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 “Silver Learnings” Campaign

We are so grateful that you take the time and dollars to support our work. It’s incredibly gratifying and this list of donors to our “Silver Learnings” Campaign is a small but earnest expression of our thanks. May our shared efforts bring ever-increasing goodness into a world that so desperately needs it.

The Dreskins and Boonshofts


Ira Lichtiger

Louis and Kathy Bordman … in honor of the Dreskin family

The Finebergs

Sally Winter … in honor of Rabbi Billy

Jan and Lanie Katzew

Lew Wyman and Susan Newman

Dr. Gary P. Zola and the staff of The American Jewish Archives

Roberta Grossman


Lois and Jay Izes … in honor of Rabbi Billy Dreskin’s retirement

Merri Rosenberg

Lexie Nuell … in honor of Ellen Dreskin joining Temple Beth Or for our Jewk-box series

Janet S. Elam … in Jonah’s memory and his family keeping it alive

Judith and Bernard Kimberg

Milly Richter

Ruth Rugoff and Joe + Annie Potischman … in memory of Jonah Dreskin

Molly Rodriguez … in memory of Robert Dawson Rodriguez, our son who died in 1994 at the age of nineteen

Louise and Craig Taubman … in memory of Jonah Maccabee

Ilene Berger

George and Chris Markley

Robbie and Nellie Harris

Beth Sher … in memory of Bob Kraus

Kathy Tuchman Glass

Interfaith Caring Community of Greenburgh, New York

Dan and Joy Firshein

Dan Nichols

Cantor Danielle Rodnizki

Laurie, Barry, Aaron and Becca Leibowitz … in honor of Rabbi Billy Dreskin

Rabbi Hillel Cohn

Marc Rosenstein

Michael Skloff

Jamie Cohn … in memory of David Brokaw

Jerry Sherman

Myron Katz … in memory of Rina

Rochelle Novins … in memory of Jay and Kevin Novins

Michael Dreskin

Anonymous … in memory of Jonah

Rabbi Daniel Price … in honor of Rabbi Dreskin

Rene Katersky … in honor of the Dreskin family

Tracy Friend

Noni & Bob Stearns

Jay and Jeanne Weiland

Michelle November and Paul Kipnes

Jeanne and Murray Bodin … in honor of Billy and Ellen Dreskin

Rabbi Steve Lowenstein and Am Shalom … in honor of Billy’s retirement

Lisa Silverstein

Richard and Mindy Agler … in honor of the Dreskin family

Lori J Bluberg … in honor of Rabbi Billy Dreskin

Karen Steele

David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik


Marsha Shapiro … in memory of Rabbi Mark Dov Shapiro

Dassi Citron

Bonnie Denmark Friedman

Pietra and Alan Greenberg … in honor of Ben turning 18

Peter and Åsa Allard … in memory of Angela Gold

Lisa L. Levine … in memory of Lynn Kahlenberg

Cantor Todd Kipnis

Roberta and Roger Wetherbee … in honor of Rabbi Billy

Margo and Charles Wolfson

Harriet Levine … in memory of Len Levine

Barbara Marcus

Rabbi Peter Rubinstein … in honor of Ellen and Billy Dreskin

Geri Pell

Matt Grob

Madelyn Mishkin Katz

Rabbi Mara and Mark Young … in honor of Billy Dreskin’s retirement

Herb Friedman … in honor of Billy Dreskin

Rabbi Craig Axler … in honor of Billy on his retirement

Naomi and Richard Binenfeld … in memory of our mother, Dvora Moran

Woodlands Community Temple … in honor of Rabbi Billy Dreskin, in honor of his service to his community

Charles and Nancy Fishman … in honor of the retirement of Rabbi Billy Dreskin

Phyllis Opochinsky … in honor of Rabbi Billy Dreskin and family

Harvey Feldman … in honor of Rabbi Billy’s retirement

Tracey Scher … in memory of Arno Drucker, fabulous pianist and friend

Corey Friedlander … in honor of Rabbi Billy Dreskin’s retirement

Rabbi Aaron M. and Janese Petuchowski … in honor of Rabbi Billy Dreskin

A Kutz Camp friend … in memory of Allan Smith

Joan Dreskin Funk … in honor of Billy, Ellen, Katie and Aiden, and in loving memory of Jonah

Marc J Margolius … in honor of Billy’s retirement

Carol Stempel … in memory of Jonah, Rebecca and Theo

Angela and Irving Adler

Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk … in memory of Rebecca Egolf

Mark S. Anshan and Brenda Spiegler … in honor of Ellen and Billy


Tom Schaeffer

Rabbis Susie and Steve Moskowitz

Nicole Roos … in honor of Rabbi Billy Dreskin, with tremendous gratitude, admiration and best wishes in his retirement

Dr. Dan Lucas … in honor of the retirement of Rabbi Billy Dreskin

Rebecca Schwartz

Jeremy Woolf

Martine and Bruce Klein

Judy Mann


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