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 … to those who, in 2019, have provided funds so we can make a difference in young people’s lives


Wendy Jennis and Douglas Mishkin

Sue Bensadon … in memory of my parents

Beged Kefet (Leon Sher, Beth Sher, Cantors Riki Lippitz, Benjie-Ellen Schiller and Ellen Dreskin, and Rabbis Les Bronstein and Billy Dreskin)

Deb Hall … in memory of Jonah

Corey Friedlander

Karen Steele … “you can keep the dime”

Harriet Levine … in memory of Len Levine

In memory of Larry Rosenberg:

  • Barry and Judith Kessler
  • Carol Diamond
  • Don and June Moskovitz
  • Jeanne and Murray Bodin
  • Ivy and Seth Keslow
  • Ella Chinitz
  • The Temple Israel Center Nursery School Teachers plus Johnny, Jo, Carol M, Patty, Ronnee, Carol D, Wendy, Sharon, Barbara, Susan, Ilana, Elise, Johnny, Jane, Claire, Merrie, Georgia and Gabby
  • Samantha Schorr

Todd Gordon and Susan Feder

Geri Pell

Cantor Tracy Scher

Rabbi Lawrence Karol

Madelyn Mishkin Katz

Linda and David Altshuler

In memory of Fran Weingast:

  • Martha Rosen
  • Richard Pinsker
  • Arlene Taman
  • Norm Dubin
  • Annbeth Winters
  • Bonnie and Alan Mitelman … Wherever there is music, there is Fran. She made our community kinder, stronger and more humane.

Susan and Jonathan Stein

Fern Stein

Lisa and Randolph Siegel

Rabbi Angela Warnick Buchdahl

Rebecca Schwartz

Maddy Wachs

Beth Sher … in memory of Jonah, who continues to inspire through those who hang onto his wings

Zachary Weinhouse … in celebration of becoming a Bar Mitzvah 12/1/19

Julie Goldstein Feldman

Rick Dreskin … in memory of Jonah

Neil and Debbie Shapiro … in memory of Noah Tsymbal

Yvette Shandel … in memory of Jonah Dreskin

Diana and Henry Asher

Rabbi Gary Zola

Rochelle Novins

Ilana Matteson

Naomi and Richard Binenfeld

Cantor Riki Lippitz … in memory of Devra Freelander

Rick and Elisa Recht … in honor of Cantor Ellen Dreskin

Sally Winter … in memory of Devra Freelander

Joan Funk … in memory of my father, Dr. O. Herman Dreskin

Herb Friedman … in memory of Elaine and Jonah

Margo and Charles Wolfson

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