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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 31, 2013-July 27, 2014
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

Our gratitude to Irene and Martin Jacobs who endowed the Martin and Irene Jacobs Scholarship in Jewish Studies (a Charitable Gift Annuity) in July, 2013. The scholarships will be awarded to full-time Jewish Studies majors with strong academic records.

  • Barbara and Joseph Alpert
    Harry A. Alpert, J.D., and Jeanette Solotken Alpert Overseas Study Scholarship
    David and Sylvia Zabinsky 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
    Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Fund
    Borns Family Fellowship
  • 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 Jewish Studies
  • 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
    in honor of Dr. Robert H. Ferrell, Ph.D.
  • Sorelle and Steven Ancel
  • Shirley Aprison
  • Alice Berkowitz
  • Margery and Michael Bluestein
  • Sandra and Robert Borns
  • Emily Borns-Behr and Adam Behr
  • Dr. Stephanie Borns-Weil
  • The Braeside Foundation/Sherwin J. Stone
  • Irwin Broh
  • Diane Druck
  • Esther Fogle
  • Dr. Robert Fragen
    in honor of Sybil and Lou Mervis
  • Dr. Stephen E. Goldberg
  • Caron and Alan Goldstein
  • Mary Margarete and Dr. Kenneth Goldstein
  • Rikki and Leonard Goldstein
  • Robin and Leonard Gurin/United Student Aid Funds, Inc.
    parents of Benjamin Gurin (2012)
  • Simona and Hart Hasten
  • Irene and Martin Jacobs
  • Thomas Kramer
  • Martin, Barry, and Greg Kroot Families
  • Herbert Levetown/First Clearing, LLC
  • Iliana and Irwin Levin
  • Professor Jane and Andrew Mallor
  • Sybil and Louis Mervis/Mervis Family Foundation
  • Joan and Nathan Miller
  • Jacqueline and James Morris/OneAmerica Financial Partners, Inc.
    in honor of Barbara J. Alpert; in honor of Joseph M. Alpert; in honor of Sandra S. Borns; in honor of Robert A. Borns; in honor of
    Michael S. Maurer
  • The Estate of Frances Nelson (from Professor William Nelson)
  • Ilene and Jeffrey New
  • Dorit and Gerald Paul
  • Dr. Ora Pescovitz
  • Sherron and Jack Schuster
    parents of Jonathon Schuster (2004)
  • Leona and Dr. Reuben Shevitz
  • Frank R. Selby
  • Norman Sider
    father of Ben Sider (2004)
  • Monique Stolnitz
    in memory of Professor George Stolnitz
  • Nancy and Jeffrey Trockman
  • Sandra and Stanley Trockman
  • Myrna and Dr. Myron Weinberger

Patron Friends ($500 or above)

  • Carol and Larry Adelman
  • Marge and Professor Joseph Belth
  • Pam and Marc Borstein
    in honor of Ilana Borstein’s 2014 graduation
  • Dr. Alice Ginott Cohn and Theodore Cohn
  • Sharon and Benjamin Eisbart
    parents of Yosh Eisbart (1995)
  • Martin J. Fein
  • Dr. Ruth Feinberg
  • Claudette and Dr. Lawrence Einhorn
  • Phyllis and Dr. Edward Gabovitch
  • Ann and Dr. Robert Harman
  • Judy and Dr. Zachary Hodes
    in memory of Halina Z. Hodes; in memory of Marion E. Hodes, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Francine and Dr. Roger Hurwitz
  • Irene and Martin Jacobs
  • Dean Idalene Kesner and Paul Robins
  • G.I. Latz II* Foundation Fund
  • Myrna and Dr. Louis Lemberger
  • Judith Liff-Barker
  • Ernest Lorch
  • Flo Mary and Dr. Thomas Mantel
  • Cathy and Tilden Mendelson
  • Dr. Sharon and Sidney Mishkin
  • Susan and Marvin Mitchell
  • Dr. Jing W. Hsieh and Dr. Joel A. Piser
  • Prema and Professor William Popkin
  • Candice and Lawrence Reuben
  • Erna and Professor Alvin Rosenfeld
    in honor of Roberta Pergher and Mark Roseman’s marriage and in gratitude to Mark for his willingness to serve as Borns JSP Director
  • Phyllis and Gary Schahet
  • Gregory Silver
  • Anne and Gary Steigerwald
    parents of Julia Franks (2007)
  • Stanley Talesnick
  • Dr. Lawrence Tavel
  • Claudette and Professor Roger Temam

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

  • Jami Bachrad (2001) and Jordan Bachrad
  • Rabbi Philip Ohriner (2002)/Congregation Beth David, Saratoga, CA
  • Dr. Jill (2002) and Joshua Samis (2002)/Kirkland and Ellis Foundation
  • Traci Stratford (2009)
  • Sara Bresnick Tennen and Adam Tennen (1999)

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

  • Dr. Jessica Carr (Ph.D. minor, 2013)
  • Lainna Cohen (2008)
  • Leah Cover (M.A., 2013)
  • David Fliesher/Monsanto Fund (2007)
  • Julia Franks (2007)
  • Sarah Glasser (2012)
  • Leslie Gubitz (2012)
  • Lauren Jacobson (2010)
  • Rachel and Rabbi Drew Kaplan (2003)
  • Calli Schiller Levin (2004) and Daniel Levin
  • Dr. Abigail Schachter (2007)
  • Francine Schrank (2010)
  • Sarah Strnad (2002)
  • Mark Swick (2010)
  • Jordan Trubitt (2005)

Other Donors:

  • Debby Allmayer and James Williams
    in memory of Louise F. Allmayer; in memory of Benjamin N. Allmayer
  • Dr. Annette Alpert and Professor Darrell Haile
  • Amy and Vice President John Applegate
  • Paula Avchen
    in honor of Julie B. Avchen (2005)
  • Linda and Leonard Axelrod/Thomson Reuters
  • Shirley Backer
  • Stacey and Henry Berman
  • Roberta and Charles Bernstein
    in honor of the birthday of Henry J. Bernstein (2005)
  • Susan and Russell Bikoff
    parents of Matthew S. Bikoff (2013)
  • Maxene and Gilbert Bodin
    in memory of Arthur Percy
  • Debbie Gurman Breiter and Donald Breiter
    parents of Kate Uslan Breiter (2000)
  • Dayle Brown and David Piser
  • Marilyn Brown
  • Marian and Daniel Burrows
  • Linda and Dr. Louis Cantor
    parents of current JS major Lauren Cantor
  • Daniel Cook
  • Sara and Steven Coven
    parents of Avi Coven (2013)
  • Anita Dansker
    in memory of James S. Diamond, Ph.D.
  • Drs. Lorraine and Michael David
  • Stacy Davis
  • Lynn and Rochelle Dueser
  • Linda and Robert Dyson, Jr.
    in honor of Benjamin C. Gurin (2012)
  • Dvorah and Charles Eder
  • Judith Ehrenstein (1985) and David Ehrenstein
  • Dr. Lana Ruegamer Eisenberg and Professor Paul Eisenberg
  • Robert D. Epstein
  • Evansville, Indiana Jewish Community Council
  • Sarah Ferrin (2007) and Robert Ferrin
  • Myra and Donald Fisher
  • Rose and Gary Fisher
  • Lori and William Forgey
    in memory of Arthur Percy
  • Debbie and Tammy Freeman
    in memory of Arthur Percy
    Marlene and Robert Freeman
    in memory of Arthur Percy
  • Perri Freeman
    in memory of Arthur Percy
  • Sherry and Richard Frenzel
  • Dr. Arthur From
  • Robyn and Jay Gellman /IBM
    parents of Scott Gellman (2008)
  • Dr. Lynn Gitlin-Stein and Michael Stein
  • Caroline Goldbach
  • Barbara and Bruce Goldberg
  • Margaret and Steven Goldberg
  • Nancy and Dr. Jerry Goldsmith
  • Diane and Jerry Goodman
    parents of Amy Newman (1995)
  • Audrey and Martin Grossman
  • Franck Hagendorf
  • Robert D. Hatcher
  • Barbara and Dr. Sanford Herman
    parents of Rachel Herman (2011)
  • Evelyn and Dr. David Herschler
    parents of Daniel Herschler (1999)
  • Jeannie and Robert Hiller
    in memory of Sigmund Hiller
  • Bettyann Honig
    in memory of Arthur Percy
  • Nancy C. Hutchens and Michael Field
    in memory of Kenneth Freed
  • Mollie and Italo Ivaldi
    in memory of Leah Brown and Dr. Leo R. Brown
  • Marshall Jacobs
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis
  • Carol Johnson
    in memory of Arthur Percy
  • Carol and Kenneth Joseph
  • Valerie Joseph
  • Beth and Steven Jurista
    in memory of Helen Jurista
  • Marianne and Ronald Kallen
  • Rosemary Kaplan
  • Linda Kean and Ronald Mervis
    in honor of Michael Mervis and the Mervis Foundation
  • Rosey Krakovitz
    mother of Audrey Krakovitz (1986)
  • Carolyn Kulakofsky
  • Kuperman Family Foundation, Inc.
  • Anat and Todd Lansky
  • Eileen Leiderman and Ben Brener
    in honor of Richard Brener (2011)
  • Kathleen and Professor Leslie Lenkowsky
  • Barbara and David Lerman
  • Barbara and Richard Leventhal
  • Rebecca (1991) and Enrique Lerner
  • Elaine and Sanford Levinson
  • Penny Joy Levy
    in honor of the 10th anniversary of Beth Merkes’ (1990) and David Merkes’ wedding anniversary
  • Betsy Libby
  • Carolyn Lipson-Walker and George L. Walker
    in memory of Bruce Leitman, father of Rebecca Veidlinger; in memory of Donna Weitzman, mother of Steven Weitzman; in
    honor of the marriage of Professor Jim Ackerman and Sharon Linzey
  • Nancy and Bryan Liss
  • Dr. Susan Maisel-Miroff and Franklin Miroff
  • Fred Mandelkorn
  • Brian McCarron
    in memory of Arthur Percy
  • Linda and Herbert Melrose
  • Drs. Leigh and Jeffrey Meltzer
  • Sybil and Louis Mervis
    in memory of William Emil
  • Ellen Migdal
  • Karen Morris (1989) and Donald Morris
  • Ellen and Professor Stuart Mufson
  • Susan Mullen
  • Marianne and Scott Murphy
    parents of Derrick Murphy (2007)
  • Professor Benjamin Nathans and Dr. Nancy Silverman
    in honor of Alvin H. Rosenfeld, Ph.D.
  • Professors Susan Nelson and Michael Rosenblum
    in honor of Erna and Professor Alvin Rosenfeld
  • Gale Nichols
  • Elissa and Gary Okin
    parents of Erin Okin Gabay (2000)
  • Drs. Okoon and Hamburg
  • Sara and Thomas Olesker
    in memory of Julian Newman; in memory of Susan Rubenstein; in memory of Gary Silverman
  • Mark Oring
  • Heather Cohen Padratzik and Dr. Jay Padratzik
  • Gale Passo
  • Eloise Paul
  • Lisa Percy and Martin Kolker
    to the Percy Family Scholarship in honor of the birthday of Debra Percy
  • Cecilia and Charles Plost
  • Dr. Janet and Professor Alex Rabinowitch
  • Audrey and Sidney Rabinowitz
    in memory of Arthur Percy
  • Marcia J. Regenstreif
  • Bonnie and Thomas Reilly, Jr.
  • Ruth and Robert Rifkin
    in honor of “The Moses Man” project
  • Ruben D. Rosenblatt
    in memory of Arthur Percy
  • Nancy and Robert Rosenblum
    in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Glazer
  • Susan and David Rosenblum
    in honor of Lauren N. Rosenblum
  • Marlene and Gerald Rothenberg
  • Greta F. Rothschild (1984)
  • Lynn Ruezinsky
    in memory of Arthur Percy
  • Marc and Susan Sacks
    in honor of 2014 graduate Joshua Sacks
  • Donna Schachne
  • Florence and Dr. Joseph Schachter
    parents of Ruth Schachter (2002) and Dr. Abigail Schachter (2007)
  • Rabbi Stacy Schlein (1994) and Jeremy Sosin
  • Edna and Michael Schrank
    parents of Francine Schrank (2010)
  • Shira Raviv Schwartz (1992)
  • Lois and Martin Schwimmer
    parents of Andrew Schwimmer (2009)
  • Barbara Seidman (1987)
  • Arthur Shanker
  • Jill and I. Douglas Sherman
    in honor of current JS major Rachel Sherman
  • Liat and Gary Shyken (1998)
  • Amanda and Miles Siegel
  • Elaine Silver (1990) and Steven Silver/Aon Foundation
  • Carole and Dr. Bruce Silverstein
  • Ellen and Jerrold Simon
  • Sinai Temple of Michigan City
  • Sheryl and Lawrence Sklar
    parents of current JS major Aaron Sklar
  • Leslie Slatkin
    in honor of William Slatkin (2008) and Ashley Slatkin on their marriage
  • William Slodki
    father of Jorie Slodki (2007)
  • Sharon Gurman Socol and Howard Socol/Macy’s Foundation
  • Paula Sommer
  • Dori and Paul Spector
  • Pauline Spulber, Ph.D.
    in memory of her parents
  • Donna Strnad
    in honor of daughter Sarah Strnad’s (2002) upcoming marriage
  • Elise and Marc Swatez
    in honor of current JS major Joelle Swatez
  • David Swerdloff
  • Betty and Dr. Morton Tavel
  • Sharon and Brett Trockman
  • Norman Turkish
  • Agnes Vogel
  • Professor Bronislava Volková
  • Sharon Wainshilbaum and Professor Herbert Fertig
    in memory of Rywka Fertig
  • Cheryl and Dr. Raymond Waldman
  • Sharon and Barry Wallack
  • Carin and Dr. Harvey Weingarten
  • Bebe Weinstein
  • Roberta Wurzman
  • Sheri Zaitz-Blotner and David A. Blotner
    parents of Joanna Blotner (2007)
  • Ellen and Seth Zimmer
    parents of current JS certificate student Megan Zimmer
  • Joan and Dr. Douglas Zipes
  • Susan Zuckerman
    in honor of current JS certificate student Jessica Attas
  • Daniel Zweig/Wells Fargo Foundation
  • Jennifer Zwilling (1994) and Jon Rosenwasser

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