In New York City in the 1930s, Rabbi Stephen S. Wise inspired Martin. And for five years, 1936 through 1941, Martin lived at the 92nd Street YMCA(NYC). The Executive Director, Jack Nadel, was an important support. Life at the “Y” was possible because of financial aid from the Jewish Welfare Board.
Frances was influenced by her parents, founders of the Congregation in Tucson, Arizona.
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We want to help insure that the long-term care of the Jewish Frail Elderly provided by Wexner Heritage House continues to be available to those who need it, regardless of their ability to pay. Our philanthropy is dedicated to those reasons.
Martin’s mother was born in Elmira, New York, and his dad was born in Chicago. Frances’ parents emigrated from Russia.