FLAME The ANNUAL REPORT 2019-2020 | 5779-5780
DEAR LEVINE COMMUNITY, Because of your generosity, Ann & Nate Levine Academy continues to thrive and evolve. Our aim, always, is to grow and strengthen our school’s mission: providing a superior Jewish day school educational experience; encouraging enrollment growth; making the school a first choice within the broader community; and giving our graduates the foundation to flourish and lead in the best schools throughout high school and beyond. Our focus during the 2019-2020 school year was todeliver on four key pillars outlined in the Strategic Plan: INCLUSIVITY – to broaden the reach of Levine across a wider spectrum of normative Judaism, while enhancing the sense of feeling “at home” in our school for all of our families. EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM – to increase the attractiveness of the early childhood program and to align the programwith the 21st century learning programs in the lower and middle school. ACADEMIC INNOVATION – to elevate Levine’s competitive position with respect to other private, selective schools in Dallas. FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY – to ensure the long-term sustainability of the school and provide the resources to permit continued innovation of the curriculum and overall Levine experience. These pillars were the result of interviews conducted to include a broad spectrum of constituents in the community: current parents, parents of students that exited the school, parents that did not consider the school, community rabbis, school faculty, administration and the board of directors. In each of these areas we made great strides: we bolstered our STEM and global education throughout the K-8 curriculum. In support of inclusivity, we completed plans to expand curricular options in our Judaic Studies program in the Middle School. We are solidifying curricular goals between Early Childhood, Kindergarten and First Grade. Additionally, we are growing our professional development for teachers and investing significantly in innovative curricular areas, such as coding, robotics and engineering through our new Makerspace laboratory. As Spring approached, we were forced to deal with unprecedented times and a unique teaching environment. The COVID-19 pandemic infiltrated our community, our schools and our everyday lives. Levine had to quickly pivot and embrace this new challenge and deliver to our families the continuity in education and connectivity that makes us special. We are so very fortunate that our teachers excelled, our students evolved and, although it was not our first choice, we ended the 2020 school year with parking lot graduations, banquets and send-offs. We are grateful that we have your continued support as, without our donors, we would not have been able to support our students and faculty as effectively as we did in such a short time. We rely on you—your commitment to investing in our students, keeping our school on its continuum of excellence, and bolstering our importance in the community. We know that the road ahead will have unique challenges. Our commitment to you, our students and community is steadfast, and with your ongoing support in our annual fundraising efforts we will continue to offer a premier educational experience that is a beacon for our community. Sincerely,
TOM ELIEFF Head of School
SANDY HAYMANN MARKS
President, Board of Trustees
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 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. and qualities. ZIONISM
BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2019-2020
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: BOARD PRESIDENT | Sandy Haymann Marks VP FINANCE | Marc Grossfeld VP DEVELOPMENT | Jodi Lemeshev SECRETARY | Jennifer Goldstein IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT | Solomon Israel PAST PRESIDENT | David Goldberg BOARD MEMBERS:
YEARS INSPIRATION KNOWLEDGE CHARAC T E R
PARENT ASSOCIATION 2019-2020
CO-PRESIDENTS | Jenalee Raphael & Brandy Wayne IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT | Julie Wilkofsky VP OUTREACH | Jacqui Felder VP SOCIAL PROGRAMMING | Alysha Frieden VP INTERNAL OPERATIONS | Petty Weiss
Jonathan Blum Michael Cohen Dan Gold Joanne Hazan Hylton Jonas
SECRETARY | Shelley Cohen TREASURER | Shaun Medows EC REPRESENTATIVES | Michelle Berger, Shana Staub & Aliyah Markowitz FACULTY REPRESENTATIVES | Debbie Sukenic & Sophie Miller ADMINISTRATIVE LIAISON | Yael Twito
Emily Kern Nate Levine
Shaun Medows Marlo Michaeli Yury Mintskovsky Janis Peiser Irving Prengler Lee Raphael Risha Kopel Reiman
PARTNERS, ASSOCIATIONS & ACCREDITATIONS
Josh Rothstein Neal Rothstein Adam Stern Mark Wayne
Ann & Nate Levine Academy is an inclusive, dynamic, Jewish day school which fosters leadership, creat ivi ty, cr i t ical thinking, and Jewish values whi le empower ing i ts students wi th integr i ty, sel f-conf idence, and intel lectual cur iosi ty. MISSION STATEMENT
Laura Weinstein Julie Wilkofsky Michael Zimmermann
CORE GRANT: $225,900 This grant is awarded to Levine Academy as a partner organization with the Federation to be used as unrestricted funds in the areas of greatest need.
DYSLEXIA & LEARNING SUPPORT GRANT • Learning support team consists of a dean of learning support, two learning specialists, dyslexia interventionist, and lower & middle school counselors. • The team works with 35% of the student body in grades K-8. • Students are supported within their classroom as well as one-to-one or in small groups outside of the classroom, when needed. • Accommodation plans are developed in collaboration with parents, teachers, and the learning support team. • 61% of students receiving learning support utilize accommodation plans.
Community Partner of Jewish Federation OF GREATER DALLAS
EARLY CHILDHOOD INTERVENTION SPECIALIST • This was our first year to employ an Early Childhood learning support professional. • The program supports our teachers and our students to strategize and assist with daily challenges. • Early detection of Autism, Dyslexia, and other learning and social/emotional challenges are key to getting students the support they need.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas is our partner in achieving important work to ensure a strong, vibrant Jewish community in Dallas, Israel and throughout the world. As a partner agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, not only are we awarded funds annually, we are also provided with programs and resources including: the Community Security Initiative, the Schultz Fellowship, the Community Outreach and Engagement Initiative, the Center for Jewish Education and the Jewish Community Relations Council.
CENTER FOR INITIATIVES IN JEWISH EDUCATION (CIJE) ENGINEERING PROGRAM • Provides a cutting-edge applied STEM program. • Makes our day school program more relevant to education and career choices in the 21st century. • Increases our ability to produce future tech innovators and entrepreneurs who will support our community.
THANK YOU TO THE SYLVAN T. BAER FOUNDATION FOR A $20,000 GRANT AWARDED TO OUR SCHOOL FOR THE TECHNOLOGY UPGRADE OF OUR INTERNAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM TO MEET SECURITY NEEDS. WE ARE SO GRATEFUL TO THE DALLAS JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR PARTNERING WITH THE FOUNDATION TO ALLOCATE MUCH NEEDED FUNDS TO JEWISH ORGANIZATIONS ALL OVER DALLAS EACH YEAR.
STEM HIGHLIGHTS SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATH Achieved 25% implementation of STEM concepts into general studies classes throughout the campus Renovated Makerspace Successful Math and Science Parent Nights Grandparents and Special Friends STEM Challenges Introduced six new STEM Electives Launched our Robotics Team and traveled to NY In December to compete (finished in the top half) Purchased a class kit of VEX IQ Robots for grades 3-6 Virtual classroom visit by a NASA engineer Visits from the Texas Wildlife Association biologists and the City of Dallas Environmental Education Initiative
EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE/STEM AWARD Neve Felder Benji Furman Jessica Gold
Jonah Goldstein Sydney Kramen Tannah Levin Shira Rahamim
ROBOTICS TEAM Eliana Campbell Avi Cohen Claire Cohen Ben Goldstein Eliana Lemeshev Natalie Rubin Aaron Schildkraut Abigail Singer Guy Stern David Tarnavsky
PRESIDENT’S EDUCATION AWARD PRESIDENTIAL GOLD
Eden Behr Eliana Campbell Natalie Emmett Sarah Fradkin Sydney Goldstein
Danielle Levkovich Sara Lipszyc Gabriel Lurie Brenna Norton Omer Ron
Brianna Richardson Jacob Stavchansky
EXCELLENCE IN MATHEMATICS AWARD Aaron Schildkraut
Eli Haymann Eli Krengel
ADOPTION OF THE IMPACT CYCLE COACHING MODEL 15 General Studies teachers have been involved in the coaching cycle with Dean of Instruction, Lynda Mc Innes, facilitating the coaching program. Jim Knight, coaching guru and creator of the IMPACT CYCLE, coached Lynda Mc Innes.
NEW K-4 MUSIC CURRICULUM The GAMEPLAN Curriculum is an active music curriculum that includes experiences in imitation, exploration, improvisation, and visualization. Students gain a repertoire rich in folk literature, nursery rhymes and traditional singing games.
MORE K-8 HIGHLIGHTS
DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION We continue to perfect our proficiency in Differentiated Instruction (DI) - an initiative we started four years ago. DI tailors instruction to meet the individual student needs. Teachers differentiate content, process, products, and the learning environment; they also use ongoing assessment and flexible grouping to customize the learning experience for their students. THEY DO THIS BY: • Presenting ideas through auditory and visual means • Meeting with small groups to re-teach an idea or skill for struggling learners • Extending advanced learners thinking and skills • Varying the length of time a student may take to complete a task in order to provide additional support • Providing opportunities for an advanced learner to pursue a topic in greater depth • 21st century classrooms with flexible seating • Giving students options of how to express required learning (e.g., multimedia presentations, artistic representation, oral or written presentations) • Allowing students to work alone or in small groups • Helping students understand their unique learning styles • Teaching students empathy, helping them understand their peers’ needs
ELECTIVES A wider variety of academic elective choices have been offered to students including: • Chinese • Biomedical Sciences • Genius Hour Passion Project • Creative Writing & Poetry • Art • Music • Show Choir • Environmental Engineering • Makerspace • Global Studies • Robotics • Israel Around the World • Coding
THANK YOU TO ANDREA & LOREN WEINSTEIN AND THEIR FAMILY FOR THE ANNUAL WALDMAN TEACHER EXCELLENCE AWARD CONTRIBUTION. In honor of its 40th anniversary year and the outstanding job by Levine Academy faculty with its quick pivot to virtual learning in the spring due to COVID-19, the 2020 Waldman Teacher Excellence Award was presented to the entire Levine Academy faculty. The funds were used to stock the teacher break rooms with new appliances and goodies for the teachers to enjoy. My family is extremely grateful that the spirit and intent of awarding Levine Academy teachers has continued to bring to the forefront the tremendous effort they make every day thus enabling each student to be his or her best." -Andrea Weinstein
DALLAS MORNING NEWS “EXPRESS YOURSELF” POETRY CONTEST WINNERS Jenna Files Morgan Hacker Omer Ron Natalie Rubin
POETRY AWARD Ella Sadka
SOCIAL STUDIES AWARD Stella Bruce
MS GEOGRAPHY BEE 1ST PLACE | Talia Fisher 2ND PLACE | Henry Orlowski
Gabi Appel Noah Brown Claire Cohen
Sydney Goldstein Ben Goldstein Jonathan Grossfeld
Avner O’Sullivan Dani Reiman Natalie Rubin Ella Sadka
Natalie Emmett Abigail Goldberg Zach Goldminz
Zach Ingham Sara Lipszyc Mila Neumark Brenna Norton
Abigail Singer Olivia Wayne
STAT INNOVATION AWARD STAT, an organization that recognizes the best and brightest science initiatives in Texas while also offering solutions to the resource challenges besetting science instruction in our state, announced their 2019-2020 Innovation Award Winners. A $5,000 GRANT WAS AWARDED TO MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHER HELENE BERKE AND HER STUDENTS FOR THEIR INVENTION IDEA: THE ELECTRIC STANDING WHEELCHAIR Brian Aft, a paraplegic veteran, shared innovations that make his life easier with our middle school students. Brian noted how he missed playing golf, but was recently given a chance to play using a $23,000 wheelchair. Inspired by what they heard, the students had the idea to build an efficient and inexpensive vertical wheelchair so Brian can play golf whenever he wants.
LANGUAGE ARTS / READINGCURRICULUM The Center for the Collaborative Classroom Reading Curriculum (CCC) is now used in all K-4 classes Extensive training has been provided to teachers by the CCC New spelling & vocabulary curriculum in lower school
MORE K-8 HIGHLIGHTS
SPORTS AWARDS VOLLEYBALL MAL MVP Shira Rahamim MAL MOST IMPROVED Addison Monfried TAPS MVP Olivia Wayne TAPS MOST IMPROVED Claire Cohen BASKETBALL MAL MVP Jordyn Wilkofsky MAL MOST IMPROVED Leeam Ksabi TAPS MVP Eden Behr TAPS MOST IMPROVED Danielle Levkovich MAL MVP Jordan Zimmermann TAPS MVP Natalie Emmett STALLION AWARD Sara Lipszyc
Invested in club level coaches Fifth and sixth grade girls Metro Athletic League won championships in basketball and volleyball Seventh and eighth grade girls won the Texas Association of Private School League basketball championship Bought two new screens for banquets and events Ordered new uniforms for all volleyball and basketball players Added practice times and coaches availability
2019-2020 AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
Andrea Achar Eden Behr Tyler Caplovitz Avi Cohen Neve Felder Sarah Fradkin Samantha Gold
Jonah Goldstein Jonathan Grossfeld Morgan Hacker Eli Haymann Tessa Kraus Eliana Lemeshev Tannah Levin
Danielle Levkovich Sara Lipszyc Gabe Lurie Ethan Margolies Brenna Norton Noah Raphael Sari Raphael
Dani Reiman Brianna Richardson
Aidan Stern Daniel Tarnavsky Caroline Warshauer Olivia Wayne Gabe Weisblatt Jordyn Wilkofsky Lainey Wren
Dani Ron Omer Ron
Natalie Rubin Max Rudelman Sarina Rutner
THE DUKE TALENT IDENTIFICATION PROGRAM (DUKE TIP) CLASS OF 2023 Ethan Margolies Jacob Medows Sarah Orkin Henry Orlowski Harry Stahl Sasha Fairman Jeremy Fass Neve Felder Gabriel Frydman Jonah Goldstein
NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY
CLASS OF 2021
Natalie Rubin Ariella Weisman Gabriela Appel Aaron Schildkraut Noah Brown Claire Cohen Samantha Gold
Jonathan Grossfeld Elizabeth Nassi Caroline Warshauer Eliana Lemeshev Rachel Medows Olivia Wayne Max Rudelman
Jacob Stavchansky Libby Stern Gabriel Weisblatt
Eliana Lemeshev Elizabeth Nassi Rachel Medows Mila Neumark Natalie Rubin CLASS OF 2021
Noah Brown Jenna Files Ben Goldstein Jonathan Grossfeld Morgan Hacker
Max Rudelman Aaron Schildkraut Guy Stern Olivia Wayne Ariella Weisman
CLASS OF 2020
Eliana Campbell Danielle Levkovich Sydney Goldstein Brenna Norton Lihi Platon
Sarah Fradkin Natalie Emmett Eden Behr Sara Lipszyc
2019-2020 AT A GLANCE
BAND AWARDS SPIRIT AND DEDICATION AWARD | Gabe Frydman OUTSTANDING BANDSMAN AWARD | Lizzie Nassi
Our staff completed over 2800 professional development hours. 2800
2019 AWARDS FOR MENSCH OF THE YEAR
Over 40% of the K-8 faculty members hold advanced degrees.
$319,000 spent on technology.
We witnessed the bonding and joint learning experience of over 200 buddies.
CLASS OF 2023 Ethan Margolies Jonah Goldstein Yovi Cisneros
CLASS OF 2022 Tannah Levin Kayla Kosfiszer Sydney Kramen
CLASS OF 2021 Eva Rouhani Natalie Rubin Avner O’Sullivan
AT A GLANCE
GABBAI AWARD Andrea Achar
Gabi Appel Eden Behr
Mia Blum Zoe Blum Mikie Blumenthal Stella Bruce Eliana Campbell Claire Cohen Natalie Emmett Talia Fisher Sydney Goldstein Alexis Kaganas Daniel Kashar Kayla Kosfiszer Eliana Lemeshev Roni Levkovich Danielle Levkovich Rachel Medows Mila Neumark Brenna Norton Noah Raphael Omer Ron Hillary Rothstein Maya Rothstein Natalie Rubin Max Rudelman Sarina Rutner Aaron Schildkraut Noah Stern Caroline Warshauer
34 shabbatot celebrated.
KEHILLA KEDOSHA PROGRAMS • 9/11 MEMORIAL PROGRAM WITH COLLABORATION OF JNF • ROSH HASHANA CARDS WITH BUDDIES • BAKING HONEY CAKES FOR ROSH HASHANA • SHOFAR PROGRAMV WITH MARK KREDITOR • YOM KIPPUR BOOKMARK ACTIVITY • BUDDIES IN THE SUKKAH • 8TH GRADE SLEEPOVER IN THE SUKKAH • SUKKAH SQUARE DANCING • ISRAELI DANCE PROGRAM • VETERANS DAY COMMUNITY SHABBAT PROGRAM • ESCAPE ROOM 8TH GRADE ISRAEL EXPERIENCE WITH THE JEWISH FEDERATION • COMMUNITY SHABBAT DINNER FOR CHANUKAH • COOKING LEVIVOT (POTATO PANCAKES) FOR CHANUKAH • PREK-8TH GRADE ZIMRIYAH “THE BEST OF ISRAEL” • SPECIAL MLK SHABBAT WITH PASTOR THAI • 7TH-8TH GRADE DALLAS HUMAN RIGHTS MUSEUM VISITS-HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY • 2ND GRADE CHAGIGAT HACHUMACH • 1ST GRADE CHAGIGAT HASIDDUR • PURIM CARNIVAL AND MEGILAH READING • MISHLOACH MANOT PACKING FOR SOLDIERS ON PURIM • DEEP QUESTION OF THE WEEK AT SHABBAT JUDAIC STUDIES
CHUMASH SCHOLARS Jonah Goldstein Ethan Margolies MASTERS OF MISHNA Jacob Medows Neve Felder
1,000 challot sent home to our Levine families.
22 B'nai Mitzvot celebrated.
Students raised over $6,000 for for community mitzvah projects.
Ari Weisman Lainey Wren
HEBREW SCHOLARS MOST IMPROVED HEBREW LANGUAGE
• K-8 virtual Yom HaShoa classroom experience • K-8 virtual Yom HaZikaron classroom experience • EC-8th grade Yom Ha’Atzmaut drive thru parade • Shavuot cheesecake making-family virtual experience • 4th grade Aliyah project-time capsule and drive thru diploma ceremony
CLASS OF 2023 Talia Taback Jessica Gold
CLASS OF 2022 Maya Rothstein Mia Blum Jordan Zimmermann
CLASS OF 2021 Eliana Lemeshev Aaron Schildkraut
CLASS OF 2020 Sydney Goldstein Eliana Campbell
SPRING 2020 SPECIAL PROGRAMS
CLASS OF 2020 8TH GRADE DISTINGUISHED AWARDS EXCELLENCE IN ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT Sarah Fradkin EXCELLENCE IN MENSCHLICHKEIT Sara Lipszyc
CLASS OF 2020
Although the end of the year was not what any of us expected or hoped for, this group of 8th grade students remained positive and celebrated an outdoor graduation ceremony we will all remember forever featuring pre-recorded videos made by our students, a video including all graduation speeches, and socially-distant participation from their family members. This year’s graduating class also had the opportunity to leave its mark on the school wall, so their imprint will remain forever a part of our school. The twenty-two members of the Class of 2020 will soon be attending the following high schools: Yavneh Academy of Dallas, Greenhill School, Parish Episcopal School, Shepton High School/PISD, J.J. Pearce High School/RISD, and Science & Engineering Magnet/DISD.
B’NAI MITZVAH FUND DONORS 2019-2020
BELOW IS HOW THE CLASS OF 2020 CHOSE TO DISTRIBUTE THE FUNDS: CLASS OF 2020
THESE DONORS GAVE TO THE FUND FOR THE CLASSES OF 2020, 2021, AND 2022 DURING THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR. Abraham I. Blum Family Fund of the Houston Jewish Community Foundation Lois & Gary Blum Mara Cohen Nicole & Joshua Emmett Sima Feldberg Fidelity Foundation Matching Gifts to Education Program Yanina &Meir Fradkin Pamela & Jonathan Goldminz Devorah & Zachery Goldstein Ashley &Marc Grossfeld Shiri & Robert Gurfinkel Suzanne &Howard Hacker Julie & Gary Haymann Betty & Fred Kenner Lynne & Gary Kirshenbaum Laura Neumark Jodi & Yan Lemeshev Svetlana & Alexander Levkovich Hilary Dzodin-Kaganas & Abraham Lewinsohn Michelle & Bryan Lurie Lynda Mc Innes Medows Family Philanthropic Fund Shaun & Jeremy Medows Marlo &MenachemMichaeli Toby Niger Sandra & Arturo Singer Lori & Adam Stern Dina &WilliamWarshauer Brandy &Mark Wayne Andrea Weisman
VARIOUS CHARITIES IN ISRAEL $900
LEVINE ACADEMY MITZVAH FUND
RETT SYNDROME ORGANIZATION $730
The B’nai Mitzvah Fund has been an incredibly rewarding experience for me. I originally volunteered to help run this fund under the guidance of Wende Weinberg, z"l, starting in 2013. Watching our students recognize the needs in the community and the powerful role they can play in meeting these needs has filled my heart with satisfaction and joy. I hope that as our students move out into the world, they continue to recognize their duty to support others and the contribution they can make in helping those in need. I also hope that parents in upcoming grades will continue to support our children with this very rewarding mitzvah project and thereby honor Wende. - Michelle Lurie, 8th grade parent As a new member of the Levine community, co- chairing the two-year B’nai Mitzvah Fund program allowed me the wonderful opportunity to work with the school administrators on this uplifting project. I had the privilege of meeting my son's peers on their charitable journey which showed their devotion and each of their family's devotion to giving back to the community. Each of them had the opportunity to shine while performing hands-on volunteer projects to grow their inner Mensches! I was honored to take part in this inspirational project, established by the dearly beloved Wende Weinberg, z"l. -Shiri Gilat, 8th grade parent
REFUGEE SERVICES OF TEXAS $496
In 1998, Wende Weinberg, z"l, established a philanthropic fund at Solomon Schechter Academy with the purpose of teaching about charitable giving and decision-making. Students chose to forego Bar/ Bat Mitzvah gifts between classmates in favor of a charitable donation to the fund with the aim of helping us remember others as we celebrate our simchas. Parents and friends made donations to the fund over the course of their middle school years. Monthly meetings were held bringing speakers from different charitable organizations chosen by the students. At the end of the eighth grade year, they made decisions as to how to disburse the money. The fund may be used for both Jewish and non-Jewish organizations, but includes at least 30% Jewish organizations, one of which is always Levine Academy. This structure teaches our students that giving begins at home and expands outward to the broader community. This wonderful tradition has continued over the years and has raised over $100,000 for tzedakah. This year, the program included volunteer work at the North Texas Food Bank, Jewish Family Service food pantry, and a bake sale at the JCC. Students also gave donations of clothing, toiletries and household items to Homeless Veterans Services of Dallas. THE CLASS OF 2020 RAISED $3,912.25 THROUGH THE MITZVAH FUND TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY.
COOL 2 BE KIND $206
JONATHAN'S PLACE $980
LEVINE ACADEMY $600
EARLY CHILDHOOD 21ST CENTURY CLASSROOMS
Thank you Julie &Michael Zimmermann for their matching gift leading the efforts to upgrade all of our Early Childhood classrooms. After our end-of-year 24 hour campaign with huge success and participation from our entire Levine community all of our EC classrooms were upgraded during the summer of 2019.
EC 21ST CENTURY CLASSROOMS CAPITAL CAMPAIGN DONORS
Barbara Carr-Goodman &Herb Goodman Bonnie &Michael Grossfeld Allison & Bryan Grossman Lynne &Mike Guillot Sandy & Alan Haas Simone Haddad Harmel Family Fund Courtney Hensel-Quintana Lauren & Zachary Horn Derek Israelstam Julia & Aaron Kaufman Emily & Larry Kern Marcia & Jaime Kopel Larisa Kraus Amelia & Ari Krupnik Erin & Leeron Laizerovich Elizabeth Lawlor Jodi & Yan Lemeshev Madeleine &Hervey Levin Rabbi Jeremy Litton Emily & Brett Luskey Jan Luskey Larry Luskey Augustus Lyons Megan & Kevin Maldonado Lauren & Seth Margolies Aliyah & Paul Markowitz Sandy & AndrewMarks Shaun & Jeremy Medows Natalie & Scott Mellman Binky & Adrian Meyer Shari & Lewis Meyers Marlo &MenachemMichaeli Suellen Rothschild & John Miller Shauna & Ryan Milstein Sheryl &Howard Mintz Marnie & Andrew Monfried Tina &Marcus Orlowski
Nilly & Ruben Ovadia Mark Mullaney & Jonathan Palant Pamela & Aaron Pinkus Nicole & Jay Post
Anonymous (6) Naomi Handelman-Asoulin & Raz Asoulin-Handelman Stephanie Barta Rebecca & Paul Bashara Alisa & Jordan Beck Heather & David Behr Stacey & Andrew Behrendt Susan &William Behrendt Diana & Bradley Behringer Janet & Robert (z”l) Behringer Tara & Joshua Beliak
Andree & Philip Postel Janine & Charles Pulman Adva & Kfir Rahamim Risha & Steven Reiman
Melissa & Brandon Richardson Jessica & Adam Ringgenberg Rebecca & Jonathan Rosen Nicole & Steven Rosenbaum Teresa & Lance Rosenfield Debbi & Barry Rothschild Lisa & Joshua Rothstein Paige &Neal Rothstein* Einat & Gil Sadka Ilene & Steven Sanders Zara & Zachary Shapiro Jeanie Siegel Laurie & David Sokolsky Marissa & Rob Solls Hadar & Gadi Spiro Shana & Derek Staub Andrea & Brett Steiger Stephanie & Scott Sulzer Amy & Anson Switzer Kelly & Jared Swofford Jennifer & Andrew Tonini Yael & Bar Twito Brandy &Mark Wayne Laura & Benjamin Weinstein Bonnie & Jeffrey Whitman Susan & Steven Wilkofsky Julie & Aharon Yochananov Brittany & Daniel Zeltser Danielle & Joshua Zietz Julie &Michael Zimmermann
Michelle & Douglas Berger Carol-Ann & Bill Bracken Elizabeth & Daniel Bracken Joanne & Gary Croll Shera &Michael Dressman Julie & Jared Drinkwater Amy &Michael DuBois Eden & Tom Elieff Megan & Ilan Fehler Sheryl & Robert Feinberg
EARLY CHILDHOOD GYM UPGRADE We are thrilled that a donation from the Haymann family this year enabled us to upgrade our Early Childhood gym! New LED lights were installed along with a brand new floor and updated décor. The gym is bright and exciting and looks great for our young athletes.
Jacqui & Gavin Felder Erica & Eric Feldman
Fidelity Foundation Matching Gifts to Education Program Debra Weinberger & Steve Files Mollye & Brian Finkelstein Diane &Mark Fleschler Erica & David Foland Shawn &Michael Frank Batya & Aaron Friedman Linda & David Garner Judy Glazer Goldberg Family Foundation Shira &Matthew Goldberg Rachel & Darrin Goldin Pamela & Jonathan Goldminz Devorah & Zachery Goldstein
MAKERSPACE RENOVATION Thank you to Jolene & Avron Levin and their company NorvaNivel for our new, upgraded Makerspace. The Makerspace is an area where our students can create, experiment, and build with hands-on projects and materials. The new Makerspace is outfitted with 21st century furniture that is bright and beautiful as well as practical, creating a beautiful, functional new learning space for our STEM program.
* Indicates a gift made through the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation.
NEW PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES MADE POSSIBLE BY A GENEROUS CONTRIBUTION FROM THE ALTMAN FAMILY FOUNDATION Shelton - Early Signs of Learning Differences and How to Respond Momentous Institute - Reimagined Classrooms: An Intensive Social Emotional Health Workshop Momentous Institute - The Brain and Self-Regulation: What Teachers Need to Know Implementation of Conscious Discipline with Young Students Paradigm Project Pop Up Conference with Dallas Jewish Day Schools JFS - Let’s Talk: Speech & Language Development JFS - When Worry Takes Hold Exploring Play and its Connection to Wonder, Awe & Empathy with Deborah Schein
EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING SUPPORT SPECIALIST The Learning Support Specialist joined our classes, observed the children and provided training for our teachers. The specialist assisted the teachers with classroom management and techniques for specific challenges. The Learning Support Specialist worked closely with school personnel and parents to assess the social and emotional needs of our students. We then made recommendations for interventions and accommodations. With direction from the Learning Support Specialist, Levine Academy hired three additional classroom teachers to help execute the accommodation plans set into motion this school year. Providing a Learning Support Specialist in the classrooms helped support our students and provided ample training and collaboration for our teachers and parents. Thank you Jewish Federation for this important grant.
SCHOLARSHIPS Thank you to the Helen E. Risch Preschool Scholarship Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation for supporting EC Families.
This year, we were lucky to expand our Life Science and Gardening programs with a gardening specialist and new curriculum with our 2’s, 3’s and PreK groups. The new curriculum includes units such as the water cycle, focusing on how important the water cycle is for all living things, and the study of seeds, where we planted and studied various seeds in our outdoor classroom and even tasted some!
• Shabbat Zoom celebrations • Teachers learned how to teach virtually • Cooking classes on Zoom • Specials over Zoom (Music, PE, Library, Hebrew/Jewish Studies, Science, etc.) • Teacher Home Visits
SPRING 2020 DISTANCE LEARNING
L’dor FROM GENERATION V’dor TO GENERATION
Grandparents have always been an important part of our Levine community. This year we have become more included, visible and involved than ever before. We have our own grandparents committee, which meets to suggest and create many more opportunities for involvement. Now you can see us at the special back to school night for grandparents, first Friday of themonth volunteering, special lunch with the grandchildren during the Book Fair, Grandparents and Special Friends Day, and as always, at the school Shabbat celebrations and student performances. We are so happy that the value of Jewish education really does continue L’dor V’dor (from generation to generation) here at Levine. –Emily Kern, Levine Academy Grandparent, Chair of the Grandparent Committee, and Board Member
Pamela Alexander Anonymous (4) Madeleine Appel Janet & Robert (z”l) Behringer Gail & Abraham Boms Renee & Philip Borod Bonnie & Rodger Brown Trudy & Leon Cohen Laura & Joseph Dobrusin Rachel &Michael Emmett Sheryl & Robert Feinberg Sheila & Steven Fenyves Diane &Mark Fleschler Diana & Leon Frid Debbie & David Friedman Sandy &Howard Frysh Linda & David Garner Karen & Trevor Glanger Gerrie & Gerald Gould Bonnie &Michael Grossfeld
Shelly & Richard Guyer Athene &Warren Harmel Linda & Jeffrey Hochster Myrna & Charles Ingham Louise &Norman Jaffe Joan Weltman Veronique &Hylton Jonas Linda & Garry Kahalnik Mitzi & Rick Kahn Sandra Frieden & Bob Kelly Emily & Larry Kern Eileen &Howard Kessner Marcia & Jaime Kopel Carol &Mark Kreditor Eileen & Aaron Kreisler Beverly & Bruce Laves Eileen & Steve Lee Jeanette & Jeffrey Lurie Esther Rafael & Juan Martin Barry D. Mellman
Binky & Adrian Meyer Jana & Robert Milstein Gilda & Edward Norin Marilyn &Harrell Pailet Sandy Phillips Ben Z. Post Debbie & Alan Postel Gloria & Kenneth Price Alla & Gennady Rakovchik Steven Rapfogel Barbara & David Repp Melissa & Darrell Robins Evelyn & Andrew Rosemore Joyce & Joe Rosenfield Mimi & Barry Roth Wendy & Lester Rothschild Marilyn & Stanley Rothstein Elaine &Morris Rutchik Ilene & Steven Sanders Linda & Edward Sands
Jill & Stephen Saravay Heidi & Lawrence Schoenfeld Jeanie Siegel Janet & Stanley Siegel Laurie & David Sokolsky Nancy &Mark Solls Joyce Garber-Sondheimer & Lenny Sondheimer Barbara Spigel Ildiko & Roland Sprague Jacqueline & Lloyd Stahl Lynn & Jay Staub Deborah &Myron Stayman Sheila & Larry Stern Marlene Sternberg Linda & Ted Taback Terry & Lawrence Tobin Miri & Zeev Twito Melinda & Steve Wertheim Susan & Steven Wilkofsky
PEARL SPONSORS Arrow Industries The Ceitlin Family Congregation Anshai Torah Congregation Shearith Israel Kari & David Goldberg Jennifer & Jerald Goldstein Bonnie &Michael Grossfeld Julie & Gary Haymann Veronique & Hylton Jonas
Mahra & Kevin Pailet Stephanie & Dan Prescott
Myra & Stuart Prescott RUBY SPONSOR Ann & Nate Levine SILVER SPONSOR The Schultz Family SAPPHIRE SPONSORS The Beck Family/United Texas Bank
THANK YOU TO OUR LIVE AUCTION & RAFFLE DONORS: Rhonda Adams/PowerKids Sports & Fitness Raz & Naomi Asoulin-Handelman/Diamond Treasures A Taste of the World Catering Amy DuBois/Amy Sue Designs Joanne & Simon Hazan/ ECS Transportation Group Jeffrey Kollinger/The Spice of Life Catering Ani & Pedro Nosnik Kfir & Adva Rahamim/Shira Diamonds John & Keri Schuller
Marcia & Jaime Kopel Jodi & Yan Lemeshev
Yana & Yury Mintskovsky Tina &Marcus Orlowski Marilyn & Stanley Rothstein Risha & Steven Reiman Security Reconnaissance Team/ Earl Portnoy Lynn & Jeffrey Snyder EMERALD SPONSORS Anonymous Bernard and Ruth Levy Philanthropic Fund*
Stacey & Chuck Butler Dot & Basil Haymann Texas Jewish Post ENTERTAINMENT
SPONSOR New Benefits
DIAMOND SPONSORS Robert L. & Cynthia Feldman Philanthropic Fund* Sandy & Andrew Marks Kern and Wilkofsky Families RAFFLE & WINE PULL SPONSOR The Insurance Exchange GOLD SPONSORS Carol & Steve Aaron/Angela Horowitz & Doug French IMAWaldman Carol &Mark Kreditor Principal Financial Agency
Lincoln Financial Group Lauren & Seth Margolies Michelle &Mark Meiches Mutual of Omaha Kathy & Scott Oglesby
TEACHER TICKET SPONSORS
Arrow Industries Stacey & Chuck Butler Eden & Tom Elieff Miriam & Drew Eltis Cynthia & Robert Feldman Eve & Daniel Frid Neil Goldberg Dot & Basil Haymann Derek Israelstam Tara & Daniel Karp
Magen Kauffman & Andres Viroslav Carol &Mark Kreditor Ann & Nate Levine Sandy & Andrew Marks Mahra & Kevin Pailet Principal Financial Agency The Schultz Family UNUM Julie & Aharon Yochananov
Eric Pinker &Michael Hurst Renaissance Life & Health Insurance Company of America Helen & Frank Risch* Mona & David Sterling United Healthcare Andrea & Loren Weinstein
MASQUERADE 40TH ANNIVERSARY GALA
Thank you! Ann & Nate Levine Academy was proud to celebrate this year’s 40th Anniversary Gala, Sunday, March 8, 2020. This year’s gala honored Mahra & Kevin Pailet. The Pailet/Donsky families have been involved with Solomon Schechter/Levine Academy for the last 40 years as strong supporters of our mission. We are proud to have Mahra & Kevin represent their family as we celebrate our school’s 40th year by honoring our past and celebrating our future. The evening was masquerade themed, as we were lucky to be celebrating this event during the week of Purim. The program began with cocktails, silent and live auctions, and a multi-course dinner along with live entertainment. This event raised critical dollars needed to support our core programs, innovative endeavors, provide scholarship dollars, and fund professional development for our educators.
GALA PADDLE CALL DONORS
Rivka & Brad Altman Anonymous (2)
Shiri Gilat & Yigal Elbaz Jacqui & Gavin Felder Lindsay Feldman Shayna & David Feygenson Diane &Mark Fleschler Diane & Toby Gerber Kenneth R. Glaser Judy Glazer Kimberly & Daniel Gold Julie & Sander Gothard Ashley &Marc Grossfeld* Bonnie &Michael Grossfeld
Stephanie Israelstam Veronique & Hylton Jonas Linda & Garry Kahalnik Nancy & Jay Kanter Tara & Daniel Karp Julia & Aaron Kaufman Kerri & Rick Lacher Jodi & Yan Lemeshev Madeleine & Hervey Levin
Shauna & Ryan Milstein* Yana & Yury Mintskovsky Tina &Marcus Orlowski Nilly & Ruben Ovadia Sarah & David Pailet Mahra & Kevin Pailet* Lillian & Jonathan Pinkus* Kendall Quinlan & Prescott Caballero Mazelle &Matthew Prescott Lily &Maor Primo Adva & Kfir Rahamim Lisa Rapfogel Risha & Steven Reiman Melissa & Brandon Richardson Sarah & Chad Rosen
Teresa & Lance Rosenfield Kathleen Ross Einat & Gil Sadka Lori & Adam Stern Hilary & Josh Stern Lisa & Evan Toporek Brandy &Mark Wayne Andrea & Loren Weinstein Beth & Seth Weinstein Jodi Weisblatt Petty & Steven Weiss Julie &Michael Zimmermann Nichole & Steven Zimmermann
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Shiva & Jarrod Beck Janet & Jeffrey Beck Susie & Scott Bender BlueCross BlueShield Melissa & Brian Borovay Anne & Johnathan Brownlee Stacey & Chuck Butler The Clear Option Building Maintenance Lori &Michael A. Cohen Charitable Fund* Tammy & Adam Diamond Julie & Jared Drinkwater Amy &Michael DuBois
Julie & Jay Liberman Emily & Brett Luskey
Sandy & Andrew Marks Karina & Sergio Melendez Natalie & Scott Mellman Keren & Brent Meyer Marlo &MenachemMichaeli Myra & Phil Migicovsky
Julie & Gary Haymann Joanne & Simon Hazan Karlyn & Grant Herlitz
Beverly Bond & Stephen Ingham
* Indicates a gift made through the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation.
ENDOWMENTS A LEGACY OF SUPPORT ENDOWMENT FUNDS General Endowment Fund Helen E. Risch Early Childhood Scholarship Grant Lois Davidson Preschool Fund Nadine T. Iola Torah Study Endowment Trevor Stokol Scholarship Fund Waldman Teacher Excellence Endowment Wende Weinberg Endowment for Jewish Education ENDOWMENT DONORS
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 goal in perpetuity.
HOW IS THE DISTRIBUTION FROM A 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.
NEW IN 2019! Summer@Levine is our newest camp program full of choices and experiences for campers age 6-12. Our amazing camp directors, Helene Berke and Marco Rodriguez, designed weekly camp programs and ran an amazingly successful inaugural summer for this new Levine program. Each week the campers chose an activity in the morning and a different experience in the afternoon. The large variety of options available included art, sports, magic, cooking, robotics, and more! Throughout the week, campers bonded while developing critical thinking skills in STEM electives or burning energy in sports, and Fridays campers went on an experiential field trip around the Metroplex. The goal of Summer@ Levine was to create knowledge and experiences to last a lifetime!
Lisa & Steven Rudner Helen E. Risch Preschool Scholarship Fund* Judy Glazer Ashely &Marc Grossfeld Janet Bucher Beverley & Peter Lewin Betty & Fred Kenner Barbara Carr-Goodman &Herb Goodman Andrea & Loren Weinstein Waldman Teacher Excellence Fund
SHEME SH Camp
WHO MANAGES LEVINE’S ENDOWMENT ASSETS? The Levine Academy endowment funds are managed by the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation (DJCF). The DJCF is a tax- exempt, non-profit with a mission to build permanent endowments, donor-advised, and named funds for the public benefit.
Rabbi Stefan Weinberg Daniel Rothstein Fund
Katty & Julio Rosenstock Carol &Mark Kreditor* Frances & Robert Gardner Lauren & Daniel Rothstein * Indicates a gift made through the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation.
Camp Shemesh emphasized individual growth by providing each child the opportunity to contribute and grow within a group setting. Our amazing camp director, Dana Shidlofsky, personally designed weekly camps for children ages 3 months to rising Kindergartners. We fostered positive feelings and Jewish ideals in a warm and nurturing environment with caring and experienced staff. Campers developed skills through arts and crafts, physical fitness, science, drama, music, cooking and sports. Each week campers explored new activities and developed new abilities while planting seeds of friendship with memories to last a lifetime.
ESTABLISHING AN ENDOWMENT FUND CREATES A PERMANENT LEGACY OF SUPPORT FOR LEVINE.
LEARN MORE AT: http://www.djcf.org
ALL GIVING 2019-2020
Karen &Marcos Hazan- Cohen Karen & Stephen Heller Brettne & Andrew Hemley Courtney Hensel-Quintana Deborah & Jonathan Herskovitz Bertta & Scott Herstein Kathryn & Selwyn Hill Jacqueline B. and Michael G. Hoffman Charitable Fund Lauren & Zachary Horn Kari Bernstein-Horne & Neal Horne Margaret Hunley Brandi & Graham Hunter Katherine Veeder &Michael Hutshneker Myrna & Charles Ingham Sara & Steven Itskovich Victoria Jackson & Grant Stowell Louise & Norman Jaffe Jenna & Elan Kahalnik Mitzi & Rick Kahn Valerie & Efrain Karchmer Pamela & Robert Karpel Anna & Alexander Katzman Julia & Aaron Kaufman Marcia & Seth Kaufman Barbara & Colin Kawalsky Sandra Frieden & Bob Kelly Julie & Joshua Kern Eileen & Howard Kessner CasSandra &Mason Kessner Frieda & Edward Jackie & Dustin Kirkendall Lynne & Gary Kirshenbaum Irina &Michael Kleyman Rabbi Ana Bonnheim & Rabbi Asher Knight Ilene & Don Knubowitz Jennifer & Randall Kramen Khalameizer Jane Kinney Leslie & Larry Krasner/ Leslie and Larry Krasner Philanthropic Fund* Sara & Jeremy Kraus Liza & Gil Krengel Diana & Gregory Krevo Louise & Barry Krieger Amelia & Ari Krupnik Avivit &Moshe Ksabi Theresa & Jeffrey Kurz Beverly & Bruce Laves Anita & Renno Lawless- Felarca Jane Leader Madeleine & Hervey Levin Levine Academy Class of 2022 Svetlana & Alexander Levkovich Alyce & Doug Levy
Beverley & Peter Lewin Hilary Dzodin-Kaganas & Abraham Lewinsohn Julie & Jay Liberman Wendy & Stephen Lieman Jeanette & Jeffrey Lurie Augustus Lyons Esther Rafael & Juan Martin Lynda Mc Innes Karina & Sergio Melendez Barry D. Mellman Shelly & Edward Mendelson Gillian Menter Binky & Adrian Meyer Barbara & Paul Mohl Marnie & Andrew Monfried Irit & Rabbi David Moyal Laura Neumark Toby Niger Jennifer & George Nissan Gilda & Edward Norin Becky Nurko Rachelle & Garry Okowita Margot Okowita Deborah Outhavong Kenneth Pailet Sandy Phillips Ben Z. Post Nicole & Jay Post Debbie & Alan Postel PowerKids Sports and Fitness Lauri & Irving Prengler Kendall Quinlan & Prescott Caballero Stephanie & Daniel Prescott Myra & Stuart Prescott Gloria & Kenneth Price Janine & Charles Pulman Alla & Gennady Rakovchik Steven Rapfogel Melissa &Michael Reiman Maureen Reister Barbara & David Repp Jolene Risch Marco Rodriguez Shani & Jeff Romick Dana Rose
Heidi & Lawrence Schoenfeld Kathryn & Andrew Schultz Lauren & Brad Schweig Zara & Zachary Shapiro Dana &Mark Shidlofsky Martha Shnider Susan & Joe Shniderman
Jamie &William Eisenberg Miriam & Drew Eltis Rachel &Michael Emmett Leah & David Engelberg Daphna & Asaf Epstein Dia & Barry Epstein Merav & Eyal Even Samantha & Tom Fairman Megan & Ilan Fehler Michelle Feinberg Sima Feldberg Daniel Feldman Erica & Eric Feldman Sheila & Steven Fenyves Shayna & David Feygenson Debra Weinberger & Steve Files Linda Fisch Whitney & Jonathan Fleschler Diane &Mark Fleschler Yanina &Meir Fradkin Shawn &Michael Frank Dana Freed Mary & Yair Frenkel Batya & Aaron Friedman Debbie & David Friedman Rachel & David Friedman Regina & Aaron Frydman Sandy & Howard Frysh Barbra & Allan Furman Mica & Gabriel Glaun Julia & James Gebhart Joanie S. Geffen Diane & Toby Gerber Lisa & Philip Gerstenfeld Gift of Giving Fund* Karen & Trevor Glanger
UP TO $499 Arona & Robert Ackermann Rhonda Adams Pamela Alexander The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Orit & Yaniv Amsellem Anonymous (16) Madeleine Appel AT&T Aviva & Gabriel Austein Stephanie Barta Sol and Estelle Barzune Endowment Fund* Rebecca & Paul Bashara
Philanthropic Fund* Helen E. Risch Preschool Scholarship Fund* Sarah & Chad Rosen Lauren & Daniel Rothstein/ Daniel Rothstein Fund* Marilyn & Stanley Rothstein/Marilyn and Stanley Rothstein Fund* Paige & Neal Rothstein/ Neal and Paige Rothstein Philanthropic Fund* Ilene & Steven Sanders Security Reconnaissance Team, Inc. Snyder Family Foundation, Inc. Laurie & David Sokolsky Nancy &Mark Solls
Neiman Marcus Group Associate Giving Program Kathy & Scott Oglesby Melanie & Eric Pinker Lisa Rapfogel Renaissance Life & Health Insurance Company of America Melissa & Brandon Richardson Staci & Paul Rubin The Ike and Fanny Sablosky Foundation Einat & Gil Sadka Karen & Jonathan Schildkraut Barbara Spigel Sara &Marcus Stavchansky Mona & David Sterling Kimberlee & Brett Strumwasser Samantha Lauren Sweet Scholarship Fund* Yuliya Berman & Aharon Tarnavsky Texas Instruments UBS United Healthcare Andrea & Loren Weinstein/ Andrea and Loren Weinstein Philanthropic Fund* Beth & Seth Weinstein Brittany & Daniel Zeltser $500 - $999 Rivka & Brad Altman Anonymous (4) Naomi Handelman-Asoulin & Raz Asoulin-Handelman Michelle & Douglas Berger Andrea & Jeffrey Berkowitz BlueCross BlueShield Melissa & Brian Borovay
Debra & Erman Hensel Linda & Jeffrey Hochster Priscilla & Bryan Hoffman Derek Israelstam Linda & Garry Kahalnik Farra Kahalnik-Cohen & Michael Cohen Ann Kahn Jennifer &Mark Kashar Rick and Kerri Lacher Philanthropic Fund Eileen & Steve Lee Jolene & Avron Levin Levine Class of 2020 Rabbi Jeremy Litton Elaine &Michael Lowenkron Emily & Brett Luskey Myra & Phil Migicovsky MLB Properties, Inc. Nilly & Ruben Ovadia Marilyn & Harrell Pailet Lillian & Jonathan Pinkus/ Lillian and Jon Pinkus Philanthropic Fund II* Andree & Philip Postel Mazelle &Matthew Prescott Lily &Maor Primo Adva & Kfir Rahamim Jessica & Adam Ringgenberg Rachel Ringler & Seth Siegel Melissa & Darrell Robins Teresa & Lance Rosenfield Kathleen Ross Ortal & Gilad Rubinsky Deborah & Jeffrey Shenkman Rochelle &Mike Stahl Shauna & Derek Staub Lynn & Jay Staub Andrea & Brett Steiger Hilary & Josh Stern Ariane &Matthew Stern Todd Sternberg Barbara & Arnold Stokol Tolleson Wealth Management Yael & Bar Twito Waldman Teacher Excellence Fund Petty & Steven Weiss Melinda and Steve Wertheim Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta Sara & Andrew Zimmermann
Michelle & Bryan Lurie Shaun & Jeremy Medows/ The Medows Family Philanthropic Fund Marlo &MenachemMichaeli Shauna & Ryan Milstein/ Milstein Family Charitable Fund* New Benefits Tina &Marcus Orlowski Mahra & Kevin Pailet/The Mahra and Kevin Pailet Philanthropic Fund* Janis & Allan Peiser Stephanie & David Portnoy Jenalee & Lee Raphael Risha & Steven Reiman Lilach & Amichai Ron The Sardas Family Foundation Lauren & Joe Savariego Science Teachers Association of Texas Brandy &Mark Wayne Susan & Steven Wilkofsky Julie & Aharon Yochananov $1,800 - $3,599 AmlonResourcesGroup,LLC Anonymous (2)
$36,000 OR MORE Anonymous Dot & Basil Haymann Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas Ann & Nate Levine Keren & Brent Meyer $18,000 - $35,999 Anonymous (2) Janet & Robert (z”l) Behringer Stacey & Chuck Butler Gabriela & Sean Dalfen Marsh &McLennan Companies Yana & Yury Mintskovsky Sylvan T. Baer Fund $10,000 - $17,999 Carol &Mark Kreditor/The Mark and Carol Kreditor Philanthropic Fund* Jodi & Yan Lemeshev Sandy & Andrew Marks Katty & Julio Rosenstock Howard Schultz/Leslie and Howard Schultz Philanthropic Fund* Jeanie Siegel $3,600 - $9,999 Anonymous (1) Bank of America Charitable Foundation Janet & Jeffrey Beck Jaime &Michael Cohen Eden & Tom Elieff The Robert L. and Cynthia Feldman Philanthropic Fund* Randall and Lisa Fleisher Philanthropic Fund 2* Kimberly & Daniel Gold Ellen & Jack Fishpaw/ Goldberg Family Foundation Kari & David Goldberg/Kari and David Goldberg Family Philanthropic Fund* Jennifer & Jerald Goldstein Ashley &Marc Grossfeld/ Ashley and Marc Grossfeld Philanthropic Fund* Bonnie &Michael Grossfeld/ Bonnie and Michael Grossfeld Philanthropic Fund* Julie & Gary Haymann Higher Standards Home Health Veronique & Hylton Jonas Tara & Daniel Karp Marcia & Jaime Kopel Krause Zahler Family Fund*
Ruthie & Alan Shor Leora & Larry Short
Fredell & Allan Shulkin Janet & Stanley Siegel Peta-Ann & Gary Silansky Marissa & Rob Solls Joyce Garber-Sondheimer & Lenny Sondheimer Tamara & Leo Speckman Hadar & Gadi Spiro Yvette & Doug Stayman Deborah &Myron Stayman Hillary & Kevin Steinberg Karla & Lawrence Steinberg Arthur Stern Sheila & Larry Stern Carrie Sternberg Marlene Sternberg Stephanie & Scott Sulzer Jennifer & Rabbi Ari Sunshine Ilana & Jonathan Swerin Kelly & Jared Swofford Mia &Michael Taback Linda & Ted Taback Ilana &Mehrdad Tabaria Elit & Zach Tamir Monica & Eduardo Tanur Temple Emanu-El Terry & Lawrence Tobin Jennifer & Andrew Tonini Lisa & Evan Toporek Barbara & Norman Towbin Felicia Traub Miri & Zeev Twito Smadar & Uzi Tzur Betty & Steve Ungerman UNUM Magen Kauffman & Andres Viroslav Jackie & Stephen Waldman Dina &WilliamWarshauer Jodi Weisblatt Seth Weisblatt Andrea Weisman Joan Weltman Jody & Jeffry Wender Kate Williams Kimberly & Kirk Wilson Susie & Ellis Wolbe Alix & Greg Wren Odeya & Carmel Zach Madalyn & Bobby Zimmermann
Alisa & Jordan Beck Shiva & Jarrod Beck
Heather & David Behr Susie & Scott Bender Helene Berke Abraham I. Blum Family Fund of the Houston Jewish Community Foundation Gail & Abraham Boms Renee & Philip Borod Gayle & Jeffrey Borovay Elizabeth & Daniel and Bracken Jessica Driscoll &Michael Brown Sarah &Mitchell Brown Bonnie & Rodger Brown Yafit & Rami Buaron Janet Bucher Sabrina & Kevin Burck Sandra & Allan Cantor Yana & Richard Charney Judi Chisdes Talia Weltman-Cisneros & G. Andres Cisneros The Clear Option Building Maintenance Linda & David Clorfeine Trudy & Leon Cohen Lori and Michael A. Cohen Charitable Fund* Mara Cohen Shelley &Mark Cohen The Ben and Molly Cohn Memorial Library Fund* Louise & Brandon Crain Wendy Cramer Pauline Cynkus Lois &Malcolm Davidson Sarah & Ethan Davis Shelly & Jeffrey Derdiger Development Corporation for Israel Dollars for Denim Barbara &Michael Donsky Stephanie &Michael Dubner
Stahl Family Fund Lori & Adam Stern
Amy & Anson Switzer Rabbi Stefan Weinberg Laura & Benjamin Weinstein/Weinstein Family Philanthropic Fund* Julie & Ian Wilkofsky Nichole & Steven Zimmermann $1,000 - $1,799 Anonymous (3) Stacey & Andrew Behrendt Karen & Andrew Cohen Tammy & Adam Diamond Julie & Jared Drinkwater Nicole & Joshua Emmett Lindsay Feldman Becki & Brad Fleury Peter Fonberg Eve & Daniel Frid Shelly & Richard Guyer David and Lorraine Hoppenstein Philanthropic Fund* Beverly Bond & Stephen Ingham Stephanie Israelstam Nancy & Jay Kanter Rachel Katav & Tomer Lankri Eileen & Aaron Kreisler Liz Lawlor The Bernard and Ruth Levy Philanthropic Fund* Lincoln Financial Group Marilyn &Michael Rutner/ Marilyn and Michael Rutner Philanthropic Fund Michelle &Mark Meiches Jana & Robert Milstein Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company
The Arrow Industries Philanthropic Fund* Suzanne Azoulay
Diana & Bradley Behringer Andrea & Jonathan Blum Anne & Johnathan Brownlee Kari & Jay Ceitlin Congregation Anshai Torah Congregation Shearith Israel Jacqui & Gavin Felder Fidelity Foundation Matching Gifts to Education Program Sarah &Michael Fisher Erica & David Foland Michelle & Ran Friedman Joanne & Simon Hazan Angela Horowitz & Doug French The Insurance Exchange Nancy & Solomon Israel Emily & Larry Kern Betty & Fred Kenner/Dayton Foundation Depository, Inc. Eve Guth & Edward Livingston Lauren & Seth Margolies/ Margolies Charitable Fund Natalie & Scott Mellman Sarah & David Pailet Principal The Frank and Helen Risch
Laurie & Dan Goetz Elina & Boris Gokh Ellen & Arthur Gold Nadine Gold
Tobe & Arlin Goldberg/ Goldberg Family Giving Fund Lisa & Neil Goldberg Jennifer & Yehuda Goldman Pamela & Jonathan Goldminz Sarah & Brett Golman Barbara Carr-Goodman & Herb Goodman The Lois W. Gordon Philanthropic Fund* Julie & Sander Gothard Susan & Timothy Gottleber Gerrie & Gerald Gould Gayle & Fred Grinnell Muriel Gross Shiri & Robert Gurfinkel Sandy & Alan Haas Suzanne & Howard Hacker Simone Haddad Debbie & Earl Harris
Cathy & Joel Brook Elise & Bob Cohen
Joanna & Brendan Cohen Laura & Joseph Dobrusin Sandy & Howard Donsky Sheryl & Robert Feinberg Rachel & George Ferguson Diana & Leon Frid Frances & Robert Gardner Linda & David Garner Kenneth R. Glaser Judy Glazer Rachel & Darrin Goldin Devorah&ZacheryGoldstein Allison & Bryan Grossman Anne & Dan Harlow Athene &Warren Harmel/ Harmel Family Fund
Andrew and Evelyn Rosemore Charitable Foundation
Rebecca & Jonathan Rosen Tema &Marty Rosenbaum Nicole & Steven Rosenbaum Joyce & Joe Rosenfield Jen Roslund Mimi & Barry Roth Wendy & Lester Rothschild Lisa & Steven Rudner Elaine &Morris Rutchik Sury & David Sacher Beverly & Jackson Salasky
Amy &Michael DuBois Baila & Rabbi Mendel Dubrawsky Isabel &Milton Dzodin
Linda & Edward Sands Jill & Stephen Saravay
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