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In 2015 we continued to expand our cultivation and fundraising efforts, which resulted in more dollars raised (over $5 million in 2015, up from $4.4 million the previous year).  We connected with more donors, and realized exciting opportunities to come together as a philanthropic community.

Our Finding Neverland benefit brought together 1,400 supporters for a terrific theatrical afternoon in support of Hebrew charter school students. Autumnfest, our fall benefit, celebrated the season with more than 300 guests at the beautiful Steinhardt family home in Bedford, N.Y. Guests included celebrity Michael Douglas and his son Dylan, Hebrew Public board members, and so many of you! These two events together brought in $780,000 to support our mission.

Finding Neverland Choir

Local school fundraising efforts also expanded this year.  From Harlem Hebrew on the East Coast, to Kavod Elementary on the West Coast, schools held Giving Tuesday parent campaigns and breakfasts, and raised thousands of dollars to support their schools.

Our foray into partnering with educational foundations is growing as we build new relationships with funders who bring new ideas and accountability measures to our work.

Finally, we are delighted to highlight special gifts secured this year that are helping us launch new projects. For example, thanks to generous support, last year our contributors made the following (among many other things) possible:

A national Israel Trip Scholarship Fund to bring our graduating middle schoolers to Israel.

STEAM program at Sela to providing top-notch technology to the students.

Reading tablets and i-Pads to fill our classrooms with the latest technology.

Our Donors

We are grateful to the following donors who have made commitments to our multi-year growth campaign.
IN SUPPORT OF: Harlem Hebrew   Hebrew Language Academy (HLA)   Hatikvah International Academy   Sela Public Charter School ⚑  Kavod Elementary

Founder ($1,000,000+)
Areivim Philanthropic Group
IDT Charitable Foundation
The Recanati-Kaplan Foundation
The Paul E. Singer Foundation
The Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life

President ($250,000-$999,999)
Sara Berman
Roger & Susan Hertog

Commissioner ($100,000-$249,999)
Anonymous
William Davidson Foundation
Wendy Fisher and the Kirsh Foundation
Emanuel J. Friedman Philanthropies
Harold Grinspoon Foundation
The E & SS Foundation

Chancellor ($50,000-$99,999)
UJA-Federation of New York, Solelim Fund
Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
Friedman French Foundation

Superintendent ($25,000-$49,999)
Karen W. Davidson
Caroline & Spencer Greenwald
Yanina & Robert Levitan
Al Levitt
The Marcus Foundation
The Moriah Fund
Mimi & George Perlman
Katherine Farley & Jerry Speyer
Diane Troderman
Meredith & Bryan Verona

Principal ($10,000-$24,999)
Marcia & Eugene Applebaum
Debbie & Glenn August
Phyllis & Sid Bresler
Diana Newman & Isaac Corre
Rona & Fred Davis
Allyson & Alan Galishoff
Judith Turner & Rabbi David Gedzelman
Marcy Gringlas, Joel Greenberg
& Seed the Dream Foundation
Lisa Applebaum & George Haddad
Lisa Silverstein & Tal Kerret
Jessica & Jason Muss
News Corporation
The Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies
Shirley & Yossi Sagol
Jill & Adam Semler
Holly & David Sherr
Jackie & Bippy Siegal
Bellanca Smigel Rutter & Mitchell Rutter
Judy & Ori Winitzer
Wendy Belzberg & Strauss Zelnick

Department Head ($5,000-$9,999)
Anonymous
Danielle & Drew Anderman
Artimus
Jemilah Afshar & Sascha Bauer
Virginia & Rabbi Robert Bayer
Stacey Bronfman
Harriet & Steven Croman
Amy & Rob Feinblatt
Erin & Jon Frankel
Angelina & Ryan Freedman
Givenik.com
Mindy & Jon Gray
Jill & Jimmy Haber
Marjorie & Joshua Harris
Brett & Greg Heyman
Marti Meyerson & Jamie Hooper
HSBC Bank USA
Erica & Michael Karsch
Aaron Listhaus & Giovanni Koll
Hillary & Dan Leibowitz
Holly & Jonathan Lipton
Margaret & Dan Loeb
Christine & Richard Mack
The Mark Family Foundation
Robert Meisel & Family
Nicole & Jason Rabin
Lisa & Jon Rosenberg
Allison & Neil Rubler
Sacks Family Foundation
Marielle & Edmond Safra
Rebecca & Eddie Sugar
Leah Swarzman

Teacher ($2,500-$4,999)
Madlyn & Len Abramson
Rifky Herz & Steven Alevy
Caroline Schmidt Barnett & Craig Barnett
Caryn & Jonathan Bilzin
Linda & Arthur Carter
Dana & Michael Cohen
Ruth Lloyds & Bil Ehrlich
Tracy & Peter Gaslow
Vicki Panzier Gross
Shoshanna Gruss
Priscilla Singer Halper & James Halper
Jill Heller
Pamela & Jonathan Henes
Barbara & Richard Lane
Ken Levien
Simone & David Levinson
Amalia Dayan & Adam Lindemann
Jennifer & Marc Lipschultz
Nancy Maidman
Cheryl & Michael Minikes
Linda Mirels
Jamie & David Mitchell
Esther & David Muschel
Wendy Flanagan & Christopher B. O’Malley
Roxanne & Dean Palin
Marcie & Jordan Pantzer
Valerie Khaytina & Michael Pikman
Eleanor Heyman Propp
Victor Rodriguez
Meg & David Roth
Marcy & Cyrus Sakhai
Mara & Ricky Sandler
Sarah & Cliff Schneider
Ariel & Albert Sebag

Campbell Brown & Dan Senor
The Law Offices of David J. Shapiro, P.C.
Michelle & Andrew Silberstein
Sarah Gould & David Steinhardt
Stephanie Rein Stern & Edward Stern
Michelle & Howard Swarzman
Dorothy & Andrew Tananbaum
Lynette & Jonathan Tulkoff
Jennifer Kroman & David Wermuth

Sustainer ($1,000-$2,499)
Jennifer & Alex Abrams
Alliance for Affordable Services
Joseph Morris Ardoin
David & Livia Barden
Graham Parker & Adam Benson
Véronique St-Pierre & Herbert Black
Hilarey Findeisen & George Brown
Bridget & Michael A. Capasso
Leslie & Shlomo Caspi
Eleanor & Bobby Cayre
Kim & Amin Cayre
Karine & Alexander Chudnoff
Jennifer Colton
Ivette & Isaac Dabah
Valerie & Charles Diker
Elisabeth & Alan Doft
Catherine Zeta-Jones & Michael Douglas
Ting Wang & Alex Dranovsky
Isabelle Harnoncourt-Feigen & Richard Feigen
Sofia Feldman
Emily Fine
Marina & Feliks Frenkel
Allan H. Fried
Tasha & Peter Genatt
Alyssa & Steven Gendal
Jennifer Pate Gilbert
Arielle & Baruch Glaubach
Shelley & Mark Goldwasser
Sharon & Sinclair Haberman
Christine & Sandy Heller
Kim & Larry Heyman
Natasha & Simon Hirschhorn
Kathleen & Daniel Holtzman
Arlene & Fred Horowitz
Sylivia & Steven Horowitz
Sharon & Richard Hurowitz
Todd & Debby Hyatt
Bryce Jacobs
Abigail & Joshua Kane
Kings Bay Y
Karyn Kornfeld & Steve Kobre
Betsy & Doug Korn
Kim & Jonathan Kravis
Amy & Darren Landy
Wendy & Steven Langman
Ann-Sofie Bjerkander & John Lattanzio
Elena & Jay Lefkowitz
Richard LeFrak
Lisa & Evan Licht
Jessica Lieberman
Scott & Michele Lyons
Arlene & Mitchel Maidman
Julie & Daniel Meltzer
Holly & Sam Merrin
Tricia Pantzer
Melissa & David Pinn
Gloria & Eric Plaks
Dina & Doug Propp
Gail Propp
Zibby & Andrew Right
Charleen Sacks
Fern Amper & Eli Schaap
Jill & Bruce Schanzer
Stacie & David Schapiro
Dana Golding & Richard Scharf
Charlotte & Peter Schoenfeld
Miquette & Mort Schrader
Kim Seeherman
Nina & Andrew Shapiro
Craig Siano
Rev & Michael Siegal
Erin & Nick Silvers
Lara & David Slager
Serena & David Steinberg
Bonnie & Tom Strauss
Carolyn Surgent
Jodi & Andrew Sussman
Abigail & Shai Tambor
Stephanie & Harry Wagner
Eve Robinson & Joshua Wiener

Supporter ($250-$999)
Julie & Marni Aarlev
David Abelow
Lenore Labi Ades
Nisa & Brad Amoils
Marlene & Daniel Arbess
Austin & Co., Inc.
Karen Backus
Jamie & Niso Bahar
Bank of America Charitable Foundation
Dana & Marc Chodos
Blimi & Benjy Berger
Randi Berman
Susan & Robert Bishop
Dina & Adam Blackman
Melanie & Marc Blatteis
Ilona Fridson & Eduard Borshchev
Marina & Eric Bukhman
Aisling Ryan & Sascha Brodsky
Jessica Chaffin
Harriett & Mort Chwatsky
Maureen & Marshall Cogan
Elissa & Edgar Cullman
Sarit Delouya
Noa & Judah Elbaum
Jesslyn & Ronen Erlich
Mark Fink
Elissa Bemporad & David Fishman
Dr. Charlotte Frank
Lauren & Brian Frank
Lee Armin Furman
Liat & Michael Garbulsky
Ella Zalkind & Vitaly Gendlin
Lori & Steven Ginsberg
Alexandre Gitman
Ella Goldenberg
Yonina & Eric Gomberg

Alexa Greenland
Raymonda & David Harnick
Ken Haron
Elizabeth & David Herzberg
Amy & Elliot Holtz
Susan Hyatt
Naomi Blyveis & James Johnstone
Julie & Jonathan Jonathan
Sarit & Martin Kaminer
Amy & Mitchell Kaneff
Nina & Adam Kantrowitz
Pam Karetsky
Karin & Joel Katz
Joanne & Bernard Kruger
Pamela & Todd Leon
Judith Noe Butler & David Levy
Sigalit & Ofer Levy
Ann Lutz
The M&T Charitable Foundation
Monica & Simon Mainwaring
Boris Malykin
Mireille & Robert Manocherian
Robyn Marbray
Elizabeth Mayers
Meryl & Robert Meltzer
Marta & Tomek Michalowski
Jennifer & David Millstone
Michael Mosberg
Barbara & Andrew Murstein
Danna & Yair Nezaria
Alissa Nierenberg
Oded Nov
Ella & Nir Olcha
Margarita Shapiro & Yury Olevsky
Katerina Safonova & Andrey Oleynikov
Kate & Bradford Peck
Scott Perlo
Betsy & Robert Pitts
Yvonnelly Plata
Anna Podokshik
Marina Weinstein & Michael Portnoy
Jennifer & Stephen Rich
Amit Ron & Ronit Ron-Yerushalmi
Maura & Richard Rosberger
Elly & Mark Rosenthal
Beth & David Rothenberg
James Rubinstein
Elaine Sargent
Lisa Sasson
Dori & Joshua Saypol
Steven Schneider
Elizabeth Stein & George Schneiderman
Robin Schottenfeld
Cindy & Dani Schwartz
Jody Schwartz
Ramy Sharp
Marina Shulkina
Ashu & Vinayak Singh
Karyn Rovner & Marc Sklar
Mark & Michele Spektor
Marni & Alex Tselos
Daniel Turner
Elizabeth & Lewis Vann
Kathy Washington
Larry Weitzen
Xi Ai & Jianxin Ye
Inna Barmash & Lev Zhurbin

Friend (Under $250)
Diane Gitelman & Arkadiy Abramov
Helen Abramovitz
Michelle & David Aknin
Jill & Brad Alexander
Melissa Alves
AmazonSmile Foundation
Yael & Yaacov Arbely
Craig Austin
Rachel Aviner
Orit Avraham
Ojormiwa Az-Ikiwe
Lali Azaryayeva
Judith & Paul Babeu
Keren Brooks & Darren Barken
Alona Konfi & Benny Baskin
Shoshana & David Baskind
Jessie & Charles Basner
Susan & Avi Batish
Anne-Marie & Randall C. Belinfante
Monica Smoot & Ariel Berko
Monique & Daniel Birenbaum
Ithak Biton
Tayla Bock
Martin Bookspan
Janice Horowitz & Richard Bookstaber
Kelly & Christian Booth
Diane Borska
Nadine & Roman Brackman
Lilia Shatnaya & Alex Brenner
Belliny & Nathaniel Brittingham
Miriah & Joshua Brustein
Natalio Budasoff
Destiny & Pedro Buendia
Adina & Lawrence Burian
Floretta & Willie Caldwell
Tamar Caspi
Maya & Neil Cederbaum
Esther Chahin
Reb & Aleksandr Cherepashkinskiy
Mikhail Chernega
Ellie Cohanim
Shynesia Cooper
Susan & Scott Cooper
Creative Goods Merchandise LLC
Bernardo Cunha
Robyn & Israel Coughlin
Daniel & Jami Dajman
Lucy & Mike Danziger
Elizabeth David-Dembrowsky
Miriam & Robert Davidovich
Veronika Shevchenko & Eugene Davidovich
Dani & Josh Dollinger
Kaja & Matthew Dunn
Michael Edgar
Aviad Eilam
Arlene & Howard Eisenberg
Nurit Elmann
Andrew Miner & Tanya Endo
Elizabeth Mandel & Steven Engel
Epoch Investment Partners, Inc.

Dina Epstein
Pamelyn Esperanza & Andrew Schwartz
Nancy & Michael Feldman
Sarah & Guy Felos
Tony Felzen
Fillmore Real Estate
David Forman
Jack Forman
Alex & Jeremey van Frank
Naava Frank
Louis Frantz
Jennifer & Michael Fried
Louis Friedman
Rivka Friedman
Avi & Margarita Frohlichman
Caitlin & Adam Fuller
Tracy & Joshua Furr
Eliza Galashev
Sarah Gambito
Lynne & Jesse Gedzelman
Michael Gelman
Jeff George
Connie Castro & Joseph Geri
Karyn Gershon
Ron Gurwitz & Adina Gerson-Gurwitz
Irina Livshits & Boris Gertsberg
Olga & Alex Gilburd
Dina & Roy Goldstein
Sandra Gomes
Google, Inc. Matching Gifts Program
Anna Greenberg
Miriam & Yosef Greenstein
David Haidak
Ella & Alex Haldey
Janel King & Martin Hana
Keren Hayardeny
Anna Heffez
Harriet & Norm Herman
Lilach Hochman
Mindy Hung
Karen Hunter
Donna M. Hyacinth
Eleonora Isakov
Joanna Ivatorov
Joshua Jacobs
Shlomo Jamil
Jean St. Juste
Regina Kachkoff-Enk
Joan Kagan
Iair Kamhi
Elsa & Case Kamshad
Ronald Kaplan
Ilona Kardon
Julia Karlinsky
Cynthia Katz
Peninah & Maury Kelman
Robin Kessler
Leonid Khaitov
Marina Kleyman
Hilary & Aviv Kolakovsky
Victoria & German Kolomenski
Samara Kraft
Joanne & Harvey Kraut
Edward Kupershlak
Michelle Lackie
Roberto Lau
Tabita & Dave Laymon
Jasmine & Carl Letamendi
Batya Levi
Yelena Levkov
Marina Litvinskaya
Christina Lopez
Leonid Makarov
Yael & Arie Makovoz
Viktoriya Malamud
Boris Malykin
Daniel Malman
Ellen & Kevin Mann
Naomi Mantuano
Mauxi Rodriguez & Marco Martinez
Dennis Marquez
Limor & Gideon Matitiaev
Shari Lipner & Igor Matushansky
George Mayer, Jr.
Lexy Mayers
Jonas & Tammy McGhee
Laura Meislin
Marjorie Mejia
Oxana & Michail Melsitov
Jeffrey Mendelsohn
Selene & Marc Messenger
John Milikowsky
Jennifer & Jeffrey Miller
Carmen & Sergio Mireles
Fatima Sfiligoi & Charles C. Mister
Judy Bauerlein & Sam Mitchell
Laurie Modell
Phil Mussman
Asya & Aleksandr Nagdimov
Narcelin
Nina & Anton Nozhnitsky
Walmir Nunes
Christy & John Nygren
Yochai Oded
Evangelina Gonzalez & Juan Parada
Avigail & Elan Pasmanick
Rebecca & Keith Peckman
Diana & Oleg Pen
Tatjana Perova
Michael & Rachel Plawner
Vera Polyachek
Jane N. Pomerantz
Keren & Shimi Porat
Elspeth Powell
Dionne Puckett
Laura & Laurence Rabinowitz
Sheri & Seth Ratihn
Barbara Reich
Daniel Reich
Stacie Bresler-Reinstein & Jonathan Reinstein
Jason & Stephanie Rivera
Robin Kessler Child Development Services, Inc.
Darryn & Tommy Robinson
Holly & John Rodriguez
Antonio & Angelina Rosales
David & Harlene Rottenberg
Melanee Rubinstein
Jamaika King & Jeremiah Ryden
Jill Sacks

Georgina Saldana
Maria Lopotukhin & Edan Saltz
Rabbi Yehuda Sarna
Adina & Chaim Sash
Dori & Joshua Saypol
Rachel & Daniel Schmeidler
Barbara Schwartz
Sarah Sechan
SEMPRA Energy
Nir Sharon
Natliya & Grigory Shekhter
Yury Shlionsky
Alexandra & Roman Schmulenson
Irina Shneerson
Elizabeth Stein & George Schneiderman
Lisa Telepman & Keely Shawn
Cheryl Spital-Shepard & Mark Shepard
Charles Shin
Vanessa Monzon & Jose Roberto Siqueira
Jorge Montero & Shirley Silverio
Kesem Simon
Ruth & Bernard Simon
Elena Smirnov
Ryan Solomon
Alysia & Warren Solow
Sony
Barbara Sopher
Anna Sosunov
Svetlana & Firmen Sowers
Erica & Jonathan Sparks
Stephanie Spencer
Shellie Stubbs
Naomi G. Tamerin
Reverend Linda Tarry-Chard
Abraham Solomon & Feven Teklehaimanot
Dori Tenenbaum
Michael Tramutolo
Miriam & Binyomin Travis
Gillian Argoff-Treseder & Mark Treseder
Yuliya Chernova & Maxim Tsarenkov
Lee Tussel
Ilona & Vlad Vaynrokh
Ketevan & Mikhail Veytsman
Vincent Ho & Michelle Vien
Bozhena Vistman
Rachel & David Vorchheimer
Michal Melamed & Richard Wagreich
Ya Wang
Karimah Ware
Rebecca & Petrus Weel
Ronnie Weisberg
Stephanie & Jared Wells
Latoya White
Susan Hunter & Case Whitner
Stephen & Angela Wolff
Sarah Wolfson
The Wolpoff Family
Leeat & Saar Zaken
Heather Fenyk & Alexander Zakrewsky
Xuemei Zhao
Glace & Pablo Ziperovich
Alexey Zlotnikov
Yael Zweig
Rudolf Yakutelov

In-Kind
Steven Herman Catering
Israel Wine Producers Association
KIND
Scholastic Magazines
Davia & Brett Matson
Lainy Steinberg Vinikow

Hebrew Public 2015 Results

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Sara Berman, Chair
Diane Troderman, Vice Chair
Reverend Karim Camara
Wendy Fisher
Caroline Greenwald
Jason Muss
Adam Semler
Adam Smolyar
Dorothy Tananbaum
Meredith Verona
Rabbi David Gedzelman, Secretary (ex officio)

STAFF

Jon Rosenberg, President & CEO
Morris Ardoin, Director, Marketing & Communication
Mark Fink, Senior Manager for Internal Operations
Niki Incorvia, Special Projects and Research Coordinator
Valerie Khaytina, Director, Strategic Philanthropy
Carl Letamendi, Data Scientist
Shlomit Lipton, Director, Hebrew Educational Services
Aaron Listhaus, Executive Director, National Program
Elyse Piker, Director, School Operations, New York Region
Elly Rosenthal, Director, Finance & Operations
Shane Goldstein Smith, Executive Director, New York Region
Hindie Weissman, Director, Educational Services

© Copyright 2016 - Hebrew Public President's Report
(This report covers the period of Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2015.)

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