2018 Annual Report | Reconstructing Judaism

2018 Annual Report

 

Reconstructing Judaism 2018

 

Financial Statement

Assets FY17
Cash and Equivalents 3,192,820
Accounts Receivable, Pledges Receivable and Other Assets 1,014,535
Beneficial Interest in Trusts 2,836,985
Investments  
- Operating Funds (Including Restricted Funds) 45,172
- Endowment Funds 14,235,002
Land, Building and Equipment 7,249,360
   
Total Assets 28,573,874

 

 

Liabilities and Fund Balances  
   
Liabilities  
Accounts Payable and Other Short-Term Liabilities 329,570
Notes Payable 5,770,107
Total Liabilities 6,099,677
   
Net Assets  
Unrestricted 2,518,490
Restricted  
- Temporarily Restricted 5,644,042
- Permanently Restricted (Endowment Funds) 14,311,665
Total Net Assets 22,474,197
   
Total Liabilities and Net Assets 28,573,874

 

 

 

Donors

We are thankful to our donors whose generosity and commitment make it possible for us to train the next generation of rabbis, support and uplift congregations and havurot, foster emerging expressions of Jewish life, and encourage people to be their best selves — always helping to shape what it means to be Jewish today and to imagine the Jewish future.

Builder - $100,000+

  • William Fern & John Bliss
  • The Henry Luce Foundation
  • Fay & Daniel Levin
  • David Roberts & Sue Fischlowitz

Founder - $50,000+

  • Anonymous
  • Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation
  • Hillel & Mitzi Becker*
  • Annabel F. Lindy Restricted Fund
  • Jack & Bernice Hoffinger
  • Marsha F. Raleigh Revocable Trust
  • Victor Fuchs

Patron - $25,000+

  • Susan Beckerman
  • E. Rhodes & Leona Carpenter Foundation
  • Estate Of Janice Goldman
  • Celeste Grynberg
  • Herbert & Deborah Krasnow
  • Kol HaLev
  • Jonathan Markowitz & Ruth Wenger
  • Miriam Roland*
  • Seth & Joan Rosen
  • Donald & Arlene Shapiro

Sponsor - $10,000+

  • Ed Baum & Holly Wallace
  • Howard & Maureen Blitman
  • Joseph Cohen
  • Michael & Ellie Gordon
  • Hans & Doris Grunwald
  • Henry & Elaine Kaufman Foundation, Inc. 
  • Rabbi Joanna Lee Katz, ‘88 and Rabbi Jeffrey Roth, ‘89
  • Howard Kerbel & Beth Fuqua
  • Karen Kolodny & Hank Amon
  • Joshua Levin & Debra Fried Levin
  • Susan Levine & Jim Lauer
  • Alan Lindy & Carolyn Hirsh
  • Michael S. Lurey & Laurie Hasencamp
  • Mark & Patricia Nussbaum
  • Rabbi Debra Rappaport, ‘07 & Robert Zelle
  • E. John Riehl
  • Eric Rosenbaum & Pierre Vallet
  • Myrna Sameth
  • Steven Schwarz
  • Arkady & Ella Serebryannik
  • Myrna & Donald Sigman
  • George & Holly Stone
  • Joan Davidson and Arthur Winston z”l
  • Rosanne Ziering

Donor - $5,000+

  • AVODAH
  • Leona & Murry Brochin
  • Calvert Foundation
  • Brian Cohen
  • Rabbi Joyce Galaski, ‘98, & Philippe Galaski
  • Harold Grinspoon & Diane Troderman
  • Jews for Racial and Economic Justice
  • Rabbi Malka Binah Klein, ‘04, & Neysa Nevins
  • Janet Leahy & Richard Farber
  • David & Margaret Levy
  • Deborah Jelin Newmyer
  • Tobey Roland
  • Dan Rome & Cindy Shulak-Rome
  • Curtis Roth
  • Luis Schuchinski
  • Abby Sher
  • David & Robin Sigman
  • Rabbi Margot Stein, ‘97, & Rabbi Myriam Klotz, ‘99
  • Vivian & Paul Olum Foundation
  • Bruce Whizin
  • Edith & Robert Zinn

Supporter - $2,500+

  • Rabbi Kate Cook, ‘15
  • Carmen Corrales
  • Daniel M. Crown
  • Miriam Eisenstein & Carol Stern
  • Julie Farkas & Seth Goldman
  • Archie Gottesman & Gary DeBode
  • Sally Gottesman
  • Ira & Jan Hersh
  • Mark Hundert & Lynda Beyea*
  • Jewish Fed of Metro Chicago
  • JOIN: Jewish Organizing Institute and Network
  • Don Katz & Rebecca Krantz
  • Rebecca & Joanna Kislak Brown
  • Ron Loberfeld & Peter Boari
  • Allan & Laura Mendels
  • Michael & Lynne Mitchell*
  • The Philadelphia Foundation
  • Marian Roffman & David Greenfield
  • Joel Segal & Eileen Ramos*
  • Susan Siebers
  • Judy & Mark Spatz
  • Rabbi David Teutsch & Betsy Platkin Teutsch
  • Rabbi Deborah Waxman, ‘99, & Christina Ager
  • Rabbi Avi Winokur, ‘91, & Susan Berman
  • Max Yaffe & Joan Amatniek

Contributor - $1,000+

  • Jeffrey & Marge Bauml
  • Joan Bayliss & Irwin Noparstak
  • Jeremy & Joyce Becker*
  • Rabbi Micah Becker-Klein, ‘00, & Rachel Becker-Klein
  • Rabbi Amy Bernstein, ‘97 & Judy Griffith
  • Milton Bienenfeld
  • Barry & Donna Brian
  • Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben & Didi Carr Reuben
  • Nathan Cheifetz & Sharna Cohen*
  • Hon. Avern & Lois Cohn
  • Fred & Bobsey Colin
  • Congregation Ohev Shalom
  • Rabbi Fredi Cooper, ‘00, & Heshie Cooper
  • Jean-Pierre & Jil Deheeger
  • Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb, ‘97, & Minna Morse
  • Jack & Joyce Dolcourt
  • Howard & Carol Ellegant
  • Joanne & Ron Falcon
  • Carol & Jack Feder
  • Harriet Feiner
  • Joanne Feltman
  • Rabbi Susan Frank, ‘81, & Kenneth Frank
  • Rabbi Lee Friedlander, ‘75
  • Kenneth Fuchs
  • Louise Gilbert
  • Joseph Giovanniello & Deborah Kesselman
  • Miriam Goldberg
  • Steve Goldfine
  • Margery Goldman
  • Harold & Mary Ellen Gurewitz
  • William Halpern & Naomi Weiss
  • Chayim & Judy Herzig-Marx
  • Rachel & Bruce Jeffer
  • Leah Kamionkowski
  • Valerie Kaplan
  • Steven Kaplan & Lynne Gaynes Kaplan
  • Audrey Kaufman
  • Alan & Pat Kessler
  • Rabbi Jason Klein, ‘02
  • Melvyn & Roberta Klein
  • Rabbi Jonathan Kligler, ‘89, & Ellen Jahoda
  • Marc & Dinah Kramer
  • Estate of Anna Krantzberg
  • Jacob Krich & Patti Lenard
  • Joseph & Dina Kruger
  • David Kuney & Cathy Simon
  • Marcel & Evelyn Laufer
  • Stephen Lehmann & Carol Sabersky
  • Dr. Norman & Bea Leopold
  • Carol Levin
  • Marcia Levine
  • Mimi Lieber
  • Rabbi Michael Luckens, ‘73, & Sharon Schumack
  • Richard & Sandra Malkin
  • Esther F. Miller
  • Mark & Angela Milstein
  • Rabbi Yocheved Mintz
  • Kayla & John Niles
  • Jennifer Nisenoff
  • Joyce Norden
  • George O’Connell C.P.A.
  • Lee S. Parker
  • Rabbi Barbara Penzner, ‘87, & Brian Rosman
  • Joshua & Nina Peskin
  • Steve & Marcia Plotkin
  • Drs. Alan & Deborah Pollack
  • Tina Pomeranz
  • Rabbi Linda Potemken, ‘97, & Randy Tiffany
  • Rabbi Amber Powers, ‘02 & Cherie Older
  • Jill Prosky & James Posner
  • Kevin Rahilly & Margaret Cohen
  • Gary & Susan Rappaport
  • Daniel & Lauren Resnick
  • Edward & Robin Roffman
  • Jeanne Saletan
  • Jerald Saltzman & Melanie Saltzman
  • Alan & Suzanne Saposnik
  • Rabbi Dennis C. Sasso, ‘74, & Rabbi Sandy Sasso, ‘74
  • Carol Schussler Van Wijnen
  • Robert Schwartz & Ellen Brown
  • Rabbi Jodie Siff, ‘01, & Peter Scherr
  • David Silberman & Claire Engers
  • Rabbi Marsha Silberstein, ‘11, & Stephen Silberstein
  • Steve Smith & Jenny Shulbank
  • Rabbi David E. Stein, ‘91, & Carole Stein
  • Dr. Elsie R. Stern & Steve Cohen
  • Irwin & Sara Tauben*
  • Rabbi Elliott Tepperman, ‘02, & Sarah O’Leary
  • Harry & Karen Waizer
  • Ervin & Laura Walter
  • Eliot Waxman & Jennifer Main
  • Rabbi Elyse Wechterman, ‘00, & David Nerenberg
  • Steven & Dana Weinberg
  • Leonard Weinberg & Frances Gallun
  • Steven Weinstock & Nancy Schwartz
  • Cyd & Jay Weissman
  • Cary Wolf
  • Rabbis Shawn Zevit, ‘98, & Simcha Schneider Zevit
  • Matthew & Myra Zuckerbraun

Friend - $500+

  • Patricia Aaron
  • Loren Amdursky & Edward Nelson
  • Rabbi Benjamin Arnold, ‘99, & Marti Arnold
  • Madeleine & David Arnow
  • Beit Tikvah
  • Roni & Ronald Berkowitz
  • Dawn Berney & Edward Angelina
  • David Blumenstein
  • Harriet Bograd & Kenneth Klein
  • Louis Boorstin & Alissa Stern
  • Barbara Breitman & Rabbi Avruhm Addison
  • Joel & Vicki Breman
  • Leslie & Susan Brisman
  • Rabbi Caryn B. Broitman, ‘92, & Brian Walt
  • Mark Cary & Anita Weber
  • Lynn & David Cashell
  • Alan & Debbie Casnoff
  • Abraham Clott & Sabirzyan Badertdinov
  • Jay Cohen & Cheryl Kripke Cohen
  • Marla Cohen
  • Rabbi Mychal Copeland, ‘00, & Kirsti Copeland
  • Deborah Dash Moore & MacDonald Moore
  • Jessica G. de Koninck
  • Rabbi George Driesen, ‘99, & Susan Driesen
  • Rabbi Lewis Eron, ‘81, & Gail Trachtenberg
  • Samuel & Phyllis Feder
  • Rabbi Robert Feinberg, ‘82, & Myra Feinberg
  • Mark & Deborah Friedman
  • Edward & Phyllis Gabovitch
  • Norman Gelman
  • Paul Glickstein
  • Sheldon & Susan Gnatt
  • Richard & Renee Goldman
  • Shelley Goldman & Kieran Kiley
  • Bennett Goldstein
  • Jay & Nancy Handwerger
  • Dr. Zachary & Judy Hodes
  • Judith Hozore
  • Edda Katz
  • Michael & Bettina Klein
  • Dr. Michael & Sheila Klein
  • Brent Knazan & Nancy Goodman*
  • Rabbi Barry Krieger, ‘85, & Alice Passer
  • Jorge Kurganoff & Judy Mendel
  • Jackie & Eric Land
  • Rabbi Darby Leigh, ‘08, & Randi Leigh
  • Judith S. Leland
  • Judith Ludwig Levine
  • Rabbi Ellen Lippmann
  • Dr. Kate Lorig
  • Irvin Lustig & Irina Dumitrescu
  • Mrs. Daniel G. Miller
  • Rabbi Sarah Newmark, ‘10, & Zephron Newmark
  • Arnold Olshan
  • Lawrence & Sheila Pohly
  • Rabbi Arnold I. Rachlis, ‘75, & Ruti Braier
  • Rabbi Nicholas Renner, ‘14, & Kimmy Renner
  • Robert Resnick & Wendi Anton
  • Michael & Marcia Rosen
  • Kenneth & Shelley Rosenberg
  • Richard Ruth & Jim North
  • Rabbi Sidney Schwarz, ‘80, & Sandy Perlstein
  • Aaron Seidman & Ruth Kertzer Seidman
  • Steven & Jody Shapiro
  • Robert & Joelle Silver*
  • Bliss Siman
  • Rabbi Elliot Skiddell, ‘80, & Julie Skiddell
  • John Smulian & Elaine Donoghue
  • Rabbi Toba Spitzer, ‘97
  • Rabbi Jacob Staub, ‘77, & Michael Spitko
  • James Steiker & Wendy Epstein
  • Hazel Stix
  • Rabbi Jeffrey Sultar, ‘96, & Julia Bell
  • United Jewish Fed of Johnstown
  • Karen Vesely & Evan Siegelman
  • Edward & Jessica Waxman
  • Rabbi Alexander Weissman, ‘17

Associate - $250+

  • Alan Altschuler & Donna Katzin Altschuler
  • Peter Behrman de Sinety
  • Itzhak & May Benatar
  • Rabbis Marjorie Berman, ‘03, & Daniel Swartz
  • Theodore & Paula Bier
  • Laura Blechner & Christopher Pragman
  • Rabbi Elizabeth Bolton, ‘96*
  • Andrea Brown & Frances Lukanovic
  • Donna Cephas
  • Harry Chen & Andrea Apter
  • Nathan Cogan
  • Rabbi Michael Margaretten Cohen, ‘90, & Alison Hill
  • Sara & Stanley Cohn
  • Rabbi Meryl Crean, ‘96
  • Jonah Aline Daniel
  • Rabbi Isabel de Koninck, ‘10 & Rabbi Roni Handler, ‘11
  • Gary Drevitch & Lynn Oberlander
  • Seth & Karen Bonnie Eaton
  • Robert & Miriam Epstein
  • Rabbi Rachel Esserman, ‘98
  • Emily S. Evnen
  • Rabbi Susan Falk, ‘05
  • Mark Farber & Sherry Katz
  • David & Susan Feineman
  • Rabbi Jennifer Feldman ‘00 & Benjamin Landman
  • Tessa Fischer & Richard Rosen
  • Michael Fishkow & Leslie Stein
  • Sandra & William Flannery
  • Vivian Freilicher
  • Lawrence Fridkis & Karen Mende-Fridkis
  • Damon Gersh & Rachelle Krieger Gersh
  • Laurence & Muriel Gillick
  • Harry Goldin & Jane Kaplan
  • Sandra Goldman
  • Rabbi Lauren Grabelle Herrmann, ‘06, & Jon Herrman
  • Alan & Sallie Gratch
  • Fred & Linda Greenberg
  • Richard Heiberger
  • Cantor George Henschel & Ricki Henschel
  • Ernest & Elmina Hilsenrath
  • Jewish Fed of Greater Phila
  • Ellen Jozoff
  • David Kandel & Betsy Krieger
  • Alex Katz
  • Richard & Heidi Katz
  • Susan Kimmel
  • Judith Kinman
  • Morris & Susan Klein
  • Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, ‘90
  • Ruth Kolodny
  • Alan & Viviane Kovacs
  • Jesse & Maris Krasnow
  • Sidney & Deena Kushner
  • Marilyn Langfeld
  • Carl & Joyce Lazarus
  • Rabbi Alex Lazarus-Klein,’04,& Ashirah Lazarus-Kl
  • Todd & Georgia Lerner
  • Marcia & David Levenstein
  • Charlene & Michael Levine
  • Kenneth & Diane Lieberman
  • Rabbi Mordechai Liebling, ‘85, & Lynne Iser
  • Tim Lipman
  • Barbara Lissy
  • Marc Litz & Allison Holtz
  • Rabbi Amy Loewenthal, ‘12 & Dale Rosenberg
  • Daniel Lowenstein & Wendi Paster
  • Rabbi Nina Mandel, ‘03
  • Jeffrey & Leigh Meltzer
  • Susan Meyer
  • Allen & Roseann Michelson
  • Ellen Miller & Michael Krug
  • Rabbi Katie Mizrahi
  • Cantor Jan Morrison & Chick Rhodehamel
  • Helaine Morss
  • Arnold & Vicki Murphy-Kendall
  • Iris Newman
  • M. Frank & Sandra Norman
  • Abby Pariser & Peter Gollon
  • Sandra Peitzman
  • Lili Perski
  • David Pomeroy & Susan Simon
  • Adam & Shelley Reese
  • Joseph Rezits
  • Marjorie Richman
  • Louis Rittmaster
  • Irwin Robinson
  • Janet & Fred Rosenberg
  • Howard Rosof
  • Gail Ross & Peter Haas
  • Jeffrey Rubin & Michele Bloch
  • Rabbi Jake Rubin, ‘09, & Lindsay Rubin
  • Linda & Robert Schibel
  • Sam Seeman & Marilyn Willner
  • Harriet & Clement Shugerman
  • Richard & Patricia Sinaiko
  • Barbara & David Slader
  • Arthur & Linda Solomon
  • Ruth Spodak
  • Michael & Doris Starr
  • Frances Rhoda Stier
  • Donald Street & Linda Bergofsky
  • Gerald & Janice Sufrin
  • Kathleen Tice
  • Eli & Audrey Weinberg
  • Rabbi Neal Weinberg, ‘77, & Miri Weinberg
  • Sanford Weinstein
  • Charlotte Weiss
  • Paul & Millie Wexler
  • Rabbi Lina Zerbarini, ‘97, & Dinah Mark
  • Philip & Marla Zipin

Matching Corporate Gifts

  • AT&T Foundation
  • Chubb Corporate Giving
  • ExxonMobil Foundation
  • GlaxoSmithKline Foundation
  • Goldman, Sachs & Co. Matching Gift Program
  • Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies
  • The Merck Foundation
  • Mondelez International Foundation
  • Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program
  • Wells Fargo Matching Gifts Program

Kaplan Society

The Kaplan Society welcomes and acknowledges individuals who have expressed their deep commitment to the Reconstructionist movement through bequests in their wills, planned gifts and other estate-planning vehicles. We are extremely grateful for funding we receive from realized bequests.

  • Hillel & Mitzi Becker
  • Susan Beckerman
  • Howard Blitman
  • Pauline Blum
  • Leona Brochin
  • Carol Brumer
  • Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben & Didi Carr Reuben
  • Abraham Clott
  • Libby Cone
  • Rabbi George Driesen, ‘99, & Susan Driesen
  • Rabbi Dan Ehrenkrantz, ‘89, & Kay Ehrenkrantz
  • Richard I. Einhorn
  • Richard Epstein
  • Carol & Jack Feder
  • William H. Fern 
  • Laurence & Muriel Gillick
  • Merrill & Phoebe Goodman
  • Sally Gottesman
  • Hans & Doris Grunwald
  • Jack & Bernice Hoffinger
  • Rosalie Jacobs
  • Jean Kahn
  • Leah Kamionkowski
  • Lillian Kaplan, z”l
  • Howard Kerbel
  • Barbara Klein
  • Anna Krantzberg, z”l
  • Herbert Krasnow
  • Fay & Daniel Levin
  • Mimi Lieber
  • Daniel & Karol Musher
  • Iris Newman
  • Mark & Patricia Nussbaum
  • Marilyn & Roger Price
  • David Roberts & Sue Fischlowitz
  • Myrna Sameth
  • Rosalind Schulman
  • David & Carrie Schulman
  • Lawrence & Cherie Karo Schwartz
  • Joel Shapiro & Sally Ackerman
  • Myra S. Shapiro
  • Donald & Arlene Shapiro
  • David & Robin Sigman
  • Myrna & Donald Sigman
  • Rabbi Amy Joy Small, ‘87
  • Rav Anita Steiner, ‘04
  • Hilda Teutsch
  • Rabbi David Teutsch
  • Rabbi Deborah Waxman, ‘99
  • Bruce Whizin
  • Rabbi Avi Winokur, ‘91, & Susan Berman
  • Aaron Ziegelman
  • Edith & Robert Zinn

The Rosh Pinnah Fund

The Rosh Pinnah (Cornerstone) Fund is an endowment fund that provides support for the movement’s core activities. It honors people who have been donors to RRC over many years. Because of their special connection, we associate their names with the Reconstructionist movement in perpetuity.

  • Golda and Harry Bain, z”l
  • Marie Barr, z”l
  • Esther Bates, z”l, & Martin Bates, z”l
  • Joan Bayliss & Irwin Noparstak
  • Milton Bienenfeld
  • Ruth Bowman & George Bookman
  • Jack & Joyce Dolcourt
  • Miriam Eisenstein & Carol Stern
  • Howard & Carol Ellegant
  • Harriet Feiner & Sidney Feiner, z”l
  • Leonard & Jacqueline Goldner
  • Michael & Ellie Gordon
  • Jack & Ruth Kahgan
  • Lillian Kaplan, z”l
  • Barbara Klein & Victor Klein, z”l
  • Florence Kohn & Sheldon Kohn, z”l
  • Mimi Lieber & Charles Lieber, z”l
  • Philip Lindy, z”l, & Annabel Lindy, z”l
  • Leon & Ariel Mandel
  • Iris Newman
  • Lee S. Parker
  • Tina Pomeranz
  • Lawrence & Ruth Rosen
  • Herbert Ruben, z”l
  • Tony & Linda Rubin
  • Charles Silberman, z”l, & Arlene Silberman, z”l
  • Miriam Singer, z”l
  • Ilse Stamm, z”l, & Fred Stamm, z”l 
  • Joan Davidson and Arthur Winston, z”l
  • Jack & Kay Wolofsky