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Donor Stories at JRC

Our community is blessed by the contributions of so many people in so many ways. We particularly want to share the stories of our legacy donors who have provided for Judea Reform in their wills or other estate plans. Through their generosity, they are securing a future for generations to come.

Nancy & Larry Rocamora

We have made a legacy gift to Judea Reform Congregation to ensure the continued viability and affordability of the congregation after we are gone. This congregation has been a . . . read more

Anna Klein

I have made a Legacy gift to Judea Reform Congregation for two reasons: first, my good friend Judith Ruderman approached me with the idea and made a convincing argument to me – that giving to the Jewish community is the best way we can . . . read more 


Judith Ruderman

It is important both to acknowledge the significance Judea Reform has held for me over the years and to help ensure the financial viability of the synagogue going forward, so that others can benefit as I have . . . read more

Cora & Paul Harrison

We have been members of Judea Reform since 1988—over three decades! Way back when, we were seeking to form ties with the local Jewish community for ourselves and our children and JRC was a well established . . . read more

Farley & Roger Bernholz

Watch Farley and Roger's statement here . . . 

Jaime Stein & Emily Berman

Despite being relatively new to Judea Reform Congregation (we joined over the summer of 2017) it is abundantly clear how becoming  . . . read more

Chip & Jane Carnathan

Over the course of our marriage, Jane and I have made 6 interstate moves as my career has . . . read more



Sonna & Norm Loewenthal

We both grew up in northeastern suburbs. In North Jersey it was mostly Jewish and Italian; near Boston mostly Jewish and Irish.  Neither of us had to explain why we were absent from school on those days in September.  We and half of . . . read more

Barbara & Barry Silver

Eight years ago we moved to Chapel Hill from the DC metropolitan area where there was a sizable Jewish population.  In order to sustain our Jewish identity we decided . . . read more


Lynne & Dick Kohn

Reform Judaism has provided a community and spiritual home base for us throughout our married lives, especially for Lynne, who became a Jew by Choice in 1972.  We joined Judea Reform Congregation in 1991,  . . . read more

Marc & Betsy Joseph

We both grew up in Reform Jewish communities and were actively involved in the North American Federation for Temple Youth (NFTY). Though we did not realize it way back then, . . .  read more





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