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All it Takes is a Hug

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The Courage of One’s Convictions Finding My Way Home Spring 2012 | Sh’vat 5772

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Minneapolis Jewish Federation partner agencies & programs AMERICAN JEWISH JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE AMOS & CELIA HEILICHER MINNEAPOLIS JEWISH DAY SCHOOL BAIS YAAKOV HIGH SCHOOL BET SHALOM CONGREGATIONAL SCHOOL B’NAI B’RITH YOUTH ORGANIZATION/ NORTH STAR REGION CAMP SCHOLARSHIP FUND EDGE (ENRICHMENT, DEVELOPMENT AND GROWTH FOR EDUCATORS) HILLEL: UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE SERVICES ISRAEL CENTER JEWISH AGENCY FOR ISRAEL JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL OF MINNESOTA AND THE DAKOTAS JEWISH FAMILY AND CHILDREN’S SERVICE OF MINNEAPOLIS JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF THE UPPER MIDWEST MINNEAPOLIS JEWISH COMMUNITY INCLUSION PROGRAM FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES Nechama NATIONAL AGENCIES (10) PARTNERSHIP: MINNEAPOLIS-ISRAEL RIMON: THE MINNESOTA JEWISH ARTS COUNCIL SABES JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER SHA’ARIM SHIR TIKVAH CONGREGATIONAL SCHOOL SHOLOM COMMUNITY ALLIANCE TALMUD TORAH OF MINNEAPOLIS TEMPLE ISRAEL CONGREGATIONAL SCHOOL TORAH ACADEMY TWIN CITIES GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS PROGRAM

our Mission We build community, care for the welfare of Jews everywhere and maximize participation in Jewish life.

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Our community raised nearly in just one day, helping ensure that our partners, programs and services continue to make a world of difference for Jews at home in Minneapolis, Israel and over 70 countries across the globe. CORPORATE SPONSORS Bruce Gershman, Attorney at Law Floyd Total Security Hodroff-Epstein Memorial Chapels Lindquist & Vennum Mayflower Maypak Products Pipeline Supplies, Inc. PHONE SPONSORS & IN-KIND SUPPORT Anagram International Banners To Go Consolidated Container Company Creative Kidstuff Crossroads Deli Good Day Café Goodprinter Greater Talent Network, Inc. Gurstel Chargo Attorneys at Law Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Minneapolis Litin Paper Company Dick & Francie Lurie MarketShares Sales, Inc. Materials Processing Corporation Mayo Properties Miles & Linda Braufman Minnesota Clean America Minneapolis Marriott City Center Morem Company National Council of Jewish Women Preview Properties Sam, Oliver & Louis Schachtman Todd & Nicole Schachtman Danny Spiegel & Marilyn Robinson Title Nexus Twinco Romax CORPORATE PARTNERS Lisa Heilicher, Super Sunday Chair Shel Badzin, Super Sunday Corporate Chair Steven Schachtman, Annual Campaign Chair

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AT HOME 4

The Courage of One’s Convictions: A new exhibit celebrates the volunteers of Israel’s War of Independence

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Finding My Way Home: A journey connecting to my Jewish roots

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Celebrating Israel

OVERSEAS 6

All it Takes is a Hug: Children learn to cope after worst fire in Israel’s history

GIVING BACK 8

Board Shout Out

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Cardozo Society - Legal Aid Clinic offers Hope when Hope is Lost: Cardozo Volunteers find personal reward in providing professional service

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Re-building lives

GETTING INVOLVED 10

Calendar of Events Are you are Real Mensch of Minneapolis? Meet Andy Cohen Live!

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Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council Nationally Recognized for Innovation and Impact

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Tzedakah Bowl: Where were you on December 25, at the Metrodome or stuck at home?

SUPPORTING COMMUNITY 13

Something to Celebrate: The Genesis Mitzvah Fund empowers youth to make a difference

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tributes

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Touchdown for charity

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Creating a custom of giving

With your support, our partners, programs and services continue to make a world of difference for Jews at home in Minneapolis, in Israel, and in over 70 countries across the globe.   We touch every part of Jewish life in our shared community.  We understand the needs of our community and allocate dollars to improve quality of life both at home and overseas. Your gift allows us to support our Jewish community as whole and by working together all of our lives are enriched. Thank you!


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The Courage of One’s Convictions: A new exhibit celebrates the volunteers of Israel’s War of Independence

In 1948, during Israel’s War of Independence, a 16-year-old orphan named Jason Fenton traveled in the footsteps of his late Zionist parents to fight for a cause in which he believed. He convinced army recruiters that he was an experienced pilot and journeyed to Israel to become the youngest of the 4,000 Machal Volunteers (Hebrew for “overseas volunteers”) who would help Israel become a Jewish state. With great conviction, this young soldier fought with weapons scavenged from the Egyptian army for two years before the war was won and he immigrated to the United States. Remembering the brave soldiers who risked their lives to create a Jewish state, a new, traveling exhibit debuted on February 16, at Adath Jeshurun Congregation. The exhibit is supported by the Minneapolis Jewish Federation’s Israel Center, and includes 16 historical photographs and storyboards, created by Jason Fenton, now Dr. Fenton, who is father to Adath members Suzanne and Tamar Fenton. “For all of us, being a part of Israel’s rebirth after a 2000 year exile remains the single most memorable and important act of our lives,” said Dr. Fenton, who spoke about his experiences as a Machal Volunteer at the exhibit’s opening. “[It was a time] when ordinary people behaved in a most extraordinary fashion. As Ben Gurion said, ‘This was not a war won by heroes. It was a war won by ordinary men and women rising above themselves.’”  The exhibit will remain at Adath until March 14, then travels to other synagogues and Jewish organizations around the Twin Cities. Dr. Jason Fenton as a young Machal Volunteer

This was not a war won by heroes. It was a war won by ordinary men and women rising above themselves. 

MACHAL EXHIBIT SCHEDULE Adath Jeshurun Congregation February 9 – March 14 Beth El Synagogue

March 15 – April 13

Bet Shalom Congregation

April 16 – May 14

- Ben Gurion, Former Prime Minister of Israel

Dr. Jason Fenton with his daughters

L’Dor V’Dor: Generation to Generation My dad is believed to be the youngest foreign volunteer to have fought in the War of Independence. His chutzpah was both inspirational and motivational for my sisters and me and strengthened our connection to Israel even before we each went there for the first time.  Growing up with parents who expressed their Zionism and responsibility to our people not only through their words but also through their actions, most certainly contributed to my sisters and I each choosing to work in the Jewish community and raise our kids with a love and deep connection to Judaism and Israel. –Tamar Fenton, Associate Development Director at the Sabes Jewish Community Center, a partner agency of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation

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Finding My Way Home: A journey connecting to my Jewish roots By Cari Lehman

Recent college graduates, like me, have a challenging and exciting decision to make. The decision being, “What is next?” For many young adults it is time to find the beginning of a career. For some it is necessary to earn a Masters, PhD or other post-graduate degree. A few might call a new city home, while others make new roots in old places. Regardless of the different paths we take as Jewish young adults, we should all discover how Judaism fits into our lives.

“My relationship with Judaism and to the community is largely due to my love of Israel.” I grew up in the northwest suburbs of Minneapolis. I attended Talmud Torah on a weekly basis, spent my summers at Herzl Camp, read from the Torah as a Bat Mitzvah ten years ago this month, was confirmed at age sixteen, attended USY conventions, traveled to Israel in 2005 on Alexander Muss High School in Israel and visited Israel again this past summer after college graduation. Judaism has always been prevalent in my life, but I could not predict my relationship with the Minneapolis Jewish community after attending an out-of-state university and returning home. I am now exploring that relationship as a young adult with new life perspectives and passions. I got involved on a volunteer planning committee for the Minneapolis and St. Paul Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration on April 29. The event, which will commemorate Israel’s 64th year of inde-

pendence, will bring together the Twin Cities communities for a solidarity walk, music and food. This event is important to me because my relationship with Judaism and to the community is largely due to my love of Israel. I am fascinated with the culture, the food, the past, the present and the future of a country many consider our home. This event is meant to bring people together and share that feeling in celebration as one community. I am grateful to be a part of the plans, working with others who share my excitement for Israel, and showing my appreciation to a community that has given so much to me. These are the beginning steps I am taking, with the help of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation’s Israel Center, to become involved as a Jewish young adult in our local community. It is my desire that the younger generation, my peers, will find a sense of passion and purpose for volunteering.

Federation Fact The Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) and the Federation partner to bring more than 10,000 young Jewish adults to Israel during the academic year through its Masa Israel Journey initiative. In partnership with the government of Israel, Masa enables young Jews from all over the world to experience Israel through long-term academic, volunteer and internship programs. Want to learn more? Contact Barb Adelman, 952-417-2347 or badelman@mplsfed.org.

Walk in Solidarity for

Israel’s 64th Anniversary Twin Cities Yom Ha’atzmaut April 29 at 1:00 pm The walk begins at the St. Louis Park and ends at the Sabes Jewish Community Center, a partner agency of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation. Join us for a solidarity walk to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day) and express your support for Israel on the same day as fellow supporters in cities across the nation! For additional information, please contact 952-417-2321 or eharel@mplsfed.org

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Thank you for making a world of differ

All it Takes is a Hug: The Carmel Fires, One Year Later

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ust over one year ago, the devastating Carmel fires, the worst natural disaster in Israeli history, killed 44 people and destroyed 7,500 acres of forested area. In the 12 months that followed, government officials, environmental experts, scholars, Jewish National Fund (JNF), and Federationsupported organizations, like the American Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), embarked on a mission to restore people’s lives and rebuild the landscape. Millions of dollars have been raised and an equal number of volunteer hours have been devoted to rehabilitating the burnt landscape of Carmel. Approximately one million trees have been planted. New fire trucks, firefighting equipment and early warning systems have been purchased. Restoration projects like new bicycle paths and hiking trails, as well as a volunteer center where the volunteers can meet or stay for the night, have been financed. Although it will take years to fully recover, the Jewish world has come together to help the people of Carmel. After the fires surged, the JDC was immediately on the ground getting social services and supplies to the children and families in crisis. Khalbi Farkh, the Director of Education in Dalyat ElCarmel and Usifiyah, explained “When you experience a trauma like a fire, you realize how much you lack, and how unconfident you feel. The fact that you came to us and extended a helping hand, without having to ask for it, means so much to us personally. Through your generosity, [you] have also given us love.”

Making a Difference From 6,000 Miles Away In the months following the fires, a small kindergarten class in the Druze village of Usifiya, Carmel sat in a circle with dolls lying on the rug in front of them. Music started to play; the children scooped their dolls up in their arms, and began to dance.

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At the end of the song, they threw their dolls up high in the air, with giggles all around. 
 These dolls were provided by the Hibbuki program, a project of the JDC. The initiative first started in the temporary evacuation camps during the Second Lebanon War to help small children cope with the trauma of the war, and was also implemented in 98 kindergartens in the Carmel region, to help 3-5 year olds cope with trauma in the aftermath of the Carmel fires.

“When you experience a trauma like a fire, you realize how much you lack, and how unconfident you feel. The fact that you came to us and extended a helping hand, without having to ask for it, means so much to us personally.” The concept behind Hibbuki (Hebrew for “huggy”) is simple: Everybody needs a friend to help them cope with trauma. And who can resist a fuzzy puppy dog with big droopy eyes, a sad looking face, and arms and legs long enough to envelope you in a big hug? Each child participating in the project receives a Hibbuki doll, and their teachers are instructed how to guide them to use it to cope with trauma. When the fires originally broke out in the forests near Usifiya, some of the children had a direct view of the blaze from their homes and kindergartens. Nada Wahibi, coordinator of the kindergartens in Daliyat El-Carmel, another Druze village in the region, recounted how most of the population watched the


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rence. Together we do a world of good. Hibbuki has proven to be highly effective in enabling children to cope and deal with their experience. The doll’s sad face piques the children’s curiosity and is a starting point to the whole therapy process. “When the child is looking after the doll, he is basically looking after his trauma,” says clinical psychologist Dr. Shai Chen-Gal, who oversees the project. Hibbuki was the mobilizing tool assisting graduated recovery, allowing children to return to their own bedrooms, close the door, and get up to go to the bathroom at night, because now they had “someone” with them.

flames night and day, either sitting in front of their televisions or hazarding a peek outside. “The children thought the fires would come to their homes,” she said. The children returned to school three days after the fire had started and it was clear that the fire was still highly present for them: it was manifest in their speech, the play corner, and in their artwork. “Kids suddenly did not want to be alone. Some did not want to go to kindergarten, while others began bedwetting or sleeping with their parents. Kids who were in speech therapy suddenly went back to stuttering. Some simply withdrew emotionally, while others regressed in their motor skills. They did not want to cut or paste, they were frozen, scared,” said Aviv, a clinical psychologist working with the children.

The feelings of safety and companionship that Hibbuki endows are not tempered by the sense of responsibility that is laid upon the child as “caregiver” to this doll. By placing the child in a position of friend to a helpless being, the child is offered an empowering opportunity to articulate appropriately comforting words, such as they themselves might need to hear. From Minneapolis, to a small village in Usifiya, Carmel, one person touches another and changes a life through the power of giving. Together, we are caring for people in need wherever they are, making a world of difference in the lives of 13 million Jews in over 70 countries across the globe. You can meet the people whose lives we touch with a mission trip overseas. For more information, please contact Dana Rubin, drubin@mplsfed.org or 952-417-2344.

IN TIMES OF CRISIS Helping people isn’t limited to those in financial need. When any corner of our world is in crisis, from the earthquake in Japan to the tornadoes in the American South and Midwest to the wildfires in Israel, Federation responds quickly and effectively. We have the experience and the resources to provide lifesaving assistance. AT HOME IN MINNEAPOLIS Midwest Tornadoes - 2011 Our community united to help neighbors in need during this local crisis. Together, we raised over $25,000 in just a few short weeks to provide medical care and ongoing recovery assistance. JAPAN EARTHQUAKE - $1 million / 2011

Donors turned to Federation, getting involved as soon as they heard of the devastation. In March, American Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and the IDF joined forces to open a field hospital in the city of Minamisanriko.

CARMEL FOREST FIRES - $2.7 million / 2010

When the worst forest fires in Israel’s history ravaged the Carmel Forest last year, Jewish Federations responded instantly. Our dollars were allocated for respite day camps for children in the region, trauma relief and direct assistance to victims’ families.

HAITI EARTHQUAKE - $4.8 million / 2010

Donations poured in from Federation donors, and were sent to Haiti through JDC, American Jewish World Service, and IsraAid. Our dollars helped fund critical supplies used by the Israel Defense Force unit, which brought the first portable medical facility to Haiti after the earthquake. We are also helping Haiti build a lasting infrastructure.

ISRAEL SOLIDARITY DRIVE - $9 million / 2009

Launched in response to humanitarian needs in Southern Israel after years of missile attacks from Gaza. Funds have been used to assist trauma victims, help southern Israel recover from attacks and invest in disaster preparedness.

ISRAEL EMERGENCY CAMPAIGN - $350 million / 2006

Federation donors funded summer camp programs to get children away from vulnerable areas, refurbished bomb shelters, and created after-school programs for every child in the areas under attack, as well as excursion programs for seniors and the disabled.

HURRICANE KATRINA - $28 million / 2005

Federation partners sent teams into the worst-hit areas. Within days, we were delivering aid to survivors. jewishminneapolis.org

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{Jon Stone}

Why am I involved in the Minneapolis Jewish Federation? To its core, the Federation is about people and the humanity that connects them. There are profound needs within our community and challenges that prevent people from exploring their Judaism to the extent that they wish. The Federation is a resource to breaking these barriers and addressing these challenges on many different levels. Being associated with this organization is good for the soul.

{Cindi Tarshis Appleman}

Why am I involved in the Jewish community foundation? Through the years, I have seen first-hand the importance and impact the Federation has on individuals locally, nationally and overseas. I want to make sure that this community is strong and thriving for generations to come. Developing strategies for continued donor giving is imperative to our future. I am thrilled to be part of it.

Tell me about your family. I am married to Linda Stone and have three kids; Dahlia (18), Isaac (15) and Amira (13).

Tell me about your family. I moved to the Twin Cities to pursue my Masters degree with my husband Avery over 15 years ago. Since then, I have been blessed with two children, Lillianna who is in 6th grade, and Branson, who is in kindergarten.

Fun Facts

Fun Facts

What is your favorite TV show? Chopped (Food Network) because how else could one know that Matzo farfel, canned sardines and Crème de Menthe can be combined to form a tasty desert?

What is your favorite TV show? Of course, all the Real Housewives Shows on Bravo TV, along with What Watch Happens Live with Andy Cohen!

What is most frequently played on your ipod? Babylon by David Gray Where is the most interesting place you have visited? Jerusalem, the site of Isaac’s Bar Mitzvah. I’d have to add some other “mosts” to that experience: beautiful, stimulating, and thought-provoking.

What is most frequently played on your ipod? The Soundtrack from “Chess.” I am a big fan of Broadway, and I am currently into this score. Where is the most interesting place you have visited? Morocco. I was amazed by the beauty of this country. I was only there for a few days, but the country had great impact on me.

Shalom! Thank you for your thoughtful contribution in 2011 We are pleased to share how your donation has made a world of difference in our community. To view this year’s Annual Report online, please visit:

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annualreport.jewishminneapolis.org You will meet just a few of the thousands of people whose lives you have touched with your contribution. Let’s make 2012 even better, together. Give a gift that celebrates Jewish life when you give to the Minneapolis Jewish Federation. Thank you for your ongoing support, The Minneapolis Jewish Federation

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Cardozo Society - Legal Aid Clinic offers Hope when Hope is Lost: Cardozo Volunteers find personal reward in providing professional service Eighty-percent of all clients who walk through the doors of Legal Aid of Minneapolis make less than $13,000 a year. These clients have legal issues that are significantly impacting their lives; affecting their homes, their health and their livelihood. Without access to an attorney, many of their problems are extremely difficult to resolve, and often, continue to worsen. In 2008, the Public Service Committee of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation’s Cardozo Society, led by Rory Zamansky, recognized this underserved population and decided to address it. Since then, they have partnered with Legal Aid of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Urban League to bring expertise to those who cannot otherwise afford it. Each Monday, two Cardozo volunteers spend three hours consulting with clients, providing each 30 minutes of legal advice on civil issues. Attorneys provide expert advice on everything from family law to bankruptcy. By helping people with these complex legal issues, Cardozo volunteers are able to give back to a community that desperately needs help. “Judaism certainly has mandate, which is to give back to community,” said Sally Silk, attorney at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. and former Twin Cities Cardozo Society Public Service Chair. “[Through] this partnership, we are able to do that. It is just a win-win opportunity,” she said. While other legal clinics exist in the Twin Cities, the Cardozo and Legal Aid partnership is very successful because of the Cardozo Society’s dedication. “This is the most successful collaboration… that I have ever been involved with,” said Katalina Jimenez, former Youth Law Attorney at Legal Aid of Minneapolis. “When I retire, years from now, I am going to look back at the clinic and think that is one of the best things I have ever done in my career. This is the clinic and the work I am most proud of.” A Company Committed to the Cause At a recent Cardozo Society event, Todd Gurstel and Mitch Chargo, owners of the law firm Gurstel Chargo, learned that the Cardozo legal aid clinic needed volunteers. They decided to help. Gurstel Chargo has 20 attorneys who specialize in creditors’ rights and debt collection. They realized that although they are often on the other side of the collection issue, they had a wealth of knowledge they could lend to those in trouble. They decided, right then and there, that every attorney in their office would be required to participate in the clinic.

“When you are representing someone as an advocate, it fills you up. It makes you feel lifted up.” – Mitch Chargo, Cardozo volunteer “This clinic provides us a tremendous way to give back,” said Gurstel, who believes volunteering is a community responsibility and that the clinic is as beneficial for the attorney as it is for the client. Participating is a “rewarding experience,” said Chargo. “When you are representing someone as an advocate, it fills you up. It makes you feel lifted up,” he said. Real Impact The legal aid clinic’s clients feel immense gratitude toward Cardozo volunteers because they offer hope to many who have lost hope. After a recent session at the clinic, a new client named Karron shared his story, explaining that he would likely still be spinning in circles if he did not come to the legal aid clinic for help. In previous attempts to get help “all the doors were closed to every question that I had in regard to my situation,” he said. With thanks to the Cardozo volunteers, Karron now feels “that there is solution somewhere. They are giving me hope.” To volunteer for the Cardozo Society Legal Aid Clinic, please contact the Cardozo Society Public Service Chair, Shira Shapiro of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P, stshapiro@rkmc.com or 612-349-8586.

In February, the Federation’s Cardozo Society hosted A Conversation with Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Stras at the Faegre Daniels Baker LLP law office. A captivated audience learned of Stras’ personal journey as the grandson of Hungarian Holocaust survivors to becoming not only the youngest but also the first practicing Jewish Justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court. Seasoned attorneys, new lawyers and law students gathered together for this unique opportunity. Please join us next time. Contact Matt Walzer for more information, mwalzer@mplsfed.org or 952-417-2336. jewishminneapolis.org

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Calendar of Events

March 2012

Saturday, April 21, 2012 Young Leadership presents Andy Cohen Live! at the Metropolitan Ballroom Contact Shana Cohen, scohen@mplsfed.org or 952-417-2351

Thursday, March 8, 2012 Cirque du Purim Young Adult Event at the VFW-Uptown Contact Shana Cohen, scohen@mplsfed.org or 952.417.2351 Thursday, March 15, 2012 Minneapolis Jewish Federation march Campaign Phone-a-thon 6:00-9:00 PM at the Federation Office Contact Dana Rubin, drubin@mplsfed.org or 952-417-2344 March 25-27, 2012 National Young Leadership’s TribeFest In Las Vegas Contact Shana Cohen, scohen@mplsfed.org or 952-417-2351 March 26, 2012 Maimonides Society A Conversation with Shoshana Bisawer Contact Laura Taple, ltaple@mplsfed.org or 952-417-2312 Thursday, March 29, 2012 Young Leadership’s Monthly Jews and Brews Happy Hour Contact Shana Cohen, scohen@mplsfed.org or 952-417-2351 Thursday, March 29, 2012 Women’s Philanthropy presents Noa Baum 7:00 PM at Sabes Jewish Community Center Contact Dana Rubin, drubin@mplsfed.org or 952-417-2344

April 2012 Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Minneapolis Jewish Federation 2012 April Campaign Phone-a-thon 7:00-9:00 PM at the Federation Office Contact Dana Rubin, drubin@mplsfed.org or 952-417-2344

April 29, 2012 twin cities Yom Ha’atzmaut 1:00 - 4:00 PM Contact Eilat Harel, eharel@mplsfed.org or 952-417-2321

May 2012 Friday, May 11, 2012 Women’s Philanthropy Lunch & Learn with Jeannie Smith Contact Dana Rubin, drubin@mplsfed.org or 952-417-2344 Monday, May 14, 2012 & Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Minneapolis Jewish Federation 2012 Campaign Phone-a-thon 6:00-9:00 PM at the Federation Office Contact Dana Rubin, drubin@mplsfed.org or 952-417-2344 May 17, 2012 Young Leadership Women’s Networking event At Semple Mansion Contact Shana Cohen, scohen@mplsfed.org or 952-417-2351

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Women’s Philanthropy Intergenerational Event with Peggy Orenstein 7:00 pm Contact Dana Rubin, drubin@mplsfed.org or 952-417-2344

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Young Leadership’s Monthly Jews and Brews Happy Hour Contact Shana Cohen, scohen@mplsfed.org or 952-417-2351

April 19 - May 2, 2012 Israel Center’s Parallel Lives Delegation Contact Eilat Harel, aharel@mplsfed.org or 952-417-2321

Are You a Real Mensch of Minneapolis? mensch (‫ )מענטש‬- is a Yiddish word meaning “a person of integrity.” The Minneapolis Jewish Federation is now accepting nominations for The Real Mensches of Minneapolis, an award recognizing the good work of local Jewish community members, ages 21-45.

Engagement and Outreach Manager, “Honoring the next generation of leaders for their commitment is just a small thank you to people making a big impact.”

For over 80 years the Minneapolis Jewish Federation has been supported by mensches, who help meet the mission to build community, care for the welfare of Jews everywhere and maximize participation in Jewish life.

On April 21, the Minneapolis Jewish Federation’s Young Leadership division is hosting Andy Cohen at the Metropolitan Ballroom in Golden Valley. Andy Cohen is the popular host of Watch What Happens Live and the Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Development for BRAVO’s hit shows: The Real Housewives, Top Chef, Millionaire Matchmaker and Flipping Out. Local radio and television personality, Melinda Jacobs, will emcee.

“Generation after generation, community members give of their time and money to support the Minneapolis Jewish Federation’s partners, programs and services,” said Shana Cohen, Young Leadership

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Winners of The Real Mensches of Minneapolis award will receive a ticket package that includes premier seating for two at the Andy Cohen event, an invitation to the VIP reception prior to the event and a photo with Andy Cohen. To be considered, a nominee must be 21-45 years old and contribute to the Jewish community through the Minneapolis Jewish Federation or one if its partner agencies as a donor or volunteer. Nominations are accepted through March 12, 2012. To nomination yourself or a friend, please visit: www.jewishminneapolis.org


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Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council Nationally Recognized for Innovation and Impact Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council was recently selected as one of the 50 most innovative Jewish nonprofits and recognized in this year’s prestigious Slingshot: A Resource Guide to Jewish Innovation. The book identifies forward-thinking organizations that address concerns in Jewish life such as identity, community, and tradition. An initiative of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, Rimon promotes and enhances Jewish identity through arts and culture, supports artists who explore Jewish themes and engages the Jewish community in the arts. A recent project funded by Rimon brought together Margie Newman, a Jewish writer and daughter of a Holocaust survivor, with four other women writers of varying cultural backgrounds. They had all grown up in homes with significant historical trauma. Titled Ghost Stories, their public readings were riveting and emotional. “This project was a microcosm of what Rimon does,” said David Jordan Harris, Rimon’s Executive Director. “We supported a Jewish artist and brought themes of Jewish life into a larger public. This project created bridges between cultural communities and new friendships that matter.” Rimon was selected by Slingshot because of its resourcefulness in creating opportunities, programs, and collaborations that place the arts in the center of community life. “It’s not that [Rimon has] done so much with so little,” said Slingshot, “but it has also shown it can be done well in the arts, a field that has been a challenge in other Jewish communities.” If you would like to support the Jewish arts through Rimon, contact Dana Rubin, drubin@mplsfed.org or 952-417-2344. To learn more please visit www.rimonMN.org.

Your Invitation to Art Innovation! Rimon’s Upcoming Events Friday, March 23, 2012 Project Support grant deadline Rimon accepts applications for its semi-annual Project Support grants. For more information, visit www.rimonMN.org Sunday, March 25, 2012, 1 p.m. Rimon Artist Salon “Gathering the Mystic Light: The Art of Blowing Glass” Foci Minnesota Center for Glass Arts, 2010 E. Hennepin Ave., Building #10, Minneapolis Cost: $10 Sunday, May 6, 2012, 1 p.m. Rimon Artist Salon “A Delicate Balance: The Environment, Sustainability, & an Artist’s Voice” Venue: TBA Cost: $10

Young Leadership of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation presents

ANDY COHEN Live at The Metropolitan Ballroom APRIL 21, 2012 Emcee, Melinda Jacobs Host of Watch What Happens Live Executive Vice President of Original Programming & Development for Bravo’s hit shows: The Real Housewives franchise Top Chef franchise Millionaire Matchmaker Flipping Out and more…

Pre-sale tickets AND table sponsorships available now jewishminneapolis.org/andycohenlive.aspx

For more information please contact Shana A. Cohen, (952) 417-2351 or SCohen@mplsfed.org jewishminneapolis.org

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SPOTLIGHT ON TZEDAKAH BOWL Where were you on December 25, at the Metrodome or stuck at home?

If you were at Tzedakah Bowl XIV on December 25, then you were playing football on the field, hanging with official Vikings cheerleaders, and enjoying family-friendly activities for even the littlest members of Young Leadership. Thank you to everyone who helped “Raise the Roof!” See you next year when we do it all again!

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Something to Celebrate: The Genesis Mitzvah Fund empowers youth to make a difference

When a child becomes a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, it’s a time for celebration. It’s also a time when parents have a unique opportunity to teach their children about tzedakah (charity) and tikkun olum (repairing the world). For more than a decade, the Jewish Community Foundation’s Genesis Mitzvah Funds have helped parents share these Jewish values with their children. “We feel blessed for what we have and we don’t need anything else,” explained Dori Weinstein, mother to Ari, Ilana and Eitan. When the Weinstein’s oldest son Ari was about to become a Bar Mitzvah, they suggested he open a Genesis Mitzvah Fund instead of receiving gifts. “People are giving and kind, and wanted to do something as part of our celebration. When we heard about the Genesis Mitzvah Fund, we thought it would be wonderful to help someone else instead.” Dori and her husband Gary also established a fund for Ilana who will become a Bat Mitzvah in a few short weeks. When it’s time, all three of the Weinstein children will have their own fund and be able to allocate dollars based on their personal interests, and as their interests change their focus of giving can change too. A child is given a great responsibility in choosing which charity should receive money from their personal fund. For Ari Weinstein, the decision is significant, “I can donate to anywhere that feels important to me. I can choose where to send the funds,” he continued, “It’s important for me to have this experience of giving tzedakah.”

How it works A child’s Genesis Mitzvah Fund is established through contributions made in their honor during the time of their Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Typically a family member gives the initial gift and additional gifts are given by guests. During other special occasions throughout their life, such as birthdays and graduations, friends and family can help the

fund continue to grow by making new gifts. Once the fund reaches $1,000, the money begins to accrue interest. The child can then begin to make annual distributions to recognized charitable organizations that are personal and meaningful – both within Jewish and non-Jewish communities.

Creating a custom of giving “This is an opportunity for our kids, as part of becoming Jewish adults, to learn about giving back to their community,” said Anne Hope, mother to recent Bat Mitzvah, Ruth Hope, and Director of Herzl Camp. At home, Anne and her husband Bruce use their children’s Bar and Bat Mitzvah anniversaries as designated times to give during the year. When Ruth’s Bat Mitzvah anniversary comes up, she will be able to give to the charities of her choice through her fund. Their family is creating their own custom of giving. As time moves forward, and children move out of their parent’s homes, customs like giving at a certain time of year, become part of who they are and how they choose to live their lives as individuals, on their own. Rachel Abrams started her Genesis Mitzvah Fund when she was turning 13 and now as a junior in college, the fund provides her an opportunity to continue giving. “As a college student, I don’t have a ton of extra money, so it’s great to have this fund and to still be able to make donations,” she said. Fund assets are professionally invested and managed at the Jewish Community Foundation. After twelve years, the fund is convert-

I love that my kids get to choose where they donate every year. The Genesis Mitzvah Fund serves as a continuing remembrance of what their Bar or Bar Mitzvah meant. They started the fund when they became Jewish adults and learned about Jewish giving.” ed to a permanent endowment in the young person’s name. Funds that have a balance of $10,000 or more can be converted to a philanthropic (donor advised) fund which gives the fund holder the ability to continue recommending distributions of income to charities of their choice, and so their custom of giving may continue from their childhood into their adulthood. The Genesis Mitzvah Fund empowers community youth to make a difference, at home or overseas, caring for animals or people, stocking food shelves or sending other kids to camp. They make the word mitzvah in Bar or Bat Mitzvah mean something even more that it already does and that is something to celebrate. For more information on starting your own Genesis Mitzvah Fund, please contact Sally Forbes Friedman, sfriedman@mplsfed.org or 952-417-2316.

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ARTS & CULTURE FUNDS Howard B. & Ruth F. Brin Jewish Arts Endowment Fund Sally Forbes Friedman Jerome & Judith Ingber • In Honor of Noah’s Wedding Jerome & Judith Ingber Micah Garber • In Memory of Shirley Garber Irwin Kula • In Memory of Cantor Mort Kula Sally Minsberg • In Memory of Ruth Kirschner Jim Rhodes • In Memory of Leah Rosenblum Len Silesky • In Memory of Walter Silesky Bobby & Elliot Cohen Tzedakah Fund Bobby & Elliot Cohen Buddy Bolter • Speedy Recovery Mark & Carol Confield • In Honor of Birth of Grandson Olly Engel • In Memory of Leonard Parker Charles & Lisa Feldbaum • In Honor of Your “New/Old” House Mike & Debbie Finn & Family • In Memory of Howard Weisskopf Lisa Heilicher • In Memory of Ira Heilicher Jeff & Orlee Kahn • Thinking of You David & Myrna Lyons • In Honor of Anniversary Matt & Rachel Rubin • In Memory of Robert Dorfman Stan Schweitzer Mel Sigel • In Honor of Birthday Phyllis Sudit & Family • In Memory of Lee Sudit Frank Trestman • In Honor of Receiving Amos S. Deinard Award Sim Gesundheit & Suzie Singer Mike & Susan Horovitz Lee & Miriam Kieffer Bobby & Elliot Cohen • In Honor of Anniversary Al & Phyllis Salsberg Bobby & Elliot Cohen • Congratulations on All the Wonderful Simchas Rimon Arts Fund Edwin & Beth Brody Jim Miller • In Honor of David Harris Michael & Carol Bromer Nomi Goodman David Harris Roni Halpern • In Memory of Natalie Halpern Eichen Debbie, Gerard, Chaim & Sammy EngelenEigles Erwin Eichen • In Memory of Natalie Halpern Eichen Michael Hofkin & Ann Ginsburgh Hofkin Halpern-Green Family • In Memory of Natalie Halpern Eichen 14

Ann, Mike, Dan, Ben, Tamar & Nermal Hofkin Natalie Halpern Eichen • In Honor of Birthday Ann, Mike, Dan & Nermal Hofkin Tamar Green • In Honor of Birthday Eloise & Elliot Kaplan Pennie Shapiro Leighton & Dianne Siegel Penny Galinson • Speedy Recovery Ira & Sarah Moscovice • In Appreciation of Steve & Mimi Fisher Myrna Orensten • In Memory of Reva Davis Orensten Felix & Ann Phillips • In Honor of Mimi & David Sanders Bill Rosenfeld & Jody Winger Paula Pergament • In Memory of Your Brother

EDUCATION FUNDS Morris Berenberg Family Scholarship Fund (JVS) Penne Berenberg Family of Bette Charney • In Memory of Bette Charney Lisa Heilicher & Family • In Memory of Ira Heilicher Family of Ellie Johnson • In Memory of Ellie Johnson Berneen Rudolph • In Memory of Billy Rose Family of Paul Stein • In Memory of Paul Stein Cardozo New Lawyer & Law Student Program Designated Fund Avi & Anat Bar-Cohen Rick Bunin Mt. Zion Congregation Mahyram Daniels Allan & Idy Garvis John Halpern Alan, Evie, Robyn, Marc & Jill Ingber Marvin & Diane Ingber Orrin & Janie Kirschbaum Jerry & Joey Laurie Ron & Kim Meshbesher Rosanne Nathanson Allen, Marcia, Robert & Jill Oleisky Chuck & Rollye Rinkey Cantor Steve Sher Mel & Delores Sigel Oren & Sharron Steinfeldt Jerry Waldman & Judi Belzer Jerome Ingber • In Honor of Receiving Sidney Barrows Lifetime Commitment Award Judy Bercu Howard Bream Mark & Marcia Cherniack Mt. Zion Congregation David & Robyn Cook Avraham & Linda Ettedgui Mike & Rivi Galinson Ken Garelick Allan & Idy Garvis Alan & Lynn Goldbloom

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Gene Heck Marilyn Horowitz Marvin & Diane Ingber Orrin & Janie Kirschbaum Jerry & Joey Laurie Larry & Kathi Lautt Tom & Amy Lieberman Marc & Jennifer Lipschultz Rosanne Nathanson Russ & Nancy Nelson Allen, Marcia, Robert & Jill Oleisky Sanford & Bonnie Resig William & Susan Robiner Phyllis Supornick Gary & Marsha Tankenoff Harold Tomin & Toby Horn Ruth Usem Jerry Waldman & Judi Belzer Michael Waldman Steve Rubin • In Honor of Receiving Sidney Barrows Lifetime Commitment Award Sally Forbes Friedman Brent Routman • In Honor of New Position as President of MN State Bar Association Sally Forbes Friedman & Family Minneapolis Jewish Federation Jewish Community Foundation Tom & Sheva Sanders • In Memory of Margaret Rifkind Corrine & Tom Feinberg Education Designated Fund Corrine & Tom Feinberg Carolyn Abramson Dr. Melvin Sigel • In Honor of Birthday Joan Feinberg • Speedy Recovery Charlie & Lisa Feldbaum • In Memory of Helene Dobie Hunegs • Thinking of You Mr. & Mrs. Andy Lugar • Mazel Tov on New Home Phyllis Sudit • In Memory of Lee Sudit Matthew & Linda Gilfix Family Technology Designated Fund Linda Gilfix Dr. Neil Arnold • Speedy Recovery Carol & Stan Dobrin • In Memory of Helen Dobrin Seymour Glatzer • In Honor of Birthday Sandy Goldberg • Speedy Recovery Judy & Herbert Goldenberg Scholarship Designated Fund Nancy & Steve Schachtman Judy Goldenberg • Speedy Recovery Edward E. Grosmann/I.S. Joseph Scholarship Fund (JVS) Carla Grosmann • In Memory of Edward Elias Grosmann Heidi Foundation Designated Fund Stuart & Sue Ellen Borken Marta Schechter • In Honor of Birthday

Mark & Janie Covin The Cohen & Danz Family • In Memory of Father Leslie Novak Brian & Heidi Pergament & Family • In Memory of Nancy Novak Herb Schechter • In Honor of Anniversary of Ceil & Irv Schechter Michael & Judy Skadron • In Memory of Stanley Skadron David & Elaine Fink Andy & Leslie Parker & Family • In Memory of Leonard Parker Gayle Stein • In Memory of Paul Stein JCES Operating & Program Fund Temple Israel Education Department Susan Cobin • In Memory of David Cobin Dr. Elliot Latts Memorial Scholarship Designated Fund Shirely Latts & Family Bryan & Nina Badzin • In Honor of New Baby Stan & Marilyn Rakieten Mr. & Mrs. Adam Latts Shirley Latts • In Honor of Jacob’s Bar Mitzvah Minnie & Joe Milstein Scholarship Fund (Hillel) Jerry & Leslie Milstein Leslie Novak & Family • In Memory of Nancy Novak Leonard & Betty Parker Endowment Fund (MJDS) Avery & Cindi Appelman Stan & Amy Baratz Carrie, Ricky, Sam & Jared Bloomfield Bard Borkon & Julie Silverman Don & Cindy Brown Richard & Judy Cook Brian Dorn & Family Dick & Beverly Fink Mark Freidson & Betty Holmes Lisa, Paul, Joely & Parker Gendler Sherry & Mimi Gleekel Bill & Julie Gotlieb Harriet & Marvin Goldstein Judy & Jon Harris Neil & Diane Hoffman Matthew Knopf & Terri Bonoff The Krelitz Family Nancy Leon Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company LLP Randy & Stacy Mays Bruce Nemer & Bobby Cohen Nemer Gary & Susan Rappaport David & Carol Rosenblatt Gerald & Lynn Salter Ed & Lisa Schatz Mary & Arthur Schuman Jane, Jon, Max & Leah Schwartzman Scott Seiler Craig & Mo Shaver Buck Strifert & Julie Sinykin Vicki Tangeman Scott & Hindy Tankenoff & Gary & Marsha Tankenoff Brian & Julie Weisberg Ellie, Mark, Carli, Amaya & Sydney Wolpert Andy & Leslie Parker • In Memory of Leonard Parker


Howard & Wendy Bach Edward & Lynn Bick Sally Forbes Friedman & Family Neal Gendler & Margie Wasserman Mark & Debbie Glotter David & Karen Katz Ian & Sheri Katz Irv & Charlotte Nudell Bill & Gail Ribnick Gordy & Sherri Rutman Howard & Janet Tarkow Barry, Randi, Jonathan & Robyn Wolfish Jon & Ellen Sue Parker • In Memory of Leonard Parker Shirley Baratz Stan & Amy Baratz Miles & Linda Braufman Mark Freidson & Betty Holmes Louie & Diane Goldenberg Harold & Cindi Goldfine John & Sidney Goodman Leon & Elaine Lerner Hy & Sheila Paisner Molly, Scott & Deena Pitzele Al & Phyllis Salsberg Rick Siedband & Carol Sarnat Phil & Sharon Snyder Justin Swiller Olly Engel • In Memory of Leonard Parker David & Fran Bayer Patti Goldberg John & Sidney Goodman Christine, Seth, Caleb & Sasha Hausman Heart of Minnesota Great Dane Club, Inc. Jacques & Mary Koppel Kelly Lavine Jim & Nan Leventhal Jeanne & Albert Levin Charles Nauen Jim & Van Sanders Polly, Michael & Emmy Saxon Joel & Gail Tilsner Parker Family • In Memory of Leonard Parker Heidi & Brian Pergament Designated Fund for Inclusive Education at MJDS The Appelman Family The Pergament Family • In Memory of Nancy Novak Lisa, Paul, Joely & Parker Gendler Heidi Pergament • In Memory of Nancy Novak Ben Rosenzweig Holocaust Memorial Designated Fund Jean Rosenzweig Gertrude Goldstein • In Honor of Birthday Nancy & Steve Schachtman Talmud Torah Scholarship Fund Nancy & Steve Schachtman Harry Engel Randy Engel • In Honor of Birthday Michael & Bonnie Noyman • In Memory of Ilse Rozman Family of Howard Weisskopf • In Memory of Howard Weisskopf Jerry Strauss Memorial Designated Fund for Holocaust Education Richard & Marilyn Chern

Eileen Strauss • In Honor of Birthday Andy & Cara Strauss Lee Diamond • Speedy Recovery Andy & Libby Finn Mike & Debbie Finn • In Memory of Howard Weisskopf Eileen Strauss Richard & Marilyn Chern Neil & Diane Hoffman • In Honor of Anniversary Steve Dobrin • In Memory of Honey Dobrin Mike & Debbie Finn • In Memory of Howard Weisskopf & Paula Tankenoff Lisa Heilicher • In Memory of Ira Heilicher Jory Herman • In Memory of Paul Stein Gary & Marilyn Rose • In Memory of Bill Rose Mike & Cheri Sudit • In Memory of Lee Sudit Jim Tankenoff • In Memory of Paula Tankenoff Judy Witebsky • In Memory of Sheldon Witebsky Michael & Abby Strauss Jory Herman • In Memory of Paul Stein Brian & Heidi Pergament • In Memory of Nancy Novak Gayle Stein • In Memory of Paul Stein

ANNUAL CAMPAIGN ENDOWMENT FUND Theresa Berman Lion of Judah Endowment Bobby & Elliot Cohen Theresa Berman • In Honor of Birthday Barry Effress Memorial L’Chaim Endowment Fund Jane Effress Dean & Marilyn Greenberg Hy & Sheila Paisner • In Honor of Anniversary Judy Goldenberg • Thinking of You Stan Schweitzer • In Honor of Birthday Jane Effress & Harvey Lambert Susan Good • In Honor of Upcoming Bat Mitzvah Mrs. Dick Hamberger • In Memory of Husband Mr. & Mrs. Lee Sacks • In Memory of Miriam Benjamin & Libby Frank L’Chaim Fund Bruce Frank Lisa Heilicher • In Memory of Ira Heilicher Robert & Lucille Kelner Memorial Fund Ron & Rita Kelner Allen Engle • Speedy Recovery

Celeste Kocen • In Honor of Birthday Judy Witebsky & Family • In Memory of Sheldon Witebsky Solomon & Annette Lederman Memorial Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowment Fund Ron & Rita Kelner Marshall Walzer • In Memory of Vicki Walzer Hy & Sheila Paisner L’Chaim FundStuart, Carolyn, Molly, Andy, Mickey & Delia Bloom Irving & Karen Katz Art & Sandy Lavintman Ben & Brenda Soumekh Hy & Sheila Paisner • In Honor of Anniversary Hy & Sheila Paisner Lisa Heilicher • In Memory of Ira Heilicher Marshall & Marlene Miller • In Memory of Curtis Miller Phyllis Sudit & Family • In Memory of Lee Sudit Elliot & Judy Walson • In Memory of Sari Robbins Judy Witebsky & Family • In Memory of Sheldon Witebsky Sol & Elsie Zak • In Memory of Morris Zak Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowment Fund Robert & Ann Jackson Cindi Tarshis Appelman • In Honor of Receiving Tychman Family Young Leadership Award Jake Hurwitz • In Honor of Wonderful Job as JCF Chair Jim Proman • In Honor of Receiving Stephen K. Lieberman Campaigner of Year Award Beckie Skelton • In Honor of Receiving Sorkin Jewish Communal Professional Achievement Award Frank Trestman • In Honor of Receiving Amos S. Deinard Award Miriam & David Sanders L’Chaim Fund Reva Rosenbloom David & Mimi Sanders • In Honor of Receiving Arnold Lifson Lifetime Achievement Award Doris & Edwin Sherman L’Chaim Fund Doris & Eddie Sherman Bettie Barenbaum Harold Berris Joan Binder Stan Schweitzer • In Honor of Birthday Michael & Linda Braude Bob & Jill Edelstein Hy & Sheila Paisner • In Honor of Anniversary Fremajane & Blair Wolfson L’Chaim Fund Jev & Patti Baskin Fremajane & Blair Wolfson • In Honor of Anniversary

HEALTH FUNDS Ida Altrowitz Memorial Fund of the Mount Sinai Community Foundation Jerry & Louise Segal Howard & Arlene Kurs • In Memory of Mel Judith L. & Jon S. Harris Health & Healing Fund Les & Linda Fieldman Barry Greenberg & BarBara RubinGreenberg Nancy & Steve Schachtman Jon Harris • Speedy Recovery Judy & Jon Harris • In Appreciation of Orlee Kahn • In Appreciation of Dr. Wayne Leebaw Andy Burger Carolyn Fiterman Evelyn Flom Mel Sigel • In Honor of Birthday Mark & Carol Epstein Barry Greenberg & BarBara RubinGreenberg Jay & Lorita Jacobson Herman & Nancy Markowitz • In Honor of Anniversary Ann Hunegs • In Memory of Donna Brochin Jerome Ingber • In Honor of Receiving Sidney Barrows Lifetime Commitment Award Mike & Marcee Kutner • In Honor of New Grandson David & Mimi Sanders • In Honor of Receiving Arnold Lifson Achievement Award Yvonne Selcer & Family • In Memory of Antoinette Ollig Mount Sinai Community Foundation Sally Forbes Friedman & Family Lisa Heilicher & Family • In Memory of Ira Heilicher Susan Hackman & Family Ann Hunegs • In Memory of Donna Brochin Fremajane & Blair Wolfson Fund of the Mount Sinai Community FoundationFremajane & Blair Wolfson Stan Schweitzer • In Honor of Birthday

INCLUSION FUNDS Paul Adelman Children with Disabilities Endowment Fund Floyd & Andrea Adelman Rick & Beth Binder Jim & BarBara Gurovitsch Joel & Sharon Waller • In Honor of Anniversary Marj Binder • In Memory Phyllis Lieberman Don Brown Bruce Hope Linda Sklar • In Honor of Birthday Gary Dachis • In Memory of David Dachis jewishminneapolis.org

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Leslie Novak • In Memory of Nancy Novak Donna Simon • In Memory of Your Mother Jim Tankenoff • In Memory of Paula Tankenoff Steve Winnick & Family • In Memory of Lorraine Winnick Rick & Beth Binder Steven Binder Bruce Hope Howard Liszt • In Honor of Birthday Jim & BarBara Gurovitsch • In Honor of Anniversary Robin Fischer Rick & Beth Binder • In Honor of Anniversary Myra Juster Gross & Mattaway Families • In Memory of Morton Mattaway Dorothy Herman & Family • In Memory of Paul Stein Jack Laboe & Family • In Memory of Doll Laboe Fred Nassauer Shirley Nassauer • In Honor of Birthday Don & Helen Rosen • In Honor of Anniversary Charles Kadish Beth Binder • In Honor of Birthday Richard Taich & Debbie Cole Susan Hand • In Memory of Ron Panter Stephanie Israel Special Needs Housing Opportunities Designated Fund Vivian calmenson Bruce & Anne Hope Bill & Dee James Mike & Bonnie Landy Brian Schwartz Rick & Karen Schwartz Stephanie Israel • In Honor of Bat Mitzvah Ratner Family Fund in Memory of Ilana Neville & Michelle Basman Joni & Denny Hymanson BarBara Ratner • In Honor of Birthday Toodie & Frank Trestman Special Needs Designated Fund Rick, Arlene, Justin & Kira Noodleman Frank Trestman • In Honor of Receiving Amos S. Deinard Award

ISRAEL EXPERIENCE FUNDS Annette Paletz Memorial Scholarship for Alexander Muss High School in Israel Designated Fund Irv & Sandy Benowitz David & Susan Cera Joel & Sherry Coffino Robby & Andrea Erlich Richard & Joy Field Mike & Rivi Galinson Mel & Miriam Graf Michael & Elaine Herman Larry & Marcie Kelner Harold & Sari Lederman 16

The Palay Family Leonard & Serene Paletz Audrey Resig Sheldon & Helen Resig Adeel & Jeri Saad Chuck & Yvonne Selcer Lester Seglin Elliot & Bonnie Sorkin Marshall & Vicki Walzer Daniel White Jeff & Cathi Paletz • In Honor of Wedding Leonard & Serene Paletz Olly Engel • In Memory of Leonard Parker Doris Ginsberg • In Memory of Granddaughter Emily Naomi Maul • Speedy Recovery Family of Vicki Walzer • In Memory of Vicki Walzer Bob & Missy Swiller Teen Israel Scholarship Fund Bob & Missy Swiller Nathan Blum • Speedy Recovery Dirk Miller & Jennifer Cramer • Speedy Recoveries Mike & Debbie Finn • In Memory of Howard Weisskopf • In Memory of Paula Tankenoff Rhonda Stein & Stuart Goldenberg • In Memory of Paul Stein Andy & Leslie Parker & Family • In Memory of Leonard Parker Brian & Heidi Pergament • In Memory of Nancy Novak Mike & Judy Skadron • In Memory of Stanley Skadron David Victor & Family • In Memory of father

SOCIAL SERVICE FUNDS David & Joyce Abramson Family Camp Scholarship Fund (JFCS) Jev & Patti Baskin David Abramson • In Honor of Birthday Julius Ancer Senior Fitness Programming Fund at the Sabes Jewish Community Center Judy & Jon Harris Micki Naiman • In Honor of Birthday Gal & Marni Noyman & Family • In Memory of Ilse Rozman Mort & Micki Naiman Becca Bajkowski Stan Baratz Robert Barrows Linda Barrows Charles Barry Lyle Berman Theresa Berman Richard Broms Sheldon Chester Bobby Cohen Marcia Cohodes Beverly Deikel Alan Einisman Karen Einisman

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Dory Einisman Beverly Fink Linda Fiterman Jack Fiterman Bradley Fritz Brittany Goldberg Cynthia Goldfine Rosalie Goldstein Marsha Golob Judith Harris Jon Harris Lisa Heilicher Michael Horovitz Jerome Ingber Judith Ingber Steven Kalin Merle Kane Elliot Kaplan Eloise Kaplan Irvin Kessler Gary Kohler Susan Krantz Lazar Neil Lapidus Delores Levin Kris MacDonald Harvey Mackay Debbie Mann Terri Miranda Michael Noyman Marni Noyman Michele O’Kane Mark Oksenhandler Brian Pergament James Pesis Andy Redleaf Daniel Ribnick Jerry Ribnick Bonnie Ross Steven Rothschild Harold Scherling Vicky Sektor Laura Silberfarb Lance Silverman Missy Swiller Marsha Tankenoff Frank Trestman Joel Waller • In Honor of Birthday Sonny Bajkowski • In Memory of Mother Susie Diamond Judy Gaviser Sandy Goldberg Jon Harris Dobra Hunegs Elliot Kaplan Kris MacDonald Michael Schoenberger • Speedy Recovery Debbie Finn • In Memory of Howard Weisskopf Brad & Lori Fritz Bob & Jane Ketroser Ken & Marilyn Kohn John & Kris MacDonald Gal & Marni Noyman Hy & Sheila Paisner Dean & Karin Phillips Gary & Susan Rappaport Daniel & Mindy Ribnick • In Honor of Anniversary Andy & Lisa Furman

• In Memory of Myrna Mitchell Sanford & Marlene Goldberg • In Memory of Vicki Shani Graber Heidi Pergament • In Memory of Nancy Novak Lisa Heilicher • In Memory of Ira Heilicher Jerome & Judith Ingber • In Honor of New Granddaughter Shai & Melissa Ingber • In Honor of Birth of Daughter Dorothy Jacobs Seymour Locketz • In Memory of Rosalyn Locketz David & Amy Rosenblatt Lui • In Honor of Son’s Bar Mitzvah Marshall Miller • In Memory of Curtis Miller Leslie Novak • In Memory of Nancy Novak Gal Noyman Bonnie Noyman • In Memory of Ilse Rozman Chuck & Yvonne Selcer • In Memory of Antoinette Ollig Andy & Heather Schwartz • In Honor of Birth of Son Paula Tankenoff • In Memory of Howard Weisskopf James Tankenoff • In Memory of Paula Tankenoff Nancy & Steve Schachtman Micki Naiman • In Honor of Birthday Nancy & Stuart Friedell Family Fund (JFCS) Nancy & Stuart Friedell Stanley Schweitzer • In Honor of Birthday Agnes Berenberg Hoffman Fund for Emergency Aid for the Elderly (JFCS) Penne Berenberg Susan Chalfen Susan Gray Sandy Scherling • In Honor of Birthday Myrna Schaeffer & Family • In Memory of Sally Levaton Vicki Siskin & Family • In Memory of Doll Laboe Kevin & Jill Brazner Renee Kline • In Honor of Birthday Fred & Suzi Nathanson • In Honor of Anniversary Scott Rosoff & Amy Mastbaum • In Memory of Eleanor Rosoff Esther Burke Olly Engel • In Memory of Leonard Parker Judy & Jon Harris Frank Trestman • In Honor of Receiving Amos S. Deinard Award Renee & Hess Kline Sidney & Lorraine Applebaum Jerry & Joy Bratter Kevin & Jill Brazner David & Roz Schwartzman • In Honor of Anniversary Kevin Brazner Joan Hymanson


Rick Kline Richard Proman Roz Schwartzman Frank Trestman • In Honor of Birthday Shirley Baratz & Family • In Honor of Justin’s Marriage Joe & Diane Mast • In Memory of Millie Mastbaum Abbie Miller & Family Marshall & Marlene Miller • In Memory of Curtis Miller Marshall & Marlene Miller • Congratulations on Maddie’s Marriage The Parker Family • In Memory of Leonard Parker Rossy Shaller & Family • In Memory of Dick Shaller Sandy Wallack • In Memory of Brother-in-Law Gloria Weisskopf & Family • In Memory of Howard Weisskopf Rick, Jennifer, Conner & Logan Kline Renee Kline • In Honor of Birthday Fred & Suzi Nathanson Kevin & Jill Brazner • In Honor of Anniversary Frank Trestman • In Honor of Receiving Amos S. Deinard Award Rick, Arlene, Justin & Kira Noodleman Kevin & Jill Brazner Mr. & Mrs. Al Guggenheim • In Honor of Anniversary Max Cohn • In Memory of Celia Bloom Gwen Gluckman Carol Koved • In Memory of Sonny Koved Kenny Luskey Tatyana Pesin • In Honor of Birthday Jack Tanowitz • In Memory of Irving Tanowitz Renee Soskin Frank Trestman • In Honor of Receiving Amos S. Deinard Award Frank & Toodie Trestman Sidney & Lorraine Applebaum Kevin & Jill Brazner Elliot & Bobby Cohn Marvin & Anita Greenstein Scott & Laurel Lifson Fred & Suzi Nathanson Hy & Sheila Paisner David & Roz Schwartzman • In Honor of Anniversary Ginger Bell Judy Goldenberg Sue Zelickson • Speedy Recovery Richard Broms Hess Kline Renee Kline Rick Kline Elaine Lerner Sheila Lieberman Delores Sigel • In Honor of Birthday

Family of Merle Bernstein • In Memory of Merle Bernstein Gary & Elaine Dachis • In Memory of David Dachis Olly Engel • In Memory of Leonard Parker Family of Doll Laboe • In Memory of Doll Laboe Abbie Miller & Family Marshall & Marlene Miller & Family • In Memory of Curtis Miller Family of Phil Stein • In Memory of Paul Stein Bob & Sandy Wallack Beverly Walter & Family • In Memory of Lee Walter Gloria Weisskopf & Family • In Memory of Howard Weisskopf Lisa Trestman Kevin & Jill Brazner • In Honor of Anniversary Renee Rustin • Speedy Recovery Mark (Pesach) Jaffe Fund (JFCS) Judy Orren-Guerrero Suzy Kronfeld Baum • Speedy Recovery Jim & Judy Guerrero Howard & Joann Silvers • Thank You Jim, Judy & Robby Guerrero Harold Arenson & Sally Orren • Happy Holidays Jewish Domestic Abuse Fund Jay Gelfand Sheva Sanders • In Memory of Margaret Rifkind Jewish Housing & Programming (J-HAP) Designated Fund Rose Averbach Butch & Linda Bialick Novak Family • In Memory of Nancy Novak Butch & Linda Bialick Harriet Davis Michael & Charlotte Gordon Mort & Sally Leder Chuck & Sue Muscoplat David & Dede Smith Arnold & Lori-Leder Fogel • In Memory of Sam Fogel Leah Kayless Ingber Designated Fund Bessie Alyeshmerni Shai & Melissa Ingber Jerome Ingber • In Honor of Receiving Sidney Barrows Lifetime Commitment Award Sally Forbes Friedman Jerome & Judith Ingber • In Honor of Birth of Granddaughter Jeanne & Albert Levin Family Fund for Emergency Aid to the Elderly (JFCS) Sidney & Lorraine Applebaum Carol & Tammy Birnberg Hy & Sheila Paisner David & Roz Schwartzman • In Honor of Anniversary Josh & Jan Arnold • Congratulations on New Granddaughter Shirley Baratz • In Honor of Grandson’s Marriage

Ginger Bell Sandy Benenson Suzanne Leonard • Speedy Recovery Joan Binder Bruce Harris Roz Schwartzman Robert Sukman • In Honor of Birthday Joan Binder Water Lubov • Thinking of You Don & Cindy Brown • In Honor of Birth of Jonah Peggy Madan & Family • Congratulations on New Great Granddaughter Rossy Shaller • In Memory of Richard Shaller Alan & Carol Shapiro Robert Sukman • In Honor of Birthday Joyce & Donald Moscoe Family Emergency Fund (JFCS) Sidney & Lorraine Applebaum Steven & Laura Engler David & Roz Schwartzman Bernard & Edith Stolbun • In Honor of Anniversary Marcy Borofsky • In Honor of Receiving Master’s Degree Olly Engel • In Memory of Leonard Parker Bernie Meyers & Family • In Memory of Roiz Meyers Marshall & Marlene Miller • In Memory of Curtis Miller Frank Trestman • In Honor of Receiving Amos S. Deinard Award BarBara Ward & Family • In Memory of Jack Ward Gloria Weisskopf • In Memory of Paula Tankenoff Judy Witebsky • In Memory of Sheldon Witebsky Tom & Marlene Moscoe Marcy Borofsky • In Honor of Graduation Jim & Donna Pohlad • In Memory of Wendy Goodman Ilene Zwick • Speedy Recovery Roz & David Schwartzman Fund (JFCS) Mort & Adrienne Bank Manny & Gloria Jaffe Milt & Brina Krelitz Sidney & Sharlene Ladin Joyce Moscoe Renee & Lawrence Rustin Frank & Toodie Trestman Roz Schwartzman • In Honor of Birthday Paula & Jim Tankenoff Family Fund (JFCS) Jeanne & Albert Levin Jim Tankenoff • In Memory of Paula Tankenoff Norman & Sally Winer Emergency Aid to the Elderly Fund (JFCS) Norman & Sally Winer Gloria Weisskopf • In Memory of Howard Weisskopf

UNRESTRICTED FUNDS Gerald & Joy Bratter Philanthropic Fund Jerry & Joy Bratter Sue Leonard • Speedy Recovery Leonard Sherman • In Memory of Diane Sherman BarBara & David Eiger Philanthropic Fund BarBara Eiger • In Memory of David Eiger’s Yahrzeit Harvey & Evelyn Flom Family Philanthropic Fund Harvey & Evelyn Flom Conrad & Ricki Butwinick • In Honor of Betsy & Andy’s Wedding Miles & Linda Braufman • Thank You Gary Dachis & Family • In Memory of David Dachis Beverly Dolinsky • Speedy Recovery Judy & Jon Harris Paul Kunin • In Memory of Bob Kunin Sandy Lehrman • Congratulations on Grandson’s Marriage • In Honor of Birthday Scott Rattet • In Memory of Julian Rattet • Mike & Joyce Shapiro
In Honor of Grandchildren’s B’nai Mitzvah Rhonda Stein & Family • In Memory of Paul Stein Richard M. Joseph & Ann R. Friedman Family Philanthropic Fund Dick Joseph & Ann Friedman Susan Feinstein • In Memory of Lillian Feldman General Endowment Fund Anonymous Tom & Sheva Sanders Sheva Sanders • In Memory of Margaret Rifkind Henry & Harlene Appelman Sally Forbes Friedman Young Leadership of Minneapolis Jewish Federation Cindi Tarshis Appelman • In Honor of Receiving the 2011 Young Leadership Award Robert & Janet Behringer Deborah Cook • In Memory of Leah Cook Board of Trustees of the Jewish Community Foundation Judy & Jon Harris Minneapolis Jewish Federation Lisa Heilicher • In Memory of Ira Heilicher Shana Cohen Harlan Rossman • In Memory of Coleen Rossmann Edward & BarBara Steinberg • In Memory of Daniel Steinberg Jack & Myrle Erlich Margie Marks • In Memory of Ellie Johnson Larry & Sherri Feuer Terri Coopersmith • In Honor of Election to the jewishminneapolis.org

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Minneapolis Jewish Federation Board Andy Gellman • In Honor of Being Selected as Overseas Committee Chair Dana Rubin • In Honor of Promotion Ron & Ethan Feldman • In Appreciation of Joel Mintzer Gail Freedman Bruce Nemer • Speedy Recovery Sally Forbes Friedman Jim & Nan Greenfield • In Memory of Arlene Pomije Robert Karasov Shayne Karasov • In Honor of Son’s Wedding Beckie Skelton • In Honor of Receiving Sorkin Award Frank Trestman • In Honor of Receiving Amos S. Deinard Award Sally Forbes Friedman & Family Debbie Finn & Family • In Memory of Howard Weisskopf Susie Held & Family • In Memory of Vicki Gillman Vicki Siskin & Family • In Memory of Doll Laboe Dana Youman & Family • In Memory of Sally Levitan David & Karen Katz Michael & Cheri Sudit & Family • In Memory of Lee Sudit Marian, Linda & Steve & Rini & Art Kraus Michael Stern & Katie Blender • In Honor of Wedding Megan McDonough Ora Raymond • In Honor of Bat Mitzvah Randy, Lisa, Sam & Joe Lane Dave Rosen & Layne Harris-Rosen David Orbuch • In Honor of Birthday Jimmy & Helain Pesis Dachis Family • In Memory of David Dachis Dobrin Family • In Memory of Helen Dobrin Jack Laboe • In Memory of Doll Laboe Lee Sudit Family • In Memory of Lee Sudit Jim Tankenoff • In Memory of Paula Tankenoff Witebsky Family • In Memory of Sheldon Witebsky Marshall Walzer • In Memory of Vicki Walzer Weisskopf Family • In Memory of Howard Weisskopf Bill & Gail Ribnick Carol Garrison Harriet Gross • In Honor of Birthday Alan & Sandy Witebsky • In Memory of Sheldon Witebsky Jerry Ribnick Bobby & Susie Diamond Brad & Lori Fritz • Congratulations & Thank You for a 18

Great Job on the KDS Dinner Sandy & Marlene Goldberg • Speedy Recovery Nan Greenfield • In Memory of Arlene Pomije Sally Minsberg • In Memory of Your Mother Leslie Novak • In Memory of Nancy Novak Bob & Missy Swiller • Congratulations on a Great Annual Meeting Jerry & Louise Ribnick Sandy & Marlene Goldberg • In Memory of Your Sister Jackie Heilicher • In Memory of Ira Heilicher Jerome & Judith Ingber • In Honor of Shai’s Wedding Tom & Amy Lieberman • In Memory of Carolyn Lieberman Linda Mach • Speedy Recovery Jonathan Parker • In Memory of Leonard Parker Reuven & Shereen Rahamim • In Honor of Birth of Granddaughter Sheva Sanders • In Memory of Mother Yvonne Selcer • In Memory of Antoinette Ollig Barry & Francie Ross Eddie & Cathy Bush • In Memory of Babe Rosoff Gal Noyman • In Memory of Grandmother Aaron Parker Andy Parker • In Memory of Leonard Parker Gordy & Sherri Rutman Alan & Sandy Witebsky • In Memory of Sheldon Witebsky Laura Saliterman Linda Braufman • In Honor of Birthday Nancy & Steve Schachtman Victor Greenstein • In Honor of Birthday Buck Strifert & Julie Sinykin Jim Jacobson • In Memory of Marc Jacobson Rhonda Stein • In Memory of Paul Stein Hal & Gayle Steiger Nancy Olkon • In Honor of Birthday Anne Sweet & Wayne Huls • In Honor of Carol & Menachem Aharoni Joel & Gail Tilsner Gloria Weisskopf • In Memory of Howard Weisskopf Young Leadership of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation Laura Leventhal • In Memory of Edward Silberman Heidi Pergament • In Memory of Nancy Novak Sanford & Marlene Goldberg Family Philanthropic Fund Sandy & Marlene Goldberg Herman & Nancy Markowitz • In Honor of Anniversary

Minneapolis Jewish Federation | Spring 2012

Lisa Heilicher • In Memory of Ira Heilicher Leslie Novak • In Memory of Nancy Novak Judy & Herbert Goldenberg Philanthropic Fund Lee & Miriam Kieffer Judy Goldenberg • Thinking of You Susan Himmelman Shapiro Fund Dick & Beverly Fink Cathy Bush & Family • In Memory of Eleanor Rosoff Gail Rosenblum • In Honor of Carly’s Bat Mitzvah Marilyn Rovner • In Honor of Granddaughter’s Wedding Mike Swirnoff • In Honor of Birthday Peter & Betty Jonas Beverly Fink • In Memory of Susan Himmelman Shapiro Orielle Heilicher Genesis Mitzvah Fund Dan & Harriet Kohen • In Honor of Bat Mitzvah Ruth Kayla Hope Genesis Mitzvah Fund Barb Adelman Harvey & Jacqueline Bolshoun Michael Israel & Laura Beth Landy Danny & Lauren Kaplan Nisso & Wendy Khabie Bob & Mary Mersky • In Honor of Bat Mitzvah Sharon & William Hope Family Philanthropic Fund Sharon & William Hope Jerry & Bev Finklestein Jim & Renee Gainsley Stuart & Joni Grossfield Neal & Cynthia Toback • In Honor of Anniversary Marion Pachman • Speedy Recovery Yoni Israelson Genesis Mitzvah Fund Howard, Betsy, Yoni & Raya Israelson Emily Beker David & Moran Beker & Family Josh & Leah Beker & Family • In Memory of Jerry Beker Ray & Ginny Levi • In Honor of Maya’s Marriage Ellen Kleinbaum Howard Israelson • Speedy Recovery Gabriel A. Kravitz Genesis Mitzvah Fund Barry & Sandy Baines Tim & Marilyn Broms Andy & Barb Fishman Joel & Kimberly Gedan Alan & Roni Gingold Matt & Zehorit Heilicher Bruce Nemer & Bobby Cohen Nemer David Orbuch & Jill Steiger Orbuch David & Leslie Orenstein Bonnie Ross Hy Sandler Jonathan Shaver & Iris Tzafrir Gabe Kravitz & Yael Smiley • In Honor of Wedding Ben & Libby Koval Family Philanthropic Fund Jeffrey & Devie Koval

Stanley Dobrin & Family • In Memory of Helen Dobrin Judith & Raymond Lazar Philanthropic Fund Bob & Penny Galinson Judy Mares-Lazar • In Honor of Birthday Sheldon & Delores Levin Philanthropic Fund Corky & Delores Levin Elliott & Bobby Cohen Stan & Luella Goldberg Judy & Jon Harris • Thank you Susie Diamond Ilene Zwick • Speedy Recovery Olly Engel Andy Parker • In Memory of Leonard Parker Carol Garrison Myra Greenberg Guzzie Yager • In Honor of Birthday Lisa Heilicher • In Memory of Ira Heilicher Gary & Susan Rappaport • In Honor of Anniversary Markowitz Family Philanthropic Fund Peter & Betty Jonas Herman & Nancy Markowitz • In Honor of Anniversary William & Ruth Seltz Philanthropic Fund Ruth Seltz Joe & Helen Abrahamson • In Memory of Vicki Walzer Harold Berris • In Honor of Birthday Kenneth Stesin Genesis Mitzvah Fund Mark & Heather Stesin Alan Witebsky • In Memory of Sheldon Witebsky Leo & Evelyn Weiss Julie Baldera • In Memory of Bo Bruce & Charlotte Harris • In Honor of Your Triple Mitzvot Marlee Stesin Genesis Mitzvah Fund Mark & Heather Stesin Howie & Wendy Bach • In Honor of Aliza’s Engagement Michael & Debbie Finn • In Memory of Howard Weisskopf Leo & Evelyn Weiss Herman & Nancy Markowitz • In Honor of Anniversary Leonard & Serene Paletz • In Honor of Children’s Marriage Ed Rapoport • In Honor of Birthday Lorraine & Stanley Schweitzer Philanthropic Fund Carolyn Abramson Arvin & Paula Cohen Billy & Peggy Cohn Neil Feinberg Sally Forbes Friedman Judy Graceman Stutz & Naomi Maul Leonard & Serene Paletz Max & Linda Rutman Phil & Sharon Snyder Stan Schweitzer


• In Honor of Birthday Stan Schweitzer Susie Diamond Sherry Gleekel Judy Goldenberg Marv Wolfenson • Speedy Recovery Olly Engel • In Memory of Leonard Parker Harold Gillman • In Memory of Vicki Gillman Judy Goldenberg Richard Shaller • Thinking of You Rhonda Stein & Stuart Goldenberg • In Memory of Paul Stein Family of Ira Heilicher • In Memory of Ira Heilicher Abbie Miller Marshall & Marlene Miler • In Memory of Curtis Miller Fred & Suzi Nathanson • In Honor of Anniversary BarBara Ratner Linda Rutman Mel Sigel Marvin Wolfenson • In Honor of Birthday Steve, Rossy & Scott Shaller In Memory of Richard Shaller Marvin & Chelle Stillman • In Honor of New Grandchild Nancy Skadron • In Memory of Stanley Skadron Phyllis Sudit • In Memory of Lee Sudit Jim Tankenoff • In Memory of Paula Tankenoff Frank Trestman • In Honor of Receiving Amos S. Deinard Award

WOMEN & CHILDREN’S FUNDS Cathy & Richard Broms Camp Scholarship Designated Fund Cathy & Richard Broms Tom Borman • In Honor of Birthday Olly Engel • In Memory of Leonard Parker Steven & Laura Engler • In Honor of Anniversary Mr. & Mrs. Ben Feder & Family • In Memory of Grandmother Alan & Sandy Witebsky • In Memory of Sheldon Witebsky Robby, Jorie, Drew & Blake Malk The Schulman Family • In Memory of Aunt Joan Miriam Feinberg Tribute to Children

& Women’s Health & Welfare Fund of the Women’s Endowment Fund Joan Feinberg Lisa Heilicher • In Memory of Ira Heilicher Hy & Sheila Paisner • In Honor of Anniversary BarBara Ratner • In Honor of Birthday Irene Heller Women’s Endowment Tribute Fund Arlene Benjamin Bobby & Elliot Cohen • In Honor of Anniversary Bobby & Elliot Cohen Linda Braufman Mitzi Lebowsky Micki Naiman • In Honor of Birthday Hannah Goldenberg • In Honor of Bat Mitzvah Judy Goldenberg • Wishing you Well Larry & Evelyn Hecht & Family • In Memory of Ida Hecht Anne Hunegs • In Memory of Donna Brochin BarBara Levine & Family • In Memory of Rae Portnoy Harvey & Donna Leviton • In Honor of Shoshana’s Bat Mitzvah Abe & Nancy Sclar • In Memory of Leah Cook Sue Zelickson • Speedy Recovery Andrew Frankel Hurwitz Fund to Support Programming for Children with Special Needs Designated Fund Sally Forbes Friedman Judy & Jon Harris Jake Hurwitz & Doreen Frankel • In Memory of Andrew’s Yahrzeit Hart & Susie Kuller • In Appreciation of Jake Hurwitz Amira Stone • In Honor of Bat Mitzvah Jon & Linda Stone • In Honor of Amira’s Bat Mitzvah Mark Wanderman • In Memory of Alice Wanderman Northside Friendship Women’s Endowment Tribute Fund Bobby & Elliot Cohen Cindi Tarshis Appelman • In Honor of Receiving Tychman Family Young Leadership Award Marvin & Beverly Edelstein Ed & Sandy Sher • In Honor of Anniversary Tom Kiro & Family • In Memory of Florence Kiro Joy Monro • In Honor of Birthday Sue Oreck

Sue Steinberg • Speedy Recovery • In Memory of Shirley Sachs Michael & Arlene Reich & Family Christina Hughes • In Memory of David Hoffman Women’s Endowment Fund Committee Marjorie Stein Members • Happy New Year & Speedy Judy Witebsky Recovery • In Memory of Sheldon Witebsky BarBara Raport Eddie & Doris Sherman Bobby & Elliot Cohen Helen Brooks • In Honor of Anniversary • In Honor of Your Special Award PJ Library Minneapolis Designated Fund Women’s Philanthropy of Minneapolis E.J. Clyman & Hannah Clyman Jewish Federation Wendy Clyman Tom & Amy Lieberman • In Honor of Birthday • In Memory of Carolyn Lieberman Nancy Schachtman Women & Children’s Donna Pohlad Fund • In Memory of Wendy Goodman Nancy & Steve Schachtman Yvonne Selcer Elliot Kaplan • In Memory of Antoinette Ollig Paula Tankenoff Cindy Shapiro • Speedy Recovery • In Honor of Three Year Term as Jon & Helen Liss Women’s Philanthropy Campaign • In Honor of New Granddaughter Chair Alan & Bonnie Ziskin Judy Witebsky • In Honor of Anniversary • In Memory of Sheldon Witebsky Women & Children In Crisis Designated Ilene Zwick Fund • Speedy Recovery Herb & Judy Goldenberg Bobby & Elliot Cohen Blair & Freemajane Wolfson • In Honor of Anniversary Sheila Lieberman Jewish Community • In Honor of Birthday Foundation New Funds Reva Rosenbloom July 16, 2011 to November 15, 2011 Helen Brooks Judy Goldenberg • Joe & Fredell Cohen Family Sheila Lieberman Fund Jewish Family and Trudie Ross Children’s Service Delores Sigel • Libby & Ben Frank Fund Jewish • In Honor of Birthday Family and Children’s Service Hy & Sheila Paisner • Tom & Ann Friedman • In Honor of Anniversary Family Jewish Education Blair & Fremajane & Erma Wolfson Endowment Fund for the Theresa Berman Talmud Torah of Minneapolis • In Honor of Birthday • Cindi & Harold Goldfine Blair & Fremajane Wolfson Fund Jewish Family and The Weisskopf Family Children’s Service • In Memory of Howard Weisskopf • Gurstel-Chargo Family Women’s Endowment Fund Philanthropic Fund Dick & Beverly Fink • Ruth Kayla Hope Genesis Lisa Heilicher Mitzvah Fund • In Memory of Ira Heilicher • Kaitz Family Philanthropic Fund David & Mimi Sanders • Diana Chazin Levitt Memorial • In Honor of Receiving Arnold Lifson Lifetime Achievement Award Designated Fund Sally Forbes Friedman • Orbuch Family Philanthropic Fund Joan Feinberg • Anita B. Schwartz Fund Jewish • Speedy Recovery Family and Children’s Service Debbie Finn & Family • Loreen & Perry Silverman • In Memory of Paula Tankenoff Family Fund Jewish Family Sally Forbes Friedman & Family and Children’s Service Andy & Lisa Furman • Sheldon & Judy Witebsky • In Memory of Myrna Mitchell Family Fund Jewish Family Kay Goldstein and Children’s Service • In Memory of Aunt 8 – Agency Funds 1 – Genesis Mitzvah Fund Faye Kaye 3 – Philanthropic Fund • In Memory of Miriam Jonas

How will you be remembered? Leaving a gift in your will to the Minneapolis Jewish Federation is a once in a lifetime chance to ensure the future of the Jewish community. Just like your personal savings or investments provide you with a degree of security, endowments through the Federation’s Jewish Community Foundation give our community a stable source of funding we can count on no matter what the future holds. To learn more, please contact Sally Forbes Friedman at the Jewish Community Foundation, sfriedman@mplsfed.org or 952-417-2316. jewishminneapolis.org

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