We’re so excited to invite you to our 10th Year Anniversary Event. Yes, you! Please join us on-site (in White Plains, NY) or online. Either way, we really hope you’ll be with us as we commemorate our first decade of community service honoring the life and memory of our son and brother, Jonah Maccabee Dreskin.

The celebration will take place at Play Group Theatre (1 N B’way, White Plains, NY) which is where Jonah pretty much grew up, discovering show biz, his love for being a ham, and where he learned how to care for his fellow actors both onstage and off. We were delighted and humbled when Jill and Steven Abusch, proprietors of said theatre, opened their doors to us.

We’ll gather at 7:00 pm for hugs and hors d’oeuvres, enjoy an hour of entertainment and tributes on PGT’s mainstage, followed by a dessert reception in our favorite space at PGT, the Jonah Mac Theatre (yep, that Jonah Mac).

We’d be truly honored to have you join us. Tickets are required but they’re absolutely free. We will hit you up for a donation to our Ukrainian Relief Fund, though, because we simply can’t imagine life moving forward these days without doing something to help out over there.

Registration is now open at jonahmac.org/ten.

If you have any questions, feel free to give us a holler. Otherwise, we sincerely hope to see you on June 26.

Very sincerely,
Ellen, Billy, Aiden, Katie and Mark



The Jonah Maccabee Dreskin Arts Fund offering young people dynamic learning experiences in visual and/or performance arts.

Social Justice

Social Justice

The Jonah Maccabee Dreskin Social Justice Fund making the world a better home for young people in need.

Jewish Life

Jewish Life

The Jonah Maccabee Dreskin Jewish Life Fund offering young people compelling opportunities to deepen their passion for Jewish living.


The Year We Began Our Work


Campaigns to Raise Funds


Donations Received


Grants Awarded

Meet Some of Our Grant Recipients

MindLeaps Arts Fund

Creating educational paths for vulnerable children through creative arts. Staffed by dance instructors, educators, social workers, counselors and administrators, MindLeaps engages kids in fun dance classes that are part of a carefully crafted curriculum that aims to develop the key cognitive and social-emotional skills vital to success in school and work.

BlackLine Social Justice Fund

A 24-hour hotline geared towards the Black, Black LGBTQI, Brown, Native and Muslim community, BlackLine provides an anonymous and confidential avenue to report negative, physical, and inappropriate contact with police and vigilantes. BlackLine also provides immediate crisis counseling to those who are upset, need to talk with someone immediately, or are in distress.

First Nations Development Institute Social Justice Fund

The Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund of the First Nations Development Institute, is helping Native American families in California, New Mexico, the Pacific Northwest, New York, Navajo Nation, Hopi Tribe and other Covid-19 hotspots, to get through these difficult times.

6 Points Creative Arts Academy Jewish Life Fund

A summer camp program sponsored by the Union for Reform Judaism, which strives to create holistic, meaningful experiences for young artists in a living laboratory for learning and performing. The camp is housed at the Westtown School, a Quaker Boarding School on 600 acres located just 25 miles west of Philadelphia. Jonah adored the arts. He loved Jewish life. And summer camp was the only place to look for him in July and August.