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

Jeffery 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

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 (l”z) Abraham, Eric, Patty & Leo Abraham, Leigh Ann, Don, Nathan & Rachel Weinbren
Steve & Debbie Cavalier
Steve & Vicki Reikes Fox
Francis Fraenkel
Keith & Evie Katz
Milton H. Latter Educational & Charitable Foundation
Richard & Susan Lipsey, Mark & Laurie Aronson, Wendy Lipsey
Russell & Suzanne Palmer
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
Bissinger-Timm Family
Charles Cahn
The Cahn Family Foundation
Scott & Marjorie (z”l) Cowen
David & Susan Daube
Juan & Ana Gershanik
Charles & Cathy Glaser
Louis A. & Lillian L. Glazer 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
Leon & Debbie Pesses
Pfizer, Inc.
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
Steve Strauss
Rick & Ann Streiffer
Al & Donna Tanenbaum
Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust

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

Chris & Marla Ahearn
Stephen Alderman
Marilyn Alhadeff
Nan Altmayer Charitable Trust
Larry & Joyce Anenberg
Ian Arnof, Lindy Arnof Kearns, Paige Arnof-Fenn
Dub & Joel Ashner
David & Julia Assef
Leslie & Debbie Baer
Myron Baer
Elizabeth Bailey
Bradley & Daniela Bain
Mote & Margie Baird
Mark & Ellen Balkin
Don Barrett
Richard & Annamerle Bellah
Cooper Benson
David & Julie Benson
Gerald (z”l) & Joan Berenson (z”l)
Darryl & Louellen Berger
Ben Berman
Sydney & Walda Besthoff, Jane Besthoff Steiner, Valerie Besthoff
Beth Israel Congregation, Fayetteville, NC
Susan Board
Amy Bofman
Lindsay Bofman
Lauren Bombet
Ricky Bordelon
Fay Botnick
Meron & Judith Brachman
Samuel & Deborah Brackstone
Helaine Braunig
Brith Shalom Sisterhood, Houston, TX
Ed Buchman
Kathy Buckman
Andy & Cathy Burka
Les & Susan Walker Burson
Josh & Lindsey Burton
Ronald Buzil
Charles Cahn
Anthony Cantor
Karen Castellaw
Miles Claire
Allen & Rhoda Clamen
David Cohen
Alan & Sheryl Cohen
Belinda Comboy
Martin & Cecile Covert
Elaine & Emanuel Crystal Family Fund
Andy & Katie Cutler
Mark & Jamie Davis
Richard & Ina Davis
Richard Dobkin
Charley Dorand
Jody Lubritz Dorsey
Katherine Doss
Ann Edelman
Jerry & Beverly Edelstein
Ilene Engel
Dana Eness
Margaret Epstein
Sylvia Ettenberg Memorial Fund
Shellye Farber
Arnold Feinstein
Barbara Fine
Maddie Botnick Fireman
Josh & Mara Force
Dan Forman
Cindy & Les Fox
Albert Fraenkel
Jeffrey Fraenkel
Alan & Diane Franco
Jonathan Fredman
J. Kent Friedman
Katherine Friedman
Arnie Frishman
Marshall & Charlett Frumin
Bobby Garon & Robin Levy
Jonathan Garon
Errol & Adrianne Genet
Richard Geronemus
Eliana Ginsburg
Kurt & Alice Gitter
Holtz & Diane Glatt
Mark Glazer
Cindee Gold
Danielle Goldberg
Samuel Goldreich
Bill Goldring
Jane Goldring
Nan Goldwasser
Larry Golinsky
William Golinsky
Lou & Susan Good
Carl & Sylvia Goodman
Susan Green
Bob Greenbaum
Milton Grishman
Kevin Gross
Marc Grossberg
Jay Gruber
Samantha Guichet
Katherine Hall
Edward Halpern
Mark & Rachel Hausmann
Charlie & Blake Hayes
Lee & Glenn Healey
Elise Henry
John & Shelley Herbert
Robert Hertzberg
Jack Hillman
Kenneth Hoffman & Monica Edelstein
Julie Hoffman & Ara Rubyan
Ronnie & Deborah Hoffman
David Holtz & Dianne Glatt
Michael Honan & Roxanne Travelute
Oriana Kahn Hurwit
Nancy Isenberg
Augusta Kamien Jacobs
Deborah Lamensdorf Jacobs
Lois Jacobs
Michael Jacobs
Richard Jacobs
Leo & Peggy Jalenak
Yvette Jones
Beverly Kahn
Charles Kahn
Barbara Kaplinsky
Jacob & Vicki Karno
Brian & Lisa Katz
Mary Sue Katz
Paul & Leah Katz
William Kaufman
David & Jennifer Kelly-Strauss
Clifford Kern
Jeffrey & Kerry Kessler
Nathan Kish
Jennifer Kitner
Carl Klorman
Maury Kohn
Nic & Joy Krohn
Larry & Ruth Kullman
Brad Lamensdorf
Harry & Betty Lazarus
Kathy Lazarus
Leonard & Saradona Lefkowitz
Gerald & Susan Levin
Michael Levine
Larry Levingston
Robert & Judith Levy
Adam Lewis
Alan & Brenda Lewis
Jeff & Sarah Lewis
Kenneth Liberstein
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
Karen Maeby
Steve & Lynda Mahana
Bill & Bobbie Malone
Josh & Julie Mamis
Jonathan Marks
Leta Weiss Marks
Sandra Marquis
Carol Masters
Sam Masur
Eric Meyer
Julie Grant Meyer
Rachel Jarman Meyers
Aaron & Lindsay Miller
Mark Mintz
Carol Buchalter Mittel
Jeff Mishkin
Elizabeth Morgan
Chris & Rachel Myers
Dotty Nelson
Suzette Neuenhaus
Ava Rosenberg Nowalsky
Joan Oppenheim
Steve & Beth Orlansky
Larry & Naomi Orlansky
Parkside Foundation
Bob & Maggie Pearson
John & Alison Peebles
Joshua Pernick
Andy & Helen Polmer
Fred & Sue Preis
Bart Ramsey
Alan Raphael
Daniel & Susan Raskin
Jack & Annette Rau
Steven Rau
Tom Reiman
Nathaniel Rich
Charles & Bene Rittenberg
Jeffrey & Shelley Roberts
Regina Rogers
Robert Roos
Carol Lise Brenner Rosen
Phil & Kerry Rosen
Ricky & Laurie Rosenberg
Trevor Rosenthal
Kara Rothberg
Suzanne Rothberg
Mike & Ayan Rubin
Lonnie Zarum Schafer
Robert & Madalyn Schenk
Rachel Schulman
May Sebel
Julie Shindler
David Segal & Rollin Simmons
Mandy Selber
Peter Seltzer
Thom Shanker
Adrianne Sher
Daniel Sherman
Amy Shutkin
Mark Silberman
Matt Silvers
Eric Silverberg
Jay Silverberg
David Silversmith
Brunette Simmons
Fran Simon
Argie Sirmans
William & Jane Sizeler
Paul Skolnick
Albert & Tina Small
Stuart Smolkin
Ann Soble
Edward & Karen Soll
Byron & Pam Spanjer
Judith Steinberg
Paul & Laurie Sterbcow
The Josef Sternberg Memorial Fund
Mary Ann Sternberg
Rachel Schulman
David Segal & Rollin Simmons
Stuart Smolkin
Louis Stern
Steve Strauss
Lois Sutton
Steve Sweet
Benjamin Swig
Jason Tanenbaum
Matt & Sherri Tarr
Marcelle Tessier
Teri Tillman
Wendy Price Todd
Naomi Tomky
Marlene Trestman
Usdin-Weil Foundation
Rose Marie Wagman
Bruce & Ellie Wainer
Alan Warshaw
Sheldon & Anais Watsky
Craig & Shari Weil
Jack Weingarten
Marc Weiss
Lewis & Dolores Wilkenfield
Steven & Monica Winkler
Jeff Winokur
Woldenberg Foundation
David Wolf
Robert Wolf
Cyvia Wolff
Lori Wolff
Liz Yager
Renee Zack
Carl & Paula Zielonka
Mark & Janet Zimmerman
Gary Zoller
Avi Zollman

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