Recognition

Recognizing our Supporters

Slifka Center would not exist or operate without the generosity and partnership of Yale alumni, parents, past parents, students, and friends.

We invite you to read the History of Jewish Life at Yale which chronicles the years before Slifka Center opened its doors, and we are so grateful to all those who answered the call in those days and those who answer that same call today to ensure that future generations of Jewish Yale students will have the opportunity to develop as Jewish adults in an environment that is safe, vibrant, robust, and integrated with the greater Yale community.

We would like to recognize the following groups of supporters:

  • Slifka Center Founders
  • Slifka Center Endowment Fund Donors
  • Donors to the 2020-2021 Annual Campaign
  • Donors to the “Building Forward” Capital Campaign through 6/31/21
We wish to thank, and accurately list, each donor. We deeply regret any errors or omissions, and ask that you please contact us at slifka.center@yale.edu with any corrections. We also invite everyone to view our Year In Review for 2020-2021. Thank you!

 

Slifka Center Endowment Funds and Prizes

Slifka Center is grateful for the following funds :

Sidney ’81 MAH and Ann Altman Library Endowment Fund

The Robert ’59 and Louise Arias Yom Kippur Break-Fast Endowment Fund

Beit Midrash Endowment Fund

Bellin Scholarship Endowment Fund

Frank Bernstein ’61 Family Music Endowment Fund

The Elisa Spungen Bildner ’75 and Robert Bildner ’72 Israel Travel

Grant Endowment Fund

David and Goldie Blanksteen Endowment Fund

Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Endowment Fund

The Cohen Rabbi Endowment Fund

Henry N. Cohn Family Oneg Shabbat Endowment Fund

Matthew Eisenfeld Memorial Endowment Fund

David and Iris Fischer Judaica Project Endowment Fund

The Fleischer Passover and High Holy Days  Endowment Fund

Matilda and Julius Fleischer Volunteer of the Year Endowment Fund

Friedlaender-Krohner Endowment Fund

Jerrold Fuchs – Yale/YIVO Endowment Fund

Arthur and Dale Galston Environmental Ethics Endowment Fund

Dr. Milton ’32, ’36 MD and Gladys Godfried Medical Ethics Endowment Fund

Goldman Family Programmatic Endowment Fund

Hauptman Arts and Media Arts Endowment Fund

Howard M. Holtzman Jewish Chaplain at Yale Endowment Fund

William ’29, ’65 MAH and Miriam Horowitz Judaica Project Endowment Fund

Rabbi Richard Israel Shabbat Table Endowment Fund

Elka Klein Endowment Fund

Henry Kohn Lecture Endowment Fund

Littauer Student Engagement Fund

The Bernard and Norma Lytton Apples and Honey Kiddush Fund

David Henry Marks Passover Endowment Fund

Marx Better Family Endowment Fund

Jack Matloff, Class of 1954, Torah Endowment Fund

Noah Wellness Fund

Rabbi James Ponet Educational and Cultural Endowment Fund

Riesman Library Book Endowment Fund

Rosen Maintenance Fund

Rothko Endowment Fund

The Rose A. and Jack Schwartz Jewish Publication Fund, Endowed by Joseph B. Schwartz, YC ’62, In Memory of His Parents

Marilyn G. and Joseph B. Schwartz ’62 Endowed Fund for Israel Fellowships and/or Israel Education

Arthur I. Shapiro Social Justice Endowment Fund

Alan Slifka Fellowship Endowment Fund

Sobotka Family Yom HaShoah Endowment Fund

Spungen Bildner Family Endowment Fund

Talpins Israel Program Endowment Fund

Eric Zahler ’72 and Karen Gantz Zahler Faculty Fellowship Endowment Fund

Norman Zolot ’41, ’47 JD Scholarship Endowment Fund

Charles and Lotty Zucker Art Prize Endowment Fund

The Eugene M. Zwillinger Memorial Seder Endowment Fund

 

Annual Fund 

Contributions of $1,000 and above from 7/1/20 to 6/30/21. 

Includes gifts to Slifka Center’s Annual Fund and Endowment Funds, Lindenbaum Kosher Kitchen, Yale Hillel and Jewish student groups. 

YJPA denotes Yale Jewish Parent Alliance – Leadership Giving Level.

 $50,000 +

Alan B. Slifka Foundation

Anonymous – YJPA

David A. Messer ’83, P ’22 – YJPA    

Abigail S. Pogrebin ’87 and David Shapiro, P ’21 – YJPA

Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies

$10,000-$49,999

Anonymous – YJPA

Nancy Marx Better ’84 and Jamie Bette 7, P ’19

Joseph W. Eichenbaum ’73 MD and Ingrid U. Eichenbaum

Hillel International

Jacob L. and Lillian Holtzmann Foundation

Jacob Lindenthal, PhD ’67, Dr. PH and Lorelle Michelson, MD, FACS 

Orthodox Union – OU-JLIC

William J. Poorvu ’56 and Lia G. Poorvu, P ’81, P ’84, GP ’18 

David A. Sanders ’83

$5,000-$9,999

Anonymous  

Evan K. Farber ’99 and Rebecca G. Straus Farber ’01 

Victoria Lindenbaum Feder ’90 and Ben L. Feder, P ’19

Jeffrey A. Grossman and Ellen Grossman

Jay H. Newman ’73 and Elissa L. Kramer, P ’09, P ’11 

Tamar Sadeh ’85, P ’15, P ’18

David Sobotka ’78 and Karen Sobotka, P ’15, P ’19

Michael L. Stern ’02 and Janna F. Stern

Peggy Gries Wager ’82 and Michael K. Wager

Philip R. Wagman ’91, ’94 JD and Adina S. Wagman

$1,800-$4,999

Anonymous

Robert Bildner ’72 & Elisa Spungen Bildner ’75, P’06, P ’09 ’16 MBA, P’10, P’16

Micki and Ben Bronston, P ’23 – YJPA

Naomi and Clarke Camper, P ’23 – YJPA

George B. Driesen ’61 JD and Susan Driesen, P ’83 MusM ’89 JD, P ’84

Deborah Rukin Gold and Roger M. Gold, P ’23 – YJPA

Marshall and Merle Goldman Fund, P ’79, P ’82, P ’95 MPPM   

Andrew Hauptman’91 & Ellen Bronfman Hauptman ’91, P ’24, P ’25 -YJPA

Gerald R. Hirsch and Barbara N. Seymon-Hirsch, P ’24 – YJPA

Janice L. Honigberg ’79, P ’20

Ellen Kornmehl ’84, ’88 MD, Ernest Kornmehl MD HS ’88, and Family

Judith K. Liebmann ’69 PhD, P ’90, P ’95, GP ’22 in memory of Karl-Otto Liebmann P ’90, P ’95, GP ‘22

Donna and Paul Nadel, P ’21 – YJPA

Michaela S. Panter ’07, ’12 PhD and Yevgeny V. Gelfand ’05 

Keith Rosenbloom ’DC and Laura Rosenbloom

Bat Sheva Marcus and Elliot Schwartz, P ’11, P ’13 ’18 JD,  P ’21 – YJPA

$1,000-$1,799

Anonymous

David M. Altshuler and Jill S. Altshuler, P ’23 

Sander R. Binderow ’83 

Martin E. Caan ’21 MFA and Carol B. Petschek ’72, P ’13  

Uri and Stacey Cohen

Gordon Geballe ’81 PhD and Shelley Geballe ’75 JD, ’95 MPH

Kenneth F. Goldstein ’84 and Shelley Wood-Goldstein

Lori Matloff Goler ’91 and Brian Goler  

Russell J. Handelman ’80

John B. Harris ’78 and Marcy Ressler Harris ’80

Gittel K. Hilibrand ’90 and Alan S. Hilibrand ’90 MD, P ’20

Stephen J. Hoffman ’64 and Dale Hoffman, P ’01 

Joseph I. Lieberman ’64, ’67 JD,  P ’89 ’94 JD and Hadassah Lieberman P ’89

Benjamin Liptzin ’66, P ’93, P ’96, P ’01, GP ’24 & Elizabeth Schneider P ’03

Lawrence B. Ludwig and Donna L. Ludwig, P ’00 MFA ’05

Alan N. Mallach ’66 

Stephen E. Matloff ’95 and Susan D. Matloff

Marcelo Messer ’97 and Caroline Korsten Messer ’00

  1. George Miller Jr. ’76 MAH

Ronald Morris z”l and Elaine Morris, GP ’24 PhD

David Oestreich ’54 and Brenda Oestreich

Nancy and David Rosen

Peter Rosenblatt ’54, ’57 LLB and Naomi Harris Rosenblatt, P ’80, P ’90

Shana Katz Ross ’00, MBA ’06 and David A. Ross ’99, PhD ’04, MD ’05

Michael Rothkopf ’68, ’72 MD and Alaine Rothkopf

Herbert Rubenstein and Laurie J. Bassi 

Alan G. Schwartz ’64 LLB, P ’93, ’98 MD

William J. Schwartz ’74 and Lucy R. Chudson, P ’09 

Daniel Stern Serviansky ’00 and Anna Stern Serviansky 

Mel A. Shaftel ’65 and Pamela Shaftel, P ’95

Peter C. Stern ’97 JD and Sue Walters Stern, P ’22 

Suzy and Herb Tobin

Kinney Zalesne ’87 and Scott Siff, P ’25

Barak Zelinsky Foundation, Inc.

Doris Dronski Zelinsky ’71 and Edward A. Zelinsky ’72, ’75 JD, P ’06 ’10 JD, P ’07, P ’13 ’18 JD

 

“Building Forward” Capital Campaign 

Contributions of $1,000 and above through 6/30/21

 Anonymous

Max M. Addison ’71 and Linda Leuchter Addison, P ’12

Seth A. Akst ’95 and Elaine Pincus Akst ’97

Frank D. Aronson ’69 and Paula Aronson, P ’95

Suzanne Aeder Auerbach ’88 MArch and William G. Auerbach  

Steven J. Bachrach ’70 and Pearl E. Bachrach

Peter J. Basser and Georgia C. Ravitz, P ’24

Mordechai M. Beizer ’78 and Wendy Beizer

David S. Bender and Sharon L. Bender

Peter B. Bensinger, Jr. and Heidi Wagman, P ’17, P ’20, P ’22 JD

Ira J. Berkower ’69, ’69 MS and Jackie S. Levinson ’72 JD, P ’02, P ’09  

Nancy Marx Better ’84 and Jamie Better, P ’15, P ’17, P ’19

Robert Bildner ’72 & Elisa Spungen Bildner ’75, P’06, P’09 ’16 MBA, P’10, P’16

David S. Blatt ’85, ’88 JD and Lisa Blatt, P ’21, P ’23

Leslie Brisman ’79 MAH

Dean Nancy J. Brown ’81 and Andrew L. May ’81

Seth A. Brown ’00, ’06 MBA and Yve S. Ludwig ’00, ’05 MFA

Rabbi Angela Warnick Buchdahl ’94 and Jacob Buchdahl ’94 ’97 JD, P’23, P’25

Scott B. Cantor ’81 and Lisa E. Stone ’78, ’82 MPH, P ’12

Joseph Z. Cohen ’02 and Romy Cohen

Matthew I. Cohen PhD ’97 and Min Cohen

Uri and Stacey Cohen

Phyllis Cohen Gladstein P ’92, P ’97 PhD, P ’02, GP ’18 and Gary Gladstein

Edgar Cullman, Jr. ’68 and Elissa Cullman, P ’97, P ’02

Akiva J. Dickstein ’90 and Anna S. Mendelsohn ’89, P ’16, P ’20, P ’23

Susan Wolf Ditkoff ’95 and Joseph M. Ditkoff ’93

Michael Dockterman ’75 and Laura B. Di Giantonio, P ’13

Alec L. Ellison ’84, P ’15, P ’18 and Pamela J. Ellison

Gladys Godfried  z”l and Milton S. Godfried ’32, ’36 MD, z”l

Evan K. Farber ’99 and Rebecca G. Straus Farber ’01

Victoria Lindenbaum Feder ’90 and Ben L. Feder, P ’19

Clifford M. J. Felig ’82 and Minna Ferziger Felig

James Fishkin ’70, ’75 PhD and Shelley Fishkin ’71,’77 PhD, P ’00, P ’07

Gary E. Friedlaender ’84 MAH and Linda K. Friedlaender, P ’93

Michael L. Friedman ’55 z”l and Carole Friedman  z”l, P ’87

Rabbi Michael S. Friedman ’99 and Haley Lieberman

Ariela Dubler ’98 JD, ’03 PhD and Jesse Furman ’98 JD, P ’25

Michael S. Gamzon ’91 and Rebecca D. Gamzon ’91, P ’20, P ’23

Gordon Geballe ’81 PhD and Shelley Geballe ’75 JD, ’95 MPH

Ralph J. Gerson ’71 and Erica A. Ward

Murray Gerstenhaber ’48 and Ruth Zager Gerstenhaber z”l, P ’82, P ’87

Ira H. Gewolb ’72, ’76 MD z”l

Melanie Ginter ’78

Ravi D. Goel ’93 and Christina M. Chennat

Beth E. Goldman ’84 and Louis M. Solomon, P ’24

Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation

Allan M. Goldstein ’89, ’89 MS and Rachel Cohen Goldstein ’92

Lori Matloff Goler ’91 and Brian Goler

Catherine Gordley ’06 

Benjamin H. Gordon ’95 and Elizabeth Gordon

David P. Gordon ’77 and Meryl Greenwald Gordon ’78, P ’08, P ’14

Jeffrey N. Gordon ’71 and Jessica Lane

Sam Greenberg ’13

John B. Harris ’78 and Marcy Ressler Harris ’80

Stanley S. Heller ’56 and Rita R. Heller, P ’86 

Philip J. Heyman ’60

Gittel K. Hilibrand ’90 and Alan S. Hilibrand ’90 MD, P ’20

Gerald R. Hirsch and Barbara N. Seymon-Hirsch, P ’24

Janice L. Honigberg ’79, P ’20

Leonard J. Horwitz ’73 and Marilyn Horwitz

Marshall S. Huebner ’93 JD and Dina Gerber Huebner ’91 JD

Johanna Sussman Ilfeld ’96 and Jeffrey Ilfeld

Joshua C. Isackson ’15 

Dennis T. Jaffe ’67, ’75 PhD and Cynthia Scott

Ruth Jarmul ’71 and Irvin Rosenthal, P ’03

Peggy Edersheim Kalb ’86 and Scott Kalb, P ’25

Joshua L. Kalla ’14

Douglas M. Karp ’76 and Sharon Wolfsohn Karp, P ’16

Dr. Melanie A. Katzman in memory of Karen Katzman ’71

Zachary D. Kaufman ’00, ’09 JD

Igor Kirman ’93 and Galina Kirman

Andrew Klaber ’04 and Jacqueline Carter Klaber ’07, ’12 JD

Judy Sandler and Skip Klein ’83

Emil A. Kleinhaus ’99, ’02 JD and Joanna Mazur Kleinhaus ’99

Klipper Family Foundation

Robert C. Klipper ’11, ’16 JD and Rachel Klipper ’11, ’12 MPH 

Ellen Kornmehl  ’84, ’88 MD, Ernest Kornmehl MD HS ’88, and Family

Carl Lazarus ’69 and Joyce Lazarus, P ’04

Ronald A. Lehmann ’84, ’89 JD and Devra R. Lehmann ’86

Andrew M. Levine ’97, ’02 JD and Sara Buchdahl Levine ’97

Andrew A. Levy ’68   

Samuel G. Levy ’05 and Cynthia Kamami-Levy

Joseph I. Lieberman ’64, ’67 JD, P ’89 ’94 JD and Hadassah Lieberman P ’89

Jessica Korn Liebowitz ’87 and Ronald D. Liebowitz

David S. Liebschutz ’80 and Elizabeth H. Liebschutz

Benjamin Liptzin ’66, P ’93, P ’96, P ’01, GP ’24 & Elizabeth M. Schneider P ’03

Sacha F. Litman ’95 and Rochelle A. Behrens

Jordan L. Lurie  ’84 and Vivian Rothschild Lurie ’82 MA, ’85 MPhil Lisa Aronson Maher ’81 and Robert E. Maher Jr. ’81

Alan N. Mallach ’66

Niki E. Marcus ’97 and Jeff E. Marcus ’95, ’99 JD

Yuval H. Marcus ’89 and Elizabeth H. Marcus

Andres Martin ’02 MPH, ’07 MAH and Rebecca Cohen Martin, P ’18

Stephen E. Matloff ’95 and Susan D. Matloff

Gary Mendelsohn ’91 and Paulette Mendelsohn P ’18, P ’20, P ’21, P ’25

Lois Bender Merrill ’72

Marcelo Messer ’97 and Caroline Korsten Messer ’00

Helaine Greenfeld ’85 and Richard Mintz, P ’22

Adrienne E. Morck ’83, P ’11

Arthur M. Nassau  ’57, ’60 JD and Reba L. Nassau

Michael J. Nassau ’56, ’59 JD and Roberta B. Nassau, P ’95

Steven M. Nassau ’61 and Lauren Nassau

Scott N. Newman ’77 and Wendy G. Newman

David Oestreich ’54 and Brenda Oestreich

Harris Oliner ’94 and Carrie Oliner 

Dan Oren ’79, ’83 MD and Jeanette Kuvin Oren ’85 MPH

Richard S. Pechter ’67 and Kayla Pechter, P ’93, GP ’25

Craig Pollak ’93 and Aimee M. Pollak ’94

Carl J. Posy ’66, ’71 PhD, P ’98

Mitchell Raab ’95 and Katia Brener Raab ’95

Allan C. Rabinowitz ’54 and Leah G. Rabinowitz, P ’81, GP ’16

Jeremy K. Rabson ’93 and Rebecca Rabson

Muhit Rahman ’79 and Anna Rahman ’80, P ’12, P ’14, P ’19

Gary L. Reback ’71 and Katherine Reback

Craig A. Resnick ’76

Robert S. Rifkind ’58 and Arleen B. Rifkind z”l, P ’89 JD ’93, P ’93

David Rosenblatt ’90 and Laura Rosenblatt

Kenneth O. Rothaus ’71 and Paula M. Rothaus, P ’11

Joel D. Rubin ’83

Tamar Sadeh ’85, P ’15, P ’18

President Peter Salovey ‘86 PhD and Marta Elisa Moret ‘84 MPH

Todd Salovey and Diane Boomer, P ’17 

Jonathan D. Sarna ’79 PhD and Ruth Langer, P ’14

Barbara L. Friedman ’65 MAT, Adam J. Savitz ’87, Lisa Beth F. Savitz ’88, and Samuel F. Savitz ’17       

Bernard P. Schachtel ’66 and Susan P. Schachtel

Andrew H. Schapiro ’85 and Tamar Newberger, P ’24

Emily B. Scharfman ’05 and John B. K. Schochet ’01

Debbie Schiller and Ronald P. Schiller, P ’22

Robert J. Schloss ’73 and Emily M. Sack

David G. Schlussel ’80 and Rena D. Schlussel, P ’13

Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies

Bat Sheva Marcus and Elliot Schwartz, P ’11, P ’13 ’18 JD, P ’21

Joseph B. Schwartz ’62 and Marilyn G. Schwartz

Yishai Schwartz ’13, ’18 JD and Daniella Penn ’20 MAR

Daniel Stern Serviansky ’00 and Anna Stern Serviansky

Mel A. Shaftel ’65 and Pamela Shaftel, P ’95

Rimma Shaposhnikov ’97 

Yakov D. Shaposhnikov P ’97

Leonard B. Shavel ’85 and Stefani Shavel, P ’15

Kinney Zalesne ’87 and Scott Siff, P ’25

David B. Slifka ’01 and Michele M. Slifka

David A. Sobotka ’78 and Karen Sobotka, P ’15, P ’19

Walter C. Squire ’67 and Sara Abramson Squire, P ’12

Adam Sragovicz ’91 and Marina Sragovicz, P ’23, P ’24

Michael L. Stern ’02 and Janna F. Stern

Roger L. Strong, Jr. ’79 and Nancy E. Strong, P ’16

Sarah R. Strong ’16

Miriam Feldstein Suldan ’83 and Joel I. Suldan, P ’13, P ’23

Elliot J. Sussman ’73, P ’04, P ’07

Hope Wachter Kaplan ’96

Peggy Gries Wager ’82 and Michael K. Wager

Philip R. Wagman ’91, ’94 JD and Adina S. Wagman

Diana I. Wagner ’95 and Donald Wagner

Alison Berkley Wagonfeld ’91 and David S. Wagonfeld, P ’24

Phillip H. Waldoks ’73 and Amy Z. Persky, P ’01, P ’04

Michael D. Weinberger ’88 and Naomi D. Z. Weinberger ’88, P ’24

Jennifer Weis Monsky ’81,’81 MA & John Monsky ’81, P ’13, ’19, ’24

Howard S. Weiss ’80 and Susan Stolov Weiss

Maury Yeston ’67, ’74 PhD

Alan R. Yuspeh and Janet Horn Yuspeh ’71

Mitchel E. Zacks ’95 and Laura Hodes Zacks ’95

Eric J. Zahler ’72 and Karen Gantz Zahler

Barak Zelinsky Foundation, Inc

Doris Dronski Zelinsky ’71 and Edward A. Zelinsky ’72, ’75 JD, P ’06, ’10 JD, P ’07, P ’13, ’18 JD

Jeffrey Zucker ’68 and Carol Zucker