While some knew him as Jonah and others as Mac, we all loved and respected him. And we miss him dearly.

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Thank you … for supporting our Autumn 2013 campaign!

Jonah'sYears@PGT.2013.11.BlogAd.Final.largeDear friends,

Our Autumn 2013 campaign has now come to a close. Our most successful yet, we are so very grateful to you for supporting us. The Jonah Maccabee Foundation endeavors to bring deeper possibilities for young people to live whole and healthy lives, and our promise to you is to fund projects that will further this goal.

Thank you for your love, your sharing in remembering Jonah’s life, and your confidence in our work. We wish you a very sweet year in 2014.

Ellen, Billy, Katie and Aiden



Rabbi David Saperstein and family.

Amy Dattner. With warmth and love for a Happy New Year from Peter and me.

Naomi and Richard Binenfeld. Happy and healthy New Year to all the Dreskins.

Rabbi Peter Rubinstein.

Daria Moore.

Rabbi Richard and Mindy Agler.

Michael Karnes. In memory of Manny and Charlotte Dubinsky.

Dale Glasser. In honor of Maya and Zachary Glasser.

Rick Lupert.

Rabbi Robbie Harris.

Susan Pardo and Steve Schwartz. Thank you for the wonderful work of your foundation!

Jo and Frank Hariton.

Dan Lucas and family.

Harriet Levine.

Susan Laufer.

Glynis Conyer.

Lee Perlman and Linda Riefberg. In honor of Jake Perlman’s article on JonahMac.org.

Cantor Julie Yugend-Green. In memory of Sam Sommer, 8-year-old son of Rabbis Phyllis and Michael Sommer.

Martine Klein and family.

Danielle Rodnizki.

Alice Passer and Barry Krieger.

Lexi Milford.

Janet Elam. Dedicating this night of Hanukkah to Jonah’s memory and the light that continues to shine through his loving family.

Yvette Shandel.

Julie Silver and Mary Connelly.

Nancy Korobkin.

Cantor Barbara Ostfeld.

Rabbi Emma Gottlieb.

Rabbi Steven Lowenstein.

Cantor Rosalie and Jason Boxt.

Beth Sher.

Cantor Vicki Axe.

Rabbi Larry Milder.

Wendy Jennis and Douglas Mishkin.

Rabbi Michael and Jody Weinberg.

Rabbi Mara Nathan.

Jeffrey Nakrin.

Madelyn Katz. In honor of the 30th anniversary “wedding” of Yaffa Weisman and Tins Hurt.

Cantor Ross Wolman. In memory of Jonah.

Kathy Glass.

Douglas Passon.

Rachel Kalmowitz.

Neil Weinstein.

Cantor Debra Stein.

Rabbi Dan Medwin.

Cantor Laura Coren. In memory of Jonah.

Rabbi Jan and Cantor Alane Katzew.

Lloyd and Roberta Roos.

Nicole Roos.

Madelyn Katz. In honor of Rabbi Karen Bender, with thanks for your inspiring presentation to my class!

Marilyn and Roger Price.

Kyla and Mitchell Schneider.

Liz Kanter Groskind.

Lisa Davis. In memory of Rochelle Eisenman.

Patty Linsky.

Saul Spangenberg.

Sharon Rich.

Aliza Garofalo.

Julie Newman.

Joan Funk. With love to Billy, Ellen, Katie and Aiden from sister/aunt Joan.

Susan, David and Rachel Berger.

Marc Margolius.

Tom Schaeffer.

Roberta Grossman.

Ira and Julia Levin.

George and Chris Markley.

Cantor Aviva Katzman.

John Kalter.

Steve Livingston.

Erica and Jay Leon.

Herb Friedman. In honor of Josh Benjamin becoming a Bar Mitzvah.

Margie Golub. In support of Billy’s mentioning twerking in his sermon, and all the good things that The Jonah Maccabee Foundation does.

Marian Milbauer.

Cameron Shriver.

Jeremy Wolfe.

Wendy Shermet.

David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik.

Rona Oberman and Deborah Franzblau.

Myron Katz. In memory of Rina Katz.

Robin M. Slater-Sherman.

Roberta, Roger and Allison Wetherbee.

Matt, Jenna and Gabby Bottiglieri.

Tracy Lilienfield and Barry Heins. In memory of Barbara Lilienfield, and with gratitude to Ellen for helping us create a beautiful celebration.

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