Life & Legacy®

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In June 2016 the Jewish Community Foundation began a partnership with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation as part of the LIFE & LEGACY program. As of April 2019 our community has secured 387 legacy gifts representing a value of $22.3 million. This is a partnership that continues through January 2021.


LIFE & LEGACY is a 4–year partnership program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation that assists communities across North America, through partnerships with Jewish Federations and Foundations, to promote after-lifetime giving to benefit local 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.


In one way or another your life is rooted in experiences connecting you to the Jewish community. Chances are you already support Jewish charitable organizations in Palm Beach County, but have you included these organizations in your will or estate plan? By leaving a legacy, you can assure that the traditions and institutions that mean so much to you today will thrive in future generations.

By making a legacy commitment you can:

  • Convey your commitment to being Jewish
  • Express value instilled in you by your parents and grandparents
  • Perpetuate the Jewish traditions you cherish
  • Preserve the programs and organizations that support Jewish life in Palm Beach County


All of us, regardless of age, wealth or affiliation, have the ability to leave a legacy. Your legacy gift of any size can be customized and structured to fit your dreams, lifestyle, family and financial needs. You can provide support for a particular organization or area of interest.

Leaving a legacy is simple. Some options include:

  • Gift in a will (bequest)
  • Gift of life insurance
  • Gift of IRA or retirement assets
  • Gift of cash or appreciated stock
  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Charitable Remainder Trust


These Jewish organizations have made a commitment to work together to support the future of the Palm Beach community. Talk to any of them to learn more about ways you can support these organizations.

To learn more about ways that you can remember one or several of these organizations with a gift in your will, trust, retirement account or life insurance policy please call 561-242-6639 or email


Click Here for a copy of the Letter of Intent

Click Here for a copy of the Gift Confirmation Form

Why I Am Assuring Jewish Tomorrows

Joel Yudenfreund and Paula Newmark

"We care deeply about the future of the Jewish community, and value the Federation's work in fostering young people's unique Jewish identities. We are proud to address this cause for generations to come by endowing our Annual Campaign gift to the Federation through the Jewish Community Foundation."
—Joel Yudenfreund & Dr. Paula Newmark

Sonya Baum

"I moved from California in 2012 and from the very first time I walked into Temple Judea I felt that I was home, with family. Having no children, and my immediate family living up north, this feeling of belonging was instrumental in making my transition to Florida fulfilling and joyous. I believe in taking care of one's family and just the same way that I am protecting my immediate family after my passing, I want to protect Temple Judea. I was able to set up a trust with an annuity which has allowed me to continue my lifestyle without depriving myself of things I might enjoy, but ensuring that the people I love and the temple that has meant so much to me, are both taken care of. Leaving a legacy makes me feel like I am leaving my family, my home, in a better place."
—Sonya Baum

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