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Stand With Hillel 2024
Presented by the Radow Family Foundation
Honoring Steven Cadranel with the Billi & Bernie Marcus Visionary Award

Thursday, March 28, 2024, Jewish Georgians and supporters alike showed their support for Hillels of Georgia and Jewish students on campus at Stand With Hillel 2024. On behalf of the entire Hillels of Georgia team we want to express our sincerest thanks to all those who attended and supported the event. Together we demonstrated out students are not in the fight against antisemitism alone.

A special thank you to Avery Kastin and Doug Ross for their leadership and dedication as our Stand with Hillel 2024 Event Chairs.

Stand With Hillel 2024 Matching Grant Announced!

At Stand With Hillel 2024 Avery Kastin announced Hillels of Georgia's initiative to support students in these uncertain times, the Israel Crisis Fund for Students. This fund provides crucial resources for students fighting against antisemitism including increased security on campus, Israel programs and education, social gatherings with Jewish peers, and meeting with campus administrators.

We are thrilled to share that we have received an incredibly generous combined matching grant of $75,000 for new and increased gifts from the Radow Family Foundation and the Michael & Andrea Leven Family Foundation to support this cause.

Supporting Vibrant Jewish Campus Life and Fighting Antisemitism in Georgia



Steven Cadranel
With the Billi & Bernie Marcus Visionary Award

Steven Cadranel is a lifelong resident of Atlanta and a graduate of the University of Georgia. For most of his career, Steven developed retail and mixed-use projects from Dallas, Texas to Portland, Maine as a partner with New Market Development and then as President of Ben Carter Properties. Several of the more noteworthy projects he helped create include the Mall of Georgia, Columbus Park, a 400 acre retail, multi-family, and mixed use master planned development in Columbus, GA, St. Johns Town Center, a 1.8 million s.f. open air retail center in Jacksonville, Florida, and the initial visioning and development for what is now Buckhead Village. In 2012 Steven transformed Ben Carter Properties into his own company now known as Arris Realty Partners. Some of his more recent undertakings include the development of The Cliftwood, a 250-unit luxury multi-family community and the adjacent Plaza retail and restaurant center in Sandy Springs.  Steven also serves as an advisor and investor in a number of ongoing multi-family and built-for-rent developments in Georgia and the Carolinas.

Steven is a longstanding lay leader in a number of community organizations.  In addition to serving as Board Chair of the Kennesaw State University Foundation (KSUF), he also serves as Chair of the Atlanta Jewish Foundation (AJF) and sits on the board of the Town Center Community Improvement District (TCCID).  Steven is a past president, current board member, and a 2023 Capital Campaign Cabinet member and Improvements Planning Committee member of the Marcus Jewish Community of Atlanta (MJCCA), a past Annual Campaign Chair and current board member of the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta (JFGA), and a lifetime member of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.  Steven also served on the local board of Jewish Family and Career Services and on the national Board of the Jewish Community Centers of North America and helps support and serves as a resource for Hillel’s of Georgia and several other community organizations.  He is a proud recipient of several leadership awards including the MJCCA’s Irwin Zaban Bridge Builder Award, and KSUF’s Claris C. Bagwell award for Distinguished Service and their and Erwin Zaban Entrepreneurial Spirt Award and was the 2019 MJCCA Harry Maziar BB&T Golf Classic honoree.  Cadranel helped initiate and lead a 2022 JFGA Ukraine Emergency Relief Fund that grew to approximately $3,000,000 and was part of a national Jewish delegation to Warsaw and Poland’s border with Ukraine to witness the unfolding humanitarian crisis and delivery aid to refugees of the war.


Steven and his wife Janet were married in 1985 and were blessed with a son Adam, daughter Lauren and child pet Sadie and Grand Pet Roxley. Sadly, Adam lost their battle to cancer in 2021, but the family continues their legacy through the Adam Scott Cadranel Fund for Social, Gender, and Racial Equity. When not working or volunteering, the Cadranel’s enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, and relaxing at their Reynolds Lake home.

Hillels of Georgia is shining a spotlight on Steven Cadranel, a true visionary and advocate for Israel and Jewish life in Georgia. His enduring support of Hillels of Georgia, spanning over a decade, has been instrumental in the organization's continued ability to serve generations of Jewish students.


With the presentation of the Billi & Bernie Marcus Visionary Award, we celebrate Steven's extraordinary contributions and honor his legacy, an inspiration to us all.


Stand With Hillel 2024 Community Leaders

Honorary Event Chairs:

Andrea & Mike Leven

Lindy & Norman Radow

Event Chairs:

Avery Kastin

Doug Ross

Host Committee*:

Kara Adler · Dr. Diane & Kent Alexander · Kathie & Steve Alhadeff · Rabbi Spike Anderson · Dorita & Hal Arnold · Amy & Robert Arogeti · Juli & Billy Bauman · Rabbi Peter Berg · Candy & Steve Berman · Joanne & Eddie Birnbrey · Karen & David Birnbrey · Leah & Ted Blum · Lisa & Ron Brill · Robin & Yaron Brill · Staci & Matt Brill · Randi Brodsky · Delilah & Steven Cohen · Donna & Michael Coles · Debbie & David Dermer · Laura & Marshall Dinerman · Rabbi Dan Dorsch · Amy & Peter Dosik · Lynne & Steven Eisenstein · Ilene Engel · Elisa & Robert Ezor · Ellen & Howard Feinsand · Jodi Fleisig & Mordechai Gabay · Lois & Larry Frank · Viki Freeman · Lisa Galanti & Hal Rabinowitz · Ilene & Adrian Grant · Tracey & Sammy Grant · Keri & Keith Greenwald · Shauna & Steven Grosswald · Clare & Robert Habif · Lynne & Jack Halpern · Rabbi Josh Heller · Sylvia & Barry Hyman · Ted Jenkin · Rabbi Ari Kaiman · Elaine & Stephen Katzman · Laurie & Michael Kogon · Debbie & Doug Kuniansky · Cathy & Steve Kuranoff · Jennifer & David Kusiel · Mara & Jeff Lapp · Rita & Michael LeVine · Michelle & Robert Leven · Renee & Alan Levow · Stefanie & Drew Lincoln · Denny Marcus & Andre Schnabl · Charlotte & Joel Marks · Sherry & Harry Maziar · Morris Family Foundation · Amy & Joel Neuman · Carolyn Oppenheimer & Rick Lenner · Lori & Steve Oppenheimer · Barbara & Sanford H. Orkin Family Foundation · Lisa & Hal Philipson · Ellen & Michael Plasker · Jenny & Mitch Reiner · Joshua Rosenberg · Ruth & Mark Rosenberg · Arthur Salus · Lynn & Jan Saperstein · Janet Schatten & Richard Friedman · Lynn & Jan Saperstein · Sheri & Mark Schwartz · Linda & Steve Selig · Staci & Maury Shapiro · Joanie & Lewis Shubin · Linda & Mark Silberman · Robin & Doug Shore · Lynn & Larry Stevens · Betty & Alan Sunshine · Luci & Stan Sunshine · Temple Sinai Clergy Team · Lisa & Evan Toporek · Joyce & Ramie Tritt · Rachel Dinerman & Garrett Van de Grift · Germaine & Bruce Weinstein · Ava & Robert Wilensky · Amy & Todd Zeldin


Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Radow Family Foundation

Diamond Sponsor

The Zalik Foundation Fund

Platinum Sponsor

Susan & Steven Caller
Andrea & Mike Leven
The Schoenbaum Family Foundation

Gold Sponsor

Courtney & Aaron Abramovitz
Anonymous (3)
The Arogeti Family
Janet & Steven Cadranel
Donna & Michael Coles
Halpern-Oppenheimer Family Foundation
Ted Jenkin
Lori & Steve Oppenheimer
Dr. Raymond & Nadira Schinazi
Linda & Steve Selig

Silver Sponsor

The Cohen-Kogon Family
Rachel Dinerman & Garrett Van de Grift
Amy & Peter Dosik
Angel & Aaron Goldman
Marc Heilweil
Ilene & Don Kramer
Julie & David Kronick
Ben Lefkove

Janet Schatten & Richard Friedman
Fred & Diane Shaftman
Mark & Linda Silberman
Helen Marie Stern Fund
Lynn & Larry Stevens
Betty & Alan Sunshine
Luci & Stan Sunshine Family Foundation
Joyce & Ramie Tritt Family Foundation

Bronze Sponsor


Ellen Arnovitz & Michael Plasker
Staci & Matt Brill and Lisa & Ron Brill
Delilah & Steven Cohen
Laura & Marshall Dinerman
Ron Eichel
Stacy & David Fisher
Lisa & Steve Freedman
Keri & Keith Greenwald
Shauna & Steven Grosswald

Karen Herson

Lynne & Lawrence Lichtig
Stephanie & Drew Lincoln
Denny Marcus & Andre Schnabel
Carolyn Oppenheimer & Rick Lenner
Allison & Bennett Rosenthal
Shelly & Brian Satisky
Helen & Harry Saul Foundation
Robin & Doug Shore
Debbie Sigal
Jeb Stewart
Ava & Robert Wilensky

Hillel Hero


Clergy Team

Stephanie & Marshall Abes
Kara Adler
Ahavath Achim Synagogue
Diane & Kent Alexander
Kathie & Steve Alhadeff
Rabbi Spike Anderson (Temple Emanu-El of Atlanta)
Dorita & Hal Arnold
Marcy Bass & Scott Fisher
Juli & Billy Bauman
Paul Benamy
Rabbi Peter Berg (The Temple)
Candy & Steve Berman
Eddie & Joanne Birnbrey
Karen & David Birnbrey
Mr. Michael Borofsky & Dr. Karen Borofsky
Robin & Yaron Brill
Randi Brodsky
Hedy Cardozo & Michael Rosenblut
Debbie & David Dermer
Rabbi Dan Dorsch (Congregation Etz Chaim)
Lynne & Steven Eisenstein
Ilene Engel
Elisa & Robert Ezor
Ellen & Howard Feinsand
Jodi Fleisig & Mordechai Gabay
Lois & Larry Frank
Viki Freeman
Dana & Lawrence (Larry) Freiman
Lisa Galanti & Hal Rabinowitz
Ilene & Adrian Grant
Tracey & Sammy Grant
Sheri & Eli Gurock
Clare & Robert Habif
Rabbi Josh Heller (Congregation B'nai Torah)
Lila & Doug Hertz
The Heyman Family Foundation
Pearlann Horowitz
Sylvia & Barry Hyman

Rabbi Ari Kaiman (Congregation Shearith Israel)
Christina & Mark Kats
Elaine & Steve Katzman
Eydie & Steve Koonin
Aliza & Michael Krug
Debbie & Doug Kuniansky
Stephen Kuranoff Charitable Fund
Jennifer & David Kusiel
Mara & Jeff Lapp
Michelle & Rob Leven
Rita & Michael LeVine
Renee & Alan Levow
Wendy Lowenstein-Sandler
Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta
Charlotte & Joel Marks
Amy Sue & Neal Maziar
Sherry & Harry Maziar
Natalia Migal & Brad Kozak
Cheryl & David Miller
Morris Family Foundation

Amy & Joel Neuman
Barbara and Sanford H. Orkin Family Foundation
Greg & Beth Paradies
Lisa & Hal Philipson
Katie & Yoni Reisman
Josh Rosenberg
Ruth & Mark Rosenberg
Lynn & Jan Saperstein
Mark & Sheri Schwartz
Staci & Maury Shapiro
Joanie & Lewis Shubin
Eve & David Sorkin
Jody Steinberg & Roy Wagner
Michael Swartz
Arthur Talus
Evan & Lisa Toporek
Bruce & Germaine Weinstein
The Zaban Foundation
Amy & Todd Zeldin

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