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Marilyn Piels Kawka Fund:

The Marilyn Piels Kawka Fund was established to honor and perpetuate the blessed memory of Marilyn Piels Kawka, mother of Aubrey Kawka, Class of 2021. Marilyn had a love of Israel and travel and her warmth and friendship touched many lives in the GBDS community. Gifts to the Marilyn Piels Kawka Fund will provide scholarships to enable 8th Graders to enjoy Academies @ GBDS’ trip to Israel, starting with the graduating Class of 2021.

Henrietta and Nathan S. Friedman Scholarship Fund:

Donations to this fund augment the school’s ability to reach our goal of making Academies @ GBDS education affordable for as many students as possible.The fund honors Henrietta and Nate Friedman’s belief in the importance of children having a Jewish education to foster their connection to both Judaism and Israel.

Gerrard Berman Memorial Fund for B'nai Mitzvah Programming:

This fund, honoring the Gerrard Berman, supports Jewish educational programming for parents of pre-Bar/Bat Mitzvot children.

Krieger Scholarship Fund in memory of George and Irma Krieger:

This fund honors the Grandparents of a dedicated long time school family. It was established to reflect the lasting impact the school had on their family.The proceeds of this fund support the school’s scholarship program with the goal of leading children into an active Jewish life and making them leaders in their communities.

Gloria Nahum Library Fund:

Gloria Nahum Library Fund was created by Laurie Nahum and Rick Krieger in memory of her mother, Gloria Nahum. A long time librarian and Grandmother of a school family, Gloria believed in the importance of a library offering the best and latest of books and technology. Proceeds from this fund support the Academies @ GBDS Media Center.
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