Barrows Lifetime Commitment Award


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Health Funds Ida Altrowitz Memorial Fund of the Mount Sinai Community Foundation

Osh & Marian Altrowitz Family of Teddy Berman • In Memory of Teddy Berman Family of Beatrice Bloom • In Memory of Beatrice Bloom Myra Chazin Rhoda Reighard Berneen Rudolph • In Honor of Special Birthday Carol & Sheldon Segal • In Honor of Laurie’s Engagement Rhoda Reighard Family of Teddy Berman • In Memory of Teddy Berman Family of Beatrice Bloom • In Memory of Beatrice Bloom Jerry & Louise Segal Family of Teddy Berman • In Memory of Teddy Berman Family of Beatrice Bloom • In Memory of Beatrice Bloom Family of Muriel Swerdlick • In Memory of Muriel Swerdlick

Joan & Arnold Feinberg Family Fund of the Mount Sinai Community Foundation Joan Feinberg Millie Segal Judy Witebsky • In Memory of Florence Kroman Betsy Sitkoff • In Memory of Bonnie Burstein

Judy & Jon Harris Health & Healing Fund

Lew & Sandy Liszt • In Honor of New Grandson Linda Pinck & Family • In Memory of Elliott Pinck Ronna & Tom Sherman • In Honor of Grandchildren’s B’nai Mitzvot Jerry Waldman • In Memory of Cecelia Waldman Paul & Joan Wernick • In Honor of Special Anniversary Beth & Richard Binder Steve Greenberg Donna Simon • In Honor of Special Birthday Lorelei, Robin, Debbie & Meryl Fischer Carol Laderman • In Memory of Peter Laderman Jan Hoffman Gladys Klopp & Family • In Memory of Larry Klopp Jim & Nancy Proman • In Honor of Special Anniversary Stuart & Jean Stulberg • In Memory of Arlynne Engler Myra Juster Evelyn & Harvey Flom • In Honor of Special Anniversary Charles Kadish Beth Binder • In Honor of Birthday

Jewish Developmentally Disabled Fund Lois Moorvitch Minnie Bergman Sandy Bergman • In Honor of Birthday

Judy & Jon Harris Doris & Bruce Abramson Harvey & Evelyn Flom Sherrie & Gary Porter • In Honor of Special Anniversary Stan Baratz Marsha Tankenoff Jeff Toubin Blair Wolfson • In Honor of Special Birthday Joshua Fogelson • In Honor of Outstanding Job as CEO of Mpls. Jewish Federation Stephen Lieberman • Speedy Recovery Linda Pinck • In Memory of Elliott Pinck Judy & Jon Harris & Rosalie Harris Schwartz Linda & Les Fieldman Linda & Mike Fiterman Jane & Jon Gordon Micki & Morton Naiman • In Appreciation of Your Help

Israel Experience Funds

Mount Sinai Community Foundation

Ellen Gittleman Roxy Applebaum • Thinking of You Lois & Dale Dobrin • In Memory of Sally Ozwold Harold Goldfine & Family • In Memory of Rose Goldfine Micki & Mort Naiman • In Honor of New Grandson Jerry Shink • Speedy Recovery Judy & Jon Harris Mort & Micki Naiman • In Memory of Cousin Lilliane • In Honor of Birth of New Grandson Elliot & Eloise Kaplan Mort & Micki Naiman • Happy New Year Mort & Micki Naiman Rebecca Bajakowski Stan Baratz Linda Barrows Charles Barry Michael Barry Irene Barbush Bartram Michael Berman Mindy Berman Theresa Berman Dick & Cathy Broms Bobby Cohen Diane Cohen Marcia Cohodes Vivian Ezrilov Beverly Fink Jack Fiterman

Judy & Jon Harris Mark & Marcia Cherniack • In Honor of Special Anniversary Sheldon & Carol Segal Melvin Sigel • Speedy Recovery

Sheila & Hy Paisner Fund of the Mount Sinai Community Foundation Sheila & Hy Paisner Ethel Barr & Family • In Memory of Maxwell Barr Joan Labelle & Family • In Memory of Lorney Labelle Phil Snyder • Speedy Recovery

Inclusion Funds Paul Adelman Children with Disabilities Endowment Fund

Floyd & Andrea Adelman Beth & Richard Binder • In Honor of Anniversary Andrea Cohen & Family • In Memory of Mother Margaret Diener • In Memory of Bob Diener Judy & Jon Harris • In Honor of Birthdays William Lipschultz & Family • In Memory of Sybil Lipschultz

Annette Paletz Memorial Scholarship for Alexander Muss High School in Israel Designated Fund

Harvey Blumenberg Doris Ginsberg Howard & Patti Palay Serene & Leonard Paletz • In Honor of Special Anniversary

Louis Herman Israel Experience Fund Sally Forbes Friedman & Family Kay & Bruce Goldstein • In Honor of Aaron’s Wedding Jerel & Judy Shapiro • In Honor of Noga Shavit

Social Service Funds Julius Ancer Senior Fitness Programming Fund at the Sabes Jewish Community Center

Linda Fiterman Terry Fleck Cynthia Goldfine Harold Goldfine Bruce Goldstein Jonathan Gordon Judy & Jon Harris Lisa Heilicher Phyllis Heilicher Michael Horovitz Jerry Ingber Judith Ingber Jeff Kahn Elliot Kaplan Eloise Kaplan Irvin Kessler Neil Lapidus Susan Krantz Lazar Delores Levin Kris MacDonald Harvey Mackay Debbie Mann Bonnie Noyman Michele O’Kane Rachel Rabinowitz Tzviel Rabinowitz Barbara Ratner Andy Redleaf Jerry Ribnick Bonnie Ross Michael Schoenberger Lance Silverman Missy Swiller Marsha Tankenoff Joel Tilsner Frank Trestman • In Honor of Birthday Michael Blum & Abigail Rose Lori & Brad Fritz Tasya & Robert Kelen Jane & Bob Ketroser John & Kris McDonald Bonnie & Michael Noyman Marni & Gal Noyman Susan & Gary Rappaport Dan & Mindy Ribnick Elaine & Marshall Siegel Susan & Joel Waller • In Honor of Anniversary Michael Belzer & Ellyn Wolfenson Jack & Linda Goldenberg • In Honor of Daughter’s Marriage Rachel Borenstein • In Memory of Yossi Berkowitz Michael Farber • In Memory of Sherm Grossman Ron Fingerhut Steve Rubin • Speedy Recovery Debbie Goldenberg Brian Lipschultz William Lipschultz • In Memory of Sybil Lipschultz Judi Heitman • In Memory of Mother Laurie & Brian Herstig • In Honor of Gabe’s Bar Mitzvah Stan & Jeanne Kagin • In Honor of the Wedding Howard & Diane Kaplan • In Honor of Son’s Engagement Roz Kloner • In Honor of Birth of Granddaughter Gail Meyer • In Memory of Loved One Michael Noyman • In Honor of Special Birthday Alison & Joe Ross • In Honor of Birth of Son Bonnie Ross • In Honor of Birth of Grandson Jimmy & Paula Tankenoff • In Honor of Abby’s Upcoming Wedding Jerry Waldman • In Memory of Cecelia Waldman Jerry & Louise Ribnick Steve & Nancy Schachtman Mort & Micki Naiman • In Memory of Cousin Lilliane Anita Silver • In Appreciation of Micki Naiman • In Honor of Friendship of Micki Naiman

Agnes Berenberg Hoffman Fund for Emergency Aid for the Elderly (JFCS) Hess & Renee Kline Lorraine Applebaum

Kevin Brazner Marja Engler Manny Jaffe Dona Koppelman Leon Lerner Sandra Salsberg Frank Trestman • In Honor of Special Birthday Molly & Sid Bader • In Honor of All of Your Simchas Joy & Jerry Bratter • In Honor of Birth of Great Granddaughter Martin & Sue King & Ethel Barr & Family • In Memory of Maxwell Barr William Lipschultz & Family • In Memory of Sybil Lipschultz Jenny & Rick Kline Sandy & Art Lavintman Elaine & Harold Rubin Al & Phyllis Salsberg • In Honor of Special Anniversary Judy & Jon Harris Kevin & Jill Brazner Frank & Toodie Trestman • In Honor of Ryan Brazner’s Bar Mitzvah Fred & Suzi Nathanson Kevin & Jill Brazner Frank & Toodie Trestman • In Honor of Ryan Brazner’s Bar Mitzvah Arlene, Rick, Justin & Kira Noodleman Ryan Brazner • In Honor of Bar Mitzvah Hess Kline • In Honor of Birthday Irwin Koved Frank Trestman • In Honor of Special Birthday Jeff & Jill Rabinovitz Sharon Trestman • In Honor of Birthday Phyllis & Al Salsberg Martin & Sue Ring • In Memory of Maxwell Barr Frank & Toodie Trestman Lorraine Applebaum Sidney Bader Chuck Barry Eileen Blake Marja Engler Renee Kline Paul Kunin Marsha Tankenoff • In Honor of Special Birthday Molly & Sid Bader Jane & Bud Bolter Jill & Kevin Brazner Sandy & Art Lavintman Elaine & Harold Rubin • In Honor of Anniversary Hess Kline Lisa Trestman In Honor of Birthday Delores Levin Albert Levitt Steve Lieberman Erma Lipschultz Robin Morris Andrea Rose • Speedy Recovery Dory & Isaac Einisman • In Memory of Sister Gail Goldberg & Family • In Memory of Bess Kirschbaum Family of Lorney Labelle • In Memory of Lorney Labelle Hy & Sheila Paisner • In Honor of Grandson’s Upcoming Marriage Family of Elliott Pinck • In Memory of Elliott Pinck Jerry Waldman & Judith Belzer • In Memory of Cecelia Waldman Lisa Trestman Frank Trestman • In Honor of Birthday Dr. Julie Winfield • In Honor of Ryan Brazner’s Bar Mitzvah

Jewish Domestic Abuse Fund

Jake Hurwitz & Doreen Frankel Connie & Michael Cohen • In Memory of Lois Wexler Betsy & Steve Sitkoff • In Memory of Bonnie Burstein

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Jewish Housing & Programming (J-HAP) Designated Fund

Richard Averbach • In Appreciation of Linda Bialick Rose Averbach Family of Renee Barinbaum • In Memory of Renee Barinbaum Andrew Berman & Teresa Burke • In Honor of Rachel Berman Jeff & Lisa Bernstein • In Memory of Howard Novak Butch & Linda Bialick Elaine Simon • In Honor of Special Birthday Butch Bialick Linda Bialick Maier Kutoff Anita Lewis Chana Shagalow • In Appreciation of J-HAP Founders Linda Bialick Sally Forbes Friedman Mari Forbush Beth Rubin-Gabor Beckie Skelton • In Appreciation of Your Help Richard & Shelley Christensen • In Appreciation of J-HAP Mickey Kaplan • In Honor of Annabelle & Josie Mintz Robert Kelen Chana Shagalow • In Honor of Winning the Sorkin Award Michael & Stacey Levin • In Memory of Delores Dinner Jill Marks • In Appreciation of Linda Bialick & all the J-HAP Founders Sharon Palay • In Memory of Bertha & Robert Palay Bob & Wendy Rubinyi • In Honor of Daniel Rubinyi Rollie Troup & Sam Troup-Cardoso Donna Yanowitz • Speedy Recovery

Jeanne & Albert Levin Family Fund for Emergency Aid to the Elderly (JFCS)

Jeanne & Albert Levin Lorraine Applebaum Marja Engler • In Honor of Special Birthday Joyce & Ted Cardozo Bruce & Charlotte Harris • In Honor of Special Anniversary Gretta Freeman Lynn & Ron Zamansky • In Honor of Birth of New Granddaughter Joy & Jerry Bratter • In Honor of New Great Grandchild Jeanne Efron • In Memory of Irving Efron Ronald & Barbara Harris • In Honor of Granddaughter’s Marriage Family of Bernie & Mitzi Kaplan • In Memory of Bernie & Mitzi Kaplan Manuel Jaffe • In Honor of Special Birthday Joan Labelle • In Memory of Lorney Labelle Mimi Levin & Family • In Memory of Bea Grossman William Lipschultz • In Memory of Sybil Lipschultz Saralee Mogilner • Speedy Recovery Linda Pinck • In Memory of Elliott Pinck Harold & Elaine Rubin • In Honor of Special Anniversary Roz & David Schwartzman • In Honor of Birth of New Great Grandson Guzzie Yaeger • In Honor of Granddaughter’s Wedding • Speedy Recovery

Joyce & Donald Moscoe Family Emergency Fund (JFCS)

Joyce Moscoe Molly & Sid Bader • In Honor of All Happy Occasions Family of Maxwell Barr • In Memory of Maxwell Barr Eileen Blake Manuel Jaffe Leon Lerner

Shirley Libby • In Honor of Special Birthday Lorrie & Jeff Daube • In Honor of Dani & Sergio’s Marriage Nancy & Rick Grobovsky • In Honor of Amy’s Marriage Barbara & Ron Harris • In Honor of Erin & Jodi’s Weddings Hart & Susan Kuller • In Honor of Betsy’s Marriage Art & Sandy Lavintman Elaine & Harold Rubin • In Honor of Special Anniversary Jeanne Silverman • In Memory of Mitzi Kaplan Gloria Sonnabend & Family • In Memory of Paul Sonnabend Tom & Marlene Moscoe Carol & Richard Berg • In Memory of Jerome Fischbein Joel & Cindy Shapiro • In Memory of Irving Efron

Unrestricted Funds Charles & Melanie Barry Family Philanthropic Fund

Charles & Melanie Barry Jerry Ribnick • In Honor of Election as President of Minneapolis Jewish Federation Harold & Eileen Scherling Alaine, Howard, Andrea & Dana Wilensky Charles Barry • In Honor of Special Birthday

Barbara & David Eiger Philanthropic Fund Barbara Eiger • Yahrzeit of David Eiger

Harvey & Evelyn Flom Family Philanthropic Fund

Miles & Linda Braufman Harvey & Evelyn Flom • In Honor of Special Anniversary Harvey & Evelyn Flom Willie Boyd Charles Friedman • In Memory of Mother Judy & Jon Harris • Thank you for a Lovely Evening Ron & Sandy Glassman • In Memory of Mother & Mother-in-Law Ernie & Maryann Glazer • In Memory of Rivel Moses Family of Mayer Grossman • In Memory of Mayer Grossman Rita Grossman • In Memory of Husband Joan Labelle • In Honor of Special Birthday • In Memory of Lorney Labelle Albert Levitt Mary Jane Shapiro Phil Snyder • Speedy Recovery Eldon Stenjem Robert Stone • In Honor of Special Birthday Linda Pinck • In Memory of Elliott Pinck Mike & Paula Flom Barb Lucca & Family • In Memory of Lenore Brill

General Endowment Fund

Ivan, Diane, Michael, Gregory & Haley Arenson The Feldman Family • In Memory of Herman Feldman Howard & Wendy Bach • In Appreciation of Joshua Fogelson Beth Pearlman • In Memory of Mother Jerry & Louise Ribnick • Mazel Tov on Engagement of Sam & Caroline Beth Saliterman • In Memory of Father Kerry Bader Joshua Fogelson • In Appreciation of Work at Federation Earl & Gail Bender Mindy & Jeff Abramson • In Honor of Daniel’s Bar Mitzvah

Alan & Becky Brass Judith Kauffman • In Memory of Elliott Pinck Fred & Harriette Burstein Steve Lieberman • Speedy Recovery Lionel & Edith Davis • In Memory of Harry & Ida Davis Sally Forbes Friedman Cindi Tarshis Appelman Christine Kellogg Stephen Lieberman • Speedy Recovery Lisa Heilicher • In Honor of Receiving Stephen K. Lieberman Award Darren Lederfine • In Honor of Receiving Tychman Family Young Leadership Award Lynn Lederman • Thinking of You Kris MacDonald • In Honor of Service as Minneapolis Jewish Federation President Reva Rosenbloom • In Honor of Receiving Amos Deinard Award Sally Forbes Friedman & Family Michael Farber • In Memory of Father Joshua Fogelson • Best of Luck & Thank You Gary Goldish • In Memory of Edith Goldish Mary Jane Shapiro • Thinking of You Steven & Marcia Franklin • In Honor of Children, Eden & Seth Max Goldberg • In Memory of Sally Kahen Goldberg Merna Goldetsky Joan Labelle • In Memory of Lorney Labelle Merna Goldetsky & David Gross Barbara Friedman Paul Stein Janice Waller • Speedy Recovery Harvey Berman • In Honor of Special Birthday Shirley Grodnick Sherry Gleekel • In Honor of Special Birthday Tom & Pat Grossman Bonnie Ross & Family • In Memory of Jerry Lavin Harriet Chez & Family • In Memory of Bertram Chez Jay & Lorita Jacobson Jerry Ribnick • Mazel Tov Marc Kalman & Gail Thoen Susan & Mark Bernstein • In Honor of Anniversary Robert & Jane Ketroser • In Honor of Amy Baratz Dr. & Mrs. Steven Heifetz • In Honor of Special Anniversary Jerry Ribnick • In Honor of Your Newest Job in Our Community Michael & Wendy Klein Joshua Fogelson • In Honor of Your Significant Contribution to the Greater Minneapolis Jewish Community Sam & Karen Leon Linda Ketover • In Honor of Special Birthday Beth & Todd Leonard Marni & Steve Bumsted • In Memory of Mayer Grossman John & Kris MacDonald Mort & Micki Naiman • In Honor of New Grandson Marilyn Marker & Buddy Shapiro Reva Rosenbloom • In Honor of Receiving Amos Deinard Award Jill Marks • In Honor of Joshua Fogelson Judie & Mike Rothschild • In Honor of Birth of Ethan Bob & Susan Ostrow Bernice Fischbein • In Memory of Jerome Fischbein

Jimmy & Helain Pesis Richard Bachrach • In Memory of Beth Bachrach Carol & Rick Berg • In Memory of Jerry Fischbein David Estrin • In Memory of Audrey Estrin Gary & Bonnie Goldish • In Memory of Edith Goldish Marcia Graybow • In Memory of Herman Feldman Tillie Jaffy • In Honor of Special Birthday Jerry Waldman • In Memory of Your Mother Bonnie Ziskin & Family • In Memory of Bertram Chez Miriam Zukerman • In Memory of Sonny Zukerman Deena Pitzele Mr. & Mrs. Michael Thea • Thank you Mike & Linda Platt Larry Newman • In Memory of Selma Newman Kevin & Nancy Rhein Linda Ketover • In Honor of Special Birthday Jerry Ribnick Rabbi Yehoshua Borenstein • In Memory of Father-in-Law Andrea Cohen & Rabbi Norman Cohen • In Memory of Mother Bonnie & Alan Ziskin • In Memory of Bertram Chez Jerry & Louise Ribnick Brad Birnberg & Stacy Pinck • In Memory of Elliott Pinck Ron & Pam Kaufman • In Honor of Birth of Grandson Richard Ozer • In Memory of Mother Janet Raskin • Speedy Recovery Kathy & Howard Zack • In Honor of Marriage of Alison Steve & Amy Rothstein Michael Farber & Family • In Memory of Sherm Grossman Jamey & Liz Salsberg Sandra Salsberg • In Honor of Special Birthday Steve & Nancy Schachtman Amy Baratz • In Honor of Your Gratitude for an Amazing Campaign Joshua Fogelson • In Honor of Your Devoted Years of Service Sandra Scherling & Louie Inks Charles Barry • In Honor of Special Birthday Paul & Sue Schneck Stan Baratz • In Honor of Special Birthday Robb Schwartz & Brandon Engdahl Howard & Elaine Schwimmer • In Honor of Special Anniversary Arnold & Helen Seltzer Ellen Kleinbaum • Thinking of You Stuart & Rhonda Stein Linda Ketover • In Honor of Special Birthday Joy Wener • In Memory of David Wener Mindy Wexler Amy Baratz • Congratulations on Great Job as 2010 Annual Campaign Chair Ruth & Fred Ziman Jay Jacobson • Mazel Tov on a Lifetime of Achievement Margaret & Stan Jaffy Jane & Bob Ketroser Beth & Todd Leonard Gail & Steve Machov Helain & Jimmy Pesis • In Honor of Special Anniversary

Sherry & Mimi Gleekel Family Philanthropic Fund

Fred & Harriette Burstein Sherry Gleekel • In Honor of Special Birthday


www.jewishminneapolis.org Caleb Hausman Genesis Mitzvah Fund Grandma & Papa Al • In Honor of Bar Mitzvah

David Lev Hope Genesis Mitzvah Fund Naomi Heller-Kahn & Gabriel & Ethan Kahn • In Honor of Bar Mitzvah

Sharon & William Hope Family Philanthropic Fund

Sharon & William Hope Rabbi Kassel Abelson • In Memory of Joan Lipnick Abelson Karen Katz • In Honor of Special Birthday Bill Lipschultz • In Memory of Sybil Lipschultz Joan Lupovich • In Memory of Jack Lupovich Elaine & Harold Rubin • In Honor of Special Anniversary

Mark & Francie Paper Felix & Ann Phillips Don & Louise Remer William & Sari Shepphird Rick & Helen Siegel Milton & Saralyn Sidley Phil & Sharon Snyder Richard & Judith Spiegel Leonard & Arnette Springer Stanley & Marilyn Stark Jane Sternberg Gary & Marsha Tankenoff Joel & Gail Tilsner Liz Trach Eric & Heidi Weinberg Charles & Julie Zelle • In Honor of Bar Mitzvah

Stephen & Sheila Lieberman Family Philanthropic Fund

Naomi Heller-Kahn & Gabriel & Ethan Kahn • In Honor of Bat Mitzvah

Sally Forbes Friedman Steve Lieberman • In Honor of Special Birthday Marilyn Marker & Buddy Shapiro Steve Lieberman • Speedy Recovery • In Honor of Special Birthday

Yoni Israelson Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Markowitz Family Philanthropic Fund

Brita Lila Hunegs Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Howard & Betsy Israelson & Family Gabe Freund • In Memory of Ashira Hirsh Ellen Kleinbaum • Speedy Recovery

Ben & Libby Koval Family Philanthropic Fund Jeff & Devie Koval Jeff Barin & Family • In Memory of Renee Barinbaum Marjorie & Mitchell Fink • In Honor of Adam & Galina’s Engagement Sue Muscoplat & Family • In Memory of Monie Steinman Jeff, Devie, Ryan & Andrew Koval Sharon Levitt • In Memory of Bob Azbel

Judith & Raymond Lazar Philanthropic Fund

Judy & Ray Lazar Mark & Ivy Bernhardson • In Memory of Carol Lynne Bernhardson

Beverly Lederfine Family Philanthropic Fund Stan & Amy Baratz Michael & Elly Zweigbaum & the Boys Darren Lederfine • In Honor of Receiving Tychman Family Young Leadership Award

Sheldon & Delores Levin Philanthropic Fund Corky & Delores Levin Ethel Barr • In Memory of Maxwell Barr Theresa Berman • In Memory of Ruth Davis Barbara Gillman • In Memory of Mother Stanley Goldberg Erma Lipschultz Phil Snyder • Speedy Recovery

Emet Elazar Lieberman Genesis Mitzvah Fund Dick & Myrna Abrams David & Joyce Abramson Darrell & Loni Ansel Mark Appelbaum & Yaffa Cohen-Appelbaum Jacob Borenstein Robert & Susan Diamond Gloria Esensten Richard & Lynn Esensten Mr. & Mrs. Felton Joel Fine Monte & Patricia Fligsten Raymond & Jeannette Galante Sherry & Mimi Gleekel Stanley & Luella Goldberg Bill & Susan Goldenberg Herb & Judy Goldenberg Barnett Helzberg, Jr. Jeff & Orlee Kahn Eli Karon Stephen & Susan Karon Bunny & Judy Kuller Alexa Kuretsky Hugh Klein & Judy Lebedoff Alan & Joan Levey Alan & Carole McCarthy

Herman & Nancy Markowitz Neil & Barbara Gitlin • In Honor of Wedding Anniversary & Special Birthdays Dorothy Wittcoff • In Honor of Special Birthday

Isabella Alexander Miller Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Dana Gurstel, Dan Sher & Albie Sher Noa Grossman Michael & Serena Harad Helen Oleisky Brian & Heidi Pergament Peter Ziering • In Honor of Bat Mitzvah

Lorraine & Stanley Schweitzer Philanthropic Fund

Stan Schweitzer Bill Aberman Sidney Bader Sherry Gleekel Barry Rubin • In Honor of Special Birthday Stanley Goldberg • Speedy Recovery Bill Lipschultz & Family • In Memory of Sybil Lipschultz Richard Shaller • In Memory of Ken Shaller Phil Snyder • Thinking of You

William & Ruth Seltz Philanthropic Fund Ruth Seltz Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Altman Reva & Ben Kibort • In Honor of Special Anniversary Minnie Bergman Sandy Bergman • In Honor of Birthday

Susan Himmelman Shapiro Fund

Paul Himmelman & Judy Smertenko Shaney Wolman • In Memory of Malka Adler Dick & Beverly Fink Rosalyn Baker • In Memory of Meriam Anker

Richard & Judith Spiegel Philanthropic Fund Richard & Judith Spiegel • In Appreciation of Joshua Fogelson’s Leadership Sherry Gleekel • In Honor of Special Birthday Steve Lieberman • Speedy Recovery

Kenneth Stesin Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Mark & Heather Stesin Nancy & Mike Schoenberger • In Honor of New Grandchild Leo & Evelyn Weiss Leonard & Serene Paletz • In Honor of Special Anniversary

Marlee Stesin Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Mark & Heather Stesin Bev & Bill Fishman • In Honor of Rena’s Engagement Leo & Evelyn Weiss Bruce & Charlotte Harris • In Honor of Special Anniversary

Robert & Marcy Strauss Family Philanthropic Fund

Steve & Nancy Schachtman Marcy Strauss • In Memory of Eleanor Strauss

Fremajane & Blair Wolfson L’Chaim Fund Phil & Sharon Snyder Blair Wolfson • In Honor of Special Birthday

Women & Children’s Funds Cathy & Richard Broms Camp Scholarship Designated Fund

Cathy & Richard Broms Ginger Bell • Speedy Recovery Carol & Rick Berg • In Memory of Jerry Fischbein Lisa & Allan Caplan Debbie & Tom Simon • In Honor of Erin & Sam’s Wedding Bruce & Kay Goldstein • In Honor of Aaron & Michelle’s Wedding Jon Gordon • In Honor of Special Birthday Sandy & Laurie Kessler • In Honor of Kelly & Adam’s Wedding Zvi Leibovich • In Memory of Malvina Leibovich Jorie, Robby, Drew & Blake Malk Tom & Debbie Simon • In Memory of Your Mother The Zacks Family • In Memory of Audrey Estrin

Joan Miriam Feinberg Tribute to Children & Women’s Health & Welfare Fund of the Women’s Endowment Fund Joan Feinberg Sheila Livingston Sheila & Hy Paisner • In Honor of Grandson’s Marriage Sam Richter & Robin Livingston-Richter • In Honor of Maddie Richter’s Bat Mitzvah

Irene Heller Women’s Endowment Tribute Fund

Bobby & Elliot Cohen • In Honor of Amy Baratz Marcia & Mark Cherniack • In Honor of Annie’s Engagement Linda Fiterman Sybil Lipschultz • Speedy Recovery Kay Goldstein • In Honor of Becoming President of Women’s Philanthropy Linda Ketover Sandra Salsberg Zarene Suleman Marsha Tankenoff • In Honor of Special Birthday Kris MacDonald • In Appreciation of Wonderful Job as Mpls. Jewish Federation President Stanley Segelbaum • In Memory of Joyce Segelbaum

Andrew Frankel Hurwitz Fund to Support Programming for Children with Special Needs Designated Fund

Sherri, Larry & Elyse Feuer Sally Forbes Friedman Jonathan & Susan Seltzer Jacob Hurwitz & Doreen Frankel • In Memory of Andrew Frankel Hurwitz Betty Frankel Sheldon Masnek • In Honor of Your Simcha Judy & Jon Harris • In Honor of Doreen Frankel Jake Hurwitz & Doreen Frankel • In Honor of Darren Lederfine

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Stan Baratz • In Honor of Special Birthday Cindy & Harold Goldfine • In Memory of Rose Goldfine Liz & Tom Mack • In Honor of Birth of Sadie Susie & Jim Simon • In Honor of New Grandson Ellyn Wolfenson & Mick Belzer • In Honor of Lauren Stein’s Engagement

Northside Friendship Women’s Endowment Tribute Fund

Barbara Raport Bev & Marvin Edelstein • In Honor of Anniversary & Marvin’s Birthday Stephen Goldfarb • Speedy Recovery Martin Jehn • In Honor of Special Birthday

Nancy Schachtman Women & Children’s Fund Nancy & Steve Schachtman Cindi Tarshis Appelman Sandy Feldblum • Speedy Recovery Judy & Bruce Barnett • In Honor of Birth of New Grandson Carol & Rick Berg • In Memory of Jerome Fischbein Jill & Kevin Brazner Toodie & Frank Trestman • In Honor of Ryan Brazner’s Bar Mitzvah Karen & Les Desnick • In Memory of David Desnick Debbie & Chad Goldenberg • In Memory of Sybil Lipschultz Neal & Judy Sher • In Honor of Special Anniversary

Women’s Endowment Fund

Stan & Amy Baratz Cindi Tarshis Appelman • Thinking of You Michael Berman • In Honor of Being Inducted into Minnesota Business Hall of Fame Lisa Heilicher • In Honor of Receiving Stephen K. Lieberman Award Zvi Leibovich & Family • In Memory of Malvina Leibovich Steve Lieberman • Speedy Recovery Kris MacDonald • In Honor of Wonderful Job as President of Federation & Receiving Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award Roz & David Schwartzman • In Honor of Birth of Great Grandson EJ, Wendy & Hannah Clyman Darcy Schnitzer • Speedy Recovery Sally Forbes Friedman Theresa Berman • In Honor of Birthday Judi Heitman Barbara Krupp • In Memory of Mother Delores Levin • Speedy Recovery Sue Roether Jerry Waldman & Family • In Memory of Cecelia Waldman Alaine Wilensky • In Memory of Mother Judy & Jon Harris Kris MacDonald • In Honor of Receiving the KipnisWilson/Friedland Award Orlee Kahn Lisa Ratner • In Honor of Special Birthday Elliot & Eloise Kaplan Wendy Clyman Sally Forbes Friedman Dana Rubin • Happy New Year Felix & Ann Phillips Helen Brooks • In Honor of Special Birthday


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Permit No. 3474 Minneapolis, MN

13100 Wayzata Boulevard, Suite 200 Minnetonka, Minnesota 55305

FEDERATION WORKS BECAUSE

WE Work TogEThEr

AS A COmmUNITy What do you care about?

Poverty? Hunger? Jewish Identity? Israel? Whatever it is, chances are the minneapolis Jewish Federation has a program that will help you make the world a better place. Whether caring for those in need, rescuing those in danger or inspiring Jewish life and learning, the minneapolis Jewish Federation is at the heart of the Jewish community. mORE PEOPLE THAN EVER BEFORE ARE TURNING TO FEDERATION-SUPPORTED SERVICES FOR HELP, INCLUDING:

Assistance with

RENT + UTILITIES

Employment counseling +

VOCATIONAL TRAINING

FOOD

for the frail + elderly

Psychological + Family

COUNSELING SERVICES

SCHOLARSHIPS

for Jewish education + summer camp

Join us in making the world a better place. Visit www.jewishminneapolis.org and click on “GIVE.”

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EmERGENCy

financial assistance


FederatioNEWS - December 2010