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Thanks to Our Donors

Thanks to our DonorsGenerous donations from friends of the TIJS support general operations as well as a variety of programs and public events, library acquisitions, faculty research projects, and student scholarships. The future growth of the program—including expanded course offerings and graduate programs, scholars-in-residence, research support, and outreach to the community—can be assisted through endowment giving. To learn more about these opportunities, contact Melissa Kontaridis at 404.727.6181 or

This year, in addition to the foregoing, an anonymous donor created a merit-based scholarship for students studying in the TIJS or the Department of Religion. The donor wants to give back to Emory to thank the TIJS and the Department of Religion for being very welcoming and for encouraging him to branch out beyond the pre- med track that he was originally considering. He is happy to see the tremendous growth of the TIJS and wanted to help attract more students to disciplines that were not the most traditional.

Our special thanks for donations to the Judith London Evans Directorship Fund in the TIJS go to:

Mr. Teri Aranov
Mrs. Jenny L. Bern
Mr. Matthew Blank
Ms. Joy Blondheim
Mr. Gregory A. Caplan
Ms. Margery A. Colloff
Ms. Jennifer F. Cullen
Dr. Terry C. Davis
Ms. Cori Diamond DeFrancis
Mr. Dennis S. Diamond
Mr. Matthew Diamond
Mrs. Pearl Diamond
Mrs. Elizabeth Empel
The Ettinger Foundation
Mr. Eli Evans
Gail H. Evans Family Foundation
Jeffrey & Laurie Evans Family Fund
Ms. Katherine K. Evans
Mr. Robert M. Evans
Mr. Kenneth J. Feinberg
Dr. Stanley M. Fineman
Stephen B. Fleishman Trust
GS Gives Annual Giving Fund
Mr. Milton I. Goldstein
Dr. Steven Larry Gryll
Mr. H. Gary Halperin
Dr. Louis J. Herskowitz
Ms. Nancy Hurwitz
Mr. David Johnson

Juice Studios, LLC
Ms. Emily Karp
Katzin/Kurnit Family Fund of FJC
Dr. Judith E. Krulewitz
Mrs. Eve Lapine
Mrs. Holly Lapine
Mr. Mark Lapine
John L. Loeb Jr. Foundation
Mr. Cary London
Mr. Jack R. London
Mr. Joel London
Mrs. Jackie L. Munitz
Naxon Resources LTD
Mr. Joshua R. Newton
Dr. Raymond F. Pohl
Dr. Steven M. Ratnow
Savitz Family Philanthropic Fund
Mr. Nathan Segall
Ms. Sage Sevilla
Mrs. Madeleine Silverstein
The Stecher Family Foundation
Dr. Jonathan M. Stein
Dr. Robert M. Steinberg
Jane Stern Family Foundation Inc.
Jerome L. Stern Family Foundation
Mr. David Sussman
Ms. Christine P. Wasserstein
Mrs. Laura Weil
Mary Nachammson Wynn Revocable Trust

Our thanks for recent donations to other TIJS funds go to:

Ms. Mindy Agin
Animal Medicine & Surgery, P.C.
Mr. Harold L. Arnovitz
Dr. Rachel Nonkin Avchen
Alvin & Geraldine Baileys Foundation
Dr. Jerome D. Berman
Dr. Robert A. Berry
Miss Sarah Rebecca Blenner
B'nai B'rith
Citizens Charitable Foundation
Mr. Davis Cohen
Concert Management Corporation
Mr. Stanley L. Daniels
Dr. Robert S. Donner
Mr. Seth R. Eisenberg
Mr. Eli Evans
Mr. James B. Freedman
Mr. Ronald A. Freydberg
Sam and Lottie Friedland Foundation
Mr. Edmond Fung
Geduld Fund of the New York Comm. Trust
Dr. Abraham Gilner
Mr. Larry H. Glassman
Mrs. Nola Weinstein Glodny
Dr. Alexander D. Goldin
Dr. Eric L. Goldstein
Dr. Paul A. Greenberger
Mr. Andrew Manuel Gryll
Mr. Robert J. Hanyok
Mrs. Loretta G. Harrison

Dr. Helen Partel Kaminski
Dr. Evan Gregg Kantor
Mr. Charles Henry Kirschner
Ms. Robin Kramarow
Mr. William Laderberg
Mr. Sidney A. Lande
Mr. Joseph Lefkoff
Miss Susan Ellen Lener
Mrs. Stefanie Sanders Levy
Mr. Jerome J. Mautner
Mr. Philip Scott May
Dr. and Mrs. Harvey E. Merlin Fund
MFA Financial, Inc.
Dr. Ivy Neustat Patt
Ms. Rebecca Tova Pilch
Mrs. Ruth Rauzin
Raymond James Financial Services
Dr. Robert J. Schechter
Mrs. Roberta Snyder Scher
Ms. Janice May Sellem
Mrs. Lynn Usdan Shapiro
Dr. Murray H. Siegel
Mrs. Tracy F. Stein
Ms. Sue Stoudemire
Mrs. Gloria Brickman Supran
Susan B. & Stanley M. Tenenbaum Fund
Dr. Paul Teplis
Trupkin, Babyak Wilentz & Hirsch, DDS
Dr. Cornelia B. Wilhelm

The following donors have supported the Holocaust Denial on Trial website project with gifts to the HDOT endowment and to HDOT operating and development activities:

Mr. Bert E. Brodsky
Rabbi Dr. Leo Jung Memorial Fund
Robert Russell Memorial Foundation

Raymond Schinazi & Family Fdn., Inc
Mrs. Jane Gershon Weitzman
Wexner Foundation

Donors to the Institute for the Study of Modern Israel include:

The Ackermann Foundation
Mrs. Julie Rubin Wasserman Adnim Foundation
Dr. Richard S. Gerber
Mr. Scott M. Berman
Mr. Richard J. Birdoff
Mr. Joel G. Burris
Mrs. Estee Liebross Copans
The Honorable Yvette N. Diamond
Mr. Steven C. Drapekin
eBay Foundation
Dr. Richard D. Franco
Mrs. Gloria R. Frisch
Mr. David L. Geller
Jennifer Glazer Malkin Philanthropic
Mr. David Ross Golder
Mrs. Amy Lynn Goldman
Mr. Curtis Lee Groves
Ms. Stacy Edelstein Hyken
Mr. Jay Lenley Kooper
Mr. James Kornreich

Mr. Marc B. Kramer
Mr. Davi Kutner
Mr. Anthony E. Lampert
Mrs. Stefanie Sanders Levy
Dr. Rick Alan Mars
MetLife Foundation Matching Gift Program
Mrs. Robin L. Miller
Mr. Daniel Ross Oseran
Mrs. Koranee Molkner Peppe
Mitchell & Deborah Rechler Foundation
Mr. Bradley D. Robbins
Mrs. Abby C. Rosenthal
Mr. Charles Lee Rosenzweig
Mr. Scott Alan Selig
Mr. Steven P. Seltzer
Mr. Seth Charles Silber
Rosalyn & Kenneth Sperling Family Fdn.
Mr. Mitchell A. Tanzman
M.B. & Edna Zale Foundation



About this Publication

New TIJS Graduate Fellows

Graduate Fellowships in Jewish StudiesIn fall 2011 four Emory graduate students were awarded TIJS Fellowships, which are offered annually by the Laney Graduate School to excellent applicants and to current students with a research interest in Jewish studies.
Faculty Profile:
Ellie Schainker

In fall 2011 TIJS welcomed Ellie Schainker as the new Blank Family Foundation Assistant Professor of History and Jewish Studies.
Neal Gabler Speaks at 2012 Tenenbaum Family Lecture in Judaic Studies

Is there such a thing as a "Jewish" filmmaker in the way that we think of Saul Bellow, Philip Roth, and Bernard Malamud as Jewish writers?
Alumni Profile:
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi: A Global Leader

For Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi 86C—founder and president of Laszlo Strategies and founder of the Israel Project (TIP)—standing shoulder to shoulder in thoughtful conversation with Israeli President Shimon Peres, President Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu, Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority Salam Fayyad, and former presidents George W. Bush, George H. W. Bush, and Bill Clinton is all normal work.
Endowed Directorship Honors Judith London Evans 69C

To honor and celebrate the life and work of Judith London Evans, the Evans family has created the Judith London Evans Directorship of the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies.
TIJS Faculty Advance Scholarship with Evans Directorship Funding

Income from the new Evans Directorship endowment is already benefiting the TIJS academic program by cosponsoring public events and by providing supplementary funding to TIJS faculty in their research projects.
Student News:
Congratulations to TIJS Graduates

TIJS students earn degrees, go to higher endeavors.



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