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Growing Our Legacy

Create a Jewish LegacyWith a gift this past January from Rabbi Diane and Rabbi Burt, the Kehilla Legacy Society has added 19 new donors this past year. That means that we get the prize! A little background follows. The Jewish Community Foundation of the East Bay has been the host of the Create A Jewish Legacy program that has supported Kehilla developing our endowment. Last winter, Kehilla was invited into the Life and Legacy program developed by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

The team of seven of us has received considerable training and support. The deal is, if we reach 18 donors, we’ll receive $10,000! Yes, we made it. Meanwhile, we are now 43 legacy donors with a total of 34 gifts. The value of the commitments Is over $1,500,000.

The updated list of members of the Legacy Society includes:

  • Noam Birnbaum
  • Laura Boxer
  • Lynn Bravewomon
  • Sandy Bredt
  • Wendy Buffett
  • Kaia Burkett
  • Marjory Cox
  • Barbara Cohen and Allen Price
  • Ron Cohen
  • Rabbi Diane Elliot and Rabbi Burt Jacobson
  • Nancy Feinstein and Glenn Shor
  • Shoshana Finacon
  • Susan Freundlich
  • Dvora Gordon
  • Annie Kennedy
  • Ruth and Jay Koch
  • Joel Kreisberg
  • Ruthie and Jon Levin
  • Simone Masson
  • Irene and David* McPhail
  • Richard Miles and Michelle Roland
  • Julie Nesnansky
  • Rabbi Dev Noily
  • Julie Patrusky
  • Kristina Peterson
  • Carol Rothman and Scott Ullman
  • Ilana Schatz
  • Ralph Silber
  • Cathy Steirn
  • Bracha and Don Stone
  • Hedy Straus
  • Beth Weinberger
  • One anonymous donor

* Z’’l – of blessed memory

We’re pleased to be part of 13 East Bay organizations in the program. As of March 16th, total gift pledges in the program is 231, with a value of $10.7 million dollars! Also note, there is a second year. We’re planning on doing this again!

To learn more about the Legacy Society contact the Legacy Team at Lynn Bravewomon, Noam Birnbaum, Susan Freundlich, Joel Kreisberg, Rabbi Dev Noily, Michael Saxe-Taller and Kaia Burkett.


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