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"When we bless our children, we pray that they should be like us in some ways,

but better than us in so many others."

-Rabbi Aaron Panken z"l

Parents' Society
2024/25 School Year

Parents' Society is UF Hillel's parent giving program, recognizing families donating a minimum of $500 to UF Hillel during one school year.

By becoming a member of the Parents' Society, you are ensuring that your student, and thousands more, has an active Jewish Community to be a part of during their college experience.


$5,000 or more 

All Leadership, Patron, and Ambassador benefits PLUS

Work directly with UF Hillel to develop customized and meaningful recognition opportunities for your family 


$2,500 to $4,999 

All Ambassador and Patron benefits, PLUS

Opportunity to reserve ONE football game day parking space* at UF Hillel
*Based on availability; advance registration required


$1,000 to $2,499

All Ambassador level benefits, PLUS

Additional Gator goodies and apparel during the year

Welcome Phone Call from UF Hillel Senior Team


$500 to $999

In appreciation of your gift, you will receive

FREE UF Hillel t-shirts for the whole family

Holiday honors and special participation opportunities for your Gator 

Recognition on donor honor rolls 

Invitations to exclusive parent and family events

Questions about the Parents' Society? Can we be a resource to your Gator or your family? 

Contact Jamie Zinn anytime at or 352-248-2601

UF Hillel Parents' Society
2023 - 2024


Drs. Benjamin and Michelle Bassichis*

Jack and Betsy Fintz*


Rachel and Robert Gebaide*

Dianne and Ed Schmidt*

Judy and Jayson Slotnik*


Rachael and Jay Abt

David and Carrie Bielski*
Lisa and Lewis Birnbaum*

Diana and Aaron Bloom*
Jeffrey and Gabrielle Bubis*
Sheryl and Brett Cohan*

David and Laura Epstein*
Jacob Gargagliano and the Mcgaughy Family

Mara Greenberg
Jill Karnick Grill and Cary Grill
Debra and Gregg Lerman*
Sam and Stacie Linsky

John and JIll Malkin

Kevin and Amy Rader*
Molli and Jonathan Robbins*

Marc and Nanci Schwartz*
Rachel and Davi
d Seifer*

Mara and Michael Shapiro*
Rabbi Peter and Ellen Weintraub


Amy and Bradley Barash*
Lisa Bell*
Craig and Betty Berko*
Bret Bernstein and Michelle Bernstein

Allison and Adam Canter

Jennifer Deutsch

Aimee Dishkin and Joe Nelson*

Mercedes and Gabriel Edelberg
Jennifer and Lee Emdur
Melissa Gerstin
Michael Goetz

Dawn and Ian Greenbaum

Jennifer and Andy Grossman
Anat Hakim and Martin Sweet
Holly and Dana Heck*

Kim and Jon Israel
Dana and Steven Kanfer

Steven Karp
Shana and Scott Lerner

Sheree Metzner
Lana and Michael Mizhiritsky

Stacey Nowack
Jodi and Jason Paroff*

Nancy Rubin*
Richard and Susan Sokolik*
Virginia Vinueza
Lizette and Josh Weingard*

Sherry and Bernie Werner

*Indicates families that have been a UF Hillel Parents’ Society Member for more than one year.

UF Hillel Parents' Society
Founding Members

Leadership Circle

Eileen and Lou Astra

Gabrielle and Jeffrey Bubis

Susan DuBow

Mark Rousso and Deborah Kuluva

Rabbi Amy and Kevin Rader

Bruce and Eve Sauer

Nanci and Marc Schwartz

Jennifer and Larry Skor

Judy and Jayson Slotnik

Jessica and Joshua Strikowski


Beth Berns and Larry Bressler
Risa and Stuart Herman
Eliane and Gabriel Herschberg
Jason and Rebecca Klein
Colleen and Samuel Mendelsohn
Heather and Avi Mesch
Mara and Michael Shapiro
Lizette and Josh Weingard


Karen and Ilan Berkner
Ian Berkowitz
Lisa and Lewis Birnbaum
Elissa and Scott Bouchner
Barbara and Marc Feller
Jessica and Bruce Gerstenfeld
Abbie and Scott Gold
Holly and Dana Heck
Elisa and Steven Hirschfield
Mindy and Allan Joseph
Terry and Marc Kopelman
Debra and Gregg Lerman
Gail and Daniel Levi
Susan and Steven LeVine
Tanya and Bill Miller
Karen and Ira Nassi
Michelle and Barry Ross
Nili Staple
Sandra Suchin and Eduardo Kofman
Sheri and Timothy Tapia
Julie Wright Halbert
Nicole and Jonathan Young
Laurie and Samuel Zeidman

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