The President’s Council

As Hebrew College moves toward our Centennial, we remain committed to educating across difference to inspire the next generation of Jewish leaders and lifelong learners. Because of the support and guidance of the Presidents Council, we can focus on high-quality Jewish learning in both our graduate programs and community learning programs, to opening hearts, engaging minds, and renewing spirits in Greater Boston and beyond.

Join us on the President’s Council to help us prepare for the second century of Hebrew College.

Help us sharpen our focus on preparing Jewish spiritual and educational leaders in service of a more vibrant and purposeful Jewish community.


Hebrew College 2019-2020 President’s Council Levels

As a 2019-2020 President’s Council member, you will be invited to celebrate a community Shabbat dinner with the President and Hebrew College faculty and students, as well as attend other special events through the year. Additionally, you will receive tickets to our annual spring event and be recognized in our print and online materials.

Yedidim/Companions – gifts of $1,800 to $4,999
– Two tickets to spring event

Haverim/Friends – gifts of $5,000 to $9,000
– Four tickets to spring event

Shutafim/Partners – gifts of $10,000 to $19,999
– Four tickets to spring event
– Enroll as our guest in a Hebrew College community course

Talmidim/Lifelong Learners – gifts of $20,000 to $35,999
– Table or equivalent at the spring event
– Enroll as our guest in a Hebrew College community course

Bonim/Builders – gifts of $36,000 to $99,999
– Premium table or equivalent at the spring event
– Enroll as our guest in a Hebrew College community course

Meyasdim/Founders – gifts of $100,000+
– Premium table or equivalent at the spring event
– Enroll as our guest in a Hebrew College community course

President’s Council Members (2019-2020)

Meyasdim/Founders:
Anonymous (1)
Chleck Family Foundation
Combined Jewish Philanthropies
Daniel Miller
Rabbi Suzanne and Andy Offit
Richard and Rosalyn Slifka

Talmidim/Lifelong Learners:
Anonymous
Cohen Family
Rabbi Sharon and Shimon Cohen Anisfeld
Barbara and Leo Karas
Myra Musicant and Howard Earl Cohen
David Segal
Rabbi Becky Silverstein and Naomi Sobel
Denise Sobel
The Cheryl Spencer Memorial Foundation Trust
Charlotte and Theodore Teplow & Wendy and David Teplow

Shutafim/Partners:
Marsha and Harvey Chasen
Dorrit and Martin Cowan
Patti z”l and Louis Grossman
The Lewis Family
Rabbi Suzanne and Andy Offit
Rabbi Ma’ayan and Richard Sands
Myra and Robert Snyder
Carol and Steven Targum
Diane Troderman

Haverim/Friends:
Susan and Aron Ain
Anonymous (1)
Carol and Carl Chudnofsky
Janine and Jevin Eagle
Lillian and Richard Gray
Dorit Harverd and Richard Dale
Beryl and David Hoffman
The Richard & Natalie Jacoff Foundation
Margot & Thomas Pritzker Family Foundation
The Rudnick Charitable Foundation
Rabbi Sonia and Ned Saltzman
Bella and George Savran
Susan and Robert Schechter
Joanne and William Segal
Susan Shevitz and Larry Bailis

Yedidim/Companions:
Helaine and William Braunig
The Charles Robert Gens Foundation
Jennifer and Jeffrey Drucker
Fern Fisher and Jack Eiferman
Matt and Robin Freeman
Paula and James Gould
Sid Koslow
Rabbi Van Lanckton and Alice Lanckton
Dr. Ruth Langer and Dr. Jonathan D. Sarna
Aviva Orenstein
Ina and Jerry Regosin
Barbara and Frank Resnek
Liza Schneiderman and Gary Shub
Pamela and James Schwartz
Susan Shevitz and Larry Bailis
Amy and Ross Silverstein
Sarah Sonnenfeld
Lisa Stewart Krutter
Sara Surgenor Schnitzer and Michael M. Schnitzer
Deanna and Sidney Wolk

(Lists in formation)

President’s Council Members (2018-2019)

Meyasdim/Founders:
Anonymous (1)
Mark Atkins
Combined Jewish Philanthropies
The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations
Daniel Miller
Rabbi Suzanne and Andy Offit
Richard and Rosalyn Slifka

Bonim/Builders:
Ruth Bork, Kerry Dugan, and Ted Bork
Crown Family Philanthropies
Rita J. & Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation

Talmidim/Lifelong Learners:
Anonymous (1)
Susan and Aron Ain
Chleck Family Foundation
Patti and Louis Grossman
Barbara and Leo Karas
Rabbi Jamie and Harold Kotler
Myra Musicant and Howard Earl Cohen
The Cheryl Spencer Memorial Foundation Trust

Shutafim/Partners:
Anonymous (1)
Marsha and Harvey Chasen
Rabbi Sharon and Shimon Cohen Anisfeld
Cohen Family
Leslie and Alan Crane
Janine and Jevin Eagle
Lori and Michael Gilman
Beth and Larry Greenberg
The Harold Grinspoon Foundation
Phyllis Hammer
The Richard & Natalie Jacoff Foundation Inc.
The Judson Family
The Lewis Family
Tara Mohr and Eric Ries
Rudnick Charitable Foundation
Rabbi Sonia and Ned Saltzman
Ellen and Steven Segal
Rabbi Becky Silverstein and Naomi Sobel
Myra and Robert Snyder
Denise Sobel
Carol and Steven Targum
David and Wendy Teplow
Theodore and Charlotte Teplow
Arnee R. and Walter A. Winshall

Haverim/Friends:
Anonymous (1)
Geraldine Acuña Sunshine and Gabriel Sunshine
Julie Altman and Alex Sagan
Carol and Carl Chudnofsky
Renee and Steven Finn
Linda and Michael Frieze
Lillian and Richard Gray
Dale-Harverd Family
Janice Gross and Stephen Klar
Shelley Levine and Larry Schwartz
Edward and Philip Liston-Kraft
Margot & Thomas Pritzker Family Foundation
The Rabbinical School of Hebrew College Class of 2008

Yedidim/Companions:
Anonymous (1)
Dorie Alexander Mufson and Michael Mufson
Rabbi Adina Allen & Jeff Kasowitz and Pat & John Allen
Rabbi Ezra Balser, Rabbi Aliza Berger, and Rabbi David Winship
Robert Bonney and Gay Lee Ludwig-Bonney
Renata Brailovsky
Helaine and William Braunig
James Braver
Nancy Buck and Jim Sebenius
Daniel and Claire Caine
Century Bank
Arieh Coll and Lisa Popick Coll
André and Marilyn Danesh
Margot and Jonathan Davis
Rabbi David Ellenson
Ruth Ann and Edward Feinberg
Esther and Sumner Feldberg
Fern Fisher and Jack Eiferman
The Charles Robert Gens Foundation
Candy and David Goldstein
Paula and James Gould
Danya Handelsman and Jed Shugerman
Mark Housman
Jennifer Howe Peace
Elizabeth and Dan Jick
Judith and William Kates
Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum and Randi Weingarten
Deborah and Todd Krasnow
Rabbi Van Lanckton and Alice Lanckton
Ruth Langer and Jonathan D. Sarna
Sara Lee
Erin Leib-Smokler and Daniel Smokler
Marcia and Alan Leifer
Bella Meyer
Susan Miron and Burton Fine
Beth and Michael Moskowitz
Aviva Orenstein
Ina and Jerry Regosin
Ruderman Family Foundation
Rudnick Charitable Foundation
Winnie Sandler Grinspoon and Steven Grinspoon
Rabbi Ma’ayan and Rick Sands
Susan and Robert Schechter
Liza Schneiderman and Gary Shub
The Shapiro Pogrebin Foundation
Leslie and Alan Sherman
Susan Shevitz and Larry Bailis
Polly and Arnold Slavet
Sarah Sonnenfeld
Rabbi Joshua Stanton
Lisa Stewart Krutter
Temple Emunah (Lexington, MA)
Torah Babes
Lisa and Neil Wallack
Sonya and Sean Wilder
George and Judith Yanow Small

384 Campus: Congregation Kehillath Israel and Congregation Mishkan Tefila
Temple Beth David of the South Shore
Temple Beth Elohim, Wellesley
The Clergy of Temple Israel of Boston: Rabbi Elaine Zecher; Cantor Roy Einhorn; Rabbi Matt Stoffer; Rabbi Suzie Jacobson; Rabbi Jen Gubitz; Rabbi Bernard Mehlman; Rabbi Ronne Friedman