We all strive to leave the world a
better place – through our children, our good deeds, our generosity.
What will you do this year that will outlast you? Fulfill the promise so future generations will say of us, "The world is a better place because, for a brief time, they lived in it."
With a legacy gift, your impact can continue beyond your lifetime. In a hundred years, you can still be changing lives.This could be the most important gift you ever make.
Anybody can do it.
Anybody can make a legacy gift, regardless of age or financial circumstances, and your gift can be customized to fit your goals and needs.
It's easy to do.
Continuing their generosity by establishing a Legacy Gift...
Create Your Jewish Legacy is a Jewish Federation of Cincinnati partnership with local agencies and congregations to ensure a strong Jewish community for future
generations. Their goal is for every local Jewish organization to have a significant endowment, allowing them to continue their important mission and to serve our community with vital and
innovative programming and services.
We would like to thank the following for strengthening the future of Jewish Family Service with a Create
Your Jewish Legacy gift - and letting us share their stories. Their gifts will preserve the
thriving community they have helped shape and ensure that Jewish Family Service can help those in need for years to come.
Thank you to Dick and Mona Kerstine
Dick and Mona Kerstine appreciate the values of their ancestors passed on to them. “We have a huge heritage, with which we feel comes responsibility. And to fulfill that responsibility requires involvement. Either personal or legacy involvement,” said Dick.
“I hope my grandchildren and great grandchildren will know how proud they can be of their ancestors. My father used to say that Jews have to take care of one another,” added Mona.
Dick said they made a Jewish legacy commitment to Jewish Family Service and other Cincinnati Jewish organizations so they can send a message to their 7 grandchildren and future great-grandchildren, “I’m glad there’s a Judaism that is still present for you…that you can still practice…that you can still identify with.”
Please enjoy this video showing the Kerstine's commitment to supporting our community by creating a Legacy.
Thank you to Gary and Leah Smith
"We wanted to find an organization that was welcoming to all, sensitive to people's needs, and helped those that needed it most. Jewish Family Service provides that," said Gary Smith.
"We want to absolutely ensure that we have a strong Jewish community in the future," said Smith. In addition to Jewish Family Service, the Smiths have also left legacy gifts to the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs, Hebrew Union College national archives, Adath Israel, Cedar Village Retirement Community, and the Seeing Eye Dog Program for the Blind in Israel. The generosity of Gary and Leah will help create a brighter future for the next generation in the Jewish Community.
Thank you to these supporters whose generous commitment will sustain our mission now and into the future as founding members of the Jewish Family Service Legacy
Nathan and Marcie Bachrach
Kitzi and Bruce Baker
Richard and Sara Behrman
Bob z"l and Irene Block
Susan Brenner and Steven Mombach
Craig and Fran Coleman
Malcolm and Adell z"l Coleman
Ross and Jan Evans
Carrie and Ken Goldhoff
Jeff and Laura Goldstein
Roberta and Stuart z"l Handwerger
Martin and Sally Hiudt
Scott and Patricia Joseph
Larry and Kim Juran
Howard and Stephanie Kaplan
Hamilton and Debbie Lempert
Abbie Brant and Danny Lipson
Leslie and Kenneth Miller
Robin and Mark Miller
Edward and Nina Paul
Brian J. and Besty Peerless
Robert and Wendy Pelberg
Myles and Penny Pensak
Jay and Sue Price
Richard and Lois z"l Rosenthal
Beth Schwartz and Gene Smiley
Irvin z"l and Ida Schwartz
Susan Shorr and Dennis Mitman
Andrew and Sally Shott
Andi Levenson Young and Scott Young
Visit www.createyourjewishlegacy.org to learn more or
contact Richard Behrman at (513) 469-1188 or email@example.com
“There are stars whose light only reaches the earth long after they have fallen apart. There are people whose memory continues to provide light in this world, long after they are gone.”
- Hannah Szenes