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2019 Annual Report

 

Reconstructing Judaism 2019

 

Financial Statement

Assets FY18
Cash and Equivalents $2,516,394
Accounts Receivable, Pledges Receivable and Other Assets $664,758
Beneficial Interest in Trusts $2,631,243
Investments  
- Operating Funds (Including Restricted Funds) $548,453
- Endowment Funds $14,017,143
Land, Building and Equipment $6,952,036
   
Total Assets $27,330,027


 

Liabilities and Fund Balances  
Liabilities  
Accounts Payable and Other Short-Term Liabilities $574,291
Notes Payable $5,614,542
Total Liabilities $6,188,833
   
Net Assets  
Unrestricted $2,252,226
Restricted  
- Temporarily Restricted $4,841,759
- Permanently Restricted (Endowment Funds) $14,047,209
Total Net Assets $21,141,194
   
Total Liabilities and Net Assets $27,730,027

 


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. We would also like to acknowledge with gratitude the generous and committed supporters of Camp Havaya and Havaya Arts.

Builder - $100,000+

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

Founder - $50,000+

  • Annabel F. Lindy Restricted Fund

Patron - $25,000+

  • Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund
  • Susan Beckerman
  • E. Rhodes & Leona Carpenter Foundation
  • Celeste Grynberg
  • Herbert Krasnow
  • Janet Leahy & Richard Farber
  • Jonathan Markowitz & Ruth Wenger
  • The Nathan Cummings Foundation
  • E. John Riehl
  • Seth & Joan Rosen
  • Myrna Sameth
  • Donald & Arlene Shapiro
  • Myra S. Shapiro
  • Prudence Steiner

Sponsor - $10,000+

  • Ed Baum & Holly Wallace
  • Hillel & Mitzi Becker*
  • Barbara Dolgin & Hanna Gafni
  • Hans & Doris Grunwald
  • Rabbi Joanna Lee Katz, ‘88, & Rabbi Jeffrey Roth
  • Daniel Kaufman & Timothy Beaver 
  • Howard Kerbel & Beth Fuqua
  • Karen Kolodny & Hank Amon
  • Joshua Levin & Debra Fried Levin
  • Susan Levine & Jim Lauer
  • Alan Lindy & Carolyn Hirsh
  • Lippman Kanfer Family Foundation
  • Michael S. Lurey & Laurie Hasencamp
  • Mark & Patricia Nussbaum
  • Miriam Roland*
  • Dan Rome & Cindy Shulak-Rome
  • Eric Rosenbaum & Pierre Vallet
  • Steven Schwarz
  • Arkady & Ella Serebryannik
  • Abby Sher
  • Rabbi Margot L. Stein, ‘97, & Rabbi Myriam Klotz, ‘99
  • Joan Davidson Winston

Donor - $5,000+

  • AVODAH
  • Bend the Arc
  • Elizabeth Bernardaud
  • Howard & Maureen Blitman
  • Calvert Impact Capital
  • Abraham Clott & Sabirzyan Badertdinov
  • Joseph Cohen
  • Rabbi Kate Cook, ‘15
  • Rabbi Jeffrey Eistenstat, ‘76, & Rabbi Sarah Messinger
  • Rabbi Joyce Galaski, ‘98, & Philippe Galaski
  • Drs. Emily & Zell Kravinsky
  • David & Margaret Levy
  • Tobey Roland
  • Luis & Vivian Schuchinski
  • David & Robin Sigman
  • Myrna & Donald Sigman
  • Estate of Betty M. Smith
  • Marilyn Takefman*
  • Vivian & Paul Olum Foundation
  • Rabbi Deborah Waxman, ‘99, & Christina Ager
  • Bruce Whizin

Supporter - $2,500+

  • Daniel G. Cedarbaum
  • Rabbi Fredi Cooper, ‘00 & Heshie Cooper
  • Yoine & Elaine Goldstein*
  • Sally Gottesman
  • Ira & Jan Hersh
  • Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
  • Don Katz & Rebecca Krantz
  • Audrey Kaufman
  • Rebecca & Joanna Kislak Brown
  • Rabbi Malka Binah Klein, ‘04, & Neysa Nevins
  • Joseph & Dina Kruger
  • Mrs. Daniel G. Miller
  • Deborah J. Newmyer
  • Jennifer Nisenoff
  • Lee S. Parker
  • The Philadelphia Foundation
  • Tina Pomeranz
  • Marian Roffman & David Greenfield
  • Joel Segal & Eileen Ramos*
  • Susan Siebers
  • Judy & Mark Spatz
  • Rabbi David Teutsch & Betsy Platkin Teutsch

Contributor - $1,000+

  • Loren Amdursky & Edward Nelson
  • Robert J. Aresty
  • Jeffrey & Marge Bauml
  • Jeremy & Joyce Becker*
  • Rabbi Nehama Benmosche, ‘10
  • Rabbi Amy Bernstein, ‘97 & Judy Griffith
  • Milton Bienenfeld
  • Harriet Bograd & Kenneth Klein
  • Barbara Breitman & Rabbi Avruhm Addison
  • Barry & Donna Brian
  • Leslie & Susan Brisman
  • Leona & Murry Brochin
  • Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben & Didi Carr Reuben
  • Hon. Avern & Lois Cohn
  • Fred & Bobsey Colin
  • Congregation Beit Simchat Torah
  • Congregation Ohev Shalom
  • Jessica G. de Koninck
  • Jean-Pierre & Jil Deheeger
  • Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb, ‘97, & Minna Morse
  • Jack & Joyce Dolcourt
  • Miriam Eisenstein & Carol Stern
  • Howard & Carol Ellegant
  • Carol & Jack Feder
  • Andrew & Audrey Feiner
  • Harriet Feiner
  • Joanne Feltman
  • Rabbi Susan Frank, ‘81, & Kenneth Frank
  • Rabbi Lee Friedlander, ‘75
  • Rabbi Nancy Fuchs Kreimer, ‘82, & Seth Kreimer
  • Edward & Phyllis Gabovitch
  • Miriam Goldberg
  • Chayim & Judy Herzig-Marx
  • Dr. Zachary & Judy Hodes
  • Haci-Murat Hubey
  • Rachel & Bruce Jeffer
  • Leah Kamionkowski
  • Valerie Kaplan
  • Richard Katz & Stacey Smith
  • David Kleiman
  • Rabbi Jason Klein, ‘02
  • Rabbi Jonathan Kligler, ‘89, & Ellen Jahoda
  • Jorge Kurganoff & Judy Mendel
  • Marcel & Evelyn Laufer
  • Stephen Lehmann & Carol Sabersky
  • Dr. Norman & Bea Leopold
  • Mimi Lieber
  • Timothy O. Lipman
  • Ron Loberfeld & Peter Boari
  • Wendy Loren
  • Rabbi Michael Luckens, ‘73, & Sharon Schumack
  • Richard & Sandra Malkin
  • Allan & Laura Mendels
  • Ruth Messinger & Andrew Lachman
  • Lili Perski
  • Rabbi Amber Powers, ‘02 & Cherie Older
  • Jill Prosky & James Posner
  • Daniel Rabinowitz & Rachel Gibbons
  • Edward & Robin Roffman
  • David Rosenblum
  • Richard Ruth & Jim North
  • Max Samson & Nancy Pinter
  • Alan & Suzanne Saposnik
  • Robert Schwartz & Ellen Brown
  • Rabbi Sidney Schwarz, ‘80, & Sandy Perlstein
  • Rabbi Jodie Siff, ‘01, & Peter Scherr
  • Jane Silverman
  • Steve Smith & Jenny Shulbank
  • Rabbi David E. Stein, ‘91, & Carole Stein
  • Irwin & Sara Tauben*
  • Rabbi Elliott Tepperman, ‘02, & Sarah O’Leary
  • Eliot Waxman & Jennifer Main
  • Jessica Waxman
  • Rabbi Elyse Wechterman, ‘00, & David Nerenberg
  • Steven Weinstock & Nancy Schwartz
  • Cyd & Jay Weissman
  • Max Yaffe & Joan Amatniek
  • Your Part-Time Controller, LLC
  • Philip & Marla Zipin

Friend - $500+

  • Joan Bayliss & Irwin Noparstak
  • David Blumenstein
  • Louis Boorstin & Alissa Stern
  • Joel & Vicki Breman
  • Susan Cherner
  • Jay Cohen & Cheryl Kripke Cohen
  • Stuart & Charna Cohn
  • Wendy Coopersmith Dignazio & Michael Dignazio
  • Rabbi Mychal Copeland, ‘00, & Kirsti Copeland
  • Rabbi Barry & Phyllis Cytron
  • Rabbi Megan Doherty, ‘07 & Lital Ruderman
  • Rabbi George Driesen, ‘99, & Susan Driesen
  • William & Tamar Earnest
  • Barry & Barbara Epstein
  • Bob & Alexa Epstein
  • Rabbi Lewis Eron, ‘81, & Gail Trachtenberg
  • Rabbi Robert Feinberg, ‘82, & Myra Feinberg
  • Michael Fishkow & Leslie Stein
  • Dan Fox & Ronnie Brown
  • Laurence & Muriel Gillick
  • Joseph Giovanniello & Deborah Kesselman
  • Paul Glickstein
  • Richard & Renee Goldman
  • Rabbi Shelley A. Goldman, ‘16, & Kieran Kiley
  • Harold & Mary Ellen Gurewitz
  • William Halpern & Naomi Weiss
  • Jay & Nancy Handwerger
  • Richard Heiberger
  • Rabbi Linda Holtzman, ‘79, & Betsy Conston
  • Steven Kaplan & Lynne Gaynes Kaplan
  • Edda Katz
  • Alan & Pat Kessler
  • Melvyn & Roberta Klein
  • Dr. Michael & Sheila Klein
  • Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, ‘90
  • Rabbi Barry Krieger, ‘85, & Alice Passer
  • Jane & Kenneth Laffend
  • Jackie & Eric Land
  • Barbara Lissy
  • Dr. Kate Lorig
  • Irvin Lustig & Irina Dumitrescu
  • Rabbi Nina Mandel, ‘03
  • Elizabeth Maurer & Andrew Schulman
  • Robert Max
  • Arnold & Vicki Murphy-Kendall
  • Ira & Beth Nash
  • Arnold Olshan
  • Abby Pariser & Peter Gollon
  • Rabbi Barbara Penzner, ‘87, & Brian Rosman
  • Lawrence & Sheila Pohly
  • Drs. Alan & Deborah Pollack
  • Rabbi Arnold I. Rachlis, ‘75, & Ruti Braier
  • Ilan Rosenberg & Jane Hirschhorn
  • Kenneth & Shelley Rosenberg
  • Alan & Robin Ross
  • Ruth Kertzer Seidman
  • Bliss Siman
  • Rabbi Elliot Skiddell, ‘80, & Julie Skiddell
  • Michael & Doris Starr
  • Rabbi Jacob Staub, ‘77, & Michael Spitko
  • James Steiker & Wendy Epstein
  • Frances Rhoda Stier
  • Rabbi Jeffrey Sultar, ‘96, & Julia Bell
  • United Jewish Federation of Johnstown
  • Richard & Marcia Volpert
  • Leonard Weinberg & Frances Gallun
  • Debra Wile & Karen Giglio
  • Rabbis Shawn Zevit, ‘98, & Simcha Schneider Zevit
  • Mark & Margie Zivin

Associate - $250+

  • Alan Altschuler & Donna Katzin Altschuler
  • Rabbi Benjamin Arnold, ‘99, & Marti Arnold
  • Diana Brody & Justin Kaplan
  • Rabbi Caryn B. Broitman, ‘92, & Rabbi Brian Walt, ‘84
  • Michael & Andrea Bruno
  • Nathan Cogan
  • Clifford & Donna Cohen
  • Rabbi Michael Margaretten Cohen, ‘90, & Alison Hill
  • Sara & Stanley Cohn
  • Rabbi Meryl Crean, ‘96
  • Dr. Deborah Dash Moore & MacDonald Moore
  • Gary Drevitch & Lynn Oberlander
  • Rabbi David Dunn Bauer, ‘03
  • Rabbi Doris Dyen, ‘13, & Deane Root
  • Seth & Karen Bonnie Eaton
  • Robert & Miriam Epstein
  • Rabbi Rachel Esserman, ‘98
  • Mark Farber & Sherry Katz
  • Rabbi Jennifer Feldman ‘00 & Benjamin Landman
  • Tessa Fischer & Richard Rosen
  • Fraser Advanced Information Systems
  • Vivian Freilicher
  • Lawrence Fridkis & Karen Mende-Fridkis
  • Ben-Zion & Jane Friedman
  • Richard Gaddes
  • Rabbi Jeremy & Rebecca Gerber
  • David Glaser & Judith Vogel
  • Harry Goldin & Jane Kaplan
  • Rabbi Lauren Grabelle Herrmann, ‘06, & Jon Herrmann
  • Alan & Sallie Gratch
  • Dr. Tresa Grauer & Dr. Avi Kaplan
  • Marion & Lawrence Hamermesh
  • Ernest & Sonya Hammer
  • Ernest & Elmina Hilsenrath
  • Elizabeth & Lawrence Holzman
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
  • David Kandel & Betsy Krieger
  • Judith Kinman
  • Morris & Susan Klein
  • Marc & Dinah Kramer
  • Jesse & Maris Krasnow
  • Sidney & Deena Kushner
  • Carl & Joyce Lazarus
  • Rabbi Alex Lazarus-Klein,’04, & Ashirah Lazarus-Klein
  • Rabbi Joshua Lesser, ‘99
  • Marcia Levine
  • Rabbi Mordechai Liebling, ‘85, & Lynne Iser
  • Rabbi Amy Loewenthal, ‘12 & Dale Rosenberg
  • Rabbi Jessica Lott, ‘12 & Rob Lott
  • JC Douglas Marshall
  • Allen & Roseann Michelson
  • Susan & Lloyd Miller
  • Rabbi Katie Mizrahi, ‘05, & Raj Abbasi
  • Robert Morel & Wendy Moss
  • Helaine Morss
  • Lani & Harold Moss
  • Reisa Mukamal & Steve Arnold
  • Iris Newman
  • O’Connell & Company
  • Rabbi Alexis Pearce, ‘93
  • Daniel Pinkert & Freddi Greenberg
  • David Pomeroy & Susan Simon
  • Michael & Marcia Rosen
  • Jerald Saltzman & Melanie Saltzman
  • Rosalind Schulman
  • Rabbi Stephen Segar, ‘95, & Andy Getz
  • Burt Siegel
  • Arthur & Linda Solomon
  • Rabbi Toba Spitzer, ‘97
  • Rabbi Steven Stroiman, ‘74, & Luci Stroiman
  • Gerald & Janice Sufrin
  • Jane & Harvey Susswein
  • Katherine Trow & Andrew Pritchard
  • Judith & Donald Voet
  • Laurie Wagman
  • Harry & Karen Waizer
  • Sanford Weinstein
  • Rabbi Alexander Weissman, ‘17 & Rabbi Adam Lavitt
  • Rabbi Lina Zerbarini, ‘97, & Dinah Mark
  • Aaron Ziegelman

* Gifts contributed through the Canadian Friends of Reconstructionist Judaism

 

Matching Corporate Gifts

  • Chubb Corporate Giving
  • Goldman, Sachs & Co. Matching Gift Program
  • Mondelez International Foundation
  • Pfizer YourCause LLC
  • Wells Fargo Education Match Gift 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.

  • Golda Bain
  • Esther Bates, z”l
  • Hillel & Mitzi Becker
  • Susan Beckerman
  • Howard Blitman
  • Pauline Blum
  • Leona Brochin
  • Carol Brumer
  • Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben & Didi Carr Reuben
  • Joanne Chertok, z”l
  • 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
  • Janice Goldman, z”l & Arthur “Nick” Goldman, z”l
  • Merrill & Phoebe Goodman
  • Sally Gottesman
  • Shirley Gould, z”l
  • Hans & Doris Grunwald
  • Jack Hoffinger & Bernice Hoffinger, z”l
  • 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
  • Marsha Raleigh, z”l
  • 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
  • Myrna & Donald Sigman
  • David & Robin Sigman
  • Rabbi Amy Joy Small, ‘87
  • Ilse Stamm, z”l
  • Rav Anita Steiner, ‘04
  • Rabbi David Teutsch 
  • Hilda F. Teutsch, z”l
  • 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