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2014 Annual Report

ripples across time,
building momentum as it grows,
increasing the impact of your tzedakah.

A Message from Our

Chair & President
We enter our new fiscal year proud of recent successes,
excited about the opportunities and challenges that the
new year will bring, but saddened by the conflict that
threatens our Israeli family and resolved to stand with
them in every way that we can.
As we begin our year, Israel is once again engaged in
a defensive struggle to protect itself from the barrage
of missiles fired by Hamas. While we hope and pray
for peace, we are thankful for our communitys show
of unity through the Federations Israel Under Fire
campaign. Contributions to this campaign are providing for the social service needs of many Israelis the
elderly, the young and those most at risk. Those who
have been traumatized by terror may now receive the
necessary counseling thanks to our help.
Coordination and support of efforts like this is what
we expect from our Federation. Federation is the go
to organization in times of crisis. It is quite literally
the home for our efforts to help Jews in Columbus
and around the world. During the recent crisis we
held rallies, we provided ongoing information to both
the Jewish and general communities about unfolding
events, and we kept track of all our children and teens
in Israel on summer programs. The supportive strength
of Federation is something our Community depends
Over the last twelve months, we focused not only on
the present but also on the future. We completed and
reported on the 2013 Portrait of Jewish Columbus. Our
Community is strong, young and diverse. We stretch
from strong and stable traditional areas in Bexley,
Berwick and Eastmoor, to growing and dynamic areas
of New Albany, Gahanna, Worthington and Dublin. Our
Community has grown in strength and numbers in the

Michael Canter
Federation Chair

Downtown/University region, where there are exciting

programs being developed to appeal to our younger
We know that we have many challenges and opportunities. It is expensive to live Jewishly. We are working
to help address this issue. As our Community changes
we must strive to engage those who are part of interfaith households and those who define themselves in
less traditional ways. And we must address the needs
of the Holocaust survivors living amongst us. Many of
them are living in poverty and it is our obligation to
ensure that these survivors of the Shoah live out their
lives in dignity.
The results of the study have led to the establishment
of five working groups, each focused on a different
area of identified need in our Community. Each working group will present its recommendations to help our
Community develop priorities and programs to meet
these and other needs. We anticipate completing that
work in the coming year.
While we have challenges, we believe our future is
bright. This years Board has many new members who
bring great talent and energy to the tasks that lie
ahead. We are confident that we will achieve our $7.0
million campaign goal with help from all of you.
It is an exciting time for Federation. We are proud to
help our Community fulfill its vision of being a
thriving Jewish community at the forefront of the
next renaissance in Jewish life.
Thanks to each of you for your support as we move
forward together and may the Federation Effect
resonate with all of us.

Gordon Hecker
Federation President & CEO

Columbus Jewish Community Vision

To be a thriving Jewish community at the
forefront of the next renaissance in Jewish life
The Jewish Federation is committed to leading the Jewish
community to achieve this vision by focusing on three areas:

Connecting the
Jewish Community

Advocating for
Jewish Causes

Ensuring our
Jewish Future

Raise funds to guarantee a

community safety net

Build local relationships

and educate on key issues

Identify, educate and

inspire leaders

Drive cross organizational


Strengthen ties to Israel and

overseas Jewish communities

Increase focus on NextGen

and young families

Build alignment on
community priorities

Mobilize community
when action is required

Reinforce outreach to
underserved constituencies

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Our Beginnings
A small community of 21 Jews whose first minyan was in 1851

Our Community Has Become
A thriving Jewish community with 25,500 Jews, 8 synagogues, 9 partner agencies and ranked 25th of 525
Jewish Communities throughout North America.

A Leadership community creating transformative programs known around the world:

The Florence Melton Adult Mini-School 60 cities, 4 continents, 5,500 students weekly

The Wexner Foundation Leadership Development Program for lay leaders, Jewish Communal
Professionals and Israeli public officials
Wexner Heritage Program -1,788 alumni, 121 current Members
Wexner Graduate Program - 391 alumni, 83 current Fellows
Wexner Israel Program - 213 alumni, 7 current Fellows

The Schottenstein Talmud is an English translation of the Talmud that is

studied around the world

The Melton Center for Jewish Studies at OSU the oldest in the country

Some Interesting Facts about Jewish Columbus

242 Holocaust Survivors live in Columbus

500 seniors served everyday by WHV
500 preschoolers at our JCC sites
305 students receiving Jewish day school education
817 religious school students
Zusman Hospice one of the first residential Jewish hospices in North America
More than 3,000 Synagogue members
500+ students have participated in an Israel Experience since 2005
Hundreds of Jewish students celebrate Judaism at OSU Hillel
Jewish Family Services one of the few in the country recognized for its comprehensive family/mental
health counseling & career services programs
Columbus Jewish Foundation managing over $100 million in assets
150 Young Russians ages 25-40
Partnership 2Gether Columbus and Kfar Saba is recognized as one of the best partnerships nationally
Chabad innovative programs for special needs populations
Kollel a community resource for Jewish learning
PJ Library provides free books with Jewish themes to 615 children and their families every month

Our Aspirations
In our community, we will:
Ensure no Jew goes hungry or homeless
Provide opportunities for meaningful Jewish engagement
Make Jewish life affordable
Commit ourselves to Israel and World Jewry

We Will Achieve Our Aspirations TOGETHER

Through the Federation Effect
Your donation, no matter the amount, creates a ripple of positive outcomes with our programs and partner
agencies. That effect, The Federation Effect, forms an ever-expanding ring encompassing a child, a college student, an ailing senior, a family, or a desperate Jewish community elsewhere in the world to bring about positive
change in their lives.
They, in return, become part of the ripple that brings stability and sustainability for our future, right here in Columbus. Help us help others; the ring will eventually reach you in ways you cant predict. That is The Federation
Cast your pebble, bring about change.

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Programs Supported by the Jewish Federation of Columbus

2014 Funds Raised: $6,800,000

approximately 14% of total used to cover administration and campaign expenses

Total Allocable Funds: $4,492,500

 onnecting our Jewish Community


Advocating for Jewish Causes


Ensuring our Jewish Future


Aid for At-risk Individuals and Families

Bonei Mishpachot
Career and Workforce Development Services
Case Management for Holocaust Survivors
Case Management for Seniors
Community Planning
Cultural Competency for Holocaust Survivors
Domestic Violence Prevention
Jewish Indigent Burial
Leahs List
Nursing Care for Seniors
Repairs to Community-Owned Buildings
Senior Life Enhancement Programs
Social Services for Seniors
Transportation for Seniors

After School Care for At-Risk

Children in Kfar Saba, Israel
Ben Shemen Youth Village

for Orphaned Children
Birthright Israel and Masa Programs
Columbus-Israel Partnership Programs
Holocaust Education
Humanitarian Needs in Israel and

Overseas Jewish Communities
Hunger Relief in Former Soviet Union
Israel Action Network
Israel Advocacy on Campus
Israel Department
Jewish Community Relations Committee
Mission to Israel
Ohio Jewish Communities
OSU-Hillel Israel Fellow
Shaliach Program
Support Services for At-Risk Israeli Youth

Columbus Jewish Historical Society
Friendship Circle
Growing Jewish Columbus
Jewish Afterschool Programs
Jewish Day Camp Programming
Jewish Day Camp Scholarships
Jewish Day Schools
Jewish Overnight Camp Grants
Jewish Preschool Programming
Jewish Preschool Scholarships
Leadership Development Programs
Melton Mini School
Moishe House
Outreach to NE/NW Columbus
PJ Library
Professional Development for Educators
Programming and Religious Services

for Jewish Students at OSU
Supplemental Jewish Education
Special Needs Inclusion


2014-15 Allocated Spending

Connecting the
Jewish Community
Advocating for
Jewish Causes

Ensuring our Jewish Future

Connecting the Jewish Community


Advocating for Jewish Causes


Ensuring our Jewish Future


Strengthen Ties to Israel and Overseas


Jewish Education & Identity


Guarantee Community Safety Net


JFNA National Support

Leadership Development & Atid


Capital R&R

Build Local Relationships

and Educate on Key Issues

Senior Services



Outreach to Underserved Constituencies


Drive Cross Organizational Collaboration


Jewish Supplemental Education


Build Alignment on Community Priorities


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reaches all corners of life...

Engaging Young Jews

Working toward a Safer Future

Caring for Other Jews

Federation makes it possible

for many of our children and
young adults to experience
positive educational experiences that lead to a lifetime
of living Jewishly. Whether
its through Preschool or Day
School subsidies for more than
800 kids this year or the nearly
1,000 college students who
find their Jewish home away
from home at Hillel, your gift
through Federation helps
engage young Jews.

Federation advocates for Jews

locally and internationally. We
make it possible for local
community members to get
to build relationships with our
brothers and sisters in Kfar
Saba. We advocate for Israel
through Yom HaShoah, Yom
HaZikaron and Yom HaAzmaut
events. And through our Jewish
Community Relations Council
(JCRC), we deal with antiJewish school curricula, unfavorable and inaccurate press
and we lobby our government
on issues of communal importance. Federation also works
directly with Homeland
Security, police and security
experts to bring best-in-class
preparations and training to
our Jewish community.

We are fortunate to have

amazing local agencies that
proactively support the needs
of so many people in our
community. Our largest
partners: the Columbus
Jewish Foundation, the Jewish
Community Center, Jewish
Family Services, Hillel and
Wexner Heritage Village
understand the needs in the
community and effectively
address them with our help.
Whether it is the Bonei
Mishpachot Program at
Jewish Family Services that
helps people get jobs, or the
Jewish Community Center
ensuring seniors get hot meals,
or the Foundation providing
scrip to help the neediest, or
Hillel providing a home away
from home for young adults,
or Wexner Heritage Village
enabling seniors to live
independently for as long as
possible, our Federation is
proud to support all these vital
programs and agencies.


Developing Community

Supporting Israel

Meeting the Needs of

Our Holocaust Survivors

The Federation teamed with

The Wexner Foundation and the
Columbus Jewish Foundation
to take an in-depth look at the
Columbus Jewish community,
to help us measure how the
community is achieving its
vision of being a thriving
community at the forefront
of the next renaissance in
Jewish life.

Support for Israel can take

many forms. Here in Columbus,
we know how important it is to
bring a bit of Israel to Columbus. Our relationship with Kfar
Saba is one of the strongest in
the Federation system.

We know there are 242

Holocaust Survivors living in
Columbus. The average age is
87 years old. One day soon we
will no longer have the
opportunity to be with them.
In the meantime, too many
of them are living in poverty.
Some are on waiting lists to get
assistance with the most basic
human needs shelter, food,
and healthcare.

There are challenges and

opportunities that this study
called The 2013 Portrait of
Jewish Columbus has brought
to light. The findings are
helping us understand the
makeup of our community, as
well as the opportunities that
exist for improvement. We
expect this report will be used
by synagogues and agencies
to prioritize services, improve
outreach efforts and recalibrate
organizational goals.

Columbus also has a wonderful emissary program with our

community shlichim. What
better way to learn about Israel
than by forming relationships
with Israelis. Our shlichim are
quite active across our community including our preschools
and day schools.
The Israel Under Fire rally in
July is another example of
support for Israel. Federation
gathered more than 500 community members to demonstrate solidarity for Israel during
the most recent missile attacks.
People from all walks of life and
from all sorts of religious backgrounds stood with us.

Beginning this year and

continuing into next year,
federal and state resources
are being reduced, leaving
our remaining Survivors with
even less to meet their most
basic needs. Federation has
launched a supplemental fund
with a goal of raising $410,000
for this year alone to close the

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Vital Element

Hundreds of young
adults engage in
Jewish programming

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615 kids receive

PJ Library books


519 individuals
gain employment


500 seniors
daily at WHV

817 students attend

Synagogue religious


305 kids
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50 children attend
Jewish camps



200 young people

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500 attend
JCC pre-schools
242 Holocaust Survivors
live in dignity

Hundreds of OSU
students celebrate
Judaism at Hillel

Thousands of Jews in
Israel and Overseas

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2014 Federation Roll of Honor

The Jewish Federation of Columbus would like to thank
all of those who contributed to the Community Campaign.
Our Federation is an organization steeped in the
centuries-old tradition of tzedakah and is the means
through which members of our community express their
deep traditional responsibility toward each other. All
Jews are responsible for one another.
The list below honors contributions to the 2014 Jewish

Leadership Roundtable
($1,000,000 and above)
Leslie and Abigail Wexner
International Leadership
($250,000 to $999,999)
Jay, Jeanie, Jeffrey, Joey,
Lindsay and Jonathan
Prime Ministers Council
($100,000 to $249,999)
Judy & Merom Brachman
Lavea Brachman
& Andrew Smith
Ari and Ann Deshe
Susan & Jon Diamond,
Jillian, Joshua and Jacob
Geraldine Schottenstein
Steven & Rhonda Schottenstein
Bruce & Joy Soll
Michael and Arlene Weiss
Miriam & Bernard Yenkin
Leslie Yenkin &
Jonathan Petuchowski
King David Society
($25,000 to $99,999)
George Barrett &
Deborah Neimeth
Diane Chang and Patrick Wiesel
Columbus Jewish Foundation
Marjie and Jeff Coopersmith
Samuel and Gigi Fried
Alfred and Marcia Friedman
Herb and DeeDee Glimcher
Michael and Denise Glimcher
Gordon and Donna Hecker
Huntington National Bank
Linda and Frank Kass
Key Foundation
Lewin Family/Hamilton
Parker Company
Adam and Stephanie Lewin
Elaine Lewin
Andy and Carrie Madison
Craig and Connie Tuckerman
Limited Brands Foundation
Thomas and Nancy Lurie
Charles Schottenstein
Frances Schottenstein
Lori Schottenstein
Robert H. Schottenstein &
Jeri Block
Charles and Joyce Shenk


Wasserstrom Foundation
Rob and Laura Daugherty
Alan Wasserstrom
Bertha Wasserstrom zl
Brad Wasserstrom
Bruce Wasserstrom
Daina Wasserstrom
Donna Wasserstrom
Jennifer and Eric Wasserstrom
Julie Wasserstrom
Reid and Fran Wasserstrom
Rodney Wasserstrom
Alan and Bobbie Weiler
Major Gifts
($10,000 to $24,999)
Jamie & Steve Allen
Sam Baker
Ronald & Ruth Ann Blank
Elliot & Marjorie Davidoff
Jonathan & Lori Ann Feibel
Steven and Patricia Gabbe
Allene Gilman Charitable Trust
Jason Goldberg
Michael and Anita Goldberg
Arnold Good and Lisa Newmark
Elliott and Pat Grayson
Michael and Joyce Hallet
Robert and Marcia Hershfield
Kirk and Vicki Hilbrands
Melissa and Jonathan Kass
Brett and Katie Kaufman
David and Katherine Kornberg
Bruce and Sherri Lazear
Renee Levine
Frances Luckoff
Kurt and Leslie Malkoff
David and Bonnie Milenthal
Rick and Karen Milenthal
Neil and Karen Moss
Stephen and Lynda Nacht
Paul and Lauren Rackoff
Linda Robins
Betty Schiff
Michael and Patricia Schiff
Scott Schiff
Gary and Terri Schottenstein
James Schwartz
Miriam Schwartz zl and Family
Aaron and Rebecca Shocket
Arthur and Ellen Pollack
Raymond and Beth Silverstein
Ezra and Skipper Singer
Ernest and Aurelia Stern
Joan Wallick
James and Nancy Wasserstrom
Richard Wasserstrom
Janice and Herbert Wolman
Gordon Zacks zl

Federation of Columbus Community Campaign who have

permitted us to include their names.
In addition to those listed, there were contributors who
requested that their names not be published. The list
includes all commitments made prior to August 1, 2014.
We have honored all requests to the best of our ability
and regret any errors we have inadvertently made.

King Solomon Society ($5,000

to $9,999)
Irving and Marcia Baker
Robert Book
Michael and Vicki Canter
Cantor Jack Chomsky
and Susan Gellman
Stuart and Marilyn Cole
Congregation Beth Messiah
Frederick and Holly Davidorf
James and Babette Feibel
Carol and Jeffrey Folkerth
Tod and Cheri Friedman
Irwin and Bebe Gilbert
Ellen Glimcher
Marjorie and Eli Goldach
Michael and Joy Gonsiorowski
David and Heather Goodman
Jeffrey Gould
June K. Gutterman
and Arlene Richman
Barry and Shelly Igdaloff
Gerald and Francine Jacobs
Cheryl and Jackie Jacobs
Marvin and Susan Katz
Robert and Clemy Keidan
Hal Keller & Laurie Kaps-Keller
James Klein
Jim and Wendy Klein
Lev and Lidia Kucherski
Milton and Marcy Leeman
Skip and Mary Ann Loeb
Alan and Ruth Longert
Marcy Ruben Margolis
and Family
Larry Moses and
Susan Steinman
Lynda Nacht
Joel and Julie Politi
Matthew and Karen Romanoff
David and Gayle Rosen
Wesley and Ina Sue Rosenthal
Harlan Ruben and Family
Laurence Ruben and Family
Florine C. Ruben
Barbara Sanderow
Michael and Liz Schaeffer
Carl and Susie Seletz
Robert Shalwitz and
Paula Krasnoff
Lee Smith
Sanford and Nanette Solomon
Judith and Gerald Swedlow
Dennis and Fahn Tishkoff
Robert and Missy Weiler
Philip and Julie Weinerman
Jon and Pamela Young
Rabbi Misha Zinkow and
Rabbi Elka Abrahamson

Leonore Zusman and

Larry Zusman zl
Vanguard ($2,500 to $4,999)
Joel and Jody Altschule
Irwin and Beverly Bain
Miriam Benstein and
Brian Daroe
Seth and Jennifer Cammeyer
Dan and Leslie Chase
Gary and Margey Cheses
Arthur and Betty Davidson
Stanley and Cheryl Dritz
Stanton and Bette Feerer
Daniel and Patricia Finkelman
Charles and Linda Freidenberg
Edward and Lily Friedman
Roger and Marilyn Friedman
Lawrence and Marilyn Gill
Corey and Lisa Goldsand
Preston and Stephanie Gurwin
Robert and Sunnie Hallet
Steve and Karen Heiser
Steve and Sheila Hirsch
Seth and Leslie Hoffman
Benjamin and Lisa Horn
Martin and Suzanne Jacobs
Ira and Debora Kane
Marvin and Helga Kaplan
Brian and Tammy Katz
Ron and Renee Kauffman
Joseph Kohane and
Amy Shevrin
Mark and Jane Landon
Brian and Stephanie Leader
Brian and Jennifer Lee
Bary and Roni Leeman
Mike and Heidi Levey
Alan Levine
Judith Levine
Richard and Dana Levine
Elliott Luckoff
Manfred and Rose Luttinger
Jackie and Dan Marowitz
Nancy and Bruce Meyer
Tearle and Nancy Meyer
Jeffrey and Valerie Milgrom
Alan and Robin Parks
Hannah and Howard Pirwitz
Patti and Sid Price
Mark Rinkov
Malcolm and Jo Robbins
Daniel Robins
Gary and Ellen Rogers
Daniel and Nancy Rosen
Mildred Rosenberger
Marty and Debby Rosenthal
Stuart and Susie Schilling
Michael and Ginny Schlonsky

2014 Federation Roll of Honor

Ira and Pamela Sharfin
Robert and Elinor Shook
Donald and Helene Simon
Edward and Maitzie Stan
Dee-Dee and David Stein
Seyman and Sadie Stern
Colleen and Roger Sugarman
Kenneth and Nancy Supowit
Michael and Barbara Taxier
Jeffrey and Bethanne Tilson
Brian and Audrey Tuckerman
Steven and Mary Weiler
Bob and Sally Weisman
Michael and Chanitz Weisz
Barry and Kathi Wolinetz
Daniel and Greta Zidel
William and Jeannie Zox
Leadership Gifts
($1,000 to $2,499)
Lee and Darla Abraham
Fred and Renee Abramovitz
Alan and Lillian Acker
Mark and Joy Alfonso
Rabbi Howard L. Apothaker
and Marcie Golden
Randall Arndt and Jeffrey Baker
Stewert and Sonia Aron
Robert and Joan Aronson
Joanne Aubrey
David and Beth Axelrod
Donald and Linda Barger
Irving and Ruth Barkan
Richard and Terri Barnett
Itzhak and Ayelet Ben-David
Rabbi Berger and Rachel Berger
Rabbi Harold and Beth Berman
Michael and Robin Bernstein
Beatrice Binsky
Allan and Judy Blair
Barry and Denise Blank
Jonathan Bloch
Caryn Bloomberg
Joseph and Nancy Blum
Jeff and Pam Borovetz
David and Barbara K. Brandt
Andrew Brodey and
Eugenia Erlij
Michael and Deborah Broidy
Herbert and Joyce Bronstein
Marvin and Connie Brown
Harvey Brugger
Howard and Phyllis Byer
Bill Byers
Joseph and Monica Calabrese
Sheldon and Jacqueline
Bernard and Lajune Cohen
Daniel and Natalie Cohen
I David and Rita Cohen
Douglas and Julie Cohen
Kenneth Cohen
Paul and Marcy Cohn
Congregation Torat Emet
Corinne and Jeff Covel
Troy Crawford
Robert and Beverly Darwin
Doug and Barbara Davis
Murray and Jill Davis
David and Muriel Derrow
Robert and Deborah Ecker
Richard and Christine Eisenstein

Rita Eppler and David Goss

Rabbi Joel and
Janice Keil Epstein
Ron and Joyce Erkis
Mark and Lisa Ermine
Donald Feinstein
Elliott Feldman
Eric and Amy Fingerhut
Robert Fisher and
Roberta Garber
David and Julie Fishman
Gerald and June Frankel
Bill and Andrea Franklin
Julie and Randal Friedlander
Barry and Susanne Friedman
Joshua and Stacey Gaines
Jules and Judy Garel
Sherri Geldin
Martin and Dorothy Gelender
Nelson and Carole Genshaft
Andrew Glassman and
Julie Block-Glassman
Harvey and Audrey Glick
Nathan and Elaine Goldberg
N. Victor and Elaine Goodman
Leslie and Harold Green
& Family
Ofra and Udi Greenshtein
Andrew and Shylee Grossman
Abby and Matthew Grossman
Scott and Pam Gurwin
Jerome Hackman and
Linda Katz
Randy and Harriette Hansell
Ronald and Suzan Heiber
Jack and Gerri Herring
Leonard and Laura Heumann
Suzie and David Hirsh
and Family
Eric and Anny Hoffman
Marc and Margie Hollander
Celeste Holschuh
James Horner
Jason and Amy Judd
David and Erica Kaplan
Jeff and Darcy Kaplan
Rick and Peggy Kaplan
Ronald and Judy Kaplansky
Brad and Holly Kastan
Fredric and Christie Kaufman
Daniel and Naomi Kayne
Robert and Sue Kaynes
Steven Keller and
Joyce Garver Keller
Stephen and Susan Kirschner
Scott and Allison Kleinman
Bob and Betsey Lane
Mary Lazarus
Douglas and Susan Levin
Howard and Stacy Levin
Nancy Levine
Florence Leviton
Alan and Tamara Levy
Jeff and Aliza Levy
Yale and Lauren Levy
Martin and Randi Lewis
Martin and Miriam Linsey
Barry and Susan Lubow
Joel and Rebecca Luck
Jim Winnegrad and
Janice Manheim
Or and Rabbi Sharon Mars
Mark and Sunny Masser

Sue and Ron Mayer

Joel and Connie Mayerson
Gerald and Sandra McBrearty
Sylvia Mellman
Abraham and Karen Mikalov
Jon and Amy Milenthal
Sidney and Barbara Miller
John and Naomi Mormol
Jeanne M. Moser
Frank and Susan Mott
Marc and Anne Neiwirth
Allen Nichol and
Barbara Lebovitz-Nichol
Gertrude Odenheimer
Elsie Oppenheimer Krause
Beryl and Laurie Oser
Marvin and Sharon Paine
Steven and Annette Paine
Stephen Pariser
Edwin and Cigarette Parks
Mel and Pearl Perel
Gil Peri and Bethany Peri
Howard and Sue Petricoff
L. Robert and Marsha Polster
David and Miriam Portman
Frederic and Toby Portman
Pearson Press
Alan and Carol Radnor
Darryl and Harriette Robbins
Gary and Connie Robins
Harlan Robins and Shawn Shear
Arthur and Gail Rose
Gary Rosen
Mark and Rosanne Rosen
Neil Rosenberg
Aaron Rosenfeld and
Adele OConner
Lawrence and Tracy Rothman
Michael and Susan Rothstein
Bradley and Tara Rozen
Gregory and Anne Russell
Terry and Rhoda Ryan
John and Laura Ryzenman
Yoaz and Julie Saar
Edward and Lori Sachs
Ron and Diane Saks
Leah Salis
Lynda Zukerman Schiff
Victor and Susan Schmelzer
David and Cindy Schnitzer
Brian Schottenstein
Howard and Linda
Ali Goldberg
Stephen and Joan Shell
Jon and Lisa Shiroma
Ronald and Laurie Shkolnik
Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP
Jon Silberstein
Esther Silverman
Chad and Monica Silverstein
Joe and Ruth Sniderman
Randy Sokol
Herbert L. Solomon
Steven Solomon and
Rabbi Idit Solomon
David and Ellen Spialter
Gerry and Sandi Steiman
Diane Stein and David Marcus
Stanley and Eva Stein
Stephen Strasser
Mark and Janet Sturgeon
Jeffrey Swanson

Michael and Hilary Talis

Steven Teich and Esther Chipps
Douglas Tenenbaum
Lee and Elaine Tenenbaum
Therapy Builders Ltd
Marvin and Marilyn Thomas
Rabbi Michael and
Michele Ungar
Robert and Debbie Verona
Seth Wasserstrom
Alan and Ireen Weinberg
Cheryl Weiner and
Lee Pearlman
Howard and Gwen Werman
Herbert and Roselee Weyl
Marvin and Babette Whitman
Jeri Wolman
Donald and Mindy Worly
Rabbi Howard and Linda Zack
Jacques and Laura Zakin
Allan Zelman and
Susan Tave Zelman
Eric and Katrina Zidel
Ben and Julie Zox
Florence Zox
$1 to $999
Lior and Maya Abarbanel
Nadir Abdi
Sinan Abdul
Andrew and Rachel Abeles
Paul and Kim Abelman
Angela and Asher Abenaim
Russ and Brandy Abrams
Ruth Abrams
Shirley Abrams
Rabbi Steve and
Barbara Abrams
Samuel and Gilda Abramson
Honey Abramson
Marc Abramson
Ahmed Abukar
Leah Weintraub and
Greg Adams
Barry and Deborah Adelman
Chase and Andrea Adkins
Brent Adler and
Dana Herman Adler
Fred and Frieda Adler
Martin Adler
Aetna Building Maintenance
Eric Naiman and Mindy Agin
Jay and Cheryl Agranoff
Marian Ahmed
Reuben and Rachel Ahroni
Shirley Ain
Fanya Aleksandrovskaya
Joshua and Allison Alexander
Michael Alexander and
Jane Mitchell
Andrea and Lance Shnider
Benjamin and Wendy Almasanu
Arnold and Andrea Alpert
Julie and Seth Alpert
Jerold and Arline Altman
Victor Altman and
Anny Tverskaya
Yuri and Elsa Altman
James and Ruth Altschuld
Claude and Sylvia Amar
Ben Anderson
Hannah Anderson

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2014 Federation Roll of Honor

Pamela Andrews
Lori Anger
Marc and Judy Ankerman
Mark Anzalone
Stuart Appelbaum and
Susie Stan
Todd and Michelle Appelbaum
David Applebaum
Arlene and Mike Armstrong
Manne Aronovsky
Art Brands, LLC
Elliott and Heather Asch
Herb Asher
Rustam and Inna Ashrapov
Lynn and Wayne Aspey
Marilyn Atlas
Sharon Austin
Mira and Gregory Axelrud
Esther Azulay
Ted and Bronwen Babich
Suzanne Back
Amy Baden-Winterwood and
Eva Fried
Katherine Baker and
Rabbi Eric Woodward
Miriam Baker
Emma Bakman
A. J. Ball and Susan May Ball
Craig and Jody Ballas
Tracey Ballas-Schiff
and Todd Schiff
H. Randy and Ruth Bank
Armando Barazia
Una Barbee
Austin Barger
Timothy and Cynthia Barker
Scott Barkin and
Maureen Gallagher
Robert and Dawn Barkley
Benjy Bar Lev
and Lauren Cantor
Gary and Elaine Barnett
Randy Barnett
Richard and Annelyn Baron
Jeffrey Barry
Karen Basinger
Isaak Baskin
Alan and Judith Bassik
Boris and Anna Batchev
Neal and Alisa Becker
Charlotte Beckman
Gary and Stacy Beckman
Ken and Michelle Beckman
Garold and Elaine Beim
B.J. Belford
Angela Bellin
Howard and Gayle Bellin
Avi and Joy Benatar
Shirley and Gil Benatar
John and Roberta Bender
Chaim and Malka Bendor
Myrna Benedetti
Jerry and Jackie Benis
David and Rachel Benjamin
Roger and Madalyn Benjamin
Suellen Bennett
Michael Berenstein
V and V Bergelson
Allan and Gladys Berger
Jeanette Berger
Jennifer Berger
Adam Bering


Karen Berk
Lawrence and Donna Berlin
Alan Berliner
Marilyn Berliner
Brandon Berman
David Bernstein and
Inna Simakovsky
Helen Bernstein
Jack and Amira Bernstein
Robert and Pamela Bernstock
David and Esther Bernzweig
Bentsion and Mira Bilenko
David and Irina Bilenko
David J. Binkovitz
Daryl Binsky
Micha and Natalie Bitton
Sol and Esther Black
Bradley and Susan Blair
Scott and Lori Blair
Susan Blair
Greggory Blank
Marvin and Susan Blank
Lawrence and Carol Blazar
Dan and Nicolette Bloch
Diana Bloch
Joyce E. Bloch
William Bloch
Eleanor Block
Ellery and Marsha Block
Jason Block
Jean Block and Nancy Patton
Allen and Cathy Bloomberg
Michael and Ina Bloomfield
Gary and Lara Blumberg
Michael and Sarah Blumenfeld
Ted and Mildred Blumenfeld
Evan Blumer and Lynn Glickman
Jeffrey Bobier
Galen Bock
Ilya Bodner and Jane Moksin
Alexander and Sofia Bogin
Lauren Bonfield and
Stephen Keyes
Marvin and Anne Bonowitz
Myer Bornstein
Robert and Sandra Bornstein
Terry Bornstein
Shirley Boster
Roy and Sara Boyd
Viktor and Oksana Boyko
Alex and Olga Boytan
Philip and Carol Bradley
Ron and Lois Brandler
Adam and Eleanor Brandt
Charles D. Brandt
Michael Brandt
James and Peggy Bratt
Irene Braverman
Lisa Braverman
Silva Bredneva
Ken and Robin Brenneman
James Brenner
Jeff Brenner
Nick Brefogle
Michael Brickey and
Deborah Stutman-Brickey
Toby Brief
Leonard and Janice Brillson
Stephen Britcher
David and Nancy Brody
Rose Broidy
Rakhil Bromberg
Steven and Beverly Bromet

Crystal Bronchik
Cheryl Brown
Eric and Marilyn Brown
Lisabeth Brown
Lois Brown
Monica Vera L. Brown
Robert and Nancy Brown
Jeanna Brownlee
Audrey Brownstein
Barry and Lindalee Brownstein
Ettya Bulkovshteyn
Jeff Buren
James and Ilene Burkart
Dan and Marianne Burkhart
Allan and Katherine Burkman
Howard and Ellen Burnett
Jeff and Melanie Butter
Frans Byvank and Bette Feist
Sandra Cabakoff
Neal Callif
Sheila Camden
Arthur and Sarah Cannella
Stephen Canneto
Judy and David Canowitz
Vicki Cantor
Robyn Canvasser
Rabbi Chaim and Chani Capland
Ronald and Jackie Carmen
Russell and Randi Carnahan
Marc and Lisa Carroll
Neil and Marcia Carron
Jeremy Cather
Bruce Chapman and
Lois Winnick-Chapman
David Charlowe
Deborah J. Charney
Faina Checkler
Steven and Gretchen Chenenko
Mimi Chenfeld
Leonid and Tamara Cherfas
Felix and Lyubov
Ted Chertok
Emmie Cheses and Dan Jones
Shelby Cheses
Andrea Chessin
Dayna Chessin
Helen and William Chronister
Alex and Inna Chudnovsky
Lewis and Nancy Claman
Christina Clark
Robert and Gail Clark
Robert Cleland
Sheila Cline
Arthur and Miriam Clubok
Ken and Laura Clubok
Mark and Mindy Coffey
Randi and Bill Cohen
David and Elizabeth Cohen
Eugene and Celia Cohen
Howard and Jodi Cohen
Isaac Cohen
Scott and Carol Cohen
Phyllis Cohen
Robert and Naomi Cohen
Robert and Wendy Cohen
Ronald and Pamela Jo Cohen
Sandra Cohen
Sarita Cohen
Steve and Wendy Cohen
Evan and Caroline Cohn
William and Sandi Cohn
Thomas and Jodi Collins

Columbus Torah
Academy Charities
Leonard and Marcia Comeras
Barbara Cooper
Gary and Judi Cooper
Matt Cooper
Michael Cooper
Stanley Cooper
Stuart and Marilyn Cooper
Alan and Shelly Corn
Stephanie Cotell and
Phillip Arnold
Kathryn Cowan
Barbara Crabill
Jeffrey and Joanne Crair
Harriet Crawford
Rabbi Melissa Crespy
and Lawrence Kaufman
Randall Cuenot and
Marian Elman Cuenot
Michael Cummings
Helene Cweren and
Paul Goldstein
Michael and Sheila Thrush
Hilary Damaser
Diana Jo DAngelo-Wolff
Elan Daniel
Galina Dashevsky
Victor and Elaine Dashevsky
Mara Dashkovsky and
Lev Kupperman
Ewart Da-Souza
Ed and Adele Dauerman
Marshall and Miriam David
Adam and Heather Davidoff
Zeev and Galia Davidovitch
James and Janis Davidson
Raisa Davidson
Adam Davis and
Alexandra Schimmer
Marla Davis
Murray Davis
Todd and Eliza Delman
Marci and Larry Delson
Allard and Shelly Dembe
Chuck Derrow and
Susan Couden
Sol and Catherine Derrow
John and Marah Derzon
Jeremy Diamond
Jose and Karen Diaz
Arlen and Beth Dickstein
Fichel and Rozalia Dlikman
Lynn and Jerry Dobb
Kim and Jacob Dobres
David Docktor
Eric Dolen and
Marty Ross-Dolen
Jason and Lisa Dolin
Jeffrey and CeCe Dollin
Mortimer and Fern Dolman
Mark and Monica Dornfeld
Ted and Shirlee Doron
Andrew Dorr
Michael and Amy Drapcho
Joshua Dritz and
Jennifer Schneider
Madelon Dritz
David and Lynne Driver
Albert Drobiz
Mikhail and Marina Drobiz
Alex and Sandi Dubin

2014 Federation Roll of Honor

Dmitriy and Natalya Dubinskiy
Leo and Vera Dubrovsky
Fran Duchene
Jules and Cyril Duga
Emils Dulkin and
Sofiya Sheynina
Alexander and Ilana Dvorkin
Moisey Dvorkin
Kalman and Wanda Dworkin
Leo M Dworkin
Michael and Carole Dworkin
Cindy Ebner
Sylvia Ebner
Kenny and Suzanne Ecker
Rhoda and Aaron Edelman
Fannie K. Effron zl
Daniel and Ilissa Eiferman
Gail Eisenberg
Avraham and Lynn Eitam
Mikhail and Shifra Elkind
Eugene Elkovits
Florence Ellenbogen
John and Lori Ellinger
David and Emy Ellsley
Victor and Lori Elman
Marsha Emerman
Maureen Emoff
Todd Emoff
Alvin and Alleen Engelman
Shirley Engelman
Philip and Shelley Engler
Guido Epelbaum
Anita S Epstein
Arthur and Paulayne Epstein
Avrom and Marcia Epstein
Joan Epstein
Mark and Jean Epstein
Ronald and Bobbi Erd
Robert Erlanger
Michael and Janice Erlich
Jason Ermine
Bill Esposito
Marilyn Fais
Patrick and Julienne Fardal
Edward and Susann Feierman
Martin and Gail Feinberg
Gloria and Henry Feinberg
Jeff and Tracy Feinberg
Sherry Feinstein
Bryan Feldman and
Melissa Zox-Feldman
Gretchen Feldman
Judy and Burt Feldman
Samuil and Klara Feldman
Toba Jeanne Feldman
Greg and Pamela Feldman-Hill
Jonathan and Katie Feldstein
Harriet Felsenthal
Gail Ferber
Richard Fertel
Steven and Patty Feuer
Efim and Valeria Filer
Dmitriy Filonenko
Elliot and Rachel Fineberg
Ruth Fineberg
Rabbi Josh and Aliza Finegold
Howard and Sondra Fink
Ted and Lori Fireman
Mark and Samone Fischer
Jeffrey and Dianne Fish
Lora Fish
Marc and Joan Fishel
Henry and Goldie Fisher

Thomas and Shaaron Fisher

Anatoliy and Marina Fishilevich
Yefim and Lelya Fishman
Charlene Fix
Michael Flamm and
Jennifer McNally
Marcy Fleisher
Marvin Fletcher
Yuval and Nerit Flicker
Brian Flox and Janet Schalinske
Harold Flox
Chari and Michael Fogel
Ryan Fogelman
Debra Folpe
Norman and Joan Folpe
Kelly Forb
Richard and Marcy Forman
Jodi Fox
Emilia Fradina
Gideon and Alice Fraenkel
Daniel Frank and
Adena Tanenbaum
Michael and Colleen Frank
Sylvan and Bonita Frank
Tina Frazier
Bob and Susie Fredman
Roberta Freed
Cheri Freedman
Dorothy and Robert Freedman
David and Karen Freel
Gina Freeman
Harvey and Evelyn Freeman
Susan Freeman
Bruce and Anita Freimark
Connie Freundlich
Chad and Charlotte Friedman
Jerome Friedman
Naomi Friedman
Robbie and Tali Friedman
Scott and Rachel Friedman
Steven and Kimberly Friedman
Tom and Linda Friedman
Sharon Fullerton
Bronislava Furman
Randall Furman
Sandra Mendel Furman
Tobi Furman
Marjorie Gaffin
Ron and Lynne Gaines
Yevgeny Gakh
Yakov Galbmillion
Marilyn Galinkin
Gail Gandal
Jeffrey Garshon
Bruce Gartner
Larry Garvin
Steven and Kim Geiger
Stanley and Rhoda Gelles
Jason and Shari George
Amnon Gerberg
Laurence Gerckens
Thelma Gerson zl
Sandra Gersten
Yakov and Faina Geyfman
Yousef and Rita Ghodisizadeh
Aaron and Tracy Gilbert
Mitch Gilbert
William and Rhoda Gilbert
Gary and Esther Gillett
Rabbi David and
Shulamit Ginsburg
Arkadiy Gips and
Marina Platitsyn

Jonathan Gisser
Robert and Elizabeth Gitter
David and Betya Gizuterman
Steven and Julie Glaser
Stephanie and Andy Wapner
Bruce Glatter and Bob Germain
Mitchell Glazier
Mark Glazman and Janyce Katz
Perry and Patricia Gletzer
Keith and Stephanie Goad
David and Patricia Gold
Harriet Gold
Kenneth and Tobi Gold
Yitzchak Gold and Ruth Hazzan
Danny Goldach
David and Jamie Goldach
Donald and Abby Goldbaum
Donald and Judith Goldberg
Ed and Lana Goldberg
Hollie Goldberg
Lois Goldberg
Matthew Goldberg
Rabbi William Goldberg
Andrea Goldblum
Farrel and Kim Golden
Rick and Cheryl Golden
Richard and Tammie Golden
Sidney Golden
Fran and Ronald Golden
Robert and Sherry Goldenberg
Earl Goldhammer
Dorothy Goldin
Larry and Ruthellen Goldin
Daniel Golding
Florence Goldman
Bradley and Katherine Goldman
Seena Goldman
Helene Goldmeier
Maynard and Miriam Goldmeier
Alex and Yulia Goldshteyn
Vadim Goldsman
Lawrence and
Audrey Goldsmith
Linda Goldsmith
Jamie and Jenni Goldson
Rabbi Avi and Miriam Goldstein
Marcia Goldstein
Robert Goldstein
Wendie Goldstein Starr
Yael Goldwasser
Zina Golod
Jane Good
Howard and Joan Goodman
Michael and Janice Goodman
Miriam Goodman
Mickey Goodman
Lawrence Gordon
William and Rena Gordon
Izya and Innesa Gorenshtein
Aryeh and Marci Gorenstein
Martin and Jenny Gottesman
Serena Gould
Igor and Larisa Goykhman
Harriet Grail
Marc and Wendy Granche
Jeffrey and Isabelle Grayfer
Nikolay and Polina Grebelsky
Barnett and
Suzanne Greenbaum
Robert Greenbaum
Arthur and Molly Greenberg
Dan and Fran Greenberg
Larry and Patti Greenberg

Marvin and Maxine Greenberg

Roslyn Greenberg
David and Susan Greenberger
Ken and Lori Greenblott
Lois Greenblott
Kelly Greene
Paul and Laura Greenland
Leonard Greentree
Hugh Greentree
Jonathan Greentree
Herb and Francine Greff
Joel and Stacey Greff
Shelley Grieve-Zerkel and
Danny Zerkel
Ernie and Wendy Grindstaff
Nathan and Anna Grinshpun
Jon Grischkan and
Jennifer Slate Grischkan
Jonathan Groner
and Cathy Levine
Heather Gross
Barry and Denise Grossman
Lillian Grossman and
Steve Elliott
Stuart Grossman
Jean-Michel Guldmann
David and Barbara Gurevitz
Rebecca Gurk
Phillip and Florence Gurwin
Peter Guthoff and Joanne Davis
Daniel and Patty Guttman
Darryl and Polly Haas
Larry and Leslie Haas
Audrey Hackman
Marcia Hagler
Marc and Ellen Half
Bruce and Marilyn Hallowell
Seymour and Sharon Halpern
Stephen and Carol Handler
Jeffrey and Melissa Hanin
Lauren Hanna
Phyllis Hardy
Deborah Harner
Michelle Harr
Betty and Larry Harris
Carla Harris-Springer and
Clint Springer
Scott Harter
James Hatch
Rabbi Yosef and Tova Hauser
Ranald and Kate Hay
Eli Hazen
Lawrence and Suzanne Heiny
Jeffrey and Martha Heiser
Philip and Sheryl Heit
Barry Hellman
Fred and Sharon Henkin
Nicolette Henry
Steve and Diane Herman
Michael S. Herschler
Alven and Barbara Herstig
Dotan and Shari Herszage
Rebecca Herszage
Dawn Heyman
Lena Heyman
Rachel and Mark Hillman
Barry and Mary Lou Himmel
Burton and Carol Hirsch
Debra and Michael Hirsch
Dave Hirschfeld
Arlyne Hirsh
Neal Hoffman and
Joyce Edelman

2014 Annual Report 14

2014 Federation Roll of Honor

Shelly and Bob Hoffman
Steven Katz and
Natalie Kupferberg
Sanford and Faye Lichtenstein
Melissa Holcomb
Constance Barsky
Judy Kurimai
Leonid Liderman
Emily Hollander
Alvin Kauffman
Ruvane and Naomi Kurland
Mikhail Liderman
Jonathan and Judy Hollander
Ruth Kaufman
Yuriy and Helen Kushnir
Jerry and Judy Liepack
Florence Holzer
Justin Keaton
Stacy and Pamela Kusma
Susan Lifter
Gary Honick
Keidan Financial Consult.
Maria Kutsay
Cheri Liggins
Greg and Cheryl Hooker
Louis Keil zl & Barbara Keil
David Lambermont
Meri Likhachova
Josh Hope
Robert and Kathy Kellerman
Cheryl Lando
Felicia Lillien
Ann Lang
David and Merry Lynne Lincove
of 21Kellman
Jews Brown
first minyan Daniel
was in
Marc and Anastasia Horowitz
Rabbi Rick and Debra Kellner
Richard M. Lange
Paul Linden and Peggy Berger
Norman Hosansky
Joshua Kelner
Elaine Langford
Rhoda Linder
Elaine Howard
Mellissa Kennedy
B. Lapin
Joseph Lipps
Joel and Gerry Kent
David and Marjorie Lasky
David and Pam Lippy
Suzanne and Scott Hoxworth
Isaac and Masha Keren
Otto Laster
Barry Liss
Rabbi Gary and Marsha Huber
Friema Kerstein
Saul and Muriel Laub
Maryama Litmanovskaya
thriving Jewish community
25,500 Jews, 8 synagogues,
9 partner agencies
25th of 525
Daniel Lauer
Alan and
and Susan
John Jewish
and Charlene
Lisa KersteinNorth America.
Bebe Lavin
Michael and Melissa Littman
Leon and Susan Kessel
Daniel and Michele Lavon
Mitchell Litwak and
Brad and Shira Worthman
Edward and Svetlana
Vadim Lavrov and
Chris Yovanovich
A and
creating transformative programs
known around the world:
Sondra Hurwood
Maysa Shneyder
Frank Lobedan
and Victoria Ilin
Felix Khodorkovsky and
Alan and Risa Lazaroff
Julian and Joan Loewenstein
Berman 60 cities, 4 Timothy
and Debbie
Phil and Joan London
Florence Melton AdultVelfina
students weekly
Adam and Ginny Inlander
Alex Khrakovsky
Marikate Leavens and
Richard and Mary Loochtan

Artie and Alisa Isaac

Joel and Phyllis Kingsley
Thomas Mack
David and
for Leder
lay leaders, Jewish
Michelle Foundation
Klaben andDevelopment Program
Marc and Ranee
Ira and
Phyllis Ives
Jordan Finegold
Doug and Marcy Leeds
David Louis
and Israeli public
Bobbie and Saul Izeman
Michael and Betty Klapper
Alyson Leeman
Harlan and Kelley Louis
Wexner Heritage Program
-1,788 alumni, 121 current
Charlotte Jackson
Michael and Denise Klapper
Stacy Leeman and
Leonid and
Graduate Program
- 391 alumni, 83 current
Dan and
Walter Klarin
Tamar Lovchinovskiy
Gale -and
Myron and Joyce Leff
Charles and Jill Love
Wexner Israel Program
7 current Fellows
Emily Jarvis
Linda Bornstein Klayman
Sanford Lefkowitz
Cheryl Loventhal

Barbara and Robert Johnson

Rick and Stephanie Kleban
David and
Louis Lowy
The Schottenstein Talmud
is anKlein
English translation ofRabbi
the Talmud
that is
Jeff Jonas
Deborah Lefton
Alla Lunina
and Angela
Jones the world
Howard and Sheryl Klein
Sidney and Marian Lefton
Frederick and Carol Luper
Linsi Jones
Stacie Klein
Harry and Patty Lehman
Bryan Ross and

Sheila Jones
Alan H and
Michael and Helene Lehv
Betsy Lurie-Ross
Melton Center for Jewish
OSU the oldest
in the
Ellen Leidner
Jim and Barbara Lusignolo
Jason and Jessica Kahan
Josh and Hillari Klynn
Richard Goldberg
Todd and Joan Lustig
Miriam Kahn
Jerome Knight
Jessica Leiken
David Lynn and Wendy Singer
Steven Kahn
Raymond and Martine Knisley
Stan and Elaine Lemeshow
Fred and Adel Magaziner
Rabbi Zvi and Sara Beth Kahn
Sofiya Kofman
Richard and Robin Lemmons
Pamela Maggied
Raymond and Barbara Kalef
Ken and Sue Kofsky
Michael Lepp
Manfred and Carole Maier
Lisa Kalson and Jonathan Beck
Richard and Roberta Kohn
Stan Lerner
Moshe and Malca Makias
242 Holocaust Survivors
live in Columbus
Rabbi Areyah and
Richard and Denise Kohn
Mark and Tatyana Lesman
David Mandelbaum
500 seniors served everyday
by WHV
Jim and Sylvia
Kori Lessing
Cheryl and Ernie Mandell
Yakov and500
Irina Kamenetsky
Alan and Marilyn Levenson
Kenneth and Sylvia Marantz
preschoolers at our
Susan Marantz and
305 students receiving Jewish day school education
Ahmadou Kane
Lindsey Konor
Jack and Shelley Levey
Roger Carroll
Susan and817
Kanterschool students
Joshua and Erin Kopp
Frank Levi
Max and Tiffany Margolis
Linde Kanter
Levi in North America Greg and Mary Margulies
Hospice one
of the
first residential Jewish
Fred Kapetansky
Jeff and Dalia
Dan and A. Irit Levin
Joan Marin
More than 3,000 Synagogue
Jeffrey and Mindy Kaplan
Jean Korenberg
Michelle Levin
Joseph Markowitz
500+ students have participated
in an
since 2005
Dr. Harold A. Korn
zl Israel
Pace Fund
Nancy Levin
David Marks
Hal Kappelman
Sofiya Korzhenevich
Janice Marks
Hundreds of Jewish students
celebrate Judaism atRobin
Dror and
and Marcy
Faith Levine
Joan Marks family/mental
Family Services
of theKotting
few in the country
recognized for its comprehensive
Raymond and Karen Karlsberger
Ellen Kozberg
Kevin and Erika Levine
Mary Ann Marlin
Julie Karmia
Alice and Otto Kramer
Larry and Holly Levine
Jennifer Marshall
Jewish Foundation
managing over $100
Madeline Karn
Michael Krasnoff
Mitch in
Richard and Susan Martin
Edgar and150
and John Krause
Suzy Levine
Gregg and Carol Marx
Russians ages
Gerald and Felice Kassoy
Edward M. Krauss
Albert Levy
Margot Marx
as one of the bestMatthew
Galena Katon
and Kfar Saba is recognized
Chad Levy
and Leslie
for special needs populations
Alan and
Katz innovative programs
Susan Schubert
Dale and Karen Levy
David Maslekoff
Steve and Gail Master
Kollel a communityScott
for Jewish learning David and Cathy Levy
Barry Katz
Julius P. Kreier
Sharon and Elliot Levy
Bettie Mathless
provides free
with Jewish themesHoward
to 615Levy
children and their families
Carl Tishler
and Danette
Charles and Marjorie Katz
George and Carol Krempley
Mark and Cynthia Levy
Martin and Karen Matusoff
Hope Katz
Robert Krivoshey and
Adam and Stephanie Lewin
Susan Maughlin
Howard Katz and
Goldie Shabad
David and Vera Leybman
Dan and Dina Maxwell
Elizabeth VanSuch Katz
Mikhail and Marianna Krongauz
Steven and Barbara Lichtblau
Gerald and Judith Maybruck
Nikolay Katz
Kevin and Sheila Kroos
Alan Lichtcsien
Stanley and Peggy Jo Maybruck
Norman Katz zl and
Buddy and Tudy Krupnick
Jason and Rachel Lichten
Lindsey Mayer
Carolyn Katz
Gayle Kuhr
Gary Lichtenstein
Monica Mayer
Sam Katz
Alexandr Kuperberg
Marc Lichtenstein

Our Beginnings

What Our Community Has Become

Some Interesting Facts about Jewish Columbus


2014 Federation Roll of Honor

Matt and Danielle Mazer
Robert and Nada Mazurek
Timothy McCabe
Cindy and Mark McCarty
Mark and Debra McGinnis
Tim McNish
Matthew McPeek
Gary and Janet Meckler
Michael Meckler
Yuri and Olga Medvedkov
Brent Meizlish and
Pam Miller- Meizlish
Jack Meizlish
Marcia Meizlish
Richard and Sarah Meizlish
Jean Mellman
Sanford and Leslie Melmed
Gayle Melnick-Perrill and
Mark Perrill
Genya Melomed
Barbara Meluch
Andy and Ellen Mendel
Lawrence and Linda Mendel
Jerry and Joyce Mendell
Marilyn Mendelman
Fred Merchant and
Sherrie Cohen Merchant
Faina Merkulovich
Jeff and Alison Merzel
Sherie Mescher
Yevgenia Mesheryakova
Benjamin and Rachel Metz
Andrew Meyers and
Carol Shkolnik
Scott and Shelley Meyers
Middle West Spirits LLC
Rabbi Henoch and
Rochelle L. Millen
Cheryl Miller
Judy and James Miller
Laura J. Miller
Leslie and Alan Miller
Michael and Helen Miller
Myrna Miller
Toni Miller Dunleavy
Beatrice Mindlin
Herbert and Marilyn Minkin
Kathy Minkin
Harvey and Pat Mintz
William and Jeanetta Miser
Sergey Mitelman
Rico and Blanche Mittelman
Irving and Julia Modes
Stuart and Tari Modes
Tariq Mohamed
Clayton Mohr
Shlima Mordskiy
Rabbi Henoch and Chaya Morris
Debra and Mauro Moscardino
Mark Moscardino
Karen Goldman Moseley
Elizabeth Moser
Jay Moses
Darcy Moulin
Greg and Alicia Munster
Sam and Lori Nahem
Keila Naparstak-Hund
Michael Narcross
Margo Nash
Jayne B. Wasserstrom
Larry and Edith Needleman
Lucille Needleman
Adam Neft

Gilbert and Judith Nestel

Marti Greening
David Neubauer and Jean Krum
Richard Neustadt
Gerry and Judith Newhouse
Daniel Newman and
Ilana Klamka
Pauline Newman
Robert Newman and
Linda Leviton
Betty Nichol
Rebecca Nitzberg
Blair and Iris Norris
Polly Oberman
Allen and Elaine ODonnell
Judith Oppenheimer
Erik and Harriet Osbeck
Sharon Osbeck
Samuel and Sondra Osipow
Brad Ostroff
Inessa Ostrova and
Alex Nudelman
Zena and Edgard Padva
Cynthia Paine
Meryl Palestrant
Davyd and Elza Paleyev
Cheri Papier
David and Debbie Pariser
Rebekah Pariser
Kevin Parks
David and Suzanne Parr
Irwin and Esther Pass
Bernie and Judy Pasternack
Eugene Patlashenko
and Raisa Patlashenko zl
Richard and Nancy Pawliger
J. Payne
Steve and Melissa Peale
Ken and Eleanor Pearlman
Jim and Sherry Peck
Jonathan and Elaine Pelz
Alan and Ronnie Perlstein
Helene Peselnick
Ronald Petroff
Soren Petsch
Frank and Sara Pfaff
Courtney Philips
Boris and Irene Pittel
Heather and Larry Pliskin
Richard Podkin
Fred Points
Joyce Politi
Wayne and Karen Poll
Paul and Kathy Pollack
Leonid and Nina Polonsky
Eitan and Elana Polster
Jeff and Lori Polster
Louis and Susan Pomerantz
Howard and Karen Poriss
Alan and Ruth Portnoy
Danny Pritchard
Stacy Puffenberger
Anna Pushkina
Peter Rabe
William and Erin Rabinowitz
Gregory and Marina Rabkin
Jan and Paula Radzynski
Tillie Rapenport
Ellen Rapkin and Duane Buck
Cindy Ravitsky
Justo and Arlene Raya
Azaliya Razuvaeva
Sherri Regester

Kurt and Eleanor Reibel

Elliot and Eileen Reiff
Joshua and Jodi Reinicke
Allen Reis
Evan and Sharon Reisman
Adam and Shara Reiss
Marvin and Renee Resnik
Restaurant Equippers
Michael and Irene Reyzer
Emilia Riazanskaia
Sam and Helen Ribbler
Tina Sisisky Rice
Ronni Richards
Hinda Riker
Jeffrey and Ginna Rinkov
Richard and Jean Robbins
Gerald and Suzanne Robins
Martin S. Robins
Ian and Pamela Rodier
Deborah and
Lawrence Romanoff
Ivan Romanoff
Jeffrey Rosa
Janice Rosansky
David and Sandy Roseman
Beverly Roseman-Shapiro
and Stewart Shapiro
Alan and Rochelle Rosen
Barry and Carrie Rosen
Debra Rosen
Leslie K. Rosen
Lisa Ebner Rosen
Mark and Leslie Rosen
Phyllis Rosen
Randy and Joni Rosen
Rona Rosen
Sid and Alma Rosen
Eran Rosenberg
Howard Rosenberg
Michael Rosenberg
Roberta Rosenblum
Alan and Margaret Rosenfield
Mark and Martha Rosenson
Gary and Paula Rosenstein
Sally Rosensweig
Ruth Rosenthal
Steven and Maria Rosenthal
Beth Rosner
Aron and Anita Ross
Lori and Marc Rossio
Allan Roth
Ann Roth
Jane Roth
Janice Roth
Sherrie Kass-Roth and Paul Roth
Ronald Roth
Martin Rottler
Decio and Nancy Rozenbojm
Fay L. Ruben
Josh and Danielle Ruben
Ruben Community Center
Richard Rubenstein
Leo Ruberto
Gerald and Sue Rubin
Jared Rubin
Moshe Rubin
Scott Rubin and
Karina Magaziner-Rubin
Jeffrey and Andrea Rubinstein
Bisha Rumicho
Jason and Jill Russ
Paul and Alyssa Russell

Martha Rutherford and

Curtis Chevlen
Doug Rulledge
Mara Gales Ryan
Jeremy and Deborah Rycus
Richard and Joyce Sabgir
Mitzi Saeman
Susannah Sagan and
Andrew Katz
Dan Saltsman
Nelli Saltsman
Tom Saltsman
Fred and Shelly Salutsky
Helen Samuels
Larry S. Samuels
Philip and Betsy Samuels
Shelley S. Samuels
Robert and Tobie Sanders
Richard Sanford
Ami and Arlene Sapir
Bruce and Ellen Sass
Susan and Charles Saxbe
Sheri and Nick Scaglione
Scott, Heidi and Daly Schaeffer
Steven Schaeffer and
Barbara Cooper-Schaeffer
Michael Schecter and
Michael Spaulding
Ira and Pam Scheer
Adam Scheinbach
Allan and Sandy Scheiner
Katie and Michael Scheiner
David and Nancy Schick
Stephanie Schiff
William Schiffman and
Lynn Aronson
Harris Schild
Judith Schlesinger
I. Howard Schlezinger
Bucky and Agi Schmelzer
Harold and Judy Schneider
Harold and Judy Schneider
Scott and Joan Schoenfeld
Melanie and Eric J Schottenstein
James and Yana Schottenstein
Michael and Judy Schottenstein
Michael Schottenstein
Morris and Elizabeth
Naomi Schottenstein
Rosalie Schottenstein
Thomas and Leah Schottenstein
Martin Schreibman
Bernard William Schubach
Ronald Schulman
Sheldon Schulte
Brian and Jennifer Schuman
Keith and Emily Schuss
Irving Schuster
Rodney Schuster
Annette Schwartz
David and Judy Schwartz
Halle Schwartz
Harvey and Laura Schwartz
Laura Schwartz
Sheldon Schwartz
Stephanie Schwartz
Barbara Schwartz-Lilly
Candis and Henry Schwarz
Janet Schwarz
John and Rose Schwarz
Alexandra Scurei
Steven and Joy Seeskin

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2014 Federation Roll of Honor

David and Kathryn Segal
Mark and Marie Segal
Sue Segal
Jon Segaloff
Morris Seiden
Jeanette Seiferas
Joshua and Valerie Selekman
Joyce Selfman
Jerry Markowitz zl
Micki and Marty Seltzer
Patricia Semmelman and
Winnifred Weeks
April Seymour
Richard Shack and
Pamela Simmons
Andrew and Elizabeth Shafran
Liat Shaked
Isaiah Shalwitz
Harry and Ronda Shamansky
Anatol and Tamara Shamson
Alyce Shapiro
Neal Shapiro
Rick and Caryn Shapiro
Robert and Sheila Shapiro
Robert and Barbara Shapiro
Steven and Susan Shapiro
William Sharff
Alan and Sara Shatz
Harriet and Edward Shea
Marian Shemberg
Oded and Miriam Shenkar
Jeffrey Sherman
Anna Sheynina
Cantor Baruch and
Minna Shifman
Eugene Shifrin
Steve and Orlene Shimberg
Harold and Elaine Shindel
Lynn Shipman and Alan Gelber
Steven and Bobbie Shkolnik
Todd Shkolnik
Jay Shoor
William and Marcia Shore
Semyon and Rozalia Shostak
Steven Shuchat
Jordan Shulak
James and Jackie Shulman
Steve and Anne Shulman
Freida Shvarts
Frima Sidorenko
Steve and Jennifer Siegel
Miriam and Ken Siegfried
Bernard and Reta Sigal
Barbara Silberstein
Michael Silberstein
Howard Silver
Ruth Silverman
Ingrid Silvian
Mayya Simakovskaya
Igor and Elizabeth Simakovsky
Sharon Simon and Karl Rubin
Stanford Simon
Douglas and Joyce Simson
Sheldon and Corinne Sinai
Sherril and Gertrude Singer
Larry and Carolyn Singer
Zack and Lisa Singer
Yizhar Sinvany
Pam Sites
Marilyn Skilken
Joseph W. Slade,
Judith Yaross Lee and Family
Elliot Slotnick
Marcia Katz Slotnick


Zina Slutsky
Dan Smith and Claire Rothchild
Gary and Morna Smith
Larry Smith and
Andrea Applegate
Peggy Smith
Stanley Smith
Stephen and Nevada Smith
Wendy Smith
Lilya Smolyarko
Mitchell Snay and
Liz Plotnick-Snay
Elie and Marie Sneward
Warren and Marlene Sobol
David Sobolev
Harriet Sobolewski
Howard Sokolov zl
A.J. and Heidi Solomon
Harvey and Dena Solomon
Herbert and Charlene Solomon
Myriam Solomon and
Philip Franta
Scott Solomon and Liz Fremer
Adam and Sandy Solove
Ronald and Donna Solove
Albert and Barbara Soloway
Heather Sowald and
Robert Kaplan
Seymour and Mary Ann Spatt
Jill Spencer
Helen and Bernie Speyer
Mrs. Henry Spitz
Arkadiy and Raisa Spivakov
Laurence and Jean Spunt
Mark Stahl
Barry and Linda Starr
Steven Starr
Ruth Stavsky
Seth and Lisa Stavsky
Gregg and Sharon Steele
Sally and John Stefano
David Stein and
Hilda R. Glazer
Lisa Stein
Rochelle and Jules Steinberg
Mark and Sandra Steiner
Stuart and Lola Steinhart
Kenneth Steinman and
Robin Judd
Laurence E. and
Bette Jo Stempel
Dora Sterling
Amy Stern and Kevin Morrin
Jerry and Rozanne Stern
Norman and Jo Stern
Randy and Wendi Stern
Helen Stewart
Steven Stieglitz
Kimberly Stock
Richard and Carol Stoff
Ruth Stone
Theodore Stone
Carole Stover
Warren and Susan Strauss
Brian Strayton
A.C. and Karen Strip
David and Ruth Stroud
Lillian Strouss
Raquel Struckman
Joseph and Midge Stulberg
Joan Sucan
Harvey and Lisa Sukienik
Ira Sully
Fred and Sandy Summer

Sheldon and Linda Switkin

Eric & Jamie Synenberg
Marvin and Debbie Szatmary
Harold Tanenbaum
Paul and Karan Tanenbaum
Harriet Tannenbaum
Ron and Nancy Tannenbaum
Spencer and Amy Tannenbaum
Jill Tanowitz
Susan Tanur Ellman
Steve and Rhona Tanzer
Temple Israel
Nerys Thomas
Gil Thompson
John and Sharon Thornton
Rosalie Tieman
Evan and Christa Tobin
Patricia Todoran-Katz
Matthew and Jamie Topolosky
Randy and Rochelle Topolosky
Ruthetta Topolosky
Sheldon and Barbara Topolosky
Jay Treuhaft
Michael and Merry Troper
David and Ida Trostyanetsky
Steven, Judy and
Esther Tuckerman
David and Patty Tumen
Rick Turkel
Mia Tweel
Sanfred and Anne Tyser
Michelle A. Uhler
Ed Ungar
Sharlene Ungar
Jerome and Adria Urell
Irina Urina
Ms. Sue Vail
Svetlana Vaisberg
Yakov Valdman
Izya Valinkevich
Julius and Mary Vargo
Mary Vargo
Ryan Vesler
Vin Solutions
Marvin and Barbara Vinar
Debra Vinocur
John Vottero
Gabriel Vydra
Rita Waitzman
April Walters
Jeffrey and Kristen Warren
Mary Warren
Ruthie Warshenbrot
Rich Wartel
Andrew Wasserstrom
Jeff and Cheryl Wasserstrom
Jon Wasserstrom
Leslie Wasserstrom
Gerry and Stephanie Waterman
Enid Weaver
Brad, Halli and Emma Webb
Michael and Barbara Weckstein
Mary Wehrle
Chuck and Ellen Weiden
Wendy Weiler and
Michael Dwyer.
Murray and Harriet Weinberg
Judith Weinberg Kanfer
Jerry and Evelyn Weiner
Samuel and Frances Weiner
Mark and Paula Weinstein
Michael and Amy Weisbach
Judith Weisberg
Steven and Judy Weisbrode

Laura Weisel
Michael Weisel
William K. Weisenberg
Adam and Laura Weiser
David and Rochell Weisfogel
Meyer and Ann Weisman
Ronald and Myra Weisman
Scott and Tammy Weisman
Allan and Beanie Weiss
Eugene and Kim Weiss
Gerald and Joan Weissman
Peter and Ruth Weissman
Rhonda and Joseph Weithman
Norma Wells
Stuart and Eileen Weltz
Rephael Wenger and
Shifra Tyberg
Justin Weprin
Amy Wharton
Norma and Walt Whitmyre
Timothy and
Regina Wicks-Frank
Martha Widlus
Morris and Esther Wilhelm
Larry and Faye Willen
Donna Williams
Richard and Joanne Williams
Steven Williams
Fredric Winer
Gerald and Sue Winer
Jill Winer
Stephen Winston
Linda and Warren Wolf
Bob and Patti Wolf
Beatrice Wolper
Daniel Wolt
James and Judy Woods
Joan Wurmbrand and Carol Fey
Aaron and Shirley Yablok
Barry Yaillen and John Fisher
Janet Yaillen
Jack Yalowich
Myrna Yashon
Tatyana Yassenov
Bernard and Myra Yavitch
Stanley and Jacki Yenkin
Bette Young
Blanche Young
Louise Young
Steven and Inbar Young
Mark and Jenny Yudis
Burton Zaitschek
Sarah Zamed
Sonia Zamed
Gordon and Jennie Zeidman
Chris and Sara Zeigler
Howard and Marcie Zeldin
Mikhail and Lidiya Zhuravley
Larisa Zilber
Boris and Anna Zilberman
Bruce Zion
Margot Zitron
Egal Ziv
Gilli Zofan
Yonatan Zofan
Ephraim and Danielle Zouela
John and Laurel Zulliger
Rachel Zupan
Marvin Zuravsky
Roman and Diana Zusman
Stuart and Rochelle Zweben
Daniel Zwelling
Rick and Sheila Zwelling


Michael Canter - Chair

Scott Kleinman - Vice Chair, Finance & Administration

Gordon Hecker - President

Julie Saar - Vice Chair, Israel & Overseas

Dr. Arnie Good - Chair-Elect

Brian Schottenstein - Member-at-large

Jeff Coopersmith - Immediate Past Chair

Ray Silverstein - Treasurer

Rick Barnett - Assistant Treasurer

Ezra Singer - Vice Chair, Leadership Development

Robin Bernstein - Vice Chair, Community Planning & AllocatIons

Joy Soll - Member-at-large

Judy Brachman - Member-at-large

Diana Stein - Member-at-large

Jennifer Cammeyer - Member-at-large

Audrey Tuckerman - Vice Chair, Campaign

Dr. Jonathan Feibel - Vice Chair, Jewish Community Relations

Eric Wasserstrom - Member-at-large

Al Friedman - Honorary Treasurer

Abigail Wexner - Vice Chair, Campaign

Joy Gonsiorowski - Secretary

Andrew Grossman - Member-at-large

Steven Schottenstein - President, Columbus Jewish Foundation

Sherri Lazear - Member-at-large

Rabbi Mitch Levine - President Board of Rabbis

Gordon E. Hecker
President & CEO

David Kaplan
Vice President, Planning and Allocation

Alyssa Russell
Educational Services Coordinator

Lior Abarbanel
Community Shaliach

Stacie Klein
Atid Director

Diane Saks
Assistant to the President

Mark Anzalone
Vice President, Marketing

Bob Lane
Vice President, Jewish Community Relations

April Seymour
Finance Administrator

Harlan Bernstein
Customer Service Assistant

Elana Polster
Program Assistant

Lihi Shmuely
Young Community Shilicha

Jeff Brenner, CPA


Joe Roberts
Chief Development Officer

Scott Solomon
Vice President, Campaign Operations

Erin Essak-Kopp
Vice President Community Engagement

Gary B. Robins
Vice President, Donor Relations

Shelley Uhler
Campaign Administrative Assistant

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