For over 80 years, Hillel UW has provided opportunities for our community to come together and celebrate Passover. Morris Polack, z”l, for whom our annual Passover Fund is named, gave generously of his time and resources to Hillel UW. It was during Passover lunches that he would personally greet, and then solicit, all of his friends to give so that we could continue to come together as a whole community to celebrate Passover at Hillel.
We hope you will join us for in person Kosher for Passover lunches at Hillel on Monday, April 10, 2023 and Tuesday, April 11, 2023. Details will be posted in early March 2023.
Hillel’s 2022 Morris Polack Campaign Donors of $500 or more include:
Acme Food Sales, Inc.
James and Leatrice Keller
Herman & Faye Sarkowsky Charitable Foundation
Rabbi Arthur A. Jacobovitz Donor Advised Fund
Brian and Nancy Quint
Tillie and Alfred Shemanski Foundations
David and Terry Azose
Joseph and Karyn Barer
Marilyn and Dick Brody
Tom and Jo Ann Hornsten
Heike and Edward Malakoff
Michelle Feder and Lewis Malakoff
The Okrent Family Foundation
Eli and Rebecca Almo
Rosemary J. Coleman and Davis B. Fox
Sandra and David Kurland
Aaron and Nancy Marcus
David and Celeste Rind
Laurie Bernbaum and Alex Rosen
Henrika and Michael Sandorffy
Phillip and Therese Stein
Jacob Van de Rhoer and Lucille Noel
Upon Morris’s passing in 1993, Paul Malakoff z”l took over this role and made sure that he was there, at Hillel’s front door, warmly welcoming community members and students to our annual Passover lunches while wearing a red apron inscribed with, “Pesach’s my name and matzah’s my game!”
When we lost Paul in 2017, Dean Polik, Morris’s nephew, took on the responsibility of helping to greet everyone along with Paul’s two sons, Lew and Ed. And, in loving memory of Paul, we started the Red Apron Society to annually recognize two current students who reflect the type of person Paul would want to honor, “the mensch who is doing good for Hillel without being conspicuous” and having them wear one of Paul’s special red aprons during lunch.
Red Apron Society Awardees
2022Lauren Harris Solomon Lubell
Anna Kornfeld Simpson