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A Message from the President and Executive Director To paraphrase Charles Dickens, “These are the best of times.” We begin this message by reflecting on the very positive trajectory of our Nashville Jewish community. Nearly a decade ago the Jewish Federation initiated the Best Jewish Nashville process which resulted in new funding priorities for the Jewish Federation and helped us to be more accountable to our valued and generous donors. Then last year we completed a strategic planning process that was dubbed Best Jewish Nashville 2.0. Drawing upon the results and recommendations of the 2015 Nashville Jewish Community Study, we sought to make Best Jewish Nashville even better. We have succeeded in so many ways. We’ve expanded our outreach and engagement efforts to reach those who live away from the geographic “core” of the Jewish community; we’ve ramped up programming to attract marginally affiliated and unaffiliated Jews as well as interfaith couples and families. And we’ve thrown out a big welcome mat through our Welcoming Ambassadors and Newcomers programs. These are just a few of the programs associated with Best Jewish Nashville and Best Jewish Nashville 2.0 that are highlighted in the pages of this Annual Report. Our overall goal is to be a Jewish Federation that is designed to meet the realities of being Jewish in America as we approach the third decade of the 21st Century. We know we still have much to do and we’re not afraid to experiment as evidenced by the more than 60 New Initiative programs the Jewish Federation has funded since 2010. We welcome and embrace the spirit of collaboration that exists between our local agencies and congregations. We strive to always have our “listening” channels wide open recognizing that great ideas can emerge from any segment of our Jewish community. We were tremendously gratified by the incredible success of the LIFE & LEGACYTM program, which we began last year in partnership with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. With more than 485 letters of intent





secured in Year One of this project, we conservatively estimate that this will yield more than $15 million in new endowment funds for the 13 Jewish organizations that are our partners in this initiative. Current research on nonprofits informs us that by the year 2050 organizations that do not have at least 20 percent of their operating budgets flowing from endowments will face serious challenges in maintaining their annual programs. Our important work now will ensure a bright future for the Jewish Federation and all of our communal partners. This past year, in partnership with the Nashville Symphony and the Nashville Public Library, the Jewish Federation brought the Violins of Hope exhibition to our city. It was our hope and dream that the stories behind these cherished and sacred Holocaust-era instruments would bring diverse segments of our city together like never before. What transpired exceeded all of our expectations. Who would have thought that we would commemorate Yom HaShoah from the stage of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center? Or that just a few weeks later, we would celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Israel’s Independence in Centennial Park? We began our message with Dickens and will end with Theodor Herzl. In speaking of Zionism and a Jewish homeland, Herzl famously stated “If you will it, it is no dream…” Often times the rest of the sentence is not uttered—“and if you do not will it, a dream it is and a dream it will stay.” At the Jewish Federation our will is strong, our energy endless and our commitment to a rich Jewish life eternal. We will continue to realize our dreams and we thank all of you who through your willing support make it happen.

Lisa Perlen President Mark S. Freedman Executive Director


Our successes in 2017-2018

• The LIFE & LEGACY program in its inaugural year has empowered thirteen local Jewish organizations and congregations to work collaboratively and has secured over 485* Letters of Intent for the future of the Nashville Jewish community through legacy giving. We anticipate continued successes for this critical communitywide effort underwritten by the Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation in partnership with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. • Violins of Hope, a shared project of the Jewish Federation with the Nashville Symphony, brought together 28 program partners and sponsored over 50 concerts, lectures, and interactive programs throughout the arts community thereby educating thousands about the lessons of the Holocaust and introducing many to the good work of the Jewish Federation. • Congregation Micah and the Community Relations Committee teamed up on Journey to Justice to deepen and strengthen friendships with our partners in the African American community. • Over 1,000 celebrants attended Israel@70 in Centennial Park – a first for the Jewish Federation! • Our efforts to serve interfaith couples and their families were accelerated by a partnership between the leadership of the clergy of two Reform congregations, Congregation Micah and The Temple, and the Jewish Federation who led an Interfaith Couples Leadership Mission to Israel. Upon their return the newly energized participants have offered several programs for our community and have promised to keep up their outreach. • Over 35 young leaders from Nashville, Hadera-Eiron Israel, and our 10 Partnership2Gether Southeast Consortium cities gathered in Nashville to become inspired to “take the next step” of leadership in their Jewish communities. Next year’s Leadership2Gether program will be during Purim 2019. • Twenty-five Federation leaders traveled on the Nashville CommUNITY Trip: Argentina 2018 organized by the Jewish Federation. Following the devastating economic crisis in 2000, our community was able to witness the successful economic turnaround in the Argentinian Jewish community made possible by ongoing Federation support for critical services in their time of need. *As of 6/6/18

OFFICERS & CHAIRS (2017-2018) LISA PERLEN, President LORI FISHEL, Vice President MICHAEL DOOCHIN, Treasurer and Chair, Budget and Finance Committee STEVE HIRSCH, Secretary FRED ZIMMERMAN, 2018 Annual Campaign Chair MARK S. FREEDMAN, Executive Director, Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee

FRANK BOEHM, Chair, Jewish Observer Editorial Board ROBIN COHEN, Chair, Local Partnership2Gether Committee ELLIE FLIER, Co-Chair, NowGen Nashville RON GALBRAITH, Chair, Community Relations Committee FAITH HABER GALBRAITH, U.S. Chair, SE Consortium/ Hadera-Eiron Partnership2Gether Joint Steering Committee MINDY HIRT, Co-Chair, Grants Committee

MARY JONES, Chair, Advisory Committee on Distributions BEN KATZ, Co-Chair, NowGen Nashville LESLIE KIRBY, Vice Chair, Community Relations Committee ADAM LANDA, Chair, Jewish Foundation Development Committee ANDY MAY, Chair, Investment Committee SUZANNE SCHULMAN, Co-Chair, Grants Committee

CAROL HYATT, Immediate Past President and Chair, Nominating Committee



OUR FAMILY TREE Our Community. Our Volunteers. Our Leadership.

Board of Directors (2017-18) Lisa Perlen, President; Lori Fishel, Vice President; Steve Hirsch, Secretary; Michael Doochin, Treasurer; Carol Hyatt, Immediate Past President; Tara Axelroth, Didi Biesman, Frank Boehm, Mark Cohen, Adam Dretler, Ron Galbraith, Steve Hecklin, Mindy Hirt, Aron Karabel, Adam Landa, David Levy, Andy May, Leslie Newman, Suzanne Schulman, David Schwartz, David Steine, Jr., Rabbi Saul Strosberg, Janet Weismark, Fred Zimmerman

Jewish Foundation B’nai Tzedek Teen Philanthropy Board

OUR SUCCESSES | 2017-2018

Best Jewish Nashville 2.0 Impact and Ethan Bengelsdorf, Zach Innovation Planning Garfinkel, Iris Hanai, Tess Committee Herzog, Shoshana Kelner, Abby Landa, Emma Steve Hirsch, Co-Chair; Carol Mary Jones, Chair; Marty Satinsky, Chair; Rudy Srebnik Hyatt, Co-Chair; Didi Biesman, Scott Ghertner, Linda Garrett Asher, Michael Mindy Drongowski, Teena Gluck, Lori Fishel, Levine, Rodney Cohen, Lauren Cooper, Hilary Adam Landa, Lisa Rosenblum Diskin, Ari Dubin, Ellie Flier, Dara Budget Perlen, Jeremy Werthan Freiberg, Joyce Friedman, Faith and Finance Haber Galbraith, Ron Galbraith, Committee Ad-Hoc Greg Goldberg, Larry Goldberg, Michael Doochin, Committee on Lorna Graff, Lynn Heady, Alex Chair; Mark Cohen, Jewish Federation Congregational Heller, Batia Karabel, Pam Kelner, Nominating Lori Fishel, David Council of Past Presidents Security Leslie Kirby, David Lapp, Tara Community Committee (2018) Levy, Lisa Lerner, Ellen Levitt, Margaret Carol Hyatt, Chair; Frank Relations Lori Fishel, Chair; Perlen Carol Hyatt, Chair; Littman, Patty Marks, Tony Boehm, Sandy Cohen, Rabbi Committee Didi Biesman, Frank Gordon, Mindy McLarty, Evan Nahmias, Lisa Peter Haas, Ellen Levitt, Carolyn Adam Dretler, Ron Galbraith, Chair; Hirt, David Levy, Ted Perlen, Arthur Perlen, Avi Poster, Levine, Andy May, Ted Mayden, Carol Hyatt Leslie Kirby, Vice Chair; Mayden, David Steine, Evan Rittenberg, Steven Remer, Gary Pinsly, Nedda Pollack, Felicia Anchor, Fabian Bedne, Jr.; Moshe Werthan Sheri Rosenberg, Ben Russ, Stephen Riven, Floyd Shechter, Andrea Bernstein, Teena Cohen, Howard Safer, Leslie Sax, Avi David Steine, Jr.; Peter Weiss, Hilary Diskin, Michael Dobrin, Spielman, David Steine, Moshe Werthan, Fred Arielle Doochin, Celia Goldstein, Rabbi Yitzchok Tiechtel, Zimmerman Welcoming Lindsay Goldstein, Mark Goldstein, Janet Weismark Ambassadors Lorna Graff, Michael Hershey, Grants Committee Marsha Jaffa, Rachel Koch, A.J. Natalie Bockian, Richard (2016-1018) Levine, Arthur Perlen, Lisa Perlen, Chalal, Rhoda Cooper, Robin Cohen, Co-Chair; Mindy Avi Poster, Daniel Reches, Josh Arielle Doochin, Suriva Hirt, Co-Chair; Suzanne Segall, Avi Spielman, Steven Fischer, Julie Fortune, Gil Fox, Schulman, Co-Chair; Tara Axelroth, Remer, Mary Shelton, Mara Joyce Fox, Paula Goldberg, Larry Partnership2Gether Jeremy Brook, Marjean Coddon, Steine, Irwin Venick, Hedy Goldberg, Lorna Graff, Risa Klein Robin Cohen, Chair; Faith Billy Eskind, Gary Fradkin, Steve Weinberg Herzog, Anita Howards, Carol Hyatt, Haber Galbraith, Consortium Hirsch, Batia Karabel, Jeremy Seth Hyatt, Rachel Iroff, Batia Karabel, Chair; Tara Axelroth, Jay Cohen, Landa, Leslie Newman, Lisa Aron Karabel, Linda Kartoz-Doochin, Nancy Flexer, Carol Hyatt, Leslie Perlen, Karen Weil Ruth Klar, Arlene Lapp, David Lapp, Kirby, Leslie Klein, Rachel Koch, Hayley Levy, Diana Lutz, Barbara David Kosson, Margaret “Meg” Investment Olsher, Lana Pargh, Franklin Pargh, NowGen Board Littman, Corye Nelson, Stewart Committee The Marsha Raimi, Adam Ellie Flier, Co-Chair; Ben Perlman, Amy Ritchart, Freya Jewish Andy May, Chair; Ben Salzman, Michael Simon, Linda Katz, Co-Chair; Tara Sachs, Jack Simon, Diane Observer Doochin, Adam Dretler, Sisselman, Amy Smith, Patti Steine, Axelroth, Justin Doochin, Weiner, Christie Wiemers, Editorial Board Billy Eskind, James Gale Wales, Marissa Wertheimer, Jacob Kupin, Eric Mirowitz, Shanna Wilons Fishel, Bob Gordon, Rick Wise, Beth Wise Frank Boehm, Sarah Motis, Ben Reisman, Frank Gordon, Adam Chair; Barbara Dab, Jacob Ruden, Marissa Landa, Howard Liz Foster, Greg Wertheimer Safer Goldberg, Scott Rosenberg




Jewish Foundation Professional Advisory Council Steering Committee


Jewish Foundation Advisory Committee on Distributions


Serving the Community with Distinction and Caring.

IMPACT Event Committee Ayelet Berger, Adam Caplan, Alon Diamant-Cohen, Batia Karabel, Simon Newman, Hilary Mirowitz, Tara Worthey Segal

Girls Night Out Host Committee Robin Cohen, Erin Coleman, Lori Fishel, Campaign Royce Fishel, Julie Fortune, Volunteers Linda Gluck, Lorna Graff, Fred Zimmerman, Sandra Hecklin, Ellen Hirsch, 2018 Annual Rae Hirsch, Katie Isaacs, Gail Campaign Jacobs, Stephanie Jaffe, Rachel Chair Johnson, Judy Lefkovitz, Hayley Levy, Laurel Orley, Lana Pargh, Ellen Rosen, Rachel Schulman, Mensch Suzanne Schulman, Nancy Society Steering Shapiro, Abby Sparks, Nan Committee Speller, Rachel Spielman, Katie David Bockian, Steve Wayne, Abbie Wolf, Karen Hirsch, Frank Boehm, Yazdian, Jennie Zagnoev Fred Zimmerman

LIFE & LEGACY Holocaust Memorial Sub Team Felicia Anchor, Erin Coleman, Alex Limor

Campaign Conversations Team Tara Axelroth, Didi Biesman, Frank Boehm, Michael Doochin, Adam Dretler, Lori Fishel, Ron Galbraith, Steve Hecklin, Steve Hirsch, Mindy Hirt, Carol Hyatt, Aron Karabel, Adam Landa, David Levy, Andrew May, Leslie Newman, Lisa Perlen, Suzanne Schulman, David Steine, Jr, Janet Weismark

Girls Night Out Planning Committee Stephanie Speller, Townsend, Chair; Dianne Berry, Sara Fried, Dina Gluck, Amy Goldstein, Gretchen Goldstein, Sarah Hornick, Batia Karabel, Kim Lapidus, Jenny Israel@70 Michaeli, Jennifer Lefkovitz, Committee Leeron Resnick, Samantha Sharon Ben Ami, Saturn. Amanda Schwartz, Community Shlicha, coordinator Lindsay Shapiro, Alyssa Planning Committee: Trachtman, Kelly Unger, Tal Rami Weismark, Tara Axelroth, Erin Yazdian, Etta Zimmerman 2018 NowGen Fligel, Noa Sakazi, Hayley Levy, Sarah Purim Committee Motis, Robert Taeidkashani, Alon Sarah Rose Schiftan, Ben Purer, Diamant-Cohen, Audrey Niego , Nili Alexis Schlessel, Laura Friedman, Shalom Cohen, Joe Perlen, Queyrouze, Julia Motis, Rachel Marsha Jaffa, Diane Weiner, Michael Iroff, Natalie Steinberg, Demi Marks, Dobrin, Evan Rittenberg, Mark Marci Levy, Abby Philips, Sharon Freedman, Joel Abramson, Herzlian Dinner Hosts Ben Ami, Jennifer Reiner, Marissa Deborah Oleshansky, Cantor Sarah Dr. Nancy Brown and Andrew May, Wertheimer Levine, Daniella Pressner, Ellen and Steve Hirsch, Barbara and Ted Michael Gross Mayden, Sharon and Moises Paz, Lisa and Mike Shmerling, Gloria and Paul Sternberg


OUR SUCCESSES | 2017-2018

Leadership2Gether Retreat Batia Karabel, Leslie Kirby, Christie Wiemers

Tzedakah Funday Chairs Rachel Iroff, Eric Mirowitz, Mollie Perry, Bobby Perry

LIFE & LEGACY Team Members David Steine, Jr., Captain; Larry Averbuch, Adam Dretler, James Fishel, Mark Freedman, Mark Goldfarb, Risa Klein Herzog, Mindy Hirt, Carol Hyatt, Adam Landa, Lisa Perlen, Steven Riven, Naomi Limor Sedek



Building on the successes of Best Jewish Nashville, Best Jewish Nashville 2.0 sets forth a five-year planning blueprint Guided by the results of the 2015 Jewish Community Study conducted by the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University, and the leadership of Carol Hyatt and Steve Hirsch, over 50 leaders worked in concert to identify unmet needs, vulnerable populations, and areas requiring increased focus. The Best Jewish Nashville 2.0 Impact and Innovation committees offered critical thinking and creative approaches to meet our most pressing challenges. The result is a five-year planning blueprint summarized below. Promoting Volunteer and Newcomer Outreach and Engagement

Educating the Broader Community

OUR SUCCESSES | 2017-2018

Enhancing Outreach and Services to the Poor and Nearly Poor Building Community-Wide Bridges Through Social Justice Providing Community-Wide Leadership Development and Training

Community Building Within the Jewish Community

Educating Donors and Inspiring Philanthropy

Offering Programs and Services Beyond the Geographic Core

Increasing Israel Advocacy Through Travel Experiences

Engaging Those for Whom Jewish Life is Too Costly

Jewish Federation and our community partners are hard at work addressing these needs but we cannot do it without your help. Our newcomers receptions take place quarterly and offer an opportunity for those new to Nashville to meet other newcomers and people from our community, to mingle and to get all the information they need about living in Music City. At the reception, Nashville newbies meet with volunteers from our community, called Welcoming Ambassadors, who have volunteered to join with the Jewish Federation in reaching out to the newly arrived.







to Nashville have been personally welcomed by Welcoming Ambassadors and at Newcomers Receptions.


Inspiration • Creativity • Social Justice • Interfaith Dialogue

Training session for docents for exhibition at the Nashville Public Library

Avshi Weinstein, left, son of Violins of Hope founder Amnon Weinstein, discusses his work with James Grymes, author of “Violins of Hope.”

Violins of Hope founder Amnon Weinstein with his wife, Assi Weinstein, at the community Yom Hashoah event at Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Congressman Jim Cooper, left, views the exhibit at the Nashville Public Library, joined by Lisa Perlen, Leslie Klein and Mark Freedman


OUR SUCCESSES | 2017-2018

Steven Brosvik, Nashville Symphony COO, Mark Freedman, and Alan D. Valentine, Nashville Symphony President and CEO

The Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee partnered with the Nashville Symphony to bring the Violins of Hope, a collection of restored instruments played by Jewish musicians during The Holocaust, to Nashville to facilitate a citywide dialogue about music, art, social justice and free expression. These instruments, restored by Amnon Weinstein, survived concentration camps, pogroms and many long journeys to tell remarkable stories of injustice, suffering, resilience and survival.



A connector for all things young and Jewish in our community

NowGen helps native Nashvillians and newcomers between the ages of 22-40 find meaning and build relationships in all facet of life, from professional and religious to cultural and communal.

OUR SUCCESSES | 2017-2018

NowGen strives to build and sustain a lifelong commitment to Jewish life and leadership by providing opportunities to build friendships and take part in events to create a thriving Jewish community in Nashville and Middle Tennessee for generations to come.

The Jewish Federation, through NowGen, has created a strong community for young, Jewish Nashvillians. That community is here to welcome newcomers who need a network, to provide a Shabbat dinner to those looking to observe, and to create an opportunity to engage in social outreach for those looking to give back. I’m extremely grateful for the support that the Federation provides NowGen and am proud of the progress we have made as a young Jewish community.

– B E N K AT Z

Building future leaders and strengthening our community. These are participants from NowGen’s newest program called LEADS: Leadership Education and Development Series

NowGen’s Annual Rosh Bash Party. With over 200 attendees, this is the best introduction to the young professional Jewish community in Nashville.

I chose to take on a leadership role because the Jewish community in Nashville has given us so much. It’s vibrant and expanding, but like anything, it needs our support in order to thrive. We are small but strong, and we need to invest in the Federation so that future generations will be able to find their homes in Nashville and put down roots as well.

– TA R A W O R T H E Y S E G A L 6




ISRAEL AND OVERSEAS Following the devastating economic crisis in 2000, our community was able to witness the successful economic turnaround in the Argentinian Jewish community made possible by ongoing Federation support for critical services in their time of need.


have traveled to places in the world where Federation improves the lives of Jews and sustains Jewish life then returned home to educate our community as Federation Global Ambassadors.

OUR SUCCESSES | 2017-2018

Group gathers for a photo in Mendoza, Argentina.

Interfaith mission participants in Caesarea, Israel

Participants in the Leadership2gether retreat, young leaders from Nashville, TN and leaders from our Partnership2gether region Hadera Eiron gather together to learn from one another

Photo by Gloria Sternberg, Visiting with the leadership of the AMIA building that was bombed in 1994

35 young leaders gather together and bond through Israeli Dancing.

Mark Freedman meets with members of the P2G medical exchange delegation at Hillel Yaffe Hosptial in Hadera.




OUR SUCCESSES | 2017-2018

Guided by responses elicited in the Best Jewish Nashville 2.0 process, Community Relations Committee (CRC) Chair Ron Galbraith worked with the BJN 2.0 Impact and Innovation committee to restructure the CRC to better meet community needs. CRC is now composed of five sub-committees, each addressing specific areas of concern and interest for the Jewish community: • Israel Advocacy • Community Outreach • Social Justice and Social Action • Strategic Response • Talent and Recruitment 2018 Chairs of the Community Relations Seder: Hilary Diskin and Andrea Bernstein

CRC members visited the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, Montgomery, Ala. Photo by Ron Galbraith









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OUR SUCCESSES | 2017-2018

Coordinated by our community shlicha, Sharon Ben Ami, over 1,000 people gathered together in Centennial Park to celebrate Israel’s 70th birthday.



LIFE & LEGACY Celebrating our successful completion of the first year of the LIFE & LEGACY program underwritten and administered by the Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee in partnership with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

After year one of the program,




in total were signed estimated at

OUR SUCCESSES | 2017-2018



LETTERS OF INTENT received by the Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Nashville team valued at over


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Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation Financial Resource Information 2017-2018

CAMPAIGN ACHIEVEMENT $2,750,000 $2,700,000 $2,650,000 $2,600,000 $2,550,000 $2,500,000 $2,450,000 $2,400,000 $2,350,000 $2,300,000 $2,250,000 2012-2013







Your contributions to the Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation allow you to be there when help is needed – today, throughout your lifetime and for generations to come. Tell us what you value and we’ll help you get there. We are your pathway to Jewish philanthropy and serving Jewish needs in Nashville, in Israel and in 70 countries around the world.

We are very lucky to be members of such a long-standing, welcoming, diverse, and charitable Jewish community here in Nashville and we cannot afford to take it for granted.


Annual Resource Development for Today With your annual support, we are a lifeline. We bring security. We are on the front lines. We rebuild, revive and reinvent Jewish life. Wherever Jews are in need, the Jewish Federation is there to respond because of your support. We grant over $2 million annually to local, national and international Jewish organizations. No gift touches more Jewish lives.



2017 Annual Campaign Achievement $2,626,613*

Helping People Across the Nation, in Israel and Worldwide

Educating Ourselves and Our Children Pardes Institute for Jewish Studies in North America Akiva School Scholarships and Financial Assistance Scholarships for Early Childhood Education (GJCC, Micah, Temple, Chabad) Congregational Grants (Beit Tefilah Chabad, Micah, Sherith Israel, The Temple, WES) Community-Wide Jewish High School Program (Jewish Federation) Community-Wide Adult Jewish Education Global Day of Jewish Learning (Jewish Federation) Jewish Enrichment for Camp Davis (JCC) One Happy Camper (Jewish Federation) Prizmah (Coalition of Jewish Day School supporting organizations) Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano Masorti (Conservative) Movement World Union for Progressive Judaism Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Chabad Yeshivah

Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Scholastic Assistance in Hadera, Israel (Ethiopian National Project) Ensuring the well-being of Jews in the Former Soviet Union (JDC) MAKSAM-Hadera-Serving At-Risk Ethiopian-Israeli Children ALMA-Pre-Army (IDF) Training Programs Youth Futures (Assisting At-Risk Teens in Israel) Mifalot: Afterschool Sports Program for Ethiopian Immigrant Children in Hadera Young Adult Center in Hadera World ORT National Hadassah Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society Hurricane Emergency Relief Assistance for Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria New Israel Fund*


*Funding is limited for programs that support Jewish religious pluralism in Israel

Next Generation Engagement and Teen Leadership Opportunities

Cost of Fundraising 10%

Senior Class Leadership and Community Engagement (Vanderbilt Hillel) Community Engagement AssociateNowGen Nashville (Jewish Federation) Jewish Student Life and Leadership (Vanderbilt Hillel) University of Tennessee-Knoxville Hillel Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life PJ Library Passover Seder Meals (Vanderbilt Hillel) BBYO (JCC) Staff Support for Jewish Teens (JCC, BBYO) Programming for Jewish Teens (JCC) Maccabi Games (JCC) NextGen Civil Rights Leadership Tour (Temple, JCC) NextDor Shabbaton (The Temple) NextDor: Night of 100 Seders (The Temple) Adult Learning Series – Tools for Life (Akiva School) University Faculty and Staff Engagement (Vanderbilt Hillel) Tot Shabbat Celebrations and Dinner Young Teachers Engagement (Akiva) BlendedGen: Passport for Your Interfaith Journey Jewsic City Shabbat (Jewish Federation)

Supplemental Overseas Institute for National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Orr Shalom-Safe Haven Camp Program Pardes Institute for Jewish Studies

Building a Connection to Israel and Overseas Get Connected! Teen Trip to Israel Subsidies for Young Leadership Mission to Israel and Overseas Birthright Israel JAFI Young Emissary: Community Shalicha (Jewish Federation) Interfaith Couples Mission to Israel (Micah, Temple, Jewish Federation) Israel Action Network (JFNA) Vanderbilt Hillel Fellow–Israel Advancement Initiative: Campus Shaliach Partnership2Gether in Hadera-Eiron Jewish Enrichment for Camp Davis-Summer Shaliach (JCC) Israel U. (Micah/WES/CRC/ Vanderbilt Hillel)

Caring for the Elderly Helping with Personal and Family Needs Scholarships for Camp Davis (JCC) Counseling and Case Management (JFS) Financial Assistance Services (JFS) Information and Referral Services (JFS) Kosher Food Boxes (JFS) Planet Kids (JCC) Family Life Education (JFS) Scholarships for Jewish Sleep Away Campus (Jewish Federation) Jewish Children’s Regional Service

* Total as of 12/31/17





Shalom Taxi (JCC) Senior and Adult Programs (JCC) Senior Adult Newsletter (JCC) Senior Services/Helping Hands (JFS) Lunch and Learn (West End Synagogue) Supporting Our Seniors (Congregation Micah) Mazel Tones-Junior Choir Outreach (The Temple)

Community Outreach, Development and Growth Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation Contribution to the Jewish Community Campus (JCC) Jewish Council for Public Affairs (CRC) Secure Community Network Sukkot of Peace (WES) Nashville Jewish Film Festival (JCC) Community Adult Engagement & Volunteer Initiative (JCC and Jewish Federation) Welcoming Ambassadors/Newcomers Program (Jewish Federation) Journeying for Justice in Tennessee (Congregation Micah and CRC) The Jewish Observer (Jewish Federation) Anti-Defamation League

JEWISH FOUNDATION The Jewish Foundation of Nashville for tomorrow What you value matters. When you invest in those values, your actions shape the world. The Jewish Foundation of Nashville is your partner as the endowment arm of the Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee. We have years of experience; we provide you and your family with unique Jewish philanthropic expertise and support to make your charitable planned giving personalized and thoughtful. We offers a variety of taxwise estate planning and charitable giving opportunities to enable donors to meet their individual financial and estate planning needs, realize their philanthropic dreams and create a legacy for our Jewish future. The Jewish Foundation houses a wide variety of funds estimated at $34 million in assets. Your values. Our expertise. FINANCIAL RESOURCES

ENDOWMENT FUNDS HELD BY THE JEWISH FOUNDATION $40,000,000 $35,000,000 $30,000,000 $25,000,000 $20,000,000 $15,000,000 $10,000,000 $5,000,000










Without a doubt, looking after one another is life’s whole purpose. Our gift to the Book of Life is our way of expressing how we feel about our Jewish community – it is a pay-it-forward feeling. Giving back financially is one method of personifying our feelings. It allows us to impact positively on this generation and the next. We know that our handful of dollars is more than just money. Rather, our small contribution translates to a vial of medicine, a course for the general community on anti-Semitism, a healthy meal, and a Jewish existence. Moreover, with the two of us coming from distinctly different backgrounds, we want to ensure that our values of inclusivity transfer to future generations. Breaking barriers in thought, and fostering acceptance of others while providing a Jewish choice, are paramount to the survival of all.


Giving is not just a onetime event. Tikkun Olam requires ongoing nurturing and involvement. Only through our actions and words can we truly make a difference, day by day, year by year, generation by generation.





LIFE & LEGACY™ for future generations Creating your Jewish legacy today empowers you to help the organizations that mean the most to you in your lifetime to be secure long after your lifetime‌for the community, for your children, and for your grandchildren. All of us, regardless of age, wealth or affiliation, have the power to help sustain a vibrant Jewish community now and into the future.


At the completion of the first year of the program, over 485 letters of intent were signed estimated at $15 million. The Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Nashville team received 61 letters of intent valued at over $3.8 million.


The Jewish Federation recognizes and honors its Legacy Society members with an opportunity to experience a new touchscreen platform for the Book of Life that has been updated with new names, personal statements and pictures.

There are 13 partnering organizations who are participating in the LIFE & LEGACY program in Nashville. These organizations, through this program, are provided the resources and training to approach their supporters and ask for after-lifetime gifts through a will, trust, retirement plan, or life insurance.

LIFE & LEGACY Community Partners:



Jewish Foundation Financial Statement/Foundation Stats



Total Funds: 574 Total Assets: $33,966,317

Unrestricted Funds (6) Donor Advised/Family Philanthropic Funds (115) Designated Funds (38) Area of Interest Funds (10) Agency Funds (6) B’nai Tzedek Funds (377) Legacy Funds (4) PACE/ACE/LOJE Funds (18)

Total Distributions to Charities as of 4/15/2018 2016-2017 2017-2018* Annual Federation $415,738 $257,935 Campaign Local Jewish $441,445 $356,324 Organizations National Jewish $308,114 $241,538 Organizations Organizations in $400,121 $380,123 General Community Total Distributions $1,565,418 $1,235,920

Incentive Grant Opportunities These funds provide opportunities for community members to apply for financial support for a variety of needs and experiences. The Lori Ann Fishel Fund to Enhance the Lives of Those with Disabilities Established 2017

The Lori Ann Fishel Fund of the Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee was established by the Fishel Family to honor Lori’s independent spirit. The family wants others to have the same opportunities that Lori had in life that provided her access to and acceptance in the community. The goal of the Lori Ann Fishel Fund is to provide incentive grants (to offset costs) to help individuals with disabilities to travel, participate in programs, or pursue hobbies and interests in order to enrich their lives and encourage independence. The incentives may be used to attend camps, retreats, concerts, lectures, conferences, and other enriching experiences. The incentive grant is designed to help defray costs of travel, registration, and meals as well as providing an aide or companion, if needed. All incentive grants will be paid as a reimbursement of costs. Go online to www.jewishnashville.org/fishelfund Donations can be made to any of these funds or you can establish your own funds. Send an email to info@jewishnashville.org and one of our development professionals will be in touch.






Applications for the following funds can be found at www.jewishnashville.org/resources/youth-opportunities


One Happy Camper Designated Fund Established 2016

FIRST TIME CAMPERS attended overnight Jewish Summer Camp thanks to One Happy Camper incentive grants.

Provides incentive grants for the families of campers attending Jewish overnight (sleepaway) camps based on appropriate criteria (i.e. minimum length of overnight camp experience, participant must be a first-time attendee).

Mary and Harry Zimmerman Youth Exchange Endowment Fund for Israel Established 1987


have traveled on educational Israel programs supported by incentive grants from the Mary and Harry Zimmerman Family Youth Exchange Endowment Fund.


The Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee wants to ensure the continued existence of a dynamic and diverse Jewish community. It is the intent of the Federation to encourage Jewish students to visit Israel. In order to make this possible, the Federation provides incentive grants for Israel programs to qualified student candidates.


Designated Funds Establishing a designated fund allows a donor to support the good work of a specific nonprofit organization in perpetuity. This type of gift provides the organization not only with funding, but also investment stewardship and the ability to manage endowment funds through the expertise of the Jewish Foundation. Akiva School Jonathan M. Averbuch Enrichment Fund Established 2007

Supports enrichment programs at Akiva.

Head of Akiva School Special Designated Fund Established 2014

Supports needs directly related to promoting and enhancing student enrollment. Examples include but are not limited to: tuition assistance, staff salaries, school enrichment, etc.

Al Beit Memorial Fund for Jewish Family Service Established 1992

Makes distributions to Jewish Family Service for its general purposes. JEWISH FEDERATION & JEWISH FOUNDATION OF NASHVILLE AND MIDDLE TENNESSEE


Philip and Eva Kopald Berkell Professional Education Fund for Jewish Family Service Established 2006

Supports the continuing education of the professional staff of the Jewish Family Service of Nashville and Middle Tennessee.

Steven J. and Elaine M. Edelstein and Mark S. Freedman and Leslie J. Klein Endowment Fund for Professional Education Established 2007

Supports staff development and educational enrichment activities for Jewish communal workers.

Elizabeth and Gertrude Jeffrey and Donna Eskind Cohen Fund for Akiva School Fund for Jewish Family Established 1993 Service Makes distributions to Akiva for its Established 2007 general purposes. Makes distributions to Jewish Hadassah Nashville Chapter, Family Service for its general purposes.

Endowment fund


Supports Hadassah Nashville Chapter

Morris and Sylvia B. Davis Memorial Fund for West End Synagogue

Federation Fund for JCC Library Established 1992

Supports the JCC library.

Established 2005

Established 2005

Supports the GJCC for its general purposes.

Barney Doyne Designated Fund for Hillel Established 2006

Supports Vanderbilt Hillel for its general purposes.

Established 2007

Supports the maintenance of the Gordon Jewish Community Center.

Harold Hassenfeld Memorial Fund for Jewish Student Life Established 2002

Supports Vanderbilt Hillel student programming.

Albert and Florence Gordon and Abraham and Olga Heller Memorial Scholarship Fund Established 2004

Supports needs-based scholarships for students at Akiva.

Eugene Heller Designated Fund for Akiva Science Enrichment Established 2002

Supports West End Synagogue for its general purposes.

Morris and Sylvia B. Davis Memorial Designated Fund for Gordon JCC

Bernice and Joel Gordon Designated Fund for Gordon JCC Maintenance

Supports the science department at Akiva School and assists with paying for materials, supplies, and other needs.

Feldman-Hassenfeld Fund for B’nai Tzedek

Nashville Holocaust Memorial Education Fund

When a B’nai Tzedek fund is started at the Jewish Foundation, this fund provides matching funds in the amount of $250.

Supports the advancement and dissemination of knowledge about the Holocaust, to preserve the memory of those who suffered, and to encourage the public to reflect upon the moral questions raised by the Holocaust. There is a particular focus on the education of teachers who can serve as leaders in Holocaust education.

Established 2000

Get Connected! Designated Fund for Community Teen Trips to Israel Established 2008

Supports trip expenses for our community teen experience that occurs annually.

Established 1998

Donations can be made to any of these funds or you can establish your own funds. Send an email to info@jewishnashville.org and one of our development professionals will be in touch.





Evelyn Koch Fund for Akiva School Established 2011

Supports the study of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at Akiva School. This can be used for textbooks, classroom supplies, staff salaries, and workshops.

Sam and Rose Komisar Book Fund Established 2012

Joe Kraft Professional Advisory Program Fund Established 1993

Supports the activities of the Professional Advisory Council of the Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee.

Selma Kuhn Goldstein Fund for Hadassah, Nashville Chapter Established 2015

Supports Hadassah, Nashville chapter, for its general purposes.

Grateful Daniel Fund Established 2010

Supports creative, innovative, and impactful Jewish Federation projects and programs that further develop our community’s lay and professional leadership and makes a distribution annually to support the Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee.

Established 1999

Supports Holocaust Youth Education.

Horace Moskovitz Endowment for Vanderbilt Hillel “Enriching Jewish Life” Established 2000

Supports enriching Jewish life at Vanderbilt Hillel.

Nashville Jewish Community Archives Designated Fund Established 1999

Supports the preservation and documentation of Nashville’s Jewish history.

Shirley and Stuart Speyer Designated Fund for Holocaust Programming Established 2006

Supports Holocaust programming in the Jewish community.

Elise Steiner Designated Fund for the Nashville Chapter of the American Red Cross

Established 1994

Supports the Nashville area chapter of the American Red Cross

Elise Steiner Designated Fund for Fifty Forward Established 1994

Supports Fifty Forward in the Nashville community.

Peggy S. Tohrner Hadassah Fund Established 1988

Supports Hadassah, Nashville area chapter.

Vanderbilt Hillel Designated Fund Established 1999

Supports Vanderbilt Hillel for its general purposes.

Leah Rose Werthan Designated Fund for Nourish Your Mind


Distributed to the rabbis’ discretionary funds at Congregation Ohabai Sholom (The Temple), West End Synagogue, and Sherith Israel to be used for the purposes of supporting college students in need with college books and supplies.

Rosemary Cremer May Youth Education Holocaust Fund

Established 2000

Supports the “Nourish Your Mind” program at the GJCC.

Victor Zager Memorial Fund for Akiva School Established 2008

Used for siddurim for Akiva’s first graders and Judaic projects at Akiva School.

Barbara and Julian Zander Designated Fund for GJCC Established 2007

Supports the Gordon Jewish Community Center for its general purposes.

Elise Steiner Designated Fund for Jewish Family Service Established 2005

Supports Jewish Family Service in the Nashville community.



Legacy Funds A legacy fund is a subset of a Designated Fund. This involves a transfer of estate assets to the Jewish Foundation in the form of a single legacy gift to create the fund. Every year the fund distributes its income in the form of financial gifts to the organizations or causes you specified. The recipient organizations can be adjusted free of charge throughout the donor’s lifetime. Elizabeth Ginsberg Dreifuss Designated Fund for Community Needs

Dorothy and Edward Goldstein Special Purpose Designated Fund

Bea and Percy Cohen Memorial Endowment Fund

Supports The West End Synagogue Goldstein Library and the Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Nashville.

Supports the Zionist Organization of America, Nashville Hadassah chapter, and the Federation Annual Campaign.

Jack W. Kuhn, Sr. Memorial Endowment Fund

Established 2005


Established 2006

Established 1996

Established 1997

Supports the American Joint Distribution Committee, Hebrew Union College, and theewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee’s General Fund.

Area-of-Interest Funds This type of fund provides support for particular areas of interest, such as Israel, education, the elderly or those with disabilities, scholarships, recreation and others. The Jewish Foundation makes specific grant distributions in the name of the donor to projects solely within the parameters the donor selects. FINANCIAL NEEDS Community Fund for Special Indigent Needs Established 2011

Supports local Jewish community members who are in direct need of specific financial assistance. This fund is administered in partnership with Jewish Family Service social workers to meet the chronic needs that are not served by short-term relief or intermittent needs that do not have other recourse. Donations can be made to any of these funds or you can establish your own funds. Send an email to info@jewishnashville.org and one of our development professionals will be in touch.





David and Helen Morse Memorial Endowment Fund Established 1992

Supports new programs in the Nashville community as well as emergencies that arise in the community.

LEADERSHIP Federation Leadership Development Fund Established 2000

Supports leadership development in the Nashville Jewish Community.

E D U C AT I O N Norman W. Ginsberg Holocaust Education Fund Established 2007

Supports Holocaust education.

Fedora Small Frank Fund for Jewish History Established 1982 FINANCIAL RESOURCES

Used to support an essay contest on Jewish history and to encourage the study of Jewish history in Nashville and Middle Tennessee.

Libby and Morris Werthan Fund for Jewish Education Established 1985

Supports Jewish education in Nashville.

SENIOR NEEDS Lillian W. Gilbert Area of Interest Fund for Senior Needs Established 1992

Supports senior needs in the Jewish community.

Selma and Carl Goldstein Area of Interest Fund for Senior Needs Established 1992

Supports Hadassah, local Nashville chapter.

Dave and Sadye Stillman Area of Interest Fund for Senior Needs Established 1981

Supports improving the quality of life for the elderly in Nashville.

Neaderthal Strauss Family Area of Interest Endowment Fund for Senior Needs Established 1981

Supports senior needs in the Nashville community.



Unrestricted Funds The unrestricted funds housed at the Jewish Foundation are used to support the Jewish Foundation for its general purposes. Al Feldman Memorial Fund Established 1990

General Foundation Fund Established 1986

Jean F. Ghertner Memorial Fund

Martin and Peggy Tohrner Memorial Fund

Shirley and Stuart Speyer Endowment Fund

Shirley and Martin Zeitlin Family Endowment Fund

Established 2006

Established 2006

Established 2003

Established 2017

Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowment (PACE/ACE) Funds FINANCIAL RESOURCES

This type of fund perpetuates a donor’s annual gift to the Jewish Federation and is critical to the success of the Annual Campaign. These funds serve the needs of the local and global Jewish community in perpetuity. Jonathan M. Averbuch Rita and Ned Feldman Fund for Federation Annual Campaign Campaign Endowment Fund

D.H. Hirsberg Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowment Fund

Established 1983

Established 2006

Margie and Ben Cavalier Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowment Fund

Sam and Eva Garfinkle Annual Campaign Morin Family Fund Established 2009 Endowment

Established 2014

Morris and Sylvia B. Davis Memorial PACE Fund for JFED Campaign Established 2005

Babette Doyne Lion of Judah Endowment Fund Established 2011

Established 2011

Established 2011

Horace Moskovitz Endowment Fund for ACE and GFF

Letty Lou and Joe Gilbert, Jr. Annual Campaign Endowment Established 2000 Established 2001

Hilda B. Ratner Lion of Judah Endowment Fund

Selma and Carl Goldstein Annual Campaign Endowment Established 2017 Established 2014

Dr. Louis Rosenfeld Annual Campaign Endowment Fund Established 2005

Alfred and Minnette Shepard Annual Campaign Endowment Established 2010

Berney and Elise Steiner Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowment Established 2012

Leah Rose and Bernard Werthan PACE

Jan B. and Stephen Established 2001 Michael and Lee Gryll S. Riven Annual Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowment Campaign Endowment Designated Fund Established 1992 Fund Established 2017

Donations can be made to any of these funds or you can establish your own funds. Send an email to info@jewishnashville.org and one of our development professionals will be in touch.





Agency Funds Endowment funds housed at the Jewish Foundation and owned by agencies. Akiva School Permanent Endowment Fund

GJCC Memorial Endowment Fund for Education

Vanderbilt Hillel Jewish Student Life Fund

GJCC Holocaust Memorial Endowment Fund for Maintenance

JCC Program Fund-GJCC Endowment Fund

Vanderbilt Hillel Weinberg Fund

Established 2017

Established 1994

Established 1994

Established 2015

Established 2015

Established 1994

Donor-Advised Funds

Ben and Phillis Alper Merle Born Philanthropic Family Philanthropic Fund Fund Dr. Kenneth and Felicia Anchor Family Philanthropic Fund

Sylvia and Robert H. Elman Family Philanthropic Fund

Larry and Laura Cohen Family Philanthropic Fund Jane and Richard J. Eskind and Family Philanthropic Teri and Alan Cohen Fund Gerald Averbuch Family Family Donor Advised Philanthropic Fund Fund Annette and Irwin Eskind Family Philanthropic Fund Aza Paza Family Donor J.B. and Shirley Cohen Advised Fund Family Philanthropic Fund Steve and Laurie Eskind Family Philanthropic Fund Lynn and David Barton Corenswet Philanthropic Family Philanthropic Fund Fund Claudia Feagin and Lynn Geltman Family Jobe and Ann Bernard Ellen and Steven J. Dansky Philanthropic Fund Family Philanthropic Fund Philanthropic Fund Ned and Rita Feldman Barri Bernstein Donor Ned Davis Family Family Fund Advised Fund Philanthropic Fund Fishel Family BHNY Donor Advised Doyne-Oury-Rosenfeld Philanthropic Fund Fund Family Philanthropic Fund Gerald and Doris Fleischer Julie and Frank Boehm Eisenstein Family Family Philanthropic Fund Philanthropic Fund Philanthropic Fund


This type of fund is established with a donation to the Jewish Foundation of $5,000 or more. Donors and/or their representatives recommend distributions to qualified charitable organizations for causes and programs they wish to support at a minimum amount of $100 while maintaining a minimum $5,000 corpus. Joyce and Gil Fox Family Philanthropic Fund Lois and Gilbert Fox Family Philanthropic Fund Harry and Delores Friedman Family Philanthropic Fund Fulop Family Philanthropic Fund Steve and Linda Geringer Family Philanthropic Fund Alven S. and Jean Ghertner Family Philanthropic Fund Danielle and Harris N. Gilbert Fund Dianne and Harris Gilbert Family Philanthropic Fund Betty Ginsberg-Anderson Philanthropic Fund



Karen Jane Ginsberg Family Philanthropic Fund Norman Ginsberg Family Philanthropic Fund Elizabeth Diane Ginsberg Family Philanthropic Fund Gold Family Philanthropic Fund Max Goldberg Family Philanthropic Fund Benjamin Goldberg Family Philanthropic Fund Mark S. Goldfarb Family Donor Advised Fund Martha and Fred Goldner Family Philanthropic Fund Thomas Goldstein Philanthropic Fund FINANCIAL RESOURCES

Randall and Gretchen Goldstein Family Philanthropic Fund Bernie and Sandra Goldstein Family Fund Joel C. Gordon Family Philanthropic Fund Barbara and Milton Grossman Family Philanthropic Fund Andrew Gryll Donor Advised Fund Lee and Michael Gryll Family Philanthropic Fund Reta Guttman Family Philanthropic Fund Suzanne Harrison Fund Sigmund and Lois Held Family Philanthropic Fund Eugene and Reva Heller Family Philanthropic Fund Hirt Family Donor Advised Fund Ellen and Kenneth Jacobs Philanthropic Fund

Irma and Herman Kaplan Family Donor Advised Fund Marshall Karr Family Philanthropic Fund Price Karr and Morgan Karr Donor Advised Fund

Whitney Perlen Donor Advised Fund

Rhea Simon Skoler Donor Advised Fund

Sam and Evelyn Richmond Family Philanthropic Fund

Irvin and Beverly Small Family Philanthropic Fund

Jan B. and Stephen S. Riven Richard and Rhonda Small Family Philanthropic Fund Family Philanthropic Fund

William and Sara Robin Leslie and Howard Kirshner Family Philanthropic Fund Family Philanthropic Fund Betty Lee and Howard Adam and Valerie Landa Rosen Family Donor Family Philanthropic Fund Advised Fund

Eleanor and Jerome K. Small Family Philanthropic Fund

Carolyn and Lawrence E. Baylie Rosenblum Family Levine Family Philanthropic Philanthropic Fund Fund Brenda and Bobby Ellen, David, Joseph, and Rosenblum Family Marci Levy Family Donor Philanthropic Fund Advised Fund The Safer Family Donor Suzy N. Liff Philanthropic Advised Fund Fund Elinor and Rudy Saperstein Adam J. Liff Family Family Philanthropic Fund Philanthropic Fund Suzanne and James Jan Abby Liff Philanthropic Schulman Donor Advised Fund Fund

Roger Small and Audrey Arkovitz Family Philanthropic Fund

Noah and Judy Liff Family Philanthropic Fund Jane D. Krizelman Lubow Family Philanthropic Fund

Charlotte D. and Leonard Seloff Family Philanthropic Fund Jacob Seloff Donor Advised Fund

Mitchell and Madeline Magid Family Philanthropic Jeremy Seloff Donor Fund Advised Fund Barbara and Jim McCanless The Alan Selwyn Family Philanthropic Fund Philanthropic Fund Tyler and Lauren McFayden Henry and Polly Sender Family Donor Advised Family Philanthropic Fund Fund Jim and Debbie Shmerling Neaderthal Strauss Family Family Philanthropic Fund Philanthropic Fund Michael and Lisa Shmerling Orland Family Donor Family Philanthropic Fund Advised Fund Sam and Gladys Siefel Eugene Pargh Family Family Philanthropic Fund Philanthropic Fund Michael and Amy Simon Bernard A. Pargh Donor Philanthropic Fund Advised Fund

Alyse and Charles Sprintz Family Philanthropic Fund

Speller Family Philanthropic Fund Berney and Elise Steiner Family Philanthropic Fund Elmore and Civia Stelzer Family Philanthropic Fund Harry and Marilyn Stern Family Philanthropic Fund Alvin and Ann Stillman Family Philanthropic Fund Elise and Jim Straus Family Philanthropic Fund Danielle Tannenbaum Donor Advised Fund David Tannenbaum Donor Advised Fund Sue Weinstein Donor Advised Fund Peter and Carol Weiss Family Philanthropic Fund Moshe and Libby Werthan Philanthropic Fund Wiston Family Philanthropic Fund Sally and Larry Wolfe Family Philanthropic Fund Martin and Shirley Zeitlin Family Philanthropic Fund

Donations can be made to any of these funds or you can establish your own funds. Send an email to info@jewishnashville.org and one of our development professionals will be in touch.





Jewish Federation Legacy Society Members Lois* and Gilbert Fox

Rose* and Sam* Komisar

Rodney and Lynne Rosenblum

Felicia and Kenneth Anchor

Fedora Small Frank*

Elsie* and Joe* Kraft

Louis Rosenfeld*

Sandy* and Lawrence Averbuch

Leslie Klein and Mark Freedman

Heloise Werthan Kuhn

Iris and Jon Rotker

Richard Barnett

Eva* and Sam* Garfinkle

Jack W. Kuhn Sr.*

Suzanne and James Schulman

Sharon Bell

Jean* and Alven* Ghertner

Cathy and Eliot Laurence

Herbert Schulman

Adele Berkon

Harris Gilbert

Adam Landa

Naomi Sedek

Dianne and Brian Berry

Letty-Lou* and Joe* Gilbert, Jr.

Valerie Landa

Faye Serkin

Al Beit*

Lillian W. Gilbert*

Carolyn and Lawrence Levine

Floyd Shechter

Julie and Frank Boehm

Norman “Sandy� Ginsberg*

Ellen and Michael Levitt

Minette and Alfred* Shepard

Merle Born

Edward* and Dorothy* Goldstein Family

Jenny and David Lewis

Lisa and Michael Shmerling

Daniel Liff*

Michael Simon

Selma* and Carl* Goldstein

Jan Abby Liff

Brian and Shannon Small

Lenn and Roberta Goodman

Bobbie and Alex Limor

Shirley and Stuart Speyer

Bernice and Joel Gordon

Miriam Lubow*

Patti and David Steine, Jr.

Lee* and Michael Gryll

Laquita Martin and Richard Orland

Elise* and Berney* Steiner

Nancy Brown and Andy May Margie* and Ben* Cavalier Bea* and Percy* Cohen Gertrude Cohen Elizabeth Cohen Mark and Robin Cohen

Rita Dee* and Harold* Hassenfeld

Sandy Cohen

Heidi and John Hassenfeld

Erin Coleman

Reva and Eugene Heller

Renette and Abe* Corenswet

Dvora and David* Heller

Nathan Edward Davis

Risa Klein Herzog and Drew Herzog

Michael Doochin Babette* and Barney* Doyne Elizabeth Ginsberg Dreifuss Adam and Julie Dretler Elaine and Steven Edelstein Sylvia and Robert Elman Donna and Jeffrey Eskind Al Feldman* Rita and Ned* Feldman Royce and James Fishel Fishel Family Daniella and Jack Fleischer

Jody Mattison and Jordan Asher

Barbara and Ted Mayden

Karen and Howard Weil

Cynthia* and Richard* Morin

Janet and Rami Weismark

Helen* and David* Morse

Leah Rose* and Bernard* Werthan

Steve and Ellen Hirsch

Norma* and M. William* Neaderthal

Mindy and Kenneth Hirt Carol and Larry Hyatt Batia and Aron Karabel Edward Katz* Marion and Peter* Katz Pam and Saul Kelner Leslie and Howard Kirshner Ruth Klar Evelyn Koch

Peggy* and Martin* Tohrner Cynthia Trainer

Horace Moskovitz*

Melanie and Doug Hirt

Sadye* and David* Stillman

Rosemary May*

D.H. Hirsberg*

Libby and Morris Werthan Debbie Wiston

Madeline* and Eugene Pargh

Yaara and Uzi Yemin

Lisa and Arthur Perlen

Erin and Gregory Zagnoev

Joe Perlen

Barbara and Julian Zander

Suzy and Stewart Perlman

Shirley and Martin* Zeitlin

Peter* and Ruth Pressman

Etta and Raymond Zimmerman

Sylvia Lynne Rapoport Hilda B. Ratner* Steven and Esther Remer


Linda and Jay Amsel

Fred Zimmerman Mary* and Harry* Zimmerman

*Of Blessed Memory



B’nai Tzedek Funds This program introduces B’nai Mitzvah teens to the joys of tzedakah. Teens can create a fund in their own name in The Jewish Foundation with a gift of at least $125 to start on the road to Tikkun Olam, repair of the world, and becoming philanthropists. At the age of 33, any teen whose B’nai Tzedek Fund grows to a corpus of $5,000, will have a Donor Advised Fund established in their name.






B’nai Tzedek Fund Holders:

Adam Biesman

Ian Davis

Shani Flantzman

Brittney Goldfarb

Michelle Biesman

Sydney Davis

Talia Flantzman

Eliot Goldfarb

Shira Acklin

Andrew Biller

Sarah Dennis

Adam Fleischer

Jennifer Goldstein

Dillon Aronoff

Alex Blonder

Harrison Dermer

Matthew Fleischer

Jessica P. Goldstein

Madison P. Asher

Eli Alec Brand

Joseph Dillon

Rachel Ellen Fleischer

Katie Goldstein

Taylor Asher

Avi Bregman

Lauren Dillon

Jackie Fox

Miriam Goldstein

Dustin Averbuch

Jana Bregman

Jolie Diskin

Julius Fox

Sarah Goldstein

Toby Averbuch

Brandon Michael Bubis

Justin Doochin

Oscar Fox

Brian Gordon

Jeffrey Baron

Matthew David Bubis

Olivia Doochin

Alex Freedman

Cameron Gordon

Megan Baron

Scott Bubis

Rebekah Doochin

Rachel Freedman

Gavin Gordon

Aden Barton

Dylan Buc

Kayla Ducklo

Alexa Friedenberg

Michael Gordon

Ben Barton

Harrison Buc

T.J. Ducklo

Zachary Friedenberg

Zachary Gordon

Talia Barton

Jaimie Busch

Jonathan Eisen

Ali Friedman

Abigail Green

David Baum

Ryan H. Busch

Sydney Emeson

Matthew Friedman

Allie Green

Sarah Thompson Baum Daniel Caplan Ethan Bengelsdorf Nathan Caplan

Zoe Engel

Toni Friedman

Brandon Green

Alec J. Eskind

Adam Garfinkel

Halle Greenbaum

Courtney Berck

Allie Carver

Isaac Eskind

Sidney Garfinkel

Alec Greenberg

Lauren Berck

Lily Carver

Julie Eskind

Jacob R. Geltzer

Lily V. Greenberg

Matthew Berck

Phoebe Carver

Madeline Eskind

Noah Geltzer

Rebekah C. Greenberg

David Berk

Lily Chappell

Sarah Eskind

Ben Ghertner

Talia Greenberg

Kathryn Berk

Jennifer Cohen

Jackson Evans

Jonathan D. Ghertner

Hillary Greenstein

Erika Berger

Julia Cohen

Morgan Evans

Ryan Ghertner

Shira Gutcheon

Ilyssa Berger

Rachel Cohen

Eli Farmer

Grant Given

Neal Halper

Lawson Berman

Rachel M. Cohen

Jordan Fishel

Natalie Glazer

Iris Hanai

Elijah Aaron Beyer

Hannah Cornfield

Max Fishel

Sarah Gluck

Jacob Hanai

Shayna Beyer

Liza Dansky

Scott Fishel

Benjamin Gold

Rebecca Hanai

Abigail Biesman

Maxx Dansky

Ben Flantzman

Ilissa Gold

Rachel Hanchrow

Donations can be made to any of these funds or you can establish your own funds. Send an email to info@jewishnashville.org and one of our development professionals will be in touch.





Olivia Klein

Garrett Mills

Daniel Padgett Saul

David Steine

Carly Belle Harris

Kevin Gordon Kleiner

Ella Morris

Sydney Laura Saul

Joseph Steine

Emma Beth Harris

Shelby Kleiner

Lexi Mossman

Ari Schiftan

Mara Steine

Tricia Hassenfeld

Jennifer Kleinrock

Lindsey Mossman

Eliana Schneider

Zack Stern

Ethan Hassenfeld

Carter Koch

Jamie Nedelman

Abigail Schoenfeld

Matthew Sternberg

Samantha Mae Haynes

Eleanor Koch

Jonah Neuman

Gabrielle Schonder

Zachary Sternberg

Kathryn Held

David Kuhn

Naomi Esta Neuman

Tessa Schonder

Anna Straus

Rebecca Held

Abby Landa

Raquel Pankowsky

Jessica Schreiber

Emily Strupp

Samuel H. Herman

Avram Ramage

Anna Schwarcz

Joshua Strupp

Tess Herzog

Sophie Caroline Sebelist Latter

Eliana Ramage

Matthew Schwarcz

Suzanne Jonas Strupp

Vivian Herzog

Lisa Lebovitz

Jordan Remer

Ira Schwartz

Alexandra Suchet

Anna Hessa

Doni Lehman

Franklin Pargh

Eliza Sedaghatfar

Margot Suchet

Jonah Hirt

Jeremy Lehman

Amanda Pargh

Isaac Tzvi Sedek

Jaclyn Tempkins

Gracie Hoffman

Jaden Levin

David Pass

Ilanit Sedek

Joel Tishler

Jonah Hoffman

Max Levine

Sam Perlen

Tali N. Sedek

Laurie Thaler

Eden Bethany Holmes

Gideon Levitt

Will Perlen

Alli Segal

Chana Rivkah Tiechtel

Eli Holmes

Manuel Levitt

Abby Perlman

Robyn Shaffer

Levi Tiechtel

Ellie Hornick

Hannah Levy

Asher Rice

Matthew Shechter

Daniel Tishler

Lindsay Hornick

Sydney Lewis

Shai Rice

Neal Shechter

Joshua Vann

Sloan Hurwitz

Zoe Lewis

Neil S. K. Richardson

Erin Shepard

Gaby Viner

Jacob Hymes

Lisette Liss

MacKenzie Richardson

Jennie Shepard

Jacob Viner

Ben Isenstein

Abby Liff

Jack de Riesthal

Polly Shepard

Rebecca Viner

Evan Isenstein

Cambria Linn

Samantha Rittenberg

Adina Shuman

Sarah Wagner

Noah Isenstein

Rachel Linn

Max Robin

Katie Shmerling

Micah Wasserman

Alli Lauren Jacobs

Samson Leo March

Ben Robbins

Aaron Simon

Mira R. Wasserman

Bennett A. Jacobs

Tzipora March

Margaret C. Rose

Adam Simon

Joseph Weil

Ian Gabriel Jacobs

Michael Marks

Noah Rosenblum

Lauren R. Simon

Jodi Weil

Kyla Jacobs

Avi May

Aaron Rosen

Joshua E. Simon

Rachel Weil

Matthew Jacobs

Dan May

Lauren Rosen

Aliza Sir

Lori Weil

Morgan Jacobs

Isaac May

Lindsay Rosen

Molly Sir

Joshua Weinstein

Tyler Jacobs

Jonathan May

Zoe Mae Rosenblum

Jeffrey Sisselman

Laura Weiss

Seth Jacobs

Nora Greenbaum May

Adena Rosenblum

Justin Sisselman

Aaron Weitzman

Shoshana Jaffa

Sam May

Shayna Rosenblum

Mickey Sisselman

Max Werthan

Jay Karp

Eugenia Mayden

Simon Rosenblum

Ryan Slosky

Aaron Yazdian

Morgan Karr

Samantha Mayden

Tali Rosenblum

Sophie Solomon

Ariel Yazdian

Price Karr

Talia Mayden

Benjamin Rosenthal

Joel Soltman

Benny Yazdian

Megan E. Kasselberg

Leah McCormick

Deena Roth

Mariel Snetman

David Yazdian

Jason Katseff

Dylan McCoy

Stephanie Rothenberg

Zachary Snyder

Joshua Yazdian

Boaz Kelner

Jake McCoy

Jacob Rothman

Jake Sprintz

Max Yazdian

Shoshana Kelner

Alex Metzman

Alex Rotker

Scott Sprintz

Anna Zeitlin

Michael King

Corey Metzman

Joshua E. Rotker

Emma Rudy Srebnik

Jackson Zeitlin

Stephanie Frances King

Daniel Jason Meyerowitz

Ben Sachs

Hannah E. Stein

Bella Zimberg

Jacob Sachs

Hannah Jessica Stein

Gina Sacks

Sarah Abigail Stein

The Samson Fund

Talia Stein

Isabel Simpson-Kirsch Jamie Kirshner Andrew Klein

Jenna Meyerowitz Isaac Safdie-Miller



Benjamin Harris


Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation Sources of Revenue for the 2016-2017 Fiscal Year July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 TOTAL REVENUE FROM ALL SOURCES = $7,939,506 TOTAL REVENUE $107,420 (1.35%)

$180,057 (2.25%)

Other Misc. Income

Jewish Observer Publication Revenue

$477,125 (6.02%) Interest and Dividends

$4,228,082 (53.26%)

$2,946,822 (37.12%)

Contributions to Annual Campaign and Jewish Foundation


Net Gain on Investments

Jewish Federation Grant Distributions and Expenditures for the 2016-2017 Fiscal Year July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 TOTAL GRANTS, COMMUNITY SERVICES AND EXPENSES = $4,870,310 TOTAL GRANTS AND EXPENSES $405,546 (8.33%) Management and General Adminstrative Expenses

$477,602 (9.81%) Fundraising Expenses

$3,361,222 (69.01%)

$625,940 (12.85%)

Grants to Local/ Overseas/National/ Regional Agencies

Federation Community Services: Jewish Community Archives Jewish Foundation Jewish Observer Community Relations Committee Community Shaliach Demographic Study NowGen Division





This pie chart illustrates all sources of revenue for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Included in these amounts are contributions to the Jewish Federation Annual Campaign, contributions to the Jewish Foundation (endowment funds), advertising income from the Jewish Observer, and other sources of revenue such as corporate sponsorships, event income and miscellaneous contributions. Also included, are interest and dividends and gains in market value of the Jewish Federation’s reserves and the Jewish Foundation’s endowment funds.

This pie chart illustrates the breakdown of Jewish Federation grants to its beneficiary agencies and partners through our grants distribution process. It also illustrates the amount of funds granted by the Jewish Federation for community services and provides a breakdown of fundraising expenses and other management and general administrative expenses. These charts are not intended to be an exhaustive summary of the Jewish Federation’s financial condition but rather serve to illustrate how the Jewish Federation raises money and how funds are granted to beneficiary agencies and program services as well as illustrating the cost of operations. For a complete summary of the Jewish Federation’s financial profile, please visit www.givingmatters.com to examine the Jewish Federation’s annual audited financial statements and IRS-990 filings through June 30, 2017.

2017-2018 HONOR ROLL

This Honor Roll includes the names of individuals, couples and families who have contributed or pledged to the 2017 and 2018 Annual Campaigns through May 2018. We want to take this opportunity to thank all of our generous supporters. The Jewish Federation Annual Campaign Honor Roll reflects the names of the contributors to the 2017 and 2018 Annual Campaigns. We have made every effort to list correctly the name of each Annual Campaign donor. If for any reason we have made a typographical error or omitted a listing, please accept in advance our sincere apologies. We also want to honor those donors who expressed a desire that their gift remain anonymous. Every contribution to our Annual Campaign meets critical Jewish needs, and the thoughtfulness and generosity of our donors is reflected in the vitality and kindness of the Nashville Jewish community. Prime Minister’s Council $100,000+

King David Society $25,000 - $49,999

Joshua Society $10,000 - $24,999

Mrs. Heidi Hassenfeld

Eden Foundation

Anonymous (1)

Anonymous (5)

Donna and Jeffrey Eskind Advised Fund

Phyllis Alper

Mrs. Sandra Hecklin

Mr. Morris Werthan II Mrs. Libby Werthan Eugene and Madeline Pargh Family Philanthropic Fund

Mrs. Laurie Eskind

The Aza Paza Family Donor Advised Fund

Mr. Steven Eskind

Dr. Lawrence Averbuch

Fishel Family Philanthropic Fund

Mrs. Judy Liff Barker and Mr. Joseph Barker



Eugene Pargh

James Fishel

Madeline Parghz”l

Royce Fishel

Andrew Pargh

Brad Fishel

Bernard A. Pargh

Lori Fishel

Maria Pargh

Mrs. Ann Bernard Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Bernard Julie and Frank H. Boehm Family Philanthropic Fund

Joel and Bernice Gordon Family Philanthropic Fund

Michael Mossman


Linda Mossman

Joel C. Gordon

King David Society $50,000 - $99,999

Bernice W. Gordon Sherrie L. Gordon Eisenmann

Delek US Annette and Irwin Eskind Family Philanthropic Fund

Robert A. Gordon

Hilda B Ratner Lion of Judah Endowment Dr. M. Bruce Hirsch Mrs. Rae Hirsch Mr. and Mrs. Steven Hirsch Douglas and Melanie Hirt Larry and Carol Hyatt Mr. Aron Karabel

D.H. Hirsberg Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowment Fund

Mrs. Batia Karabel

Mr. and Mrs. Norman Davis

Leslie J. Klein

Mrs. Alberta Doochin

Carolyn and Lawrence Levine

Ms. Linda Kartoz Doochin

Barbara and Milton Grossman Family Philanthropic Fund

Mr. Michael Doochin Mr. Robert Doochin Jamie and Billy Eskind

Frank Gordon

Dr. Steven Hecklin

Leslie and Howard Kirshner

Advisor: Barbara Grossman Levy

Rita and Ned Feldman Family Fund

Mrs. Diane C. May

Mrs. Heloise Werthan Kuhn

Mr. Brad Fishel

Mrs. Ellen Levitt

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. May

Mr. Jack May

Mrs. Lori Fishel

Dr. Michael Levitt

Ted and Barbara Mendel Mayden

Mr. Leon May

Mr. Gil Fox

The Eisen-Wald Foundation

Ms. Jan Liff

Mark S. Freedman

Mr. Andrew L . May and Dr. Nancy J. Brown

Mrs. Linda Geringer

Horace Moskovitz Endowment Fund for Federation Annual Campaign

The Richard and Jane Eskind and Family Foundation

Advisors: Robert Eisensteinz”l

Gail Gordon Jacobs

Michael and Lisa Shmerling

Nan Speller Jill and Dan Eisenstein Stephanie and Ted Townsend Rachel and Ryan Hauber Mr. Fred Zimmerman

Mr. Steve Geringer

Mr. Frank C. May

Jan and Stephen Riven Mr. and Mrs. Howard Safer

Irvin and Beverly Small

Alven z”l and Jean Ghertner Family Philanthropic Fund

Mrs. Gloria Sternberg

Mr. Frank Gordon

Mr. Paul Sternberg

Mrs. Gwen Lukner Gordon

Mr. and Mrs. Uzi Yemin

Julie and Bob Gordon

The Speyer/Tennsco Donor Advised Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

Mrs. Shirley Zeitlin

Grateful Daniel Fund

Alyse and Charles Sprintz

Mrs. Barbara Speller and Mr. Larry Speller


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Mr. John Hassenfeld


Deceased – Zichron L’Vracha – May Their Memory Be For A Blessing /// Source of funds received through a fund housed with the Jewish Foundation  Source of funds received through a private family foundation or fund housed outside of Federation /// *As of May 2018

Patti and David Steine, Jr. Leah Rose and Bernard Werthan Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowment Mr. and Mrs. Julian Zander, Jr. Mr. Raymond Zimmerman Mrs. Etta Zimmerman

Beth Tannenbaum Ms. Joyce A. Vise Betty and Bernard Werthan Foundation Advisor: Jeremy Werthan

Anonymous (4) Kenneth and Felicia Anchor Dr. Brian Biesman Mrs. Didi Biesman

Mr. and Mrs. Abe Yazdian Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey J. Zander Bonim Society $2,500 - $4,999

Compassion. Strength. Leadership. A deep commitment to the Jewish community. These women embody all of these values. They each created a Lion of Judah Endowment (LOJE), by an established charitable gift of at least $100,000 in their name. This endowment is designed to provide ongoing support of Federation. A LOJE lights the way for family and community. Helping to illuminate Jewish life well into the future. Burning bright for all who are in need.

Daniel Ciprys

Ms. Denise Alper

Lion of Judah Endowment Funds (established or have intent)

Ms. Amy S. Eskind, Amy S. Eskind Advised Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

Dr. Jordan Asher

Sharon Bell Julie G. Boehm

Dr. Arthur Fleischer

Berney and Elise Steiner Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowment Fund

Jack and Daniella Fleischer

Mr. Brian Berry

Louise Garfinkel

Mrs. Dianne Berry

Scott Garfinkel

Dr. and Mrs. Eric M. Chazen

Dr. A. Joel Gluck

Dr. Jonathan Cohen

Mrs. Linda Gluck

Dr. Renee Cohen

Martha and Fred Goldner

Esther and Roger Cohn

Suzanne Harrison and Family Philanthropic Fund

Ben and Tish Doochin

Mr. Mark J. Bloom Mr. David Bockian

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Eden Foundation

Major Gifts $5,000 - $9,999

Anonymous (13)

Dr. Jeffrey Hymes and Dr. Valentina Kon Mrs. Gail Gordon Jacobs

Dr. and Mrs. A.G. Kasselberg Mr. Robert Lipman Mr. Joshua May and Ms. Katie Greenebaum Warren Melamed Scott and Leslie Newman Mr. Arthur H. Perlen Mrs. Lisa Perlen Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Richter Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Rothberg Drs. Jon and Iris Rotker

Mrs. Linda Amsel

Mrs. Ellen Hirsch

Mrs. Felicia Anchor

Mrs. Rae Hirsch

Mrs. Judy Barker

Mrs. Melanie Hirt

Mrs. Ann Bernard

Mrs. Carol Hyatt

Mrs. Lisa Bernard

Mrs. Mary Jones

Mr. and Mrs. Seth Eskind

Mrs. Julie Boehm

Mrs. Batia Karabel

Mrs. Barbara Speller

Faith Haber Galbraith and Ron Galbraith

Dr. Nancy Brown

Ms. Linda Kartoz Doochin

Ms. Nan Speller Mrs. Shirley Speyer

Ms. Teri Kasselberg

Mrs. Alyse Sprintz

Mrs. Leslie Kirshner

Mrs. Patti Steine

Ms. Leslie Klein

Mrs. Gloria Sternberg

Mrs. Heloise Kuhn

Mrs. Leslie Stillman

Mrs. Carolyn Levine

Ms. Beth Tannenbaum

Mrs. Ellen Levitt

Ms. Stephanie Townsend

The Engel Family Advised Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ghertner Harris A. Gilbert Dr. Mark Glazer and Ms. Cynthia Stone Dr. Mark Goldfarb Randall and Gretchen Goldstein

Ms. Robin Cohen Mrs. Melissa Davis Mrs. Jill Eisenstein Mrs. Amy Eskind Mrs. Annette Eskind Mrs. Donna Eskind Mrs. Jamie Eskind

Dr. Brad Greenbaum

Mrs. Lori Fishel

Mrs. Lisa Greenbaum

Mrs. Royce Fishel

Mrs. Alizah Greenberg

Mrs. Daniella Fleischer

Mr. Elliot Greenberg

Mrs. Linda Geringer

Mrs. Shirley Greenberg

Mrs. Bernice Gordon

Mr. Samuel Hirshberg

Mrs. Gwen Gordon

Kenneth and Mindy Hirt

Mrs. Julie Gordon

Sol Stern and Rose Stern Charitable Trust



Mrs. Laurie Eskind

Mrs. Rachel Hauber

Mrs. Barbara Levy Ms. Jan Liff Mrs. Diane May Mrs. Lynn May Mrs. Barbara Mayden Mrs. Leslie Newman Mrs. Maria Pargh Mrs. Lisa Perlen Mrs. Jan Riven

Dr. David Horowitz ANNUAL


Deceased – Zichron L’Vracha – May Their Memory Be For A Blessing /// Source of funds received through a fund housed with the Jewish Foundation Source of funds received through a private family foundation or fund housed outside of Federation /// *As of May 2018

Libby Werthan

Mrs. Sandra Hecklin

Mrs. Rita Feldman

Mr. Bruce Sprintz

Jan Abby Liff

Mrs. Phyllis Alper

Julie Riven Dretler

Mrs. Lorna Graff

Stephen Small

Leah Rose Werthan z”l

Hilda B. Ratner z”l

Mrs. Suzanne Schulman

Babette Doyne Lion of Judah Endowment Fund

Selma and Carl Goldstein Annual Campaign Endowment

Lisa Small

Barbara Grossman Levy

Selma Goldstein

Mrs. Arlene Safer

Simon and Naomi Limor Sedek

Mr. Floyd Shechter

Elise Steiner z”l

Sylvia Rapoport z”l

Mrs. Heidi Hassenfeld

Randall and Gretchen Goldstein Family Philanthropic Fund

Nancy and Steve Shapiro

Ellen Levitt

Lois Kuhn Fox

Madeline Pargh z”l z”l

Ms. Suzanne Harrison

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Eisen

Mrs. Mary L. Jones

Babette Doyne


Royce Fishel

Lions of Judah: Women $5,000+ Individual or $10,000 Household

Adam Dretler

Mr. Jeff M. Jacobs


Elizabeth Diane Ginsberg Family Philanthropic Fund

Mrs. Naomi Sedek Mrs. Nancy Shapiro Mrs. Joan Shayne Mrs. Lisa Shmerling Mrs. Beverly Small Mrs. Bonnie Small

Ms. Joyce Vise Mrs. Betty Werthan Mrs. Libby Werthan Mrs. Karen Yazdian Mrs. Yaara Yemin Mrs. Barbara Zander Mrs. Shirley Zeitlin Mrs. Etta Zimmerman

Pomegranates: Women between $1,800 - $4,999

Mrs. Shirley Horowitz

Mr. David Ettinger

Ms. Denise Alper

Dr. Herman Kaplan z”l

Mr. and Mrs. Gil Fox III

David King

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Friedman

Allan and Judith Mandell

Joe and Elsie Kraft Family Philanthropic Fund

Mr. Robert Garfinkle and Ms. Pat Snyder

Tony McLarty Terry Minnen

Mrs. Dianne Berry Mrs. Didi Biesman

Captain James E. Mackler and Rabbi Shana Mackler

Ms. Marjean Coddon


Cole Geringer

Mr. Moises Paz

Mrs. Marcia Cohen

Lee and Glenda Kraft

Miranda Geringer

Mrs. Sharon Paz

Ms. Sandy Cohen

Mr. and Mrs. Eliot Laurence

Mrs. Lynn Ghertner

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Pinsly

Ms. Shary Cohen-Essig

Barbara and Milton Grossman Family Philanthropic Fund

Mr. Scott Ghertner

Mrs. Esther Remer

Letty-Lou & Joe Gilbert, Jr. Annual Campaign Endowment Designated Fund

Mr. Steven Remer

Mrs. Barbara Dahl


Mrs. Julie Davis

Barbara Grossman Levy

Mrs. Hilary Diskin

Mrs. Susan Limor

Benjamin Goldberg

Mr. Mark Lutkowitz and Dr. Patricia Tepper-Lutkowitz

Tara Tocco Goldberg Dr. Ellen Goldring

Mrs. Martha Goldner

Margie and Ben Cavalier PACE Fund

Dr. Ralph Greenbaum and Mrs. Raye Anne Greenbaum z”l

Dr. Ellen Goldring

Ms. Jody Mattison

Mrs. Gretchen Goldstein

Benjamin and Kaaren May

Sigmund and Lois Held Family Philanthropic Fund

Mrs. Lorna Graff

Mrs. Marisa Mayhan

Mrs. Alizah Greenberg

Mr. Michael J. Mayhan

Mrs. Joyce Friedman Mrs. Louise Garfinkel Mrs. Linda Gluck

Dr. Jonathan Oppenheimer

Mrs. Faith Haber Galbraith Mrs. Lois Held

Dr. Frank Parker and Mrs. Elaine Parker

Ms. Risa Herzog

Dr. and Mrs. Stewart Perlman

Mrs. Mindy Hirt

Mark Pestronk

Mrs. Elise Jacobs

Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Rosenblum

Mrs. Gail Jacobs

Mrs. Harriet Schiftan

Mrs. Pam Kelner

Rabbi Mark Schiftan

Mrs. Glenda Kraft

Doug and Bonnie Small

Mrs. Judy Lefkovitz

Mr. Leon Tonelson

Ms. Susan Limor

Dr. and Mrs. Eli Weil

Mrs. Esther Lipman

William and Sara Robin Family Philanthropic Fund

Sigmund and Lois Held Mr. and Mrs. Randall Held Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dew Dr. and Mrs. Sanford Herman

Mr. Michael Rosen and Mrs. Ellen Rosen Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Rosenblum Dr. Howard Rosenblum and Cathy Rosenblum Dr. Martin and Dr. Glynis Sandler Elinor and Rudy Saperstein Family Philanthropic Fund Leslie Sax Michael R. Simon Donor Advised Fund Advisor: Michael R. Simon

Ms. Risa Klein Herzog and Mr. Drew Herzog

Craig Smith

Michael Hochman

Neil Smith

Natalie Hochman

Jack Smith

Mr. Seth Hyatt

Dr. Robert Smith and Dr. Barbara Ramsey

Mrs. Sharone Hyatt

Ruth Smith

Elise Jacobs

Richard and Patricia Spiller

Herb Jacobs

Mr. Alvin Stillman z”l

Ellen and Kenneth Jacobs Family Philanthropic Fund

Rabbi Saul Strosberg and Ms. Daniella Pressner

Mrs. Irma Kaplan

Mr. and Mrs. Rami Weismark

Ms. Alice Zimmerman

Drs. Mark and Hillary Kaplan

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Weiss

Pam Kelner

Mrs. Elaine Parker

Bonim Society $1,500 - $2,499

Saul Kelner

Bernard and Betty Werthan Foundation for Tony and Cathy Werthan

Mrs. Sharon Paz

Anonymous (16)

Ms. Delores Pickney

Dana Averbuch

Mrs. Ellen Rosen

Greg Averbuch

Mr. Kenneth Kraft and Lucilyn Crow

Dr. Glynis Sandler

David and Susan Berck

Mr. and Mrs. Adam Landa

Ms. Leslie Sax

James F. Blumstein and Andrée S. Blumstein

Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Landa

Mrs. Jane Lubow

Janet and Alan Yuspeh

Mrs. Diana Lutz Ms. Emily May Mrs. Marisa Mayhan

Mrs. Harriet Schiftan

Leslie Kirby David and Teresa Kosson

Mrs. Kathryn Calhoon

Mrs. Linda Schlanger

Ms. Marjean Coddon and Mr. Henry Johs

Mrs. Lisa Small Mrs. Leslie Stein

Ms. Alice Zimmerman

Mr. Steven Lefkovitz

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Werthan Dr. Lawrence Wolfe Mrs. Sally Wolfe Mrs. Sally Wolkoff Afshin Yazdian Laura Yazdian Beth M. Zeitlin Bruce Zeitlin

G.B.M. May Foundation

Mr. Adam J. Liff, The Adam J. Liff Advised Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

Bonim Society $1,000 - $1,499

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Davis

Mr. Thomas H. Loventhal

Mr. and Mrs. Don Denbo

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Lurey

Hilary and Adam Diskin

Mrs. Diana Lutz

Mr. Rod A. Essig

Mr. Sheldon Lutz

Micah and Erin Coleman

Mrs. Janet Weismark

Mrs. Judy Lefkovitz


Dr. and Mrs. Jon Levine

Ms. Shary I. Cohen-Essig

Dr. Patricia TepperLutkowitz

Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey A. Landman

Anonymous (11) Felicia Levine Abramson Joel Abramson Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Alexandroni


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Mrs. Shirley Greenberg


Mr. and Mrs. Bruce C. Robins


Deceased – Zichron L’Vracha – May Their Memory Be For A Blessing /// Source of funds received through a fund housed with the Jewish Foundation  Source of funds received through a private family foundation or fund housed outside of Federation /// *As of May 2018

Jonathan M. Averbuch Fund for Federation Campaign Mr. and Mrs. Rafael Berk

Alice Olsan

Merle Born

Mr. Brian Levy

Ms. Barri Bernstein

Mrs. Bobbie Limor

Mrs. Natalie Bockian

Mr. Alex Limor Larry and Sandra Lipman

Mrs. Suzanne Brandes z”l

Lana Sorin Pargh and Franklin Pargh

Mrs. Anabel Cassell Mrs. Barbara Cohen z”l

Dr. Hal Roseman and Mrs. Elizabeth Roseman

Bea and Percy Cohen Memorial Endowment Fund

Bernie and Terry Rosenblum

Ellen and Steve z”l Dansky

Lynne and Rodney Rosenblum Dr. Louis Rosenfeld Annual Campaign Endowment Fund

Morris and Sylvia B. Davis Family Designated Fund for the Jewish Federation

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce G. Davis

Manuel Russ and Marissa Moses Russ

Dr. and Mrs. Bruce A. Davis

Mr. Jack Neinken

Lawrence and Anne Evans

Ari Dubin and Abigail Wolf

Mrs. Wendy Neinken

Andy and Barbara Schwarcz

Rita and Ned Feldman Annual Campaign Endowment Fund

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Olsher

Mr. and Mrs. David Schwartz

Stan and Marco Fernandez-Schklar

Mrs. Betsy Chernau Mrs. Isabelle Cohen Mr. Bill Cook Mrs. Lanie Cook Renette Corenswet Dr. Anthony Daniels Sherrie Davidson

Dr. and Mrs. Gerald Fenichel Henry and Marilyn Foyer Missi and Todd Friedenberg Sam and Eva R. Garfinkle Annual Campaign Endowment Fund

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Charles Bernsen and Deborah White

Mr. and Mrs. Scott O’Neal

Dr. and Mrs. Richard Chalal

Martha and Alan Segal Joshua and Quin Segall Mrs. Charlotte Seloff Dr. and Mrs. Max Shaff Shannon and Brian Small

Dara and Craig Freiberg Elliot Garrett Danielle and Harris N. Gilbert Dr. and Mrs. Matthew Gould Dr. and Mrs. Alan Graber

Laura and Yuri Livshitz Mr. and Mrs. Jay Lowenthal Dr. Jackiel and Ms. Sonje Mayo Dan and Sara Melamed Dr. and Mrs. Colin Meyerowitz Mr. Adam Mittelberg Mrs. Tara Mittelberg Morin Family Fund

Mrs. Ellen Vinocur Potash Mr. Stephen Potash Marsha Raimi Mr. and Mrs. Doug Revere Mrs. Evelyn Richmond

Dr. Stanley Graber

Jan B. and Stephen S. Riven Annual Campaign Endowment Fund

Becky Gunn

Mr. Brad Rosenblum

Mrs. Barbara S. Turner

Drs. Adam and Susan Guttentag

Mr. Mark Rosenthal

Abby and John Haitas

Dr. and Mrs. Eugene Sacks

Ron Greenfield

Mr. Irwin Venick and Dr. Jeanne Ballinger

Dr. and Mrs. Norman Hamburger

Susan and Jack Salberg

Lee z”l and Michael Gryll Family Philanthropic Fund

Debby and Stuart Wiston

Ramin and Sara Hanai

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Saul

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wittenberg

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Handler

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Schoenblum


Blair Wolfson

Ms. Mary Louise Heiman

Herb and Diane Boverman Seloff

Mr. Michael Gryll

Matan Wolfson

Mr. and Mrs. Randall Held

Nicholas Zeppos

Mr. Michael Hershey

Dr. David Shaffer and Dr. Susan Kroop

Mr. Craig Zimberg

Mrs. Suzana Hershey

Mr. David Goldberg

Elizabeth and Walter Stern

Edward and Dorothy Goldstein Special Purpose Designated Fund

Mrs. Lottie Strupp Dr. and Mrs. Steven D. Tishler

Lenn and Roberta Goodman Mrs. Sandi Gordon

Eugene and Reva Heller Family Philanthropic Fund Advisors: Eugene and Reva Heller Mr. Robert Heller Mr. Danny Heller Gregory Hersh Dr. and Mrs. Charles Hirshberg Dr. and Mrs. Irwin Hodes

Ben Gurion Society NowGen Division $1,000+ single/$2,000+ couple

Preston Stein and Susan Kay Mrs. Betty Kirshner

Batia and Aron Karabel

Ben Russ Joshua Segall

Mrs. Bernard G. Krohn

$500 - $999

Dr. Marvin Kronenberg

Anonymous (37)

Mr. and Mrs. Gus D. Kuhn III

Mr. Leonard Amdur

Ms. Ellen E. Lehman, Lehman Family Advised Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

Barbecue Evangelists Enterprises, Inc./Mr. Michael Attias



Larry Jessen Dr. Ramon Jrade and Dr. Cathy L. Jrade

Rabbi Saul Strosberg

Dr. Sahar Kohanim

Erica and Bill Jacobs

Sharone Hyatt

Shannon Small

Dr. and Mrs. Jack Koch

Adam and Carolyn Hyatt

Ms. Carole Johanson

Rabbi Shana Mackler

Mr. Sol Katz z”l

Mrs. Sara Graber

Micah and Erin Coleman

David King

Lydia Howarth


Mrs. Randi Levy Mr. and Mrs. Mark Mitzman

Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Biller


Mr. Ralph Levy, Jr.

Dr. Gil Kentof Mr. Jay Kholos and Mrs. Paula Kholos Dr. and Mrs. Howard S. Kirshner

Jay and Linda Shecter Barbara Ann Stanfill Mr. and Mrs. Lee Stewart Jodi and Kevin Stout Ms. Dana Strupp Jackie and Howard Tepper Dr. Jon Jay Tumen and Ms. Sue Berkeley Dr. and Mrs. Jacob Unger Ms. Joni Werthan Eden Foundation

Mrs. Wilma Koenig


Joe and Elsie Kraft Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowment

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Werthan Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Wiatrak

Meryl and Keith Kraft

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wise

Dr. David Shaffer and Dr. Susan Kroop

Dr. and Mrs. Steven Wolf

Rabbi Joshua and Mrs. Jessica Mayer Kullock

Dr. Steven A. Wolf

Mr. Brian Lapidus

Janet and Robert Belser, Jr.

Mrs. Kim Lapidus

Mrs. Janet Bender

Sherrie and Michael Levine

Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Wolf Mr. Jeffrey Zager Mrs. Susan Zager Mr. and Mrs. Greg Zagnoev


Deceased – Zichron L’Vracha – May Their Memory Be For A Blessing /// Source of funds received through a fund housed with the Jewish Foundation Source of funds received through a private family foundation or fund housed outside of Federation /// *As of May 2018

We thank these donors have left a legacy to the Jewish Federation annual campaign while they were living or after their lifetime. These funds housed at the Jewish Foundation provide a perpetual stream of support to the Jewish Federation to serve the needs of the day in Nashville, Israel and around the world. These donors are making an impact in their lifetime and for generations to come — continuously working to assure a strong, vibrant Jewish future. It is never too soon to create your Jewish legacy. Forever starts today.

Sara and Dan Melamed

Ms. Sharon Ben Ami

Dr. Lisa Zuckerwise and Mr. Brian Levy

Hilary and Eric Mirowitz

Dr. Alli Bender Rappoport

Lana and Franklin Pargh

Steven and Sarah Bengelsdorf

Ben Purer

Mrs. Abbey Benjamin

Samantha Saturn

Mr. Bryan Benjamin

Amanda and David Schwartz

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Berger

Blair and Andrew Stefanescu

Dr. and Mrs. Brian Berger

Jodi and Kevin Stout

Mark and Roberta Bergman

Kelly and Jacob Unger

Mrs. Susan Berk-Seligson and Mr. Mitchell Seligson

$365 - $499 Anonymous (15) Mr. Louis Brooks, Jr. Jeffrey and Donna Caplan Judd Taback and Jesse Ehrenfeld Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Falik Dr. and Mrs. Wallace L. Friedman Mr. Joel S. Garfinkle

Christie and Titus Wiemers Debby and Stuart Wiston Blair and Matan Wolfson

Gil and Judy Given Clay and Julie Greenberg Ilsa and Charles Krivcher Mr.and Mrs. Sam Lipshie Mrs. Amy McCoy Mr. Gregory McCoy Mr. Louis Palet z”l Abe and Virginia Rapoport Family Philanthropic Fund

Erin and Greg Zagnoev

Ms. Minnie Berlin Mrs. Teri Bernstein Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Bespalko

Lisa Zuckerwise and Brian Levy

Ms. Bonnye Best

$364 and under

Vardit Binstein

Anonymous (101)

David and Denise Birnbaum

Drs. Oran Aaronson and Shannon Snyder z”l

Ms. Susan Blair

Robert Acklin

Elad Binstein

Mr. Bryan and Mrs. Elizabeth Kraft Bleecker

Mrs. Edith Schiftan z”l

Candace Adelson and Jerry Rossman

Mrs. Sheila Schott

Ms. Julie Agee

Mr. David Bloom and Ms. Drucilla Markle-Bloom

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Jacobs, The Jacobs Partners Advised Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

Kfir Alexandroni

Mr. and Mrs. Eric Blumenthal

Mark Anshel Victoria Applebaum

Mr. Naum Bogakovsky and Ms. Meri Karmazina

Alfred and Minnette Shepard Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowment

Mrs. Sharon Archie

Jared and Judy Book

Mr. Daniel Arena and Ms. Sara Light

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Brackett

Dr. Amy Sibulkin

Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Aronin

Ms. Amy R. Smith and Mr. Alex Wolfe

Dr. and Mrs. Harvey Asher

Dr. Becky Shattuck-Brandt and Dr. Stephen Brandt

Mrs. Laurie Attias

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Breyer

Mr. Mike Aurbach

Ike Brodofsky

Mr. and Mrs. Craig Avery

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Brody

Mr. and Mrs. Avi Avraham

Ms. Jamie Hirsch Brook

Mr. Brian Axelroth

Jeremy Brook

Mrs. Tara Axelroth

Matthew Brown

Juliet and Oswald Baasch

Fran Brumlik

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Baer

Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Buc

Ms. Andrea Barach

Jordan Burger

Mr. Jeff Frumkin and Dr. Shari Barkin

Kate Burger

Burton Barnet

Ms. Alie Michael Campbell

Roberta Spinner Barnet Dr. and Mrs. Michael Baron

Mr. Bill Canak and Ms. Ellen Konowitz

Dr. Helen Barrett

Mr. Craig S. Canan

Daniel and Sari Barton

Adam Caplan

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Bauer

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Carini

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bauer

Allie Carver

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Baum

Mr. and Mrs. C. Mark Carver

Dr. and Mrs. Steven Baum

Isabel Cassen

Tracey and Matt Leff

Fabian Bedne

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cerny

Laura and Yuri Livshitz

Ms. Pam Belford

Mr. Jayson Chabrow

Mr. Andrew Stefanescu Mrs. Blair Davis Stefanescu Dr. and Mrs. Richard Urbano Club 365 NowGen Division $365-$999 individual or family Felicia Abramson Joel Abramson Anthony Daniels and Sahar Kohanim Ari Dubin and Abigail Wolf Jesse Ehrenfeld and Judd Taback Andrea and Kevin Falik Dara and Craig Freiberg Miranda and Cole Geringer Tara and Benjamin Goldberg Adam Hyatt and Carolyn Hecklin Hyatt Jessica Kullock and Rabbi Josh Kullock

Andy Bleyer

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ACE and PACE Funds: Jewish Foundation funds providing for Perpetual Annual Campaiogn Endowments Jonathan M. Averbuch Fund for Federation Campaign Bea and Percy Cohen Memorial Endowment Fund Margie and Ben Cavalier Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowment Fund Morris and Sylvia B. Davis Family Designated Fund for Jewish Federation Babette Doyne Lion of Judah Endowment (LOJE) Fund Rita and Ned Feldman Annual Campaign Endowment Fund Sam and Eva R. Garfinkle Annual Campaign Endowment Fund Letty-Lou & Joe Gilbert, Jr. Annual Campaign Endowment Fund Edward and Dorothy Goldstein Special Purpose Designated Fund Selma and Carl Goldstein Annual Campaign Endowment Grateful Daniel Fund D.H. Hirsberg Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowment Fund Joe and Elsie Kraft Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowment Morin Family Fund Horace Moskovitz Endowment Fund for Federation Annual Campaign Hilda B. Ratner Lion of Judah Endowment (LOJE) Jan B. and Stephen S. Riven Annual Campaign Endowment Fund Dr. Louis Rosenfeld Annual Campaign Endowment Fund Alfred and Minnette Shepard Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowment Sol Stern and Rose Stern Charitable Trust Berney and Elise Steiner Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowment Fund Leah Rose and Bernard Werthan Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowment

Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Zeitlin

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bramen

Marshall Burstein

Dr. Jill Chafetz



Mrs. Audrey Christensen

Ms. Kari Estrin

Joyce Gerber

Sanford and Sandra Harris

Ms. Francine Kline-Clark and Mr. Billy Clark

Mr. and Mrs. David Estrin

Mr. and Mrs. William Geshwiler

Walter z”l and Jackie Harrison

Mr. and Mrs. John Clemmons

Mr. Alan Fagen

Mr. and Mrs. Jason Gichner

Mrs. Joan Harshman

Mr. Jeffrey Fajgenbaum

Ms. Jill Gilbert

Mr. and Mrs. Ron Heady

Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Falkoff

Mr. and Mrs. Norman Giller

Alexandra and David Heller

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Cohen

Ms. Robin Farber and Mr. Kurt Eger

Jim Gilmore

Mr. and Mrs. David Heller

Ms. Susan Cohen

Mr. Jacob Farmer

Anne and Michael Ginsberg

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Hershkowitz

Victoria Cohen-Crumpton

Mrs. Joyce Faye

Sam and Judith Girgus

Mrs. Nancy Hershkowitz

Ms. Delilah Cohn

Mr. and Mrs. Aleksandr Fayermark

Ms. Janet Glazer

Mr. Paul Hershkowitz

Gerald and Diane Cohn

Ms. Sveta Fayermark-Hackney

Dr. Ed and Mrs. Lori Glenn

Tess Herzog

Mrs. Louise Cole

Bonnie and J.D. Fertig

Gili Golan

Vivian Herzog

Kelly Collom

Ms. Anneliese Fiala

Mr. and Mrs. Greg Goldberg

Susan Higgins

Mr. and Mrs. Alan Cooper

Rabbi Aaron Finkelstein and Ms. Julie Sugar

Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Goldberg

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hill

Mr. Shmuel Goldring

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hiller

Mr. David Cohen Mr. Gilbert Cohen

Ms. Rhoda Cooper

Ms. Devora Fish

Ms. Haley Corenswet

Cantor Tracy Fishbein and Mr. Glenn Turtel

Ms. Karlyn Crice Ms. Andrea Crowe Helen and Jason Crowley Mr. and Mrs. Larry Cypress Mr. and Mrs. John Dab Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Dahan Ms. Karen Daniel

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Dr. and Mrs. Michael Davidson Mrs. Faye Davis

Seth and Betsy Hoffman

Dr. and Mrs. Jack Fisher

Howard Goodstat

Don Hoffman

Joseph Fishman

Kelly and Michael Goorevich

Ilana and Adam Horn

Kate Fitzwater

Dr. Ann Gordon and Mr. Rick Kleiner

Sherman House

Mr. and Mrs. Don Green

Brandon Ikeman

Mr. and Mrs. Braden Fleischer Mr. Matthew Fleischer Rachel Fleischer

Taylor Fortune

Mr. Bob Day

Scott Aikin and Susan Foxman

Mrs. Jo Ann Day

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Frank

Ms. Jennifer Deshaies Mrs. Joan Dewitt-Gorden and Mr. David Gorden Sara and John Dhom

Richard and Kristin Frank Ms. Courtney Freedman Mr. Joe Freedman Ms. Judy Freudenthal

Alon Diamont-Cohen Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dobrin Ms. Arielle Doochin

Mrs. Terry Freudenthal Nili and Eitan Friedman Drs. Daniel and Kay Friedman

Mr. Justin Doochin

David and Amy Friedman

Mr. Eric Dorman

Edward Friedman

Ms. Karen Dotter

Mimi Friedman

Mr. Michael Doyne Mr. and Mrs. Michael Drongowski Ms. Susan Eagle

Susan Friedman

Ms. Susan Eskew




Rachel Iroff

Ms. Honey Greif

Evan Isenstein

Mrs. Nancy Greif

Gail Jackson

Mr. Steven Greil

David and Sheri Jacobs

Mr. Benjamin Gribben

Ms. Judy Jacobs and Mr. David Harris

Mrs. Erin Gribben Mr. Bill Grindeland Ms. Rusty Groffman Rebecca Groner Mrs. Illene B. Gross Randall and Mike Gross Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Grossman Shira Gutcheon Laurie Guzman Dr. Danny Haber Mr. Jeffrey Hackett Mrs. Lauren Hackett

Laura Jacobs Mr. and Mrs. Richard Jacobson Marsha Jaffa Alyssa Jaffe Amy Jarman Mark Jarman Mr. Larry R. Jensen and Ms. Wylann Solomon Mrs. Norma Jodrey Mr. Aaron and Mrs. Elana Johnson Larry Johnson

Michael Johnston Rachel Jones

Isaac and Helen Hanai

Wesley Jones

Eileen Handler

Carole Jordin

Alla Gauptman

Ariella Hanker

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Joyner

Dov and Lynette Gelman

Mr. Edward Hanker z”l

Richard Kahn

Jacob Geltzer

Ms. Allison Harnell

Zlatka Kahn

Noah Geltzer

Nina Harris

Amy Kammerman

Renee and Scott Geltzer

Mr. Richard Harris

Martin Kammerman

Sam and Eva Garfinkle Family Philanthropic Fund

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Eshaghpour

Mr. David Greif

Ms. Amanda Halfond

Marcia and Jeffrey Edelstein

Ms. Rose Ann Ellis

Ms. Judy Inman and Mr. Jack Inman

Mr. and Mrs. Alan Halbert

Linda Garceau-Luis

Mr. Mark Elbaum

Laura Greenspan

Mr. Trey and Mrs. Rachel Kraft Johnson

Mr. and Mrs. John Ganus

Yedida Eisenstat

David Green and Elizabeth Older

Ms. Jan C. Huettner

Dr. and Mrs. George Hahn

Dr. Douglas and Dr. Lynn Fuchs

Mr. Paul Edelman and Ms. Suzanna Sherry Mr. Jonathan Eisen


Mr. and Mrs. Andy Hirt

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Forberg

Dr. Stacy Davis

Mr. and Mrs. Heath Hinson

Lew and Sandy Goldstein

Elizabeth Flier

Ms. Marilyn Davis

Jennifer Hinchliffe

Dan Goldstein Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Goldstein

Ms. Nancy Flexer

Mr. Larry Davis

Amy Goldstein

Mr. Scott Fishel

Jared Fleischer

Christina Davidson



Deceased – Zichron L’Vracha – May Their Memory Be For A Blessing /// Source of funds received through a fund housed with the Jewish Foundation Source of funds received through a private family foundation or fund housed outside of Federation /// *As of May 2018

Mr. Naum Bogakovskiy and Ms. Meri Karmazina

Dr. and Mrs. Lewis B. Lefkowitz Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Alan Miller

Mrs. Kim Phillips

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Karmiller

Dr. and Mrs. Harry Legan

Howard Pink

Ms. Miriam Leibowitz

Dr. Michael Miller and Ms. Cynthia Safdie

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Karp Lauren Karp Seth Karp

Mr. Motya Miller and Mrs. Yevgeniya Yampolskaya

Sondra Lemberg Steve Lemberg Mr. Joseph Lerner Mrs. Linda Lerner

Ben Katz

Mr. James Levine

Mrs. Marion Katz

Neil Levine

Katie Kauss

Ms. Rae Levine

Barbara Keldie

Sarah Levine

Carl Keldie

Dr. Mark Levitch

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Keller

Gideon Levitt

Anna Kern

Hayley Levy

Dr. Heidi Kilimanjaro-Davis

Joseph Levy

Diane and Jerome Kimbrough

Marci Levy

Alex Kimerling

Tracey Friedman Levy

Jordan Kimmet

Bennett and Dani Lieberman

Barbara Kirby

Cantor George Lieberman

Austin Kirschner

Rabbi Phillip Lieberman

Stephanie Kirschner

Heather and Mitchell Light

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Kisber

Mr. and Mrs. Menachem Limor

Dr. Lawrence Klinsky

Miri Limor

Mrs. Trenda Klinsky

Stephen and Debra Linn

Lior Klirs

Larry and Betty Lipman

Marvin and Evelyn Koch

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Lipp

Mr. Victor Kopelevich and Mrs. Inna Sanovich

Howard Lipp

Mr. Hayden Kornblut

Sharron Litvack

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Kornguth Erik Kraemer Janelle Kraemer Maria Krakauer Mark Krakauer Allyson Krebs Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Krebs Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Kresge Ms. Zoe Kress Mr. and Mrs. Ted Krick Jacob Kupin Amy Kurland and Kelly Collom Dr. and Mrs. Ira Landsman Cheryl Lane Mr. and Mrs. David Lapp Doni Leamon Mr. and Mrs. C. Anthony Leath Matthew Leavitt Lisa Lebovitz Dr. Jordan Lee Ms. Kathryn Leeman Jay Lefkovitz Mr. Larry Lefkovitz and Ms. Karen Allen


Dr. and Mrs. Marshall Millman Ms. Carrie Mills Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Mize Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mode Ms. Judy Montague Mr. and Mrs. Donald Morell Mr. David Morgan and Ms. Karen Bloch Max Morris Ms. Vickie G. Morris Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Moses Mr. and Mrs. David Mosow Sarah Motis Barbra and Mike Mullaney Mr. Darin Murphy Sanford and Deborah Myers Mr. and Mrs. Robert Nadler Lorraine Naftilan Evan Nahmias Sandy Nahmias Ms. Karen Nash Mr. and Mrs. Martin Nash Donna and Perry Neel

Mr. Louis Lipschutz

Martha and Bob Nemer

Mr. and Mrs. Tim Lorsch Mr. Rick Malkin

Scott and Amy Newell Mr. and Mrs. Steven Newman

Charles Polatsek Mr. and Mrs. David Popkin Ernest Posner Mr. and Mrs. Avi Poster Ms. Michele Powell Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pursell Mrs. Susan Putnam Andy Rabiner Robin Rabiner Mr. Dan Ramage and Ms. Mary Shelton Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Rappaport Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Raybin Mr. and Mrs. David Raybin Sarah Raybin Mr. and Mrs. Art Rebrovick Patricia Redifer Jennifer Reiner Benjamin Reisman Mr. and Mrs. Evan Remer Leeron Resnick Matthew Resnick Leslie and Arnold Ress Joel Rice Rabbi Laurie Rice Rabbi Flip Rice Michael and Nancy Richardson

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mamlin

Jeffrey Newman and Sylvia Sheret-Newman

Mr. and Mrs. Zvi Manas

Phil Newman

Ms. Rhonda Marko Mrs. Jeanette Martin

Mr. Simon Newman and Mrs. Lisa Clewner-Newman

Mr. and Mrs. Dan Marx

Jimi Nichols

Dr. and Mrs. Howard Roback

Robert Marx

Mindie Norman

Adrienne and Steven Robins

Dan May

Robert Ogletree

Van Robins and Jennifer Ghanem

Isaac May

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Okuneff

David Roffwarg

Rachel May

Femi Onafowokan

Polly Shepard Roffwarg

Sam May

Ayla O’Neal

Kayley Romick

Mr. Dylan McCoy

Ms. Kathe Oppenheimer

Dr. Jean Roseman

Jake McCoy

Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Orenstein

Dr. and Mrs. Marc Rosen

Stephen McDonald

Tom Ostrander

Laura Rosenbauer

Bruce McLaughlin


Dr. and Mrs. Paul Rosenblatt

Dr. and Mrs. John McPherson

Dr. and Mrs. William Paris

Dr. and Mrs. Trent Rosenbloom

Dr. and Mrs. Steven Meranze

Andrea Penn

Amy Rosenblum

Dr. and Mrs. Adam Meyer

Mr. and Mrs. Alan Perlman

Benjamin Rosenblum

Dr. and Mrs. Alvin Meyer

Aldrich Perry

Cary and Jennifer Rosenblum

Gerald and Sylvia Meyerson

Mr. Bobby Perry

Mrs. Eileen S. Rosenblum

Jeff Miles

Mrs. Mollie Shmerling Perry

Mrs. Jessie Rosenblum

Nancy Miles

Mr. John Peterson

Ms. Ann Roth


and Ruth Palet

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Ms. Jackie Karr


Mr. Elliot Pinsly and Ms. Jessica Pinsly

Ms. Samantha Richter Michael and Amy Ritchart Mr. and Mrs. Jay Rittenberg Mr. Jay Riven



Ms. Buzya Roytershtein z”l

Mr. and Mrs. Revold Shinkarev

Robert Taeidkashani

Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Wolf

Ms. Elise Rozenberg

Mrs. Laura Hoffman Shmerling

Janet and Sina Taeidkashani

Mr. and Mrs. Ron Wolf

Mr. Gary Rubenstein

Mr. Phillip Shmerling

Mr. and Mrs. Aleksandr Temkin

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wolfson

Mr. Edward Rubin and Dr. Ilene Moore

Judge Andrew Shookoff and Ms. Eva Sochorova

Mrs. Barbara Tempkins

Dr. Jeffrey Wood

Ms. Marilyn Rubin

Mr. Arkady Shraybman

Mr. Peter Tempkins

Dr. Roman Yanovskiy

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Ruchman

Michael Shulman

Andrea and Theodore Thaler

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Zelizer

Jacob Ruden

Bruce C. Siegel

Jennifer Thorne

Mr. Joseph Zendlovitz z”l

Kathy Ryder

Mr. Michael Silver and Ms. Eleonora Astafyeva

Juan Thorne

Ms. Zhanna Zeppelin

Martin Tobias

Mr. Alexander Zhislin

Mr. Alex Torban

Mr. Igor Zhislin

Les Sabler

Ms. Lisa Silver and Mr. Robert Dendy z”l

Freya Sachs

Oleg Torban

Mr. Michael Zibart

Mr. and Mrs. Don Safer

Ms. Lisa Silver and Mr. Clayton Ivey

Mrs. Sema Torban

Michal Zidkyahu

Ms. Libby Salberg

Serafima Torban

Erica Zippert

Jack and Andrea Simon

Mr. and Mrs. David Salomon

Alyssa Trachtman

Ms. Allison Zola

Emily Siner

Adam Salzman

Michelle Trachtman

Mr. and Mrs. Lenny Sisselman

Mr. and Mrs. Yuri Samoylenko

Laurence Tucker

Jamie and Robert Skinner

Ms. Julie Sandberg

Rise Tucker

Mrs. Anya Slonim

Alex Satinsky

Kelli Turner

Francis Slyter

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Satinsky

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Tutt

Lisa Smith

Sara Satinsky

Dr. Jay Ura

Nathanael Smith

Amy Savoie

Mr. and Mrs. James Veale

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Smith

Christopher Savoie

Mr. Jeff Viano

Ryan Smith

Michael Schatel

Samantha Viano

Sandy Smolen

Mrs. Ruth Scheflin

Yevgeniy and Polina Vorobeychik

Dr. Howard Snyder

Mr. Stanley Scherr

Janet Wagner

Ms. Jane R. Snyder

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Scherzer

Mrs. Lisa Wall

Mr. and Mrs. Todd Solan

Mr. Peter Schine z”l and Ms. Andrea Barach

Mr. Randy Wall

Lisa Solomon

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Wasserman

Marc Solomon Dr. and Mrs. Peter Sonkin

David Wasserstein and Professor Colin Dayan

Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Sorin

Miss Celia Watson

Mr. Jeffrey Spark

Mr. Talmage Watts and Ms. Debbie Greenspan

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Mrs. Estelle Sack

Brian Schlanger Arielle Sprotzer and Evan Schlansky Justin Schmidt

Abigail and Jason Sparks

Melissa Schmidt Mr. and Mrs. Bill Schreiber Ms. Janet Schreibman Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Schulman Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Schultz Helene Schwartz Dr. and Mrs. Herbert Schwartz Mr. and Mrs. Mark Schwartz Dr. and Mrs. Marvin Schwartz Dennis and Lori Scott Ilanit Sedek B’nai Tzedek Fund

Mark Sperber Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Sperling Mrs. Barbara Speyer Ms. Flora Spiciarich Toby Spiegel Avi Spielman Rachel Yazdian Spielman Arielle Sprotzer Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Srebnik

Tali Sedek B’nai Tzedek Fund

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stein

Ms. Tara Worthey Segal and Mr. Matthew Segal

Mara Steine Michael Stern

Ms. Rebecca Selove

Alvin z”l and Ann Stillman

Ms. Dorothea Severino

Mary Lou and William Stockard

Rabbi Rami Shapiro and Mrs. Deborah Flanigan

Mr. Bob Stonehill

Jennie Shepard-Zagnoev and Greg Zagnoev

Sharron Streeter

Ms. Diane Shifrin

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Anne Speck



Linda Lia Stotsky Cara Suvall

Adam Wayne Katie Shmerling Wayne Gay Weinberg Diane Weiner David Weinstein Debbie Weinstein Mr. Ivan Weinstein Dr. Sharon Weiss and Mr. Nathanael J. Smith Ms. Karen Weissman Mrs. Rhoda Weitzman Dr. Alan M. Werner Marissa Wertheimer Mr. Herbert Wiesmeyer Mrs. Sonia Wiesmeyer Barry Wilker and David Ellis Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Wilker Shanna Wilons Hallie and Josh Winstock Shirley Wise


Deceased – Zichron L’Vracha – May Their Memory Be For A Blessing /// Source of funds received through a fund housed with the Jewish Foundation Source of funds received through a private family foundation or fund housed outside of Federation /// *As of May 2018

JEWISH FEDERATION AND JEWISH FOUNDATION STAFF (as of 6/1/2018) Mark S. Freedman, Executive Director Harriet Schiftan, Associate Executive Director Naomi Limor Sedek, Assistant Executive Director Becky Gunn, Chief Financial Officer Deborah Oleshansky, Director of Community Relations and Get Connected Coordinator Joel Abramson, Financial Resource Development Officer Michal Eskenazi Becker, Adult Outreach & Welcoming Ambassadors/Newcomers Coordinator Sharon Ben Ami, Community Shlicha Carolyn Benick-Brown, Akiva School Business Manager Tania Bukengolts, Office Administrator/Accounts Receivable Kathy Carlson, Jewish Observer Editor Andrea Crowe, Donor Information Manager Allen Cummings, Information Technology Director Lynn Fleischer, Jewish Community Archivist Heath Hinson, Accounting Associate/Human Relations Specialist Carolyn Hecklin Hyatt, Community Engagement Associate/NowGen Coordinator Carrie Mills, Jewish Observer Advertising Manager Barbara Schwarcz, Event Coordinator Norma Shirk, LIFE & LEGACY Associate Shannon Small, Financial Resource Philanthropic Officer

Mission Statement The Jewish Federation of Nashville is the central voluntary communal organization of the Jewish community. Through its fund-raising, planning and community relations efforts, either independently or in partnership with other Jewish organizations, the Federation works to promote the general welfare, viability and cohesiveness of the Jewish community of Nashville and Middle Tennessee and to ensure the continuity of the Jewish people locally, in Israel and around the world.


Special thanks to SEI for its generous corporate support.


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