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השלהבת ֶ ֶ ְ ַ ַ NNUAL REPORT 2017-2018 | 5777-5778
BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2017-2018
EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS Board President | Solomon Israel President Elect | Sandy Haymann Marks VP of Finance | Marc Grossfeld VP of Development | Sandy Haymann Marks Secretary | Jennifer Goldstein Immediate Past President | David Goldberg Past President | Chuck Butler BOARD MEMBERS
Jonathan Blum Michael Cohen Shirley Davidoff Dan Gold Joanne Hazan Michael Hoffman Loren Jacobson Hylton Jonas Jodi Lemeshev Ann Levine Marlo Michaeli Yury Mintskovsky Mahra Pailet Janis Peiser Risha Kopel Reiman Helen Risch Josh Rothstein Adam Stern
Ann & Nate Levine Academy’s partnership with the Jewish Federation is of central importance to our school. The Federation provides us with a core grant each year as a partnership agency which funds our needs in the area of tuition assistance for our students. Additionally, for the past two years, we have received generous grants from the Federation to fund our Learning Support and Dyslexia programs which are vital in supporting all of our students.
Carrie Sternberg Julie Wilkofsky
FROM THE HEAD OF SCHOOL & BOARD PRESIDENT
Dear Levine Community, We like to look at school progress as a matter of constant evolution. We are therefore happy to communicate that Ann & Nate Levine Academy continued to vigorously evolve and advance along its continuum of excellence during the 2017-2018 school year. This can be seen in everything from our students’ ERB scores, exceeding the independent school norms in 22 of 35 categories; in high school and college placement; and the continued professional development of our staff. This is possible because of you—our committed families and friends— so our sincerest thank you for enabling our constant improvement and evolution. Keeping our “eye on the prize,” our school’s Mission Statement, is always the chief collaborative focus of our administrative leadership team, our faculty, and our Board of Trustees. In fact, our Board reviews, updates, and affirms our mission statement periodically, and in April of 2018, the Board unanimously passed our new mission statement: ANN & NATE LEVINE ACADEMY IS AN INCLUSIVE, DYNAMIC, JEWISH DAY SCHOOL WHICH FOSTERS CREATIVITY, CRITICAL THINKING, AND JEWISH VALUES WHILE EMPOWERING ITS STUDENTS WITH MORAL CHARACTER, SELF-CONFIDENCE AND INTELLECTUAL CURIOSITY.
Levine Academy has so much to be proud of primarily due to two factors: 1) Our school’s leadership team and faculty strive to push our school toward the frontier of education and research, always envisioning a better tomorrow. 2) The support we receive from our families and friends, chiefly through our Annual Fund and Gala, is equally vital. It keeps Levine Academy a vibrant, relevant institution that seeks to implement best practices in teaching and learning.
Whether it is expanding our writing program; adopting challenging and preparatory curricula in math and science; providing first rate and meaningful experiences across America and in Israel; offering a thorough line-up of competitive sports and creative outlets; or creating lively and ruach-filled Shabbats and Jewish celebrations—
LEVINE ACADEMY REMAINS A UNIQUE AND EXCEPTIONALLY IMPORTANT EXPERIENCE FOR OUR CHILDREN. INDEED, OUR STUDENTS ARE FUTURE LEADERS AND A LINK TO JEWISH CONTINUITY.
Levine Academy remains a unique and exceptionally important experience for our children. Indeed, our students are future leaders and a link to Jewish continuity. Your support helps us give them the best academic and Jewish foundation possible for their ongoing success. We thank you, enthusiastically, for your commitment to Levine Academy, and we thank you for your ongoing support. Sincerely,
Tom Elieff Head of School
Solomon Israel President, Board of Trustees
PARTNERS, ASSOCIATIONS & ACCREDIDATIONS
Ann & Nate Levine Academy is an inclusive, dynamic, Jewish day school which fosters leadership, creativity, critical thinking, and Jewish values while empowering its students with integrity, self-confidence, and intellectual curiosity. –Levine Academy’s Mission Statement
CRITICAL THINKING We encourage exploration and intellectual and objective analysis before reaching conclusions and making judgments. GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP Through the lens of Jewish tradition and tikkun olam, we promote the responsibilities and duties that come with being an ethical and humane partner in our society and world. CREATIVITY We promote the use of innovation, imagination and originality, in our approach to learning. COLLABORATION Through positive, mutually respectful relationships, we build effective working and learning communities. GROWTH MINDSET We believe that each person has innate talents and strengths that can be fostered through dedication, perseverance, and hard work inspiring a love of learning and resilience. COMMUNITY We embrace the full spectrum of Jewish rituals and practices and encourage each student to value his/her unique heritage and pathway in the context of Jewish History. PREPARATORY CURRICULUM Students are equipped with the skills, knowledge, and character to succeed in all areas of life after Levine. CONFIDENCE An emotionally safe environment fosters a feeling of assurance arising from one’s abilities and qualities. ZIONISM Our school community embodies a strong connection with Israel, its people, culture and language. COMMITMENT
We expect all members of our school community to embody our core Jewish middot and educational philosophy.
SPORTS - Critical to our mission of developing the whole child, our athletic program saw both growth and success in the 2017-2018 school year. In fact, over the past two years we have doubled our athletic team participation in Middle School sports. The program has grown to include separate teams for 5th-6th and 7th-8th Grades. We added a flag football team this past year, as well. On-field successes for the Althetic program included: • Playoffs Round II 5th-6th Grade Girls Soccer 5th-6th Grade Girls Basketball 5th-6th Grade Boys Soccer
THEATRE ARTS & MUSIC - Our children continue to impress us with their talent year after year. This year we were amazed by their beautiful art displayed throughout the building, their impressive performances at Zimriyah, Talent Show, Band, and Show Choir.
5th-6th Grade Boys Basketball 7th-8th Grade Boys Basketball
• Championship Winners
5th-6th Grade Co-Ed Soccer Team
EARLY CHILDHOOOD CENTER
This year we were sad to say goodbye to our Director of the Weinreb Early Childhood Center (ECC), Sheryl Feinberg, who retired after over 30 years of hard work and commitment to our school. We are excited that Stacey Behrendt has joined us as our ECC
Director and we have been thrilled with her leadership over the past half year. Under her leadership, our program has continued to make strides in the education of Levine Academy’s youngest children. Stacey focused her time in the last six months working on family engagement and teacher educational support and training. Levine’s Early Childhood program embraces a best-practice, brain research-based, “emergent literacy” approach. A prime example was in our Two’s program as students learned about nursery
Thank you to the Helen E. Risch Preschool Scholarship Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation for supporting our ECC families.
rhymes and enacting Purim songs. Hands-on, tactile, and song activities are designed to galvanize student engagement in classic nursery rhymes like Humpty Dumpty. This emergent literacy approach to teaching will strengthen in the coming school years as we continue to support and challenge our
children’s knowledge. In our early childhood program, we see the confluence of literacy, creativity, Jewish joy, collaboration, and fine-motor activities as a way to realize whole child education, a hallmark of the Levine Academy experience.
IN OUR EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM, WE SEE THE CONFLUENCE OF LITERACY, CREATIVITY, JEWISH JOY, COLLABORATION, AND FINE-MOTOR ACTIVITIES AS A WAY TO REALIZE WHOLECHILDEDUCATION,AHALLMARK OF THE LEVINE ACADEMY EXPERIENCE.
JUDAIC STUDIES DEPARTMENT
T his year we were honored to welcome Rabbi Jeremy Litton as our new Director of Jewish Life and Learning. Rabbi Litton joined us in Dallas last summer after making a move from his position as Dean of Discipline at Magen David Yeshiva in Brooklyn, NY. He has experience in a variety of positions working in both formal and informal Jewish education and has a passion for Jewish learning, Jewish teaching, and music. His goal this year was to infuse our school with a strong sense of Jewish pride and ruach . This was accomplished through many of our programs. One example is our new Shabbat service including a new layout
of the room encouraging a more participatory experience, adding a portion of the service which includes dancing around the room, and encouraging spirited singing with his musical instruments accompanying the students and parents. Lag B’omer was traditionally celebrated at Levine for the first time with a bonfire
LAG B’OMER WAS TRADITIONALLY CELEBRATED AT LEVINE FOR THE FIRST TIME WITH A BONFIRE OUTSIDE SIGNIFYING THAT THE FLAME OF THE TORAH IS STILL GOING STRONG THROUGH THE GENERATIONS.
outside signifying that the flame of the Torah is still going strong through the generations. T 2 : Tzionut and Treats, a new program, was spearheaded by our teachers who participated
in the Schultz fellowship which was complimented by Rabbi Katzman’s new Zionism curriculum for grades K-8. These two programs help infuse the spirit of Israel and support for our Jewish homeland at Levine. This year, our community had the unique experience not only to learn from the Torah, but to actually get involved in the commandment of writing the Torah through Project 613 in memory of our beloved Wende Weinberg, z”l. Rabbi Litton also enjoyed leading a lively Early Childhood Shabbat service each week with musical instruments, singing, and dancing as he partnered with Rabbi Shira Wallach from Congregation Shearith Israel in this exciting service for our little ones.
AT A GLANCE
34 shabbatot celebrated.
Students raised over $6,000 for mitzvah projects in the community.
1,000 challot sent home to our Levine families.
COMMUNITY SERVICE CHESED AWARD
Gabi Rudelman Max Rudelman Michal Epstein
POETRY SOCIETY OF TEXAS AWARD
Maikal Talis Raphael Blumenthal
Michal Epstein Ella Frydman PROMISING YOUNG WRITERS AWARD Rebecca Hoffman BAND AWARDS SPIRIT AND DEDICATION
ATHLETE OF THE YEAR ATHLETIC AWARDS
CLASS OF 2018 Joey Spiro Jordyn Behr CLASS OF 2020 Eden Behr Guy Michaeli
CLASS OF 2019 Brendan Bernstein Ella Frydman CLASS OF 2021
Ariella Weisman Natalie Rubin Gabriela Appel Stella Bruce
Avery Kessner Jonathan Grossfeld Liam Mitchell Morgan Hacker
Ben Goldstein Olivia Wayne
Gabe Lurie Eli Krengel Elizabeth Nassi OUTSTANDING BANDSMAN
STUDENT CONGRESS AWARDS
Mila Neumark Natalie Rubin Avi Cohen Avner O’Sullivan Claire Cohen
Eden Behr Andrea Achar Brendan Bernstein Gabi Rudelman Raphael Blumenthal
Izabel Haymann Kaya Haymann Jordyn Behr Hali Kleiman Gabriella Butler
2018 AWARDS FOR MENSCH OF THE YEAR
THE DUKE TALENT IDENTIFICATION PROGRAM (DUKE TIP) The Duke Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a gifted education program based at Duke University. Its purpose is to identify gifted children and provide the resources for them to reach their full educational potential.
CLASS OF 2018 Rebecca Hoffman Mia Files CLASS OF 2020 Roni Faingold Sydney Goldstein Sara Lipszyc Jordyn Behr Gabriella Butler Janey Daniels Lily Gebhart Izabel Haymann Kaya Haymann Rebecca Hoffman Andrea Achar Eden Behr Jordyn Behr Raphael Blumenthal Gabriella Butler Eliana Campbell Janey Daniels Natalie Emmett Roni Faingold Sydney Goldstein Jacob Grossfeld
CLASS OF 2019 Lauren Hazan Michal Epstein CLASS OF 2021 Gabriela Appel Max Rudelman Natalie Rubin Davi Hopkovitz Natalee Katave Hali Kleiman Noa Ksabi Eva Lemeshev Alex Levinson Hanna Michaeli Rebecca Hoffman Davi Hopkovitz Noah Kashar Natalee Katave Hali Kleiman Noa Ksabi Eva Lemeshev Danielle Levkovitz Sara Lipszyc Brenna Norton
CLASS OF 2019 Ella Frydman Michal Epstein Lauren Hazan Ryan Goldstein Jacob Grossfeld Aiden Mintskovsky Abbie Khalameizer Gabi Rudelman Joshua Saland Ava Stern Sara Sukenic Sarina Israel Noah Kashar
CLASS OF 2021 Dylan Adler Jenna Files Caleb Goldberg Ben Goldstein Jonathan Grossfeld Avery Kessner Noah Raphael Natalie Rubin Max Rudelman Aaron Schildkraut Guy Stern Olivia Wayne Ariella Weisman Rachel Medows Elizabeth Nassi
SOCIAL STUDIES AWARDS SOCIAL STUDIES ACHIEVEMENT Raphael Blumenthal Matthew Grayfer Janey Daniels Avner Lipszyc Maikal Talis Noa Ksabi
Noa Ksabi Rebecca Hoffman Kaya Haymann
Davi Hopkovitz Eva Lemeshev Jordyn Behr Lily Gebhart Samara Levinson
Joseph Spiro Janey Daniels
Gabriella Butler Izabel Haymann Natalie Katave
Alex Levinson Avner Lipszyc
CLASS OF 20
Jordyn Behr Raphael Blumenthal Gabriella Butler Janey Daniels Mia Files Lily Gebhart Matthew Grayfer Izabel Haymann Kaya Haymann Rebecca Hoffman
Davi Hopkovitz Natalee Katave Hali Kleiman Noa Ksabi Eva Lemeshev Alex Levinson Samara Levinson Avner Lipszyc Hanna Michaeli Joseph S. Maikal Talis
CLASS OF 2018 DISTINGUISHED AWARDS EXCELLENCE IN ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT Rebecca Hoffman EXCELLENCE IN MENSCHLICHKEIT Kaya Haymann
What lies behind us, and what lies before us, are small matters compared to what lies within us! −Ralph Waldo Emerson The Levine faculty and staff are extremely proud of our 2018 graduates. The class showed great leadership as Student Ambassadors, in Student Congress, and as organizers for many of the school’s annual ceremonies and celebrations on the Jewish calendar. The twenty-one members of the Class of 2018 are attending the following High Schools: Yavneh Academy of Dallas, Parish Episcopal School, The Episcopal School of Dallas, The Hockaday School, Ursuline Academy of Dallas, Shepton High School/PISD, TAG (Magnet School for the Talented & Gifted)/DISD, The Visual Arts Magnet/RISD and Dallas International School.
4 of our Middle School sports teams participated in the semi-finals.
Our Middle School students served well over 1000 hours of community service.
Our 8th Graders visited 28 cities on their trip to Israel.
EIGHTH GRADE TRIP TO ISRAEL
ISRAEL TRIP HIGHLIGHTS
Beach of Tel Aviv Visit to Independence Hall where the State of Israel was founded 70 years ago Tour of Old Jaffa Visit to Sderot to learn about the special challenges of living in southern Israel Archeological dig in Tel Maresha Riding camels in the Judaean Desert at sunset Climbing Masada at sunrise Swimming in the Dead Sea Shabbat at Kibbutz Ketura Snorkeling at Almog Beach Water Sports on the Red Sea Jeep Ride & Rappelling at the Ramon Crater Visiting the desert home of David Ben Gurion in Sde Boker Visiting the Old City of Jerusalem and praying at the Kotel (Western Wall) Tour the Old City of Tzfat- the City of Kabbalah Visit the children of Ahavah Village- a school and foster home for underprivileged children Visit Haifa and Rosh Haniqra
OUR GENEROUS COMMUNITY
TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY CLASSROOM We would like to thank Jolene & Avron Levin for their generosity in donating new furniture to transform our 5th and 6th grade Math classroom this year. The furniture was created and custom built for this space by the Levin’s new furniture company called NorvaNivel. The new classroom is futuristic, multi-modular and brightly finished with geometric and multi-functional seating with interchangeable workspaces.
“I love the moveable orange chairs and the wobble boards, because they make the class more fun.”
“The chairs make me comfortable, which helps me chill out and focus.” “I enjoy this new classroom because we can focus better, so most people do better in class.” “I enjoy the furniture because of how innovative the white boards are.”
DONSKY PAILET GYM RENOVATION
This summer we were able to renovate the Donsky Pailet Gym which was in need of an update. The renovation is still in process and we hope to raise the needed funds to complete all of our desired items. So far, we have completed fundraising for the following: • New Hardwood Floor • New Lighting • New Paint • Improved Athletic Equipment • New score table and chairs We are still raising funds to complete the following: • Acoustic panels • Updating the bleachers
DONSKY PAILET GYM DONORS
Carol & Steve Aaron Jaime & Michael Cohen
Barbara & Michael Donsky Sandy & Howard Donsky The Robert L. & Cynthia Feldman Philanthropic Fund Dot & Basil Haymann Julie & Gary Haymann Sandy & Andrew Marks Marnie & Andrew Monfried Mahra & Kevin Pailet Jolene Risch Debbie & Sidney Scheinberg Yvette & Douglas Stayman Julie & Michael Zimmermann
(This project is not yet complete and pledges are still being accepted.)
BEVERLEY LEWIN & BETTY KENNER PLAYGROUND
Levine Academy is proud to honor two of our most dedicated and caring teachers in the ECC by building this new playground in their names. Beverley & Betty together have given almost 70 years of hard work and care to this school and we are so thankful for all they have done for their students year after year. This playground will be used primarily for our Toddlers and Two’s classes. The playground has been completely replaced with new climbing structures, a play car, a sandbox, a playhouse, and a beautiful garden.
The Ruth Altman Garden In loving memory of Jack Altman Artificial Turf | Corrie & Todd Shores PLAYGROUND DONORS
Play Car | Susan & Steven Wilkofsky Dedicated to our grandchildren Jordyn, Molly, and Benjamin Wilkofsky Sandbox | Ellen & Robert Weiss In honor of our grandchildren Mason and Soleil Cohen, Blake and Claire Weiss Climbing Wall & Shade Structure | Natalie & Scott Mellman Slides & Firetruck Lookout | Andy & Jonathan Blum In honor of Bubbie Beverley Playhouse | Suzie & Howard Hacker In memory of Irving “Sonny” Hacker Street Signs | Diana & Bradley Behringer, Susan &William Behrendt Barbara & Arnold Stokol, Natalie & Scott Mellman
Betty & Fred Kenner Florence & Howard Shapiro Rachael & Nathan Baum Esmé & Errol Jacobson Judy Glazer Dinora & Jamie Friedstadt Jenny & Norm Charney Maayan & Charles Richman PLAYGROUND DONORS Sandy & Howard Frysh Laurie & David Sokolsky Bonnie & Michael Grossfeld Beverly Bond & Stephen Ingham Emily & Larry Kern Sandra & Allan Cantor Beverley & Peter Lewin Daniella &Wayne Kling Ellen & Jack Fishpaw Stephanie & Michael Landgarten Harriet & Ronald Epstein Barbara & Paul Mohl Ortal & Gilad Hayim Lisa & Joshua Rothstein The Rudelman Jacobson Family Lisa & Steve Rudner Suzanne & Gavin Subel Lois & Malcolm Davidson Yael & Bar Twito Bonnie & Jeffrey Whitman Laurie & Dan Goetz Stacey & Andrew Behrendt Susie & Ellis Wolbe Barbara & Geoff Crowley Sheryl & Clifford Dacso Leah & David Engelberg Linda Webberman
BEIT ARYEH RENOVATION
We would like the thank Dot & Basil Haymann, Julie & Gary Haymann, Sandy & Andrew Marks for donating the funds to renovate Beit Aryeh. We were able to renovate the following: • Commercial luxury tile flooring—steel charcoal base with copper and silver accents. • Acoustical-fabric panels throughout the perimeter. • New tile resurfacing of the stage floor; reconstruction of stage steps. • New elevated sound system plus ceiling-mounted wireless visual projection and drop-down screen.
2018 ANNUAL GALA HONORING STACEY & CHUCK BUTLER
This year’s Gala was record-breaking. Our donors showed such commitment and generosity to Levine Academy and we are so grateful. Because of the contributions from the Gala exceeding our expectations,
we are able to go into the 2018-2019 school year with emergency funds to take care of much needed facility improvements and ensure that we are able to provide all of the professional development to our teachers and financial aid to our students that they need.
PADDLE CALL “MITZVAH MOMENTS” Linda & Lenny Behr Rolene & Martin Berk Karen & Chris Cheniae Reesa & David Feinstein Edith Blanco-Frankfort & Joshua Frankfurt Kim & Dan Gold Ashley & Marc Grossfeld Shanie & Steve Gundy Suzie & Howard Hacker Dot & Basil Haymann Joanne & Simon Hazan Karlyn & Grant Herlitz Lindsay & Joshua Hochschuler Nancy & Solomon Israel Jack Jacobsen Esmé & Errol Jacobson JWRP Men’s Israel Trip Group Carol & Mark Kreditor Stephanie & Michael Landgarten Ann & Nate Levine Colette & Jaime Lipszyc Michelle & Bryan Lurie Sandy & Andrew Marks Natalie & Scott Mellman Jolie & Michael Newman Risha & Steven Reiman Gloria & Lionel Reiman Karen & Jonathan Schildkraut Jodi & Randy Schultz Corrie & Todd Shores Leora & Larry Short Lori & Adam Stern John Toomay Natalie & Michael Waldman Jodi & Seth Weisblatt Debbie Willens Katherine Krause & Warren Zahler Julie & Michael Zimmermann
DONORS Anonymous Carol & Steven Aaron Berta Aizen & Frosch Travel BBVA Compass Bank Janet & Jack Baum Heather & David Behr Bell Nunnally Attorneys & Counselors Renee & Philip Borod Fairway Partners Insurance Eden & Tom Elieff Ellen & Jack Fishpaw Diane & Toby Gerber Marcia Grossfeld Ashley & Marc Grossfeld Bonnie & Michael Grossfeld Laurie & David Judson Jenna & Elan Kahalnik Terri Frink & Renat Kapkov Relly & Danny Katave Legacy Texas Bank Lauren & David Levinson Genny & Yuri Lemeshev Julie & Jay Liberman Shaun & Jeremy Medows Jana & Robert Milstein Shauna & Ryan Milstein Sofya & Felix Mintskovsky Yana & Yury Mintskovsky PNC Bank Hannah Kay & Dr. Harlan Pollock Risha & Steven Reiman Marilyn & Michael Rutner Helene & Jeff Schussler Barbara & Arnold Stokol Rachel & Dan Utley Andrea & Loren Weinstein Hilarie & Peter Weinstock Your Cause Elixir Entertainment Debra Weinberger & Steven Files
2018 GALA DONORS
PLATINUM Stacey & Chuck Butler Ann & Nate Levine Tami, Brady & Casey Schneider SILVER Lisa & Randy Fleisher Dot & Basil Haymann Veronique & Hylton Jonas Jolie & Michael Newman The Schultz Family Texas Jewish Post BRONZE Kern & Wilkofsky Families Katherine Krause & Warren Zahler Carol & Mark Kreditor SPONSORS Janet & Jeffrey Beck Kari & Jay Ceitlin Kim & Dan Gold Kari & David Goldberg/UBS Jennifer & Jerald Goldstein Nina & Jonathan Goodman Julie & Gary Haymann Nancy & Solomon Israel Jodi & Yan Lemeshev Leora & Larry Short Levine Academy Board of Trustees Sandy & Andrew Marks Marlo & Menachem Michaeli Marquee Event Rentals Mahra & Kevin Pailet/ Marsh & McLennan Agency Tina & Marcus Orlowski Staci & Paul Rubin Helen & Frank Risch Carrie & Todd Sternberg IMA/Waldman
Thank you to Stacey & Chuck Butler for their contributions to Levine Academy. It was a beautiful night honoring an outstanding couple.
ENDOWMENTS A LEGACY OF SUPPORT
What is an endowment fund? An endowment fund is a permanent, self- sustaining source of funding. Endowment assets are invested and each year, a portion of the value of the fund is paid out to support the fund’s purpose. Any earnings are used to build the market value of the fund and support its purpose in perpetuity. How is the distribution from an endowment fund used? The spending distribution from each endowment fund is used to support the purpose as specified in the endowment agreement between the donor and Levine Academy.
General Endowment Fund Kane Family Technology Fund Lois Davidson Preschool Fund Ritterband Fund-Israel Study Trevor Stokol Scholarship Fund Waldman Teacher Excellence Fund Wende Weinberg Endowment Fund for Jewish Education
J anet M. Bucher Nicole & Joshua Emmett Leah & David Engelberg Renee Farrar Reesa & David Feinstein Terri Frink & Renat Kapkov Frances & Robert Gardner Daryl & Henry Gelender Judy Glazer Kari & David Goldberg Kathryn & Selwyn Hill Darcy & Randall Iola Betty & Fred Kenner Carol & Mark Kreditor Stephanie & Michael Landgarten Ann & Nate Levine
Beverley & Peter Lewin Barbara & Paul Mohl Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company Ruthy & Steven Rosenberg Katty & Julio Rosenstock
Who manages Levine’s endowment assets? The Levine’s endowment funds are managed by the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation (DJCF). The DJCF is a tax-exempt, non-profit. Their mission is WHEN YOU ESTABLISH ANENDOWMENT FUND, YOU CREATE A PERMANENT LEGACY OF SUPPORT FOR LEVINE. to build permanent endowments, donor-advised, and named funds for the public benefit. Learn more at: http://www.djcf.org
Lisa & Steven Rudner Janet & Stanley Siegel Julie Silverman
Suzanne & Gavin Subel Rabbi Stefan Weinberg Andrea & Loren Weinstein Rene & Jimmy Wisch Charitable Foundation
Area of Giving. ......................... Annual Fund. ............................. Annual Gala. .............................. Grants......................................... Endowments............................... ECC Playground Renovation...... Donsky Pailet Gym Renovation.. Other Donations. ....................... TOTAL.....................................
62% Faculty & Administration 15% Tuition Assistance 9% Building Occupancy & Security 9% Other Operating Expensees 5% Education & Technology
$371,718 was spent on technology.
Over 40% of K-12 faculty holds advanced degrees.
AT A GLANCE 2017-2018
......................Total Donations ................................... $210,838 ................................... $434,759 ................................... $285,100 ..................................... $31,175 ................................... $110,338 ................................... $157,620 ..................................... $73,000 .............................. $1,302,830
Tuition & Fees
7% 6% 4% 1%
Grants & Capital Project Donations
Other Operating Income Funds from Endowment
Unaudited financials as of 8.24.2018
Our staff completed over 2240 Professional Development hours. 2240
15 babies were born to our school families.
We witnessed the bonding and joint learning experience of over 200 buddies.
ANNUAL FUND DONORS 2017-2018
MITZVAH CIRCLE ($25,000 OR MORE) Ann & Nate Levine SCHOLARSHIP CIRCLE ($10,000 - $17,999) Stacey & Chuck Butler Jodi & Yan Lemeshev Yana & Yury Mintskovsky SCHECHTER CIRCLE ($3,600 -$9,999) Anonymous Bank of America Helen & Frank Risch Kimberly & Daniel Gold Jennifer & Jerald Goldstein Nancy & Solomon Israel Carol & Mark Kreditor Sandy & Andrew Marks Shaun & Jeremy Medows Christina & Marcus Orlowski Mahra Fox-Pailet & Kevin Pailet Janis & Allan Peiser Risha & Steven Reiman Jeanie Siegel LEADERSHIP CIRCLE ($1,800 - $3,599) J aime & Michael Cohen
Eden & Tom Elieff Fidelity Investments
The Ike and Fanny Sablosky Foundation Katherine Krause & Warren Zahler Liz Lawlor
Kari & David Goldberg Ashley & Marc Grossfeld Julie & Gary Haymann Jacqueline & Michael Hoffman Terri Frink & Renat Kapkov Relly & Danny Katave Michelle & Bryan Lurie Marsh & McLennan Companies Jenalee & Lee Raphael Carrie & Todd Sternberg Laura & Benjamin Weinstein ETZ CHAYIM CIRCLE Andrea & Jonathan Blum Karen & Andrew Cohen Joanna & Brendan Cohen David & Lorraine Hoppenstein Philanthropic Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation Francis & Robert Gardner Olga Levit & Eugene Grayfer Suzie & Howard Hacker Joanne & Simon Hazan ($1,000 - $1,700) Arona & Robert Ackermann Anonymous
Ora Pescovitz Dallas Jewish
Community Foundation Melissa & Michael Reiman
Loren Jacobson & Moises Rudelman
Sandra & Arturo Singer Barbara & Stanley Spigel Lori & Adam Stern STALLION CIRCLE
($500-$999) Anonymous Gila & Noah Appel Bonnie &
Michael Grossfeld Philanthropic Fund Carol & Gary Cohen Taryn & Edmund Daniels Judy David Regina & Aaron Frydman Ellen & Art Gold Mr. & Mrs. Neil Goldberg Eve Guth & Edward Livingston Dot & Basil Haymann Linda & Jeff Hochster Marcia & Jaime Kopel Julie & Jay Liberman Lauren & Seth Margolies
Veronica & Menachem Michaeli Jana & Robert Milstein Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company Katie & Jared Rochwerg Marilyn & Stan Rothstein Paige & Neal Rothstein The Rubin Family Foundation Staci & Paul Rubin Karen & Kenneth Saland Karen & Jonathan Schildkraut Leora & Larry Short Jacqueline & Lloyd Stahl Rochelle & Mike Stahl Laurie & Robert Sunshine Tolleson Wealth Management Debbie Willens TZEDAKAH CIRCLE ($180-$499) Miriam Ackermann Estelle & Sol Barzune Alisa & Jordan Beck Heather & David Behr Michelle & Douglas Berger Bonnie & Rob Boyle Haidee Clairfield Shelley & Mark Cohen Rachelle Weiss-Crane & Paul Crane Joanne & Gary Croll
Cynthia & Randall Marchant Bebby & Arthur Marlin Michelle & Mark Meiches Sheila & Jeff Orkin Nilly Borovoy & Ruben Ovadia Debbie & Marc Perlstein Jody & Melvin Platt Ben Post Nicole & Jay Post Debbie & Alan Postel Sarah & Chad Rosen Elaine & Morris Rutchik Einat & Gil Sadka Joan & Jerry Skibell Marissa Solls Lynn & Jay Staub Yvette & Doug Stayman Andrea & Brett Steiger Marlene Sternberg Debbie & Craig Sukenic Jennifer & Ari Sunshine Monica & Eduardo Tanur Rachel & Daniel Utley Brandy & Mark Wayne Julie & Michael Weinberg Jodi & Seth Weisblatt Alix & Greg Wren Julie & Aharon Yochananov Odeya & Carmel Zach Keren & Oded Zeltzer
Sarah & Ethan Davis Julie & Jared Drinkwater Rika & Yaniv Ehrlich Nicole & Joshua Emmett Michelle Feinberg Jacqui & Gavin Felder Debra Weinberger & Steve Files Ellen & Jack Fishpaw Diane & Mark Fleschler Michelle & Ran Friedman Melissa & Casey Gendason Irene & Abe Goldberg Pamela & Jonathan Goldminz Bella & Garry Goren Simone Haddad Karen & Marcos Hazan-Cohen Debra & Erman Hensel Darcy & Randall Iola Derek Israelstam Linda & Garry Kahalnik Tara & Daniel Karp Marcia & Seth Kaufman Betty & Fred Kenner Jeremy Kraus Diana & Gregory Krevo Genny & Yuri Lemeshev David Lesh Rachel & Daniel Leventon Wendy & Stephen Lieman Dallas Jewish Community Foundation Augustus Lyons
THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS WHO CONTRIBUTED THROUGH FUNDS AT THE DALLAS JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION.
PARENT ASSOCIATION 2017-2018
EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS President | Julie Wilkofsky VP of Outreach | Jacqui Felder
VP of Internal Operations | Sheila Orkin VP of Social Programming | Risha Reiman
Treasurer | Shaun Medows Secretary | Shelley Cohen ECC Representatives | Michelle Berger & Nilly Ovadia COMMITTEE CHAIRS
Julie Drinkwater Ashley Grossfeld
Tara Karp Eve Ksabi Emily Luskey
Aliyah Markowitz Natalie Mellman Sandy Haymann Marks Yana Mintskovsky Sarah Rosen Lisa Rothstein Shana Staub Sara Stavchansky
Yvette Stayman Ilana Stromberg Brandy Wayne Jodi Weisblatt Julie Zimmermann
I choose to donate my time to Levine because I feel there is no better way to show my children how important
their school, their community and their education is to our family. This place has provided our family with such a beautiful community and I am fortunate to have the time to dedicate to making this place the best it can be for our community's families, teachers and staff and most importantly our children!” –Julie Wilkofsky, Levine Parent, Board Member & P.A. President
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