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Gifts for Special Occasions

Hand in Hand’s mission to build a shared society in Israel is a team effort. Each individual who stands with us strengthens our resolve and inspires us as we continue to build a shared communal life between Jewish and Arab citizens of Israel, one school at a time, one community at a time.

We are enormously grateful to those who are marking their special celebrations and life cycle events, such as births, bar/bat mitzvahs, weddings, or anniversaries, by asking their friends to donate to Hand in Hand. And we thank those who have chosen to remember their loved ones by making a gift in their memory.

Thank you for your commitment, and for helping us a make a difference.

Gifts Made in Honor of Others: 

2019

In honor of Efrat Meyer, from Tony Felzen (New York, NY)

In honor of Maya Brooke Slater, “Welcome to the world, baby Maya! We hope to bring you a love for Israel and a more peaceful world for all. We love you,” from Hannah Kohrman and Joseph Marrama (San Francisco, CA)

In honor of Dan and Jill Ciporin, for their support for Hand in Hand, from Audrey and Robert Bayer (Ashville, NC)

In honor of Naomi Segal and Max Looper, “Mazal tov to an amazing couple, we are happy to have been part of your journey and who would have thought it all started with Hand in Hand,” from Rachel Orbuch (Minneapolis, MN)

In honor of Sasha and Jeremy, from Jeanney Kutner (Atlanta, GA)

In honor of Sue Feinstein, on her 75th birthday, from Rochelle Rottenberg (Minneapolis, MN)

In honor of Shlomo Einstein, wishing health and happiness on his 85th birthday, from Beth Wenger (Philadelphia, PA)

In honor of Shlomo Einstein, happy birthday, from Christine and Chuck Fewell (Hastings on Hudson, NY)

In honor of Kathy and Greg Solomon, for their hard work on social justice matters, from Sue Dodel (New York, NY)

In honor of Jay Rosen, for his birthday, from Doris Cohen (Audubon, PA)

In honor of Julie Bram, for her birthday, from Ira and Marlene Handelman (Los Angeles, CA)

In honor of Robin Pearsall, for her birthday, from Rochelle Ravishankara and Isabel Simon (Pembroke Pines, FL)

In honor of baby Ezra Sadow, here’s to hoping that we can make a more peaceful world for you and all the Jewish and Arab children in Israel, from Hannah Kohrman and Joseph Marrama (San Francisco, CA)

In honor of Rabbi Ian Chesir-Teran and Itamar Haritan, in thanks and appreciation for all they have done this year, from David Yedid (New York, NY)

In honor of Daniel Hittleman, from Margo Hittleman (Groton, NY)

In honor of Deb Soglin, for her birthday, from David and Sarah Spivak LaRosa (Menlo Park, CA)

In honor of Cindy Shulak-Rome, from Ben Rome (West Newton, MA)

2018

In honor of Yuval Lion, from Adam Steinberg (Seattle, WA)

In honor of Gene and Nancy Bardach, from Jack Glaser (San Francisco, CA)

In honor of Rebecca Bardach, for the work she does to fight for peace, from Kenneth Baer (Bethesda, MD)

In honor of Nancy Greenfield and Peter Gray, dedicated to a life of helping others and being part of the solution, from Steven Deitel (Denver, CO)

In honor of Rebecca Bardach, in admiration for what she does and what Hand in Hand does, from Louise Wiener (Washington, DC)

In honor of Dr. Emile Bendit, in thanks and appreciation for doing so much good with Hand in Hand, from Steven Himmelfarb (Washington, DC)

In honor of Solomon Aronoff, from Gideon Aronoff and Jacqueline Rogerio (West Orange, NJ)

In honor of Dean Justice, from Ellen Justice (Portland, OR)

In honor of the Kanfer Rolnick Family, in thanks their inspiration to make the world a better place for our children, from Chava Ortner (Brooklyn, NY)

In honor of Anne Litchfield, from Edwin Clark II (Washington, DC)

In honor of Matteo and Emilia Schapiro, to sight words in English, Hebrew and Arabic all in the same classroom, from Bella Rosner and Saul Schapiro (Newtonville, MA)

In honor of Joel Meshi, for his birthday, from David Katz (Los Angeles, CA)

In honor of Art Braufman, for the example he sets by leading a full Jewish life, from Thom Seaton (Berkeley, CA)

In honor of the Brachfeld-Siegel Family, from Nancy Siegel (New York, NY)

In honor of Lee Gordon, from Janice and Mark Kettler (Portland, OR)

In honor of Marcella Kanfer Rolnick, from Froma Zeitlin (Princeton, NJ)

In honor of Anne Litchfield, from Mary Beth West (Los Angeles, CA)

In honor of Jeff and Janet Pozmantier, from Sharyn Feller and David Harris (Houston, TX)

In honor of Hope Babcock, from Maureen Hinkle (Bethesda, MD)

In honor of Rabbi Shawn Zevit, from Ilene, Alexis and Mic Lieberman-Burak (Philadelphia, PA)

In honor of John Musco and Martin Friedman, in appreciation of all they do for others and their commitment to social justice, from Mark Black (New York, NY)

In honor of Tony Gottlieb, from Stacey Gottlieb (Denver, CO)

In honor of Aviva Rosenbloom, for her birthday, from David Katz (Los Angeles, CA)

In honor of Kathy Shapiro, from Jane and Stan Rodbell (Baltimore, MD)

In honor of Martha Kaplan, from Jill Vexler (New York, NY)

In honor of Tammy Einstein, with wishes for a better year in 2019, from Neal Hoffman (New York, NY)

In honor of Debby Gelber, with thanks for helping prepare Shira for her Bat Mitzvah, from Alison Lobron (Newton, MA)

In honor of Randi Weingarten and Rabbi Kleinbaum, from Francine Durkel and Leslie Bernstein (Bronx, NY)

In honor of Richard Gaberman, for his birthday, from Mordechai Kamel (Easthampton, MA)

In honor of Tamir Ronen and Gitit Hyden-Roden, from Robert Pliskin (Novelty, OH)

In honor of David Neustadt, Celia Neustadt, and Grace Chang, for their inspiration to the world for peace and creative solutions, from Beth Pepper (Baltimore, MD)

In honor of Gabriela Robbins, from Leonard Robbins (Siena, Italy)

In honor of Rebecca Bardach and Elliot Goldstein, for the great work they are doing, from Gary and Carol Berman (Bethseda, MD)

In honor of Samantha Davidson Green, in honor of her love of all peoples, great and small, from Jordan Green (Plainview, NH)

In honor of Rabbi Enid Lader, in appreciation for Rabbi Lader’s loving support of Lila as she prepared for her Bat Mitzvah, from Judith Wright (Lakewood, OH)

In honor of the families, teachers, staff and students of Hand in Hand, from Dan Chambers (North Vancouver, BC)

In honor of Rabbi Josh Stanton and Mirah Curzer, from Mona Vexler (New York, NY)

In honor of Jawad Boulus for the birth of his new grandson, from Stuart Brown (Naples, FL): “Hand in Hand is building a better future for him and all other grandchildren in Israel.”

In honor of Aaron Wolfe for his graduation, from David Katz (Los Angeles, CA)

In honor of Sofia Levine for her birthday, from David Katz (Los Angeles, CA)

In honor of Stu Glovin, from David Shukiar (Thousand Oaks, CA)

In honor of Eli and Adina Reshotko for their 65th wedding anniversary, from Paula Reshotko (Shaker Heights, OH)

In honor of Gerald Erenberg for his 80th birthday, from Paula Reshotko (Shaker Heights, OH)

In honor of peace after hurt, from Elyse Levine (Roslyn Heights, OH)

In honor of Rabbi David Nelson, from Rachel Jewelewicz-Nelson (Tivoli, NY)

In honor of Jonathan Lev Epstein, from Jordon Epstein (Portland, OR)

In honor of Sam and Auna for their engagement, from Alana Spiwak (Houston, TX)

In honor of Stuart Brown, from Jane Rosov (Bethesda, MD)

In honor of Carole Diller for her retirement, from Robert Stein (Eugene, OR)

In honor of Julia Holleman, from Vicki Holleman (New York, NY)

In honor of Jeff Wolfe    for his birthday, from David Katz (Los Angeles, CA)

In honor of Sherman Dorn for his birthday, from Rhea Dorn     (Costa Mesa, CA)

In honor of Rabbi Josh Brown, from David and Sheryl Aronson (Cuyahoga Falls, OH)

In honor of Jill Vexler, from Judith Sussman (New York, NY)

In honor of Leo Sreebny for Father’s Day, from Daniel and Diana Sreebny (Issaquah, WA)

In honor of Rebecca Bardach, from Lori Zukin (Arlington, VA)

In honor of Rabbi Josh Brown, from David and Sheryl Aronson

In honor of Dan Ciporin, from Bob & Audie Bayer (Asheville, NC)

In honor of Emile Bendit and Diane Abeloff on their birthday, from Dorothy Rosenthal (Townson, MD)

In honor of Emile Bendit and Diane Abeloff on their birthday, from William Nerenberg (Townson, MD)

In honor of Emile Bendit and Diane Abeloff on their birthday, from Ellen & David Kagen (Rockville, MD)

In honor of Ken Brandes, from Leonard Schultz (Tucson, AZ)

In honor of Walter Zimmerman for his birthday, from Bambi Good (Chestnut Hill, MA)

In honor of Rebecca Dorn for her birthday, from Rhea Dorn (Costa Mesa, CA)

In honor of the Lynfield girls, from Yelva Lynfield (Mendota Heights, MN)

In honor of Susan Gilhooly for her decades of legal representation of families in the United States, and her support of Hand in Hand, from Ed Gilhooly (Chester, MD)

In honor of Gene and Nancy Bardach, from Shlomo and Doris Cohen (Philadelphia PA)

In honor of Noa Yammer and Lee Gordon, in deep appreciation, from Ross Brann (Ithaca, NY)

In honor of Amy Zlot and Marc Poris on their anniversary, from Susan Sabes (Saratoga, CA)

Gifts Made in Memoriam:

2019

In memory of Felicia Langer, from Ellen Chapnick (Bronx, NY)

In memory of Hershel Zvi v’Nitzah Kaufner, from Neal Kaufner (New York, NY)

In memory of Alan Bomser, from Morton Cohen (New York, NY)

2018

In memory of Carole and Howard Lichteman, from Jeffrey Lichteman (Tequesta, FL)

In memory of George Saportin, from Carol Cherhoniak (Shelburne, VT)

In memory of Eshter and Martin Rebhun, from Elliot Rebhun (New York, NY)

In memory of the Pittsburgh Jews killed, from H. William Taeusch (Oakland, CA)

In memory of Dr. Jerry Rabinowitz, from Peter Maas (Philadelphia, PA)

In memory of Amoz Oz, from Michael O’Hare (Berkeley, CA)

In memory of Rabbi Aryeh Hirschfield. “May Reb Aryeh’s piecework continue to live on through all of us,” from Shonna and Yitzhak Husbands-Hankin (Eugene, OR)

In memory of Menja Tomas, from James Hallock and Cilla Tomas (Ann Arbor, MI)

In memory of Harvey Jacobs, from Michael Ross (Toronto, ON)

In memory of Karen and Steven Labinger, from Jason Labinger (Los Angeles, CA)

In memory of Lillian Gutwillig, from Steve Gutwillig (Mississauga, ON)

In memory of Ida Rapoport, fromSally and Mike Abrams (Minnetonka, MN)

In memory of Hershel Beverly and Bruce Wolfson, from Barbara Wezelman (Albany, CA)

In memory of children killed, from Lorenzo Sempere & Francisco Javier (Milano, Italy)

In memory of Saul Waring, from Robert Waring (Shedsmogata, Oslo)

In memory of Sidney and Henrietta Maron, from Alice Rotfort (Natick, MA)

In memory of Palestinian children killed, from Francisco Javier Lorenzo Sepere (Milano, Italy)

In memory of Martin Rebhun, from Elliot Rebhun (New York, NY)

In memory of Hershel Zvi v’Nitzah Kaunfer, from Neal Kaunfer (New York, NY)

In memory of Won Chi, from Jessica Landis (Philadelphia, PA)

In memory of Lillian Gutwillig, from Steven Gutwillig (Mississauga, ON)

In memory of Julia Holleman, from Vicki Holleman (New York, NY)

In memory of Jonathan Lev Epstein, from Jordan Epstein (Portland, OR)    

In memory of Leonard Tucker, from Irene Tucker (Los Angeles, CA)

Gifts Made in Tribute to B’nei Mitzvah

2019

To Shalvah Lazarus (Washington, DC) in honor of her bat mitzvah, Mazel tov and congratulations! From Sarah Gershman (Washington, DC)

To Shalvah Lazarus (Washington, DC) in honor of her bat mitzvah. From Jessica Ellis (Mt. Rainier, MD)

To Merrill, Elana, Amy, Kim, and of all the wonderful PJA staff members who had made Liana and Syvlie’s b’not mitzvah especially meaningful, thank you. From Lisa Katon and Noah Kressel (Portland, OR)

To Shalvah Lazarus (Washington, DC) in honor of her bat mitzvah, mazel tov! From Emma Rous

To Shalvah Lazarus (Washington, DC) in honor of her bat mitzvah, from Marc Schindler

2018

To Herb Shukiar (Thousand Oaks, CA) in honor of his bar mitzvah. From David Shukiar (Thousand Oaks, CA)    

To Don Lucover (Calabasas, CA) in honor of his bar mitzvah. From David Shukiar (Thousand Oaks, CA)

To Phoebe Freedman Beirne (New York, NY) in honor of her bat mitzvah. From Sandra Serebin and Mort Cohen (New York, NY)

To Lana Eichenbaum (Belle Mead, NJ ) in honor of her bat mitzvah. From Sandra Serebin (New York, NY)

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