General Trust Funds

General Trust Funds include all Named Funds without restrictions and any other non-designated funds.

Current Funds:

I.A. Brodie Fund
I.A. Brodie was an intellectual leader in the Jewish community for nearly 50 years. He kept the community records meticulously, and, from his Elm Street furniture store, served as consultant on myriad community issues.

E.M. Chase Fund
Edward Max Chase started as a peddler of tea and coffee, and branched out into furniture and other household goods. His large furniture store on Elm and Bridge Streets was a landmark, but his monument lies in his imaginative intellectual and social welfare projects.

Ethel & Saul Greenspan Fund
Ethel and Saul Greenspan came to Manchester from New York in the late 1930’s and became leaders in community activities. As owners of Waumbec Mills, a textile manufacturer, Saul and Ethel continue to leave a mark on the religious and social life of this Jewish community.

M. A. Kaplan Fund
Michael A. “Mike” Kaplan, World War I veteran and son of one of the founders of Congregation Adath Yeshurun, eked out a living peddling daily papers on Elm Street. Never married, he was a fixture at community affairs for generations.


Louis Miller Family Fund
Louis Miller was married to Helen Chase (daughter of E.M. Chase) whom he had met when both were students at Brown University. In Manchester, he worked in his father-in-law’s real estate enterprises, eventually managing them.


Hyman Reingold Fund
Hyman Reingold, an immigrant from Eastern Europe, served the community in numerous leadership posts. He established a retail furniture store in Concord, eventually adding another store in Manchester.


J. Morton & Miriam Rosenblum Fund
J.Morton and Miriam Rosenblum were two lawyers (the "J" stood for James, and everyone knew him as "Jim"). Mrs. Rosenblum did not practice law after her marriage until after her husband's death, when she took over his law office.


Max Rovner Fund
Max Rovner was a leader in Temple Israel and in the old Jewish Community Center. He operated a small retail store on Hanover Street where he sold workmen's clothing (Mack's Men's Shop).


Sidney Samuels Fund
Sidney Samuels expanded his wholesale tobacco and candy business into one of the first discount stores in the area. It became enormously successful as "Buy-Rite." After the business was sold he indulged a hobby as a dealer in fine jewelry.


Alex Shapiro Fund
Alex Shapiro founded Granite State Packing Company, a regional meat processor. His hobby was raising prize dairy cattle, and his farm at Joppa Hill in Bedford was widely known for its breeding successes.


HAB Shapiro Family Fund
Harry Shapiro founded New Hampshire School of Accounting and Commerce, originally in walkup quarters next to the Palace Theatre. After his death, his wife and children built the school into a four-year degree granting business college which has since become Southern New Hampshire University.


Harvey Winneg Fund
Harvey Winneg, along with his brothers, operated a knit-goods manufacturer. They had come to Manchester from Brockton, MA; Harvey quickly assumed leadership roles in the Jewish community.