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It is an exciting time for K.K. Bene Israel/Rockdale Temple as we prepare to celebrate our bicentennial in 5784! We have a historic place in the development of Judaism in the United States. Rockdale is the oldest continuous Jewish congregation west of the Allegheny Mountains and also the 11th oldest congregation in America.

Through its Senior Rabbis from Dr. Max Lilienthal to Rabbi Meredith Kahan – ten in all – the congregation has grown, changed, moved, and become a leader in Cincinnati. A celebration of the past is an opportunity to look into the future.  Just as the past Rabbis built a congregation for us and our families, we must pledge to continue that tradition into the next 200 years.

Rockdale Temple has established the Bicentennial Fund with the goal to ensure that rabbinic leadership will carry on the traditions of the past, while placing a unique stamp within the congregational family. 

We invite you to be a part of this historic milestone!  Please make a generous gift today to the Bicentennial Fund and be included in Rockdale’s plan to preserve our history, sustain our congregation, and act on our values. 


Broadway 1836 Chavurah
$50,000 to $99,999

Dr. Anthony Checroun and Mrs. Andrea Checroun
Janet and Ken Cohen
Linda and Gary Greenberg
The Anne Heldman Family
Gary and Austine Heldman Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Jim Heldman and Wendy Saunders

Broadway 1852 Chavurah
$25,000 to $49,000

Anonymous - 1
Steve and Risa Spieldoch Feagins
Jan M. Frankel and John G. Cobey
Dr. and Mrs. G. Russell Frankel
    Allan and Sara Frankel and Family
    Randy and Ila Frankel and Family
Andrea and Dr. Edward Herzig
Daniel J. Hoffheimer
Sally and Gerry Korkin
Ed Rosenthal
Jeff and Susan Routh & Family
Rachel and Steven Schild
Abby and David Schwartz
Drs. Kenneth and Susan Sherman
Eleanor, Andrew, and Sally Shott

Mound Street Chavurah
$10,000 to $24,999

Anonymous- 1
Steve and Meg Ackermann
Boris Auerbach and Kathy Patchel
Stephanie and Tony De Falco
Dick Friedman
Dr. Fred and Susan Klug Kahan
V. Ruth Klette and Andrew Cusher
Lauren Koon and Aaron Herzig
Cissy and Bob Lenobel
Anita and Ed Marks
Sheryl and Scott Mattis
Lynn Rosenberg Mayfield and Glen Mayfield
Mark Michaelson and Barbara Turner-Michaelson
Leslie and Bernie Reiss
Joshua and Heather Shapiro

Rockdale Avenue Chavurah
$5,000 to $9,999

Dee Ellen G. Bardes
Rosemary and Frank Bloom Gifting Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Barb and O.J. Cohen
Amy Diamond and Eddie Wolf
Gary Dick and Michele M. Siglowski
David and Kari Ellis
The Frankel Family Foundation
Mark Friedman
Barry and Nancy Gibberman
The Kadish Family
David & Leslie Kantor
Rabbi Meredith Kahan and Sean Flowers
Justin Levy and Eira Tansey
Chris and Ramesh Malhotra
Morton & Roberta Mallin
Abby Marcus and Qui Nguyen
Tracy McMullen
Alice Perlman
Joan and Bill Roberts
The Rubenstein Family
Judy and Mark Schaengold
The Spievack Family
Waldrop Frankenstein Family Fund
Sarah Weiss and Todd Schild
Trip Wolf

Ridge Road Chavurah
$1,000 to $4,999

Suzanne and Michael Afergan
Jim Albert and Christine Kuhr
Rabbi Erin Binder
Patrick and Jennifer Clark
Janet Guttman Cohen
Ruth and Steve Coppel
Robert and Gretchen Dinerman Charitable Fund
Donnett Family
Larry and Pam Faust
Joanne and Myron Gerson
Lesha and Samuel Greengus
Andrew and Patricia Gollin
Andrew A. and Deborah Heldman
Tim and Cathy Heldman
Florette B. Hoffheimer
Robert Ingberg, M.D.
Rabbi Shena and Brian Jaffee
Brenda and Sheldon Kahan
Rabbi Jan and Cantor Alane Katzew
Bennett Kottler and Valerie Weinstein
Barrie Kraus
Bobbie and Perry Leitner
Leah Levy
Ralph Lowenstein
Mark Lybik and Leslie Joseph
Melissa and Ken Mailender
Debbie and Kevin Mattis
Howard Mayers
Jerry Mellman
Michael and Margie Meyer
Jimmy Moskowitz and Kelly Linch
Sharon Lynn Nelson and Kenneth Venick
Dani and Matthew Reiss
Linda & Doug Sawan
Joan Schimmel & Neal Jacobs
Lisa Schneider
Mark and Megan Sheldon
Jen and Larry Smilg
David and Jaynie Solomon
Kerri & Danny Sonenshine
Sheldon & Waianne Weinstein
Edward Wertheimer
Richard Wiener and Elisabeth Haley

2024 Chavurah 
Up to $999

Anonymous – 4
Karen and Fred Abel
Jackie and Adam Baker
Robert A. Bass
Mark & Laura Berger
Ellen Byington
Brad & Evanjelina Coppel
Ciro De Falco
Adrienne and Ian Davidson
Bonnie and Darryl Dick
Tom and Ellen Drake
Bruce Feldman, Economy Linen & Towel Service, Inc.
Lisa W. Fox and Richard G. Trohman, M.D.
John J. Frank, Jr.
Leesa Fried & Family
Michael Friedman and Helayne Angelus
Susan Friedman
Jane and Bob Garfield
Viola Glassmann
The Goldberg Family
Elizabeth A. Goldstein
Mitchel Hochberg

Jon Hoffheimer
Rabbi Ken and Toni Kanter
Jay and Dee Kastan
Sue Levy Klau
Robert and Hannah Krebs
Howard Liberman
Dr. Heinke Lillenstein
Lauren Lillenstein
Scott and Carrie Lipps
Helene and Millard Mack
Karen and Stewart Martin
Anne M. Maxfield
Fay B. May
Rabbi Elle Muhlbaum and Cantor Vladimir Lapin
Barb and Mike Reed
Shirma Revelson
Marina and Igor Rivin
Dan and Abby Rosenberg
Matthew & Renee Rosensweet
Barry and Sandra Rubin
Nora and Eric Rubinoff
Linda & Doug Sawan
Rona & John Simon
Cora and Don Steinberg
Judy Tillett
Julie Torem
Diane and William Turner
Joan Weinberg
Ellen & Gary Weiss
Susan & Gary Winters
Rabbi Gary and Stefi Zola

All donations listed as of February 1, 2024

Fri, June 14 2024 8 Sivan 5784