Create a Jewish Legacy

Legacy Society

We are delighted to let you know we now have over 80 members of the Legacy Society — people who have committed to an afterlife gift to Kehilla. The total value of these commitments is over $1.6 million dollars. These are contributions that will come in over time, helping to grow Kehilla’s endowment when we are no longer here.

We’d love to have you join us in helping to secure Kehilla’s future for generations to come. You don’t have to be wealthy to leave a legacy to Kehilla – in fact, this is a way to give Kehilla money when you can’t use it anymore. There are lots of ways to do this; some are as simple as naming Kehilla as a beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k) or other retirement savings fund. That takes only a few minutes, and often can be done online. Another way is to designate Kehilla as one of the beneficiaries of your life insurance policy. Even your bank account has a place for you to designate who should get your savings when you die.

If you have a trust or will, you can add Kehilla as a beneficiary of your estate through those documents. You can specify an amount, or you can specify a percentage of your estate. You can even specify that Kehilla gets money only after your children do.

To learn more about the Legacy Society, email Executive Director Michael Saxe-Taller at

Kehilla’s Legacy Society includes:

  • Madeleine Adkins
  • Ruth Atkin
  • Laura Boxer
  • Lynn Bravewomon and Annie Kennedy*, Z”L
  • Sandy Bredt
  • Wendy Buffett
  • Kaia Burkett
  • Rabbi David Cooper
  • Marjorie Cox
  • Barbara Cohen*, Z”L and Allen Price
  • Ron Cohen
  • Karen Cohn and Teri Gruenwald
  • Rabbi Diane Elliot and Rabbi Burt Jacobson
  • Julia Epstein
  • Hazzan Shulamit Wise Fairman
  • Debbie Fier
  • Nancy Feinstein and Glenn Shor
  • Shoshana Finacom
  • Susan Freundlich
  • Marilyn Golden*, Z”L 
  • Dvora Gordon
  • Sharon Grodin
  • Shoshana Halle
  • Rita Karuna Cahn
  • Ruth and Jay Koch
  • Lisa Korwin and Kip Walsh
  • Joel Kreisberg
  • Ruthie and Jon Levin
  • Julie Litwin and Shelley Sella
  • Catherine Lyons
  • Simone Masson
  • Irene* and David* McPhail, Z”L
  • Sheella Mierson
  • Anna C. Martin and Loel Solomon
  • Remedios Martinez-Cantu
  • Richard Miles and Michelle Roland
  • Julie Nesnansky
  • Rabbi Dev Noily
  • Robert Olken and Amy Shutkin
  • Carolyn Pedrotti*, Z”L
  • Julie Patrusky
  • Kristina Peterson
  • Barbara Petterson and David Lee
  • Sandra Razieli
  • Avi Rose
  • Carol Rothman and Scott Ullman
  • Marcie Rubel
  • Michael Saxe-Taller
  • Ilana Schatz
  • Susan Schulman and Fay Rohrbach
  • Ralph Silber
  • Cathy Steirn
  • Bracha and Don Stone
  • Hedy Straus
  • Dolores Taller
  • Beth Weinberger
  • David Levine and Laurel Zien*, Z”L
  • Four anonymous donors

*, Z”L – Deceased