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Recognizing our Centennial Sponsors

Throughout our Centennial, from July 2023 through June 2024, more than 15 impactful, highly visible experiences, events, and initiatives will foster increased connection to and engagement with our Federation and Greater MetroWest community. These efforts are one-of-a-kind and once-in-a-century!

These generous individuals, families, corporations, foundations, and funds are supporting our Jewish Federation’s historic Centennial year with sponsorships of $25,000 or more as we build our Greater Jewish MetroWest community for the next century. Thank you!

To learn more about becoming a Centennial sponsor, please contact Kim Hirsh, Executive Director, Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ, at [email protected] or (973) 929-3026 or Rebecca Pollack, Chief Development Officer, Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ, at [email protected] or (973) 929-3045.

Diamond Sponsors — $100,000+

Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ

The Jewish Community Foundation (JCF) engages, educates and inspires generations of givers. Together with our donors, we work to fulfill the cherished Jewish precepts of tzedakah (charity) and tikkun olam (repairing the world) to build a vibrant Jewish community—for today and tomorrow. Read more

Sally Gottesman in honor of her parents Paula & Jerry z”l Gottesman

Paula and Jerry Gottesman, z”l, have been a local, national, and international leader in Jewish philanthropy for decades, creating groundbreaking models of support for Jewish day school education and Jewish camp. Read more

Mandelbaum and Goldberg Family

The Goldberg and Mandelbaum families are longtime Greater MetroWest residents and philanthropists, generously supporting many causes throughout our community. Read more

UJA Benefit Concert Supporting Foundation of JCF

In 1996, 10 couples who were passionate about supporting our Federation’s UJA Annual Campaign, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) and other causes in our community had the foresight to create a fund to both support the Annual Campaign and to bring the community together through music. Read more

Wilf Family Foundations

Elizabeth and Joseph z’’l Wilf and Judith z’’l and Harry z’’l Wilf set a profound example as philanthropists who drew on their experience as Holocaust survivors to help improve countless lives. Read more

Presenting Sponsors — $50,000+

Fried-Saginaw Mission Endowment Fund​

Paula and David Saginaw have been long-standing and deeply committed leaders in our Jewish community — locally, nationally, and in Israel. Read more

Michael, Barry and Robert Kann in memory of their parents, Margot z”l and Fred z”l Kann ​

Margot z”l and Fred z”l Kann helped to build our Greater MetroWest NJ community with their support, involvement, and leadership over decades of our Federation’s first century. They were major donors and major doers — valued and respected for all they brought to our community. Read more

Lisa & Mark Schlossman, and the Dr. Stanley M. Schlossman Endowment Fund, in honor of Barbara & Charles Hirsh and Pearl & Stanley z”l Schlossman

Barbara and Charles Hirsh have been steadfast supporters of our Greater MetroWest Jewish community for decades, having made their first gift to the UJA Annual Campaign during the Six-Day war in Israel in 1967. Since then, they have been generous donors to the Annual Campaign each and every year, for more than 50 years.  They have further supported the Annual Campaign through their family business, Accurate Box Company, now a woman-owned business led by their daughter, Lisa Hirsh. Read more

Platinum Sponsors — $25,000+

Allen Flavors, Inc.​

Amy and Ira Steinberg have been involved with Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ for more than 28 years, beginning when Ira attended a young men’s mission to Austria and Israel in 1993—the first of many missions with our Federation! Read more

Robyn & Joseph Bier, Ruth & Bruce Bier, Andrea & Bryan Bier in honor of Pauline z”l & Horace z”l Bier​

Passionate in their support of Jewish education as well as other causes in the Jewish community, Pauline z”l and Horace z”l Bier helped build our Greater MetroWest Jewish community during our first century, laying the groundwork for the vibrant community we enjoy today. Read more

Carl & Eleanor Leff Greater MetroWest ABLE Endowment Fund ​

Maxine z”l Myers was a lifelong philanthropist and leader of our Greater MetroWest community. For more than 50 years, she was a driving force for our Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy and strengthened our partner agencies, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest (JFS MW) and Jewish Services for the Developmentally Disabled (JSDD) with her leadership and philanthropy. Read more

Heller Family in honor of Helaine z”l & Ike z”l Heller​

Helaine z’’l and Ike z’’l Heller were longtime Scotch Plains residents and most generous supporters of the former Jewish Federation of Central NJ, which merged with MetroWest in 2012 to become Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ. Read more

Iris Family in honor of Milly z”l & Herb z”l Iris ​

Visionary philanthropists Milly z’’l and Herb z’’l Iris shared a passion to nurture future generations of leaders for our Jewish community. Read more

Alan Kirshenbaum in honor of his parents Edna & Gerald Kirshenbaum

Gerald Kirshenbaum was born in the Bronx and grew up in Philadelphia, where he lived with his father, Abraham, his mother, Sarah, and his brother, Seymour. As scientists, Abraham and his brother Isidor were a part of the Manhattan Project at Columbia University, undertaking the development of the atomic bomb during WWII. Read more

Jay & Jodi Murnick, Lee Murnick, Amy & Mark McKeag and families in honor of Maxine B. & Theodore R. z”l Murnick

The Murnick family helped build our Greater MetroWest community. Ted z”l and Maxine’s vision, generosity, and dedication to our Jewish community, both in Greater MetroWest and in Israel, spans decades. Read more

Daniel Rocker and Joshua Rocker and families in honor of their parents Marian & David Rocker

Marian and David Rocker have been bedrock supporters of our Greater MetroWest community for decades. In fact, their first gifts to our UJA Campaign date back to the Six Day War. David was a US Naval officer on a ship off the coast of Israel and Marian was living in their home port in Italy — and they each sent checks to our then Metropolitan UJA Campaign to support Israel in her time of need! Read more

June & Michael Schechner in honor of Judi z”l & Arthur Schechner

Judi z”l and Arthur Schechner created a legacy of philanthropy for their children and grandchildren who would follow in their generous footsteps. Read more

Judy Targan

Judy Targan is an accomplished professional artist and philanthropist. Her paintings and limited edition prints are represented in hospitals, colleges, museums, corporate and private collections. Read more

The Waldor Fund in honor of Rita z”l & Jerry z”l Waldor

Rita z”l and Jerome “Jerry” z”l Waldor were beloved philanthropists, mentors and leaders of our Greater MetroWest community, helping to build our Federation into the vibrant Jewish community it is today. Read more

Robbi & Jonathan Usdin and Family in honor of Sheila & Jack z’l Usdin

Sheila & Jack z’l Usdin have been among Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ’s most committed donors, giving generously to the UJA Annual Campaign for more than 40 years. Today, Sheila is a proud pomegranate in Women’s Philanthropy. Read more

Susan z”l & Evan Ratner

These generous individuals, families, corporations, foundations, and funds are supporting our Jewish Federation’s historic Centennial year with sponsorships of $5,000 or more as we build our Greater Jewish MetroWest community for the next century. Thank you!

Gold Sponsors — $10,000+

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

Mimi Hirsch Memorial Fund

David & Kate Lossef Memorial Fund​

Elayne & Barry Moss

The Weinberg Foundation in honor of Jill Sacher​

Silver Sponsors — $5,000+

Eileen Erde Memorial Endowment Fund​

Frann G. & Eric S. Francis and family

Jewish Women’s Foundation of New Jersey

​Yaldeinu Fund ​