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We help each other. That’s why there’s Federation. See pages 4-5

Inside: Twin Cities Jewish Community Collaboration St. Paul Cardozo Society Legal Clinic Chanukah in Israel

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WINTER 2016 / CHOREF 5777 Page 3

Community Collaboration Recommendations

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We help each other. That’s why there’s Federation.

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St. Paul Legal Aid Clinic Opens

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Steve Brand President

Dear friends, As I am into my first year as president of the Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul, I’m pleased to report that our St. Paul Jewish community remains strong and vibrant. I’m particularly excited about the progress of our 5 Priorities Research and Recommendation Panels. Their comprehensive research is yielding plans which will benefit our community now and in the years ahead.

5 Priorities Update

Page 10 New Harry Kay Leadership Institute Page 11 It’s Your Legacy Page 12 Fischman Scholarship Conference Page 14 Chanukah in Israel Page 16 2016 Annual Campaign Honor Roll

FEDERATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS *Denotes Executive Committee

Recently, the panel tasked with enhancing cooperation between St. Paul and Minneapolis released a report and recommendations which were approved by our Federation Board and also by the Minneapolis Federation Board. The recommendations offer a strategic approach to collaboration in order to develop enhanced cooperation between our two Twin Cities Jewish communities. More details about this panel’s report are found on page 3.


As you know, after 16 years of service to Greater St. Paul, our Executive Director, Eli Skora, will be retiring in June 2017. A search committee chaired by Susan Minsberg, immediate past president, is already working on the task of finding our next executive director.

*Alissa Abelson *Mark Adelman Jay Baldinger *Wendy Baldinger Rabbi Zalman Bendet *Sharon Benmaman Alan Bernick Lisa Bernick *Jon Brod Farber Charles Fodor Barry Glaser Bruce Goldfarb Karen Gordon Mitzi Gramling Jerry M. Helfand Peggy Kipp David Krco Lisa Lane *Nancy Lane Elyse Levine Less Charlie Levine Sarah Levine Michael Levitt Sally Lorberbaum

With the generous support of the members of the Greater St. Paul Jewish community, our Federation continues to fulfill its commitment to help those most in need. Last year, Federation allocated $2.5 million to help our fellow Jews in St. Paul, Israel and in 70 countries worldwide. Those allocations have a tangible impact on people’s lives. This year’s Annual Campaign theme, “We help each other. That’s why there’s Federation,” expresses a fundamental truth of Jewish life – we all are responsible for one another. I’m looking forward to another successful Campaign this year. We have a dynamic 2017 Annual Campaign team led by Mark Adelman (Men’s Campaign Chair) and Marni Tselos (Women’s Philanthropy Chair). They work with a dedicated group of volunteers who give generously of their time to make the Campaign a success. I know that each of us will give generously when a volunteer contacts us. Every pledge makes a difference in someone’s life, and that is why we are here. That’s why there’s Federation.


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* Steve Brand (President) * Rick Linsk (Vice President) * Charlie Nauen (Vice President) * Mary Ann Barrows Wark (Secretary) * Deb Weiss (Treasurer)

Ron Matz *Susan Minsberg Scott Marvy Neil Moses-Zirkes Linda Nides Jeff Oberman *Jon Parritz Jeffrey Perlman Bonnie Resnick Lynne Sanders Michael Saxon Polly Saxon Marsha Schoenkin Yoav Segal Michelle Shaller Steve Shaller Susan Shapiro Sally Silk Loren Taple *Marni Tselos Mark Usem Royee Vlodaver

EX-OFFICIO Rabbi Morris Allen (Beth Jacob Congregation) Rabbi Jeremy Fine (Temple of Aaron) Rabbi Adam Stock Spilker (Mount Zion Temple) Rabbi Asher Zeilingold (Adath Israel)

Connections is a publication of the Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul Julie Swiler, editor Marilyn Ruby, copy editor Contributors: Steve Brand, Jessie Bekker Graphic design: Jennifer Leonardson Cover photo: Ann Silver Thank you to our photo volunteers: Jeffrey Perlman, Sandy Aaron, Alex Tselos and Lexi Foman


St. Paul


A new job, a new start

Five years ago, 41-year-old Melissa lost her job of over 20 years. Understandably, she was devastated by this life change. She sought employment and counseling services from Jewish Family Service of St. Paul (JFS) and was able to explore new job opportunities and get counseling to help with her loss. JFS assisted Melissa in making the decision to explore a new career path and get the education she needed. Now, Melissa has a tech-based career that she loves. However, she has always struggled with relationships and recently returned to counseling to explore what has kept her from developing the interpersonal connections she desires, while learning to take social risks that might allow her to find the relationship for which she yearns.

Finding a home in St. Paul

A meaningful journey

Photo: Jonathan Levine

Moving to a new city always holds challenges, but for those in their late 80s, it can be daunting. Questions about how to get places, where to meet new friends and how to connect with the Jewish community need to be answered. Mr. and Mrs. K recently faced these questions when they moved to St. Paul. They arranged a meeting at the St. Paul JCC to find answers. They were relieved and thrilled to learn that transportation services are available for medical appointments, errands and social activities. They signed up for a theater trip, and Mrs. K. started attending the monthly Women’s Round Table. Together, they attend a Hebrew discussion group. The couple said that without the St. Paul JCC, their move would have been more difficult and lonely.


Early on an April morning, 11 students and their teachers from City Academy, a public charter school on St. Paul’s East Side, flew to Washington D.C., to visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The trip was sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC). The visit was a powerful part of their class on genocide. Teacher Robynne Curlee said, “The majority of our students took their time and soaked in the profoundness of what the museum offers. I almost always have students talk to me about the pile of victims’ shoes – it brings home the humanity in such a striking way. We talk about the cattle cars and what Jews experienced when they were being deported to concentration camps. I don’t know how anything could be quite so visceral an experience.” Each year, the JCRC sponsors a trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum for about 160 teachers, students, law enforcement officers and individuals.

Photo: Lloyd Wolf

FEEDING AND CLOTHING THOSE MOST IN NEED Winters are long and cold in the Former Soviet Union, but Federation partner agency the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is on the ground providing the most vulnerable with boots, coats, blankets, coal and wood. For many in this part of the world, where some of the poorest Jews reside, Jewish Federation support is literally the difference between life and death. The social security they receive from their governments is insufficient, and they often are forced to choose between spending what little money they have on food and medicine, heating or home care - basic human needs that no person should have to go without.

Bringing Jewish art and life to the community

School children enjoy The Chanukah Guest, MJTC’s 2015 holiday production. Photo: Sarah Whiting For the past 22 years, Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC), the nation’s longest-running independent Jewish theater, has been entertaining people of all cultural backgrounds with performances rooted in Jewish content. It offers Jewish theater goers a profound personal connection and illuminates Jewish life for the broader community. MJTC’s annual holiday play is particularly popular with local schools – it’s the only professional production about Chanukah in the area. This year’s play, The Magic Dreidels by local playwright Jenna Zark, ran from Dec. 6 to Dec. 21. Said one first grade teacher from St. Paul Public Schools, “Loved it! Brought material we have discussed into our hearts and lives!” And, from a religious school teacher at Shir Tikvah, “Wonderful production! Great Jewish play during a time that is totally devoted to all things X-mas.”

Jewish life thrives on campus Sophie Stillman, Hillel vice president and Dylan Singer, Hillel president. Photo: Ellen Schmidt On Shabbat, Minnesota Hillel is a home-away-from-home for many students who come from near and far. Hillel fosters a welcoming, warm environment on Shabbat and beyond for students at all points on the religious spectrum to feel Jewishly at home. “Shabbat, for me, is a great way to see my Jewish community on campus come together,” said Dylan Singer, Minnesota Hillel president. “I look forward to each week, and I love watching our campus leaders come into the spotlight as they turn each Shabbat into a unique experience.” Minnesota Hillel rings in Shabbat every Friday with student-led services to fit the diverse beliefs of students and community members. Over the course of the academic year hundreds of Minnesota college students and Twin Cities visitors sit around tables at Minnesota Hillel for delicious, free kosher Shabbat meals. Jessie Bekker

Federation is proud to support the important work of all our beneficiary agencies. Local Agencies Jewish Community Center of the Greater St. Paul Area Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas Jewish Family Service of St. Paul Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest Lubavitch Cheder Day School Minnesota Hillel Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company Nechama, Jewish Response to Disaster Rochester Chaplaincy Talmud Torah of St. Paul OVERSEAS AGENCIES American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Jewish Agency for Israel World ORT


CARDOZO SOCIETY OPENS LEGAL AID CLINIC IN ST. PAUL The Twin Cities Cardozo Society has formed a partnership with Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS) and Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul to open a pro bono legal clinic in St. Paul. Like the existing Cardozo Society Legal Aid Clinic in Minneapolis, this clinic offers St. Paul lawyers the opportunity to provide legal advice to those who cannot afford legal services.

life back.” she said. It took just 30 minutes to accomplish this life-changing outcome.

My client w so happy... as he told me I had just given him his life back .

The clinic is located at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church on the corner of Selby and Grotto, a church and neighborhood with a long history of community engagement.

All Jewish lawyers are encouraged to sign-up for a shift. Contact Jim Stein at 651-338-6365 or The volunteer lawyer does not need to have expertise in any particular areas of law; clinic work is supported by an on-site paralegal from SMRLS. The Twin Cities Cardozo Society, an affinity group of the Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul and the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, is a place for Jewish attorneys, judges and law students to network and serve the community.

Building community alliances “This is an important way for the Jewish community to extend itself in a useful, constructive way to the African American community at a very challenging time,” said Jim Stein, St. Paul Cardozo Legal Clinic coordinator. “The willingness of Jewish lawyers to invest their time and talent right in the heart of the community is a tremendous contribution and a wonderful way to build connections between our communities. The St. Paul Black Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance is aware of this program and is grateful for our assistance to their community.”

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The St. Paul clinic launched on October 27. The walk-in clinic is held on Thursday afternoons and staffed by Cardozo volunteer attorneys who provide legal advice in 30-minute sessions. Federation board member Sally Silk, who helped establish Cardozo’s partnership with the Minneapolis Legal Aid Clinic in 2008 while serving as co-chair of the Cardozo Society’s Public Service Committee, says that the experience can be deeply meaningful for attorneys and critically important for clients.

Helping people in crisis “Many of our Legal Aid clients’ lives are in crisis. They often find themselves in the difficult position of not being treated fairly, perhaps by a landlord or a creditor,” said Silk. “One day I had a gentleman come in to the clinic whose car had been repossessed for no good reason. The incident had completely turned his life upside down. He could not get to work so he lost his job. He could not pay child support. He could not pick up his children at daycare so his ex-wife filed a motion to modify visitation,” she recalled. Silk reviewed his paperwork and called the company. She convinced them to let her client pick up his car. “My client was so happy that he began to cry. He told me I had just given him his



plant the seeds of Jewish Life on campus

HELP JEWISH STUDENTS This year, Federation is asking for a little extra to help Minnesota Hillel reach beyond the University of Minnesota Twin Cities to Jewish students across Minnesota. When you make your 2017 pledge to the Annual Campaign, please also give an additional gift of $25 or more to Federation’s Minnesota Hillel statewide project. Help empower young Jewish leaders to create Jewish community on campuses across the state. Thank you!

2017 annual campaign leadership team Thank you to our 2017 Campaign Volunteers

Photo: Sue Lund

We help each other...that’s why I’m involved in Federation MARNI TSELOS


Women’s Philanthropy Chair

men’s CAMPAIGN Chair

I still think back to a family I visited in Ukraine on a Federation mission. Their tiny apartment was just a kitchen, living room, and bedroom that the parents and their two young girls shared. There was a small bathroom down the hall for everyone on their floor. The girls wanted to show us their bedroom so we went in and sat down to play cards, jacks, and eat candy, all of which we brought for them from the United States. They shared a twin mattress in one corner of the room with thread-bare sheets and worn blankets. The floor was cold and damp. The only warmth in that room was these two girls’ smiles. I’m happy to know that through our partner the JDC, we help this family with groceries, transportation and heat for their home.

My office is on Randolph Avenue and there is a beauty parlor on each side. I often see the St. Paul JCC mobility car dropping people off at the hairdresser and then picking them up. I know elderly and disabled people can also use this transportation service to go to the dentist or the doctor, or run other errands. It’s simple, safe and reliable. I think it’s great that our community offers people a way to stay independent by providing the means for them to go about their daily business when they are no longer able to drive, and I am proud that my Federation pledge helps fund that program.

Sandy Aaron Mark Adelman Amy Alch Wendy Baldinger Betty Baumgarten Stuart Bear Nechama Bendet Sharon Benmaman Alan Bernick Lisa Bernick Marilyn Bloom Steve Brand Avrom Brendzel Sheila Brod Dori Denelle Neil Derechin Sherm Devitt Stacy Dockman Holly Brod Farber Joan Farber Mark Fellman Charles Fodor Deborah Frishberg Tom Frishberg Barry Gersick Robin Getsug Robert Gillman Barry Glaser Bruce Goldfarb Carol Goldstein Edith Goodman Karen Gordon Jerry Helfand Laurie Kamman Jennifer Kaplan Nancy Karasov Barbara Kaster Harold Katz Ira Kipp Nancy Lane Randy Lane Esther Lerman Jimmy Levine Sarah Levine Stephanie Levine Rick Linsk Sally Lorberbaum Don Mains Rhoda Mains

Ron Matz Alan Milavetz Michael Minsberg Susan Minsberg Neil Moses-Zirkes Charlie Nauen Sara Lynn Newberger Linda Nides Rachael Paper Jonathan Parritz Linda Passon-McNally Linda Perry Robert Perry Bonnie Resnick Aron Rolnitzky Betty Rosenstein Marty Rosenstein Barbara Rutzick James Rutzick Lynne Sanders Michael Saxon Polly Saxon Marsha Schoenkin Yoav Segal Michelle Shaller Susan Shapiro Marilyn Smith Diane Smookler Rick Smookler Susan Spiers Harlan Stern Tracy Truesdell Alex Tselos Marni Tselos Mark Usem Mary Ann Barrows Wark J. Peter Wolf We apologize for any names inadvertently omitted or misspelled. Please advise us of any changes for future publications.

Annual Campaign leaders: If you would like to volunteer or donate, contact Dan Lepow, Campaign Director at 651-695-3185 or; or Sharyn Effress Pesses, Women’s Philanthropy Director at 651-695-3186 or










New Harry Kay Leadership Institute participants announced program with different backgrounds and goals— will explore the issues important to the Jewish community now and in the future while gaining the skills necessary to address them.”

Harry Kay Leadership Institute Cohort 9 Erin Baldinger Cassie Benowitz Adrienne Berman Efrem Berman Lauren Brand

What will the Jewish community look like in 2030? 2045? If the Harry Kay Leadership Institute (HKLI) participants have anything to say about it, we should all feel optimistic. HKLI, a program of the Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul and the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, in partnership with the Harry Kay Foundation, gives young adults (ages 30-45) tools to become leaders of the Jewish community. Participants develop leadership skills, gain a deeper understanding of our local and overseas Jewish communities, and learn to effectively address issues and challenges facing us as a Jewish community and as individual Jews.

PREPARING TOMORROW’S LEADERS Forty leaders were selected for HKLI Cohort 9. “We are thrilled about this outstanding group of emerging leaders,” says Lauren Kaplan, Director of the Harry Kay Center for Leadership Excellence. “Together, this high profile class of proven leaders—all of whom are coming to the

The group will meet once a month through

Jason Divine

November 2018, gathering for sessions led by local leaders and international representatives. The first year of the program will provide participants with the framework to use Judaism to guide their leadership, as well as an in-depth look at our local and international Jewish communities.

Adam Fink

Year two will explore topics such as conflict resolution, the difference between power and influence, and effective change management, all through a Jewish lens. The second year of the program will begin with a mission to Budapest and Israel.

Alan Garelick Kim Gelperin Aaron Gelperin Joey Greenberg Shep Harris Lindsay Holden Hope Kalin Jeremy Kalin Grant Kamin Jennifer Kaplan Arielle Kaufman David Krco Ryan Lohr Bruce Manning David Milavetz Nicki Murphy Joel Paper Alina Portnoy Joel Ribnick Tamar Ribnick

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Uri Rosenwald Robyn Schein Ben Schein Abby Schneider Shira Shapiro Rhona Shwaid Sandy Sondell Jason Sondell Zoe Stern John Vegas Melissa Wolchansky Debbie Wolfe Leo Zabezhinsky

Assuring a Jewish tomorrow – today What if it were simple for community members to leave a legacy gift to the community? What if every organization had the tools to ask for these gifts? We believe it would lead to a better future for our Jewish community— for our children, grandchildren, and beyond—so we’re making it happen with It’s Your Legacy.

Twenty-five organizations across the Twin Cities have signed on with It’s Your Legacy, attending trainings and receiving one-onone support from national legacy resources. The program’s collective goal in its first year is to receive 270 letters of intent to leave a legacy. As of publication, we’ve received 91 letters of intent, and here’s what we’ve learned: legacy giving is for everyone, regardless of age and stage of life.

A partnership between the Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul, the Minneapolis Jewish Federation and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s Life & Legacy Program, It’s Your Legacy is a community-wide collaborative effort to infuse legacy into the language and culture of our community and to secure resources for generations to come.

~ Why I’m leaving a legacy ~ HOLLY and jon BROD FARBER Why is it important to you to leave a legacy gift? Leaving legacy gifts to the agencies we love is one way of expressing our gratitude and optimism in the future of our Jewish community and the Jewish people (or Kol Yisrael). When our estate passes to the next generation, we want that moment to be an expression of who we are and what we love and believe in.

Did you find the process simple? It’s Your Legacy is brilliantly designed to be inclusive of multiple agencies. It is very easy to sign a letter of intent and then to file that with our will. The program provides us a chance to express our love, support and gratitude for the many agencies that play a critical role in our lives. We may not have personally used each agency, but we know that each agency plays a critical role in our larger circle, and that our support is important to these agencies.

MITZI GRAMLING Why is it important to you to leave a legacy gift? Because the two Jewish agencies to which I’m leaving legacies – Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul and Jewish Family Service of St. Paul (JFS) – are important to me. I want to provide them with as much support as I can. Federation supports many agencies in our Jewish community that I think are important. As president of JFS Board of Directors, I think it is a community jewel that provides needed services. I want to do my part to confirm that both agencies continue on indefinitely.

Why It’s Your Legacy? It’s important to me to be able to leave my estate to my husband and daughter. It’s Your Legacy gives me the opportunity to provide for the Jewish community in a way that does not conflict with providing for my family.

Did you find the process simple? Once I understood how I could accomplish it, I found it very simple. When I first thought about It’s Your Legacy, I thought I would have to do a codicil to my will, which would be expensive and time consuming. Then I realized I could change the beneficiary on my IRA. It doesn’t have to be the majority of my IRA; it can be a portion. I don’t need a lawyer, it’s something I can do myself. The ease of being able to do this makes it very attractive.


FISCHMAN CONFERENCE WITH DEPUTY MINISTER MICHAEL OREN, FISCHMAN SCHOLARS The Fischman Scholarship Conference, honoring the legacy of St. Paul’s E. David Fischman, took place in Jerusalem Nov. 17-18. The conference brought together Israeli dignitaries including Deputy Minister and Former Ambassador Michael Oren; former U.N. Ambassador Ron Prosor; IDF Lt. General (res.) Benny Gantz and 42 Fischman scholars including Dr. Tal Becker, Principal Deputy Legal Advisor at Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Dr. Yoav Sapir, Israel’s Chief National Public Defender at the Israeli Ministry of Justice; Dr. Karin Carmit Yefet, Professor, University of Haifa Law School; and Lt. Colonel Dr. Eran Shamir-Borer, Head of the International Law Department of the IDF. The E. David Fischman Scholarship Fund, administered by the Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul, provides full tuition to enable Israeli graduate students to attend America’s best universities to obtain doctorates in political science, law, or economics. It was created by E. David Fischman, a Holocaust survivor who lost most of his family - including his wife and only child. Mr. Fischman settled in St. Paul’s Selby-Dale area after the war. He lived a modest life there, belying the substantial fortune he acquired through real estate investments. When Mr. Fischman died in 1995, he left an extraordinary legacy with a resounding impact on the future of Israel. Mr. Fischman stipulated that a conference for scholarship alumni be held every 20 years in Jerusalem. The first conference included Fischman Scholarship alumni, representatives from Israeli civil service and academia, journalists and other dignitaries. It was covered by major Jewish and Israeli press including The Jerusalem Post, The Jewish Telegraphic Agency, The Times of Israel and The Forward. In addition, 16 members of St. Paul’s Jewish community attended the conference. Shamir-Borer, head of Lt. Colonel Dr. Eran pt., IDF International Law De

(L-R): Amir Mokady, Partnership 2Gether Steering Committee member; Jon Brod Farber


General (res.) Benny Gantz, Deputy Fischman Scholarship alumni with Lt. n, and current and past Fischman Ore hael Mic Minister/Fmr. Ambassador Scholarship administrators.

Deputy Minister/Fmr. (L-R): Lt. General (res.) Benny Gantz, elson Mog Dan and n, Ore Ambassador Michael

St. Paul conference attendees and friends: Back row (L-R): William Kronschnable, E. David Fischman Trust attorney; Bill Lerman; Dan Lepow; Ken Granle; Jon Parritz; Fmr. U.N. Ambassador Ron Prosor; Ron Matz; Rabbi Morris Allen; Jonathan Eisenthal; Jon Brod Farber; Sherman Eisenthal. Front row (L-R): Roni Levin, fmr. shlicha; Helen Rossman; Allan Rossman; Judy Sharken Simon; Yiscah Bracha; Susan Minsberg; Elyse Less. Kneeling (L-R): Dan Mogelson; Ris Arbel, fmr. shlicha; Alisa Warshavsky, fmr. shlicha.

(L-R): Fischman Scholarship alumni Gadi Ezra, legal adviser; Eli Novershtern, venture capitalist; and Avi Milikovsky, legal adviser. Gadi Ezra spoke in St. Paul in October.

(L-R): Fmr. Ambassador to the U.N. Ron Prosor and Rabbi Morris Allen. Rabbi Allen gave an inspiring address at the conference about E. David Fischman’s vision and legacy, and the way in which the Scholarship alumni are the living heirs to Mr. Fischman.

(L&R): Bari Elias and St. Paul Partnership 2Gether representatives Ahuva Shachor, Mali Turgeman, Shiri Achiasaf West, Hadar Binya.

At the closing of the first night, the conference featured a celebration with entertainment by Danny Sanderson and Mazzi Cohen.


ONE SMALL LIGHT When I close my eyes and imagine Chanukah in Israel, the first sensation I experience is the smell of “sufganiyot” in the air. From every bakery in the city and every corner of the country, the scent of these delicious treats lingers – the different shapes, colors and sizes are hard to describe without licking my lips!! There are large menorahs lining the streets and on top of most buildings, and there are small ones in the window of most homes. It is indeed a “Festival of Lights,” and for me, it is a time of year when I am full of hope, remembering the fact that “a small pitcher of oil can make a big impact.” It makes me realize that each and every one of us can, in our own special way, make a big difference.

of the woodwork to help out in their own small way. Each of these contributions has helped to make things better. This Chanukah will be different for many families in Israel. While some may have lost their homes and a place to light the menorah, others have opened up their homes to welcome them in. Each and every one of us is a small light, and together we can light up the world. – Eden Kohali, Israeli schlicha

In the past few weeks, there has been a wave of arson attacks in Israel, and we can clearly see how a small match was able to cause a devastating fire and so much damage. But more than this, a lot of good people have come out

HELPING PEOPLE IN NEED DURING THE WINTER HOLIDAYS household items. In addition, families brought gift items to B’yachad bins at participating synagogues and community organizations, donating things like books, toys, toiletries, movie tickets, bedding, winter hats, and scarves and gloves.

B’yachad committee members Rhoda Redleaf and Sandy Aaron with gift bags

For the sixth straight year, B’yachad, Holiday Baskets Together collected items to create gift baskets to distribute to families in need in December. This year, B’yachad helped 125 households have a happier holiday. An initiative of Jewish Family Service of St. Paul (JFS) and BOND, B’yachad is really a community-wide project. Donors “adopted” a current JFS client and shopped specifically around their needs and requests, which included many basic


“I’m so grateful for how generous our community has been. We got an amazing number of donations,” said Margie Solomon, Volunteer Engagement Specialist at JFS, and coordinator of the project. “Not only did people fill up the bins, we even had items delivered to us directly from Amazon, and we received over $2,000 in cash donations that we used to buy gift cards to add to some of the bags.” Volunteers assembled the baskets and they were delivered just before Chanukah.

Volunteer Vlad Lamin and grandchildren pick up baskets to deliver to JFS clients

seen in st. paul [1] Governor Dayton invited Jewish community members to the Governor’s Residence on Sept. 30 as the flags were lowered to half-staff in memory of Shimon Peres, z’’l. (L-R): Ethan Roberts, PJ Pofahl, Rabbi Adam Spilker, Charlie Nauen, Governor Mark Dayton, David Orbuch, Rep. Frank Hornstein, Myra Giesener, Eli Skora, Anthony Sussman and Steve Hunegs. [1] [2] 350 people joined us at our Annual Campaign Gala on Sept. 25 featuring Israeli superstar David Broza. Pictured L-R: David Broza, Maayan Levi Edwards, Dan Mogelson, Vitali Gueron, Neta Eitan Johnson, Eden Kohali, Inbal Shaul, Noa Dangoor and Zach Rosenzweig. Photo: Sue Lund.

[3] (L-R) Keith Johnson, Steve Greenberg, Rabbi Michelle Werner and Rick Linsk at the Gala. Photo: Sue Lund.


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[4] Young Adult Division had a special cocktail hour with David Broza at the Gala. Photo: Sue Lund.

[5] (L-R) Wendy and Steve Baldinger, and Dede and David Smith at the Gala. Photo: Sue Lund.



[6] Nearly 600 people attended the Twin Cities Cardozo Society 17th Annual Dinner on November 2. At the event, Charlie Nauen received the Sidney Barrows Lifetime Commitment Award for his distinction in practice and outstanding service to the Jewish and general communities. [7] Jim Jacobson and Jeffrey Oberman, Twin Cities Cardozo Society Dinner Chairs.



2016 Annual CampaigN Honor Roll Reflects pledges made through November 30, 2016.

$100,000 and up Edelstein Family Foundation • Harry Kay Charitable Foundation •

$50,000 - $99,999 Donald & Rhoda Mains • Mary Ann Barrows Wark & David Wark •

$25,000 - $49,999 Steven & Wendy Baldinger • Herman Birnberga • Howard Gelba • Fred & Karen Gordon • William Lipschultz • Robert & Mary Mersky • Marion Newmana • Annette D. Newmana • Lewis & Annie Paper • Rossy Shaller • Michael Silverman • David & Dede Smith •

$10,000 - $24,999 Carl Birnberg • Tammy Birnberg •

Shirley Bloomfield • Calvina & Beverlya Calmenson Family • Calmenson Annual Campaign Endowment Sherman & Lois Devitt • David Feinberg Ernest I Fink Agency Bruce & Neil Fink & Family • Dean & Marilyn Greenberg • Brian & Sandy Kamin • HS Kaplan Family Fund of Mpls. • Dr. Stanley & Suzanne Leonard • Dr. Jimmy Levine • Stephanie Levine • Michael & Susan Minsberg • Jonathan & Robin Parritz • Marvin Pertzik Foundation • Dr. Kenneth Rosenblum & Ann Simonds • Dr. Paul & Karen Schanfield • Stuart Bear & Marsha Schoenkin Dr. Yoav & Rosalyn Segal Michelle Shaller • Joanne Silverman • Eli & Miriam Skora Diane Smookler •

• Silver Circle

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Howard Stacker • Mark Wilf J. Peter Wolf •

$5,000 - $9,999 Alan & Elisa Bernick • Gary & Susan Bloom • Ron & Phyllis Ettinger • Thomas Gabora Annual Campaign Endowment • Janet Gabor • Drs. Michael & Cynthia Garr • Myra Greenberg • Joan Hymanson • Scott & Sally Johnson • Suzanne Kaplan • Dr. Jeffrey Kohen • Cheryle Kristal Harold & Judith Kuller • Dr. Stephen & Nancy Lane • Allen & Nancy Levine • Robert Loewenstein Joyce Malmona Charles Nauen & Pati Jo Pofahl Louis Newman & Rabbi Amy Eilberg Richard & Joan Newmark •

Jacki Paster • Drs. David Rischall & Flora Soumekh • Steven Rubin • Wendy Rubin • Barbara Rutzick • Mike & Polly Saxon • Sandra Schloff • Jerome & Yetta Simon • Nancy Skadron • Drs. Tom & Teri Skadron Dr. Richard Smookler • Henry & Janice Snyder • Gerald Swarsensky Robert Weinstine • Barbara Winthrop • John Wolf Judy Wolf • Sandy Wolkowicz •

Women’s Philanthropy Pillars Double Chai Lion $36,000 - $49,999 Rhoda Mains Mary Ann Barrows Wark Emerald Lion $25,000 - $35,999 Annette Newmana Sapphire Lion $18,000 – 24,999 Mary Mersky

$2,500 - $4,999 Dr. Neil Arnold • Florence Baera Barbara Braman Steve & Gail Brand • Dr. Richard Brody & Margaret Flynn Stan & Marya Calof • Thomas Edelstein • Freeman Family • Deborah Frishberg • Thomas Frishberg • Burt & Lucille Garr •


Ruby Lion $10,000 – $17,999 Wendy Baldinger Tammy Birnberg Shirley Bloomfield Beverly Calmensona Esther Capp Lois Devitt Karen Gordon Stephanie Levine Marsha Schoenkin Michelle Shaller Rossy Shaller Joanne Silverman Dede Smith Diane Smookler Honey Zelle Eunice Gelb • Loren & Rosie Geller • Dr. Barry Godes • Bruce Goldfarb Minna Heima Jerry Helfand • Gerard & Ingeborga Hirschhorn • Marilyn Horowitz • Elizabeth Johnson Todd Johnson Dr. Lee & Laurie Kamman Phyllis Karasov & Dr. Alan Olstein • Stanley & Delores Karon •

Lion of Judah $5,000 - $9,999 Delores Fink Janet Gabor Jacy Grais Marilyn Greenberg Myra Greenberg Marilyn Horowitz Joan Hymanson Sally Zusman Johnson Sandy Kamin Suzanne Kaplan Suzanne Leonard Joyce Malmona Susan Minsberg Robin Parritz Jacki Paster Dr. Phillip & Mary Kibort • Leroy Kieffer • David Kristal Michael Launer Sharon Lazarus Frank Lerman & Carol Simon Joyce Levitan • Dr. Leonard Levitan • William Marver • Ron & Karen Matz • Leonard Oppenheimer & Lydia Schultz • Dr. Charles & Nancy Reich

Wendy Rubin Barbara Rutzick Polly Saxon Karen Schanfield Sandra Schloff Rosalyn Segal Nancy Skadron Miriam Skora Teri Skadron Barbara Winthrop Judy Wolf Sandy Wolkowicz

Mitchell & Sarah Rubinstein • James Rutzick • Steve Rutzick • Susan Shapiro • Dr. Thomas & Laurie Smith • Mollie Tankenoffa Bernard & Deb Weiss •

$1,000 - $2,499 Edward Abramson • 814 Annual Campaign Endowmenta Arlene Alm •

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Harriet Levy • Naum & Marina Liberman Rick Linsk Dr. David & Betty Sue Lipschultz • Dorothy Lipschultz • Lee Litman • Steven & Ruth Lowenthal Sidney Makieskya Annual Campaign Endowment Robert Marvy • Diane Mast • Joseph Mast • Sarah McGee Lester & Eileen Meltzer Alan Milavetz & Bonnie Resnick • Neil Moses-Zirkes Leslie Novak • Jeffrey Oberman & Kathy Conner Dr. Robert Perry Sharyn Effress Pesses Walter Pistner • Susan Pred Andrew Rapoport • Edward & Anne-Monique Rapoport • Dr. Ellen “Betsy” Rest Drs. Dan Rischall & Karen Blumberg • Aron Rolnitzky • Ronald Rosenbauma Drs. Michael & Sagit Rosenberg Dr. Freeman & Shirley Rosenblum • Randi Roth Robert Rubenstein & Susan Andrews • Sandy Rutzick • Dr. Daniel & Jodi Saltzman Ellen Sampson • David & Fern Sanders • Dr. Laurence Savett • Berthaa & Philipa Schlesinger Annual Campaign Endowment • Dr. Susan Schloff Dr. Laurence Schochet • Steven & Judy Schumeister • Wendy & James Shapiro • Edith Smith • Dr. James Smith • Norman Smith • Miltona & Evelyna Smith Rabbi Adam & Cantor Rachel Stock Spilker Elaine Steinman • Stuart Steinman • Dr. Loren Taple Robert Tilsen • William Tilsner • Alexander & Marni Tselos Mark & Lynn Usem Dr. Zeev Vlodaver • Judy Weinstine • Carol Weisberg • Sanford Weisberg • Dr. Irwin Weisman • Dr. Michael Wexler • Dr. Peter & Madee Wilton

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Mildred Rein • James Robins Ellen Rolnitzky • Irving & Toby Rosenblum • Roanne Rosenblum Betty Rosenstein • Marty Rosenstein • Allan & Helen Rossman • Bernice Rostena Olivia Rothstein • Lynne Sanders Mark & Alison Savin Ethel Schaen • Dr. Leonard Schloff • Earl Schwartz • Bernard Sherman • Dr. Leighton & Dianne Siegel Ethel Smith • Marilyn Smith • Michael Smith • Shelli Smith Judge Richard Spicer • Susan & Mark Spiers Vicki Stern Marilyn Tamsky • Morgan Tamsky • Sandra Tilsen Sharon Farsht Torodor • Jane Trosdahl • Dalia Vlodaver • Michael Waldman Jean Witson Ron Zamansky Marsha Zimmerman

$100 - $499 Julie & Joseph Abelovitz Alvin E. Abrahamson • Bonnie Abrahamson • Mark Adelman • Elaine Adelman • Cino Adelson • Rabbi Esther Adler Betty Agranoff • Amy & Jeffrey Alch Carol & Gordon Altshuler • Mary and William Andler • Dr. Fred Apple • Tracy & Dr. Sam Arnold Marsha Baer-Dennis • Earl Bailey • Karen & Ron Balto Sally Bans • Lois & Walter Baum • Betty Baumgarten • Jane R. Becker • Howard Bell • Sally Applebaum Beloff Rabbi Shlomo & Chavie Bendet • Alyssa & Doug Berg Beryl Berke Stuart & Marilyn Bloom Lois Bloomberg Randall & Susan Blum • Geri Blumenfeld Milton Blumenfeld Dr. Bernard Bomberg Rolla Breitman • Yuriy & Manana Bro Edwin & Beth Brody Barbara Brooks Deborah Brown

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Miles & Aileen Snyder Erica Solomon Anna Spektor Marina Star Hannah Stein Amy Stern Anne Stevens Bethelee Stine Joel Stone • Marcia Stone • Rachel Stover-Haney Rabbi Avi Strausberg & Chana Kupetz Richard Strimling • Leslie Strohm Dr. Matthew & Rayna Sturmer Julie Swiler Deborah Taillon Faina Terk Alex Treitler Alexander & Pauline Tylevich Mira Udodovsky David Unowsky • Carolyn Usem Alla Valdberg Euginia Valdberg Jane Vaynerman Debbie Vertelney Inessa Vigdorovich Sofya Vigdorovich Raisa Vinetskaya Val & Ludmila Vinnik • Victor Vital • Cheryl Waldman Michael & Jennifer Wall Jennifer Wallen Bert & Anna Walter Clara Watchman • Barbara Weil Richard Weinberger Gloria Weinblatt Sandra L. Weislow Anita White Carol Whitman Rabbi Nachman Wilhelm Marguerite Wilson Leah Wing Jenny Winkelman Ralph Wittcoff Marvin Wolf • Tsippi Wray Neil Yarmo Jenna Zark & Pete Budd Mariam Zamansky Terry & Sheila Zats • Anatoly Zatuchny Elena Zilberman

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