Thank you!

The Museum at Eldridge Street is grateful to our donors for your generous support. You help us keep our doors open and our lights on. You ensure the continued life of the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue, our home and a major American Jewish landmark.  You support classes for more than 7,500 school children and over 800 adult learners. You help us present festivals and concerts that bring together the diverse immigrant communities of our Lower East Side neighborhood. You help us tell the story of the Jewish immigrant experience for visitors of all races and faiths and from all around the world. Together we are stewards of this remarkable 1887 landmark and ensure its vitality for generations to come.


To contribute today or request additional information, please call Eva Bruné at 212.219.0888 ext. 202 or

Words from our Donors
“I donate to preserve the synagogue for my children and for generations to come.”

“It is crucial that such an important building, which very often gave persecuted immigrants a place of refuge and freedom to practice, should never be lost to this city or world. It was, and is now, a beautiful building.”

“Visiting the synagogue is like visiting Ellis Island. The spirits of my father’s father and mother and all of my great-grandparents are in the pews and the windows and chandeliers and prayers books and bimah.”

“Eldridge Street should be maintained throughout the ages so it can inspire future generations of not only Jewish people but also people of all faiths.”

“It is a joy to visit – and you can’t beat the quality of the classes and the folks who teach them.”

2017 Annual Fund Contributors

Gifts made between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017

Gifts of $50,000 and Over

The David Berg Foundation
Estate of Sari H. Fishman
The Marc Haas Foundation
The Alice Lawrence Foundation, Inc.
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council
Estate of Susie Oberwager
The Weinstein Foundation

Gifts of $25,000 and Over

The Brenner Family Foundation
Dynamics for Change Foundation, Inc.
William and Dewey Edelman Charitable Trust
The Goldie Anna Charitable Trust
Abraham and Mildred Goldstein Charitable Trust
Paula and Jeffrey Gural/Newmark Knight Frank
New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature
Alla and Alex Solovey/Cassena Care, LLC
Lola and Leonard Tanzer/Patient Care Associates
Helene and Steven Walsey
Raizy and Berry Weiss/Preferred HomeCare NY
Lise and Jeffrey Wilks Family Foundation

Gifts of $10,000 and Over

Susan Aldrich/RiverSpring – ElderServe Health Inc.
The Honorable Margaret Chin/NYCC
Raymond M. Connors
Raizy and Miles Davis/Geripro Dialysis Consultants LLC
Kristina Engelking/SigmaCare – MatrixCare
Epstein Teicher Philanthropies
Linda and Gregory Galdi/Custom Computer Specialists, Inc.
Morris and Arlene Goldfarb Family Foundation, Inc.
Edwin Gould Foundation
Roberta Brandes Gratz
J. Ira and Nicki Harris Foundation
HUB International Northeast Limited
Jay L. Lewis Family Charitable Fund
The Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, Inc.
National Endowment for the Arts
New York Landmarks Conservancy
Tatiana Simonova and Michael G. Reiff
Diane Rosenstein and Paul H. Rich
Leo Rosner Foundation
Michael Schwimmer/Grandview Insurance Brokerage
Stainman Family Foundation Inc.
The Roy and Niuta Titus Foundation

Gifts of $5,000 and Over

Atran Foundation Inc.
Adele Bernardi
Rita and Ernest Bogen
Susan and Mark Claster/The Carl Marks Foundation
Elias A. Cohen Foundation, Inc.
The Edouard Foundation, Inc.
Mark Friedman and Neil Einhorn/MN Consulting NY
Sam Gutman/Citadel
Sam Klein/Advanced Care Staffing
Scott La Rue/ArchCare/Catholic Health Care System
Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation
Isaac Lifshitz/Meridian Capital Group, LLC
The Honorable Gale Brewer/Manhattan Borough President’s Office
Jonathan L. Mechanic/Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson
Eve and Stephen Milstein
Lori and David Moore Family
David Pomeranz/Hebrew Home of Riverdale
The Robert Sillins Family Foundation Inc.
Philip Rosenberg/Nixon Peabody LLP
Dara Perlbinder and Richard Rubin
Michael Schreiber/Cassena Care
Sara and Abraham Sieger
Isaac Steinberg/Four Seasons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Jeremy Strauss/The Grand Healthcare System
Rafael and Nathan Teitel/CHE
Radislav Tisnovsky
Valley National Bank
Ron Wasserman/Signature Bank
Judith and Stanley Zabar

Gifts of $1,000 and Over

Nanci and Sammy Aaron
Diane Schulder Abrams and Robert Abrams
Lisa and Lance Africk
Sanjay Ahuja/Glengariff Healthcare
Scott Amrheim/CCLC Solutions, Inc.
The Annenberg Foundation
Barbra and Frank Arnold
Susan and Eric Baelen/LPL Financial
Michael Balboni/Greater New York Health Care Facilities Assocation, Inc.
Alex Balko/Metropolitan Jewish Health System
Phillip Falco and Michael Barnes/ Enterprise Fleet Management
Jeffrey Beers International
Martin W. Bernard
Edgar Berner Family Fund
Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Berni
Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC
Wendy Black/Onyx Healthcare Solutions
David Borgen/Centers Plan for Healthy Living
The Honorable Gale Brewer/Manhattan Borough President’s Office
The Chazen Foundation
Sandra Pitterson-Cohen and Steven Cohen/Brooklyn United Methodist Church Home
Eric Cohler Design, Inc.
The Crystal Family Foundation
Paula and Brian Daniels
Valerie and Abbey Doneger/Henry Doneger Associates, Inc.
Mitzi and Warren Eisenberg Family Foundation
Michael Elchoness/PNC Wealth Management
Donald B. Epstein
Greg Erber/GEM Healthcare
Estanne Abraham Fawer and Martin Fawer/Watervista LLC
Howard Fensterman/Abrams Fensterman LLP
Sal Ferrange/OptumHealth Financial Servcies
Israel Fisher/Fisher Group New York
Anna and Nathan Flax Foundation, Inc.
Stanley N. Friedman, SRM Radiology Associates
David Klien and Joel Friedman/ P & G Brokerage Inc.
Hana L. Fuchs
Naomi Gat
Kenneth Gelb/Rebekah Rehabilitation and Extended Care
Lyla and Howard Glener
Ellen and Neil Gold
Dorothy Tapper Goldman
Abi and Elliot Goldstein/Luxury Connections
The Gottesman Fund
Alyssa and Cliff Greenberg
Harry Gurevich/Hedgewood Home for Adults
Herring Finn Foundation
Neil Heyman/Southern New York Association Inc.
Natalie How
Jewish Community Youth Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Elliot Kahan/Centers Health Care
The Katcher Family Foundation
Arthur Korant
Diane Lander-Simon
Eugene M. Lang Foundation
Sidney Lapidus
Marsha and Neil O. Lawner
Evan Z. Lazar
Raymond J. Learsy
Laurence C. Leeds, Jr.
Shulim Leifer/Village Senior Services Corp
The Samuel M. Levy Family Foundation
Anne Levy Fund
Tony Lewis/Cobble Hill Health Center
Robert S. Lewis
Pam and Charles I. Malamut
Rita Malbi/United Hebrew of New Rochelle
The Malkin Fund, Inc.
Jacob Margolies
Judy and Bob Mate
Maury Donnelly & Parr, Inc.
Michael Melnicke/Providence Foundation, Inc.
Lisa and Wayne S. Miller
Cheryl and Michael Minikes
Y.H. Mirzoeff & Sons Foundation Inc.
Kenneth Mitchell/ Popular Community Bank
The Doris and Isaac Moinester Foundation
Stanley J. Morris/Rampart Brokerage Corp.
Raphael Nadel/HHAeXchange
Kenneth R. Nadler Architects
New York City Department for the Aging
Harold J. Newman
Deborah Ugoretz and Samuel Norich
David Greisman and Effy Nussbaum/Towne Nursing
NYC & Company Foundation, Inc.
Laura Okrent and Diane Barker/Northwell Health
Cippy and Jack Operman/Gramercy Park Medicine PC
Cheryl and Edward Panes
Maria and Vincent Pascal
Adinah and Simon Pelman/Meadowbrook Care Center
Ann Toback and Peter Pepper/The Workmen’s Circle
Ayalah and Marc Podwal
Mendy Reiner/Renewal of Life
Daniel Reingold/RiverSpring Health/Hebrew Home at Riverdale
Elliott C. Rosch
Michael N. Rosenblut/Parker Jewish Institute & AgeWell New York
Avi and Yussie Rosengarten
Harriet and Eric Rothfeld
Amy and Richard G. Ruben
Patricia and Jay Sackman
Sumir and Nidhi Sahgal
Esther Salem
Jackie and David Schiro
Jeffrey G. Schneider
Ari Schwartz/Penn Health Plus Management
Caroline Sheinbaum
Chaim Sieger
Eric Simon/Jackson Lewis P.C.
Bonnie and Allen Sirkin
Donna and Barry Slotnick
Annie Polland, Lily Smrtic, and Mike Smrtic
Yisrael Spitz/Telebroad
SPS Community Solutions/Senior Community Services
Jane and Frances Stein Foundation
Ashley Steinhart/Lowenstein Sandler LLP
Stoller Family Charitable Lead Annuity Trust
Jacqueline Stone and Harry Stone
Judy and Warren Tenney Foundation
Michael Tuch Foundation, Inc.
Michael Vatch/SeniorCare Emergency Medical Services
Ester Fuchs and Daniel Victor
The Eli and Arlene Wachtel Charitable Foundatio
Kenneth M. Wachtell
Eileen Wilk Walsh and Joseph G. Walsh
Susan and Robert Weiser
Alison and Donald Weiss
Aryeh Weiss
Judith Eisen Wild and Robert A. Wild
Myles F. Wittenstein
Harold B. Wodinsky
Hennie and Shimon Wolf/Wolf Maryles & Associates LLC
David Wroclawski
Nancy and Seth Zachary
Judy Francis Zankel
Ray Kurdziel and Howard Zar
Lois and Andrew Zaro
Joseph Zicherman/Valmar Surgical Supplies
Marc Zimmet
Beth and Scott B. Zucker

Gifts of $500 and Over

ABC Studios
Jeri and Stuart Almer
Karen Angelowitz
Anonymous (2)
Mary Ellin Barrett
Roberta Berken
Eva and David Brune
Irwin A. Cantor Family Fund
Maryjo Cohen
Joan K. Davidson
Goodman Davis Family Charitable Trust
Avigail and Akiva Eisenstadt/Avigail Eisenstadt Design Group
Martin Elias
Lydia Galeon
Jennifer F. and Alan S. Goldfarb
Sylvia G. Gordon
Hiram Haddad
Sally and Roger Hoffman
Humanities New York
Alyce and Steven B. Kaplan
Sivia Kaye
Phyllis Kirschenbaum
Philip W. Kirsh
William Klein
Dorothy Lichtenstein
Carol F. and Bud Lowenthal
Laurence J. Murphy
The Oppenheim Family Fund
Lawrence Orenstein
Saul D. Raw
Elizabeth and Eugene M. Renkin
Christopher H. Rothko
Larry Rubin
Robyn and Stuart Saltzman
Susan and Norman Schulman
Slovin Foundation
Esther Samet and Regina Stein
Taryn Tanzer/Patient Care Associates
Norman I. Weisman
Linda Filer and Bradford Wiley II
Maureen McGurl and Mark Willensky
Nora and Barry Yood
The Gellin Zalaznick Foundation Inc.

Gifts of $250 and Over

The Belz Foundation
Cynthia C. Wainwright and Stephen Berger
Debra and Peter B. Berry
Amy Boorstein
Arline Borteck
Cheryl Brandes
Andrew Byrne
Margaret M. and Frank Caulson
Nancy Charney
Lisa B. and Edmund Cohen
Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence J. Cohen
Bobbi and Barry Coller
James Davidson
Doris and Leo Dreyfuss
Essig-Enrich Family Foundation, Inc.
Miriam H. and Thomas N. Farmakis
Barry R. Feldman
Gloria Fishfader
Anne and Gerald Freedman Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Maralyn Friedman
Ethel and Jacob Gold
Anita W. Graber
Jay Bruno and William F. Gratz
The Greenberg Foundation
Philip J. Hahn Foundation
Dr. and Mrs. Zachary I. Hodes
Nora and Steven Kandel
Penny M. and David J. Klein
Amy F. Solas and Richard L. Klein
Joann and Robert Todd Lang
Harry Louger
Carol Lederman
Leslie and Jim Levy
Renee Luebke
Bonnie Nogin/Recreation Resources
Lucile and Maurice Pollak Fund
Fred M. Richman
Martin and Florence Rothman Donor Advised Fund
Nola Safro Fund of the NYCT
David Silver
Andrew and Merrill Silver Fund
Debra and Gary M. Soffer
Amy and Chuck Spielman
Hazel Tishcoff
Kenneth L. Wyse
Victoria Yunis
The Sarah and Harold Zalesch Fund, Inc.
Susan Zinder

Gifts of $100 and Over

Elie Abemayor
Joan D. Ackerman
Jeffrey A. Aidekman
Anonymous (2)
Robert E. Appel
Anna S. and Abraham Ascher
Norma and Paul G. Barash
Stanley L. Barrish
Judy Baumgarten
Marilyn Belous
Shelley and Joseph Benezra
Sandra and Howard Benjamin
Susan and Bruce Berger
Dr. and Mrs. Zeke Berlin
Mitchell P. Berliner
Rosalie and Lawrence J. Berman
Albert J. Beson
Steven Birnbaum
Karen and Leslie Blacksburg
Miriam Blau
Helene A. Blieberg
Erika Bloomfield
William S. Boorstein
Harriet Siegel Boxer
Shelley Brevda
Frances Aaron Brooks
Brout Family Fund
Phyllis E. and Irwin L. Browarsky
Frankie Harvey and Steve Buchman
Tova and Norman Bulow
Joshua R. Cammaker
Denise and Lou Caucig
Chasan Family Fund
Roni and Mark B. Chasin
Linda Clous
Yale Coggan/Coggan Family Trust
Adele Cohen
Libby and Richard P. Cohen
Georgia Cooper
Fred Cronin
Erica and Allan Cyprys
Linda and Teo Dagi
Jessica G. and Andrew P. Davis
Lynn and Joseph Deutsch
Judith Dicker/Hillside Manor Rehabilitation and Extended Care Center, LLC
Charles Dimston
Jo Ann Douglas
Susan F. and Ronald H. Drucker
Martin Dvorkin
Shirley Eckstein
Henry L. Ehrlich
Mariana Elder
Coula Farris
Clarice Feinman
Robert E. Fidoten
Hilda and David Fins
Sander A. Flaum Charitable Trust
Donald Fleishaker
Isabel Foner
Charles A. Forma
Kathy Franklin
Joe-Tom Easley and Peter Freiberg
Annette B. Freund
Gloria Berkenstat Freund
Lisa Friedlander
Joyce and Sidney Gamburg
Deborah Gans
Edward I. Geffner
Sarah A. Gelber
Rabbi David Gelfand/Temple Israel of NYC
David Gelley/Verrazano Nursing Home Inc.
The Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Monica Gold
Stuart Goldstein
Norman Goldstein
Elyse S. Goldweber
Miriam R. and Norman Golob
Marjorie and Irwin Goodman
Lenore Gordon
Abigail Graber
Julia Frank and Mark Graber
Lisanne L. Renner and Adam S. Grace
Joseph Graf
Great Neck South High School – Hebrew Culture Club
Beverly and Michael Greenberg
Paul M. Greenberg
Richard A. Greenberg
Esther and Robert S. Greenberg
Francis J. Greenburger Charitable Foundation
Bill and Susan Feinberg-Greene
Dena E. and Abraham Greenstein
Paul L. Gross
Mark A. Grossbard
Seymour I. Gussack
Cordala Hahn
The Hammerman Charitable Trust
Jan Roth Hauptman
Rochelle Henner
Michael Herman and Family
John E. Herzog
David Himelberg Foundation
Bernice and Jack S. Hoffinger
Hollander Foundation
Allan A. Horland
Margie Epstein and Kenneth Stuart Horn
Gladys and John Horowitz
Carol and Joseph Horowitz
Cyma Horowitz
Robert Vincent Huber
Mona Schnitzler and Jonathan H. Hurwitz
Mrs. Taube G. Import
Judith Ellenbogen and George Isserles
Theodore H. Jacobsen
Eileen and Steven Janowsky
Kevin Jennings/Davis-Jennings Fund
Frances A. and Kenneth M. Kahn
Barbara and Steven Kantor
Mannon Kaplan
Myril Kaplan
Stephen Kaplan
Altie Karper
Estelle and Leo Katz
Stanley Katz
Leonard Kaye
Gerry Kendrick
Betty and Howard Kerpen
Mona and Stephen Klaber
Carol Klein
Roberta and Melvyn Klein
Ella Kohn
Carol and Elliott Kominsky
Carol and Irwin Koransky
Myron Kornbluh
Roberta Koza
Barbara and Seymour Krasner
Anita Tetrault and Alan C. Krieger
David F. Kuck
Arlene Kurz
Jonathan Myles Kushner
Bernice and Jerome S. Lachs
Joan A. Larsen
Erika and Max Leifer
Harvey I. Leifert
Rochelle Leinwand
P. Arnold-D. Leipziger
Annette Cerbone and Suzanne LeVan
Heidi D. Levin
Betsy Gotbaum and Peter Lewis
Adam Lichtman
Valrie L. Lieberman
Dr. and Mrs. David Lieberman
Susan Lippa
Michele Listokin
Ann Grumet Littman
The Lorber Foundation
Paul Lubetkin
Mandel-Schneier Family Fund
Toni Landau and Fred Mansbach
Morris Mansfield
Francine and Steven Marcowitz
Sondra Gural Markoff
Silvia Marx
Rita and Robert Matthews
Susan R. and Harvey J. Mayerowitz
Mayor Family Charitable Trust
Mary Jane McGoey
Morton Meltzer
Faith Menken
George Menken
Marilyn Metz
Carole and David Metzger
Paula Michtom
Amy Stein Milford and Matthew Milford
Jennie Parnes Miller
Bruce F. Minkoff & Company
Helen and Arnold Mintz
Inger and Mark Mirsky
Carleton Montgomery
The Carole and Harold Moskowitz Family Foundation
Anne and Victor S. Navasky
Ann R. and Robert J. Neuman
Steven A. Okin
Harry Otterman
Jane Parnes
Carrie Z. and Michael J. Paston
Joel Pearlberg
Beth Peller
Marissa Piesman
Cheryl Brandes Pine and Lloyd Pine
Marjorie and Lawrence Pitterman
Dr. and Mrs. Richard H. Pollen
Betsy Posner
Susan A. and Gerald J. Post
Randi and Michael Potack
Preston Family Trust
Ilya Prizel
Susanne P. Reilly
Alice Robbin
Jarrow L. Rogovin
Melvin K. Roseman
Monroe H. Rosner
Michelle Roth/Roth Investor Relations Inc.
Martha and John M. Rozett
Susan Brooks and Brad Ruskin
Susan and Kenneth L. Sankin
Barbara J. and Michael Sarver
Diana M. Savit
Katie and Evan Schaffer
Annette Sally Schecter
Beatrice S.Scher
Alan Schneider
Patricia A. and David Schoenfeld
Helen Schulberg
Howard Schulberg
Malkah Schulman
Harvey Schussler
Patricia C. Schwartz
Charlotte S. Schwartz
Janet Schwartz
Steven Schwartzman
Barbara Schwimmer
Ruth and Stanley Seemann
Marilyn Segal
Nathan Seifman
Lina Ann Shane
Diana Shapiro
Katherine R. and Shepard A. Sheinkman
Robert M. Shelbourne
Jane and Mark Shemtob
Faith and Arnold Shertz
Norma Jean Shufro
Wilma Bulkin Siegel
Sharon and Jeffrey Silver
Lawrence Silver
Joan and Ronald Silverman
Judith and Ernest Simon
Susan and Gary Singer
Pris and Robert H. Siskin
Douglas A. Skolnick
Diane Slaine-Siegel
Susan Slater
Joanne C. and James C. Smith
SO Charitable Trust
Richard D. Sobel
Carol N. and Steven P. Sokol
Lisa Joy Sommers
John Jay Sonners
Laurence T. Sorkin
Rosanne F. and Samuel L. Spear
Morton E. Spitzer
Richard A. Stahl
Nancy and Kenneth L. Stein
Rabbi Louis Stein
Sharon L. Stein
Cynthia R. Stern
Judith B. Kostman and Charles Sternberg
Richard Sturm
Sandra R. and Jack Swartz
Michael Taubenfeld
Ziv Tavor
William and Anna Tenenblatt Foundation
Gail and Joe Trachtenberg
Edwin Triestman
Deborah S. and Michael Troner
Paul Tuchman
Ruth and Stuart Turner
Susanne Vamos
Gabriela and Casey Vieira
Deborah and Martin Vine
Marcia F. and Richard S. Volpert
Ira M. Warren
Carol Weinberg
Wendy Weinstein
Bill Weiss
Daniel Weiss
Robert and Elaine Weiss Charitable Foundation
Amy and Robert J. Weller
Penny and Theodore Williams
Leonard M. Wilson
Polly and Randy Wilson
Robert Windwer
David A. and Shoshanna Wingate Foundation, Inc.
Elise A. Wolf
Albert Wolsky
Milton Wolson
Linda and Samuel Yalkowsky
Richard Yood and Family
Allen Zimmerman
Maxine Zinder
Meyer Zinn

1887 Society Members

Estate of Leona K. Adler
Sylvia Antonier-Scher
Estate of Adele Bernardi
Estate of Lucie Blau
Estate of Gladys P. Edelman
Estate of Sari H. Fishman
Estate of David J. Fox
Estate of Blanche K. Goldberg
Estate of Fanny Goldfarb
Estate of Peryl Gottesman
Estate of Julius W. Graber
Estate of Lillian Gross
Estate of Stella Freeman Harmon
Estate of George Hecht
Estate of Miriam Jacobs
Estate of Louis Katzowitz
Estate of Emma Landau
Estate of Gloria Loftus
Estate of Selma Merkin
Estate of Harriet Messinger
Estate of Susie Oberwager
Estate of Beatrice Palestin
Estate of Freda R. Resnik
Estate of Harold Rosenberg
Estate of Ada Rovinsky
Estate of Matilda Gross Scheiner
Estate of Meyer Smolen
Estate of Elvira and Herbert Weller
Estate of Zelda W. Werner
Estate of Alexander Wincberg
List as of January 19, 2018