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To become a Friend of the JSP/to donate to the JSP— click the give now button to the right or make check payable to IUF/Jewish Studies Program and mail to: Indiana University Foundation Bloomington, P.O Box 6460, Indianapolis, IN 42260-6460. The vitality of the Borns JSP depends upon the generosity of our dedicated supporters.

July 27, 2015-July 25, 2016
Behind each Borns JSP chair, scholarship, and success are generous people. Through their gifts, they have become partners who share the vision of the program.

JSP Endowments - Life/Perpetual Friends

  • Barbara and Joseph Alpert
    – David and Sylvia Zabinsky Overseas Study Scholarship
    – Harry A. Alpert, J.D., and Jeanette Solotken Alpert Overseas Study Scholarship
  • Mildred L. Bern*
    – Henry A. Bern Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • The Estate of Edward A. Block
    – Edward A. Block Lecture Fund
  • Sandra and Robert Borns
    – Irving and Sylvia Borns Fund for Overseas Study in Israel
    – Borns Family Fellowship
    – Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Fund
  • Dr. Alice Ginott Cohn* and Theodore Cohn
    – Alice Ginott Cohn, Ph.D. and Theodore Cohn (Yiddish) Fellowship
    – Dr. Alice Field Cohn Chair in Yiddish Studies
  • Betty and Melvin Cohn
    – Melvin and Betty Cohn JS Institute Fund
  • David M. Cook Foundation
    – David and Amy Cook Overseas Study Scholarship
  • Martin E. Dayan*
    – Edward M. Dayan Scholarship in JS Fund
  • Esther Fogle
    – Fredric M. and Esther G. Fogle Overseas Study Scholarship
  • Marsha and Jay Glazer
    – Alvin H. Rosenfeld Professorship in JS
    – Glazer Family Fellowship
    – Irving M. Glazer Chair in JS
    – Pat M. Glazer Chair in JS
  • Pat* and Irving Glazer
    – Glazer Family Fellowship
    – Irving Glazer Scholarship
    – Irving M. Glazer Scholarship
  • Rikki and Leonard Goldstein
    – Leonard M. and Ruth K. Goldstein Scholarship
  • Rita and John* Grunwald
    – Pearl Schwartz Program Fund
  • Irene and Martin Jacobs
    – Martin and Irene Jacobs Scholarship in JS
  • Frances* and J. William* Julian
    – Julian Endowment in JS
  • Irving Katz Scholarship
  • Rosey Krakovitz
    – Karl and Rosey Krakovitz Overseas Study Scholarship
    – Karl and Rosey Krakovitz Scholarship
  • Bobbi and Arthur Kroot
    – Roberta and Arthur J. Kroot Scholarship
  • Bernice and Herbert Levetown
    – Herb and Bernice Levetown Scholarship Jane and Andrew Mallor
    – Andrew C. and Jane A. Mallor Overseas Study Scholarship
    – Henry Fischel, Ph.D. Scholarship
  • Sybil and Louis Mervis
    – Isadore Mervis Scholarship
    –Lou and Sybil Mervis Chair in Jewish Cultural Studies
    –Louis L. and Sybil S. Mervis Overseas Study Scholarship
    – Martha Ann Mervis Scholarship
    – Selma Lee Mervis Young Scholarship
  • Ilene and Jeffrey New
    – Jeffrey B. and Ilene S. New Overseas Study Scholarship
  • Samuel* and Joan* New
    – Sam and Joan New Institute Fund
  • Dorit and Gerald Paul
    – Dorit and Gerald Paul Endowment for Jewish Culture and the Arts
    – Dorit and Gerald Paul Fund for the Study of Germans and Jews
  • Sondra and Arthur* Percy
    – Percy Family Endowment
  • Leonore* and Louis* Piser
    – Leonore and Louis Piser Prize Fund
  • Frances* and Mendel* Piser
    – M. Mendel and Frances M. Piser Scholarship
  • Sara* and Albert* Reuben; Candice and Lawrence Reuben
    – Sara and Albert Reuben Scholarships in JS: Holocaust Studies
  • Jeanie and Jay Schottenstein
    – Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Chair in JS
  • Helen* and Martin Schwartz
    – Helen and Martin Schwartz Scholars Program
    – Helen B. Schwartz Fund for New Scholarship in JS
  • Leona and Dr. Reuben Shevitz
    – Marilyn R. Shevitz Overseas Study Scholarship
  • Samuel Solotkin*
    – Lillian Solotkin Lecture Fund
  • Monique and George* Stolnitz
    – George and Monique Stolnitz Annual Yiddish Prize Endowment
  • Sandra and Stanley* Trockman
    – Sandra and Stanley Trockman Scholarship

Benefactor Friends ($1,000 or above):

  • Barbara and Joseph Alpert
  • Sorelle and Steven Ancel*
  • Shirley Aprison
  • Drs. Karen and Steven Bloom
    –in honor of son David Bloom (2014), Professor Eva Mroczek, and Carolyn Lipson-Walker
  • Margery and Michael Bluestein
  • Sandra and Robert Borns
  • Alice Ginott Cohn, Ph.D*. and Theodore Cohn
    –in honor of Alice Cohn’s 90th birthday
  • Shirley and James Dora
  • Diane Druck
  • Evansville Jewish Community Council, Inc.
  • Fort Wayne Jewish Federation
  • Joan and Dr. Robert Fragen
  • Ruth and Leonard Goldstein
  • Dana Green and Thomas Clancy
  • Robin and Leonard Gurin / United Student Aid Funds, Inc.
    –parents of Ben Gurin (2012)
  • Helene and Philip Hixon
  • Irene and Martin Jacobs
  • Tom Kramer
  • Marija Krupoves-Berg and Dr. Daniel Berg*
  • Myrna and Dr. Louis Lemberger (match via Eli Lilly & Company)
  • Bernice and Herbert Levetown
  • Iliana and Irwin Levin
  • Professor Jane and Andrew Mallor
  • Sybil and Louis Mervis
  • Joan and Nathan Miller
  • Ilene and Jeffrey New
  • Dorit and Gerald Paul/Paul Family Foundation
  • Dr. Ora Pescovitz (match via Eli Lilly & Company)
    –in memory of Dr. Mark D. Pescovitz
  • Livia Klain Russell and Stephen Russell
  • The Jack M. and Sherron C. Schuster Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego
    –parents of Jonathon Schuster (2004)
  • Frank Selby
  • Leona and Dr. Reuben Shevitz (match via Eli Lilly & Company)
  • Monique Stolnitz
    –in memory of Professor George Stolnitz
  • Sherwin Stone/The Braeside Foundation
  • Sandra Trockman
    –in memory of Stanley B. Trockman
  • Myrna and Dr. Myron Weinberger
    –in honor of Robert A. Borns

Patron Friends ($500 or above)

  • Carol and Larry Adelman
  • Robert Aronson
  • Marjorie and Professor Joseph Belth
  • Irwin Broh
  • Susan Cahn
    –in memory of Dr. Peter H. Cahn
  • Sharon and Benjamin Eisbart
    –parents of Yosh Eisbart (1995)
  • Phyllis and Dr. Edward Gabovitch
  • Margolit and Kenneth Goldstein
  • Judy and Dr. Zachary Hodes
  • Francine and Dr. Roger Hurwitz
  • Dean Idalene Kesner and Paul Robins
  • Rosey Krakovitz
    –mother of Audrey Krakovitz (1986)
  • Bobbi and Art Kroot
    –in honor of Professor Alvin Rosenfeld
  • Stuart Kurlander
    –in honor of Dr. Gerald J. Kurlander; in honor of Shirley Prince Kurlander
  • G.I. Latz II Foundation Fund
  • Flo Mary and Tom Mantel
  • Cathy L. and Tilden Mendelson (through Network for Good)
  • Katherine and Travis Paulin
  • Piser Family Philanthropic Fund/Drs. Joel A. Piser and Jing W. Hsieh Piser
  • Prema and Professor William Popkin
  • Candice and Lawrence Reuben
  • Erna and Professor Alvin Rosenfeld
    –in celebration of the appointment of Mirjam and Noam Zadoff to our faculty
  • Phyllis and Gary Schahet
    –in honor of Sandra Borns’ special birthday
  • Anne and Gary Steigerwald
    –parents of Julia Steigerwald (2010)
  • Stanley Talesnick
  • Sandra and Dr. Lawrence Tavel
  • Claudette and Professor Roger Temam
  • Sidney Tuchman

Patron Associate Friends ($180-$499; 35 years and younger JSP alumni)

  • Jami Trockman Bachrad (2001) and Jordan Bachrad
  • Julia Franks (2007)
  • Rabbi Philip Ohriner (2002)

Young Associate Friends ($36 and above; recent Borns JSP alumni)

  • Emily Berman (2010)
    in honor of Professor Alvin H. Rosenfeld’s dedication to his students long after graduation
  • Dr. Jessica Carr (2013)
  • Lainna Cohen (2008)
  • David Fliesher (2007)
  • Amanda Meyer Radman (2002) and Dan Radman
  • Francie Schrank (2010)

Other Donors:

  • Dana Herman Adler/The Adler Family Fund (1995)
  • Deb Allmayer and Jim Williams
    –in memory of Louise F. and Benjamin N. Allmayer
  • Dr. Annette Alpert and Professor Darrell Haile
  • Professor Amy and Vice President John Applegate
  • Susan Attas
    –mother of Jessica Attas (2015)
  • Paula Avchen
    –mother of Julie Avchen (2005); in honor of Julie’s birthday
  • Linda and Dr. Leonard Axelrod/matching gift Thomson Reuters
  • Shirley Backer
  • Toni and Robert Bader
  • Shirley Bell
  • Stacey and Henry Berman
  • Roberta and Charles Bernstein
    –parents of Henry Bernstein (2005); in memory of Jonathan R. Gottlieb
  • Rabbi Brian Besser
  • Susan and Russell Bikoff
    –in honor of son Matthew S. Bikoff (2013)
  • Debra Bolotin-Cooper and Joel Cooper
  • Dr. Robert Brateman
  • Debbie and Don Breiter
    –parents of Kate Breiter Uslan (2000)
  • Marisa Briefman (2013)
  • Dayle Brown and David Piser
  • Mark S. Buchholz
  • Steven Bulloff
  • Marian and Daniel Burrows
  • Linda and Dr. Louis Cantor
    –in honor of the graduation of daughter Lauren Cantor (2014)
  • Donna S. and David A. Cohen
  • Gregory Cohn
    –in honor of Robert A. Borns
  • Kenneth Collins
  • Daniel M. Cook
  • Jane and Gerald Coraz
    –parents of Bridget Coraz (2008)
  • Sara and Steven Coven
    –parents of Avi Coven (2013) and parents-in-law of Melody Mostow Coven (2013)
  • Rachel Crouch (2014)
  • Drs. Lorraine and Michael Davis
  • Stacy and Michael Davis
  • Beth Dwoskin and Professor Robert M. Blumenthal
    –parents of Noah Blumenthal (2013)
  • Linda and Robert Dyson
    in honor of grandson Ben Gurin (2012)
  • Myra Echt
  • Judith Fink Ehrenstein (1985) and David Ehrenstein
  • Claudette and Dr. Lawrence Einhorn
  • Lana and Professor Paul Eisenberg
  • Dina Elenbogen (1982) and Steve Siegel
    –in honor of Carolyn Lipson-Walker
  • Carla and Paul Elkin
  • Robert D. Epstein
  • Lois and Sidney D. Eskenazi
    –in memory of Stanley Trockman
  • Gail and Norman Ettinger
  • Linda Falendar
  • Dr. Judy Feinberg
  • Ruth Feinberg
  • Professor Herbert Fertig
  • Myra and Donald Fisher
  • Rose and Gary Fisher
  • Jo Ellen and Victor Fitzgerald
    –in memory of Professor Irving Katz
  • Linda and Dr. Bruce Frank
  • Terri and Dr. David Frolich
  • Dr. Lynn Gitlin-Stein and Michael Stein
  • Caroline Goldbach
  • Barbara and Bruce Goldberg
  • Dr. Stephen Goldberg
  • Nancy and Jerrold Goldsmith
  • Wendy (Rapport) Grinberg (1993)
  • Audrey and Martin Grossman
  • Charlene and Jeffrey Gubitz
    –parents of Rabbi Jennifer Gubitz (2005) and Leslie Gubitz (2012); in honor of granddaughter Nola B. Gubitz; in honor of all of our family’s IU graduates
  • Leslie Gubitz (2012)
  • Barbara and Norman Gurwitz
  • Ann and Dr. Robert Harman
  • Robert Hatcher
  • Barbara and Dr. Sanford Herman
    –parents of Rachel Herman (2011)
  • Dr. Stephen Hurst
    –in memory of Elaine S. Levinson
    Nancy C. Hutchens and Michael Fields
  • Denise and Sheldon Iskow
    –in honor of their daughter JS certificate student Hannah Iskow
  • Mollie and Italo Ivaldi
  • Marshall Jacobs
  • Beth and Steven Jurista
  • Marianne and Ronald Kallen
  • Rachel and Rabbi Drew Kaplan (2003)
  • Heather and Stuart Katz
  • Eileen Leiderman and Ben Brener
    –parents of Richard Brener (2011)
  • Kathleen and Professor Leslie Lenkowsky
  • Barbara and David Lerman
  • Penny Joy Levy
    –mother of Beth Levy Merkes 1990); in memory of Richard G. Levy on the 10th anniversary of his death
  • Betsy Libby
  • Carolyn Lipson-Walker and George Walker
    –in honor of the Borns JSP faculty, staff, alumni, and students
  • Ernest Lorch
  • Jacqueline Mack and Dr. Edward Silberstein
    –in honor of Louis L. Mervis
    –in honor of the marriage of Ellen and Liam Tully
    –in honor of Sybil and Louis Mervis receiving the Herman B Wells Visionary Award
  • Fred Mandelkorn
  • Dena and Alan Mann
    –with appreciation; parents of current JS sacred music student Becky Mann
  • Margo and Joel Marver
  • Rabbi Laurie Matzkin (2001)
  • Linda and Herbert Melrose
    –in honor of Alexandria Lebovits
  • Ellen Migdal
  • Susan and Robert Millner
    –parents of Rabbi Daniel Millner (2008)
  • Susan and Marvin Mitchell
  • Ida and Robert Moise
  • Ellen and Professor Stuart Mufson
  • Leslie and Dr. William Nelson
  • Professors Susan Nelson and Michael Rosenblum
    –in honor of Professor Alvin H. Rosenfeld
  • Beautrice and Dr. Melvin J. Nevel
    –in memory of Joan B. New
  • Ilene and Jeffrey New
  • Zita and David Nurok
  • Jill and Joseph Ofengender
    –parents of Aaron Ofengender (2010)
  • Elissa and Gary Okin
    –parents of Erin Okin Gabay (2000)
  • Sara and Thomas Olesker
    –in memory of Thomas Keller; in memory of Roselyn Kerstein
  • Linda and Professor Alexander Orbach
  • Mark Oring
  • Dina and Mark Phillips
    –in honor of Amanda Phillips (2015)
  • Cecelia and Charles Plost
  • Gail Portman and Rabbi Jeffrey Portman
    –in memory of Professor Henry A. Fischel
  • Janet and Professor Alexander Rabinowitch
  • Marcia Regenstreif
  • Cantor David Reinwald (2001)
    –in memory of Biblical Hebrew teacher Ah-S eng Choo
  • Ruth and Robert Rifkin
  • Rachel Vilensky Roman-Lagunas (2005)
  • Professors Mark Roseman and Roberta Pergher
  • Dr. Gabriel and Francine Rosenberg
  • Lauren Rosenblum (2011)
  • Susan and David Rosenblum
    –in honor of daughter Lauren Rosenblum (2011)
  • Sandra L. and Dr. Donald Rothbaum
  • Greta Rothschild (1984)
  • Dr. Jill (2002) and Joshua Samis (2002)
  • Dr. Joseph and Florence Schachter
    –parents of Ruth Schachter (2002) and Dr. Abigail Schachter (2007)
  • Edna and Michael Schrank
    –parents of Francie Schrank (2010)
  • Lois and Martin Schwimmer
    –parents of Andrew Schwimmer (2009)
  • Drs. Marcia and Edwin Segal
  • Barbara Seidman (1987)
  • Arthur Shanker
  • I. Douglas Sherman
    –father of Rachel Sherman (2015)
  • Liat and Gary Shyken (1998)
  • Doris and Philip Siegel
    – in honor of Larry Simon’s 90th birthday and Larry and Lois Simon’s 60th wedding anniversary
  • Florence and Gregory Silver
  • Ellen and Jerrold Simon
  • Sinai Temple, Inc. of Michigan City United Jewish Welfare Fund
  • Esther and Norman Sklarewitz
  • Leslie Slatkin/William H. Slatkin Irrevocable Fund
    –mother of William Slatkin (2008)
  • William Slodki
    –father of Jorie Slodki (2007)
  • Barry H. Smith
  • Sharon Gurman Sokol and Howard Socol
  • Paula and Eliot Sommer
  • Professors Dina and Martin Spechler
    –in memory of Beatrice Rome; in memory of Sydney C. Rome
  • Carolyn Spector
    –in honor of Ilene S. and Jeffrey B. New
  • Ellen and Barry Stein
  • Ariann Stern-Gottschalk and Haim Gottschalk
    –in memory of Dora Sheps
  • Donna Strnad
    –mother of Sarah Strnad (2002)
  • Sarah Strnad (2002)
  • David Swerdloff/Morgan Stanley Annual Appeal
  • Mark Swick (2010)
  • Betty and Dr. Morton Tavel
  • Temple Adath B’nai Israel, Evansville
  • Lynn and David Valinetz
  • Professor Bronislava Volková
  • Cheryl and Dr. Raymond Waldman
  • Carin and Dr. Harvey Weingarten
  • N. William* and Bebe Weinstein Donor Advised Philanthropic Fund
  • Margaret and Horst Winkler
  • Professor Allen Wood
    –father of Rabbi Elizabeth Wood (2004)
  • Sheri Zaitz-Blotner and David Blotner
    –parents of Joanna Blotner (2007)
  • Amy Jo and Todd Zeldin (1987)
  • Seth Zimmer
    –father of certificate student Megan Zimmer
  • Shani Zucker
  • Beth and Daniel Zweig/Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign
  • Jennifer Zwilling (1994) and Jon Rosenwasser

In Memory of Dr. Daniel Berg

Benefactor Friends ($1,000 or above)

  • Marija Krupoves-Berg

Other Donors:

  • IU Health Bloomington
  • Carolyn Lipson-Walker and George Walker
  • Kathryn Schuerman
  • Sut Ngo Chow Sheng and Pei Fang Sheng
  • Jepha and Harold Silverman and Family
  • Gary Lee Steigerwald Revocable Trust
  • Monique Stolnitz
  • Tx:Team Rehab, Inc.

In Memory of Dr. Alice Cohn (to support the Dr. Alice Field Cohn Chair in Yiddish Studies)

Benefactor Friends ($1,000 or above)

  • LynLynn M. Brinton and Daniel E. Cohn
  • CohnReznick LLP
  • Shirley and Barnett Helzberg
  • Amy Liss
  • The Luzak Family
  • Susan and David Rockefeller, Jr.
  • Taubman Foundation for the Arts/Ambassador Nicholas F. Taubmann M. Brinton and Daniel E. Cohn

Patron Friends ($500 or above):

  • Diana Cohn and Craig Merrilees
  • Gloria and Hans Gesell

Other Donors:

  • Barbara and Dr. Samuel Abrams
  • Phyllis and Leonard Bell
  • Yvette and Maurice Bendahan
  • Suzanne and Gershon Berkson
  • Eugene Berl
  • Carol Bernheim
  • Debbie Bernstein and William Newman
  • Sandra and Robert Borns
  • Judith and Stewart Colton
  • Mary Gould and Marcia Chapman
  • Sheldon Holson
  • Drs. Helene and Andrew Lipton
  • Mendelle and Martin Milston
  • Suzanne Nimaroff
  • Murray Pepper
  • Judith and Dr. Richard Ross
  • David Rothschild
  • Anita and Dr. Howard Weinberger
  • Sue and Donald Weinberger

In Memory of Harry Sebel

Patron Friends ($500 or above)

  • Dr. Keli Jones and Charles Munson

Other Donors:

  • Hannah Cutshall
  • Margaret Davis
  • Kathleen Donovan
  • Peggy Larson
  • Katherine E. Noll

Italics - JSP alumni
♦ Parents and grandparents of alumni
or current students

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