Friends & Partners of The Adath Foundation
Joe Rubenstein, Foundation President
Dr. Stan Kagin
Rabbi Harold Kravitz
Dr. Jeffrey Mandel
Jason Rose, Foundation Investment Chair
David Segal, Director Emeritus
Craig Spencer, Synagogue VP of Fundraising and Development
Rabbi Aaron Weininger
Miranda Weisbuch, Executive Director (ex officio)
Ed Zeman, Synagogue Treasurer
Click here to see a list of the Permanent Endowment Funds of Adath Jeshurun Foundation
List of Planned Gift Givers
We are grateful to the Legacy Society members who have helped secure our future by naming Adath Jeshurun Foundation as a beneficiary in their will, trust, retirement account or life insurance policy (as of February 2020). Click Here.
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Annual Recognition of Giving
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Areas of Need
Where are gifts needed most?
Adath Jeshurun completed a year-long strategic planning process which resulted in a set of goals and vision for the future of our Congregation. It will take time, energy and funding to implement these goals, with work beginning now and continuing in coming years. The hope is that everyone at Adath will take ownership of this effort so we can achieve the vision we foresee for our spiritual home.
We will take a leadership role in developing resources that reduce financial barriers to participation in congregation activities and in the broader Jewish community. Donors may designate gifts, of any size, to specific areas of interest.
Areas where gifts are needed most include:
Kemach - Scholarships
First and foremost, we hope to expand our capability to provide additional scholarships for program offerings from preschool into adulthood to ease the burden of rising costs so that our congregants can take full advantage of all our community has to offer. .
Keruv - Connectedness and Welcoming
Judaism is grounded in community. We will connect with one another through a rich variety of opportunities that foster smaller communities, engaged in our congregation, reflecting the commitment to our mission and values.
Chinuch - Educational support
Education is the foundation for a committed Jewish life. We will provide a lifelong continuum of quality Jewish learning opportunities to congregants of all ages, abilities and means through a combination of our own resources and that of our community partners.
Noar - Teen Involvement
We value our teens and seek to engage them in congregational life. We will foster a sense of belonging and spiritual fulfillment among our teens and remove barriers to full participation in everyday Jewish life. We will provide leadership and financial support, creative programming, and will welcome teen input into congregational committees.
For more information on how you can help secure Adath's well-being for this and future generations, contact Miranda Weisbuch at 952-545-2424 or email@example.com.
Your Gifts At Work
Ritt Legacy Will Help Care for Our Elderly Congregants The Talmud says that kol Yisrael arevim zeh bazeh, meaning that all of Israel are responsible for each other. This phrase emphasizes the communal responsibility of Jews, specifically their role to step in and help where needed. More
Martin and Bonnie Bush Continue to Support the Needs of the Community It is a rare and special gift to have a family that has watched the walls of our congregation go up, come down, and go up again. Martin and Bonnie Bush have not only done just that but continue to bless us with their support of the Adath community to this day. In 1973, Marty was a champion behind the Kallah Retreat Center Campaign... More
Remembering Stephanie... It has been said that the sound of the ocean carries on through seashells found at the shore. For Adath, memories of Stephanie Sargent, a beloved Gan Shelanu teacher who passed away suddenly in 2011, carry on through the sound of laughter in children in the Gan hallways. More
How One Couple Set Out to "Repair the World"Herman and Nancy Markowitz contribute to good causes with the hope of inspiring others to do the same.Tikkun olam ("to repair the world") has been a timeless message of our people. Helping the lives of others to be more complete has always been a consistent objective of Nancy and Herman. More
Planting for Future GenerationsWhen we arrived in Minneapolis in 1987, we expected that we would spend a few years here and then head back to our hometown of Philadelphia, or go on to build our lives in some other area of the country that seemed appealing. We soon came to appreciate that the Twin Cities are a wonderful place to live (despite the weather)... More
David and Renee Segal Invite You to Give Life to Adath's Future "It is not incumbent upon you to finish the job, but you are not free to fail to start it." This statement says a lot about David Segal and his wife, Renee, and their family. Their commitment to Adath shines brightly through their time and involvement. "Our service to the community has brought Renee and me a lot of satisfaction and peace. We feel blessed to have a strong foundation within..." More
Remembering Michael Paul It is often said that while God gives, God also takes. It is a heartfelt message for the Paul family. As a young couple joining Adath, Stephanie and Michael had the whole world at their footsteps. They were proud parents of baby Jessica, had established careers and were active in the community. Few were aware that Michael was born with a congenital heart defect in need of a second repair. More
Weiners' Commitment to Adath's Future Challenges Us All to Do Our Part Andy and Marci Weiner have made supporting their community a priority in their lives. Not only have they helped mold the Adath's past, but they continue to support the ongoing life of the congregation and plan to ensure its future by remembering the Adath Foundation in their estate plans. More
Martin and Laura Lipshutz Add Life to Their Giving for Adath's Future Martin and Laura Lipshutz were pleasantly surprised at how much more they were able to contribute to the future of Adath Jeshurun by exploring their gift planning options. We often say that all Jews are mishpacha (Hebrew word for family), as we hold a common heritage and values. This sense of family is often extended to one's congregation as... More
Goldfines Ensure Adath Will Continue to Be a Center of Jewish Life Little did Harold Goldfine know when he married Cynthia Davis and the couple joined Adath Jeshurun as newlyweds in 1970 that the Synagogue would become an integral part of their Jewish circle of life. Little did Harold Goldfine know when he married Cynthia Davis and the couple joined Adath Jeshurun as newlyweds in... More
Judy and Mike Berman invest in Adath's future It is a rare and special gift when one is able to see beyond the present and look to the future with faith and promise. Mike and Judy Berman have that unique gift. Eighteen years ago, Mike and Judy joined Adath after moving to the Twin Cities with their two young boys, Noah and Oren, from the East Coast. The Bermans made the Twin Cities Jewish community home by... More
The Appelbaum Family Legacy Sally Leafman Appelbaum and the late Kenneth Appelbaum z"l (may his memory be a blessing) have been true caretakers, showing their responsibility to participate in the giving that takes place in each generation and fostering the growth of the Jewish people. More
Touch the Lives of Young People Through a Scholarship According to Dr. Steven M. Cohen, a sociologist of American Jewry, the more Jewish education a child has, the stronger his/her Jewish identity is likely to be (1985). Jewish summer camp and Israel experiences are crucial in developing and nurturing Jewish identity and commitment. More
Ensuring the Solid Foundation of Adath Jeshurun We did not decide to include Adath Jeshurun in our estate plan just because our children established lifelong friendships at Gan Shelanu. Nor was our decision made only in recognition of the leadership skills they gained through their involvement in USY. More
Natalie Gerstein Atkin Gives Adath Words to Live By Born and raised on the West Side of Saint Paul, Natalie Gerstein Atkin attended the Saint Paul Talmud Torah and graduated from Mechanic Arts High School. She went on to study medical technology for four years at the University of Minnesota prior to marriage. After starting a family, she decided to re-enter the workforce as a teacher and taught fourth grade. More
Ben and Reva Kibort Bring Lessons Home With Scholarship Fund It is written in the Torah, "And you shall make them known to your children, and to your children's children" (Deuteronomy 4:9). Ben and Reva Kibort have lived their lives by this commandment. More
Levins' Commitment Will Ensure a Strong Future for the AdathIn Jewish tradition we are taught to make the world a better place for those who follow. Jules and Rose Levin understand this concept and have made it a central focus of their lives. More