Circle of Friends Giving Society

Become a part of our Circle of Friends

When you give to the Stroum Jewish Community Center, you become part of a community of donors united in their support of our vision, mission, and impact. Our Circle of Friends Giving Society members provide essential support that bridges the gap between program revenue, tuition, member dues, and the full cost of running the J. Their sustaining support keeps our programs innovative, first rate and accessible to all. Our generous donors energize the J’s growth, enhance accessibility, and enrich our welcoming character. We are grateful to honor those who support the SJCC at every level in our Circle of Friends Giving Society.

Members of the Circle of Friends Giving Society enjoy special benefits throughout the year.  Invitations to exclusive programs, special passes to our arts & ideas programs, and more.  To join this esteemed group of annual supporters, make a cumulative gift of $1,800 or more in our fiscal year to any program or unrestricted fund.  To learn more about our Circle of Friends Giving Society, please contact Jenna Sytman, at 206.388.1998 or

2019 Circle of Friends Giving Society Donors*

We are grateful to our generous founding partners of the Circle of Friends Giving Society.

Diamond Circle

Margo and Jacob Engelstein
Joann and Carl Bianco
Harriet and Stan Litt
Lott Foundation

Sapphire Circle

Donna Benaroya
Jewish Funders Network
King County District 6
Loeb Family Charitable Foundations
Yaffa and Paul Maritz
Michele and Stan Rosen

Platinum Circle

Auerbach Family Foundation
Rachel and Garrett Hyman
Joan and Larry Barokas + Family
Sharon Gantz Bloome
Fund of the Tides Foundation
Barbara and Theodore Daniels
Toby and Bill Donner
Fisher Family
Eddie Fisher
Kim and Craig Fisher
Lauren and Rodney Fisher
Eric Fisher
Liz and Jordan Friedman
Lucy and Herbert Pruzan
Celeste and David Rind
Deborah and Doug Rosen
Rita and Herbert Rosen Family Foundation
Judith Ross
Samis Foundation
Iantha and Stan Sidell
Barbara and Stuart Sulman
Elaine and Michael Weinstein

Gold Circle

Emily and Aaron Alhadeff
Joelle and Loren Alhadeff
Benaroya Family
Jeanie and Al Benaroya
Melissa and Russell Benaroya
Kim and Craig Fisher
Sherry and Larry Benaroya
Trea and Benjamin Diament
Nancy and Paul Etsekson
Renée and Matt Goodwin
Natasha and Rob Greyber
Renee and Josh Herst
Tamar Huberman and Michael Clarfeld
Carin and Scott Jacobson
Jean and Harris Klein
Amy and Aaron Lavin
Andrea and Jordan Lott
Hoda and Joel Mezistrano
Jack and Dorothy Muscatel Philanthropic Fund
Debbie and John Muscatel
Mimi Rosen and Nathan Goldberg
Faye Sarkowsky
Judy and Joe Schocken
Isador Simon Family Foundation
Kim and Alan Waldbaum

Silver Circle

Helene and Morris Azose
Karyn and Joe Barer
Maureen and Joel Benoliel
Pamela and Edward Bridge
Bobbi Chamberlin and Donald Shifrin
Tammy Cohen and Barry Silverstein
Andrea and Jeff Cordova
Dorsey and Whitney Foundation
Susan and Lonnie Edelheit
Barrie and Richard Galanti
Gina and Marc Gonchar
Julia and Eliya Goral
Janet Gray and Brad Rind
Carol and Andy Harris
Michele and Nick Keller
Elaine Kraft and Jeff Bean
Cindy and Robert Masin
Sheila Miller and John Rivera-Dirks
Lisa Muscatel
Zivit and Oren Nissim
Carin and Andrew Parcel
Jay Riffkin
Leslie and Marc Rousso
Carrie and Kevin Savage
Schoenfeld-Gardner Foundation
Marion Schwartz and Leon Grundstein
Alfred and Tillie Shemanski Trust Fund
Estate of Samuel and Althea Stroum
Jenna and Daniel Sytman
Michele and Alan Tesler
Lisi and Rob Wolf

Bronze Circle

Shelley and Larry Bensussen
Lisa and Brian Bienstock
Anat and Heinrich Gad Brovman
Marlene and Steve Burns
Amy and Lawrence Corey
Lisbeth Davis and Neil Ross
Shannon and Rob Dunbabin
Maria and Marc Erlitz
Michele L. Etsekson and Neal Mulnick
Kim and Craig Fisher
French American School of Puget Sound
Karen and Eli Friedman
Fuel Talent
Shannon and Greg Gottesman
Jill and Jason Handaly
Vicci and Mark Kane
Janice Kaplan-Klein and Leslie Klein
Lee and James Keller
Susan and Ted Klastorin
Ellen Rose Kret
Karen and Howard Lieberman
Barbara and Chuck Maduell
Harriet Mendels
Pamela and Robert Miller
Naomi and Jon Newman
Gale J. Picker
Rosalind B. Poll
Rubens Family Foundation
Betty and Randy Rubenstein
Irwin Schiller
Andrea Selig and Joel Erlitz
Wendy and Michael Spektor
Marilyn and Wayne Weissman

Restricted Giving

Department of Homeland Security
Cindy and Scott Rockfeld

Corporate Sponsors

Sapphire Circle
The Summit at First Hill – A Kline Galland Community

Platinum Circle
Aegis Living I Assisted Living and Memory Care
Holland America Line
Island House/The Bellettini
Mary Lee Real Estate
Swift Company
Tom Douglas Restaurants

Gold Circle
Alaska Airlines
American Classic Homes
Hillel at the University of Washington
Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle
KUOW 94.9 FM Puget Sound Public Radio
Pacific Dragons Swim Team
Seattle Premier Events | Michelle Shleifer
Sholom Tea
Weinstein AU Architects and Urban Designers LLC

Silver Circle
B&G Property Maintenance, LLC
Banner Bank
Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters
Heavy Restaurant Group
Iron Springs Resort
JayMarc Homes, LLC
Lisi Wolf Photography
Majestic Bay Theatres | The Alhadeff Family
Marshall Pierce & Company | Carin Parcel
Mercer Island Arts Council
Puget Sound Pipe & Supply
Region 6 Security Integration
RKK Construction
Sprague Israel Giles

*This list reflects contributions between September 1, 2018, and August 1, 2019.  We strive to publish accurate recognition and apologize for errors or omissions.  To make a correction, please contact Jenna Sytman at 206.388.1998 or 

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