For the past 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.
This year’s Morris Polack Campaign Donors of $500 or more include:
Isaac Alhadeff Foundation
James and Leatrice Keller
Polack Philanthropic Fund
Dean and Gwenn Polik and Acme Food Sales, Inc.
Rabbi Arthur A. Jacobovitz Institute
The Malakoff Family
Herman & Faye Sarkowsky Charitable Foundation
Tillie and Alfred Shemanski Foundations
Eli and Rebecca Almo
Laurie Bernbaum and Alex Rosen
Marilyn and Dick Brody
Rosemary J. Coleman and Davis B. Fox
Sheila and Michael Cory
Audrey Covner and Dianne Dougherty
Irv and Laura Karl
Allan Steinman and Diane Sigel-Steinman
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
Anna Kornfeld Simpson
For more information about our Passover 2021 event and activities, click here.