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Looking for additional ways to support Hillel Torah throughout the year? Please contact Ed Plotkin or Morrine Sweer for more information on giving to any of these very special programs.

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Eitz Chaim / Tree of Life

The Eitz Chaim Tree of Life, donated by Barbara and George Hanus, welcomes you to Hillel Torah’s entranceway. Your dedication to this memorial wall is a beautiful way to honor a special event or commemorate a loved one.

  • Engraved leaf – $250
  • Engraved base – $2,500

Names, Not Numbers ©

We are proud of our 8th grade students who interviewed seven Holocaust survivors this year as part of the international Names, Not Numbers © film documentary project. Through these interviews, students are given the opportunity to interact with survivors, capture their important testimonies, commit them to film, and ensure their messages will never be forgotten. This year’s survivors included Mrs. Magda Brown z”l, Mr. Ernest Fruehauf, Mrs. Rodi Glass, Mrs. Ruth Gilbert, Mrs. Inga Leib, and Mrs. Lilian Zoloto.

Our tenth annual screening is available on YouTube and, and the 8th grade students had the opportunity to experience the screening  on an outdoor,  big screen.  We feel blessed to be able to give our students this chance to hear such important history straight from the source.

Dedications from Our Society of Patrons

We thank the members of the Society of Patrons for their involvement in the growth, development and future of Hillel Torah, and for their support of our Names, Not Numbers© program.


Jennie and Avi Rothner In honor of our 8th grade students who embarked on this life-changing mission to listen and retell the stories of true perseverance and survival. In honor of our Survivors – thank you for sharing your stories and for allowing your memories to live on through this documentary.

Eric and Gale Rothner In honor of our grandson, Joseph, and his classmates for their dedication and work on the Names, Not Numbers project. They interviewed the Survivors and understood the experiences they went through during the Holocaust. And through this amazing film, they have helped ensure that the Survivors’ messages about the Holocaust will never be forgotten. We are very proud of you. Keep it up.


Laurie and Bernard Hasten In honor of our heroic survivors who courageously told their stories to our dedicated eighth grade students.

Shirley Lanoff in memory of Dr. Samuel Schimel, z”l, a Holocaust Survivor who was interviewed by Hillel Torah’s students in 2017. He always talked about how much he enjoyed this experience and for the opportunity to tell his stories about the Holocaust.

Linda and Stanley Weissbrot In loving memory of our parents, Fay and Morris Weiss z”l and Riva and Joe Weissbrot z”l. We thank Hillel Torah for promoting the Names, Not Numbers program for its students, thus ensuring the messages of Holocaust Survivors will not be forgotten.


Aviva and Ami Robinson and family In memory of Doris Goldsmith, of blessed memory.


Vivian and Nathan Bloch In honor of the courageous Israeli Soldiers, past and present, whose heroism allows us to confidently say “Never Again.”

Sima and Jeff Neiger In memory of survivors Jakob Neiger z”l and Judith Schwarcz z”l, and their many family members who perished during the Shoah.


Julie and Nathan Thomas in memory of Tibor and Sarah Hartman z”l.


Aviva and Phil Greenland In honor of the faculty, administration, and staff of Hillel Torah for their devotion, creativity, and wisdom in educating our children; and in memory of all those lost in the Shoah.

Orah and Lev Katz In honor of this year’s interviewees for sharing their stories with the next generation.

Devora and Rabbi Menachem Linzer In memory of our great grandparents, Devora Mattel and Beirish Goldstein and their children Yosef, Mindel, Nosson, Yitzchak and Shimshon, who perished in the Shoah.

Margo and David Strahlberg In honor of the Survivors who have shared their personal stories with the Hillel Torah community: Mrs. Magda Brown; Mrs. Ruth Gilbert; Mrs. Fran Silverberg; Mr. Ernest Fruehauf; Mrs. Rodi Glass; Mrs. Lillian Zoloto; Mrs. Inga Lieb. Thank you to Mrs. Laurie Pinchot for leading this
important project and to the amazing filmmakers!


Rebecca and Joel Gorenstein In loving memory of Frima and Abraham Gorenstein (Bubba and Zaida) who survived the Holocaust, and in honor of their great grandson, Sam Gorenstein, and his entire class, for their dedication and sensitivity to the Names, Not Numbers project.

Debbie and Robert Hartman In memory of our friend and mentor, Dvora Nussbaum z”l (Dvora bas Gershon).

Aviva and Nathan Lichtenstein In loving memory of our grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins who perished in the Shoah.
Judy and Norman Litz In memory of our beloved parents Gershon and Bernice Young, z”l and Dr. Bernard and Pauline Litz, z”l.

Judy and Albert Milstein In memory of Sam and Ruth Milstein, z”l .

Dvora, z”l and Michael Nussbaum In memory of our Grandparents: Rabbi Dr. Bernard and Eugenie Hamburger who perished in Auschwitz and Majdanek.

Amy and Howard Rosenburg In honor of the Hillel Torah Class of 2020, and in honor of Amy’s grandmother Elaine Lefkowitz, who survived the worst of humanity and perseveres as our role model of the best of

Andrea and Jonathan Weiss In honor of Martin Lowenberg who has taught our family, the Jewish community and the community at large not only about the atrocities of the Holocaust but has inspired us to be the kindest and most loving people we can be.

Dedications from Our Community

We appreciate our community’s support of our Names, Not Numbers© program.


Louise Kirschner-Wolinetz In Honor of Jennie & Avi, Hannah, Joseph, Nathan & Jacob Rothner who always do me proud.


Adele Gorenstein In honor of Sam Joseph Gorenstein and in memory of Bubba and Zaida Gorenstein.


Malka and Arn Pressner In honor of our granddaughter, Noa Gavant, who continuously demonstrates that having grandchildren is a gift from HaShem, as well as her incredible parents!!!

Andrea & Stuart Rich In memory of the Moskowitz Family of Kielce, Poland..


Helene and Mitchell Blivaiss In memory of Aron and Miriam Chen, Holocaust survivors, and great- grandparents of Benjy Baronofsky.

Ursula and Ernest Fruehauf In honor of 8th grade students who devoted so many hours to honor the memories of our people lost in the Holocaust.

From All Your Kinderlach In honor of Frances Silverberg “Our Matriarch” With love and admiration.


Elaine and Ray Asher In honor of our friend and teacher, Ernest Fruehauf.

Gayle and Ira Kopin We will never forget.

Rina and Kalman Krause In honor of Evan Comrov.

Sarilee and Sheldon Shapiro In honor of Julia Benditzson, our 8th grade graduate for all of your hard work. We are very proud of you. Love, Grandma and Zadie.

Dana and Eddie Zipperstein In memory of Sara and Leibel Bernstein.

We are very proud to be a part of this unique Holocaust oral history film project program documenting the survivor’s stories. This very special opportunity allows our students to ensure that the message of the Holocaust will forever be remembered.

Shirlee Lennon Computer Learning Lab

Technology has always played a vital role in our student’s education. Your donation to our learning lab will directly benefit our students to help keep our computer labs on the cutting-edge. A donor appreciation plaque will be displayed on all gifts.

  • $480 – provides a student with a new Chrome Book
  • $2,500 – furnishes a classroom with a new Smart Board (digital interactive whiteboard)
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John Hanus Library of General Studies

Maintaining a robust library with interactive programming allows our students to continue their love of reading and learning. Your donations will help ensure that the learning materials, books, and library programs for our students are kept cataloged and updated. Donations of $250 and above will be acknowledged on our library plaque.

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Philip Newberger Memorial Library of Judaica

Hillel Torah is proud to maintain a library of Judaica and Hebrew books. Donations will help ensure that our shelves are stacked with the writings of our most noted Rabbis and Scholars. Donations of $360 and above will be acknowledged on the library plaque.

Harold and Marilyn Allswang Fine Arts Center

Donations to the Harold and Marilyn Allswang Fine Arts Center allow our students the opportunity to expand their knowledge and appreciation of the fine arts outside of the classroom by attending concerts and plays, followed by a formatted discussion of the event.

  • $360 – transportation cost to attend plays offered by the Village of Skokie
  • $720 – transportation and admission fee to plays and concerts

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