Rosenfeld Memorial Fund
Rabbi Israel Rosenfeld (A”H) was a strong supporter of the school since its inception and had served at various times as the Rabbinic visionary for DAT. Mrs. Rosenfeld and family, along with the Board of Trustees and select donors established this endowment to provide tuition scholarship to enable Jewish
students in Denver to attend the school. The Rosenfeld fund is to be used to help create scholarships for students in need.
Weissbrot Memorial Fund
Mr. Joe and Mrs. Riva Weissbrot (A”H) were strong supporters of the school since its inception. Mr. Weissbrot (A”H) left funds in his will to Denver Academy of Torah. Mrs. Weissbrot (A”H) and children decided that using these funds as an endowment to enable needy students to attend the school was an appropriate use of the funds. The Weissbrot fund is to be used to help create scholarships for students in need.
Susan Zalkin Scholarship
Mr. Mark W. Zalkin created the Susan Zalkin (Z”L) Scholarship Endowment in
memory of his late wife to build on Susan’s legacy as a longtime supporter of
Jewish education and Denver Academy of Torah (DAT). This endowment will
help provide scholarship funds for Jewish students desiring an education at DAT and in need of financial assistance.
Kantrowitz Literacy Fund
Mrs. Judy Kantrowitz was a master teacher at DAT and the longest serving faculty member at the school. She had a lasting impact on hundreds of DAT students. When she passed away, her family and friends collected funds to establish an endowment at DAT that supports literacy education, one of her passions. The Kantrowitz literacy fund is to be used to support literacy programs or initiatives at Denver Academy of Torah elementary or middle school. Examples of suggested usage include books, technology that enhances literacy skills or other creative and effective funding opportunities.
Tanach and Israel Travel
Feldman Tanach Fund
Irving Feldman, a grandparent of DAT alumni left money in his will to establish this endowment. Mr. Feldman was a strong supporter of DAT and the values it represents. He had a passion for Tanach study, and spent many years teaching Tanach classes. He felt strongly that students should be exposed to Tanach study while they are in school. The Tanach endowment is to be used to support the study of Tanach at DAT. To date, the fund has primarily been used to support Chidon Tanach, an extracurricular program where students study large segments of Tanach and participate in a national Tanach competition, similar to a spelling bee format. Students who score above a certain grade are then invited to the national competition in New York. Funds have been used to pay a coach, to subsidize the trip to New York for students who are unable to afford the cost, and can also be used to buy prizes for students who participate. While Mr. Feldman supported Chidon Tanach as a strong program that could achieve his desired goals, he was open to using the funding for other opportunities to strengthen Tanach study that may come up over time. To cite one past example, we used funds to subsidize an internationally known Tanach teacher to come study with our high school students.
Shoresh - Makovsky Englard
This Fund was established by the family of Frieda Makovsky Englard: Evan and Evi Makovsky, Philip and Janet Lightstone, and Chaim and Yaffa Makovsky. In 2014 the family decided to use the money she had left in her will to establish this Fund. The rationale behind the Fund was developed by her children as a fitting tribute to her values. Mrs. Makovsky Englard was the matriarch of the family who dedicated herself to leading a life filled with Jewish values, had a strong sense of faith, and was a constant source of strength to her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. One of her many legacies was her support for the Denver Academy of Torah. She was proud of the religious Zionist ethos that permeates the institution. This Fund supports a program at DAT that captures her love of Jewish education and love of Israel. The purpose of this Fund shall be to provide support for the Shoresh Israel Immersion trip. This trip provides an immersive experience that cultivates a love of Israel among our student body, and promotes the development of a religious Zionist culture at DAT.
DAT Fund at TD Ameritrade
Through fiscally conservative actions over the course of a number of years, the school was able to establish a reserve fund to be used for endowment purposes. The fund is to be used when necessary to help cover budget deficit.
Gumbiner Memorial Fund
George and Sheera Gumbiner, parent alumni and strong supporters of the school created this fund with proceed from the sale of the home of George’s parents, Sherwood and Sylvia. They continue to donate to the fund annually. The Gumbiner fund is to be used when necessary to help cover budget deficit.
This Fund was established as part of an endowment initiative coordinated by the Shana Glassman Foundation and which provided support and direction as well as a matching opportunity. The purpose of this Fund is to provide general operating support to Denver Academy of Torah.
Rose (Glassman) Fund
This Fund was established as part of an endowment initiative coordinated by the Rose Community Foundation. The Rose Foundation provided support and direction as well as a matching opportunity. The purpose of this Fund is to provide general operating support to Denver Academy of Torah.