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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Thanks to all who have contributed to our Summer Campaign ’17!

We are so grateful that you take the time and dollars to support our work. It’s so incredibly gratifying. This list of Summer Campaign 2017 donors is a small but earnest way to thank you. May our efforts bring ever-increasing goodness into young lives!

The campaign continues through June 30, 2017. Please give generously at jonahmac.org/donate.

The Dreskins


Danny Siegel … yashir koakh and kol hakavod big time!

Gwynne and Alan Ross … in memory of Brad Gaber

Leona Paul … in memory of my darling daughter, Susan Sirkman

Rabbi Michael Mellen

Cantor Donn Rosensweig … in memory of Lois Rosensweig, my mother and theatrical muse

Kathy Glass

Pietra, Alan and Ben Cohen … in honor of Sylvia Greenberg

Julie Silver

Jessica Steinman … in honor of the Dreskin Family and their continued love and strength

Lloyd and Roberta Roos

Rabbi Debbie Zecher

Mary Ann Shamis … in honor of the Dreskin family for all they do to make this world a better place

John Kalter

Matthew Grob

Jill Shear … in honor of Lee Herschman

Michael Dreskin … in memory of Ida Dreskin

Robert Berger and Karen Golden … thank you for the help you provide to those in need

Cantor Ross Wolman … in honor of Cantor Ellen Dreskin, such an incredible teacher and friend

Bernie and Judi Kimberg … in honor of our grandchildren

Rabbi Larry Karol … in honor of the birth of Joshua Moise Karol, son of Juli and Adam Karol, on June 1, 2017

Julie Newman … in honor of Cantor Ellen Dreskin — my inspiration for what a cantor can be and the difference they can make

Louis Bordman … in memory of  Jonah … I continue to be inspired by the legacy that has carried his memory forward … to the Dreskins … your family and the work that you do is an inspiration and an example for all of us — keep it up!

Sally Winter

Susan Newman and Lew Wyman

Mark Anshan and Brenda Spiegler … in honor of Ellen and Billy Dreskin

Herb Friedman … in memory of Jonah and Elaine

Myron Katz … in memory of Rina

Susan and Jonathan Stein

Lois and Bernie Bacharach … in memory of Steve Zizmor

Joan and Andy Farber

Abby  Gostein … in memory of Jonah Dreskin

Susan Linder

Susan and Jeff Axelrod

Rabbi Mo Salth .. with love to the Dreskins and Jonah z”l

Craig Taubman

Lew Newman and Susan Wyman

Jan and Lanie Katzew … in honor of the Dreskins

Scott and Julie Stein

Martine Klein and family … in memory of Jonah … thanks for the great work you continue to do … Jonah’s memory is definitely a blessing!

Tom and Julie Hirschfeld

Janet Elam … in honor of  Jonah’s father on Father’s Day, and his family everyday!

Diana Schutt …  I didn’t know about Jonah until he passed. Now I hear his name all of the time. You are keeping him alive and keeping other people alive with the actions you’re taking in his memory. As a mom of kids who’ve had their struggles, I thank you.

Judy Mann … you do Jonah so proud

Rabbi Lisa Tzur

Jeanne and Murray Bodin

Alice Passer and Barry Krieger … in memory of David Passer who also made our world a brighter place … may Jonah and David’s memories be for a blessing

Rabbi Bernard Mehlman … in honor of Ellen and Billy Dreskin

Roberta, Roger and Allison Wetherbee

Kurt Eschbach

Cantor Stephen Richards

Rabbi Jennifer Jaech

Geri Pell … The chair is amazing, what a beautiful tribute to Jonah. His memory is a gift that keeps giving, you raised quite an exceptional young man. Love you all.

Joy and Dan Firshein

Madelyn Mishkin

Rabbi Les Bronstein and Cantor Benjie Ellen Schiller … in  memory of the beautiful kid with the guitar on his footstone … so grateful to you guys for keeping his goodness alive through this fund

Cantor Jill Abramson

Liz Kanter Groskind

Rabbi Larry Milder .. love the info about Michael Kamen’s foundation (mhopus.org) … I was a big fan of his rock band, New York Rock Ensemble!

Harriet Levine

Yvette Shandel

Beth Sher … in honor of my brother Jonathan, who also believes in kids, camps, music and legacies

Budd Mishkin and Peri Smilow … in memory of Jonah … we love you

David Crane

Cantor Lisa Levine … in honor of Shirley Lipco

Tom Schaeffer

Bari Ziegel

Laurie Braun … in honor of Billy Dreskin for making us look forward to the ceremony where Allison Pincus and Matthew Scult will wed

Susan Schwartz

Lew and Judy Stiefel

Rose Snitz

Barry and Gloria Meisel

Rochelle Novins … in memory of Jay and Kevin Novins

Mark Kaufman and Rachel Wineberg … in honor of Carol Kaufman, who has always loved music and supported summer arts camps

Andy Loose and Jill Garland

David & Mattie Paul  … in honor of Ellen and Billy Dreskin for their continued dedication … and in memory of Susan Sirkman

Jeremy Wolfe … in honor of Ellen … because I am inclined to follow where she leads

Andi Rosenthal … in memory of my dad, Leo Rosenthal z”l, who shares a yahrzeit with Jonah z”l

Corey Friedlander

Yaakov Chaitovsky

Cantor Marcy Kadin … in memory of Jonah

Melissa Regenbogen

Steven and Terri Levin

Ruth Rugoff … in honor of Jonah Dreskin

Julie Newman … in memory of  Aaron Loether

Al and Sara Dreskin

Barbara Stambler

Roberta Grossman

Rabbi Robbie Harris … in honor of the Dresner family

Marcia Streussand Newman

Rabbi Debra Robbins … thanks for this wonderful opportunity to do a mitzvah!

Rabbi David Komerofsky … sending lots of love from Texas!

Milly Richter … in honor of Austyn Richter who has so benefitted from attending Woodlands Temple

Justine Berkowicz

Nina Luban … in memory of Jonah

Rick Calvert

Paula and Eugene Urman

Rich and Mindy Agler … in honor of the Dreskin family

Rabbi Marc Rosenstein

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