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Expanding Our Reach

Annual Report of Hebrew College 2015/2016

2 015/2 016 New Leaders Keith Dropkin

Vice President, Finance & Administration

Bob Gielow

Director, Enrollment Management

Keren McGinity, PhD

New Connections Humans of Hebrew College Hebrew College Instagram The Peoplehood Podcast

Director, Interfaith Families Jewish Engagement

Rabbi Michael Shire, PhD Chief Academic Officer

New Academic Programs Interfaith Families Jewish Engagement (IFJE) Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education

Master of Jewish Liberal Studies - Global Interreligious Leadership Concentration

New Community Education Programs Open Circle Jewish Learning Jewish Teen Foundation of Greater Boston (JTFNGB)

Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education

Hebrew College Soundcloud Hebrew College Twitter

Specialization in Spirituality and Social Justice Leadership Rabbinical School

Specialization in Spiritual Care at the End-of-Life Rabbinical School

Heart-to-Heart: An Exploration of Jewish Spirituality for Christians Prayer Leader Summer Institute Me'ah Online: Journey Through the Bible Me'ah Select


This Annual Report highlights important initiatives and achievements during the previous year as we look ahead toward new opportunities for growth and expanded impact. Throughout the 2015-16 year, Hebrew College extended its reach within and beyond the Jewish community by providing innovative local, national and global programs of Jewish learning. We launched a host of new programs and expanded educational offerings that are highlighted in this annual report. We are engaging more and more people in the joy of exploring Jewish texts, ideas, and values in ways that enrich everyday life and provide unique Jewish perspectives that help us navigate the complex, pluralistic world in which we live. Hebrew College has a dual educational focus: to deepen the Jewish learning of our community from teens to seniors, and to equip spiritual and educational leaders, teachers, and community professionals -with the educational resources, intellectual skills and inspirational capacities to foster compelling and vital communities. We enable our students and alumni to draw from the deep wells of Jewish thought and practice in order to address the needs and challenges of today and beyond. The pages that follow highlight a few of the many ways in which Hebrew College is proud to provide innovative Jewish learning and leadership. We are developing new online adult education and youth programs that will make Jewish learning more accessible and engaging. We are connecting with new cohorts of teens, college students and young adults through an expanded portfolio of educational offerings.

New certificate programs through our Rabbinical School, graduate schools of Education and Jewish Studies, and our School of Jewish Music provide opportunities to apply Jewish wisdom to meet contemporary needs. Our innovative work in the field of interreligious leadership has been significantly enhanced by the establishment of the new Betty Ann Greenbaum Miller Center for Interreligious Learning and Leadership and we are developing new collaborations with several leading theological schools, further extending our educational reach to new cohorts of learners. Our long-standing commitment to Israel is being strengthened by the many partnerships we have formed with Israeli institutions and individuals to nurture the relationships between North American Jews and Israelis. Hebrew College is devoted to providing a vast array of Jewish educational resources to an increasingly diverse and multi-vocal community. With our educational mission to encourage and empower learners to see themselves as both inheritors and innovators, our talented faculty and our generous supporters make it possible for Jewish learning to thrive in an environment of expanding choices and opportunities. We hope this annual report will give you a better understanding of Hebrew College’s sacred educational mission and our growing impact as we develop new ways to pursue and share our love of Jewish learning.

RABBI DANIEL L. LEHMANN President, Hebrew College

Interreligious Learning &

The Betty Ann Greenbaum Miller Center for Interreligious Learning & Leadership hosted its first senior fellow, Reverend Peter Pettit, PhD (pictured below), Director of the Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Professor in the Religion Studies department at Muhlenberg College. Active in Christian-Jewish dialogue for more than 25 years, Rev. Pettit is currently writing a monograph titled Christian Theology and the Biblical Promised Land. While in residence at Hebrew College, he conducted research on his book and shared his insights with the Hebrew College community. The new Betty Ann Greenbaum Miller Center for Interreligious Learning & Leadership at Hebrew College was founded to promote religious and cultural literacy, dialogue and joint action for the common good.

Ilaunched n the spring of 2016, Hebrew College the Betty Ann Greenbaum Miller

Center for Interreligious Learning & Leadership dedicated to Betty Ann Greenbaum Miller z”l, alumna and founding member of Journeys on the Hill, the College’s inaugural interreligious study group upon which it has built a distinguished reputation in the field of interreligious education. Made possible by a generous gift from Dan Miller, husband to Betty Ann and longtime trustee, the Center seeks to provide religious and ethical leaders with the knowledge and skills to serve in a religiously diverse society. Director Rabbi Or Rose and affiliated faculty are dedicated to fulfilling the Center's mission to provide interreligious education, engagement and leadership development.


The evolution of The Miller Center began in 2005 when Betty Ann and her peers pioneered a series of educational programs for students from Hebrew College and its neighboring institution, Andover Newton Theological School. This initial collaboration paved the way for continued endeavors and in 2008, the schools’ joint Center for Inter-Religious & Communal Leadership Education (CIRCLE) was born. Co-led by Rabbi Rose, the Center engaged hundreds of students, scholars and communal leaders in important study, dialogue and joint action. In the wake of Andover Newton’s decision to partner with Yale Divinity School and transition to New Haven, Conn., Hebrew College affirmed its commitment to interreligious education and continuing the legacy created by CIRCLE.


The Creation of the Miller Center has enabled Hebrew College to cultivate, nourish and support the next adaptation of Betty Ann’s vision. Commenting on the establishment of the Center, Rabbi Rose said, “We are deeply honored to be able to renew the vital work that Betty Ann and her peers helped to catalyze on our hilltop over a decade ago.”


The Center offers an impressive collection of initiatives geared toward religious leaders, graduate students, adult learners and community members, both independently and in partnership with other distinguished organizations. Connecting with Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries earlier this year, the institutions developed and launched a series of professional workshops on the subject of human dignity. Together they now offer Boston Bridges, a fellowship program that offers religious leadership training for young professionals of different faiths. Hebrew College has joined forces with the Boston University School of Theology to continue publication of online platforms State of Formation and the Journal of Interreligious Studies (JIRS) in addition to offering joint graduate courses and public programs via the Miller Center. The Center has also partnered with Boston College to offer a joint course on the Psalms.


Future plans include national expansion, innovative conferences, and the development of an interfaith center for teaching and mentoring.

Hebrew College’s expanded offerings in the field of interreligious study foster compassion and collaboration for a pluralistic world.

Jewish Wisdom for Christian Living This year, Hebrew College launched Heart-to-Heart: An Exploration of Jewish Spirituality for Christians (H2H), a groundbreaking online platform developed in response to numerous inquiries from Christian seekers requesting intellectually rigorous and spiritually enriching materials on Jewish thought and practice. The platform offers both free and subscriber-based online learning opportunities in the form of individual lessons, along with more robust courses. The curriculum seeks to help participants deepen their understanding of Jewish religious life, and explores the similarities and differences across Jewish and Christian traditions. One user described the experience, stating "Learning more about Shabbat and the preparation for it has brought more peace and intention to my walk with God. I am discovering again the importance of rest and silence, just resting in God." Heart-toHeart is administered via the Miller Center for Interreligious Learning & Leadership.


of the year

CEO Forum Series Builds Upon Successful Start

The CEO Forum series continued with two robust programs this year featuring TripAdvisor Co-Founder, President and CEO, Stephen Kaufer, and former CEO of Constant Contact, Gail Goodman. Referencing this innovative offering, President Daniel Lehmann stated, “We want to be a resource for leaders who want to engage Jewish values and Jewish community.“

New Partnership Places Community Focus on Human Dignity More than 100 religious and community leaders from all faiths gathered at Hebrew College for the launch of The Dignity Project, a fresh series of workshops on the topic of human dignity. Formed in collaboration with Boston-based interfaith social justice network, Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries (CMM), the goal of this initiative is to strengthen relationships across religious and cultural divides.

College Honors Women’s Leadership & Philanthropy

Hebrew College celebrated the impact of four Jewish women at its March gala, Celebrate 2016. Geraldine Acuña-Sunshine, Winnie Sandler Grinspoon, Sari Anne Rapkin and Betty Ann Greenbaum Miller z”l each received the Esther Award for Leadership and Philanthropy in recognition of their exemplary commitment to Jewish learning and leadership. More than 250 alumni, students, supporters, faculty and staff gathered to celebrate the College’s groundbreaking work and honor the women.

Rabbi Dan Judson, Director of Professional Development and Placement for the Rabbinical School was awarded Brandeis University’s Nachum and Anne Glatzer Endowed Prize in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies for his doctoral dissertation, Pennies From Heaven: The History of American Synagogues and Money. His research on synagogues that have eliminated dues has been featured in the New York Times, The Boston Globe, Reform Judaism magazine, and the Jewish Week.

Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld, dean of the Rabbinical School, was named to the Jerusalem Post's list of 50 most influential Jews who have impacted the world. She was ranked number 46 on the list for her stewardship of the Rabbinical School, which has ordained 70 transdenominational rabbis in its first 10 years.


Local Teens Form Jewish Philanthropy Board Raising Over $30,000 to Combat Poverty

In partnership with The Jewish Teen Funders Network and Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Hebrew College marked the conclusion of the first cycle of The Jewish Teen Foundation of Greater Boston (JTFGB) in May. The year-long program, echoed at Gann Academy brought teens together to learn and practice professional philanthropy and grant-making through a Jewish lens. Far exceeding their preliminary goal of $10,000, the teens raised $33,000 allocated across three grants to Jewish Family & Children’s Service, New England Center and Home for Veterans, and Catie’s Closet.

Hebrew College Awards 32 Master's Degrees, Ordains Six Rabbis and Two Cantors at 91st Commencement Exercises

The 2015-2016 academic year culminated in the College’s 91st Commencement and Ordination exercises. The day began with a college-wide commencement ceremony where Jane Eisner, honorary degree recipient and Editor-in-Chief of The Forward, gave the keynote address. Also awarded honorary degrees were Rabbi David Ellenson; Professor Joshua R. Jacobson, Proz`65; and Diane Troderman. During the spirited celebration, student speaker Orna Siegel, MJEd`16, told the crowd of graduates, “The challenges facing us as leaders of the Jewish people are myriad. We must be bold and innovative, humble and humane, passionate and creative in our response.” In the afternoon, eight ordainees accompanied by family, friends, faculty and community gathered to receive their Rabbinic and Cantorial ordinations. Each received personal blessings from the deans of their respective schools and was presented with a tallit (prayer shawl). In separate ceremonies, the college graduated 75 Prozdor youth education students and 165 adult learners from its signature 100 hour Me’ah program.

School of Jewish Music Engages Public For First-Ever Prayer Leader Summer Institute

This past summer, the College hosted an 8-week series of Jewish music-related courses attended by a diverse group of students, lay leaders, musicians and teachers with an interest in worship, song and tradition. Taught by several Hebrew College alumni, faculty and prominent guest instructors, members of the greater Boston community were afforded the unique opportunity to learn the ins and outs of leading prayer and song, conducting and performance.

Notable & Quotable Hebrew College was the proud recipient of the Avenues to Jewish Engagement for Intermarried Couples and their Families matching grants initiative in honor of 2015 Genesis Prize Laureate Michael Douglas. The grant was administered by the Jewish Funders Network and The Genesis Prize Foundation and awarded in support of the Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education’s newly established Interfaith Families Jewish Engagement Master’s Degree Concentration and Certificate Program.

The Hevruta Gap-Year program, a collaboration of the Shalom Hartman Institute and Hebrew College, was featured in a March Jerusalem Post article entitled “Running for the Greater Good.” The story was about 25,000 athletes from more than 60 countries who participated in the International Jerusalem Marathon to raise awareness about causes near to their hearts. Hevruta counselor Daniel Weininger and 30 students ran to support Makom L’kulam, which champions the rights of disabled children.

Academic Spotlight

Hebrew College Launches Innovative Certificate Program and Master's Degree Concentration for Interfaith Families Jewish Engagement

Attentive to the nation’s increasing number of interfaith families, The Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education provides a first-of-its-kind program for professionals who will go on to work in the interfaith setting. With the unique ability to be taken independently for a certificate or as part of a Master of Jewish Education degree, flexible options appeal to an array of professionals including early career educators, clergy, school directors and community leaders. This new addition to Hebrew College’s educator preparation program “It’s the first accredited is an integral part of the school’s long-term mission to serve the program of its kind” ever-increasing diversity and complexity of contemporary Jewish life. The program aims to cultivate leaders and educators who are sensi-Rabbi Dr. Michael Shire tive, knowledgeable and innovative in their approaches to serving our congregations, Jewish independent schools and community organizations. “Intermarried and inter-partnered families need help accessing Jewish life for themselves and their children; we recognize the critical need to establish a corps of skilled Jewish educators to guide them, said Rabbi Dr. Michael Shire, Dean of the Shoolman School. Initial funding for development was provided through a grant from Crown Family Philanthropies and was matched by the Jewish Funders Network and the Genesis Prize Foundation when the College was awarded the Avenues to Jewish Engagement for Intermarried Couples and their Families grant in honor of 2015 Genesis Prize Laureate Michael Douglas. Dr. Keren McGinity (right) joined Hebrew College in March of 2016 to direct the Interfaith Families Jewish Engagement Master’s degree concentration and certificate program. McGinity is an educator who specializes in Jewish intermarriage and gender, a research associate at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute and Founder of the Love & Tradition Institute.

Community Spotlight Hebrew College was proud to offer the community a diverse series of public events and experiences over the course of the 2015-2016 academic year, including: An Israeli Vision for Fighting Climate Change

2015 Nobel Prize nominee Yosef Abramowitz stopped by Hebrew College to share his unconventional journey from Boston Jewish educator to Israeli solar impact investor and discussed how being an observant Jew and human rights activist were central to broadening his vision and expertise. Abramowitz is President of Gigawatt Global and its Israeli affiliate Energiya Global and was named one of the top six Green Pioneers Worldwide by CNN.

Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem

In the fall of 2015, Hebrew College remembered beloved cultural icon Theodore Bikel with a spcial showing of the documentary, Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem. Hankus Netsky, composer of the film's original score offered an introduction to the film and a Q&A session with the attendees.

The Queen's Dilemma

Professor, author and playwright Samuel J. Bernstein of Northeastern University premiered his new musical, The Queen's Dilemma, an exploration of the Book of Esther from an original perspective at Hebrew College. Set in both the historical period of the Book of Esther as well as in a modern Purim party, The Queen’s Dilemma blended anguish with humor and tragedy with triumph, offering a unique exploration of the complexity of Jewish identity.

Scots Jews: Identity, Belonging and Future

The College hosted a unique photography exhibition by award-winning photographer Juda Passow depicting contemporary Scottish Jewish life. This informative exploration of Scotland's diverse and complex Jewish community looks at what drives and defines Jewish life and tradition in the context of the larger Scottish culture.



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Tuition & Fees


Grant Income




Program Participation Fees

2% 33%


Other Income


Investment & Interest Income






19% 3% 5%

6% 4%


Instruction Institutional Support





$5,689,000 2,776,000

Student Financial Aid


Academic Support


Student Services


Depreciation & Amortization


Institutional Advancement





General Support


Celebrate 2016


Total Annual Fund


26% 57%


Foundation Grants CJP Grants Total Grant Income TOTAL INCOME

588,000 1,541,000


2,129,000 $5,902,000





Harvey C. Krentzman z"l Entrepreneur, mentor, philanthropist and civic leader Harvey “Chet” Krentzman infused everything he did with Jewish wisdom and values. A businessman by trade, Chet coached others in improving their management skills and offered his expert guidance to an array of local organizations, helping them succeed. According to Chet, “You learn when you teach,” and he was a steadfast supporter of Hebrew College’s mission to cultivate the next generation of innovative Jewish leaders and educators before generously donating a portion of his estate. He served in various communal leadership roles including adviser to Hebrew College, president of Congregation Mishkan Tefila of Chestnut Hill, Vice Chairman of Northeastern University, trustee of the Boston Symphony, and trustee of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

The Avi Chai Foundation, for NETA Hebrew program.

E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, for

rabbinic scholarships and in support of a rabbinic retreat for renewal & spiritual reflection.

Joel Varnick dedicated his life to others long before generously donating a portion of his estate to Hebrew College following his death in September of 2015. A native of Everett, MA, Joel made a powerful impact on the greater Boston community through his role as teacher, committed volunteer and friend.

An alumnus of the Prozdor Hebrew High School in Brookline, Joel’s penchant for giving back began in his early years after his first experience attending a Jewish overnight camp. He devoted his time to helping senior citizens learn how to navigate new technologies and for seven years filed their income taxes free of charge as part of a federally authorized program. He helped out around his neighborhood and was always there to support a friend in need. One friend remembers his friendship as “...true and heartfelt, his desire to help people was extremely sincere. He retained friendships with many people that he met, from co-workers and neighbors to students and members of the community at-large.” Joel’s inspiring legacy of leadership will live on in Hebrew College and The Joel Irwin Varnick Summer Camp Memorial Program of CJP.

May their memories be a blessing.

Legacy Heritage Fund, in support of midcareer fellowships for Master of Jewish Education students.

Crown Family Philanthropies, for interfaith families Jewish engagement.

The Genesis Prize Foundation, Avenues to Jewish Engagement for Intermarried Couples and their Families matching grant for interfaith families Jewish engagement.

Together with his wife Farla, a community leader in her own right, Chet deeply touched the lives of those he knew and of countless strangers.

Joel Irwin Varnick z"l

The Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Foundation, in support of the certificate program in spirituality and social justice leadership.

Harold Grinspoon Foundation, for early childhood engagement summit.

The Hellman Foundation, for rabbinic scholarships.

Ruderman Family Foundation, for a summit on philanthropy, power and deomcracy in Jewish communal governance.

Sy Syms Foundation,

for interfaith families Jewish engagement.


Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston awarded approximately $1.5 million to Hebrew College during fiscal year 2016, including $1.5 million in grants for the following programs and initiatives:

ADULT LEARNING Jewish Funders Network, Avenues to Jewish Engagement for Intermarried Couples and their Families matching grant for interfaith families Jewish engagement Master’s degree concentration and certificate program.

Eser Me’ah Open Circle Jewish Learning Parenting Through a Jewish Lens

YOUTH /YOUNG-ADULT EDUCATION Makor program support


Jewish Teen Funders Network, for the Jewish Teen Foundation of Greater Boston

Congregational Education Initiative Early Childhood Education Conference


2016 Donor Recognition List

We deeply appreciate our donors, whose steadfast support of our mission to educate Jewish leaders and inspire Jewish learning sustains Hebrew College. Your commitment to the institution and your presence in our community are integral to our sacred vision. We acknowledge our donors who have contributed $250 or more during the 2016 fiscal year.

GUARDIAN ($1,000,000 and above) Betty Ann Greenbaum Miller z”l and Daniel L. Miller Rosalyn and Richard Slifka in memory of Alfred Slifka z”l BENEFACTOR ($100,000 and above) Joseph and Rae Gann Charitable Foundation Barbara and Leo Karas Rabbi Jamie and Harold G. Kotler Estate of Harvey C. and Farla H. Krentzman Ellen and Steven G. Segal PATRON ($25,000 to $99,999) Susan and Aron Ain Anonymous Mark Atkins Doris and Jules Cohen z”l Deborah and Ronald Feinstein Kathy and Rabbi Arthur Green Patricia and Louis Grossman Rita J. and Stanley R. Kaplan Foundation Nancy and Mark Belsky Lizbeth and George Krupp Rabbi Suzanne and Andrew Offit Rabbi Ma’ayan and Richard Sands Charlotte and Theodore Teplow David I. and Wendy S. Teplow Estate of Joel Varnick z”l Arnee and Walter Winshall SUSTAINER ($10,000 to $24,999) Geraldine Acũna-Sunshine and Gabriel Sunshine Betty Brudnick Cail Family Foundation Lois and Mickey Cail Faith and Bernard Kaplan Carol and Avram Goldberg Deborah B. Goldberg and Michael Winter Joshua R. Goldberg Phyllis Hammer and Michael Hammer z”l Deborah and Geoffrey Kurinsky Sara Moss and Michael Gould Bella and George Savran Cheryl Spencer Memorial Fund Myra and Robert Snyder Julius Stulman Foundation SUPPORTER ($5,000 to $9,999) Anonymous Anonymous Rachel and Laurence Chafetz

Renee and Steven Finn Linda and Michael Frieze Annette Furst & L. James Miller Catharyn and Michael Gildesgame Lillian and Richard Gray Rachel Jacoff Lisa and Rabbi Daniel L. Lehmann Bette Ann Libby and David Begelfer Myra Musicant and Howard Cohen Elyse and Howard Rubin Rabbi Sonia and Ned Saltzman Abraham Shapiro Charity Fund Diane Troderman and Harold Grinspoon Roberta and Stephen Weiner Nancy and Christopher Winship Robin and Anthony Zelle FELLOW ($1,800 to $4,999) Thomas Alperin Gary Berman Diane and Chester Black Brookline Bank Nancy Buck and James Sebenius Harvey and Martha Chasen Carol and Carl Chudnofsky Annebelle and Arnold Cohen z”l Marsha Cohen Congregation Kehillath Israel Janine and Jevin Eagle Benjamin Feinberg Fund John Fox Eric Friedland Valerie and Mark Friedman Barry Gens Dena and Jason Glasgow Amy Glosser and John Lieber Andrew Goldfarb Paula and James Gould Tony Green Steven Grinspoon Medical Foundation Reuben and Lizzie Grossman Foundation Dorit Harverd and Richard Dale Ailsa Jean Elizabeth and Daniel Jick Roselyn and Edwin Kolodny Sidney Koslow Barbara and Alvin Krakow Lisa Stuart and Forrest Krutter z”l Ruth Langer and Jonathan Sarna Marcia and Alan Leifer Irving London Karen and Robert Miller Susan Miron and Burton Fine Dorie and Michael Mufson Jessica and Charles Myers Christine Olsen and Robert Small Linda and Kenneth Polivy Sari Rapkin Dena and Michael Rashes Barbara and Frank Resnek Winnie Sandler Grinspoon and Steven Grinspoon Barbara and Edward Shapiro

Jennifer Silver Arlene and Greg Stoller Naomi and Jeffrey Stonberg Susan and Joseph Stone Debra and Joshua Troderman Lisa and Neil Wallack Deanna and Sidney Wolk Leslie and Kenneth Zises CONTRIBUTOR ($1,000 to $1,799) Nancy Angell and David Pierre Michelle and Darren Black Helaine and William Braunig Brighton RI Corporation Claire and Daniel Caine Chleck Family Foundation Laura and Aaron Cohen Scott Cohen Ellen Cohen-Kaplan and Jeffrey Kaplan Joseph Craigen Leslie and Alan Crane Judy and Rabbi Joshua Elkin Elaine and Gerald Elovitz z”l Ruth Ann and Edward Feinberg Sherene and Robert Finkel Tamar and Kenneth Frieze S. Zelda and Elkan Gamzu Shannie and David Goldstein Ronald Gluck Ellen Harder and Edward Bloom Paula Hyman z"l and Stanley Rosenbaum Rand Hoch Mary Kane Judith and William Kates Barbara Lax and Kenneth Kranz Alice and Rabbi Van Lanckton Aviva and David Lee-Parritz Laura and Steven Lewis Andrea MacLeod and Steven P. Cohen Kadimah and Mark Michelson New York Community Trust Jennifer Peace and Joel Howe Thomas Powers Katelyn Quynn William Roberts Rabbi Carnie Rose Lynn Satlof-Karas and Steven Karas Pam and Jim Schwartz Betty and Peter Shapiro Enid and Mel Shapiro z”l Rabbi Karen and Don Silberman Susan Silverstein Gilda and Alfred Slifka z”l Marsha and Marc Slotnick Marvin Sparrow Joshua Stanton Stephen Steglitz Judith Sydney Helen Tager-Flusberg and Martin Flusberg Christine and Martin Tourigny Vermont Community Foundation Marshall Weintraub Genevieve and Justin Wyner

ASSOCIATE ($500 to $999) Elizabeth Anisfeld Rabbi Sharon and Shimon Cohen Anisfeld Susan Ansin Amy Baron and Thomas Abrams Jeffrey Binder Susan Black and Richard O’Neal Irma and Arnold Bloom z”l Harriet Bograd and Kenneth Klein Naomi and Walter Chucnin Foundation Helaine Hartman Louise Citron Michael Clare Charlotte Cohen-Meth and Marcel Meth Suzanne and David Diamond Madelyn and Bruce Donoff Judy and Alan Drachman z”l Jeffrey Drucker Fern Fisher and Jack Eiferman Carol Efron-Flier and Steven Flier Rena and Robert Fein Summer and Esther Feldberg Foundation Brenda and Harvey Freishtat Rabbi Sarah Gershuny Louis Gitlin Zelda Goldman Revocable Trust Janet and Mark Gottesman Lynne Heller Rabbi Randy Kafka Anna and David Kanarek Laurie Katzman Laura and Barry Korobkin Marie and Karl Kyriss Hinda Labovitz Rabbi Stephen Landau Lori and Frederic Leif Bernice and Joel Lerner Bruce Leslie Margot LeStrange and Andrew Stern Sandy and Steve Levine Eleanor and David Lewis Michael Mail Yael Miller and Stuart Cole Nancy and Herbert Milstein Philip Mindlin Judith and Steven Molinsky Rabbi Lee Moore Robert Nissenbaum Candace Lun and Scott Plotkin Charles Ritz Susan Rodgin and Warren Manning Julie Rosen and Gary Belowich Elaine and Richard Ruback Jan and Steven Schwartz Seraphim Singers Inc. Clifford Seresky Rony Shapiro Leslie and Alan Sherman Jeffrey Thibault Joseph Weinstein

FRIEND ($250 to $499) Nyna Urovitch and David Williams Shoshanah and Edward Zaritt Francine Achbar Rachel Adelman and Gary Zaidenweber Jessica and David Aronoff Geila and Martin Aronson Maria Benet and Joseph Geller Ellen and Donald Bloch Joyce and Michael Bohnen Susan and Leslie Brisman Deborah z"l and Benjamin Brosgol Lisa and Conrad Chanzit Aaron Clark Eric Cohen Jill Cohen and Michael Savit Joyce College and Alan Goldman Congregation Or Atid Cynthia and Harvey Creem Richard Dimond Honorable Raya Dreben Michael Drucker Thomas Duff Jay Epstein Jane and Jay Fialkow Lisa Fishbayn and Jonathan Joffe Reid Galas Maurice Genser Bonnie and Franklin Gold Lisa Goldstein and Igal Harmelin-Moria Julia Greenstein and Paul Bleicher Rabbi Eric Gurvis Eva and Joshua Gutman Mugi Hanao and Charles Radin Zona and Martin Hoffman Deborah Horwitz and Steven Shoyer Robert Hunt Elyse Hyman Celene Ibrahim Sherry Israel Andrew Janfaza Cynthia and Andrew Janower Sandy and Rabbi Daniel Judson Nancy Ellen Kaplan Robert Kaplan Steffi and Eric Karp Muriel and Moses Khazam Martin Kofman Cathy Konicki Rabbi Claudia Kreiman and Rabbi Ebn Leader Sara Lee Lori Lefkovitz and Rabbi Leonard Gordon Rene Lehmann Mary Lohr and Paul Sapp Deborah Marcus

Jeffrey Mason Cantor Brian Mayer Caryl z"l and Barry Mesch Elaine and Ronald Morris Robin Neiterman Golda and Michael Och Mindy and Max Peckler Rabbi Jay Perlman Rabbi Marcia Plumb and Rabbi Michael Shire Rabbi Elaine Pollack Suzanne and Norman Priebatsch Bella Pucker Ina and Gerald Regosin Rabbi Shayna and Jonathan Rhodes Stuart Rose Judith Rosenbaum and Rabbi Or Rose Joanne Schindler and Rabbi Allan Lehmann Lee Schneider Rumelle Scott Beatrice and Norman Shapero Edward Shapiro Ari Shrage Benjamin Sigel Paul Solyn Hilary and Samuel Spector Avi Strausberg Priscilla and Geoffrey Stein Carol Ann and Bernard Stollar Elizabeth Strauss Temple Emanu-El of Providence Suzanne and Rabbi Herb Tobin Giovannipaolo Urbanucci Barbara and Lester Wax Leigh Weiss Jeffrey Whitney Jackie Williams Leigh Williamson Sarah and Louis Woolf Rose Zoltek-Jick

C OM M U N I T Y PA RT N E R SH I PS We thank our community partners who help support the activities of Hebrew College, and through their generosity contribute to greater funding of our core academic and learning programs. These matching gifts and gifts-in-kind are a great source of community building.

Gifts-in-Kind The following companies and individuals have generously supported programs, events, and operating expenses by in-kind gifts. Star Market Trader Joe’s Walgreens Whole Foods

Matching-Gift Organizations The following companies have donated to Hebrew College through their employee matching-gift program, thereby increasing the impact of the gift by both the employer and employee. Amazonsmile Benevity Johnson & Johnson Schwab Charitable Fund

We make every effort to list all donors accurately. Please call the Office of Institutional Advancement at 617-559-8726 with any errors or omissions so that we may correct our records. This list includes those who made a gift between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016. Thank you.

Endowment Fund Hebrew College extends its deep appreciation to those who created endowment funds or made gifts to existing funds of $1,000 or more during the 2016 Annual Campaign. Your generous support sustains the vital educational programs and activities of Hebrew College in perpetuity.

Endowment Fund for the Betty Ann Greenbaum Miller Center for Interreligious Learning and Leadership

To support the activities of the Center, which provides religious leaders and students with the knowledge and skills to help create a more just, compassionate, and sustainable world.

Rabbi Arthur Green Rabbinical School Endowment Fund

To provide scholarship assistance to students in the Hebrew College Rabbinical School and to support an annual lecture or symposium on subjects related to Jewish mysticism and theology.

Burton D. and Jeanne B. Rudnick Memorial Rabbinical School Scholarship Fund To provide scholarship assistance to students in the Hebrew College Rabbinical School.

College Leadership S E N I O R A D M I N I S T R AT I O N Rabbi Daniel L. Lehmann President and Professor of Pluralism and Jewish Education Keith Dropkin Vice President, Finance and Administration Rabbi Lisa Keshet Vice President, Institutional Advancement Alan J. Sherman, MBA Vice President, Marketing Rabbi Michael Shire, PhD Chief Academic Officer G R A D U AT E S T U D I E S D E A N S Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld Dean, Rabbinical School Cantor Brian Mayer, DSM Dean, School of Jewish Music Rabbi Michael Shire, PhD Dean, Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education and Jewish Studies Program A D U LT A N D Y O U T H P R O G R A M D I R E C T O R S Dan Brosgol, MJEd’04 Director, Prozdor Bernice Lerner, EdD Director, Adult Learning Ariel Margolis Director, Makor BOARD OF TRUSTEES Harold G. Kotler, Meah’99, Chair Geoffrey Kurinsky, Meah’02, Treasurer, Chair, Finance Committee Jack A. Eiferman, Secretary Lydia Kukoff Susan Ain, Meah’02, MAJS’11 Sara S. Lee David Begelfer, Meah’01 Rabbi Daniel L. Lehmann, President, Hebrew College Chair, Governance Committee Ross B. Levine Nancy Buck, Meah’01 Daniel L. Miller, Meah‘99 Harvey Chasen, Meah’16 Chair, Investment Committee Carl Chudnofsky, Meah’06, MAJS’13 Myra Musicant Steven P. Cohen, Meah’98 Rabbi Suzanne Offit, Meah’96, MAJS’09, Rab’09 Louis J. Grossman, Meah’00 Myra L. Snyder, Meah’97, MAJS’01, ex-officio Gregory L. Stoller TRUSTEE EMERITI Betty Brudnick, P’46, H’10 Mickey Cail, Meah’03, H’06 Ted Cutler, H’02 Theodore Teplow, H’99

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