Meet Our Donors There are many ways to support the Yiddish Book Center, and many reasons donors choose to do so. Joan A. Larsen Son, Nils Larsen, and husband, Ron Larsen, establish the Joan A. Larsen Endowed Summer Student in the Center’s Steiner Summer Yiddish Program. Larry and Muriel Gillick Larry and Muriel Gillick are members of the Yerushe Society, which recognizes those who have included the Center in their estate plans, ensuring that Yiddish will continue to flourish. Eleanor Reissa Tony-nominated director, singer, actress, and writer Eleanor Reissa joins the Yerushe Society, naming the Center as a beneficiary in her estate plans. Ira Glener and Bossie Dubowick Bossie, who remained a great reader her entire life, would be glad to know that her library has found a new home at the Yiddish Book Center. Eugene, Enid, and Melanie Mark Fund This endowment is to honor "their spirit, and their value of education." Irving Backman Opening the door to his Jewish heritage Vivian Segerman-Guze “Leaving the money in honor of her father, her mother, her brother, and her husband was her dying wish.” Gloria Lieberman and Steven Holm "It had to be Yiddish. There was no other way.” A sister honors her brother's memory Saul Kurlat Whether in engineering or Yiddish education, opportunity is still the name of the game Eugene and Elaine Driker A financial safety net for a historic cultural rescue effort Joe Silverman A love of books and history Richard S. Herman The boundless generosity of an avid book lover Janice Rittenburg Rossbach “It’s my language, it’s my people. It’s just me.” Ethel and Martin Taft Supporting a new generation in honor of the old Rita Gordonson A zamler honors her sister's memory Barack Bassman "Investing in my own book supply" (and preserving a cultural heritage) Dr. Alice Honig The language of story and song Rena and Alan Steinfeld A language that will continue into the forever Herb Druker Helping others make the connections that inspired him Gerhard and Glenda Paulesich Preserving literature for future generations Dr. Elliot Cohen Yiddish is the world of his heart. Sharon Karmazin Helping the Yiddish Book Center expand its reach David & Sylvia Steiner Ensuring the future of Yiddish with a lead gift to the Yerushe campaign Deborah Wexler Keeping Yiddish alive Carol and Earle Halsband Delving into the “soul and heart” of Yiddish The Alperin/Corin Family “Knowledge, to him, was everything.” Joe Esselin "What will you do with the yerushe?" Larry Ruttman Sharing the power of words The Rafalovsky/Berkson Family A devotion to Yiddish that spans generations Monty Hall Memories of speaking Yiddish in Hollywood Yosl and Martin Broder Honoring their parents’ love of music René Lerer “Yiddish was the language of our house.” Jacob and Estelle Apelberg Coming back to Yiddish The Kfar/Rose Family Honoring a commitment to education Alice Goldfarb Honoring her parents by supporting educational programs Bunny & Jack Hoffinger A conversation with two longtime members of the Yiddish Book Center Anne Umansky From Brooklyn to Chaucer, Yiddish has been an integral part of this donor's life.