June 1, 2019/ 27 Iyyar 5779

Dear Friends and Members,

For many of us, this past year has been a test of our patience and inner strength in the face of so many social and political challenges. In general, the assault on basic democratic values and institutions is frightening. The rise in antisemitic acts, hate crimes and gun violence is deeply troublesome.

Am Kolel is evermore committed to addressing these societal challenges while at the same time nurturing ourselves through our seasonal celebrations, Shabbat gatherings and bridge building with our Jewish and non Jewish allies.

Please read our Annual Report. I hope it will lift your spirits. With your support, in person and though other avenues of participation, you have made a positive impact on improving people’s lives and addressing these social issues. We have lobbied, we have petitioned, and we have met with legislators. We have fundraised for organizations addressing the needs of those experiencing vulnerability and for many whose human rights are jeopardized.

This coming season Am Kolel will be reestablishing a Center in Kensington. The Am Kolel Judaic Resource Center will house rabbinic offices, our library and a meeting room for our use 24/7. While we will continue to own and manage Sanctuary Retreat Center, we are seeking another religious community or non-profit to share in the management and use of the property. The shared use of Sanctuary will help provide the funds to support the in-town Am Kolel Judaic Resource Center. The Board and I feel that the future of Am Kolel depends on an in-town and more accessible Center.  

Your financial support and generosity are key to sustaining Am Kolel, our unique voice in the community and our future viability.

May our Harvest be productive for all.

Reb David

Click Here to read Annual Report.
Click Here for a printable donation coupon to mail.
To make a secure on-line donation to the June Appeal, please click Here.

We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the June Appeal.

Carol Aaronson
Joan Alpert
Allan Armus
Judith Beltz
David & Roberta Benor
Ann & Miles Bradbury
Cherie Brown & George Mazza
Steve & Jane Carlin
Laura & Michael Cutler
   In Honor of Reb David
Geralding Dubit
   In Memory of Arthur M. Dubit
Hilda & Fred Ederer
   In Memory of Fred Ederer
Howard Eisner & June Linowitz
   In Memory of son, Seth Eric Eisner
David Garber
Patricia & Samuel Goldberg
Rhonda Gordon
Margaret & Evan Hadley
Kenneth Harmand
   In Memory of Mary Klein Hardman
Martha Hare
Connie Heller
Austin Heyman
Elaine Hruschka
Paige & John Jacobson
   In Memory of Marion Douglass,
   Paige's Mother
Luther Jett
   In Memory of Nancy Ungar's Mother,    Evelyn Ungar
Florence Kamm
Debra Katz & Susan Davis
Jennifer & Greg Kaufmann
   In recognition of the friendship and    spiritual guidance Reb David has    provided for 3 generations of our    family, including on the occasion of    Lilly's Bat Mitzvah
Jacob & Laurie Kelderman
   In Memory of Joseph & Gloria Horowitz
Rob & Mary Maggin
Elizabeth McCraken & Harold Harness
   In Memory of Rabbi Harold White
Fran McMahon
Fran McMahon & Miles Goldstien
Allen & Beverly Mushinsky
Paulo & Margot Neuhaus
   In Memory of Marta Neuhaus
Mark Novak
   In Honor of Mark Tabor
Joel Resnick
Rachel Robinson
   In Memory of Irvine Robinson
Sara Rothensteich
Marla Rudnick & Ethan Cohen
Virginia Schultz
Richard Schwartz
Meredith Skeath
Stacy & Jeffrey Sklaver
Jeff Spieler
   In Memory of Elinor Spieler
Nessa Spitzer
Theodore Stwart & Shoshanna    Spielgel
Shelley Sturman & Noam Stopak
Ralph Tryon & Maida Schifter
Larry & Kari Uman
   In Memory of Shirley Uman
Ira & Marcia Wagner
Jeffrey Walder & Martha Cline
   In Memory of Melvin & Helen    Walder
Marilyn Weinstein
Florence Winnik
Tanya Weinberg Yahana
Howard & Helga Young

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