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.
In 1993, Barbara and Charles were among the early members of the Lester Society and Lion of Judah Endowments (LOJE), inspiring others to endow their gifts to the UJA Annual Campaign and follow in their footsteps.
Passionate about educating our youth to stand up for Israel in the face of rising antisemitism, they have been leading donors of Federation’s Write on For Israel (WOFI), now Israel Teen Leadership Council (TILC) since the inception of the program in Greater MetroWest in 2011. Their ongoing and generous philanthropic support enables the program to flourish in our community and train the next generation to be Israel advocates on college campuses and beyond. They are recognized at the “Guardians” ($500,000+) level of the Centennial Campaign for their gifts to the Lester Society, the Herskowitz Society in support of the Gottesman RTW Academy, and for Israel advocacy for teens, today and in the future through an endowment commitment.
Pearl and Stanley z’l Schlossman were esteemed leaders of our Greater MetroWest Jewish community. Pearl was an early president of Morris-Sussex Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy and past president of Jewish Family Service of Greater MetroWest NJ. Stanley was a vice president of the Morris-Sussex Federation, a member of the board of trustees of Jewish Federation of MetroWest NJ and chairman of the task force on national community relations agencies.
Stanley believed deeply committed to the Jewish community and believed that investing in the talent, knowledge and professional growth of Jewish communal staff was a vital way to build and strengthen Jewish life.
Upon his passing in 1998, an outpouring of gifts in his memory created the Dr. Stanley M. Schlossman Memorial Fund, a endowment of the Jewish Community Foundation that promotes the professional development of Federation and JCF professionals in keeping with his passion for investing in our Jewish communal professionals. The Schlossman Fund has supported professional development seminars and other learning opportunities for staff.
For Federation’s Centennial, Lisa and Mark Schlossman made a $40,000 sponsorship gift to honor their parents, Barbara and Charles Hirsh and Pearl and Stanley z’l Schlossman. When combined with a grant from the Dr. Stanley Schlossman Fund, this created a total $50,000 gift that helped make possible sending about 30 Federation professionals on the Centennial Mission to Israel.
“Mark and I had incredible role models in our parents through their deep commitment to the Jewish community, and we are determined to continue their important legacy of contributing to the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest,” Lisa said.
Mark noted: “My father would have been so happy to know that a grant from a fund in his honor was helping to send professional staff on a historic trip to Israel.”