Moving to the Midwest from New York City, I found my Jewish identity strengthened and reinforced through participation in religious and secular activities, and exploring our Jewish heritage. When I became a self-employed librarian and preservation consultant in 1991, I found that Jewish life and adherence helped separate my life disparate from my work. This is a struggle that continues to this day.
My Jewish identity helps me feel connected to Jews worldwide. Through my education and intellectual pursuits, I continue to enjoy the many benefits our rich heritage has to offer. I would like to help others learn about our culture and heritage through intellectual and written resources. My gift is an effort to share with, preserve, and keep accessible to all Jews, the wonders and riches that libraries and books hold. In this way, I hope to pass down the traditions and beliefs from the past to the future, and to all Jews in the community.