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2015/2016 HERE AT HOME,

IN ISRAEL

& AROUND THE WORLD


The Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties is the umbrella organization of the area's Jewish community, bringing together agencies, organizations, and communities to support and fulfill the needs of the Jewish people. The Federation raises funds to coordinate services, and helps support agencies that touch the lives of Jews in Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties, in Israel, and throughout the world.

Through Federation, you touch more Jewish lives than through any other organization. Whether it’s providing much needed social services to the most vulnerable in our tri-county community, offering programming and support to enhance Jewish life, or empowering and ensuring the safety of Jews here, in Israel, and around the world, together we can do good everywhere from anywhere.

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PRESIDENT & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Dear Friends, It is our pleasure to write about the accomplishments of the Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties and our community this year. We are continuing with the new initiatives we began last year and have begun others. Here is some of what makes us proud to be associated with the Federation: The Blank Leadership Development Program graduated its first cohort of Blank Leadership Fellows. The Fellows had the opportunity to learn together about being the best and most effective Jewish leaders they can be for our entire community. They became a very tight-knit group during their week-long mission to Israel, and will be assets to all of us going forward. We are very proud of their accomplishments. The Women’s Philanthropy Division, co-chaired by Alissa Fox and Laura Boretz, took up the cause of disabled veterans in New Jersey and Israel. As usual, the women have raised significant funds to help those who protect us here in the U.S. and in Israel. The Community Relations Council, chaired by Eric Lavitsky, brought former Israeli Ambassador to the United States Danny Ayalon to our community to discuss the relationship between the U.S. and Israel and the world-wide threat of terrorism. The Council also successfully lobbied our State Legislators to pass anti-BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) legislation in New Jersey. During the national debate about the Iran Nuclear Deal we provided opportunities for members of our community to hear from NJ Senator Corey Booker, the U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, Vice President Joe Biden, President Barak Obama and even Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Whether you agree or disagree with the plan, the Federation was committed to making sure everyone had the information necessary in order to decide for themselves. The Jews Around the World Lecture Series was launched by its chair Jeffrey Schiller. Talks on The Jews of Sicily and The Jews of Greece were enlightening and entertaining. The Jews of Ethiopia is in the works for next year. There are many more things coming down the pike for next year as well. The Men’s Division has begun planning its second annual event, the Missions Committee is planning a trip to Israel, Women’s Philanthropy , is considering its next project and the Community Relations Council is planning for its next speaker. We are so pleased to have shared the successes of this past year with all of you, and we look forward to more successes for our community in the year to come. Sincerely,

Steve Lieberman President

Robin Wishnie Executive Director

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IMAGINE TWO JEWISH ADULTS. One of them has been bar miztvahed. The other rarely sets foot in a synagogue. Both of their lives changed forever this year. Through Federation, George and Harriet Blank created the Blank Leadership Development Program to ensure the future and growth of our Jewish community. With the help and guidance of existing leaders and Rabbis, 17 young leaders, all residents of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties, were chosen to undertake this year-long journey. They attended monthly education sessions focusing on topics such as Jewish history, Jewish leadership, the importance of fundraising, tzedakah and social justice, as well as an overview of Israel. As each month went by, the fellow’s bond with each other grew stronger, in turn strengthening our community. But nothing was as powerful as experiencing Israel firsthand, which is what the Fellows did this past February. 2015-16 Annual Report

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They traveled around for a week and saw what an awe-inspiring country Israel is. They saw everything from high-tech industry to an entire village built for disabled members of the community. They learned at every stop how their commitment to Federation makes possible so much of what they saw. Upon their return, the Fellows decided to make their first initiative to raise funds to save the life of a child through an organization called “Save a Child’s Heart”. They provide free heart surgery in Israel to children from all around the world. We look forward to seeing what the Fellows will do next as they also turn their attention to our tri-county community.

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In our local community, we supported the fabric of Jewish life by 

Funding another year of educational programming and bus subsidies for the Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Raritan Valley Community College. Funding PJ Library, a children’s book program for local Jewish families, to teach and engage young families about Jewish values and traditions. Funding and providing our print and online Jewish community newsletter, The Speaker, and frequent e-blasts.

Holding quarterly Business Networking Group events to bringing local business leaders together.

Creating an entirely new lecture series on the History of Jews from Around the World.

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WHAT IF YOU COULD REACH across the world and touch a life? Imagine you’re reaching out from your own kitchen into an empty kitchen of an elderly couple in Ukraine. You’re putting bread on their bare table and vegetables in their empty fridge. Or imagine reaching out a helping hand to a veteran that has fought to make us safe. The Women’s Philanthropy Division of The Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties focused their efforts this year on helping disabled Veterans both in our own community and in Israel through 52 Reasons to Love a Vet and The Zahal Disabled Veterans Fund . The Women’s Philanthropy Division held two major fundraisers during the 2015-2016 calendar year, their annual Imagine event in the fall and a night of theatre in the spring. The events provided a platform for these two wonderful organizations to raise both money for and awareness of our veterans in need.

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Women’s Philanthropy Division Mission Statement The Women's Philanthropy Division of The Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties will endeavor to educate, engage and energize the women of our community so that they may have a positive impact on the lives of Jewish women and children in need locally, in Israel and throughout the world.

We salute the women in our community who through their passion and commitment, donate at the Pomegranate or Lion of Judah level. These women embody the leadership needed to accomplish our mission.

Visit www.jfedshaw.org/women to learn more and to get involved!

Alissa Fox

Laura Boretz

Women’s Philanthropy Co-Chair

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Other ways in which JFedSHAW Restores Hope: 

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Funding a wide range of programs at Jewish Family Service of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties. Assisting individuals with information and referral for health and human services. Supporting the efforts of Jewish Family Service to continue the Hebrew Free Loan Program (interest-free loans for specific purposes) Supporting the European Jewish community which is displaced for the first time since WWII Providing security for Ukrainian synagogues Delivering emergency aid to 7,000 Jews in conflict zones such as food, medicine, housing, trauma support, etc. Facilitating the process for tens of thousands of Ukrainian and French Families to make Aliyah to Israel.

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EXPAND YOUR VISION FURTHER. See yourself as an ally, standing shoulder to shoulder with Jews everywhere. You’re offering support in places where—even a decade ago—none of us thought it would ever be needed. You’re in Europe, where after feeling secure for three generations, Jews are experiencing attacks on schools and businesses. You’re on North American college campuses—places where young people are meant to discover themselves. But today, if a student is Jewish, all too often what they’re discovering is a hostile environment . You’re preparing them to stand up against hatred and bigotry. So they know what to do if they encounter a slur about wearing a kippah, or find a swastika on the wall of a Jewish sorority, or encounter an anti-Israel discussion in the classroom. You’re in France & Denmark, England & the former Soviet Union. Through Federation, you are anywhere & everywhere in the world where Jewish communities are in need of support, protection & solidarity.

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Here are some of the ways JFedSHAW shows solidarity: 

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JFedSHAW ensures that Jewish needs in our local community are met by organizing our largest community outreach of the year, Super Sunday, raising thousands of dollars and bringing together community members from across our tri-county area for a day of tzedakah and tikkun olam. Continuing for a 10th successful cycle our dollar-for-dollar community challenge grant for new and increased gifts, Kehilat Achat. Community Relations Committee brought several great events to the community.  Crossing the Line – event detailing the rise of subtle and not so subtle anti-Semitism on North American campuses, disguised as a critique of Israel. That taught our college age students how to handle these situations on campus.  Ambassador Danny Ayalon gave us an insider’s perspective on Israel’s foreign policy (pictured above) We stand with Rutgers Hillel in combating anti-Semitism at Rutgers and promoting a positive image of Israel on campus Overall support of partner groups that work on our behalf in and around the world.  World Ort – provides educational services to underserved communities worldwide Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties


Ambassador Danny Ayalon Addressing the Community 

Secure Community Network – Federation non-profit exclusively dedicated to security concerns of Jewish communities around the world Jewish Agency for Israel – Facilitates Aliyah to Israel from across the world and facilitates integration of immigrants into Israeli society American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee—Worlds’ leading humanitarian organization for Jews and others in need. Serves the disadvantaged, the poor, and those affected by natural disasters and wars.

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Community Relations Council (CRC) is

the Israel Advocacy and Public Affairs committee of the Jewish Federation. It brings Israel programing to our community that covers a variety of topics from speakers on Israeli politics, culture and society, to anti-Semitism and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement on campuses around the country. It also does advocacy work with our State Government as well as the Federal Government on issues of relations with Israel as well as housing for the elderly, or food programs for the poor, among other issues of import to the Jewish community.

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by2015 the numbers Numbers Where your Money goes...

Programs we support

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PARTNER AGENCIES INSTITUTE FOR HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE STUDIES AT RARITAN VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE 908-526-1200 JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF SOMERSET, HUNTERDON & WARREN COUNTIES (908) 725-7799 www.jewishfamilysvc.org JEWISH NATIONAL FUND (888) JNF-0099 www.jnf.org RUTGERS HILLEL (732) 545-2407 www.rutgershillel.org THE MARTIN AND EDITH STEIN HOSPICE (888)313-0369 THE SHIMON & SARA BIRNBAUM JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER (908) 725-6994 www.ssbjcc.org 52 REASONS TO LOVE A VET www.52reasonstoloveavet.org

SYNAGOGUES CHABAD CENTER FOR JEWISH LIFE (908) 874-0444 chabad@myjewishcenter.org CHABAD OF HUNTERDON COUNTY (908) 238-9002 www.jewishhunterdon.com

& UNION COUNTIES (908) 604-8844 www.chabadcentral.org

TEMPLE SHOLOM OF BRIDGEWATER (908) 722-1339 www.temple-sholom.net

CONGREGATION B'NAI ISRAEL OF BASKING RIDGE (908) 204-1412 www.cbibr.org

OVERSEAS PARTNERS

THE AMERICAN JEWISH JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE CONGREGATION KEHILAT SHALOM OF www.jdc.org BELLE MEAD THE ZAHAL DISABLED VETERANS (908) 359-0420 ORGANIZATION www.kehilatshalomnj.org www.zdvo.org CONGREGATION KNESSETH ISRAEL OF JEWISH AGENCY FOR ISRAEL BOUND BROOK www.jewishagency.org (732) 469-0934 www.ckibbnj.org WORLD ORT FLEMINGTON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER (908) 782-6410 www.flemingtonjcc.org TEMPLE BETH EL OF HILLSBOROUGH (908) 722-0674 www.ourbethel.org TEMPLE BETH EL OF SOMERSET (732) 873-2325 www.templebethelsomerset.org TEMPLE HAR SHALOM OF WARREN (732) 356-8777 www.templeharshalom.org TEMPLE OR CHADASH OF FLEMINGTON (908) 806-2122 www.orchadash-nj.org

www.ort.org

SAVE A CHILD’S HEART www.saveachildsheart.com

CORPORATE SPONSORS PNC WEALTH MANAGEMENT OF BRIDGEWATER (908) 428-8920 MICHAEL SAUL OF MERRILL LYNCH (973) 912-3057 michael_s_saul@ml.com GRAY’S FLORIST (908) 218-9600 www.graysflorist.com

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Thank you to our 2015 Annual Campaign Donors! Prime Minister's Council $50,000 + Arthur & Elizabeth Roswell

King David Society $25,000—$49,999 George & Harriet Blank

King Solomon Circle $10,000—$24,999 Kal & Janet Barson Mark & Marsha Chazin

Steven & Susan Darien James & Alissa Fox

Steven & Suzanne Kalafer The Kamine Family Foundation Doron & Sherry Steger

Joshua Circle $5,000—$9,999 Pam Goldman Alan Salz & Linda Hsueh Salz The Linda Hsueh/Alan Salz Family Fund

Eric & Jill Lavitsky Jonathan & Pamela Nemeth Steven & Edie Sitrin

Sitrin Family Fund of the Community Foundation of New Jersey Robin Wishnie

Pacesetter $2,500—$4,999 Richard & Alice Agrin Alan & Elaine Dunst Arthur & Debby Feldman Steven & Elizabeth Fuerst Seth & Amy Geldzahler Lawrence & Adelaide Kluger

Sandra & Harold Krawitz Arthur & Nancy Lee Steven & Irene Lieberman David & Marsha Panzer David & Evelyn Rauch Michael & Christine Saul

Donald Schneider & Ellen Schorr Dan & Edna Shanok Lillian Swickle Gerald Weissman & Judy Winston Alan & Paula Zevin

Ben Gurion Society $1,000—$2,499 Anonymous Anita Berg David & Bonnie Bernstein Barbara & Jules Blake z”l

Miriam & Stanley Bloom Robert & Laura Boretz Irving & Jane Brown Judith Cohn

Steven & Jackie Faigenbaum Harvey & Margit Feldman Richard & Elaine Goldsmith Helen Goldson continued on next page

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Ben Gurion Society $1,000—$2,499 Milton & Claire Gottlieb Alex & Sheryl Gruber Debra Harrison & Mark Muller Linda Jerrow Joshua & Rachel Kalafer Allen & Salena Kern Leonard & Dori Knauer Nelson & Beverly Kornstein Jay & Patricia Lavroff Mark & Ronni Lederman Phyllis Lerner & Evan Jaffe z�l Robert & Shirley Levy

Alex & Deborah Marcus Leonard & Doris Moshinsky Jessica & Robert Nacheman Stephen & Wendy Offen Michael & Vicki Pressman Alan Rubin Richard & Shelley Rosenblum Steven & Alison Saperstein Robert & Carrie Saul Steven Schneider & Nancy UllmannSchneider Stephen & Elaine Shapiro

Richard & Monica Skydell Jonathan & Marjorie Slass Robert & Frances Taber Edward & Anita Tolman Robert & Leslie Weinman Andrew & Lilia Weiss Harry & Kristina Wise Diane Wolf Eric & Mona Yorke Lawrence & Stacy Zeller Jerome & Suzi Zweig

Leader $500-$999 Anonymous James & Linda Arvesen Jeffrey Bachrach & Karen Cohen Robert & Carol Bender Michael Bloomstein David Bunevich & Lisa Nierenberg Michael & Miriam Carson David & Elizabeth Cohen Robert & Hayley Cohen Evelyn Cornick Lloyd & Sally Davis Richard & Cheryl Fialkoff Joel & Amy Fischer Robert & Michelle Frankel Stuart & Linda Friedman Robert Glass & Corinne Smith Rabbi Arnold & Sarah Gluck Robert & Elli Gold

Joseph & Nancy Gorrell Sharon & Sidney Granetz Stephen & Kathy Harris Rabbi Mendy & Malka Herson Gregory & Julie Hirsch Rabbi Ronald & Leora Isaacs Barbara & Russel Johnston Steven & Beth Jurista Hildegard Katz Jeffrey & Jennifer Kluger Rabbi Ellen Lewis Joseph & Nanette Mantell Bruce & Anita Miller Alan & Sheila Mytelka Jack & Joyce Nahama Kurt & Barbara Nathan Jack & Martha Needleman David & Gayle Neibart

Richard & Barbara Norris Scott Rappoport & Betina GoldbergRappoport Dennis & Anita Rodkin Leon & Irna Rosenberg Phyllis Schneider Stephen & Diane Schneider Warren & Esther Schwarz Rabbi Dan & Karen Selsberg Lloyd Silverman Goldie Taub Scott & Ellen Teller Andrew & Dara Tupler James & Linda Wooldridge Denise & Walter Yosafat Alan & Marian Zeldin

Friend $1-$499 Anonymous Randy & Janet Aaronson Robert & Irma Abrams Larry & Beatrice Abrams Libby Abramson Audrey Adler Barry & Abby Ages Carol Ahlert Sandra Allen Edward Alterman Mort & Marilyn Altman Ronald & Barbara Altman Josh & Esther Anav Mark & Cindy Andrews Harold Arlen Michael Arons

Brian & Dale Atherton Jerrold & Linda Atlas Robert Aufseeser David & Barbara August Timothy & Irene Ayers Gary & Ellen Bailin Edgar Baker & Simona Rivkin Arnold & Shirley Bakofsky Roland & Ester Bakonyi Judith Bar-Din Robert & Galia Barlow Neil & Gale Barnett Mark & Elaine Barnett Pamela Barr Anita Barry Barry & Deborah Bass

George & Claudia Bateman Robert & Ellen Baxter Joseph & Roslyn Becker Bryan & Lisa Bendavid Jeffrey & Sharon Bender J & Bonnie Berger Kathy Berger Myron & Helaine Bergman Randy & Andrea Berkow Jerry & Annette Berkowitz Daniel & Karen Bernstein Alyssa Bernstein Keith & Stephanie Bernstein Jean Bernstein Kenneth & Nancy Bisignano Stephen & Joanne Bernstein

Howard & Arlene Beroff Ken & Sharon Berry Raphael & Rachel Bilia Gerald & Catherine Binder Thomas & Laura Bisagni Luba Blake Ken & Nancy Blankstein Gary & Antoinette Blaustein Charles & Gari Bloom Sandy & Tabitha Bloom David & Debra Blumberg Jodi Bogen & Richard Rosenblum Shirlee Bolstein Lewis & Bonnie Borinsky Beth Borrus Martin & Lois Borsky continued on next page

We have tried to honor all listing requests to the best of our ability. If we have made an error, please accept our sincere apology & call us at 908-725-6994 so we can make the correction prior to the next time we publish the donor roll.

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Friend continued... $1-$499 Nicholas & Marcy Braco Ed & Karen Bradley Ricky Braff & Donna Levinston Braff A. Brett & Gail Bragin Arthur Bransdorfer & Rita Ben-Or Robert & Janet Braun Gil & Marci Braunstein Steven & Shari Brecher David & Melissa Bressler Gary & Jodi Brodsky Jeffrey & Carrie Brookner Kenneth & Sharon Brooks Michael & Elizabeth Broos Titus & Deborah Brown Robert & Rhonda Brown Carol & Sidney Brown Brian & Michelle Brown Levi Brown & Topaz Weinglass Judith Bruckman Gerard & Julie Bu Peter & Elaine Buchsbaum Kenneth & Janet Burns Ronald & Diane Burstein Bryan & Susan Butensky Theodore & Marcy Byer Jose Carbone Rochelle Castillono Mitchell & Judy Cayen Keith & Caren Bateman Jeff Charney Brian & Laurence Cige Mitchell & Barbara Clarin Dane Cochran & Meryl Bisberg Howard & Beth Cohen Richard & Dale Cohen Richard & Dorothy Cohen Robert & Betty Cohen Joshua & Hadas Cohen Henry Cohen & Nancy Friedman-Cohen Joel Cohen Beverly Cohen Michael Cohen Philip & Sheryl Cohen Joseph & Henriette Cohen Michelle F. Conkin William & Ann Beth Constad Louis & Elizabeth Cooperhouse Edward z”l & Emilie Coopersmith Peter & Faith Cornick Gregory & Suzanne Corsan Richard & Ruth Corson Gary & Allyson Crystal David Crystal Howard & Claire Curzman Irving Cyzner Fred & Vivian Daniel Jack & Marian Daniels Leona Davidson Herb Derewitz Jacob & Susan Deutsch Eric & Janice Ditkowsky Frank & Janet Dondershine Antje & William Doyle z”l Gary & Rachel Drascher Marilyn & Melvin Dvoor Lisa Eber Lawrence Eber Robert Eckardt & Jane Shapiro Echardt Vincent & Lori Egan Joseph & Gail Eiseman Fred Eisinger Vadim & Yelena Elkin Geoffrey & Susan Engelstein Alan & Cynthia Epstein Arnold & Lily Epstein Joseph & Sheryl Epstein

Sandra Epstein Craig Erkkila & Ruby Halper-Erkkila Carl & Kelley Evens Marsha Fahrer Daniel & Jayme Fahrer Lisa Falcon Anthony & Miriam Falcone Rabbi Susan Falk Sheila Farber Drew & Deborah Farber Alan & Elaine Fass Marc Feinberg Adena & Geoff Feinstein Mitchell & Karen Feuer Alan & Helene Fine Andrew & Nancy Finkelstein Seth Fischer & Nancy Leonard-Fischer Eddy & Nancy Fischgrund Lewis & Susan Fischman Seymour & Pauline Fishkin Deborah Flato Jack & Nomi Forman Frances Forman Rabbi Joseph Forman Heidi Fox Ronald & Doreen Frank Richard & Sarah Frank Iris & Michael Freedman Daniel & Jacquelyn Freedman David & Rhonda Freedman Seth & Jessica Freund Laura & Brett Friedman Lawrence Friedman Marc & Sara Friedman Martin & Beth Friedman Herbert & Marjorie Friend Carl & Robin Fuchs Sheila Gabaeff Michael & Ruth Gallina Perry & Julie Gandelman Erwin & Sandra Ganz Stephen & Allison Garber Rabbi Eli Garfinkel & Naomi Lasky Gary & Debbie Gartenberg Allen & Carol Gendler Thomas & Laurie Georgianna Lester & Barbara Gerson Arthur & Gloria Gertzman Susan Giardina Howard & Rochelle Gilbert Steven & Heidi Ginsberg Christopher Gkahopoylos Clifford & Jill Gladstone Harold & Phyllis Glantz Barry & Michelle Glassman Susan Glazer Daniel & Marguerite Glicklich Mandel & Linda Glincman Kevin & Susan Goebeler John & Florence Goemaat Ruth Gold Judy Gold David Goldberg & Cynthia Scott Linda Goldberg Deborah Goldberg Paul & Debbie Golden Felice Gold-Kappler Michael & Eleanor Goldman David & Carolyn Goldman Helene & Mark Goldmann Richard & Sheila Goldrosen Neil & Melissa Goldrosen Eliot & Stephanie Goldstein Andrea Goldstein-Byne & Scott Byne Richard Goodman & Stacey Gould Margaret Goodzeit & Daniel Flynn

Kenneth & Susan Gooen Mara Gordon David & Carrie Goteiner Paula Gottlieb Alice Grebanier Richard & Amy Greenbaum Robert & June Greenbaum Norman & Helen Greenberg Phyllis Greenberg Ira & Susan Greenstein Jeffrey Gropper Laurence & Judith Gross Bryan & Florence Grossman Martin & Susan Grossman Robert & Janice Grossman Barry & Randy Grundleger Larry & Amy Grynberg Alexander & Inna Gurary Lynn & Adam Gurien Lloyd & Judy Haas Judy & Ted Haftel z”l Edward & Laurie Halper Allan & Linda Halperin Gerald & Susan Halpern Morris & Janet Halpern Harriet Hamburger Steven & Joan Handel Martin & Charlee Harris Jeffrey & Nancy Hatoff Josh Hatoff Benjamin Hatoff Marsha Hedrick Judith Heffron Sandy Heimberg Beverly Heller Peter & Deborah Hercky David & Debbie Herman Edythe Herson Eric & Lori Herz Edith Heyman Allan & Sheenagh Hirsch Sidney & Roberta Hochman Arnold & Judith Hoffman Thomas Holcombe & Meryl Schwartz Holcombe Max & Miriam Hollander Keith & Michelle Holler Jeffrey & Anne Holtz Roy & Helene Horowitz Adam & Wendy Horowitz Todd Horowitz & Carol Levine Bruce Horowitz Brian Horowitz Michele & Steven Huresky Elizabeth Hutcheon Alan & Deborah Hylton Harvey & Beverly Jacobs Guy Jacobson & Wen-Ling Hsu Joshua & Joyce Jacobson David & Carole Jacobson Michael Jacowsky & Donna Mostel Benjamin Jampel & Katelynn Karas Stewart Jaslove David & Gisele Joachim Frank & Carol Jones Rhonda Jordon Robert & Estelle Julian Reuben & Judith Kagan Bruce & Susan Kamich Alan & Jackie Kandel KennethKaplan & Maria Medrano-Kaplan Doris & Herbert Kaplan z”l Richard & Phyllis Kaplan Daniel & Annette Kaplansky Joseph & Felice Kappler Marcia Karrow Andrew & Leslie Kass

Mark & Mirjan Kator Barry & Carol Katz Joyce Katz Diane Katzenstein Esther Kaufman Michael & Sari Kawas Michael & Andrea Keats Jeffrey & Caryn Kenin David & Loretta Kerstein Alexander & Margarita Ketselman Kalman Ketzlach & Regina Sherman Alan & Robin Kimmelman Jay & Lorie Kingley Oliver & Michelle Kirmser Alan & Lynn Kirshner Stephen & Barbara Klausner Robert & Amy Klausner Michael & Janet Klein Joel & Nadeanne Kleinman Howard & Janet Kliger Mark & Donna Koenig Eduard & Sima Rosina Hal & Susan Kohn Harlene Komaiko & Ramon Melgar Douglas & Caryn Kopp Rita & Marvin Koral z”l Jonathan & Stephanie Koren Brian & Debbie Rosenthal Rabbi Eli & Rachel Kornfeld Marlene & Marc Kraditor z”l Gary & Heide Krakauer Jonathan Kramer Rabbi Jack Kramer Sandra Kramer Douglas & Beth Krampel Mark & Susan Krane Elaine Krantz Mark & Marsha Krawitz Alan Krieger & Laurie Vogel Pavel & Marina Krigeris Howard & Roberta Krinick Edward & Susan Krisiloff David Kritz & Randi Schweriner Robert Kuchinsky & Janis Beaver Henry Kuhl Leonard & Renee Kuker Steven & Jane Kunzman Stuart Kurtz Beverly Kuznetzoff Deborah Lampf & Michael Kalison Deborah Landau Beverly Landstrom Ruth & Stanley Lapidow z”l Arnold & Evelyn Lasky James & Beth Lavranchuk Eric & Amy Lazar David & Wanda Lazarus Mark & Penny Lebenthal Jill Lebowitz Rita & Stanley Lefkow Richard Lehrhoff & Barbara Scharf Lehrhoff Josh Leibner Christine & Howard Lemberg Michael & Ellen Lennick Deanna Lerner Steven & Elissa Lerner Lisa Sue Lerner Frank Leshik & Marla Schoor Andrew Lesser & Judith Hersh Harold & Rochelle Levin Stephen & Elaine Levine Michael & Linda Levine David & Shulamit Leviner Daniel Levinson Bruce & Roxanne Levinston Natanya & Jason Levitz

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Stephane & Anne Levy Phillip & Rita Levy Joseph & Harriet Levy Walter Levy & Marjorie Davidson Philip & Halina Lewis Mark & Dawn Lewis Robin & David Lewy Jim & Mary Clare Lewy Elizabeth Lewy Scott & Rachel Liebman Stephen & Susan Liebowitz Victor & Anna Lifton Jack & Susan Lintner Susana Lippman Herbert & Susan Lipschutz Ruth Loeb Natalie London Marian London Vladimir & Ludmilla Loyevsky Gregg & Natalie Lubinsky Deborah & Warren Lubliner Jacob & Nora Luftman Jonathan Lurie Robert & Denise Lustig Kevin & Zoe Maczuga David & Michelle Madavoy Paul & Yvonne Magala Bruce & Hillary Magath Edward & Marsha Malberg Howard & Cindy Mangel Frank & Rosalie Mannella Marvin & Myra Marantz Peppy Margolis Alan & Sharon Margulies Steven Margulis & Lori Epstein Susan Marks Daniel & Esta Marx Bernard & Judi Marx Alvin & Barbara Matava Vincent & Sharon Mattei John & Helen Mattson Bruce & Sara Maurer Ann Maxham Paul & Judy May Mark & Amy McBride Robert & Sarah McClanahan Martin McInerney & Debbie Grill-McInerney Edward & Rosemary Mehrlust Ken & Jayne Meiselman Sheldon & Barbara Melcer Stanley Mendelson Thelma Mendelson Edmond & Gail Meyers Ares & Valerie Miliotis Richard & Bev Miller Leonard & Elaine Miller Leigh & Shari Miller Douglas & Phyllis Miller Joyce & Allen Miller Emanuel Millman Evelyn Morris Leon & Diane Morrison David Moscowitz Bruce Moskovitz Paul & Joyce Moskowitz Alan & Eleanor Moskowitz Kevin & Susan Moss David & Katherine Moutner Marilyn Muzikar Alan & Rose Nacht z”l Alan & Iris Naroden Ira & Judith Neaman Richard Nebb Bennett Nebel Gary & Cheryl Needell Lee & Elaine Nestel Kenneth & Allison Neuman David & Elizabeth Newman Bruce & Flo Newrock

Elaine & Joseph Nicastro z”l Howard & Anneliese Nifoussi Shelley Nord Fred & Phoebe Nover Joseph Novick Donald & Marla Novy Joel & Roberta Oberman Stephen Ocken & Susan Lopato-Ocken Leonard Oppenheimer & Ruth Zelig Ronald & Mary Ellen Ort Ernest & Leslie Osei-tutu Lawrence & Robin Osman Sara & Donald Pantel Kenneth & Susan Pearl Robert & Sylvia Perkel Jonathan & Bette Perlman Alfonso & Susan Perri Gregory & Yelena Piatigorsky Eric & Cari Plotkin Morris & Marilyn Plotkin Bruce & Margo Pokras Maria Policastro Reverend Ron Pollock Elise Pozensky-Cohen Lore Prag Robert & Elise Prezant David & Orly Ra'anan Paul & Nancy Rabinowitz Beverly Rabinowitz Annette Radick Norman & Beth Rakin Harry & Laurie Rapkin Eden Rauch & Howard Fine Renee Raymar Austin Rednor & Sharon Pavelich-Rednor Daryl & Edward Regazzini Morton & Zizi Reinhart Steven & Wendi Resnick Sylvia Reuben Mark Reynolds & Grace Samoil-Reynolds David & Marilyn Robinson Dina Robinson Stephen & Joan Rogow Philip & Rhoda Roscher Howard & Janet Rose Milton & Joan Rosen Elliot Rosen Marc & Harlene Rosenberg Richard & Sheryl Rosenberg David & Aviva Rosenberg Barry & Karen Rosenfeld Daniel & Olive Rosenfield Maurice Rosenstraus & Paula Selkow Mark & Linda Roskein Shirley Ross Alan & Debra Rothbard David & Ilene Rothschild Seth & Amy Rubin Kenneth & Amy Rubin Stephen & Susan Rubin Stanley & Joan Ruchelman Harold & Seldi Ruchlin Stuart & Edith Rugg Tim & Abby Rutka Nela Rybowicz Rabbi Mo Salth & Hilary Hotchkiss Robert & Celia Salzman David Sandler & Pat Ward Jack & Esta-Ann Schapiro Alice Schenker Eugene & Janet Schenkman Annati Schenkman Mark & Lisa Scherzer Jeffrey Schiller Jeffrey & Linda Schloss Wayne & Rachel Schmied Stuart & Wendy Schnall Ron & Susan Schneiderman Jeffrey & Janice Schwalb

Jeff & Stacy Schwartz Arthur & Susan Schwartz Vicki Schwartz Howard & Marilyn Schwartz Harriet & Milton Schwartz z”l Eric & Ellen Schwartz Lawrence & Karen Schwartz Marc & Ellyn Schweig Paul & Dena Scibilia Martin & Joan Seigel Robert & Kathleen Seltzer Gary Selzer & Margaret Targove Frederick Shanok Calvin & Norma Shapiro Joel & Melanie Shapiro Yitzhak & Sandy Sharon Harold & Rita Sheinaus Andrew & Alison Shelofsky Jack & Joan Shenker Debra & Stephen Sherman Leonard & Roslyn Sherman Rozalyn Sherman Gary & Jill Shiman Gerald & Marcia Shubitz Leon Shulman Martin & Karen Siegal Richard & Ruth Siegel Richard & Judith Siegel Sharon Sietz Thomas & Ronna Silagi Jeremy Silberman & Alisa Grossman Maurice & Ruth Silverman z”l Spencer& Shelly Silvers Jeffrey & Lisa Silvershein Irwin & Marsha Silverstein Robert Simonofsky & Edith Shansky z”l Dov & Sandy Simons Eric Sirota & Cara London Leonard & Rebecca Siskin Kenneth & Sharon Skowronek Raymond & Isabel Slavin Howard & Marian Slepian Steven & Pamela Sloan Ronald & Rana Slosberg Constance Smith Martin & Shelly Sobel Norman & Barbara Sobin Louis & Caryn Speizer Susan Spielvogel Max & Jaclyn Spinner Martin & Laurel Stahl Jerold Starr Seth & Ellen Stein Brian & Ann Steiner Sheldon & Ellen Stept Philip & Evelyn Stern Kenneth & Elaine Stern Victor Stollar & Edna Kamis-Gould Roni Stolpen Daniel & Jill Stolz Charles & Edna Stone Martin & Esther Strassman Joe Strauss Barry & Kate Sugarman Yury & Kira Tabachnik Murray & Sheila Tart Pamela & Stuart Teitelbaum The Robert G. and Ellen S. Gutenstein Family Foundation Inc Henry & Nancy & Tillman Jay & Donna Tischfield Leo & Evelyn Topper Sheri Topper Nathan Treinish David Tucker Jeanne Tudor Eric Turiansky Arnold Turovsky & Vera Polonskaya Edward & Julie Tyles

Marc & Sheri Urowsky Bruce Van Arsdale Jane Verloop Lynn Vitale Paul Vogel Marcia Vogel Salomon & Diana Vulih Israel & Gale Wachs Ellen & David Wadyka Sam & Angela Wajner Naomi Waksberg Joan & Stanley Waldman Harvey & Esther Wallach Henry & Suzanne Wallfesh Joshua & Jessica Wang Martin & Allison Warzala Neil & Susan Wasser Eric & Jane Wasserman Jeffrey & Iris Wasserstein Janet Wechsler Rene & Elinor Weidenfeld Paul & Andrea Weinberg Joseph & Debra Weiner Betsy Weinerman Vered & Dan Weinglass Joseph Weinstein & Karen Kasnetz Ann Weinstein Stanley Weinstein & IIene Beckerman-Weinstein Edward & Roseann Weinstein Daniel & Eleene Gallagher Alan & Lisa Weinstock Donna Weintraub Allan & Helaine Weisberg Alan & Barbara Weisblatt Joel & Joan Weisblatt Nathan Weisman Carol & Marvin Weiss Jonathan & Jodi Weitz Weitz Tzedakah Fund of the Community Foundation of NJ Sally Wenger Arthur Wetstein & Catherine O'Shea Lewin & Ronnie Weyl John Williams & Sarah Young Craig & Eleanore Wilson Martin & Diana Wimmer Stan & Pat Winkler Edward & Sharon Winnick Marilynne Winters Joseph & Diane Wions Lawrence & Andrea Wissner Alan & Gail Wohl Bernice Woldman Kim Wolensky Steven & Barbara Wolf Bruce & Marlane Wolf William & Barbara Wolfson Anita Wolfson Marc & Stacy Wolin Brian Wood & Susan Willet Doug & Robyn Wright Michael Yosevitz Neil & Debbie Youngerman Doralu Yurkovitch Stuart & Paula Yusem Bruce & Betsy Zalaznick Sheryl Zeger Melvin & Irma Zeller Jeffrey & Diane Zeller Richard Zimmer & Marfy Goodspeed Michael & Ilisa Zollenberg Donna Zubek & James Towson Bennett & Shirley Zwanger Eric & Naomi Zwerling Stanley & Louise Zweibel Emanuel & Caren Zycband

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LEADERSHIP

Board of Directors Elaine Dunst, Immediate Past President

Continuing President And Past Presidents

Michael Saul, Vice President

Steve Lieberman, President

Eric Lavitsky, Secretary

Elaine Dunst, Immediate Past President

Gerald Weissman, Treasurer

Edward Tolman, Past President

Alissa Fox

Kalman Barson, Past President

Eric Lavitsky

Mark Chazin, Past President

Pamela Nemeth

Leonard Knauer, Past President

Evelyn Rauch

George Blank, Past President

Michael Saul

Arthur Roswell, Past President

Steve Lieberman, President

Sandra Krawitz

Special thanks to our Board Member Gerald Weissman who is retiring after 13 years of Federation service.

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Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties


Committee Chairs Business Networking Group Kenneth Kaplan Michael Lehner

Campaign Cabinet Michael Saul

Community Relations Council Eric Lavitsky

Historical Speaker Series Jeffrey Schiller

Men’s Group Josh Wang

Women’s Philanthropy Laura Boretz Alissa Fox

Staff Robin Wishnie, Executive Director Daniel Fahrer, Campaign Manager Topaz Weinglass, Program Coordinator Kim Lazarus, Development Coordinator Susan Giardina, Financial Services Manager

Want to get involved? Contact us at info@jfedshaw.org!

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Israel Mission Trip

October 29 - November 7, 2016 Visit jfedshaw.org/Israel2016 For details!

A community wide adult mission to Israel with access to people & places only available through Federation. Mission Chairs Laura Boretz & Eric Yorke


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