Shorashim Event

Honoring members of the William and Betty Lester Society, Lion of Judah Endowment, MetroWest Tomorrow, Herskowitz Society and Create a Jewish Legacy

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 • 6:30 p.m

The Grand Summit Hotel
570 Springfield Ave., Summit

Cocktail reception and dinner buffet*

Remarks and reflections on legacy giving in Greater MetroWest NJ

JCF is proud to offer this recognition event without a couvert in appreciation of your outstanding vision for our community. There will be no solicitation of funds.

*Kosher dietary laws observed

Susie & Gary Botwinick, Linda & Murray Laulicht, Adele & Herman Lebersfeld, Maxine B. Murnick

The Shorashim (Roots) EventShorashim (Hebrew for “roots”) was created specifically to bring together legacy donors from many giving societies for a combined celebration of their generosity and forethought. Societies include the William and Betty Lester Society, honoring donors with endowments for the UJA Annual Campaign, and Lion of Judah Endowments, which preserve a woman’s Lion of Judah commitment to Women’s Philanthropy. JCF also recognizes endowments to Federation agencies and Greater MetroWest day schools through MetroWest Tomorrow and the Herskowitz Society, respectively. JCF is proud to offer Create a Jewish Legacy to help selected synagogues and agencies increase bequests, endowments, and other legacy gifts to their organizations.

Shorashim Host Committee*

(as of 7/25/17)

Susan & Gary O. Aidekman
Tammie & Harvey Applebaum
Jackie Baranoff
Julie Roffé Barkin and Allen Barkin
Fran & Gary Beinhaker
Gail & David Black
Susie & Gary R. Botwinick
Jody Caplan
Elizabeth & Gerald Cohen
Greta & Ira Cohen
Laura & Aaron Cohen
Harold Colton-Max
Maurice de Picciotto
Barbara Drench
Steven Fishman
Anna R. Fisch
Lisa Harris Glass & David Glass
Toby Goldberger
Mindy & Glen Goldberger
Cindy & Neil Goldstein
Joyce & Neil Goldstein
Renee & David Golush
Karen & Michael Gooen
Paula & Jerry Gottesman
Amanda & Steven Greenblatt


Gerry Gross
Dr Lynne B Harrison
Mimi & Ken Heyman
Samantha Pozner &
Andrew Hickman
Merle & Peter Hirschmann
Merle & Martin Kalishman
Esther & Harry Kartus
Gail & Max Kleinman
Robyn & Scott Krieger
Phyllis Bernstein & Robert Kuchner
Linda & Murray Laulicht
Adele & Herman Lebersfeld
Ben Lehrhoff
Joan Schiffer Levinson
Melanie & Alan Levitan
Merle & Larry Lomrantz
Linda & Michael Lowenthal
Jennifer Mamlet
Jacquelin Holubka & Gil Mayor
Marion Medow
Maxine B. Murnick
Sharon & Craig Nessel
Rabbi David Nesson

Michael Och
David Paris
RoAnna Pascher
Wendie & Stephen Ploscowe
Hilary & Howard Rabner
Michele & Larry Raiken
Alia & Daniel Ramer
Jamie & Jonathan Ramsfelder
Barbara Reisman
Gary Reppen
Leslie Dannin Rosenthal
& David S. Rosenthal
Paula & David Saginaw
Amy & Paul Schechner
June & Michael Schechner
Sandra & David Springer
Dr. Barbara S. & Robert M. Starr
Robin & Jay Suskind
Elisa Sananman & Jon Ulanet
Lynda & John Wachsteter
Rita Waldor
Roberta Elliott & Charles Wantman
Barbara & Ed Zinbarg

*Host committee in formation

About the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ

The Jewish Community Foundation (JCF), founded in 1949, remains committed to ensuring our community for future generations.

JCF works to fulfill the cherished Jewish precepts of tzedakah (charity) and tikkun olam (to repair the world) by managing the charitable funds of our donors and working with them to inspire additional philanthropic, ongoing support for community needs in Greater MetroWest NJ, Israel, and around the world.

JCF is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ (Federation), and serves as its planned giving and endowment department. JCF also welcomes the opportunity to be of service to recognized charities of every kind — religious, educational, and secular in content as well as, regional, national, and international in scope.

JCF manages The Lester Society, which honors those who have created endowments of $100,000 or more in support of the UJA-Annual Campaign, and Lion of Judah Endowments for women philanthropists who have endowed their Lion of Judah gifts. These are among the most critical sources of support for Federation today.

JCF recognizes endowment donors to day schools in Greater MetroWest through the Herskowitz Society and honors those who make similar commitments to Federation agencies and JCF initiatives (such as Jewish camp) through MetroWest Tomorrow.

JCF is proud to offer the Create a Jewish Legacy (CJL) program in our community.  CJL helps synagogues and agencies increase bequests, endowments, and other legacy gifts to their organizations.

Building an inclusive community is a priority. Contact us and we will make every effort to meet your needs.