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Anonymous | Donna and William z"l Barrows | The Crown Family | Joseph & Bessie Feinberg Foundation | Illinois Board of Higher Education | Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago | Luis and Fortuna Spitz | Estate of Muriel Wein 

Anonymous | Estate of Ruth Blumenthal | Laura Cooper and Bruce Crane | Linda Schottenstein Fisher | Ethel and Bill Gofen | Norma and Phillip Gordon | Joyce and Avrum Gray and Family | Harris Family Foundation | Barbara and Bruce Hecktman | Ruth and Jerry Hecktman | Ellen and Eric Joss | Barbara Levy Kipper | Ellyn and Andy Lansing | Harry and Sadie Lasky Foundation | Eugene and Janet Lerner | Barbara and Mark Mehlman | Jody and Sanford Perl | The Perlman Family Foundation Founded by Louis & Anita Perlman  | Seymour H. Persky | Charles & M. R. Shapiro Foundation, Inc. | Philip and Sylvia Spertus | Dr. Sara Vegh and Mr. Ken Ziejewski

Anonymous | Peter and Lucy Ascoli | Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation | Congregation Shaare Tikvah B'nai Zion | Peter B. Bensinger, Jr. and  Heidi A. Wagman | DLA Piper LLP | Philip and Ilene Garoon Family | John and Joan Gilchrist | Sue and Melvin Gray | Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC | Carol Rosofsky and Robert "Bud" Lifton | McDonald's Corporation | McGladrey LLP | Northwestern Mutual Foundation | Ellen and Robert Rosen | Leona Z. Rosenberg | Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP | Roberta Schwartz | Russell and Lori Shapiro | Rose L. Shure | Herman and Hilda Spertus Fund at the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago | Michael Spertus and Wendy Jablow Spertus | Caryn and Larry Straus | Bobette C. Takiff | Tawani Foundation | Denis Weil | William Blair & Company

Arlene J. Alpert and David J. Mehlman | Alan and Donna Altschuler | The Braeside Foundation | Deanna Drucker | Dykema Gossett PLLC | The Philip M. Friedmann Family Charitable Trust | Robert Glickman | Sylvia G. Gordon | The Marvin & Elaine Gottlieb Family Foundation | Patricia and Michael Graft | Judy and Mel Hecktman | Gene Hoffman | Joyce and Roger Isaacs | The Kaplan Foundation Fund at the Chicago Community Foundation | Joseph and Helene Lachman and Family | Bonita and Bob Levin | Barbara Levoff | Mills Family Charitable Foundation | William and Alison Pearson | Polk Bros. Foundation | COL (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Ret.) | Claire and Gordon Prussian | Linda and Hal Rosenson | Madilyn and Alvin Samuels | Thomas and Barbara Schnitzer | Naomi and Jerry K. Senser | Mr. and Mrs. Howard S. Shapiro | Dr. Sharon Silverman | Symantec | Janice and Michael Tuchman | The Wagner Foundation | David M. Wark and Mary Ann Barrows Wark Foundation | Brenda and Marc Wilkow

Arlene and Marshall Bennett | Marilyn and Terry Diamond | Arlene and Harry Feiger | Larry and Barbara Field | Sarah and Joel L. Handelman | The Handelsman Family Foundation | Lois and Marty Hauselman | Dr. Zachary I. and Mrs. Judy D. Hodes | Carol and Joel Honigberg | The Vicki and Thomas Horwich Foundation | Donna and Steven Horwitz | Illinois Arts Council Agency | Robert D. & Phyllis A. Jaffee Family Foundation | Mitch and Karen Kopin | Merry Beth and Jim Kowalczyk | Robert W. Krensky | Arlene and Steven Lazarus | Frances and Elliot Lehman | Susan and Alan Ludwig | Mr. and Mrs. Michael Moskow | Beverly Persky | Lynn and Skip Schrayer | Carol and David Schulman | Lawrence A. Sherman | David and Susan Sherman | Caryn and Gerald Skurnick | Janet Surkin and Robert Stillman | Sarita Warshawsky 

Jed H. Abraham | Nathan Abrams | Howard Addison | Howard and Frankie Alper Philanthropic Fund | Lynn and Alfred Altschul | Mark J. Altschul | Anonymous | Mr. and Mrs. Michael Arkes | Brett and Carey August | Dr. Alan and Mrs. Jennifer Axelrod | Diane and Jean-Loup Baer | Howard F. Balikov and  Lisa F. Rosenberg | Marcia and Bruce Balonick | Donna and Howard Bass | Dr. and Mrs. Michael G. Bass | Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Becker | Carol Anne Been | Ms. Marlynn Von Bergen | Jeffrey Bergman | David M. Berkson | Audrie Berman and Mark C. Mendelsohn | Robyn and Adam Berman | Charles B. Bernstein | Hope E. and Marvin L. Bernstein | Scott and Elizabeth Beslow | Jane Bilger and Andrew Philipsborn | Robert Bresticker | Diane S. and Scott M. Brown | Penny Brown and Jeff Rappin | Steve and Hong Brunner | Estelle Burke | Michael A. Carasik | Paula Chaiken and Joe Kraus, Ph.D. | Clare Chaikey Greenberg | Myron and Harriett Cholden | Miriam K. Clarke | Lawrence N. and Barbara A. Cohan | Etahn Cohen and Amy Paller | Dr. James H. Cohn | Ms. Lenore J. Holt-Darcy and Mr. Michael J. Darcy | Sandy and Steve Davidson | Edith F. DeMar | Larry N. Deutsch | Stephen J. Dick, M.D. | The Hallie and Joshua Donner Philanthropic Fund | Dr. Howard and Mrs. Eileen Dubner | Barbara A. Duffy | Gerson S. Ecker and Johanna Linneberg | Charles Edwards | Josef and Maureen Ehrenberg | Charlene and Pierre Eilian | Lynn Engel | Shammai Engelmayer | Sidney and Sondra Berman Epstein | Jeffrey L. Esser and Janine Landow-Esser | Karyn and Neil Esterman | Carol Farber | Gail Z. Farr | Howard Fink | Elaine Fishman | David Follmer and Anita Samen | Irene and Jay Frank | Arthur and Erica Friedman | Solomon Gaddam | Judith and Hillel Gamoran | Terri and Stephen L. Geifman | Jim and Lori Gelbort | Judith and Louis Genesen | Dr. Mahyar Ghanaat | Barbara and Norman Gold | Keith A. Goldberg | Jane Kaplan and Harry Goldin | Ms. Varda Goldman and Mr. Joel Goldman | Beverly and Phillip Goldstick | Betsy Gomberg and Steve Lindsey | Marla S. Gordon | Iris and Martin Gradman | Allen J. Greenberger | Robert Guritz | Julie Harris | Wendy and Michael Hartz | Harriet Hausman | Marlene and Jordan Hecktman | Marcie H. Hemmelstein | Diane Kraft Henry | Sheldon Holzman | Susan K. Horn and Donald S. Honchell | Allan Horwich | Beth and David Inlander | Donna and Marshall Isaacson | Harold and Holly Israel | Norman J. Jacobs | Lillian Johnson and Paul L. DuBrow | Paula R. Kahn | Gail and Bernard Kalish | Tom and Esta Kallen | Mary and Jerome Kaltman | Elaine and Gil Kanter | Lily Kanter | Harold Kasimow | Larry and Theresia Keer | Doris Jean L. Keller | Judy and Richard Kern | Lucille Kerr | Carol Kipperman | Lore B. Kirchheimer | Adina Kleiman and Allan Kensky | Kathy and Bob Knoll | Dr. George Koch | Irmgard Kilb Koehler | Susan and Martin Kozak | Bernice and Aaron Krichevsky | Arthur Kunis | Lilly and Mark Kurtz  | Eugene Kuznetsov | Caryl and Burt Lasko | Laurie E. Lawton | Rabbi Susan Leider | Jill and John Levi | Carolyn Levin | Dr. Jeffrey S. Levin and Dr. Lea Steele Levin | Peter and Elizabeth Levine | Ruth Levine | Saralyn D. Levine | Doris and Norman Levitz | Dr. David B. and Mrs. Shirley D. Lieb | Arlene and Philip Lieb | Melvin R. Loeb | Sherry and Melvin Lopata | Maynard and Judy Louis | Philip and Carol Lyons | Paul Maher | Anna and Robert March | Joyce and Fred Marcus | Sylvia and Larry Margolies  | Edith Margolis | Joseph and Carol Master | Dr. E. and Mrs. Myrna Mazur | David and Joyce McArdle | David Mehlman | Martha and Dady Mehta | Lenore Melzer | Dr. Bess Miller | Michael Miller | David and Justine K. Mintzer | Michael D. Miselman | Mission Press, Inc. | Lawrence Moss | Drs. Shelley and Maris Nasatir | Daniel R. Fischel and Sylvia M. Neil | Elaine and Barry Nekritz | Marian P. O'Brien | Old Jews Telling Jokes, LP | Georgianne Parrish Oman | Mr. and Mrs. Norman J. Patinkin  | Caroline and Jeffry Pfeffer | The Pierce Family Charitable Foundation  | Edward A. and Sheila W. Pont | Robert J. Poplar | Joan and Avi Porat | Renata Price | Jack Raiton | Dr. William Raymond | Hilda S. Reingold | Myron and Alicia Resnick | Drs. Raiselle C. and Kenneth I.  Resnick | Marilyn R. Rest | Daniel and Ronit Ripes | Marilynn and Charles Rivkin | Suzanne Krill and Burton Robin | Edgar Rose and Sylvia Rooth | Harry B. and Ady Rosenberg | Janice and Michael Rosenberg | Marcia and Larry Ross | Renee and Eli Roth | Mrs. Kimberly and Dr. Ari Rubenfeld | Roberta H. and Arnold E. Rubin | Abigail Rudoff | Bettylu and Paul Saltzman | Vicki Woolner Samuels and Tom Samuels | Deloris and Harold Sanders | Dr. Marla Scafe and Mr. Joshua Scafe | David and Judy Schiffman | Carol H. Schneider | Kathryn Schubert | Iris Schwartz | Cathie Sekendur | Ellen and Allen Sered | Dr. Stanley and Mrs. Gertrude Shapiro | Karin and Mitchell Shapiro | Norman Shore | John Shuler | Dr. Seymour B. and Mrs. Lois Siegel | Herman and Dolores Silverman Foundation | Judy and William Siskel | Elizabeth Sivak | Michael and Donna Socol | Sandra and Alvin Sokolow | Ben Z. Sosewitz | Priscilla Shirk and Andreas Sosnowski | Marsha and Michael Spak | Leslie and Phillip Stern | Deborah and Martin Stern | Marlene and Sheldon Stillman | Errol and Susan Stone | Jan E. Stone | Mr. and Mrs. Henry H. Straus | Connie and Howard Sulkin | Buzz Swartz | Dr. Martin A. and Mrs. Marion Swerdlow | Marianne K. and Stuart K. Taussig | Benita Takiff Terry | Eugene and Nicole Terry | Marlene R. Thomas | Niki and Jack Tovin | The Tower Foundation | Abraham Trieger | Lawrence Troster | Ursula and Werner Ulrich | David Waterman | Linda Weinrib | Tracy and Tony Weisman | Olga Weiss and George Honig | Herb and Gloria Weissman | Dr. Bernard V. and Mrs. Jorie Wetchler | Orrin R. Williams | Sheila and Morton Winer | Debbie and Adam Winick | Mara B. Winn | David H. Woods | Alan and Harriet Wulfstat | Dr. Jay Yusko | Howard Zar | The Gene and Tita Zeffren Foundation | David and Esther Zevin | Idyth and Jay Zimbler | Margie and Mark Zivin | Lois Zoller | Dr. Aaron Zuckerberg

2014 Spertus Donor Honor Roll


At Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership and we are committed to two overarching truths. We believe that learning is the beating heart of vibrant Jewish communities and that great Jewish communities need great Jewish leaders.

As we mark our 90th year, we are extremely grateful for the donors whose support has allowed us to reach this remarkable milestone. Their generosity enables us to provide dynamic learning opportunities, rooted in Jewish wisdom and culture, that enable personal
growth and the development of future community leaders.  Their commitment to Jewish learning and leadership lays the groundwork for strong and vibrant Jewish communities, now and in the future.

We would like to recognize our donors as they wish to be recognized, and we sincerely apologize for any errors or omissions. Please bring them to our attention and we will gladly make corrections. 

Please contact Spertus Development Coordinator Regina Rivers at or 312.322.1779. 


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Spertus Institute is proud to be a partner in serving our community, supported by the JUF/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago.