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A newsletter from the Jewish Home and Care Center, Chai Point Senior Living, the Sarah Chudnow Community and the Jewish Home and Care Center Foundation.

Winter 2016

110 Years of Progress

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ne hundred ten years ago, there was no Jewish Home and Care Center, no Chai Point, no Sarah Chudnow Community. We didn’t have an Adult Day Center, let alone a ReCharge! program, and there was no one to put together the lunches for kosher Meals on Wheels. The aging Jews in the community were not forgotten; they were just not yet being cared for. Then, in 1906, eight people came together at the home of Mr. and Mrs. I. M. Shapiro to discuss what to do about the aging Jewish population, as well as other important needs of the entire Milwaukee Jewish community. As a result, three organizations were created: • The Hachnosas Orchim, or Hebrew Sheltering Home, for Jews in need of shelter; • A Talmud Torah for Jewish education of the community’s children; • The Moshav Zekanim, or Home for the Aged, the first incarnation of the Jewish Home, to care for elderly Jews who did not have the family or funds to sustain themselves without public charity.

This was the beginning of our organized Jewish community. If you look at the mural on the south wall of the Rubenstein Pavilion in the Jewish Home and Care Center, which was gifted by Hand in Hand

in June 2015, you can see photos from as far back as the Moshav Zekanim up to the present day.

The first Home for the Aged.

The building on 50th Street.

One hundred ten years of serving the Jewish community of southeast Wisconsin. And look what has been accomplished in all those years! So many great people have led this organization, always looking forward, always asking the two important questions that guide everything we do: • Does it speak to our mission? • Does it benefit our residents? With those two goalposts, and Jewish values as the guidelines, our organization grew from an idea to an inspiration. Now, we are a resource for others who look to us to lead the way in elder care, as we share what we’ve learned through experience, research, and the valuable insights of our most important asset: our residents. While our founders might never have dreamed about the days of social networking, germ-zapping robots, T-3 protocols, and 500 employees caring for more than 300 residents in three residences with a strong Foundation to support those residents and services, they most certainly would beam with pride at the Jewish community they brought together 110 years ago.

Residents arrive, suitcase in hand, to the Home for Aged Jews.

–Marlene Heller


By Popular Demand, ReCharge! Is Now in Mequon What do you do with a program that outgrows its location?

President/CEO.................. Michael I. Sattell COO..................................... Michelle Putz Mktng/Comm Director........ Marlene Heller

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jewish Home and Care Center Chairman of the Board Joshua L. Gimbel Administrator Elaine Dyer

Hand in Hand Chairman of the Board......Mary Anne Selby Volunteer Coordinator............. Beth Draper

Jewish Home and Care Center Foundation Chairman of the Board............... Arleen Peltz Development Director...........Jonathan Mann

Chai Point Senior Living Chairman of the Board........... Howard Loeb Director.............. Deborah Rosenthal Zemel

Sarah Chudnow Community Chairman of the Board.......... Lynne Bomzer

The simple answer is to add another location. However, the process of expanding ReCharge! to Sarah Chudnow Community (SCC) didn’t happen overnight: it was a deliberate and well-thought-out process. “ReCharge! had a favorable response and grew to two days at Chai Point Senior Living in Milwaukee. People from the north shore area felt that SCC was closer than the downtown location, so potential attendees requested to have a class in Mequon,” says Dawn Adler, director of the Adult Day Center (ADC). “We had a workshop and trial class at SCC earlier this year. Due to great attendance, ReCharge! classes began on Wednesdays at SCC in late October.” According to Adler, the Alzheimer’s Association chapter of Southeastern Wisconsin and the Department of Neurology and Memory Disorders Program at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin were happy to

hear of a class designed for those with mild memory loss in the north shore.

Planting the Seeds of Success “The best practice for the right size of this class is approximately 1013 participants. The class size in Milwaukee was exceeding this number, so it was a natural progression to expand to SCC,” explains Adler. “A good, stable and growing program needs people who live within the community as well as those who live on-site. A program such as ReCharge! should grow slowly so it can ensure participants are ready to make a commitment to their mental fitness and that they continue to be fully engaged. Like exercise, you don’t quit a class after three sessions.” To that end, the staff takes a great deal of care in explaining the nature of the class so participants know what they’re signing up for. Another good starting point was the series of Brain Health Classes offered at SCC in 2015. From that, an interested core group enrolled

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Highlights In this Issue: 110 Years of Progesss............................1 ReCharge! in Mequon...........................2 JHCC Through the Years.......................4 Chai Point: Then and Now...................6 Art Imitates Life at SCC........................8 Intergenerational Programming..........10 Volunteers Over the Years...................12 2016 Annual Dinner..........................14 Lewin Chai Point Award.....................16 Thank You to Donors..........................16

Dawn engages participants with humor.

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Exercises include puzzles with pencil and paper.

in the ReCharge! classes. “The first week we expected three people, by the third week, we had eleven enrolled class members. We are looking at adding a second class at SCC in the future due to the high demand,” says Adler.

The ReCharge! Experience Research shows that eight hours of novel mental fitness is essential to promote brain health. Adler adds, “ReCharge! focuses on the five ways to make your brain healthy while making a commitment to life-long brain health: physical exercise, mental exercise, socialization, disease prevention and nutrition. The classes are a way people can do that in a fun, friendly, nonthreatening way.” With any program, no classes or participants are the same. ReCharge! at Chai Point and SCC have distinct personalities and focus. Currently, a noticeable outcome at Chai Point is a friendly, supportive atmosphere with people who know each other well, and at SCC, the energy comes from learning and education. “Chai Point has a well-established group, with some participants having been there since the beginning. There is camaraderie and joking, along with ‘punny’ people,” explains Adler. “At SCC, there is an excitement because this is something new and they are continually learning.

A volunteer assists with a brain game on an iPad.

Participants are developing an appreciation for the brain.” There are also commonalities between the two groups. “Participants at both locations acknowledge there are mild memory issues and feel they now have some control over the situation. They’re learning information so they can continue to help themselves and engage in proactive measures,” reveals Adler. “Both groups enjoy learning what to pay attention to and what not to worry about as they embark on this journey.”

SCC, there is talk of adding a second day of weekly classes. In addition, the ADC is the recipient of a grant from the Helen Bader Foundation to develop a program for those with younger–onset memory loss (under age 65), called The R & R Club: ReCharge! and Renew Social Outing Club that will serve as a research-based pilot program for other organizations. Stay tuned for further developments on the expansion of ReCharge! at SCC and the R & R Club.

Curriculum changes daily, but all classes always have the following components: creative, educational, lunch, and exercise – all with a focus of using the brain in unique ways. However, the five key components are always prevalent.

Learn More

What’s Next?

Milwaukee at Chai Point: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 am to 2 pm; Mequon at SCC: Wednesdays, 10 am to 2 pm

“There are ongoing efforts in creating a dementia-friendly Milwaukee community. SPARK! at the Jewish Museum, Memory Cafés, ReCharge! and the Adult Day Center are a part of this effort so that people can get connected early to make their journey smoother in a non-threatening atmosphere,” says Adler. There are two new developments in the works to help those on this journey. Due to the success of ReCharge! at

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Come ReCharge! your brain, learn how to Retain information and improve memory and Regain control of your personal wellness. It is never too early or late to start a brain fitness program.

Classes include lunch. Registration is required. For more information contact Dawn Adler, RT, Adult Day Center Director at 414.277.8838 or dadler@jewishseniorliving.org –Becca Loss


Jewish Home and Care Center Through the Years

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hat started in the early 1900s as a home for aged Jews with no money and no relatives to care for them has evolved over 110 years into an organization that provides Jewish elders, along with people of other faiths, with care, education, programming, respite, and several styles of living options. Throughout the intervening years, we served thousands of residents, outgrew two buildings and expanded our third, and we now have two other residences‌ but we still have the same mission and are still guided by the same Jewish values.

A Look Back

In the beginning, it was a simple goal: ensure no Jewish person had to live on the streets as they aged due to lack of funds. We provided the shelter and the food. People would show up on the doorstep of the first Jewish Home on Galena Street with suitcase in hand, ready to take that next step. As our reputation grew, so did the need. Along with shelter, other services were needed as well. The Jewish Convalescent Home, also in Milwaukee, filled the need for medical services for many years, but soon it, too, had outgrown its ability to care for our elders on its own.

A group of residents enjoy a sunny day outside.

Through the years, as the organization changed buildings, changed names, merged with the Jewish Convalescent Home, and became the Jewish Home and Care Center, one thing remained obvious: the need for services for aging Jewish adults was growing. And, the community was committed to remaining true to our mission: to provide our Jewish community with those services that enable our seniors or infirm to be part of a quality Jewish environment with comfort, meaning, independence and dignity.

Residents spend an afternoon in a traditional sukkah.

To that end, we have added many services, including independent living and assisted living, to our repertoire. But there is so much more than that under our umbrella. From the humble beginnings back in 1906 to the proud organization that we are today, with a substantial Foundation to support us, we have both the ability and the agility to respond to the needs of the community as it evolves.

A trip to the Milwaukee Domes in the early years.

Our Adult Day Center, under the license of the Jewish Home and Care Center (JHCC), and in partnership with Chai Point Senior Living, has evolved into a program that offers many services of its own and serves as many as 40 patrons who come on different days. The ReCharge! program, a brain and body fitness class, began as one class in Milwaukee and now has two classes there and one in Mequon at Sarah Chudnow Community. A second class there is being considered as the class size grows.

Residents enjoy doing arts and crafts .

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The sub-acute therapy departments at both the JHCC and Sarah Chudnow Community offer services for residents but also as therapy for the community as an outpatient service. Physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy… these are all part of the suite of services we offer our residents and the community, seven days a week.

Residents enjoy parties, events and lots of fun gatherings.

Our Adult Day Center provides fun, care and education.

The Jewish Home and Care Center distinguishes itself by having both a COO and an administrator who are RNs, high staff-to-resident ratios, and a full-time Optum nurse practitioner on staff. The JHCC is also proud to have Dr. Christine Kovach, director of research, on staff. Dr. Kovach is responsible for, among other things, developing a pain protocol that means faster relief for our residents when pain is present. We also have Dr. Raul Mateo, a gerontologist, as our medical director, and he is on campus at least two days a week, but available whenever needed by phone.

We were the first to introduce the VibeTech in 2014.

The JHCC’s wellness coordinator is a full-time employee who works with residents one-on-one to tailor a specific plan to each one’s abilities. There are also two wound-certified RNs on staff. In addition, RNs on staff have experience with multi layers of medical complexities, enabling them to work with residents whose conditions might make them ineligible at other residences. With the state-of-the-art technology at the JHCC, the incidence of dangerous infections, such as c.diff, staph infections, MRSA, etc., have been minimized due to the use of germ-zapping technology. Since the organization invested in the Xenex robot, which cleans 5-7 rooms per day, and deep cleans in ways human hands cannot, such infections have been all but eliminated.

Gardening in Monya’s Garden is a favorite activity.

The young people who attend activities always brighten our residents’ days.

As Michael Sattell, president and CEO of the Jewish Home and Care Center says, “We are an institution that cares about research and education; not just for our residents, but also for our staff. We always want to be intellectually curious.” That attitude is what helps our organization to grow and expand, and continue to bring new services and quality care to the community, after 110 years. –Marlene Heller

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Chai Point: Then & Now

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n 1994, Chai Point was a brand new assisted living facility trying to find its place amidst the hustle and bustle on Milwaukee’s east side. Twenty-two years later, it is a premier independent and assisted living community serving as a cultural center for its residents and the community.

beneficial partnership with the UW-Milwaukee Creative Trust, which connects seniors with university students to engage in the arts from creative workshops to plays to creating art, as well as an upcoming student-in-residence program. “Guests love coming here due to our activities and engaged residents, who soak all the information in and offer insightful comments to the discussion,” says Cohn. “Everyone should be engaged in life-long learning.”

Most of the programming for independent and assisted living activities used a skilled-care model in the early 1990s. Trish Cohn, program director of Chai Point for the past 19 years, knew that was not the direction she wanted to take in planning and creating activities for residents.

In addition to visiting programs, Cohn has helped to establish a focus on wellness with weekly t’ai chi, yoga, NIA and pool exercise classes. Kari Knox, wellness coordinator, also provides personal training and holds an open gym for three afternoons per week.

“When I first started, there was religious programming, current events, and an outing weekly, plus various activities during the day. It was very basic programming that had not yet developed,” explains Cohn. “I had to figure out what I was supposed to do and how I was supposed to engage their seniors in activities that are purposeful, meaningful, insightful, intellectually stimulating, and humorous.”

A Look Back

Cohn set out to create a community that would provide purposeful activities for older adults while still staying true to our mission of “providing our Jewish community with those services that enable our seniors... to be part of a quality Jewish environment with comfort, meaning, independence, and dignity.” Our residents have participated The Walk For Israel ever since Chai Point was opened.

She achieved this doing a large amount of community building. “I did cold calls to community centers, synagogues, arts organizations, and local schools to branch out, get our name out into the community, and create a vast number of resources,” remembers Cohn.

Looks like you can catch more than just a great meal in the dining room!

“When older adults live independently at home, they tend to be isolated and under-stimulated. When they move into Chai Point, they’re active, engaged and socializing, and they come to life again,” beams Cohn.

Cohn’s efforts over the years have paid off in droves. Programs have included performances by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, chefs from acclaimed Milwaukee restaurants providing cooking demonstrations, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design professors and docents from the Milwaukee Art Museum discussing art, and perhaps most notably, musician and composer Marvin Hamlisch. She has forged a mutually

“Being able to offer our programs and take advantage of the diversity of where they live has made us an arts and cultural center on the east side.” For a list of monthly programs, visit our blog at http://www. jewishseniorliving.org. –Becca Loss

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Dancing is great exercise.

Music takes a special role in our programming.

Marvin Hamlisch after his special perfomance.

There are many chances to get outside and enjoy all that Milwaukee has to offer, including the lake front.

Pool exercise classes make wellness fun!

Milwaukee Ballet dancers perform for an appreciative audience.

Residents enjoyed lunch with special guests, local Brady Street firefighters.

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Art Imitates Life at Sarah Chudnow Community

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arah Chudnow Community, along with its sister communities, takes pride in offering programs to keep residents’ minds, bodies and spirits active – all while adding some fun and creativity in the mix. In conjunction with exhibits at the Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM), the SCC activities staff developed art-inspired projects to encourage the inner artist within our residents. “The objective was two-fold,” said Judy Pendel, activity coordinator. “The first was to have residents learn about and have hands-on experiences with the featured art medium. The second, and perhaps most important, was for each resident to gain a sense of accomplishment while having fun.” MAM’s summer exhibit was Van Gogh to Pollock: Modern Rebels. The exhibition aimed to bring focus to those artists – including Mark Chagall, Pablo Picasso and Georgia O’Keefe – whose acts of creative rebellion shaped the course of modern art. Rhonda Pelk, docent at MAM and frequent visitor to SCC, discussed the exhibit with residents in late July. The week prior to Pelk’s presentation, residents were able to create their own abstract painting. Pendel explains, “We showed the residents videos of artists forming their abstract works, then residents were provided paint and the tools to develop their own masterpieces. Residents were encouraged to let their creative juices and their imaginations run wild, including coming up with a name for said painting.”

With 17 residents participating in the project, there were enough creations to exhibit an art gallery in Posner Town Square, aptly titled The Modern Rebels of Sarah Chudnow Community.

A Look Back

Taking part in writing a new Torah is a sacred honor.

started flying over the Atlantic. Inspired by him and his career, she named her painting Marc in the Sky.” The next art-influenced project, Fun with Photography, corresponded with the MAM exhibit Larry Sultan: Here & Home. This exhibition is the first retrospective of the celebrated Sultan’s (1946–2009) thirtyfive-year career, from his early conceptual and collaborative projects of the 1970s to his solo, documentary-style. “For Fun with Photography, residents snapped photos with an iPad and were then encouraged to create dramatic poses for photos with the choice of two backdrops: The Roaring 20s and Camelot,” said Pendel. “Residents chose costumes and accessories to transport them back to the applicable era, and then took turns taking photos and posing in pictures.”

Fifteen residents contributed to the photography project. Examples of noteworthy modeling for Camelot include: Father and son duo, the Beliavskys, have performed Reggie Conn, an exquisite at SCC since the community opened. queen; Lucille Atlas, a superb lady-in-waiting, Danny Heller, The exhibit was proudly displayed a very royal king; and Sala Mydlak, when Pelk came to discuss the MAM beautifully portraying an appreciation exhibit. During the presentation, of grapes. In our Roaring 20s photos, residents sat in front of their own works Art Rand was the perfect mobster and of art donning a well-deserved artist Bunny Mandel, the perfect moll; while beret. Each artist was asked to interpret Sylvia Landensfeld, Sonnie Baron and their painting and reveal their source of Lucille Atlas were ready to party and do inspiration. “All of the paintings were the Charleston all afternoon. excellent. However, we were all moved All the photos were produced in a slide by the abstract created by resident show, complimented by music from the Shirley Rumack,” reveals Pendel. “Her era. When Pelk returned in November to grandson Marc is a pilot and recently

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discuss the Larry Sultan exhibit, she was able to view the show and saw the photos on display in Posner Town Square. Both presentations culminated with a reception, allowing Pelk to mingle with resident artists and models. Pendel concludes, “It was all about having fun, no talent required.” As indicated in the photographs and the videos, and the smiles on the faces of residents, having art-inspired fun was definitely achieved.

To view the art projects, follow the links below: The Modern Rebels of Sarah Chudnow Community → https://goo.gl/JGXYpL Fun with Photography: The Roaring 20s https://goo.gl/VkBgbW Fun with Photography: Camelot → https://goo.gl/C7Aayp –Becca Loss

Edith sports an artist’s beret as she sits in front of her artwork in Posner Town Square.

The Roaring 20s.

Lee proudly displays her canvas in the art room.

A scene from Camelot. Mickey is working on her artwork in the art room.

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IMAP Program is Music to Residents and Students Alike

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ntergenerational Programming, funded by a generous grant from the Gene and Ruth Posner Foundation, has partnered with Danceworks, Inc. to provide Intergenerational MultiArts Programming (IMAP) to the residents of the Helen Bader Center at the Jewish Home and Care Center (JHCC). IMAP is a semester-long, multi-generational multi-arts residency program implemented in healthcare and educational settings in the Milwaukee area. The program uses dance and visual arts instruction and relationship building to engage young people and older adults in their communities. For IMAP, senior living communities and adult day centers are partnered with urban schools with limited or no arts education programming. The program creates access to the arts and improves the lives of two underserved groups: urban youth and older adults. Residents

at the Helen Bader Center have been paired with 25 students from Neeskara School’s fourth grade class taught by Ms. Tracy Lynch. The IMAP program served over 200 people this year. IMAP included a recent visit to the Milwaukee Art Museum. Participants enjoyed a tour and participated in movement activities. Discussions related to thematic inspiration drawn from the artwork rounded out the field trip that day. An IMAP program-wide celebration event was held on December 15 at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center as a culminating activity. During the celebration, groups shared their collaborative art and dance projects with participants from other schools and sites as well as family members. In addition, those attending the event participated in collective warm-up activities and thematic activities that reinforced the communal sense of the program.

A Look Back Throughout the years interactions with children and young adults have helped to keep residents connected with the community.

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Everyone was treated to performances by Danceworks’ resident contemporary and tap dance companies. These experiences gave everyone the opportunity to participate in the larger cultural context of Milwaukee. “Historically, the [JHCC, Adult Day Center (ADC) and Chai Point] were pivotal in the design of IMAP. One of the first pilots was conducted with MPS Golda Meir third graders who took the bus to the JHCC and the ADC. The collaboration seemed natural,” says Janet Carr who was the impetus behind IMAP. Janet worked as an art therapist on the sub acute and Alzheimer’s services at the Jewish Home/Chai Point in the 1990s. She had a vision and worked with like-minded people to create a program with a reciprocal action; those providing a service would also gain. It was Janet’s hope that IMAP would be a pilot program to transform the


Visits include everything from art projects to decorating wheelchairs for the 4th of July to reading or just enjoying each other’s company.

health care experience through art. That founding group, including Nita Corré, former executive director of the Jewish Home and Care Center, asked, “How can we help others become whole?” A grant from the National Endowment for the Arts helped start the project. The IMAP program’s three primary goals: 1. Build community among intergenerational groups through dance and visual arts. 2. Improve students’ attitudes about older adults. 3. Improve older adults’ attitudes toward their own aging. Other proven outcomes of the program include a reduction in feelings of isolation, improvement in the physical, social, and emotional life of low-income, medically frail, diverse older adults, and improvement in self-esteem. Those involved in IMAP have also shown improved respect for self and others. According to Carol Lukaszewicz, activities director at the Jewish Home and Care Center, “IMAP is an amazing program! The teachers are extremely prepared and talented. Our residents

got a lot out of the program and looked forward to the kids coming. The students from Neeskara School got out of their building, got to go to the Art Museum, and they had a positive experience with elders. It is a win-win for everyone.” At the JHCC, the IMAP movement instructor from Danceworks, Inc. was Kathleen Grusenski; Rachel Bluth was in charge of the visual arts program. Kathleen has been an IMAP instructor for three years. She also teaches once per month at Chai Point. Rachel is new to Danceworks and the IMAP program this year. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts and works in 2D and 3D mediums including photography, screen printing, and digital design. Kathleen explains, “For movement, I always try to focus on things that will be appealing to all of the participants. I try to select music from several decades. In the first week, I used a number of very different songs and paid specific attention to music that participants hummed or sang along to, or ones that really made them want to dance and move around. I’ve noticed with the group at the Jewish Home that they

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really respond well when they have a visual aid or a prop. Because of this, I crafted lesson plans around different things they can hold: maracas, a parachute, balls, balloons, scarves....we even had an expert from Danceworks come in and do a “Timeslips” storytelling activity with props. All of the movements and dances that the children do can be adapted for the adults, and vice versa. When I meet with the students to come up with dance moves, we have conversations about what this would look like for our older friends, and ask, “Can the adults do this, too?” “Do we need to slow this movement down?” or “How can we connect with our partner in this movement?” The kids are learning to “dance in someone else’s shoes.” Rachel Payden, outreach director at Danceworks, adds, “I have heard nothing but great things about the connections made between the students and the adults. When I visited Neeskara, I was so impressed to hear how many names of adults they knew. It was obvious the kids were looking forward to their next trip to the Jewish Home.” –Julie Shlensky


Volunteers Over The Years

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olunteering on behalf of the Jewish Home and Care Center began even before the first Jewish Home in Milwaukee was ever established. In 1906 The Hebrew Institute Organization was formed to meet the needs and care of the elderly Jews in Milwaukee. The organization included the Moshav Zekanim, a Home for the Aged. To meet the funding needs to build the home, the women of the B’Noth Israel Society (society of Jewish daughters) mounted a fund-raising campaign and sponsored other special events to raise the funds needed for the building. They didn’t stop there. These women also contributed their time to sewing clothing and linens, and worked in the Home “to aid in the comfort of the residents.”

A Look Back

Creating Jewish Homes

Laughter is the best medicine.

The first residents moved into the Home in 1909. The Jewish population in Milwaukee continued to grow and it became apparent that a second, larger Jewish Home was needed. This Home would meet the needs of all Jewish elderly in the community, not just the Orthodox. Residents began to move into the second location in 1930 and the Ladies Auxiliary was formed. In 1933 the group became known as the Women’s Aid Society. B’Noth Israel merged to form the Women’s Auxiliary. The 1950s saw an “explosion of growth in services to our residents.” A major campaign was launched to recruit 500 volunteers and donors for the Home. Volunteers continued to help the residents with their daily lives and in 1956 a group of young women formed the Service League. Subsequently the Service league and the Women’s Auxiliary merged to form the Women’s Service Auxiliary. In the early years, volunteers helped shop for food; they cooked and served meals, visited with residents, repaired clothing and served tea.

Volunteers used to wear yellow smocks.

In 1973, the Milwaukee Jewish Home moved to its current location at 1414 N. Prospect Avenue. When the new Milwaukee Jewish Home opened its doors the residence also opened a gift shop and an ice cream parlor, both of which were run by volunteers. Back then the volunteers wore yellow smocks. In 1989, the ice cream parlor turned into the Rubenstein Family Kosher Oasis. Volunteer duties included greeting and waiting on their patrons. These volunteers also ran a knitting club. They made hats, scarves and afghans to sell with all proceeds going to the Milwaukee Jewish Home Foundation. The first volunteer luncheon was held in March of 1975, to honor the years and hours of service given by our volunteers.

Volunteers have always made our residents feel cared for.

The Name Game In 1986 the Women’s Auxiliary raised $300,000 for the Milwaukee Jewish Home Foundation. In the 1990s the Milwaukee Jewish Convalescent Center merged with the

Our Gift Shop is only staffed by volunteers.

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Milwaukee Jewish Home to become the Jewish Home and Care Center, each bringing their own volunteer program and membership, and on September 9, 1996 the Women’s Service Auxiliary officially changed its name to Hand in Hand, Partners in Caring with the Jewish Home and Care Center. In the late 1990s Hand in Hand offered its first grant program, which has provided the Jewish Home and Care Center, Adult Day Center, and the Sarah Chudnow Community Memory Care and Rehab Center with many wonderful programs and state-of-the-art equipment to enhance our residents’ lives. Since its inception the volunteer program had a specialized offshoot program: Caring Partners. Caring Partners grew out of the need to insure that no one faces death alone. The Caring Partners are a hand-picked, specially trained group of dedicated volunteers who provide psychological, social, emotional, and spiritual support to both residents and their families to help each resident live out their remaining time in comfort and dignity.

Modern Times From the beginning, the volunteer organization ran as an autonomous group, but over the years, it became more and more a part of the operations of the Jewish Home. As the program grew a liaison was needed between the volunteers and the staff. There was a need for someone to help process volunteer applications, to oversee volunteer training, to be the link between the volunteers and departments looking for volunteer help, and to assist the volunteers with whatever they needed. In 2010 the volunteer department was formed with a full-time volunteer coordinator to link the volunteers to needs in the community. The volunteer department has undergone many changes since its inception. The number of volunteers has grown from 50 to more than 300. We have established a formalized volunteer application and orientation process so that we can truly meet the needs of the residents and staff. We now have an online volunteer application linked to our websites, and we have established partnerships with universities in our city bringing in volunteers of all ages to work with our residents and staff. We have begun to utilize Volgistics, an online volunteer tracking program so that we are able to keep accurate records of who our volunteers are, how many hours of service they offer, and where our volunteers are helping out while they are here.

Art, hair dressing, chess or just a friendly face, we have a volunteer for that…

The volunteer program and the Jewish Home and Care Center, Chai Point, and the Sarah Chudnow Community will continue to change and grow as the population ages and the need for more services for our elderly increase. We will continue to make new strides forward to meet the needs of our seniors. What will not change is our need for dedicated, caring, talented, and supportive volunteers of all ages who offer their time, and generously help to provide for the continued quality of care that we expect and demand for our fathers and mothers.

Become part of our volunteer program! Contact Beth Draper, volunteer coordinator, at bdraper@jewishseniorliving.org or 414.277.8848 for more information, or go online to fill out an application form at http://www.jewishseniorliving.org/volunteerapplication

–Beth Draper

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2015: Suzy Ettinger – A Resource to the Community

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ow do you know an honoree dinner is going to be a success? When you are still turning away RSVPs on the morning of the event! It seems the entire population of southeast Wisconsin wanted to pay tribute to Suzy Ettinger when she was honored at the Jewish Home and Care Center Foundation’s 2015 Annual Dinner, but alas, only 225 chairs would fit in the room.

Rabbi Steven Adams gave the invocation. He said, “Tonight we honor all those who have given and continue to give so much of themselves for the welfare of the Jewish Home and Care Center. We are truly blessed with the best volunteers and supporters in this community. With their help the staff is better able to fulfill our mission to, ‘…enable our seniors or infirm to be part of a quality Jewish environment with comfort, meaning, independence and dignity.’”

Honoree Suzy Ettinger chats with Jaye Joseph, co-chair of the event.

The gift Suzy received was a sculpture, Poppies, painted on steel by Israeli artist David Gerstein.

Jaye and Mike Joseph co-chaired the annual dinner, and served as emcees for the evening. Here, Jaye is handing Suzy her gift as honoree of the event.

The room was filled with color, in honor of Suzy’s colorful style. Centerpieces were books topped with flowers in honor of the Ettinger Family Library in Chai Point.

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Dr. Christine Kovach (center) with her husband Ronald (far right) chats with Arleen Peltz (left) and Rabbi Steven Adams (with back to camera) during the reception.

Arleen Peltz, chair of the JHCC Foundation (center), with Lynne Bomzer, chair of the Sarah Chudnow Community board and Bill Komisar, former chair of the JHCC Foundation board.

Mike Sattell, President and CEO of the Jewish Home and Care Center, with Julie Feldman, a member of the Marketing Committee.

Over 220 people attended the dinner, filling the Rubenstein Pavilion to capacity.

A Look Back

Annual gatherings in our history ranged from meetings to discuss the business side of things to gala dinners thanking volunteers for their service, to highlighting programs and services.

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Lewin Chai Point Employee Excellence Award

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he Jewish Home and Care Center Foundation takes great pleasure in announcing the creation of the Lore and Martin Lewin Chai Point Employee Excellence Award. The award and fund were created by Lore and Martin Lewin’s daughter, Sharon Lewin, and her husband, Jack Edelstein, to honor Sharon’s parents. When her parents moved into Chai Point, Sharon and Jack found great “peace of mind knowing they were in an outstanding place that provides wonderful care and service.”

team work in fulfilling our mission. Award winners will exhibit excellent attendance and behavior and be further deserving due to their positive effect on Chai Point residents. Two award winners will be selected every six months, totaling four award winners per year. The first two recipients were Bernetta Allen, LPN, and Jim Heisler, activity coordinator, who were honored on November 25, 2015.

Jim Heisler, activity coordinator and Bernetta Allen, LPN accept their award.

Each winner will receive $250, regardless of whether they are employed full or part-time.

Both Martin and Lore were immigrants from Germany. Lore came to Milwaukee after the war and Martin arrived here after the war. Both Martin and Lore Lewin were residents of Chai Point and greatly valued the wonderful employees who made their life here a blessing.

her involved. She loved going to the exercise classes, cooking with Trish and going out to lunch. She made so many new friends,” Sharon said.

The award winners will be selected by a committee comprised of the Chai Point administrator and managerial staff, in consultation with the Lewin/Edelstein family.

When Martin passed away shortly after moving in, Lore was embraced by the Chai Point community. “The community really took her in and got

The award will be given to Chai Point employees who go above and beyond their job descriptions with a focus on resident care and willingness to exhibit

Award winners must be employed at Chai Point for at least one year prior to receipt of the award. –Foundation Staff

We Thank Our Friends and Supporters We are pleased to recognize our donors whose gifts help sustain our mission. Donors are listed for contributions received between July 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015. We strive to be accurate and complete. Please inform us of any errors and accept our apologies for any oversight. Adult Day Center Fund Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Bard Mr. John Carroll (6) Ms. Maureen Eichenbaum Mrs. Olga Fredenthal For the ReCharge! Program Mr. Stephen Summerville & Ms. Donelle Johnson In memory of Frankie Chernov Mr. Adam Winkelman & Mrs. Dana Winkelman Beatrice Miller Beauty Shop Fund Mrs. Audrey Laufman In memory of Professor Alan Baron In memory of Gary Paler *Deceased

In memory of Richard Sands In memory of Al Haskell In memory of Max Kolb In memory of Beatrice Miller Mrs. Audrey Laufman Ms. Rosalie Levine In honor of Suzy Ettinger Mrs. Patti Weigler In honor of Suzy Ettinger Chai Point Fund Anonymous In memory of Boris Talesnik Anonymous In honor of Elaine Liberman Anonymous

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Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Bensman In honor of Phyllis Bensman Ms. Andrea Bootzin In memory of Steve Eichenbaum Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Borsuk Mr. and Mrs. William E. Breslau Ms. Tricia Cohn In honor of the birth of Elizabeth Behrendt’s twins In memory of Bernie Peck In memory of Beth Draper’s father In memory of Jan-Marie Gendlin’s mother In memory of Steve Eichenbaum In honor of Cheyenne Ensor Numbers in parenthesis indicate multiple gifts during this time period.


Ms. Tricia Cohn In honor of Corrine Dropkin’s birthday Mr. Jack R. Edelstein In memory of Erv Pierson Mr. Andrew Feiring & Ms. Florence Steinberger In memory of Lia Steinberger Mrs. Rosalie Gellman In honor of Trish’s grandson Mrs. Rosalie Gellman In memory of Steve Eichenbaum Mrs. Rachel Heimovis Mr. and Mrs. Gary Heller In honor of Trish’s grandson Ms. Aura Hirschman In memory of Leon Mollick Ms. Ruth J. Irvings In memory of Leo and Irene Irvings Mrs. Lisa Irvings In memory of Irene and Leo Irvings Mrs. Sari Selig Kramer In honor of Trish Cohn’s grandson Mr. Howard Loeb Dr. and Mrs. Richard London In honor of Suzy Ettinger Mr. and Mrs. James Lurie In honor of Trish Cohn’s grandson Ms. Bobbie Mendelsohn Mrs. Miriam Orenstein Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Peckerman Mrs. Lillian Rakita In honor of Corrine Dropkin’s birthday Mr. and Mrs. Merton Rotter Mr. and Mrs. Al Simon Mr. Adam Winkelman & Mrs. Dana Winkelman In honor of Trish Cohn’s daughter’s wedding Mr. Adam Winkelman & Mrs. Dana Winkelman In honor of the birthdays of Leo Kleiner, Stephanie Goldstein and Kevin Boland Mr. Adam Winkelman & Mrs. Dana Winkelman In honor of Maylynn Ginkel and Yonatan Rubin’s wedding Mr. and Mrs. Stanford Wynn Herbert H. and Fern Elliott Family Foundation

*Deceased

Chai Point Fund In Memory of Nina Stillerman Ms. Aura Hirschman Mrs. Elise Pas Mrs. Bernice Spivek Ms. Virginia Stanislawski Ms. Nancy Thomadsen Dor L’Dor Corridor Fund Milwaukee Funeral Services, LLC In memory of Oscar and Maxine Jawor Mr. and Mrs. Irving Skolnick In honor of Corrine Dropkin Frances and Ezra Berman Activity Fund Mr. Joseph Berman In memory of Frances and Ezra Berman Alan Druch In memory of Eileen Patt Friends of the Jewish Home and Care Center Anonymous (4 individual donors) Rabbi and Mrs. Steven Adams Mr. and Mrs. Henry Albert Mrs. Susan G. Atlas Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Backer Mr. Herbert Barland Mr. Howard Berliant Ms. Tessa Blumberg In memory of Tybie Taglin and Harry Makowski Ms. Chris Busalacchi Dr. and Mrs. Jerome Cornfield Mrs. Suzi Derzon In honor of Nita Corré Mrs. Phyllis Dorf Mr. Jeffrey Goldberg Mrs. Bernice Gollup Ms. Lorraine Hoffmann Mrs. Judith Kaplan Dr. and Mrs. Morris Klein Mr. Steven Koppel In memory of George Ellis Mrs. Miriam Lowe Ms. Lois Malawsky & Dr. Jay Larkey Judith Mann Mrs. Gertrude Mollick Mr. and Mrs. Claudio Pelc Mrs. Yvonne Pick Ms. Susan Pollack Mrs. Marcia Schuster Rabbi Michel Twerski Congregation Shalom

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Golden Alliance Anonymous Mr. F. Michael and Laura J. Arnow Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Bass Dr. and Mrs. Charles Bomzer Dr. and Mrs. Ervin Colton Drs. David and Judy Coran (2) Dr. and Mrs. Alan Corré Mrs. Suzi Derzon Mr. and Mrs. Richard DeSmet Mrs. Suzy Ettinger Ms. Roberta Forman Mrs. Linda C. Freeman Mr. and Mrs. Mark Garber Mr. and Mrs. Josh Gimbel Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hart Mr. and Mrs. Robin Irwin Mr. and Mrs. Martin Komisar (2) Claire Komisar (2) Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Lee Mr. and Mrs. Michael Likterev Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Mann Dr. and Mrs. Bud Margolis Mr. John Moulder & Mrs. Joan Dimow Mrs. Gail Nolte (2) Mrs. Arleen Peltz Mr. James Plous Mr. and Mrs. Michael Polsky Mr. and Mrs. Darrin Putz Mr. Richard and Mrs. Gayle Weber Rakita Mr. and Mrs. Michael Russek In memory of Dora Russek Mr. and Mrs. Isadore Sand Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sattell In memory of Lillian Hurwitz Sattell, Milton Sattell, and Richard Y. Shulkin Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Selby Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Stein Mr. and Mrs. Fred Stier Mr. and Mrs. Richard Strait Mr. and Mrs. David Weber Mr. and Mrs. Fredric Wein Mr. and Mrs. Leo Weinshel Mr. and Mrs. Dean Zemel In honor of the staff and residents of Chai Point CT Charitable Fund Herbert H. and Fern Elliott Family Foundation Peck Foundation, Milwaukee LTD Stier Construction, Inc. Hand in Hand Fund Mrs. Susan G. Atlas Mr. Paul Bischoff

Numbers in parenthesis indicate multiple gifts during this time period.


Mr. Ed Bookstaff In honor of Mary Anne Selby Mr. and Mrs. William E. Breslau Mr. and Mrs. Howard Callif Mr. and Mrs. Jim Caraway Dr. Perry Cohn Mr. James Derzon Mr. and Mrs. Richard DeSmet Mrs. Corrine Dropkin Ms. Elaine Dyer Connie Eastman Mr. and Mrs. Hyam Eglash Ms. Maureen Eichenbaum Ms. Judi Eichinger Mrs. Suzy Ettinger Mrs. Bernice Fagan In memory of Dana Arnstein Dr. and Mrs. Sanford Fedderly Mrs. Eleanor Fischer Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Glaser Mrs. Judy Glotzer Mr. and Mrs. Allen Goldmann Mrs. Carol Goldstein Mrs. Bernice Gollup Mr. and Mrs. Donald Grande Dr. and Mrs. Philip Himmelfarb Mr. and Mrs. Robin Irwin Mr. and Mrs. Mike Joseph Mrs. Julie Kahn Mrs. Judith Kaplan Mrs. Nancy J. Kellman Dr. and Mrs. Jack Kleinman Mrs. Stephanie Klurfeld Mr. and Mrs. William Komisar Mrs. Judith Levin Mrs. Frieda Levine Mr. and Mrs. Steven Lewensohn Mrs. Ethel Lieberthal Mr. Howard Loeb Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Machi Ms. Susan Marcus and Dr. Alan Shlimovitz In honor of Arleen Peltz Mr. and Mrs. Marcuvitz Dr. and Mrs. Bud Margolis Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Marks Mr. and Mrs. Jay Miller Mrs. Miriam Orenstein Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Palay Harold and Mimi Paley Mrs. Arleen Peltz Mrs. Yvonne Pick Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Resnick Dr. and Mrs. Werner Richheimer In honor of Suzy Ettinger *Deceased

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Rudack Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sattell Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Selby In memory of Jan-Marie Gendlin’s mom Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Selby In memory of Dana Arnstein Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Selby(2) Mr. and Mrs. Neil Shafer Mr. and Mrs. Louis Siegel Mrs. Thelma Sogol Mr. and Mrs. Albert Solochek Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Stein Ms. Sybil Suvalsky Mr. and Mrs. Fredric Wein Mrs. Marian M. Weinberg Mrs. Betty Weitzen Ms. Sondra Winnik Mr. and Mrs. Dean Zemel Dr. and Mrs. Richard Zussman Helen Bader Fund Mr. and Mrs. Mel Bacher In memory of Edith Albert Jacobson Ms. Merle Dubin In memory of Ben Dubin Mr. and Mrs. Jack Follick In memory of Cinda Follick Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Langer In honor of Dan and Linda Bader Mr. and Mrs. Sam Leib Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Schumacher In memory of Henry Reba Hyman Kastrul Synagogue Fund Rabbi and Mrs. Steven Adams In memory of Blema Pollack In memory of Rosalie Lubotsky Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Alper Mr. and Mrs. Richard Beiler In memory of Leon Beiler Ms. Nadine Bleeker Mr. and Mrs. Arkady Brodsky In memory of Borukh Tsirlin Mrs. Beverly Colton In memory of Ida Zilberbrand Ms. Renee Swerin Coppel In memory of Herman Swerin Ms. Renee Swerin Coppel In memory of Mary P. Elliot In memory of Eva B. Bass In memory of Miriam Swerin Mr. and Mrs. Richard DeSmet In memory of Arleen Peltz’s niece In memory of Beth Draper’s father

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Best wishes to Phil Himmelfarb for a speedy recovery In memory of Hy Kastrul and Lil Kastrul Mr. and Mrs. Richard DeSmet Ms. Karen Drummond In memory of Lena Feldman In memory of Erin Scklore Mr. Kenneth Eichenbaum In memory of Sam Eichenbaum Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Ellis In memory of George Ellis Mr. Joseph Erlich In memory of Ignoc Narciz Mrs. Reeva Glinternick In memory of Isador A. Mackoff Mr. and Mrs. Rick Grossman In memory of Yetta R. Turnick Dr. and Mrs. Sidney Herszenson In memory of Mendel Herszenson Dr. and Mrs. Sidney Herszenson In memory of Ellen Herszenson Mrs. Karen Kramer Mr. and Mrs. David Magar In memory of Alex Magar Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Mirviss In memory of Morris Y. Mirviss Mrs. Gertrude Mollick Ms. Alice Murray Mrs. Arleen Peltz In memory of Walter Peltz Ms. Susan Pollack Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Pump In memory of Ellen Herszenson Mrs. Lillian Rakita In memory of Nate Rakita Dr. and Mrs. Mitchell Rapkin In memory of Dorothy Lerner Mrs. Ida Ricco In memory of Lena Heller In memory of Sara Heller Mrs. Sherri Rice In memory of Bruce G. Rice, Jeffry L. Rosenberg and Beverly J. R. Rice Dr. Roger and Adrienne (Turick) Rosenberg In memory of Yetta R. Turick In memory of William Turick In memory of Ben Turick Mrs. Merilyn R. Ross In memory of Alvin A. Lapidus Mrs. Barbara Shafton In memory of Dorothy Lubotsky Mrs. Laurel Sherman In memory of Henry Temkin

Numbers in parenthesis indicate multiple gifts during this time period.


Mr. Michael Sklyar In memory of Sara Sklyar Mr. James A. Sweet In memory of Abraham Bodner Mrs. Beverly Ugent In memory of Jean Bard Mr. and Mrs. Michael Vayner In memory of Millya Chernetskaya Mrs. Eva Zaret In memory of Regina Lebovics Milwaukee Funeral Services, LLC In memory of Teresa Hirschbein Jewish Home and Care Center Fund Anonymous In honor of Joe Rickun Anonymous (4 individual donors) Rabbi and Mrs. Steven Adams Mrs. Freda G. Adashek Mr. and Mrs. Michael Altman Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Appel (2) Mr. and Mrs. William Appel In honor of Mike Sattell Mr. Andrew Appel Mrs. Ewa Barczyk Dr. and Mrs. Steven Baruch Mrs. Sandra Bass Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Bass Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Becker Mrs. Margery Becker Mr. and Mrs. Albert Beder In memory of Henry Reba Mr. and Mrs. Albert Beder Dr. Shirley Behr Ms. Debby Ben-Zeev In memory of Sylvia Kruger Mrs. Sharie Berliant Mr. Jim Berman Mr. Elliot Berman & Cantor Karen Berman Mr. and Mrs. Alan Bern Ms. Kathie Bernstein Ms. Nancee B. Bernstein Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Bernstein Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Berson Mr. and Mrs. Sandy Berson Mr. and Mrs. Earl Bilsky Mr. Edward Blumberg In memory of David Blumberg Mr. and Mrs. Morton Blutstein* Mr. and Mrs. Ted Boerema Dr. and Mrs. Charles Bomzer Mrs. Anne Borkowf Mr. and Mrs. Alan Borsuk *Deceased

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Borsuk Mr. and Mrs. Matt Brach In honor of Liz Brach Ms. Liz Brach & Mr. Darrell Faber Mr. and Mrs. Mark Brickman In memory of Gerry Minkoff Mr. and Mrs. Mark Brickman Mrs. Ruth Bryskier Mr. and Mrs. Eric Butlein In honor of Suzy Ettinger Kathy Butt Mrs. Sam Cagen Mr. and Mrs. Howard Callif Mr. and Mrs. Jim Caraway Jane Carlin In memory of Florence Grodin Mr. and Mrs. Allan Carneol In memory of Sylvia Kruger Mr. Jack Chernin In memory of Jean Levy Mr. Jack Chernin In honor of Ethan Chernin’s birthday Mr. Jack Chernin Ms. Betty Chrustowski Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Chudnow In memory of Bernard Peck Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Chudnow (2) Ms. Esther Cohen Mrs. Sarah Cohen Dr. Irving Cohn Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Cohn Mrs. Fay Colberg Dr. and Mrs. Ervin Colton Drs. David and Judy Coran Mr. and Mrs. Ron Corlyn Mrs. Betty A. Croen Mr. and Mrs. Randy Crosby Mrs. Suzi Derzon Mr. and Mrs. James Deshur For Project Avodah Mr. and Mrs. Richard DeSmet Ms. Arlene Devorkin In honor of Larry and Sheila Appel’s Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Dickman Mr. Seymour Dolnick Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Dorf Mrs. Harriet Dorf Mrs. Corrine Dropkin Mr. Edward Bookstaff and Mrs. Carol Dubin Bookstaff Dr. and Mrs. Howard Dubner Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Dunkleman Mrs. Elaine Durchslag

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Ms. Elaine Dyer Connie Eastman Mr. and Mrs. Richard Edelman In memory of Beth Draper’s father In memory of Bertha Friedman Mr. and Mrs. Richard Edelman Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Eglash Ms. Maureen Eichenbaum Mr. and Mrs. Robert Einhorn Mr. and Mrs. Marc Eiseman In memory of Tobi Friesler Ms. Phyllis T. Eisenberg For back to school funds for staff Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Ellis Mr. Rabbi Emmer Mrs. Mary Emory Mrs. Suzy Ettinger For Project Avodah Mrs. Suzy Ettinger In memory of Bernard Peck Mrs. Suzy Ettinger Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Fabric Mrs. Bernice Fagan In memory of Ben Fagen Mrs. Bernice Fagan Ms. Ruth Farber Dr. Alan E. Feen In memory of Sara Feen Ms. Estelle Felber Ms. Julie Feldman Mr. Stanley Ferstadt Mr. Jerry A. Fine Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Fishman In memory of Jean Levy Mr. Ralph Fleege Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Flintrop Alvin and Parvin Fogel Ms. Roberta Forman Ms. Natalie Frankel Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence Frazin In memory of Sid Frazin Mrs. Olga Fredenthal Mr. Richard L Freeman Ms. Roberta Fried Ms. Judith Friedman Mr. and Mrs. Mark Garber Ms. Elaine Gauger Mrs. Devora Gelin Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Gendelman (2) Mrs. Sara Gimbel Mr. and Mrs. Josh Gimbel Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Glaser Mrs. Judy Glotzer In memory of Eva and Nate Jacob

Numbers in parenthesis indicate multiple gifts during this time period.


Mr. and Mrs. Richard Goldberg Ms. Eileen Golden In honor of the tender loving care your sister received Dr. and Mrs. Jacob Golding Elaine N. Goldman Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Goldstein Mrs. Carol Goldstein Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gordy Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Gorelick Mrs. Seema Gorens Mr. Michael Levey and Mrs. Linda Gorens-Levey Ms. Julie Gorens-Winston Mr. and Mrs. Irving Gottschalk Mr. and Mrs. Donald Grande Ken Greenberg Ms. Kat Grinker In honor of Marlene Heller and In honor of Mr. and Mrs. Loyal Grinker Mr. and Mrs. David Gruber In honor of the Dorise Gruber and Adi Heller wedding Mr. and Mrs. Steven Gruen Mr. and Mrs. Jon Gudeman Ms. Ellen Guiseppi In memory of Michael Markovits Mrs. Arielle Handel In memory of Bernie Peck Mr. and Mrs. Gary Heller In honor of Elizabeth Behrendt’s twins In memory of Bernie Peck Dr. and Mrs. Sidney Herszenson In memory of Frymata Katz Harold and Sharon Hiken Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Himes (2) Dr. and Mrs. Philip Himmelfarb Lois Hoffing In memory of Lil Riskin Mrs. Sara Hoffman Mr. and Mrs. Morris Hornik In memory of Rosalie Pistiner Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Jacobson (2) Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Jacobson In memory of Jack Kleinman’s mother Mr. and Mrs. Leo Jones Ms. Gail Jones Mr. and Mrs. Mike Joseph (2) Mrs. Mary Kahn Mr. Jonah Kaplan Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kaplan In memory of Sylvia Zacharias Mr. Manny Katz *Deceased

Mr. Morris Katz Mr. Manny Katz In memory of Norman Esser Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Kellman Mr. Bill Kerns Mr. and Mrs. Jack Keyes Mrs. Anne Babrove Knell Mr. and Mrs. Yale Knight Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Kohlenberg Mr. and Mrs. William Komisar Mr. and Mrs. Martin Komisar Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Komisar Ms. Maureen Komisar In memory of Morton Komisar Mr. and Mrs. William Komisar Wishing Phil Himmelfarb a speedy recovery Mr. Andrew Komisar & Ms. Shannon Corallo Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Koren Mr. and Dr. Christine Kovach Mr. Andrey Krakhmalnikov Ms. Delores Kramer In honor of Mary Yanni Mrs. Karen Kramer Mr. William Kravit and Mrs. Mari Katz In memory of Evelyn Stein Mr. William Kravit and Mrs. Mari Katz Ms. Judy Krelitz In honor of Rosalin Krelitz Bernard and Judy Kristal (2) Dan and Nancy Kurkowski Mrs. Marian Laev In memory of William H. Laev Mrs. Shirley L. Langer In memory of Jack Abrams’s yarztheit and Norma Langer’s yarztheit Ms. Deborah Larkey Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Laskin Mrs. Audrey Laufman In honor of Suzy Ettinger Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Lauwasser Mr. and Mrs. Sylvan Leabman Mrs. Ann Lederman Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Leon Mrs. Edith Lerner Ms. Linda Leshin In honor of Suzy Ettinger Mr. and Mrs. David Levin Mrs. Judith Levin Ms. Harlene Levin Mrs. Frieda Levine In memory of David Levine

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Mr. Robert A. Levine Mr. Ely Levinsky In memory of Sam and Dora Levinsky Mr. Lowell K. Levy Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Lieberman Mrs. Ethel Lieberthal In memory of Ida Ozonoff Mr. and Mrs. Victor Likhterev Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lisberg Mrs. Karen E. Loeb Dr. and Mrs. Richard London In honor of Shep Mollick’s birthday Dr. and Mrs. Myron Lovett Ms. Sari E. Luber Mr. and Mrs. Charles Luber Dr. and Mrs. Sanford Mallin Mr. Robert Mandel Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Mann Dr. Mann and Mrs. Grant Mann In memory of Bernie Peck Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Mann In memory of Stuart Rothman Dr. and Mrs. Bud Margolis Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Margolis Mr. and Mrs. David Marks Dr. and Mrs. Raul Mateo Mr. and Mrs. William Mayer Mr. and Mrs. Howard Mazur Mr. and Mrs. Mark McQuide In memory of Selma Mechanic Mr. and Mrs. Mark McQuide In honor of Jay Hyland’s new daughter Mrs. Sandra Meldman Mr. and Mrs. Howard Melton In memory of Henry Reba Ms. Bobbie Mendelsohn Mrs. Emma Lee Merar (2) Dr. and Mrs. William Merkow Mrs. Dorothy Meyers Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Meyers Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Miller Mr. and Mrs. James Miller Mr. and Mrs. Jay Miller Mrs. Florence Minkoff Ms. Gail Mishelow Ms. Linda Mislove In memory of Nathan Rudman Ms. Susan Modder Mrs. Gertrude Mollick Ms. Justine Morris Mrs. Gail Nolte (2) Mr. and Mrs. Michael Opitz Dr. and Mrs. Kevin Packman

Numbers in parenthesis indicate multiple gifts during this time period.


Mr. and Mrs. Nick Padway Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Palay Mr. and Mrs. B. Andrew Palec Mr. and Mrs. Richard Paler In memory of Nathan Rudman Dr. and Mrs. Leonard Parker Mrs. Tania Parzen Mr. and Mrs. Sherwin Peltin Ms. Barbara Peltin Mrs. Arleen Peltz In memory of Gary Paler Wishing Denny Selby a speedy recovery Wishing Carole Himmelfarb a speedy recovery In memory of Beth Draper’s father In memory of Harriet Rothman’s husband and In honor of Corrine Dropkin’s birthday In memory of Kathy Prodoehl’s father Mrs. Arleen Peltz (3) Ms. Donna Perlson Mr. Theodore Pittelman In memory of Mae Pittelman Dr. and Mrs. Marvin Poll Mr. and Mrs. Alan Posner In memory of Teresa Hirschbein Mrs. Enid Powell Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pump Mr. and Mrs. Darrin Putz Ms. Shirley Raffe Ms. Joyce Raffel Mr. and Mrs. Max Rasansky Mrs. Toby Recht Mrs. Rosalie Rellin Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Richman Mr. Rivkin In memory of Gwen Rivkin Dr. and Mrs. Gerald Rosen Dr. Roger and Adrienne (Turick) Rosenberg In memory of Betty Turick Mr. Norman Rosenfeld Mr. Norman Rosenfeld In memory of Ruth Rosenfeld Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Rudack Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Sadowsky Mr. and Mrs. Fred Safer Dr. and Mrs. David Sandock Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sattell Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Sattler Mrs. Terri Schaller (2) In memory of Beverly and Bruce Rice Mrs. Mildred E. Schapiro In memory of Harry and Helen Hillman *Deceased

Ms. Phyllis Scharner In memory of Sylvia Kruger Mrs. Geraldine Schmidman Mr. and Mrs. Edward Schneiderman Mr. and Mrs. William Schuckit Mr. and Mrs. William Schulhof Mrs. Liane Schuminsky Mrs. Gloria Schwartz In memory of Dana Arnstein Mrs. Gloria Schwartz In honor of Suzy Ettinger Mr. Robert Schwartz Mrs. Gloria Schwartz Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Scott Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Selby Mr. and Mrs. Edward Semon Ms. Helaine Shackman Mr. and Mrs. Neil Shafer Bonnie J. Shafrin Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sher In memory of Evelyn B. Stein Ms. Patti Sherman-Cisler Mr. and Mrs. Stanford Sheyer Mr. David Shikhman In memory of Lev Shikhman Mr. and Mrs. Michael Shlensky Mr. Herschel Shlensky Mrs. Sydelle Shulkin Mr. Donald Siegel Mr. and Mrs. Neil Siegel Ms. Leila Silverberg Edith Silverstein Mrs. Sue Sinykin In honor of Suzy Ettinger Mr. Alfred Slater In memory of Katie Elkind Mrs. Bernadine Socol Sandra Soref Annalee Sosman Ms. Virginia Stanislawski In memory of Rosalie Lubotsky Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Stein For Project Avodah Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Stein Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Stein In memory of Bernhard Mendelson Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stern Ms. Rachel Stern Mr. and Mrs. Fred Stier Mr. and Mrs. Richard Strait Mr. George Strick In honor of Rena and Fred’s birthday Mrs. Shirley Sweet

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Mr. James A. Sweet Mr. Max Taglin Mr. Michael Tarnoff Robert and Marilyn Teper Dr. and Mrs. Stanley Teplin Mr. and Mrs. Yale Tolwin Mrs. Carol Ugent Ms. Patricia Van Alyea June Wallace Ruth Wallace Mr. Steven Wallace & Ms. Linda Benfield Mr. and Mrs. James Walters In memory of Steve, Becky and Barney Solochek Dr. and Mrs. Sheldon Wasserman Mr. and Mrs. Michael Watton In memory of Beverly Rice Mrs. Lainie Weil Mr. and Mrs. Fredric Wein Ms. Sandra Weinstein (2) Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Weiss Ms. Ellen Whitnack In memory of Sylvia Rakita Bernstein Sonia Willenson Mr. and Mrs. David Wolfson Mr. Max Yela Mr. Marshall Zarem In memory of Ardis Zarem Mrs. Jeane Zarne Mrs. Beatram Zheutlin In memory of Sam and Thelma Chaimson Mrs. Clarice Zucker Dr. and Mrs. Gerald Zupnik Dr. and Mrs. Richard Zussman Anshe Sfard Kehillat Torah Congregation Shalom Edith Arnstein Charitable Trust Goldie Katz Trust Greater Milwaukee Foundation William H. Wasweyler Fund Helen and Morris Zolin Fund Hand In Hand For Project Avodah Harry E. Jankowitz Endowment Fund Isaac and Eva Hochman Family Foundation In memory of Isaac & Eva Hochman and family John and Mildred Zussman Donor Advised Fund Karbal, Cohen, Economou, Silk & Dunne LLC In memory of Teresa Hirschbein

Numbers in parenthesis indicate multiple gifts during this time period.


Sheldon and Marianne Lubar Charitable Fund In recognition of Suzy Ettinger Max Branovan Charitable Trust Milwaukee Funeral Services, LLC In memory of Teresa Hirschbein, Oscar Jawor and Sylvia Kruger Milwaukee Jewish Sacred Society Chevra Kadishah Rottman Charitable Trust (2) Samuel and Sara Bornstein Alzheimers Education Endowment Tonkens Memorial Endowment Fund Wendy M. Gross Family Trust Zimmerman Architectural Studios, Inc. Jewish Home and Care Center Fund In Memory of Blema Pollack Anonymous (2) Milwaukee Funeral Services, LLC Ms. Ferne Hecker Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hoffman Mrs. Mary Kahn Ms. Cecilia Marcus Mr. Robert Meldman Mr. and Mrs. Mark Pollack Mrs. Judy Ann Saichek Jewish Home and Care Center Fund In Memory of Nina Stillerman Ms. Ruth Haas Mr. and Mrs. Mark McQuide Mr. and Mrs. David Gruber Mr. and Mrs. David Miller Mrs. Gertrude Mollick Mrs. Annette Pearson Mrs. Yvonne Pick Mrs. Lillian Rakita Jewish Home and Care Center Fund In Honor of Steven Weingrod’s 65th Birthday Anonymous Mrs. Linda Bader Ms. Andrea Bootzin Mr. and Mrs. Alan Borsuk Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Borsuk Mr. Don Bristol Mr. and Mrs. Howard Callif Mr. and Mrs. Barry Chaet Penny Corris Ms. Nancy Ettenheim Ms. Ilene Fielkow Ms. Rosie Finkelstein Mr. Ryan and Mrs. Pamela Friedland *Deceased

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Glaser Mr. Paul Gordon and Judge Bonnie Gordon Mr. and Mrs. Donald Grande Ms. Carol Grossmeyer Mr. Bruce Harvey Ms. Sheila Hoffer Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Hoffman Ms. Kathleen Howell Mr. and Mrs. Scott Israel Mr. Max Jacobson Mr. Reuben Jacobson Mr. Jack Jacobson & Mrs. Bonnie Malofsky Jacobson Mr. Howard Karsh Mr. and Mrs. Gary Kastel Mr. David Lovos Mr. and Mrs. Berel Lutsky Ms. Shelley Malofsky Ms. Rona Malofsky Mr. Leonard Marcus Ms. Virginia Prince Dr. and Mrs. Robert Roth Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sattell Ms. Dale Schneider Ms. Rebecca Schwartz & Mr. Timothy Truel Ms. Elizabeth Segall Mr. David Shadur & Ms. Beverly Bing Ms. Stisha Steigmann Mr. and Mrs. Louis Stein Rabbi Michel Twerski Mr. and Mrs. David Weiner Mr. Herschel Weingrod Ms. Serena Weingrod Ms. Jenny Williams Dr. and Mrs. Richard Zussman Jewish Home and Care Center Fund In Memory of Gerald Minkoff Mr. and Mrs. Mark Brickman Mr. and Mrs. Barry Bruskin Mr. and Mrs. Allan Carneol Mrs. Beverly Colton Mrs. Suzy Ettinger Mr. and Mrs. John Fromstein Mr. and Mrs. Allen Goldmann Mr. and Mrs. Donald Grande Reggie Holzman Mrs. Stacy Kraeger Mr. and Mrs. Scott Levin Ms. Shirley Levy Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Lozoff (2) David Nankin Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Palay Abby Panosh

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Robert Roenitz Mrs. Geraldine Schmidman Mrs. Liane Schuminsky Doris Sherman Mrs. Marcia Shumow Mr. Howard and Mrs. Jacque Sosoff Mrs. Beverly Spector Mr. and Mrs. Gerald S. Stein June Wallace Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Wasserman Jeffrey Watt Ms. Nancy Zetley Mr. and Mrs. Martin Zuckerman Jewish Home and Care Center Remodeling Fund Helen and Bernard Soref Memorial Endowment Fund Anita Chudnow Life Trust* Rose Derzon* Lewin Fund Mr. Jack R. Edelstein (2) Martin F. Stein Intergenerational Fund Mr. and Mrs. Martin Komisar Minnie K. Friedman Rehabilitation Center Fund Mrs. Rena Shaw Davidow In honor of the marriage of Sarah Friedman and Paul Samala Nita Corré Educational Fund Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Bass In memory of Nina Stillerman Dr. and Mrs. Alan Corré In honor of Elizabeth Behrendt’s twins and In honor of Rabbi Emmer’s leadership in the synagogue Mr. Isaac Hallegua Posner Chair for Intergenerational Programming Gene and Ruth Posner Foundation, Inc. RUACH Fund Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Richman Ruth Coleman Educational Fund David and Ruth S. Coleman Foundation Mr. Ronald Reitz & Ms. Dr. Karen Gotwalt In memory of Olga Zovic Sanford J. Ettinger Chai Point Library Fund Mrs. Suzy Ettinger In honor of the marriage of Jon Mann’s daughter

Numbers in parenthesis indicate multiple gifts during this time period.


Mrs. Suzy Ettinger In memory of Steve Eichenbaum Sanford J. Ettinger Chai Point Library Fund In Honor of Suzy Ettinger Kosher Meat Klub Mrs. Margery Becker Rabbi and Mrs. Marc Berkson Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Bernstein Ms. Chris Busalacchi Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Cohen Amy B. Daniels Merzy and Russ Eisenberg Mrs. Jennie Elias Dr. and Mrs. Lewis Feiges Dr. and Mrs. Stuart Fine Rabbi and Mrs. Steven Foster Dr. and Mrs. Paul Goldstein Mr. and Mrs. William Heilbronner Mr. and Mrs. Steven Joseph Dr. and Mrs. Marvin Lauwasser Mrs. Sheri Levin Ms. Lynne Lewin Dr. and Mrs. Paul Loewenstein Ms. Lois Malawsky & Dr. Jay Larkey Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Margolis Mrs. Dorothy Meyers Mr. and Mrs. J. Lewis Perlson Mrs. Beth Peterman Mr. Paul J. Schultz Mr. Herschel Shlensky Mrs. Gladys Shukur Mrs. Thelma Sogol Dr. and Mrs. Morton Soifer Hazzan Jeremy Stein and Mrs. Amanda Stein Mr. and Mrs. Martin Stein Mrs. Audrey Strnad Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Waisman Mr. and Mrs. James Walters Mr. and Mrs. David Weber Mrs. Marian M. Weinberg Mrs. Esther Wiviott Mrs. Kathy T. Worly Mr. and Mrs. Martin Zuckerman Sarah Chudnow Community Fund Mr. and Mrs. Gary Edelstein In honor of Marvin and Judy’s anniversary Ms. Saundra Baron In memory of Dr. Donald Caine

*Deceased

Mrs. Barbara Becker In honor of the excellent care my husband and I received Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Berger In honor of Shep Mollick’s 70th birthday Mrs. Helen D. Bernstein Mrs. Eileen Chudnow Mr. and Mrs. Donald Chudnow In memory of Joseph and Marian Chudnow Dorothy Cummins In memory of Rosalie Pistiner Mrs. Roberta Dinkin Mr. and Mrs. Gary Edelstein In honor of Marvin Edelstein’s Birthday Candy Eidler Mr. Irving D. Gaines Ms. Adrienne Hirsch Dr. and Mrs. Paul Jacobs Mr. and Mrs. Mike Joseph Dr. Allan and Shari Luck In memory of Ciporah Berger-Zeitlin Mrs. Mary and Mr. Nathan Relles In memory of Sarah and Max Chudnow Estelle N. Siegman In memory of Eunice Roth Mr. and Mrs. Martin Slater In memory of Ciporah Berger-Zeitlin Ms. Rosalie Tarantino In memory of Rosalie Pistiner Mrs. Annabelle Wasser Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Wasserman In honor of Cantor Jeffrey Conn’s meaningful Shabbat and High Holiday Services Dr. and Mrs. Craig Wichman In memory of Rose Wiernick Ms. Sondra Winnik In memory of Rosalie Pistiner Mrs. Maxine Zinder Sarah Chudnow Community Fund In Memory of Munsey Mandel Dr. and Mrs. Robert Aronson Mr. and Mrs. Joel Barlow Dr. Donald Caine* Mrs. Suzy Ettinger Sue Feldman Dr. and Mrs. Sidney Friedman Stanley Hack Richard C. Hack Ms. Ferne Hecker

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Mr. and Mrs. Robert Henken Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hiller Mr. and Mrs. Mike Joseph Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Lerner Ms. Ruth Madnek Mrs. Betty Maistelman Mrs. Edith Meldman Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Mitz Elliott Moeser Riki Nedbeck Mrs. Gail Nolte Mr. Mark and Mrs. Laurie Pasch Dr. and Mrs. Larry Pearson Mr. and Mrs. Neil Pinsky Ceil Rothbart Mrs. Gladys Shukur Mr. and Mrs. James Silbermann Mrs. Lee Singer* Mr. and Mrs. Martin Slater Judy Weingarten Ann Weisman Mrs. Eve Joan Zucker Ritz Holman LLP William L. Komisar Fund Komisar Brady & CO., LLP Mr. and Mrs. Leo Kleiner Thank you to Bill Komisar for the Badger tickets Mr. and Mrs. William Komisar Yaker and Sarah Rakita Fund Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Borsuk Wishing Lil Rakita a belated birthday greeting and healthy days ahead Mrs. Lillian Rakita Best wishes on your new home, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Felix Mrs. Lillian Rakita In honor of Trish Cohn’s daughter’s marriage Mrs. Lillian Rakita In memory of Susan Reba’s Husband Mrs. Lillian Rakita In memory of Maureen Eichenbaum’s dear son Mrs. Lillian Rakita In honor of Corrine Dropkin’s birthday Mrs. Lillian Rakita In honor of Bernice Spivek’s birthday

Numbers in parenthesis indicate multiple gifts during this time period.


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1414 North Prospect Avenue Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202-3089 Jewish Home and Care Center 414.276.2627 info@jhccmilwaukee.org Chai Point 414.289.9600 info@chaipoint.org Sarah Chudnow Community 262.478.1500 info@sarahchudnow.org Our mission is to provide our Jewish Community with those services that enable our seniors or infirm to be part of a quality Jewish environment with comfort, meaning, independence, and dignity.

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