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.
Click Here to read Annual Report.
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We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the June Appeal.
David & Roberta Benor
Ann & Miles Bradbury
Cherie Brown & George Mazza
Steve & Jane Carlin
Laura & Michael Cutler
In Honor of Reb David
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
Patricia & Samuel Goldberg
Margaret & Evan Hadley
In Memory of Mary Klein Hardman
|Paige & John Jacobson
In Memory of Marion Douglass,
In Memory of Nancy Ungar's Mother, Evelyn Ungar
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 & Miles Goldstien
Allen & Beverly Mushinsky
Paulo & Margot Neuhaus
In Memory of Marta Neuhaus
In Honor of Mark Tabor
In Memory of Irvine Robinson
Marla Rudnick & Ethan Cohen
Stacy & Jeffrey Sklaver
In Memory of Elinor Spieler
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
Tanya Weinberg Yahana
Howard & Helga Young