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Life & Legacy Program: Assuring Jewish Tomorrows

In 2016, Judea Reform joined Life & Legacy, a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

What is Life & Legacy?

Life & Legacy is a 4-year partnership program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF) that assists communities across North America, through partnerships with Jewish Federations and Foundations, to promote after-lifetime giving to benefit Jewish day schools, synagogues, social service organizations and other Jewish entities.

Through training, support and monetary incentives, Life & Legacy motivates Jewish organizations to secure legacy gifts, steward donors and integrate legacy giving into the philanthropic culture of the Jewish community.


Through Life & Legacy, HGF aims to motivate Jewish communities to become proactive in encouraging widespread legacy giving in order to sustain the future of their organizations.The program is founded on the principle that all of us, regardless of age, wealth, or affiliation, can make an enduring impact.

Community Involvement

A highlight of the program is the unrestricted incentive grant the Jewish Federation of Durham Chapel Hill will award all participating organizations based on meeting legacy commitment benchmarks. This community program includes not just Judea Reform Congregation, but also:

What is Life & Legacy?

Life & Legacy Gifts can be established through many paths: bequests or wills, donor advised funds, life insurance, gift or real estate, securities, or other property, retirement plan assets, charitable remainder trusts, and gift annuities.

The first step? We'd love to have one of our Life & Legacy Team Members visit you to talk about the program.



Helpful Documents

  • Letter of Intent (LOI): Ready to commit to leaving a legacy gift to Judea Reform Life & Legacy Endowment? Fill out this form to state your intent to do so in your preferred timeframe.
  • Sample Language for Giving Instrument: If you've already submitted a Letter of Intent and are ready to formalize your legacy gift, use this guide for sample language to use in your selected giving instrument to ensure that your gift is allocated to the Judea Reform Life & Legacy Endowment as you intend.
  • Gift Confirmation Form: Once you've formalized your legacy gift, please let us know by filling out this non-binding Gift Confirmation Form. Once you do so, we will be pleased to welcome you as a member of our L'Dor V'Dor Legacy Gift Society.

Thank you to the individuals who have committed to remembering Judea Reform Congregation through the Life & Legacy Program with a gift in their will, trust, retirement account, life insurance policy, or with an immediate gift:


Gale & Peter Adland

Heidi & Ben Aycock
Sheldon Balbirer

Lois Eve Ballen

George Baroff z"l, in memory of Rose (Rishie) Baroff

Emily Berman & Jaime Stein

Roger & Farley Bernholz 

Linda & David Birnbaum

Lisa Brachman & Robert Roubey

Joan Brannon

Chip & Jane Carnathan

Joan Cohen

Sherree & Marc Drezner

Bruce & Rebecca Elvin

Martin Feinstein & Vicki Kowlowitz

Andrew Geller & Peg Carlson

Cora & Paul Harrison

Ed & Judy Holland

Bruce & Barbara Jentleson

Ray Jones

Marc Joseph & Betsy Polk Joseph

Michelle & Kevin Kahn 

Anna S. Klein 

Lynne & Dick Kohn 

Arnold M. Lerman

Seymour & Josephine Mauskopf

Jeff & Janice Monsein 

Carrie & Doug Norry

Tina & Mitch Prinstein

Ziva & T.J. Raney

Larry & Nancy Rocamora

Deborah A. Roth

Sandra K. Roth

Jennifer Rudinger

Laurel Sherman, z"l

Barbara  & Barry Silver

Steve Simon & Chris Pankow

Lila Singer

Barbara, z"l & Joel Smith z"l

Scott Stauble 

Mandy & Graham Summerson

Heidi & Gary Tyson

Gerhard & Janet Weinberg

James & Bonnie Yankaskas

William & Caryn Zoffer


The Judea Reform Legacy Team Members are:

Lisa Brachman 

Cora Harrison

Lynne Kohn  

Norm & Sonna Loewenthal

Carrie Norry

Judith Ruderman

Barry & Barbara Silver

Steve Simon

Emily Young


To learn more about ways you can create a legacy of support for Judea Reform, contact our Executive Director, Emily Young at 919-489-7062, ext. 224 or by email.

Sun, March 26 2023 4 Nisan 5783