If you have been giving to the Federation year after year, a legacy gift — such as a charitable bequest in your will, trust, retirement account, or life insurance policy — will let you be there for future generations after you are gone. Your bequest will be added to permanent endowments, creating a permanent source of funding to address the needs and priorities of every succeeding generation.

You don’t have to be wealthy. You can designate a small percentage of your estate or the remainder of your retirement plan. There is no minimum or maximum gift amount; all gifts are appreciated and recognized. Gifts of $100,000 or more establish separate funds named for you or a loved one.

A bequest is the most common way to leave a legacy

Sample Bequest Language*

To leave an unrestricted Federation bequest, use the following language in your estate documents:
To The Jewish Federation of the East Bay, Berkeley, California, taxpayer identification number 94-1156560, I give [ _____ % of the remainder of my estate / the sum of $___].

*This example is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Always consult a financial or estate planning professional when planning your legacy gift.

Please tell us

If you have already planned a gift to Federation in your will, trust, retirement account, or life insurance policy, please let us know. We want to thank you during your lifetime for your generosity and vision. You will be invited to join our Legacy Society, which honors those who have planned a legacy gift to the Federation and Foundation. Legacy Society members can write a page in the Book of Life, a permanent record of our community’s values, stories, and hopes for the future.

Contact Joanne Neuman, Director of Development, at 510.809.4908 or joanne@jfed.org, to tell us about your legacy gift plans.

Federation and Foundation Legacy Society

Thank you to all the individuals and families who have remembered Federation and Foundation in their will, trust, retirement account, or life insurance policy. Your legacy gifts will strengthen the East Bay Jewish community for generations to come.

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Miles Adler
Mathilde Albers*
David Alhadeff*
Werner and Anni Badt*
Emanuel and Audrey Balaban*
Debra Jo Barach
Marc E. Barach
Adeline Barnard*
Melissa and Wayne Batavia
Ruth Belikove
Curtis Bergen*
Gordon and Elinor Berke
Rosalie Block*
Stephen and Dale Block
Leah Boehm*
Samuel Borcover*
Rabbi James Brandt
Max* and Judy Brown
Steve Brown
Helen Bulwik
Prof. Jesse and Mari Choper
Felix Cohen*
Len* and Roberta Cohn
Jean and Sandy Colen
Harry Davidson*
William and Fredericka Davis*
Evelyn Kravitz Driscoll*
Leonore and Charles Eisner*
Roslyn Elson*
Miriam Epstein*
Philip and Ilse Feiger*
Claudia Felson
Joseph and Sherry Felson
Gilbert Fernandes*
Michael Fiat*
Amy and Morton Friedkin
Terry Friedkin
Herb and Marianne Friedman
Seymour Fromer and Rebecca Camhi Fromer*
Frances Ganz
Howard and Susan Geifman
Rudolph Geringer*
Morris and Reba Ginsburg*
Max Gluck*
Ethel Golder*
Gayle and Steve Goldman
Ilse and Herbert Goldstein*
David and Dorothy Golner*
Goodman Family Supporting Foundation
Eve Gordon
Sam Gorman*
Diane and David Gould
Aaron* and Frances Greenberg
Ernest Greenwood*
Steve Greinetz
Susan Cohen Grossman and Larry Grossman
Ann Grubstein*
Edith L. Hecht*
Phyllis Helfand
Gladys and Morris Henerson*
Ruth and Kurt Hinspeter*
Frederic Hirschler*
Joseph and Esther S. Hochstim*
George Hohenstein*
Stan and Wendy Holcenberg
David Holeman*
Beth and Joe Hurwich
Bernard and Ethel Adler Hurwitz*
Frederick J. Isaac
Ellis and Arlene Jacobs*
Maynard Joslyn and Golda Fischer Joslyn*
Rabbi Yoel Kahn and Dan Bellm
Stephen Kalmar and Vera Lieban-Kalmar*
Henrietta Kasch*
Laura R. Katz*
Evelyn Keilson*
Ethel Kessler*
Leslie and Alice Kessler*
Nathaniel Kessler*
Hannah and Allen King
George and Janet King
Jack and Birthe Kirsch
Susan and John Klein
Leon N. and Ruby Klugman*
Abraham Kofman*
Suzanne Krasna
Joel Kreisberg
Isaac and Rivka Ledor*
Donna Leeb*
JB Leibovitch and Judy Chun

Richard* and Ruth Lesser
Debra Levin
Howard A. Levin*
Moses and Susan Libitzky
Michael and Barbara Liepman
Jody Linick and Christer Hagghult
Henry and Eva Linker*
Steve and Judy Lipson
Herman E. and Rosalie Lutz*
Howard David Maccabee, PhD, MD* and Judith Craddick Maccabee
Melvin L. Makower*
Leon and Patricia Malmed
Stanley Mandelstam*
Nathan and Josephine Mann*
Judith Markowitz and Glen Schabacker
Claire Martin*
Elsie Martin*
Rabbi Jacqueline and Dr. Jonathan Mates-Muchin
Regina Mendel*
Hilde Meyer*
Martha Milkowitz*
Adam Mizock
Mark Moss and Lisa Braver Moss
Joseph Nathan*
Isaac Negrin
Joanne and Gary Neuman
Alfred Norek
Meryl Norek
Felix Ocko*
Klara Oppenheimer*
Anne and Nathan Petrowsky
Rae Pollard*
Betsy Fels Pottruck
Curtis and Paula Pulver*
Harry and Sue Rattner*
Martin Redlich*
Otto Redlich*
Henry Riklin*
Katie and Amnon Rodan
Rosalie and Herman Rosenbaum
Louis and Rose Rosenberg*
Teo Leconte Rosenberg*
Livia Ross*
Luba R. Ross
Murry Ross*
Ruth Rothenberg*
Martin E.* and Reva Y. Rothenberg
Cecilia Rothschild*
Hyman Roudman*
Albert Rubenstein*
Rob* and Eileen Ruby
Herman D. and Minnie S. Ruth*
Sam and Dora Ruvkun*
Mildred Sabath*
Debra R. Schoenberg
Amalie and Henry Schudmak*
Harry and Esther Schuster*
Peggy and Robert Shapiro
Max Shulster*
Lollye Sieff*
Meryl Mae Sieff Trust*
Estelle and Abe Siegelaub*
Helen Silva*
Beryl and Ivor Silver
Max Silver*
Irma Silverman*
Michael and Cindy Simon
Etta Sinai*
Jim Sinkinson and Cynthia Levitas
Jill and Harris Smith
Neil and Karla Smith
Valerie Sopher
Merna Strassner
Sandy and Warren* Sussman
Lisa Tabak and Jeffrey Lipsett
Jonas Waxman*
Arthur Weil
Rose Weil*
Ilene and Marvin* Weinreb
Malka Weitman and Eric Strauss
Judy Wendland-Young*
Lisa Wenger
Joseph and Doris Willingham
Leonard S. Z. Wolf*
Charles and Frayda Yaffe*
Jerry Yanowitz and Suzanne D’Arcy
Michael and Natalie Zatkin
Steve and Victoria Zatkin
Vera and Joseph* Zatkin

* Of blessed memory

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