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T GETHER 2017-2018 Annual Report


We are proud to report that your Federation received high levels of recognition GuideStar and Charity Navigator.

Our Mission 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.

Our Governance The Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties has earned the GuideStar Gold Level Seal of Transparency. GuideStar is the leading source of nonprofit information.

A 15 - member Board of Directors governs our Federation. Elected each year at our Annual Meeting, these volunteers include many of our most activesupporters and leaders in our community.

Beyond Fundraising Although our main mission is to raise funds through the mechanism of many different appeals throughout the year, we use education, community building and special programs to help transform lives. Together, we make a difference.

The Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties has received a Three Star Rating on Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is the nation’s largest and most – utilized evaluator for Charites.


The Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties

MESSAGE TO THE COMMUNITY Dear Friends, 2017 – 2018 has been a very busy year for the Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties. We try very hard to be as nimble and responsive to the needs of our Jewish community and the world-wide Jewish community as we possibly can. We do this by listening to our partners including Jewish Family Service, the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center and our area synagogues under the leadership of their Rabbis and Presidents. We also seek input from our donors and those who are affected by our work around the world. We want your gifts to Federation to be as impactful and meaningful as possible. In response to the needs expressed to us we increased our funding for programing for the special needs population, youth at risk and security for Jewish institutions. We continue to provide scholarships for first-time campers to attend Jewish overnight camp and to go on organized youth trips to Israel. We have seen a need for more Holocaust and Genocide education and are helping to send a professor from Raritan Valley Community College to Yad Vashem to attend the “Educating the Educators” program. The College has committed to creating new courses around the curriculum taught at Yad Vashem. We have also built upon our past successes by continuing with our traditional funding of the Shimon & Sara Birnbaum JCC, Jewish Family Service of Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties, Rutgers Hillel, The Holocaust and Genocide Institute at Raritan Valley Community College, The Holocaust Resource Center at Warren County Community College, as well as PJ Library and the Jewish Life programs.

The list of what you make possible, not only here at home but overseas, through your gift to the Federation is too extensive to include in this letter. If you would like to know more, our doors are always open and we would be very happy to visit with you. As the Executive Director the Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties, as well as a longAs adults, campers areof55% time member the community, I am proud of all we do together and I look forward to all that is still to come. more likely tooffeel very emotionally attached to Israel. Wishing you the best,

Robin J. Wishnie

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FEDERATION IN ACTION Every day, the Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties makes our community and the world a better place by acting on the Jewish values of caring and compassion (chesed), facilitating Jewish learning (Torah), repairing the world (tikkun olam) and social justice (tzedakah). We unify and connect the Jewish community through effective fundraising and philanthropic resources, community planning, collaborating with our partners to provide essential services, and developing leaders for our future. Federation funds and supports a broad network of organizations that focus on two critical areas:

Feed, clothe, comfort and rescue people in need. Inspire, educate and connect people to their Jewish Identity. FEDERATION DEPARTMENTS AND PROGRAMS Annual Campaign

Camp Scholarship Program

Community Relations Committee

Gift of Israel Program

Business Networking Group

Inner Circle

PJ Library

Jewish Life

Women’s Philanthropy The Speaker 4

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COMMUNICATING OUR MESSAGE The Speaker The Speaker is the quarterly publication of the Federation featuring information about past and future events, news articles and Jewish interest stories. The Speaker is sent by e-blast to over 1,500 households as well as placed onto the website for everyone to read. The Federation’s website is positioned as the community’s portal in Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties. In addition to the Federation’s content, there are direct links to our beneficiary agencies and partner sites as well as our synagogues. The community calendar is also a great resource for everything Jewish that is happening in our part of New Jersey.

Social Media Social media continues to play a central role in building relationships and interactions. Community members who are engaged and connected to Federation share our good work through their social networks, expanding and broadening our reach. Federation maintains its ongoing social networks via Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Instagram.

E-Blast The Federation weekly e-blast is sent to thousands of e-mail addresses every Friday. It provides the community with quick updates on Federation and Jewish community activities. With a consistent 30% open rate (The National average open rate for non – profit e-mails is only 18% .), it is an efficient way to communicate about important issues and upcoming events. If you would like to receive our e-blasts, please e-mail

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The Community Relations Committee (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 Israeli politics, culture and society, to anti-Semitism and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement on campuses around the United States. It also does advocacy work with our state government as well as the federal government on issues such as relations with Israel and housing for the elderly, or food programs for the poor. If an issue is of import to the Jewish community, the CRC is there to be sure our voices are heard.

The Business Networking Group meets three times a year. At each event, we provide speaking opportunities for business leaders to discuss contemporary issues and to share their expertise under the common banner provided by the Jewish Federation. This year, a new branch of the Business Networking Group, was successfully launched with the dual mission of creating trusted business relationships and giving back to a worthy charitable cause, your Federation. The group is the Bridgewater Inner Circle and the members are committed to creating a business community dedicated to prosperity and generosity. The Inner circle meets every Tuesday morning from 7:30 - 9am at the SSBJCC.


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The Women's Philanthropy Division of The Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties endeavors 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.

Laura Boretz

Each year the Women’s Philanthropy Division chooses a cause to support. This year we raised money for youth at risk both here at home and in Israel. The beneficiary agencies – Yemin Orde and Visions & Pathways – both do extraordinary work in this field.


The Holocaust & Genocide Institute at Raritan Valley Community College “Learning Through Experience” event is the Institute’s cornerstone educational program. It began as a one-day program in 1981 and has since grown into a threeday event held twice each year. More than 3,000 middle and high school students and educators participate in a series of workshops related to the Holocaust and genocides. The event features guest speakers and survivors who have experienced the consequences of hate and prejudice and have acted with courage in the face of adversity.



The students who attend the Learning Through Experience program are deeply affected and will carry the memory of meeting Holocaust survivors with them throughout their lives.

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ETHIOPIAN NATIONAL PROJECT The Ethiopian National Project (ENP) impacts the lives of countless Ethiopian – Israelis, helping them make the transition to Israeli life and society. ENP provides social and educational opportunities from birth to bagrut. (prerequisite for higher education in Israel). ISRAEL ACTION NETWORK Israel Action Network (IAN) is an initiative to specifically address the urgency of responding to a growing assault by governments and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) on Israel’s legitimacy.

BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL Taglit-Birthright Israel provides the gift of a first - time, peer - group educational trip to Israel for Jewish young adults ages 18-32. AMERICAN JEWISH JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization, operating in Israel, the former Soviet Union, and in 70 countries around the world. JEWISH AGENCY FOR ISRAEL The Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) has worked to secure a vibrant Jewish future and serves as the official link between the Jewish State and Jewish communities everywhere.



WORLD ORT World ORT is an organization with past and present activities in more than 100 countries spanning 135 years. They educate, train and build economic self– sufficiency for communities. World ORT is the world’s largest Jewish education and vocational training NGO. They benefit 300,000 people each year. GIFT OF ISRAEL Give the gift of a trip to Israel to your child through a cooperative savings program between the Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties, your synagogue and you. Gift of Israel participants may use their funds toward an authorized and supervised Hebrew day school or Congregation school class trip to Israel of at least 10 days, a summer program in Israel of at least 3 weeks, a gap year program in Israel, a study abroad program at an Israeli university or college, or a post college program in Israel for young adults (prior to age 24). Children must be enrolled in a program of Jewish education through 10th grade and they and their families must also remain members in good standing of a participating synagogue for the duration of the enrollment in the program.

The Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties

During the Fall of 2017, when Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria devastated the Jewish Communities in Houston, Florida and Puerto Rico the Federation sprang into action to help. While we raised money at home we also had the Jewish Federations on the ground, supporting hurricane victims and distributing urgently needed basics such as food, medicine, supplies, and trauma counseling. Our network of local and international partners served Jewish community members and all in need quickly, effectively, and with personal care. As the full scope of the damage is assessed, we are also funding important recovery work, including helping to rebuild damaged homes and restoring Jewish institutions. The Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties raised $17,000 to help in these efforts.


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83% U.S.A

20% Fundraising

6% Support 74% Programs


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PARTNER AGENCIES Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Raritan Valley Community College 908-526-1200 x8524

Chabad of Somerset, Hunterdon & Union Counties (908) 604-8844

Jewish Family Service of Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties (908) 725-7799

Congregation B'nai Israel of Basking Ridge (908) 204-1412

Rutgers Hillel (732) 545-2407

Congregation Kehilat Shalom of Belle Mead (908) 359-0420

The Martin and Edith Stein Hospice (888) 313-0369

Congregation Knesseth Israel of Bound Brook (732) 469-0934

The Shimon & Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center (908) 725-6994

Flemington Jewish Community Center (908) 782-6410

Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Warren County (908) 453-4181


Safe+Sound Somerset (908) 359-0003 Synagogues Chabad Center for Jewish Life (908) 874-0444 Chabad of Hunterdon County (908) 238-9002

Jewish Center of North West Jersey

Temple Or Chadash of Flemington (908) 806-2122 Temple Sholom of Bridgewater (908) 722-1339 Overseas Partners The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Jewish Agency for Israel Jewish National Fund (888) JNF-0099 World Ort Eli, Israel Association for Child Protection Yemin Orde www.yeminorde.orgm

Temple Beth El of Hillsborough (908) 722-0674 Temple Beth El of Somerset (732) 873-2325 Temple Har Shalom of Warren (732) 356-8777

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King David Society $25,0000 +

George & Harriet Blank Arthur & Elizabeth Roswell

Joshua Society $10,000—$24,999

Thank you to our 2017 Campaign Donors!

Kalman & Janet Barson Mark & Marsha Chazin Steven & Susan Darien

Steven & Suzanne Kalafer Eric & Jill Lavitsky Doron & Sherry Steger

Judy Winston

Pacesetter $2,500—$9,999

Richard & Alice Agrin

Lawrence & Adelaide Kluger

Alan Salz and Linda Hsueh Salz

Robert & Laura Boretz

Harold & Sandra Krawitz

Michael & Christine Saul

Geoff & Adena Feinstein

Arthur & Nancy Lee

Steven & Edie Sitrin

James & Alissa Fox

Andrew Lesser & Judith Hersh

Richard Winston

Steven & Elizabeth Fuerst

Steven & Irene Lieberman

Marilynne Holland Winters

Seth & Amy Geldzahler

Jonathan & Pamela Nemeth

Robin Wishnie

Pam Goldman

David & Evelyn Rauch

Mark Muller & Debra Harrison

Leonard & Ann Robinowitz

Linda Jerrow

Alan Rubin

Ben Gurion Society $1,000—$2,499

Anita Berg Catherine Binder Miriam Bloom Michael Bloomstein David Bunevich & Lisa Nierenberg Ronald Busch Judith Cohn Lloyd & Sally Davis Alan & Elaine Dunst Steven & Jackie Faigenbaum Rabbi Jack & Sarah Gluck Betina Goldberg Elaine Goldsmith Helen Goldson Milton & Claire Gottlieb Bryan & Florence Grossman

Alex & Sheryl Gruber Allan & Linda Halperin Rabbi Ronald & Leora Isaacs Joshua & Rachel Kalafer Allen & Salena Kern Jay & Patricia Lavroff Alexander & Deborah Marcus Leonard & Doris Moshinsky Jack & Joyce Nahama Stephen & Wendy Offen David & Marsha Panzer Michael & Vicki Pressman Scott Rappoport Richard Rosenblum Steven & Alison Saperstein Robert & Carrie Saul

Steven Schneider & Nancy Ullmann-Schneider Stephen & Diane Schneider Rabbi Dan & Karen Selsberg Dan & Edna Shanok Richard & Monica Skydell Lillian Swickle Robert & Frances Taber Goldie Taub Scott & Ellen Teller Harry & Kristina Wise Diane Wolf Eric & Mona Yorke Alan & Marian Zeldin Alan & Paula Zevin Jerome & Suzi Zweig

Denotes Lion of Judah, an internationally recognized group of women whose vision and commitment support our global Jewish community with a minimum gift of $5,000 each year to the Annual Campaign

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Jeffrey Bachrach & Karen Cohen David & Bonnie Bernstein Nancy Bernstein Michael & Miriam Carson Robert & Hayley Cohen David & Elizabeth Cohen Evelyn Cornick Geoffrey & Susan Engelstein Harvey & Margit Feldman Richard & Cheryl Fialkoff Joel & Amy Fischer Robert & Michelle Frankel Stuart & Linda Friedman Linda Friedman Robert & Elli Gold Alice Grebanier Jeffrey Gropper Laurence & Judith Gross Stephen & Kathy Harris Rabbi Mendy & Malka Herson

Stuart & Cindy Homer Russel & Barbara Johnston Steven & Beth Jurista Steven & Lori Kessler Jeffrey & Jennifer Kluger Mark & Donna Koenig David Kritz and Randi Schweriner Eric & Amy Lazar Mark & Ronni Lederman Steven & Elissa Lerner Bruce & Roxanne Levinston Jason & Natanya Levitz Rabbi Ellen Lewis Joseph & Nanette Mantell Susan Marks Bruce & Anita Miller Robert & Jessica Nacheman Richard & Barbara Norris Joel & Roberta Oberman Brad Cohen & Elise Pozensky-Cohen

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Kenneth & Janet Burns Ronald & Diane Burstein Bryan & Susan Butensky Mitchell & Judy Cayen Keith Chanoch & Caren Bateman Jeffrey Charney Brian & Laurence Cige Mitchell & Barbara Clarin Dane Cochran & Meryl Bisberg Howard & Beth Cohen Richard & Dale Cohen Joshua & Hadas Cohen Robert & Betty Cohen Brad & Ellise Cohen Henry Cohen & Nancy Friendman Cohen Russel & Anne Cohen Henriette Cohen David & Michelle Cohn Michelle F. Conkin Kevin Conlon & Lisa Abramson-Conlon William & Ann Beth Constad Roy Cornely Peter & Faith Cornick Gregory & Suzanne Corsan Daniel Cowen Larry & Sally Cronin David Crystal Gary & Allyson Crystal

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Erin Klein Michael & Janet Klein David & Janice Klein Joel & Nadeanne Kleinman Michael & Jordana Klem Howard & Janet Kliger Gennady & Larisa Kofler Douglas & Caryn Kopp C. Brian Kornbrek & Debbie Rosenthal Rabbi Eli & Rachel Kornfeld Jonathan Kramer Mark & Susan Krane Elaine Krantz Steven & Jane Kraus Pavel & Marina Krigeris Roberta Krinick Edward Krisiloff & Susan Forster Joan Kronick Howard Goldin & Rhonda Krupen-Goldin Robert Kuchinsky & Janis Beaver Leonard & Renee Kuker Stuart Kurtz & Gail Auster Selma Kushner Beverly Kuznetzoff Frederic & Lisa Lacon David & Aimee Lam Michael Kalison & Deborah Lampf Congressman Leonard & Heidi Lance Deborah Landau Arnold & Evelyn Lasky Francoise Lavitsky Mark & Penny Lebenthal Jill Lebowitz Matthew & Marla Lecin Richard Lehrhoff and Barbara Scharf Lehrhoff Josh Leibner Howard & Christine Lemberg Michael & Ellen Lennick Phyllis Lerner Lisa Sue Lerner Frank Leshik & Marla Schoor Harold & Rochelle Levin Stephen & Elaine Levine Brian Levine David & Shulamit Leviner Daniel Levinson Robert Levy & Shirley Weiss Levy Walter Levy & Marjorie Davidson Phillip & Rita Levy Morris & Jacqueline Levy David & Robin Lewy Elizabeth Lewy Stephen & Susan Liebowitz Victor & Anna Lifton Jack & Susan Lintner Susana Lippman Ruth Loeb Richard & Natalie London Marian London Vladimir & Ludmilla Loyevsky Gregg & Natalie Lubinsky Jacob & Nora Luftman Robert Lustig & Denise Banks Kevin & Zoe Maczuga David & Michelle Madovoy

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Anne Pulver Kim Rahner Norman & Beth Rakin Harry & Laurie Rapkin Arnold Rawicz Austin & Sharon Rednor Morton & Zelda Reinhart Steven & Wendi Resnick Jeffrey & Barrie Resnick David & Marilyn Robinson Dina Robinson Philip & Rhoda Roscher Richard & Gil Rosen Elliot Rosen Milton & Joan Rosen Steven & Sally Rosen Richard & Sheryl Rosenberg Marc & Harlene Rosenberg Myra Rosenberg Barry & Karen Rosenfeld Michael & Susan Rosenfeld Maurice Rosenstraus & Paula Selkow Matthew & Amy Rosenthal Mark & Linda Roskein Shirley Ross Ellen Roth Susan Rothburd David & Ilene Rothschild Kenneth & Amy Rubin Stephen & Susan Rubin Stanley & Joan Ruchelman Harold & Seldi Ruchlin Stuart & Edith Rugg Nela Rybowicz Larry & Jill Sachs Thomas & Ronna Salagi David Sandler & Pat Ward Jack & Esta-Ann Schapiro Eugene Schenkman Scott & Joyce Schindler Linda Schloss Wayne & Rachel Schmied Phyllis Schneider Ronald & Susan Schneiderman Susan Schumer Eric & Ellen Schwartz Vicki Schwartz Marc & Ellyn Schweig Martin & Joan Seigel Gary Selzer & Margaret Targove Arnon Shafir Gary & Yvette Shangold Frederick Shanok Joel & Melanie Shapiro Calvin & Norma Shapiro Yitzhak & Sandy Sharon Harold & Rita Sheinaus Andrew & Alison Shelofsky Rabbi Mendy Shemtov Jack & Joan Shenker Stephen & Debra Sherman Leonard & Roslyn Sherman Rozalyn Sherman James Shrager Gerald & Marcia Shubitz Stephen L. Siegal Richard & Ruth Siegel Craig & Leslie Siegel

Sharon Sietz Jeremy Silberman & Alisa Grossman Lloyd Silverman Robert Simonofsky Dov & Sandy Simons Eric Sirota & Cara London Leonard & Rebecca Siskin Kenneth & Sharon Skowronek Jonathan & Marjorie Slass Raymond & Isabel Slavin Steven & Judith Sloan Steven & Pamela Sloan Ronald & Rana Slosberg Joseph & Fern Smith Donald & Constance Solow Louis & Caryn Speizer Susan Spielvogel Jerold Starr Ann Steiner Philip & Evelyn Stern Kenneth & Elaine Stern Lisa Stern Michelle Stern Alan Stolpen Charles & Edna Stone Martin & Esther Strassman Barry & Kate Sugarman Barbara Suozzo Murray & Sheila Tart Judy Tassoff Eric & Deborah Applegate Harriet Thaler Leo & Evelyn Topper Sheri Topper David & Cornelia Tucker Jeanne Tudor Jane Verloop Marcia Vogel Paul Vogel Salomon & Diana Vulih Israel & Gale Wachs Sam & Angela Wajner Eric & Gabrielle Walborsky Gary & Shari Waldman Martin & Allison Warzala Neil & Susan Wasser Eric & Jane Wasserman Jeffrey & Iris Wasserstein Janet Wechsler Rene & Elinor Weidenfeld Marjorie Weinfeld Dan & Vared Weinglass Joseph Weinstein & Karen Kasnetz Ann Weinstein Jeffrey & Barbara Weinstein Stanley & Ilene Weinstein Alan & Lisa Weinstock Alan & Barbara Weisblatt Steven & Elayne Weitz Jonathan & Jodi Weitz Arthur Wetstein & Catherine O'Shea Lewin & Ronnie Weyl David & Susan Wilde Bernadine Wilson Criag & Eleanore Wilson Martin & Diana Wimmer Stan & Pat Winkler Edward & Sharon Winnick

Joseph & Diane Wions Lawrence & Andrea Wissner Gail Wohl Kim E. Wolensky Rachael Wolensky Steven & Barbara Wolf Michael & Carol Wolf Bruce & Marlane Wolf William & Barbara Wolfson Anita Wolfson Marc & Stacy Wolin Monique Womack Doug & Robyn Wright Neil & Debbie Youngerman Sheryl Zeger Richard Zimmer & Marfy Goodspeed Charles & Michele Ziss Michael & Ilisa Zollenberg Bennett & Shirley Zwanger Eric & Naomi Zwerling Stanley & Louise Zwiebel Emanuel & Caren Zycband


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2017-2018 Leadership Board of Directors

Campaign Cabinet

Eric Lavitsky, President

Michael Saul, Co - Chair

Steve Lieberman, Immediate Past President

Mona Yorke, Co - Chair

Michael Saul, Vice President

Bryan Grossman

Pamela Nemeth, Secretary

Susan Knopping

Kalman Barson, Treasurer

Eric Lavitsky

George Blank, Past President

Ellen Teller

Tracey Brown Mark Chazin, Past President Elaine Dunst, Past President Adena Feinstein Judith Hersh

Leonard Knauer, Past President Sandra Krawitz Evelyn Rauch Ellen Teller

A special thank you to Leonard Knauer who is retiring from his board position after many years of dedication to the Federation. In addition, a special thank you to Rabbi Dan Selsberg for serving as the clergy representative to the board this past year.

Rabbi Dan Selsberg Mona Yorke


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Federation Staff Robin Wishnie, Executive Director 908-758-2001

Daniel Fahrer, Campaign Manager 908-758-2002

Lauren Edelman, Events and Special Projects Coordinator 908-758-2003

Susan Giardina, Financial Services Manager


Yehuda Davis, Development Coordinator 908-758-2005

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