“Todah Rabah” to Kulanu Supporters!

Todah Rabah (Thank you!) to our donors for supporting Kulanu and our work with isolated and emerging Jewish communities around the world!

These lists reflect gifts received between Nov 1 2011 and Feb 29 2012 – if we missed anyone, please let us know by sending a message at www.kulanu.org/contact

In addition to regular donations, below this list we also include donations in honor of and in memory of someone, Kulanu Mitzvah Project leaders, and the sponsors of our two most recent speaking tours.

The Estelle Friedman Gervis Family Foundation; Leeder Family Philanthropic Fund, a donor-advised fund of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund; The Cherna Moskowitz Foundation

The Ben & Esther Rosenbloom Foundation, Inc; The Stein Family Philanthropic Fund, a donor-advised fund of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund; Louis Weider; Otto and Marianne Wolman Foundation

The Good People Fund; The Estelle Friedman Gervis Family Foundation; Dr Gary Katzman

The Jewish Community Foundation of Central New York – B’nai Mitzvah Program; Number Ten Foundation; Hope and Matthew Feldman; Forrest and Miriam Foss; Kanter Family Gift Fund, a Fidelity Charitable donor-advised fund; Lois K Levy; Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation (Rochester NY); Angela and Carl Milner; Aron and Karen Primack; Gail B. and Mel Werbach; Ronnie Williams and Suzanne Arnopolin; Marvin Wolf; The Gess Donor Fund, a Donor Advised Fund of Combined Jewish Philanthropies

Anonymous; Werner and Phoebe Frank Family Foundation; The Enablement Fund, a donor-advised fund of the Morgan Stanley Smith Barney GIFT program; Temple Beth-El (Rabbi Scott L. Glass’s Discretionary Fund – Ithaca NY); David Holtz and Diane Glatt; Yvonne Huntley; Marcia Kaplan; Rabbi Alan Katz; Lewis and Monica Fried Kornberg; Living Stones Temple (Reverend Al B. Sutton, Jr. – Birmingham AL); The Schonfeld Family Trust, managed by the Bessemer Trust; Marcy Stein; The JDS Fund, a Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

Judy and Harold Abroms; Susan Agate; Diana Blum; Louis H Blumengarten; Kehila Chadasha (Rabbi David Shneyer, Washington DC); Henry Z. Kister and Susana Chang-Kister; Chizuk Amuno Congregation (Pikesville MD); David and Jane Cohen; Mark Cohen; Glen R. and Marci Koblenz Cornblath; Jill Crimmings; Leon Drogy; Aleksander Feuer; The Madav IX Foundation; The Gamzu Family Fund, a Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund; Joe; and Mia Buchwald Gelles; Drs Roberta P Glick and Terry Gene Unterman; The Goldman Family Fund, a Fidelity; Charitable Gift Fund; The Irving and Blu Greenberg Family Foundation of the Jewish Communal Fund; Lawrence Gross; Dr. and Mrs. Frederick Gutt; Andrew H. Heiden and Rebecca Teichman; Temple Sinai; (Rabbi Alan Katz and Rabbi Amy Sapowith, Rochester NY); Adina Sue Kleiman; Dr. Andrew Kohen; The Bessie &; Max Kriesberg and Sarah & Max Munchick Foundation; Eli Kwartler; Lenore and Morris Levin; Iris Mars; Randal L. Mars; The Marshall and Laura Derby Charitable Fund, a donor-advised fund of the Boston Foundation; Grace Philippa Marshall; Edward and Debra Perkes; Ira and Marilyn Polon; Marshall Phillip and; Sabina Primack; Malcolm C. Rich and Dr. Lise Weisberger; Charles E. Scheidt; Judith M. Schlaeger; Temple Beth El Salinas Religious School (Rabbi Marcy Delbick, Salinas CA); Amy Schuman; Arlene; Silverstein, Norman Goldberg, and Ellen Serwer ; Mark W and Rhonna Shatz, MD; Dr. Holly K. Shaw; Jeffrey; M. Solotoroff; Barbara K. Birshtein and Howard M. Steinman; Adina Straus; Todd Clear and Dina Rose; Barbara H. Vinick; The Weiss Family Fund, a Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund; Erica and Dr. Samuel Weisz; Paula Gorlitz and Steven Zuckerman

Kim D Ainis; Elaine B. Brichta; Andree Brooks; Lisa Burnstein; Todd Clear and Dina Rose; The Cohen-Konig Family Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation, Los Angeles; Sherman L Cohn; Kalelah C.; Steven Corn; Marguerite C. and Raymond J. Cross, Jr; Congregation B’nai Israel (Rabbi Barry Leff and Lauri Donahue, Lakewood CO); Mel and Margery Elfin; Mr and Mrs Erlitz; Dr. Elizabeth Feldman and Jay Shefsky; James Feldman and Natalie Wexler; Orit Frenkel and Claude Fontheim; Frida K. Furman; Dr. Peter N Galgut; Anonymous; Harold Goldberg and Alisa Israel Goldberg; Elizabeth and Ron Goodman; David and Zelda Greenstein; Mr and Mrs Ira Gutt; Mr and Mrs Jacob J Gutt; Dr. Eugene H. and Esther C. Herman; Harriette Hirsch; Jo Ellen Hirsch; Elissa Horowitz; Anne Katz Jacobson and Robert Jacobson; Rachel and Sol Kasimer; the Khafif Family; Laura Alter Klapman; Margi and Mark Koral; Tzivia Kramer; Lidia Kriger; Elihu I. and Sheila L. Leifer; Barbara Lockhart; Leonard S. and Maxine Lyons; Anonymous; Richard and Elizabeth Mason; Jacob E Meier; Jacob Melamed; Rebecca Mellor; Burton and Susan Migdal; Lawrence D. and Judith Teibloom Mishkin; Marvin and Beth Najberg; Judith Neri; Rabbi Daniel Nussbaum and Dr. Jacki Goldstein; Martin Okun; Jennifer and Andrew Peltz; Anonymous; Dr. Karen Pierce; MP & RP; Janet and Sidney Quint; Naomi Bograd Robbins; Mordecai and Paula Rosenfeld; Dr. Arnold and Leah Rotter; Laz and Ellen Schneider; Charlotte Schwartz; Dr. Claudine Schweber; Rachel and William Segal; Barbara and Julius Shair; Eileen R. and Benjamin M. Shieber; Shoshana S. Cardin School (Rabbi Stuart A. Seltzer, Baltimore MD); Mel Siegel; Peter and Betty Silverglate; Miriam K and Lawrence M Slifkin; Aleene Smith; Herman and Cecilia Storick; Mark Sugarman and Lenore Myers; Rabbi Peter Tarlow; Carol Wolkove; Violet and Richard Zeitlin


Donations in Honor of and in Memory of . . .
These were entered between November 2011 and February 2012. Please let us know if we have missed anyone, and we’ll list them in the next newsletter — let us know at www.kulanu.org/contact

Donations in honor of someone. Donors are in italics.
Jeanne Bodin – Arlene Silverstein, Norman Goldberg, and Ellen Serwer, Riva and Jerry Edelman
Harriet Bograd – Lawrence Gross, Jeremy Ronkin and Rabbi Margie Klein
Harriet Bograd and Ken Klein – Susan Merewitz
Matthew Feldman – Beverly Feldman, Gail Margulies
Robert and Shirley Goldman – The Goldman Family Fund, a Fidelity Charitable Gift fund
Rabbi Amy Katz (Temple Beth El, Springfield MA) – Linda A. Weiss
Phyllis and Don Keith – Lincoln and Marian P. Hallen
Rabbi Allan Kensky of Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah (Wilmette, IL) – Rabbi Michael Cohen
Avi and Hili Kister – Henry Z. Kister and Susana Chang-Kister
Suzanne Silk Klein – Myra Schiff
Linda Kornberg – Lewis and Monica Fried Kornberg
Aaron Kintu Moses – Violet and Richard Zeitlin
Dr. Brian Primack and family – Marcia Kaplan
Karen and Aron Primack – Rabbi David Shneyer and Kehila Chadasha (Washington DC), Jonina Duker and Alan Lichtman
Shulamit Reinharz – Barbara H. Vinick
Natanya Rosen – Anne Katz Jacobson and Robert Jacobson
Robert L. Schneider – Alberta Schneider
Rabbis Gerald and Boni Sussman of Temple Emanu-el (Staten Island NY) – Burt and Susan Migdal
Al and Sherrie Weiss – Erica and Dr. Samuel Weisz
Laura Wetzler – Angela and Carl Milner
David Wise – Steven M Zellman
Barbara Vinick – Harriet and Daniel W. Tolpin

Donations in memory of someone. Donors are in italics.
Joan Lipnick Abelson – Forrest and Miriam Foss
Mordecai Armoza – Harriet and Jacob Armoza
Rose Baily – Francine Levy
Linda Bickert – Francine Levy
Rabbi Moshe Cotel – Cohen-Konig Family Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation, Los Angeles
Myrna Ferguson – Francine Levy
JJ Greenberg – Irving and Blu Greenberg Family Foundation of the Jewish Communal Fund
Joe Hantman – Sonya M Okin, Dr. Lawrence and Madeline Tannenbaum
Shirley Hartstein – Patti Sheinman and Wellesley College Hillel
Hyman and Nettie Kaplan – George and Toby Wakstein
Golda Meyers – Francine Levy
Martin Ritvo – Keith and Karen Melaas
Mortimer S Smith – Aleene Smith


Campaigns and Mitzvah Projects – Mazal Tov and Todah Rabah to Kulanu Activists!

Dr Elizabeth Feldman (IL): raised close to $3,000 for the Abayudaya Deaf Education Fund, which supports six deaf Abayudaya children from Namatumba, Uganda.

David Uhlfelder (CO): sponsored the visit of Aaron Kintu Moses to his congregation in Aspen, CO, this past fall and also raised over $1800 for the Abayudaya Education Program as part of his Bar Mitzvah project. David became Bar Mitzvah on August 20, 2011.

Hayden Gutt (NY): raised nearly $1500 for the Abayudaya School Nutrition Fund through his online Personal Fundraising Page as his Bar Mitzvah project. Hayden became Bar Mitzvah on January 14, 2012.

Jeanne Bodin’s grand-daughter Emily (NY): collected many boxes of books for the Sarah Horowitz Memorial Library at the Abayudaya Elementary School in Uganda. Emily carefully selected appropriate ones, and her mother and grandmother shipped some and personally delivered others to the school. Jeanne and her daughter also helped children make their own books for the library.


Fall 2011 Kulanu-Abayudaya Speaking Tour Hosts – Thanks for getting involved and hosting Aaron Kintu Moses!
Temple Beth Shalom/JCC (Mahopac NY)
Yorktown Jewish Center (Yorktown Heights NY)
Congregation Adath Jeshurun, Elkins Park (Philadelphia PA)
Congregation Shaarai Shomayim (Lancaster PA)
Syracuse University (Syracuse NY)
Baobab Cultural Center (Rochester NY)
Temple Sinai (Rochester NY)
Hillel at Ithaca College (Ithaca NY)
United Synagogue of Hoboken (Hoboken NJ)
Louis D Brandeis Law Society (Philadelphia PA)
The Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia (PA)
Hopkins Hillel (Baltimore MD)
Goucher College Hillel (Baltimore MD)
Temple Emanu-El (Birmingham AL)
Living Stones Temple (Birmingham AL)
Aspen Jewish Congregation and the Uhlfelder family (Aspen CO)
Congregation Rodef Shalom (Denver CO)
The Abrahamic Initiative at Saint John’s Cathedral (Denver CO)
BMH-BJ Congregation (Denver CO)
Suffolk Y JCC (Commack, Long Island NY)

Winter-Spring 2012 Kulanu-Cameroon Speaking Tour Hosts –
Thanks for getting involved and hosting Serge Etele on his first U.S. tour!
The 92nd St Y (New York NY)
Temple Emanu-El (Staten Island NY)
Hebrew High School and Department of Jewish Education, Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey (Cherry Hill NJ)
Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (Wyncote PA)
Congregation Beth El (Voorhees NJ)
Temple Aliyah (Needham MA)
South Area Jewish Education Collaborative (Canton MA)
Shirat Hayam Congregation of the North Shore (Swampscott MA)
Wellesley College Hillel (Wellesley MA)
Northeastern University – various departments (Boston MA)
Congregation Tifereth Israel (Washington DC)
University of Virginia-Charlottesville (Charlottesville VA)
Congregation Beth Israel (Charlottesville VA)
Beth El Congregation (Harrisonburg VA)
Ahavath Achim Synagogue (Atlanta GA)
West End Synagogue (New York NY)

Thank you to ALL of our supporters.

The work of “all of us” could not be accomplished without all of YOU!