MUSEUM FOUNDING DONORS

The Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience is made possible through the generous support of our growing community of Founding Donors. For more information about how you can contribute to the 2021 opening of the MSJE in New Orleans, click here.

FOUNDING DONORS

Ner Tamid (The Eternal Light) Level $100,000 and above

Anonymous

Morris & Cathy Bart

Joseph Canizaro

Jeffrey Feil

The Dora Ferber Foundation of Houma

Joanne B. Fried

Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana

Carolyn & Jay Kaplan

The Keller Family Foundation

Morris & Stacey Lewis, Richard Lewis Charitable Remainder Trust, Morris III (z”l) & Harriet Lewis, Charles Lewis, Andrew, Alisa, Ansel & Analisa Lewis, Adam Lewis, Josh & Elaine Lewis, Ben & Cory Lewis

The Lupin Foundation

The Lux Family Foundation

Sally & Tony Mann

The Ben May Charitable Trust

Julia Lewis Miller, Jerry Miller, Scott, Julie, Madelyn, Landon, and Jillian Miller, Geoffrey, Kathryn, Olivia, and Blake Miller

Jean Strauss Mintz

Morris & Melinda Mintz

Karen & Leopold Sher

Eugene & Susan Sherman

Jay & Deanie Stein

Van Der Linden Foundation

Harold Wainer

M.B. & Edna Zale Foundation

Charles Zucker Supporting Foundation of the Jewish Endowment Foundation

The long history of the Jews of the American South has been described as a story of prejudice and privilege. I would add that it is one inextricably tied to our Jewishness and its impact on our relationships with our neighbors–black and white, rich and poor. I hope that the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience will do justice to this complex and grand story, warts and all.
–Morris Lewis, Lexington, MS
With deep family roots in the South, our Directors are pleased to be a part of the capital campaign for the new Museum in New Orleans.  The stories of our families and their impact on our communities will bring further understanding and appreciation for Jewish heritage and culture to our country. 
–Lenny Krasnow, President, M.B. and Edna Zale Foundation, Dallas

Yad b’Yad (Hand in Hand) Level $50,000-$99,000

Insa & Leo (z”l) Abraham, Eric, Patty & Leo Abraham, Leigh Ann, Don, Nathan & Rachel Weinbren
Steve & Debbie Cavalier
The Cahn Family Foundation
Vicki Reikes Fox and Rabbi Steven Fox
Francis Fraenkel
Lou & Deborah Jacobs
Keith & Evie Katz
Milton H. Latter Educational & Charitable Foundation
Richard & Susan Lipsey, Mark & Laurie Aronson, Wendy Lipsey
Ottenheimer Brothers Foundation
Russell & Suzanne Palmer
Steve Strauss
Jay & Bz Tanenbaum

We are supporting MSJE to honor our parents, who helped make our lives complete, and, in addition, to show the world a little bit of our own Southern Jewish experience.
–Keith Katz, New Orleans

L’Chaim (To Life) Level $18,000-$49,000

The Azby Fund
Steve & Jill Reikes Bauman
Leslie Berenson, Dale & Laurie Maas, Ann Goldfarb
Bissinger-Timm Family
Lottye Brodsky
Charles Cahn
Scott & Marjorie (z”l) Cowen
David & Susan Daube
Marty & Linda Davidson
Kirsten Early & Steven Reisig
Juan & Ana Gershanik
Charles & Cathy Glaser
Louis A. & Lillian L. Glazer Foundation
Judy Grundfest
Robert B. and Shirley K. Haspel Foundation
Bill & Susan Hess
Marcus (z”l) & Rachelle Hirsch, Howard & Marcia Hirsch, Jeff & Sherre Hirsch
Harvey (z”l) & Paula Hoffman
David & Jill Israel
Jon & Teri Karlin
David Kerstein
Herman Kohlmeyer
Julius & Donna Levy
Diana & Chip Mann
Helen & Harold J. Meyer, Jr.
Leon & Debbie Pesses
Pfizer, Inc.
Barbara Polikoff
Mark & Linda Posner
The Rabin Family: Sarah Rabin, Janis Rabin & Dr. Stan Alfred, Ann & Larry Rabin, Dr. Vicki Rabin & Andy Bursten
The Rittenberg Family Foundation
Robert Roubey & Lisa Brachman
Andre Rubenstein & David Rubenstein
Nathan Segall
Mike & Aimee Siegel
Robert & Pamela Steeg
Hans & Donna Sternberg
Carol Stone, Harvey Stone, Richard Stone, Sophia Stone
Rick & Ann Streiffer
Al & Donna Tanenbaum
Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust
Bruce & Ellie Wainer
Mike & Lynne Wasserman

The Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience is the finest reply to the often-heard comment, “I didn’t know there were Jews in the South!”
—Deborah Lamensdorf Jacobs, Cary, MS and Atlanta, GA

DONORS

Lori Kahn Actor
Joel Adler
Chris & Marla Ahearn
Stephen Alderman
Marilyn Alhadeff
Henry & Wendy Allenberg
Richard Alterman
Nan Altmayer Charitable Trust
Ronald Androphy
Larry & Joyce Anenberg
Ian Arnof, Lindy Arnof Kearns, Paige Arnof-Fenn
George & Angie Aronoff
Dub & Joel Ashner
David & Julia Assef
Leslie & Debbie Baer
Myron Baer
Elizabeth Bailey
Bradley & Daniela Bain
Mote & Margie Baird
Mark & Ellen Balkin
Don Barrett
Mark and Sandra Bauman
Robert & Lynn Behrendt
Richard & Annamerle Bellah
Ralph & Edie Bender
Kristine Bennett
Cooper Benson
David & Julie Benson
Gerald (z”l) & Joan Berenson (z”l)
Darryl & Louellen Berger
Ben Berman
Joseph & Phyllis Bernstein
Rick& Peggy Bernstein
Sydney & Walda Besthoff, Jane Besthoff Steiner, Valerie Besthoff
Beth Israel Congregation, Fayetteville, NC
Dore & Lisa Binder
Patricia Bloom
Barry Blumberg
Susan Board
Chip Boardman
Amy Bofman
Lindsay Bofman
Lauren Bombet
Ricky Bordelon
Heather Boshak
Fay Botnick
Meron & Judith Brachman
Samuel & Deborah Brackstone
Milton & Margaret Brown
Helaine Braunig
Frances Brenner
Brith Shalom Sisterhood, Houston, TX
Amy Brownstein
Ed Buchman
Kathy Buckman
Andy & Cathy Burka
Les & Susan Walker Burson
Josh & Lindsey Burton
Ronald Buzil
Charles Cahn
Anthony Cantor
Karen Castellaw
Richard Chapin
Anne Chirinos
Sherri Cirac
Miles Claire
Allen & Rhoda Clamen
Ellen Cleary
David Cohen
Alan & Sheryl Cohen
Belinda Comboy
Arnold & Arlene Cooper
Martin & Cecile Covert
Lisa Cristal
Elaine & Emanuel Crystal Family Fund
Andy & Katie Cutler
Mark & Jamie Davis
Richard & Ina Davis
Stacia Deutsch
Richard Dobkin
Charley Dorand
Jody Lubritz Dorsey
Katherine Doss
Martin Drell
Ann Edelman
Jerry & Beverly Edelstein
Ilene Engel
Dana Eness
Calvin & Nell Ennis
Margaret Epstein
Sylvia Ettenberg Memorial Fund
Blair Eurton
Mark & Janet Fagan
Victor & Sharon Fahrer
Shellye Farber
Stuart Federow
Andrew Feiler
Arnold Feinstein
Eli Feinstein & Jana Lipman
Sandor Feldman
Barbara Fine
Arthur Finkelberg
Maddie Botnick Fireman
Josh & Mara Force
Robert Force
Dan Forman
Cindy & Les Fox
Albert Fraenkel
Jeffrey Fraenkel
Alan & Diane Franco
Philip Frank
Sharon Frankel
Jonathan Fredman
Karen Freyer
Marlyn Friedlander
A.J. & Devi Friedman
Kenny Friedman
Jerome & Jean Friedman
Katherine Friedman
Henry Frisch
Arnie Frishman
Marshall & Charlett Frumin
Bobby Garon & Robin Levy
Jonathan Garon
Errol & Adrien Genet
Richard Geronemus
Scott Gerson
Rosalinde & Arthur Gilbert Foundation
Eliana Ginsburg
Sandra Ginsburg
Kurt & Alice Gitter
Bill & Sandy Glassman
Holtz & Diane Glatt
Mark Glazer
Cindee Gold
Charles & Arleen Goldberg
Danielle Goldberg
Jack & Elinor Goldberg
Paul & Terry Goldfarb
Samuel Goldreich
Bill Goldring
Jane Goldring
Martin Goldstein
Nan Goldwasser
Larry Golinsky
William Golinsky
Lou & Susan Good
Carl & Sylvia Goodman
Larry Gordon
Susan Green
Bob Greenbaum
Jim & Peggy Greenbaum
Jack Greenberg
Jerome Greenspan
Rabbi Michael and Sheril Greenstein
Milton Grishman
Scott & Diane Grogin
Kevin Gross
Marc Grossberg
Jay Gruber
Judy Grundfest
Samantha Guichet
Katherine Hall
Edward Halpern
Julian & Gail Hart
Van & Jeri Hart
Mark & Rachel Hausmann
Charlie & Blake Hayes
Lee & Glenn Healey
Elise Henry
John & Shelley Herbert
Michael & Lisa Herman
Michael & Susan Hershfield
Robert Hertzberg
Joe Herzog
Yvonne Hiller
Jack Hillman
Kenneth Hoffman & Monica Edelstein
Joan Hoffman
Julie Hoffman & Ara Rubyan
Nancy Hoffman
Ronnie & Deborah Hoffman
David Holtz & Dianne Glatt
Michael Honan & Roxanne Travelute
Peter Horowitz
Oriana Kahn Hurwit
Nancy Isenberg
Roberta Jackel
Augusta Kamien Jacobs
Deborah Lamensdorf Jacobs
Lois Jacobs
Michael Jacobs
Richard Jacobs
Leo & Peggy Jalenak
Jewish Historical Society of Memphis
Yvette Jones
Scott & Sheila Jortner
Beverly Kahn
Carley Meyer Kahn
Charles Kahn
Charles & Janet Kahn
Frederic Kahn
Hugo & Lis Kahn
Arthur & Rosalind Kaplan
Barbara Kaplinsky
Jacob & Vicki Karno
Peter & Sheila Kasdan
Brian & Lisa Katz
Mary Sue Katz
Paul & Leah Katz
William Kaufman
David & Jennifer Kelly-Strauss
Clifford Kern
Jeffrey & Kerry Kessler
Howard & Eileen Kessner
Nathan Kish
Jennifer Kitner
Frederic & Sandra Kline
Carl Klorman
Maury Kohn
Arthur & Abby Kolotkin
Naomi Kornman
Elliot & Evelyne Kornreich
Nic & Joy Krohn
Gus & Elaine Kuhn
Larry & Ruth Kullman
Jonny Lake
Brad Lamensdorf
Jay Landay
Michael Lapides
Cathy Lazarus
Harry & Betty Lazarus
Kathy Lazarus
Leonard & Saradona Lefkowitz
Gerald & Susan Levin
Michael Levine
Julia Levingston
Larry Levingston
Stuart Leviton
Robert & Judith Levy
Adam Lewis
Alan & Brenda Lewis
Harriet Lewis
Jeff & Sarah Lewis
Ann Liberman
Kenneth Liberstein
Jan Liff
Melvin & Lynne Lipsitz
Carolyn Lipson-Walker
Bob & Lynn Loewy
Anne Lowenburg
Harry Lowenburg
Tim & Annamaria Lupin
George Lurcy Charitable & Educational Trust
Leonard Lurie
Dale & Laurie Maas
Jennifer Luse
Mark Madderra
Karen Maeby
Abraham & Sally Magid Foundation
Steve & Lynda Mahana
Ivan Maisel
Bill & Bobbie Malone
Steve & Ellen Manshel
Alison Meisel
Jeff Mellow
Josh & Julie Mamis
Sallye Mann
Rhea-Beth Markowitz
Jonathan Marks
Leta Weiss Marks
Sandra Marquis
Aaron Maslow
Carol Masters
Sam Masur
Arnold Mayersohn
Eric Meyer
Julie Grant Meyer
Rachel Jarman Meyers
Aaron & Lindsay Miller
Lolly Friedman Miller
Mark Mintz
Carol Buchalter Mittel
Jeff Mishkin
Elizabeth Morgan
Chris & Rachel Myers
Scott & Meryl Nason
Dotty Nelson
Suzette Neuenhaus
Richard Neugass
Philip and Philippa Newfield
Darla Newman
Christine Nuttall
Ava Rosenberg Nowalsky
Leon Nowalsky
David & Tiffany Oestreicher
Joan Oppenheim
Steve & Beth Orlansky
Larry & Naomi Orlansky
William & Judith Page
Sanford Pailet
Eddie & Judy Palmer
Rabbi Gary Parras
Parkside Foundation
Bob & Maggie Pearson
John & Alison Peebles
Francine Perlman
Joshua Pernick
Carl & Paula Perry
Steven Plotkin
Jody Pollack
Andy & Helen Polmer
Jerry Pomerantz
Donald & Connie Posner
Fred & Sue Preis
Bart Ramsey
Alan Raphael
Daniel & Susan Raskin
Jack & Annette Rau
Steven Rau
Tom Reiman
Steven & Esther Remer
Nathaniel Rich
Charles & Bene Rittenberg
Jeffrey & Shelley Roberts
Robert Robinowitz
Regina Rogers
Robert Roos
Rich Rose
Carol Lise Brenner Rosen
Phil & Kerry Rosen
Ricky & Laurie Rosenberg
Ann Rosensweig
A.W. & Caroline Rosenthal
Trevor Rosenthal
Kara Rothberg
Suzanne Rothberg
Louis Rothschild
Mike & Ayan Rubin
Sherwin Rubin
William Rubinstein
Stanton & Dorothy Samenow
Alan Samuels
Joe & Betsy Samuels
Rabbi Neil Sandler & Susan Hart
Neil & Susan Sass
Lonnie Zarum Schafer
Ronnie Scharfman
Robert & Madalyn Schenk
Michele Feldman Schipper
Larry & Celia Schoenbrun
Lonnie & Marsha Schooler
Rachel Schulman
Freida Lee Schwartz
Mort & Lorainne Scrag
May Sebel
Katherine Seligman
David Shemper
Julie Shindler
Geraldine Siegel
David Segal & Rollin Simmons
Mandy Selber
Peter Seltzer
Thom Shanker
Louis & Dana Shepard
Adrianne Sher
Daniel Sherman
Ivan Sherman
Amy Shutkin
Mark Silberman
David Silver
Lesley Silver
William & Susan Silver
Matt Silvers
Eric Silverberg
Jay Silverberg
David Silversmith
Brunette Simmons
Fran Simon
Charles Simonson
Argie Sirmans
William & Jane Sizeler
Ron & Linda Ellen Sklar
Paul Skolnick
Albert & Tina Small
Debra Smith
Lesley Smith
Stuart Smolkin
Ann Soble
Jeanne Soboul
Edward & Karen Soll
Neil & Jill Solomon
Byron & Pam Spanjer
Peter & Wendy Stahl
Philip & Joan Steel
Joe & Joanne Stein
Irwin Steinberg
Judith Steinberg
David & Vivian Steinborn
Paul & Laurie Sterbcow
Louis Stern
Walter & Nelsie Stern
The Josef Sternberg Memorial Fund
Julie Sternberg
Mary Ann Sternberg
Marx Sterne
Louis Stern
Steve Strauss
Lois Sutton
Ronald Swartz
Steve Sweet
Benjamin Swig
Jason Tanenbaum
Matt & Sherri Tarr
Marcelle Tessier
Sylvia Masur Thompson
Teri Tillman
Wendy Price Todd
Naomi Tomky
Marlene Trestman
Usdin-Weil Foundation
Larry Voit
Paul & Jan Wachter
Rose Marie Wagman
Bruce & Ellie Wainer
Alan Warshaw
Sheldon & Anais Watsky
Craig & Shari Weil
Jack Weingarten
Marc Weiss
Alice Hart Wertheim
Natalie Wheeler
Lewis & Dolores Wilkenfield
Steven & Monica Winkler
Jeff Winokur
Richard Witty
Woldenberg Foundation
David Wolf
Peter Wolf
Robert Wolf
Cyvia Wolff
Lori Wolff
David Wurtzel
Liz Yager
Renee Zack
Fred Zeidman
Ronald & Lillian Zell
Carl & Paula Zielonka
Dan Zimmerman
Mark & Janet Zimmerman
Gary Zoller
Avi Zollman
Michael & Sallie Zuch

The experience of Jews in the South is such a critical part of the overall Jewish story in the United States. We are pleased to be able to play a small role in this important undertaking.
–Kenny Friedman, Houston, TX

In-Kind Supporters

Mark Balkin
Patrick Gallagher
Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana
Mark Stein
Temple Sinai, New Orleans