Thank you!

We are grateful to our donors for your generous support. You help us keep our doors open and our lights on. You ensure the continued life of one of America’s most important Jewish landmarks. You support classes for more than 7,500 school children and over 800 adult learners. You help us present festivals and concerts that bring together the diverse immigrant communities of our Lower East Side neighborhood. You help us tell the story of the Jewish immigrant experience for visitors of all races and faiths and from all around the world. Together we are stewards of this remarkable 1887 landmark and ensure its vitality for generations to come.


To contribute today or request additional information, please call Eva Bruné at 212.219.0888 ext. 202 or

Words from our Donors
“I donate to preserve the synagogue for my children and for generations to come.”

“It is crucial that such an important building, which very often gave persecuted immigrants a place of refuge and freedom to practice, should never be lost to this city or world. It was, and is now, a beautiful building.”

“Visiting the synagogue is like visiting Ellis Island. The spirits of my father’s father and mother and all of my great-grandparents are in the pews and the windows and chandeliers and prayers books and bimah.”

“Eldridge Street should be maintained throughout the ages so it can inspire future generations of not only Jewish people but also people of all faiths.”

“It is a joy to visit – and you can’t beat the quality of the classes and the folks who teach them.”

2016 Annual Fund Contributors

Gifts made between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016

Gifts of $50,000 and Over

The Goldie Anna Charitable Trust
The Marc Haas Foundation
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council
The Weinstein Foundation/Michael Weinstein

Gifts of $25,000 and Over

Morris and Arlene Goldfarb Family Foundation, Inc.
Paula and Jeffrey Gural
New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature

Gifts of $10,000 and Over

ARK Restaurants Corporation
Suzy B. Boshwit
The Brenner Family Foundation
Dynamics for Change Foundation, Inc./Bonnie and Tony Dimun
Roberta Brandes Gratz
Aaron and Marion Gural Foundation
HUB International Northeast
Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation
Peter Lewis
The Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, Inc.
Lori and David Moore Family
National Endowment for the Arts
Diane Rosenstein and Paul H. Rich
Leo Rosner Foundation
The Slovin Foundation
Stainman Family Foundation Inc.
Epstein Teicher Philanthropies
Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust
Helene and Steven Walsey
Lise and Jeffrey Wilks Family Foundation

Gifts of $5,000 and Over

Blavatnik Archive
Elias A. Cohen Foundation, Inc.
The Edouard Foundation, Inc.
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson
The Gee Fund
AG Foundation
Gerry Kendrick
George Klein
Eve and Stephen Milstein
Stephen Novick
Maria and Michael Osheowitz
Bruce C. Ratner
The Robert Sillins Family Foundation Inc.
The Silver Family Foundation
The Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Trust
Valley National Bank
Judy Francis Zankel

Gifts of $1,000 and Over

21st Century ILGWU Heritage Fund/Jay Mazur
Nanci and Sammy Aaron
Lisa and Lance Africk
Barbra and Frank Arnold
Lorinda Ash
Boaz Bagbag
Barbara Bartlett
Barbara and Joel Boyarsky
Andrew A. Burger
Cantor Fitzgerald/Stuart Hersch
Simona and Jerome Chazen
Jacqueline Chmielnicki
Eric Cohler Design, Inc.
Judy Blume and George Cooper
Lauri Halderman and Adrian Corry
The Crystal Family Foundation
Paula and Brian Daniels
Anne Davis
Anne de la Renta
Lillian and Elliott H. Eisman
Donald B. Epstein
Estanne Abraham Fawer
Anna and Nathan Flax Foundation, Inc.
Melvin Fox
Hana L. Fuchs
Ellen Gibbs
Lyla and Howard Glener
Josh Gotbaum
Alyssa and Cliff Greenberg
Amy Fox Griffel
Sandra and Leonard Haiken
Kathryn Halbower
Marcia M. Handelman
Nancy Newcomb and John Hargraves
Dana and WIlliam H. Herrman II
Jane Hoffman
Humanities New York
Jewish Community Youth Foundation
Kasirer Consulting LLC/Suri Kasirer
Ariel Kauver, MD
Joanne Witty and Gene Keilen
Amy F. Solas and Richard L. Klein
Arthur Korant
David Kramer
Eugene M. Lang
Sidney Lapidus
Marta Jo Lawrence
Laurence C. Leeds, Jr.
The Samuel M. Levy Family Foundation
Robin and Jay L. Lewis
Dr. Warren Licht
Lisa Linden
Lion Brand Yarn Foundation/ Jack Blumenthal
The Malkin Fund, Inc.
Frederick Marek
Maximus Foundation
Paula and David Menche
Debra Milles
Y.H. Mirzoeff & Sons Foundation Inc.
The Doris and Isaac Moinester Foundation
Morgan Stanley/Michael Reynolds
The Carole and Harold Moskowitz Family Foundation
Museum Association of New York
Richard L. Nass
James L. Nederlander
Carol and Seamus O’Cleireacain
Dr. and Mrs. Ariel Ostad
Maria and Vincent Pascal
Amy and Joe Perella Charitable Fund
PNC Wealth Management/M. Elchoness
Gloria Pollack
David R. Poma
Rent Stabilization Association/Joseph Strasburg
Elliott C. Rosch
Mrs. A. M. Rosenthal
Christopher H. Rothko
Regina Stein and Esther Samet
The Reba Judith Sandler Foundation,Inc.
Charles & Mildred Schnurmacher Foundation, Inc.
Caroline Sheinbaum
Bickley Simpson
Jacqueline Slifka
Amy and Chuck Spielman
Nancy and Kenneth L. Stein
Michael H. Steinhardt
Michele Stetz
Lola and Leonard Tanzer
Judy and Warren Tenney Foundation
The Jean L. Troubh and Raymond S. Troubh Fund
Michael Tuch Foundation, Inc.
Ester Fuchs and Daniel Victor
The Viola Fund
The Eli and Arlene Wachtel Charitable Foundation
Hennie and Shimon Wolf/Wolf Maryles & Associates LLC
Wolfensohn Family Foundation
Kathleen Wilson Bratton and Brian F. Wruble
Nora and Barry Yood
Yoswein New York, Inc/Joni Yoswein
Judith and Stanley Zabar
Beth and Scott B.Zucker
Steven Zweig

Gifts of $500 and Over

Barham Family Foundation
Anthony Barrett
Roberta Berken
Raymond Connors
Louise K. Hirschfeld and Lewis B. Cullman
Katherine and Peter Darrow
Joan K. Davidson
Martin Elias
Femenella and Associates
Gloria Fishfader
Cheryl and Mark Friedman
Laurance and Mindy B. Friedman Family Fund
Naomi Gat
Global Coverage, Inc./Philip J. Rosenthal
Ellen and Neil Gold
Sylvia G. Gordon
Jay Bruno and William F. Gratz
Hiram Haddad
Sally and Roger Hoffman
Andy Jagoda
Rita and Henry Kaplan Foundation, Inc.
Phyllis Kirschenbaum
Jerome and Dorothy Rose Kretchner
Matthew and Amy Stein Milford
Charles O’Byrne
Lawrence Orenstein
The L.E. Phillips Family Foundation, Inc.
David Rubin
Robyn and Stuart Saltzman
Susan and Norman Schulman
Hazel Tishcoff
Sharon and Joel Waller
Eileen Wilk Walsh and Joseph G. Walsh
The Weinreb-Berenda-Carter Foundation, Inc.
Norman I. Weisman
Maureen McGurl and Mark Willensky
Myles F. Wittenstein
Susan and Lester Wunderman

Gifts of $250 and Over

Barbara A. Abeles
Elie Abemayor
The Belz Foundation
Susan and Bruce Berger
Blaine D. and Timothy P. Birchby
Amy Boorstein
Elaine Brownstein
CBS Studios
Lisa B. and Edmund Cohen
Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence J. Cohen
Bobbi and Barry Coller
Alvin Deutsch
Barry, Hilit, Tillirose, and August Edelstein
Essig-Enrich Family Foundation, Inc.
Gary Feigen
Audrey and Barry R. Feldman
Susan FInkelstein
Robert Fishko
Anne and Gerald Freedman Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Maralyn Friedman
Phyllis H. and Seymour Gartenberg
Norman Goldstein
Linda J. and Richard A. Goldstein
Betsy Gotbaum Associates LLC
The Jane and Lawrence Gould Charitable Fund
Anita W. Graber
Mark A. Grossbard
Paul Gunther
Paula B. and Alan Halperin
Charles Hertzig Foundation
Dr. and Mrs. Zachary I. Hodes
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Horowitz
Ruth Joseph
Janice and Lewis Kampel
Nora Kandel
Sivia Kaye Charitable Gift Fund
William Klein
Penny M. and David J. Klein
Alan S. Kramer
Marsha and Neil O. Lawner
Denise G. and David N. Levine
Elizabeth Smith-Malik and Andrew Malik
Laurence J. Murphy
Maxine L. Myers
C. E. Nelson Charitable Fund
Lucile and Maurice Pollak Fund
Michael J. Porter
Preston Family Trust
Saul Raw
Sheila and Lester Robbins Philanthropic Fund
Murray Rosen
E. Jay Rosenstein
Nola Safro
Michael Schuler
Annie Polland and Mike Smrtic
Karen Sobel
Richard D. Sobel
Sheila Stanger
Allison and Peter Stein
Gabriela and Casey Vieira
The Paul and Harriet Weissman Family Foundation, Inc.
Leonard M. Wilson
The Gellin Zalaznick Foundation Inc.

Gifts of $100 and Over

Carole and Israel Abramcyk
Evelyn B. Ackerman
Carol L. Aerenson
Stephen B. Alderman
Joan Amron
Irena and Albert Appel
Penny and Robert Apter
Susan and Eric Baelen
Jay Bakaler
Michael Bamberger
Norma and Paul G. Barash
Mary Ellin Barrett
Carol and Terry Becker
Linda F. and Daniel J. Beller
Marilyn Belous
Winnie and Paul Bendiner-Viani
Sandra and Howard Benjamin
Michael E. Berger
Natalie and Phil Berkowitz
Deborah Bernstein
Bernstein Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel A. Biederman
Joan Levitan Blanksteen and Charles Blanksteen
Erika Bloomfield
Lois D. Blumenfeld
Bruce Bolter
William S. Boorstein
Harriet Siegel Boxer
Madeleine and George Brecher
Bruce Brenner
Dorothy and Stephen Brenner
Richard Broad
Fran and Stuart Brooks
Brout Family Fund
Phyllis E. and Irwin L. Browarsky
Barbara K. Brown
Tova and Norman Bulow
Nancy Burstein
Joshua R. Cammaker
Margaret M. and Frank Caulson
Nancy Charney
Penny and Morris Charytan
Chasan Family Fund
Carol L. Chinn
Linda Clous
Stanley Cohen
Norah Colton
Congregation Or Zarua
Georgia Cooper
Marla and Donald Coquillette
Lucy Corin
Jeffrey Cosiol
Esther E. Crain
Scott Crawford
Jane Crotty
Linda and Teo Dagi
Beth-Jana Dahl
Miriam and Herbert Danzger
Jessica G. and Andrew P. Davis
Brenda Deener
Stewart E. Desmond
Lynn and Joseph Deutsch
Charles Dimston
Helen A. and Charles F. Dolan
Ted Drew
Abbe Eckstein
Shirley Eckstein
Henry L. Ehrlich
David Eisenberg
Asher Etkin
Irene Feldman
Howard Feldman
Hilda and David Fins
Jacob and Mollie Fishman Foundation
Sander A. Flaum Charitable Trust
Vicki and Brent Fleisher
Jane Frank
Kathy Franklin
Gloria Berkenstat Freund
Lisa Friedlander
Joyce and Sidney Gamburg
Sarah A. Gelber
Marcia Geller
Merry and Jerrold Gilbert
Anna Wu and Murray Ginsberg
The Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Ethel and Jacob Gold
Stuart Goldstein
Donna Nadler Gould
Abigail Graber
Great Neck South High School – Hebrew Culture Club
Gail P. and Edward G. Green
Paul M. Greenberg
Francis Greenburger Charitable Foundation
Dena E. and Abraham Greenstein
Linda and Larry Grimm
Barbara Grodd
Paul L. Gross
Sarah and Joel L. Handelman
Flora Haus
David J. Hellerstein
Michael Herman and Family
John E. Herzog
David Himelberg Foundation
Bernice and Jack S. Hoffinger
Hollander Foundation
Margie Epstein and Kenneth Stuart Horn
Robert Vincent Huber
Marlene K. and Leonard J. Hummel
M. Schnitzler/J. Hurwitz
IBM Matching Gifts Program
Eileen and Steven Janowsky
Cara and Leonard Kagan
Kaminer Foundation
Mannon Kaplan
Ronald Kaplan
Altie Karper
Stanley Katz
Alyce H. Kaufman
Betty and Howard Kerpen
Roberta and Melvyn Klein
Vivian and Stuart Koenig
Carol and Elliott Kominsky
Claire Korn
Myron Kornbluh
Roberta Koza
Carol H. and Robert D. Krinsky
David F. Kuck
Jonathan Myles Kushner
Bernice and Jerome S. Lachs
Joan A. Larsen
Warren K. Laskey
Marilyn and Harold J. Lefkowitz
Erika and Max Leifer
Heidi D. Levin
Clarene P. and Donald I. Levin
Jill Libman
Adam Lichtman
Lillian Lipka
The Lorber Foundation
Lowenstein Sandler LLP/Ashley Steinhart
Paul Lubetkin
Mandel-Schneier Family Fund
Morris Mansfield
Francine and Steven Marcowitz
Silvia Marx
Diane M. and Benjamin Mashioff
Rita and Robert Matthews
Terri C. Matthews
Mary Jane McGoey
Richard E. McGrath
Morton Meltzer
Dr. Faith Menken
Catherine and Erwin Mermelstein
Carole and David Metzger
Bella Meyer
Jennie Parnes Miller
Helene Miller
Inger and Mark Mirsky
Anne and Victor S. Navasky
Winifred G. and Gustave Newman
Abbe J. Nosoff
Joyce and Howard Novick
Steven A. Okin
Pamela P. Olson and Steven P. Olson
Philip Oppenheimer
Paula Sarnoff Oreck
Harry Otterman
Diane and Michael S. Packman
Carrie Z. and Michael J. Paston
Beth Peller
Cheryl and Lloyd Pine
Richard Pinner
Nancy T. and Martin D. Polevoy
Dr. and Mrs. Richard H. Pollen
Betsy Posner
Susan and Gerald Post
Cynthia Rawitch
Susanne P. Reilly
Barbara Backlar Reis
Ira Reiss
Elizabeth and Eugene Renkin
Rhoda M. Ribner
Stephen L. Richmond
Sam Roberts
Sandra Steinman-Rose and Daniel Rose
Melvin K. Roseman
Hila and Saul Rosen
Monroe H. Rosner
Annie Roth and RIch Rossell
Martha and John M. Rozett
Sheila and Bernard Sacks
Jane and Martin Salwen
Jill W. and Lawrence Sandberg
Susan and Kenneth L. Sankin
Barbara J. and Michael Sarver
Evan Schaffer
Annette Sally Schecter
Beatrice S.Scher
Madeline Schilder
Beverly Schnall
Alan Schneider
Patricia A. and David Schoenfeld
Helen Schulberg
Malkah Schulman
Harvey Schussler
Charlotte Schwartz
Steven Schwartzman
Ruth and Stanley Seemann
Marilyn Segal
Lina Ann Shane
Diana Shapiro
Ronnie and Michael Shulman
Andrew and Merrill Silver Fund
David C. Silver
Sharon and Jeffrey Silver
Lawrence Silver
Kenneth Silverman
Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie E. Silverstein
Allen J. Simonson
Susan and Gary Singer
Pris and Robert Siskin
Douglas A. Skolnick
Mardi and David T. Smith
Joanne C. and James C. Smith
SO Charitable Trust
Laurence T. Sorkin
Rosanne F. and Samuel L. Spear
Ruth G. Starr
Rabbi Louis Stein
Sharon L. Stein
Barry Steingard
Regina S. and Philip Stone
Beatrice and Nathan Taubenfeld
Gilbert Teitel
Temple Israel of NYC/Rabbi David Gelfand
William and Anna Tenenblatt Foundation
Patricia and Brian Tiep
Susan W. Tofias
Paul Tuchman
Tuchman, Korngold, Weiss, Lippman & Gelles
Sherry R. Turkle
Ruth and Stuart Turner
Murray Ubertal
Kalman Victor
Barbara and David Vilkomerson
Deborah and Martin Vine
Brendelle E. Walden
Renee and Frank Ward
Ira M. Warren
Milton S. Warsaw
Robert and Elaine Weiss Charitable Foundation
Pauline Weiss
Amy and Robert J. Weller
Jill L. and Joel G. Wexler
Lynda and Joel Wilentz
Carol and Mark Willis
David A. and Shoshanna Wingate Foundation, Inc.
Milton Wolson
Edith Wulach
Morris Yamner
Suzanne and David Zesmer
Meyer Zinn
Leah C. and William A. Zisfein
Matthew A. Zuckerbraun

1887 Society Members

Estate of Leona K. Adler
Sylvia Antonier-Scher
Estate of Lucie Blau
Estate of Gladys P. Edelman
Estate of Sari H. Fishman
Estate of David J. Fox
Estate of Blanche K. Goldberg
Estate of Fanny Goldfarb
Estate of Peryl Gottesman
Estate of Julius W. Graber
Estate of Lillian Gross
Estate of Stella Freeman Harmon
Estate of George Hecht
Estate of Miriam Jacobs
Estate of Louis Katzowitz
Estate of Emma Landau
Estate of Selma Merkin
Estate of Harriet Messinger
Estate of Beatrice Palestin
Estate of Freda R. Resnik
Estate of Harold Rosenberg
Estate of Ada Rovinsky
Estate of Matilda Gross Scheiner
Estate of Meyer Smolen
Estate of Elvira and Herbert Weller
Estate of Zelda W. Werner
Estate of Alexander Wincberg
List as of December 31, 2016