Rabbi Stu Litwack and Mrs. Shirley Drelich
The first half of the school year has been great. Our classroom is bursting with
(Keshet reports cont’d from p. 24)
student energy. Our students have experienced everything from great literature
and life skills math to learning about Jewish history and the history of our own
country. They write daily, reflecting on what they have learned and broaden their
horizons with hands-on projects that challenge their creativity and technological
In Judaics, our students enhance their education through lively group discussions
and daily one-on-one interaction with peers and staff. Our students continue to
be active in Ida Crown Jewish Academy activities, such as the wrestling team,
girls choir, and the school year book.
We look forward with great expectations to the rest of the school year as we continue
to forge ahead with our learning, both academically and spiritually.
I want tell you how much fun I had at school today while video taping the
Ma-Amin Class! The kids that we interviewed, Jonah, Meir, Mayer, Pia, and
Mimi, were amazing. They were articulate using words like enhancing,
adapting, modifying, and, my personal favorite, "para pro" to describe what
goes on in the program. They also used words like great and awesome
May you and your family be inscribed to describe how they feel. Three of the kids that I heard independently
acknowledged that they are succeeding in school because of the Ma-Amin
in the Book of Life for a
program. They all described making friends in the program and in the
Happy and Healthy New Year
regular classes and how much they are gaining from having the Ma-Amin
Program. They have a deep appreciation of Rabbi Litwack and Mrs. Drelich,
as well as Moshe and Yaakov.
Sold in packages of 10 for $25 I think Ma-Amin is a quality program providing an invaluable service to this
community. Thank you all. A school, like any other institution, is only as
Orders must be received by September 9, 2011 good as the people running it.
(Orders of 50 cards or more will receive a 10% discount) Deni, mother of Ma-Amin student, Jonah Kirshenbaum
Keshet will do your mailing for you!
10 cards for $36 (price includes postage & handling)
Ma-Amin is a beneficiary of
Call 847-205-1234 or WWW.KESHET.ORG Keshet, The Kehillah Special
Card is also available blank inside
Education Fund and the Rosen/
Kirshenbaum Ma-Amin Scholarship Fund.
30 Spring 2011 www.keshet.org 31
A Letter of Thanks Lakeview Food Pantry
This morning we were at the Lakeview Food Pantry and Carrie,
the director, came up to me when we walked in. She said that
she could not stop thinking of us all week and how much she
appreciates our help. Carrie explained that
she worked on the letter below all week
and wanted me to share it with the Keshet
Carrie and Jen
I’ve worked for Lakeview
My name is Carrie McCormack and in
Pantry is a food pantry for those
Pantry for eight years. Lakeview have two loca-
The shelves are empty...
od of Chicago. We
need in the Lakeview neighborho
Unloading the boxes of food.
tions and I run our second site which is near Ashland Avenue.
School when we were
I first got involved with Keshet High
t was almost two years ago. It has
asked if we needed volunteers. Tha
been an amazing experience for
come, and, together, the two
Sometimes we have other groups
food together; sometimes it will be
schools will unload and stock the
from a corporate office; and some-
the high schoolers plus some folks ’
ents and their teachers. The kids
times it’s just our high school stud
faces light up as they recognize the
es, they know what they will
Now that they’ve come a few tim
ad the cases of groceries and
be doing and how to do it. They unlo
e a neighbor in need.
assist the pantry so that we can serv
eaching, but I can tell the
I don’t know much about IEP’s or t y.
Taking a break after a job well done.
ment when all the food is put awa
students get a sense of accomplish d
, getting exercise for their bodies an
I know they are learning new skills ns,
They are using patience, taking tur
also exercising their motor skills. aking new
asking questions and m
cooperating, following directions,
taff) come to the pantry, they are
friends. Now when students (and s
pantry lady knows who they are,
greeted by name and know that the
needs their help, and is happy to s n a
Having this partnership with Keshet High School has bee
try and the school. Thank you to the
great experience for Lakeview Pan
gh School and thank you to those
students and staff of the Keshet Hi Stocking the shelves.
who support them!
Carrie McCormack ...The shelves are full!
32 Spring 2011 www.keshet.org 33
The Keshet Coe-Worker
Spotlight on our Keshet
Jonathon Stack, Teacher Grandparents Plus Group
Stocking, Stacking, and Smiling
It’s a typical Thursday morning at The Chicago
The Grandparents Plus Group is made upfundraising activities go caring,
of very loving, devoted,
and concerned people. The proceeds of their toward
Chesed Fund’s Lincolnwood warehouse. In aisle funding trips and activities for children who would not be able to have the
2, Jacob is arranging paper towel rolls neatly experience without financial assistance.
on a shelf. In aisle 6, Mark is unloading pretzel
bags, while Huvi and Brett organize the Triscuits This year’s GADOL (Giving Adults Daily Opportunities for Living) Chanukah
—Cracked Pepper on the left, and Original on the party was, as always, very well attended and, as in the past, the celebration
right. was graciously sponsored by Keshet’s Grandparents Plus group. While most
of our past parties have taken place in restaurants, this year’s event was held
Jacob, Mark, Huvi, and Brett are members of at a Clearbook CILA at which four of our participants reside. The evening
Keshet’s Coe-Worker Transition Program for was filled with pizza, Karaoke, music, laughs and, most importantly, good
young adults with developmental disabilities. They Brett stocks shelves at the friends. Many parents were also on hand to help us celebrate. We all left
volunteer at the food pantry every Thursday. Chicago Chesed Fund. feeling that this was the start of a new tradition!
“It makes me feel good,” says Jacob, 20, who adds that he enjoys stocking shelves
the best. Julia, 19, excels at dividing products into categories. She says she likes
“making things neat” for warehouse shoppers. “I just like helping people,” adds
And as they stock shelves, unload
boxes, and arrange merchandise,
the kids are getting real-life skills,
according to Keshet’s Vocation Julie, Avi, and Nate enjoy
the wonderful Chanukah
Coordinator, Karen Rohrbach. dinner sponsored by The
Grandparents Plus Group for
“They get work experience and the GADOL participants.
a sense of responsibility,” she
explains. “They also learn that there
is a certain way to behave and that
Annual Gift Wrapping Fundraiser
there are rules to follow. And this
Huvi unloads a box of supplies. has a long-term impact," she adds.
The Chicago Chesed Fund’s Volunteer Coordinator, Mrs. Sora Dunst, calls the Our Wonderful Wrappers:
kids an inspiration. “They come week after week, and even if it’s hot or cold in the Lisa Brand Ilene Evins Sarane Katz Mitzi Sommerfield
warehouse, they just get right to work. They are always eager to help,” she says. Norma Brand Gloria Field Judy Kupfer Nancy Tobin
Randi Carr Susie Goldstein Mary Lowenthal Audrey Trotsky
Denise Charney Gail Gordon David Meyers Phyllis Weisberg
The Keshet kids have been volunteering for The Chicago Chesed Fund for about Kylie Charney Norma Gordon Jeanette Meyers Edith Wolf
two years. Karen Rohrbach expects the kids to be lending a hand at The Chicago Bonnie Diamond Millie Gorelik Dalia Ness
Chesed Fund for a long time. Marty Diamond Donna Hersh Loraine Patinkin
Sandy Dick Betty Hoffing Natalie Penner
Marilyn Domsky Janet Jacobson Lorraine Skolnick
"They have something to give, and this is the perfect place to give it," she says.
34 Spring 2011 www.keshet.org 35
Keshet Reports Keshet Vocational
Keshet @ Work
Karen Rohrbach, Vocational Coordinator
for Our Young Adults
O ur students are having a great year. Our students are out in the community,
using the skills they have learned in the vocation room in actual work
experiences. On any given day, our students are shelving books at Skokie Library
Shmuel loves cars and he is now at one of our new sites, Evanston Subaru in Skokie.
He works with the car porter team, washing cars and preparing cars for delivery.
or the Hillel Torah School Library; sorting products at Chesed Fund Chicago,
The ARK, Kol Touhy Grocery or Lakeview Food Pantry, helping at Rosen’s
Pharmacy or Illinois Nut and Candy; folding towels at JoAnne’s Beauty Salon We Applaud our
or Athletico Physical Therapy Center, or straightening the kitchens at Maya
Romanoff or NuCare. Community Businesses
Come rain or shine, our students intern at Elizabeth Mayer School, helping
children in their Kindergarten room, washing cars and working with porters at
Evanston Subaru in Skokie, filing and shredding at Beber Camp offices or at
ITEX, and helping set up lunch for Kosher Gourmet at the ICJA cafeteria.
e thank all of the employers in our Keshet
family of community job training sites.
The Ark Illinois Nut & Candy
Weekly, our students bake challah with the residents of Park Plaza
Retirement Center; we also bake and deliver challah to GlenCrest Nursing and Athletico Itex
Rehabilitation Centre and Buckingham Pavilion. Several times a week, our
Beber Camp JoAnne's Hair Salon
Bernard Horwich JCC Ken's Diner
students help at Ken’s Diner cleaning tables and filling condiments. Our students Bernard Weinger JCC Kirshner's Cuisine
can also be found in various offices at Northeastern Illinois University filing, Buckingham Pavilion Kol Tov/Touhy
collating, and labeling documents for students. Chicago Chesed Fund Kosher Foods
When not in the community, our students learn and improve their work skills Chicago Rabbinical Lakeview Food Pantry
in our fabulous new vocational training room; each student experiences individual Council Leaning Tower YMCA
and group training to fit their own capabilities and preferences. CJE Senior Life Meals-on-Wheels
Cong. Ezras Israel Maya Romanoff
Cong. Khal Chasidim Miesel's Property
Elizabeth Mayer School Northeastern Illinois
Evanger's Dog Food University
Evanston Subaru, NuCare Services
GlenCrest Nursing Park Plaza
Centre Retirement Center
Hillel Torah North Pharmore Drugs
Suburban Day School/ Rosen's Pharmacy
PreSchool The Sandwich Club
Hillel Torah Library Skokie Public Library
Ida Crown Jewish Srulie's Essen Delicatessen
Academy Temple Jeremiah
Huvi works at one of our newest sites, Without community vocational training sites such as these, we wouldn’t have the
Athletico Physical Therapy. While there, she opportunity to show everyone our capabilities. If you have work opportunities or
folds towels and cleans the therapy tables.
subcontract work (collating, envelope stuffing, labeling, stamping, envelope sealing,
etc.) for us, please contact Karen Rohrbach at (773) 508-5778 x302
36 Spring 2011
Keshet Reports GADOL Program
The Sidney & Lisa Glenner On Sunday, February 6, Temple Jeremiah hosted a shredding event to
benefit GADOL participants. The congregation has also begun a “Lunch Bunch”
GADOL Program program. Once each month, a number of their volunteers meet with several of
our participants to enjoy each other’s company.
Giving Adults Daily Opportunities for Living We’ve also been very fortunate to be the recipient of many generous
donations from Temple Jeremiah, including a great number of arts and crafts
in cooperation with Clearbrook supplies for our art program. Temple Jeremiah hosted an art show on April 10
Debbie Harris, Program Director at which we sold many of the paintings that our participants have been working
Laura Fine, Assistant Program Director on during their weekly art classes, led by our staff person, Rita.
The congregation has also hired two of GADOL’s experienced participants
to work in their building one day each week, cleaning the Hebrew School
he theme this year at GADOL seems to be "collaboration." One of our newest
and most successful projects has been making beautifully decorated cutlery
For the first time, GADOL held a Shabbaton at the Milwaukee JCC’s
(see page 8). Our participants had the opportunity to sell their handmade
Daniel M. Soref Retreat Center. A large group of our adults participated in a
serving pieces at the Northbrook Park District Craft Fair and at Solomon
Tu B’Shevat seder led by Surie Osina, davened, played games together, went
Schechter’s Book Fair in Skokie. We’ve also sold cutlery outside of Srulie’s Deli.
bowling, stopped by the Sprechers Brewery, and went on hikes in the snow.
Sales have been so successful that
Of course, it was a highlight of our winter!
it’s been hard for us to keep up
In January, we opened a second GADOL-staffed KJ Café, this one at
with the demand. All profits go
the Bernard Horwich JCC. The hours are 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. When you’re
toward helping defray the cost
next in that area, or near our first Café, at the Weinger JCC in Northbrook,
of our spring trip to Las Vegas.
please stop by for a bite to eat and socialize with a KJ Café employee!
Cutlery sales will continue, so
Once again, GADOL participated in the Linkages Hollywood Extrav-
please stop by the GADOL
aganza—an evening of pizza, music, and talent for adults with disabilities and
office at 8180 McCormick or
their families. The free event took place in February at JCFS’s Knapp Center.
call us at 847-674-5711 to place
It was a fun evening with friends.
We’re so grateful to The Sandwich Club, the JCC’s, Clear-
brook, Migdal Oaz, and Temple Jeremiah for these many opportunities to
many of our participants
enjoyed holiday parties
Simcha Wechsler creates
(complete with Karaoke!) a beautifully decorated
at Migdal Oaz (a JCFS
residence) and at Brett
serving fork. Keshet Opens 2nd KJ Café
Lane (a Clearbrook home). Based on the great success of this first joint venture,
we held our Purim party at Brett Lane. Keshet proudly
As you may be aware, Temple Jeremiah in Northfield has “adopted” opened the 2nd KJ
Keshet as its tzedakah partner for this year. As a result, GADOL has been greatly Café at the Bernard
Horwich JCC. The
Café serves Kosher
Jobs needed for the glenner gadol program food from The
call for estimates–to refer someone–or for more info Sandwich Club and
We staple and package goods
We mail, copy, and collate
We're careful and quick
you Won't have to Wait
call debbie harris
adults from Keshet’s
GADOL Program. GADOL employees: Judy Farby, Mimi
Dolnick and Director, Debbie Harris
38 Spring 2011 www.keshet.org 39
Keshet Reports Recreational Program
Recreationally Keshet Recreational Programs
Speaking . . . Reis Family-Keshet Winter Camps
Heather Tratt, Director Jacqueline Besser Keshet Special Olympics
Reis Family-Keshet Winter Camps
Camp is right around the corner! Reis Family-Keshet Winter Day
Camp: For our older students,
Keshet offers six days of daytime
ith the cold and snow finally behind us, summer camp is right around programming over winter break.
the corner! Camp registration is underway for summer 2011. We have day This year, the program was housed
camp and overnight opportunities for campers with special needs in many at the Mayer Kaplan JCC.
locations. These programs are only possible due to the fantastic partnerships Just a few of the many activities
we have with our host camps: Camp Chi, Camp Moshava, Ramah Day our day campers enjoyed were a
Camp, Camp Beber, “Z” Frank Apachi, “E” Frank Apachi, Apachi variety of sports, games and art
Chicago Day Camp, Apachi Village at the Weinger JCC, Mayer Kaplan projects. We also took field trips to
JCC, and Bernard Horwich JCC. All of these sites not only accept our the Coco Keys Indoor Water Park, a
campers into their camps, but our staff and directors as well! We often miniature golf course, the Enchanted Yair and Jack enjoy bowling!
say that, in order for inclusion to work, it has to work from the top down, Castle, a bowling alley and the movies.
and camp is the perfect way to prove this! Campers enjoyed catching up with friends from summer camp and making new
friends, which is a “no-brainer” when you’re playing games in the gym or watching
Camp is an important time in children’s lives! The opportunities that movies!
overnight and day camp provide are unparalleled by any other experience. If this is an activity you’d be interested in for next year for your 15-to-22 year
Camp is hard work for our campers. Yet, with the right structure and -old, please contact us in the fall. Reis Family Winter Day Camp 2011 registration
patience, our campers flourish. Camp provides the time for skills that have information will be ready at the end of October.
been practiced all school year to be generalized to the “real” world. Camp
also provides the time to learn important new skills. Reis Family-Keshet Winter Overnight Camp: Snow and cold don’t scare
Keshet campers! This past December, Keshet Winter Campers spent three days and
For example, the camper who is afraid of the swimming pool on the first day
two nights at the Kalahari Resort in the Wisconsin Dells.
of camp often “turns into a fish” by week eight. The camper can then use
Just a few of the many activities were a variety of sports, games, art projects,
that skill outside of camp, at a park district pool, or on a family vacation.
snow tubing, indoor water park, indoor amusement park and bowling. Whether it was
Swimming at camp also provides lots of time to practice the daily living
just “hanging out” while doing
skills of dressing and undressing.
puzzles and playing games or
Camp, of course, also provides time to “hang out" with friends. Where else zooming down a “mountain”
do you get to do fun things with your friends outdoors? From friendships in a tube, everyone had a great
that renew every June to friendships that continue throughout the school time.
year, camp provides more opportunities for growth than anything else! If this is an activity you’d be
interested in for next year for
your 9-to-14 year-old, please
contact us in the fall. Reis
Heather Tratt Family Winter Overnight
Program Director Camp 2011 registration
information will be ready at
We love snow tubing! the end of October.
40 Spring 2011 www.keshet.org 41
Special The Jacqueline Besser Take me out to the ball game...
Olympics Keshet Special Olympics
The Joseph Family
about Keshet Buddy Baseball
S ome changes have come to the Jacqueline
Besser Keshet Special Olympics Program
this year. Special Olympics Illinois has redrawn its
Opening Day is Sunday, May 8, 2011
at Kendrigan Field in Buffalo Grove
It is not about boundary lines and Keshet is now a part of Area
how fast you
18, along with other organizations in the northern
suburbs, and we are very excited to be a part of it! magine it is a beautiful, sunny, Every player gets to bat and every
run, but that The 2010-2011 Special Olympics Program is 70-degree day. Everyone in player makes it to the bases. There are no
you tried. off to an incredible start! Over 20 athletes practice the stands has clappers and is outs and no scores kept, never a winning
on Sunday afternoons during the school year, with the cheering on the players. The smiles on or a losing team—just lots of fun! One
the players’ faces are huge! This is the of the players sings the national anthem
f you have a assistance of more than 30 volunteers. Volunteers are
day the players wait for all week! and “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”
child who vital, as we couldn’t run our program without their
The Joseph Family Keshet Buddy and every game ends with a big circle
might be inter- loyalty and dedication. We are incredibly grateful to
Baseball Program is an opportunity like around Coach Dean, with everyone
ested, please them all!
no other for children with physical and screaming, “Go Keshet!”
All volunteers went through an orientation
join us. Our goal developmental disabilities to participate Come and see what all the “buzz”
before the program began, learning about Keshet,
is to make each in our national pastime. On Sundays in is about! We look forward to seeing you
about Special Olympics Illinois, and about working
participant feel with individuals with special needs.
the spring and early summer, with the on the diamond!
like the winner encouragement of their many fans in the We offer a very special "Todah
This year, the Jacqueline Besser Keshet Special stands, Keshet players team up for the Rabah" to Dean, Leslie, Brooke and
he/she is. Olympics offered two sessions - one in November love of the game. The buddies/volunteers Ben Klassman, Bobby Hanson, and
and December and one in March and April. During help the players, doing everything from Joellyn Oliff for always keeping the
each practice, we focus on track and field events, including running/walking, standing with them at the plate to helping program so well organized, supplied,
the standing long jump, and the softball throw. We have also incorporated them field and throw. and staffed with “buddies."
numerous relay races and various sports into each practice. Our athletes are
divided into two groups—elementary/high school Zoie and Michelle
Naftali practices his
and post-high school—but, at the end, they all are happy as they
come together for a group cheer! This is definitely make it to first
one of the athletes’ favorite parts of the day! base.
We have many returning athletes this year
Dean, Howard, and
and are hoping to have the return of our relay race
Karen May throw
team, which won a gold medal at the Area Meet the first pitch!
Save the date: Area 18’s Spring Games
are on Sunday, May 1 at Prospect High School (a
different location than in the past). The athletes
who receive gold medals at the Area Games are
eligible to participate in the Special Olympics Illinois State Games the weekend
of June 10-12 in Normal, IL. Pooh, Jacob,
“Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” take a
This Special Olympics oath is also the motto for our program. Special Olympics break in the
is about having fun and about trying your best. Good luck, athletes! outfield!
42 Spring 2011 www.keshet.org 43
AdvocAcy News ANd UpdAtes The Keshet Car Donation Program
By Ellen Bronfeld
How can you help?
Rosa's Law By telling your friends, neighbors, and business
associates to donate their used car, in whatever condition,
The Power of Family Advocacy to Keshet. Unlike other car
donation programs, we
A journey that began as one Maryland
family’s battle for respect and acceptance
do not use a third
c ar a as
for their daughter and sister, Rosa, became a significant
party seller to help
milestone in the ongoing battle for dignity, inclusion and involved is
respect of all people with intellectual disabilities. a volunteer
In November, 2009, Senate Bill 2781 was introduced in Congress. On of your car's
October 5, 2010, President Obama signed Rosa’s Law (S. 2781), effectively donation
replacing the term "mental retardation" in Federal law with "intellectual goes to Keshet.
disability." Do something
A family in Edgewater, Maryland provided the inspiration for the wonderful with
law. Nina Marcellino is the mother of four children, including Rosa, a your
child with Down Syndrome. In 2009, Marcellino learned that eight-year-
old Rosa's elementary school changed the coding on her education plan
from “health impaired” to “mentally retarded.” When Marcellino told
the family, brother, Nick, and sisters, Gigi and Maddie, set out to help Call the KESHET office at 847-205-1234
their sister and others with developmental disabilities from being labeled
"mentally retarded". The school principal agreed to drop the designation
and the sisters proceeded to get petitions signed. The family enlisted the Cut and mail in
support of Maryland state delegate Ted Sophocleus and ultimately changed
the wording in the health and education code at the state level. Rosa's
Join Keshet Today
brother, Nick, became the family spokesperson, testifying at the state and, Send in your membership dues to Keshet
later, at the federal level.
$36 for family – $18 for individual
What you call people is how you treat them," Nick said. "What you
call my sister is how you will treat her. If you believe she's "retarded," it 617 Landwehr Road, Northbrook, IL 60062
invites taunting and stigma. It invites bullying and it also invites not being
treated with respect and dignity." Being a member will ensure you receive all
Champions of Rosa’s Law made sure that by updating language newsletters, invitations, and email blasts.
in federal law, the bill would neither expand nor diminish services, rights,
responsibilities or educational opportunities duly owed to individuals with NAME _____________________________________________________________
intellectual disabilities. It simply makes the federal law language consistent ADDRESS _________________________________________________________
with that used by the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health
Organization, and the White House through the President's Committee for CITY _________________________ STATE _____ ZIP CODE ___________
People with Intellectual Disabilities. The changes will occur during routine
revisions to laws and documents over the next several years. Since the PhONE_________________ E-MAIL _________________________________
alterations will be implemented gradually, the legislation is not expected
to incur any cost. Relationship to Keshet ____________________________________________
44 Spring 2011 www.keshet.org 45
Canning for Keshet
K eshet thanks Wendy A Project of the
Farber and all the dedicated
volunteers for making Keshet's Sidney & Lisa Glenner GADOL Program
September Canning Day a
huge success. Volunteers
were out all day collecting
Keshet Candle Pairs
funds and creating awareness Two beautiful white
for Keshet at locations
throughout the north and
candles, tied with an
Charlie Rosen (in middle) "cans"
for Keshet with his friends.
Thank you to all the Keshet perfect for any Simcha.
families and friends who "canned" for Keshet. These beautiful candles
can be included in guest
We applaud these volunteers for raising funds and gift bags, used in table
awareness on Keshet "Canning Days"
centerpieces or giveaways,
Laura Ashman Pam & Sammi Lowy
Tori & Samantha Boorstein Karen Meyers
or as place cards or special
Charney Family Morady Family notes from host to guests.
Ellen Cole Dana & Jeremy Pinsel
Linda Elbin Amanda & Skylar Prizant
Pam Feinberg Gabby & Margo Proeh
Orders are customized with ribbon and card attachment.
Sheila & Angela Gutman Wendy & Charlie Rosen Candles are $4.00 per pair .
Margaret Halperin Sara & Nancy Moss
Susan Hans Keshet Cheri Rafferty
Madison Harris Barrie & Michelle Rappaport To order, call Sharon Frankel at 847.205.1234.
Carol & Rachel Irgang Peggy Reetz
Kanner Family Jill & Lindsay Saltzberg
Rick Kanter & Lynn Schulman Felice Sommerfield
Jerry Kaplan Hedy Wechsler Thank you to the following organizations and families for
Levitt Family Caryn & Allan Zelinger
sharing their Simcha with Keshet by purchasing candle pairs
Our "canning days" are held twice a year, in late spring and early fall. for their guests: Solomon Schechter Day School, Temple Sho-
lom of Chicago, Jeffrey & Stephanie Gordon, Robert & Anne
We NEED your help! Goldman, Scott & Deborah Rudin, Harold & Linda Jesser,
To volunteer, please call Steve at 847-205-1234. and the Koppel and Perlmuter Families.
46 Spring 2011 www.keshet.org 47
Tribute Cards A RAinbow of Hope
"Joseph & the Coat
of Many Colors" Happy Day
T ribute cards are a meaningful
way to express your personal
wishes. Your message will be hand-
calligraphied onto this beautiful
"In Honor Of" or
card and sent to your recipient.
"In Memory Of"
∙ Celebrate happy occasions ∙ Welcome a new baby by the dozen to
∙ Honor a graduate ∙ Send birthday, wedding, or have at home
∙ Honor the memory of a friend or anniversary greetings when you wish to
family member ∙ Offer congratulations on a new send a thoughtful
∙ Send wishes for a speedy recovery home or job promotion message.
Minimum donation $18.00 per card
C ARD oRDeR foRM
Send Card to:
$36.00 per dozen
Minimum order one dozen
City, State, Zip (can be mixed)
A contribution has been made to the Children of Keshet
In Honor of In Memory of In Honor _____
In Memory _____
Please print your message clearly. Speedy Recovery _____
$1.75 per dozen
Sign the Card from: Blank _____
Name Total # of Cards _____ Total $
City, State, Zip
Make checks payable to Keshet or pay by credit card: City, State, Zip
___Visa ___MC ___AmEx #_______________________________________ Phone(s)
$ __________ Verification Code _________ Exp. Date _______________ Make checks payable to Keshet or pay by credit card:
Signature _____________________________________________________ ___ Visa ___ MC ___AmEx #________________________________
To send a card, fill out the form and mail to: Keshet, 617 Landwehr $ ________ Verification Code ________ Exp. Date _________________
Road, Northbrook, IL 60062 or call (847) 205-1234 or order on-line Signature _____________________________________________________
48 Spring 2011 www.keshet.org 49
The Kehillah Jewish
…to Keshet Staff, Charrod Saddler, on …to Keshet Friends, Mr. & Mrs.
the birth of a daughter. Sheldon Robinson, on the birth of a
Kehillah currently has over 1,200 members who donate great-grandson.
…to Keshet Friends, Dov & Jessica
funds monthly for the benefit of the 9 ATT Elementary Day Robinson, on the birth of a son. …to Keshet Friends, Stuart &
Caryn Morginstin, on the birth of a
Schools. The money is distributed monthly based on each …to Keshet Staff, Michelle Miller &
Michael Gonzalez, on the birth of a
school’s student enrollment.
son. …to Keshet Friends, Nate Unterman
& Korah Erbacher, on the birth of a
The Fund is a communal effort to restore the financial ...to Keshet Parents, Menachem &
Dvorah Emanuel, on the birth of a
stability of our Jewish schools. The concept is very simple: granddaughter. Mazel Tov to Uncle …to Keshet Friends, Dr. & Mrs. Yosef
Shmuel. Walder, on the birth of a grandson.
Everyone in the community contributes monthly ...to Keshet Parents, Sidney & Lisa ...to Keshet Parents, Scott & Debbie
to support our children’s Jewish education. Glenner, on the birth of a granddaughter, Rudin, on the Bar Mitzvah of their son.
Aliza Fraidel. Mazel Tov to Uncle David.
We encourage everyone to make a donation– Naftali.
…to Keshet Staff, Rabbi Benyamin Herst,
even if they don’t have any kids in day schools. …to Keshet Trustee, Jack & Judy on the Bar Mitzvah of his son.
Rajchenbach, on the birth of a grandson
… to Keshet Parents, Mitchell & Lisa
and the birth of a granddaughter.
The funds have become critical for our schools. Whitefield, on the Bat Mitzvah of their
…to Keshet Trustee, Avi & Batshie daughter.
Goldfeder, on the birth of a grandson.
The Kehillah Fund also creates a beautiful model …to Keshet Parents, Linda & Harold
…to Keshet Friends, Rabbi & Mrs. Jack Jesser, on Michael’s Bar Mitzvah, and
of achdut (unity), as the entire community strives to support
Frank, on the birth of a great-grand to brother, Keshet Student, Jacob.
Jewish education for all of our children. son.
…to Keshet Parents, Steve Meister and
…to Keshet Trustee, Giti & Dr. Allan Gail Gordon, the Bar Mitzvah of their
Kehillah disburses the funds collected on a per student Berk, on the birth of a granddaughter. son, Alec. Mazel tov also to grandparents,
basis, monthly. Your contribution is tax deductible. …to Keshet PLB chairman, Ami &
Norma & Lester Gordon.
Aviva Robinson, on the birth of their …to Keshet Parents, Moshe & Adina
nephew. Sterman, on Dovid’s Bar Mitzvah, and
For more information, contact: Nesanel Siegal, Executive Director. to sister, Keshet Student, Huvi.
8180 McCormick Blvd. Skokie, Il 60076 (847) 745-1724 …to Keshet Staff, Sue & Chris Sieber, on
…to Keshet Parents, Michael & Wendy
FAX: (847)745-1710 email@example.com the birth of a grandson.
Rosen, on Jack’s Bar Mitzvah.
Online donations - www.jewisheducationfund.net …to Keshet Friends, Mr. & Mrs. Yosef
…to Keshet Staff, Rana & Yitzy Wechsler,
Beneficiary schools: Akiba Schechter, Arie Crown, Gesher HaTorah, Davis, on the birth of a granddaughter.
on Tova’s Bat Mitzvah.
Hillel Torah, Joan Dachs Bais Yaakov/Yeshivas Tiferes Tzvi, Keshet, …to Keshet Trustee, Elliot & Ronni
…to Keshet Parents, Benjamin & Sara
P’tach, Seymour Abrams Cheder Lubavitch, Veitzener Cheder Robinson, on the birth of a grandson.
Porush, on Dovi’s Bar Mitzvah.
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…to Keshet Staff, Shari & Azi Feifel, on and to Keshet student, Abby Brand, on ...to Keshet Friend, Wendy Yura, on the
the engagement of their son, Tzvi. condolenceS the loss of their brother and uncle. loss of her father, Morrie Weiss.
...to Keshet Friends, Dennis & Joyce …to Keshet Friend, Merle Rothschild, on ...to Keshet Staff, Lori Zisook, on the loss
Ruben, on Laura's engagement. …to Keshet Staff, Alison Spatz, on the the loss of her husband, Charles, and to of her grandmother, Jean Becker.
loss of her grandmother. Keshet Parent, Felice Sommerfield, and
…to Keshet Friends, Rabbi & Mrs. Joel …to Keshet Grandparent, Harvey
Gutstein and Mr. & Mrs. Robert Brimm …to Keshet Staff, Melissa Farmer, on the to great-nephew, Keshet Student, Marc
Diamond, on the loss of his brother.
on the marriage of their children, Yaakov loss of her grandfather. Sommerfield.
and Sarah. …to Keshet Friend, Jules Pomerantz, on "ohkaurhu iuhm hkhct rta lu,c of,t ojbh ouenv"
...to Keshet Parent, Paula Myers, on the the loss of his father, Bernard. May you know of no more sorrow.
marriage of her son Yosef. Mazel Tov to …to Keshet Friend, Henry Goldenstein,
brother, Srulie. on the loss of his father, Adolph.
…to Keshet Trustee, Elliot & Ronni …to Keshet Friend, Roberta Eisenberg,
Robinson, on the marriage of their on the loss of her husband, Marc.
…to Keshet Parent, Linda Elbin, on the
…to Keshet Friends, Mr. & Mrs. Sheldon loss of her mother, Dorothy Sosin.
Robinson, on the marriage of their
granddaughter, Danielle. …to Keshet Parents, Mark & Teresa
Hellner, and Keshet student, David
…to Keshet Grandparent, Seymour Hellner, on the loss of Robert Glatz.
Patinkin, on his Special Birthday.
…to Keshet Friends, The Natkin Family,
…to Keshet Parent, Dr. Allan Zelinger, on the loss of Lauren Natkin.
on being honored by Israel Bonds.
…to Keshet Friends, David & Susie Waitz,
...to Keshet Parents, Bill & Sue Auerbach, on the loss of his father, Jerome.
on Ben’s being a winner in the NCSY’s
Project I.G.N.I.T.E. … to Keshet Friend, Marty Polin, on the
loss of his wife, Alice “Onnie” Polin. Frieda Glenner z’l Elyse Baumann-Krisolofsky z’l
…to Keshet Staff, Caroline & Kevin
…to Keshet Friends, The Korman Family, 1918-2010 1946-2010
McCarthy, on their new home.
on the loss of Ira Korman. Longtime Keshet Supporter Mother of Heather Tratt,
Mother of Keshet Trustee Sidney Glenner, Keshet Program Director
… to Keshet Friend, Ron Lavin, on the Grandmother of Naftali Glenner
loss of his mother, Norma.
…to Keshet Grandparent, Harry …to Keshet Friend, Margalit Cohen, on
Sommerfield. the loss of her mother, Esther Kriska.
...to Keshet Volunteer and Aunt, Phyllis …to Keshet Student, Meir Glaser, on the
Rosenthal. loss of his mother, Melissa.
…to Keshet Friend , Steve Hara, on the
loss of his mother, Roberta.
…to Keshet Parents, Carl & Peggie
...to Karen Weiss, JoAnn Byron, Pam Maniscalco, and Brandon on the loss of
Aliabadi, Devorie Gluck, Chayala their mother and grandmother, Marie. Randy Zisook z’l
Helen Dombrow z’l
Glenner, Daniel Glenner, Jean 1945-2010 1963-2010
Morgenstern, and Marilyn Tentler … to Keshet Grandparents, Norman &
Nancy Tobin, on the loss of their son, Keshet’s First Vocational Director Husband of Lori Zisook, Keshet
for helping with the newsletter. We Integration Coordinator
appreciate your assistance! Steven, and to Keshet Parent, Lisa Brand
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Board of Directors:
Anca@Keshet.org For Special Occasions
Renee Klass Program Directors:
Director of Programs
Heather Tratt, MED, CAS ●Bar/Bat Mitzvah
EDITOR Leah Richman, J.D. LL.M
Treasurer Assistant Program Director ●Baby Naming
STAFF Richard Gershon, Ph.D.
Nancy Steinberg Board Members Joellyn@Keshet.org ●Anniversary
RPh.JD (847) 867-7744
The Ariella Joy Frankel
Keshet Day School K-8
GRAPHIC DESIGNS Margaret Berger (312) 554-5138
Lisa Rosenberg, MA,
Avi Goldfeder (847) 679-7455
Amy Cordell Director
David Hartman (773) 866-1717
Amy Cordell Designs Tamar Heller, Ph.D. (847) 354-8209
LRosenberg@Keshet.org Celebrate your special occasion by
Lisa Glenner Rabbi Moshe Katz (773) 973-5416
giving a donation to Keshet to
Renee Klass (847) 634-2865 The Dr. Irving A. and Ruth
Carl LaMell (847) 385-5000 Hokin Keshet High School, receive beautifully designed, full-
The Keshet Coe-Worker
Gail Metrick, C.P.A.
634-9459 Transition Program color invitations suitable for
Michael Pinsel (312) 853-7103 Joellyn Oliff imprinting for any occasion. There
David Shorr (847) 849-8240
Joellyn@Keshet.org are several designs from which to
Office of Business and The Sidney & Lisa Glenner choose. This is a wonderful way
CONTACT KESHET (847) 205-1234
GADOL Program to give tzedakah and add a special
Debbie Harris, Director
Schools, & Camp CEO/Executive Director (847) 674-5711 meaning to your event!
Office: Abbie Weisberg, MS DHarris@Keshet.org
3210 Dundee Rd. Abbie@Keshet.org Laura Fine, Assistant Director Please call Keshet for details
Northbrook, IL Director of Strategic Development (847) 674-5711 at 847-205-1234.
Susan Levin-Abir Laura@Keshet.org
Susan@Keshet.org The Keshet/Leventhal Donations to Keshet are tax-deductible to the
(847) 205-0274 extent permitted by law.
Director of Finance Professional Development
Betty Sobelman Program
(847) 205-1530 (847) 205-0274
Sandy & Glenda Mason Keshet Sunday School
he following people have made donations to Keshet
Office of Business Ira Massing Rana Wechsler, Director by purchasing invitations for their Bar and Bat Mitzvah
Ira@Keshet.org (847) 412-5764
and Development RWechsler@Keshet.org ceremony and other celebrations. Mazel Tov to...
617 Landwehr Rd. Director of Corporate and
Foundation Relations Office Manager
Pamela Aliabadi Karen Weiss Gail Gordon Steven & Marci Friedman
60062 (847) 412-5758
KWeiss@Keshet.org Todd & Marcia Grayson David & Elizabeth Kleifield
Fax: Director of Special Events Administrative Assistant Michael & Wendy Rosen
(847) 480-9120 Dena Karzen
E-Mail: Admin@ (847) 205-0274
Outreach Coordinator Recep3210@Keshet.org
Steve Feinberg To order invitations, call the Keshet Office at 847-205-1234.
Website: Steve@Keshet.org For suggestions of centerpieces and books to donate to Keshet,
please call Karen Weiss at 847-412-5758.
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