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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In Memory of Ida F. Dreskin

Ida Dreskin: (l-r) 2008, 1957 and 1942

Ida Dreskin: (l-r) 2008, 1957 and 1942

My mom was born in Perth Amboy, NJ, in 1923. She raised six children (me being the youngest) in Cincinnati, OH. Following her eldest (and only) daughter first to Boston and then to Florida, she died peacefully last week at the pretty grand old age of 93. At a sweet, beautiful funeral, attended by five of her six kids and loads of kids-in-law and grandchildren, we sent her on her way to the next part of her journey.

So many of you have donated in her honor and we want to take a moment here to say thank you. I was so deeply touched by all of your gifts. My mom adored Jonah and was utterly bereft when he died. She loved seeing the good work we’ve been doing in his name. Now, with your help, we can do that work in honor of them both.

With humble thanks,

P.S. Throughout December 2016, our winter fundraising campaign is called “Honoring Our Parents and Our Grandparents.” Donate today in honor of someone that YOU love.


Rabbis Bernard Mehlman, Ronne Friedman, Elaine Zecher and Cantor Roy Einhorn

Ellen and Billy Dreskin

Mitchell Feldman

Lois and Bernie Bacharach

David and Joanne Sapadin

Janet Feldman

Danielle Rodnizki

Susan and David Berger

Rabbi David Komerofsky … in memory of Billy’s mom, a tribute to the medicinal benefits of Skyline Chili that can sustain the soul for 93 years

Rabbi Mike Mellen

Jason and Gavi Fenster

Fran Smith and David Yarnold

Michael Goldberg, Jenny Ottinger, Leah and Daniel Goldberg

Herb Friedman

Rabbi Joan and Andy Farber

Tony and Selena Barron

Bernie and Judy Kimberg

Nancy Gladstone

Roberta, Roger and Allison Wetherbee

Peter and Sandy Rosenthal

Max and Sandy Tuchman

Judy and Lew Stiefel

Jeff and Susan Axelrod

Jay and Erica Leon

Lisa (Feldman) and Lee Willemin and family

The Zwicker family

Madelyn Katz

Rabbi Maggie Wenig

Amy Bohrer

Alan and Pietra Greenberg

Jeanne and Murray Bodin

Michal and Isaac at Baby K’tan

Jay and Natalie Werner

Scott and Julie Stein

Lloyd and Roberta Roos

Rabbi Lisa Grant

Ruth Rugoff

David Griff and Roni Beth Tower

Mike and Stacey Silverman

Steve Sagner and Jennifer Tower

Ann and Michael Sinkin

The Kramer-Rawson family

Iris and Gary Levine

Nicole Roos

Carol and Charles Kessler

Mark and Marjory Selig

Lisa Sacks

Harold and Mary-Jo Potischman

Chanin Rosen

Jarid Lukin

Rochelle Novins

Deborah and Michael Wiskind

Melissa Swift and Diane Robertson

Chuck and Nancy Fishman

Meryl Blank Lewis … in memory of Jonah’s grandmother


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