Yiddishkayt has established a new permanent endowment (Yiddishkayt’s first): The Lester Paley Fund for New Yiddish Programs (“more for Les!”), which will use the interest from its principal to support innovative, compelling and accessible Yiddish programming each year.
Lester Paley was a founding board member of Yiddishkayt. His worldview and progressive values are a guiding principle of this organization. Lester was also a leader in his community, a mentor, a grandfather and a lover of knowledge and culture. One of his life passions was Yiddish, and Lester worked tirelessly to make this organization sustainable and relevant, aggressively pushing for innovative, accessible programming.
Yiddishkayt recognizes the following individual contributors for their support of the Fund at $100 or more:
Don & Adrian Becker, Isaac & Trudi Behar, Paul S. Bennett, Sheila & Eugene Bialek, Yoni & Irene Boujo, Sylvia Brown, Rick & Adele Lander Burke, Milt & Edie Chortkoff, Stan & Minnie Chortkoff, Sylvia Edelstein, Dr. Susan Curtiss & John Gresham, Jake & Janet Farber, Herman & Carol Fischer, Pamela, Sheila and Wendy Goldman, Harriet & Dick Glickman, Norma Greenberg, The Hendlish Family, Stephen Horwitz, Herman & Beverly Katz, Amy Krivis, Judy & David Light, Stephen & Christy McAvoy, Norma Paley, Ellen Pressman & Jeffrey Tohl, Si Prussin, Nina Rosenfeld & David Besbris, The Rudman Famiky, Mady & Stan Schneider, Andrea Schoor, Marlene Share, Share Mock Haselhoff Group, Stuart Steinberg, Leo Wong & Joan Gibson