The Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor would like to thank all of the organizations and individuals who support the Book Festival and are listed below. The list of supports will be updated as sponsorships are received.

2021 Festival Committee

Leslie Bash, Chair
Laurie Barnett
Elissa Benedek
Susan Fisher
Linda Grekin
Nancy Hanflik
Merrily Hart
Susan Hellerman
Shira Klein
Rachel Newman
Mary Schuman
Roberta Tankanow
Esther Ullman
Morley Witus

Professional Staff

David M. Stone, Executive Director
Ariella Monson, Director of Development and Operations
Denise Bennett, CFO
Deborah Christy Ryan, Director of Marketing
Tamara Lewis, Staff Accountant
Noemi Herzig, Director of Jewish Cultural Arts and Education

Individual Sponsors

Publisher – $1000

Barbara and Victor Klein Jewish Book Festival Fund

Agent – $500

Harlene and Henry Appelman
Leslie Bash
Center for Jewish Studies EMU
Heather and Stuart Dombey
Jean & Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies
Merrily Hart
Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County
Prudence Rosenthal
Mary and Art Schuman
Fred and Ned Shure Endowment*
Temple Beth Emeth
Esther Ullman and Morley Witus

Author – $360

Bernard and Barbara Banet
Judy and Malcolm Cohen
Susan and Arnold Coran
Judith and Todd Endelman
Eileen and Gary Freed
Hillary Murt and Bruce Friedman
Laurie & Jayson Greenberg
Nancy Hanflik
Pamela and Stephen Landau
Babette Levy and Mark Daskin
Bruce and Gayle Moyer
Sharon and Chuck Newman
Susan and Mark Orringer
Owen and Sheila Perlman
Gretta Spier and Jonathan Rubin
Roberta and Larry Tankanow
Women of Temple Beth Emeth, In memory of: Hillary Handwerger z”l
Eileen and Ted Thacker
Martha and Eric Young

Artist – $180

Dorit Adler
Sue and Larry Adler
Jessica ‘Decky’ Alexander and Bruce Kutinsky
Carol Amster
Levana and Stephen Aronson
Laurie and Jeff Barnett
Linda Bennett
Beth Israel Congregation
Ann Epstein
Susan Fisher
Cynthia and Richard Frey
Rita Gelman
Thea Glicksman
Rachel Goldman and Ernest Behringer
Linda Grekin
Hebrew Day School of Ann Arbor
Syma & Phillip Kroll
Lily Ladin
Judie and Jerry Lax
Lauren and Adam Linkner
Joan Lowenstein and Jonathan Trobe*
Elaine and Barry Margolis
Nancy Margolis
Lauren and Eric Metzendorf
Lisa and Larry Molnar
Barbara Stark-Nemon and Barry Nemon
Rachel Newman and Yossef Zekic
Hannah Pierson-Compeau and Alexander Baum
Jillian and David Rosen
Ron Schaffa
Pat and Errol Soskolne
Elana and Ronald Sussman
Elise Weisbach
Lisa and Steve Weiss
Donna Winkelman

Additional Supporters

Ilene Birge
Alfreda Dempkowski and Archie Sader
Eszter and Tamas Gombosi
Hanna and Peter Goodstein
Susan and Barry Gross
Susan Hellerman
Linda Mohler
Amy and Charles Roehrig
Sidney and Mariette Simon
Margaret and Michael Singer
Fran Weinstein
David Zimet


Ann Arbor Orthodox Minyan
Beth Israel Congregation
Center for Jewish Studies – Eastern Michigan University
Hebrew Day School of Ann Arbor
Jewish Book Council
Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County
Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor
Literati Bookstore
Temple Beth Emeth

*Gift of support was larger than the designated amount for this sponsor level.

As of 11/23/2021


Corporate Sponsors