Local Synagogues, Organizations, Schools Celebrate $57+ Million in Legacy Gifts Received Over Just Two Years

About the Event
More than 130 lay and professional leaders, rabbis and legacy donors from eleven South Palm Beach County Jewish agencies, schools, synagogues and Federation were feted at a warm, elegant evening event on May 9. Together, they celebrated their remarkable individual and collective successes as part of the local Create a Jewish Legacy (CJL) program with a reception, live music, a keynote speaker, photo and video booths, and awards in Zinman Hall on the Federation’s west Boca Raton campus. (organizations listed below)

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As Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County President & CEO Matthew C. Levin announced, as of April 30, they have raised more than $57 million in 497 legacy commitments from 375 local donors over the past two years for their own and the entire Jewish community’s future. And, for a second year in a row, the local CJL initiative has received the highest dollar amount in commitments among all of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s LIFE & LEGACYTM program’s participating communities.

Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits and Boca Magazine were the evening’s generous sponsors.

For more information about CJL, or for a confidential conversation about legacy giving, please contact Lottie Nilsen, Director of Foundation Community Development, at 561.852.3109 or lottien@bocafed.org.

LIFE & LEGACY PARTICIPANTS
  • Adolph and Rose Levis JCC
  • B'nai Torah Congregation
  • Boca Raton Synagogue
  • Congregation Shaarei Kodesh
  • Donna Klein Jewish Academy
  • Katz Hillel Day School of Boca Raton
  • Katz Yeshiva High School of South Florida
  • Jewish Association for Residential Care
  • Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County
  • Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services
  • Temple Beth El of Boca Raton
ADDITIONAL CREATE A JEWISH LEGACY PARTNERS
  • Congregation B’nai Israel
  • Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach
  • Jewish Education Center of South Florida
  • Torah Academy of Boca Raton