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LIFE & LEGACY™ is a 4-year partnership program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF) that will assist our Broward County community, 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.
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"I created my legacy gift to the David Posnack Jewish Community Center so that my deep commitment to Holocaust memory will continue as a central focus of our center. In this way I honor my immediate family and all survivors of the Holocaust. By coming together as a community, we continue to continue." - Susan Miller, Sculptor, Artist and Author

I moved to south Florida from Israel in 1980, and after working for FP&L I realized my life needed more purpose. In 1987 I drove by what we now know as the DPJCC, and knew I had found my calling! It is important to me and my family to connect with the Jewish community. My two sons, Ronald and Michael, grew up in the J. In fact, Michael was in the first preschool graduation class. It is at the J, together as a family, that we received an excellent Jewish education and established our Jewish roots. My two grand-daughters, Ava and Emily, finished preschool at the J and now come every day for after-school care, and absolutely love coming to summer camp. The David Posnack Jewish Community Center gives our family an excellent Jewish connection, and it is where I have been happily employed for over 30 years. I gave to the J because I know that the DPJCC is the center of Jewish life in Broward County, and it is important to continue to connect our Jewish community.—Avi Zuri, Director of Campus Operations

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The Heart of the Program

Each participating organization selects a team of dedicated volunteers who work with professional staff to secure legacy gifts for their organization and the community. The Jewish Community Foundation of  Broward supports the team members and works to coordinate this community-wide initiative to build a sustainable Broward Jewish community through endowments.

Brauser Maimonides Academy

David Posnack Jewish Community Center

David Posnack Jewish Day School

Hebrew Academy Community School

Holocaust Documentation & Education Center

Jewish Federation of Broward County

Temple Bat Yam

Temple Beth Emet

Temple Beth Torah Sha'aray Tzedek

Temple Dor Dorim

Temple Kol Ami

Temple Israel of Hollywood
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Getting Started

Chances are you already give generously to the Broward Jewish charitable organizations of your choice. But have you considered including those organizations in your will, or as a beneficiary of your retirement fund, so you can continue to make a difference for generations to come?
Ready to begin? Download this 2020 Declaration of Intent and contact your organization or organizations of choice today. If you would like to digitally sign the document, please open in Adobe Acrobat.

We encourage you to begin your legacy conversation by contacting the team leader of the organization you care about most to share your interests and learn about the organization's specific needs. The Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Broward's staff is available to assist you with the technical aspects of legacy giving. You may also want to contact your financial advisors and/or estate planning attorney at this time.

It's easy to do. Reflect on your Jewish passions. What is important to you about our faith and people? What work in our community do you want to support? Then contact the team leader from the organization or organizations you want to work with:
Your congregation
A community organization or agency
A school
The Jewish Federation of Greater Broward

Anyone can do this. You don't have to be wealthy, just committed to your organization's cause. This decision is for after you are gone, and you can decide exactly what percentage, or what part, of your estate to leave via your will or by simply naming an organization as a beneficiary of your retirement plan. You can make sure that the people you love are taken care of first, and you can change it if needed.

The answer is different for everyone. Some people make a will after the birth of a child; others may wait until they receive an inheritance. Whether you already have a will or are just getting started, it's always right to think of how you want to be remembered. Now is the time.

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Ways to Give

There are many different ways to leave your own legacy. Your legacy gift can be designed to match your personal circumstances.



Endowments can be established with contributions of cash and/or securities. In general, charitable gifts of cash and securities both entitle the donor to charitable income tax deduction, but in the case of securities that have appreciated in value, the donor may also be able to avoid capital gains tax. Please contact us to learn more about the most tax efficient ways to establish an endowment.

The simplest way to support a LIFE & LEGACY Partner is by naming the organization in your will. You can designate either a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate after other disbursements. A bequest is a meaningful way to support an agency or synagogue without affecting your cash flow during your lifetime. Your attorney can include it when you prepare or revise your will or you can add a codicil at any time.

There are many types of charitable trusts. A Charitable Remainder Trust enables you to receive income during your lifetime and leave an endowment gift as your lasting legacy to the charities of your choice.

Gifts of new life insurance policies enable donors to build a substantial future endowment gift through reasonable, tax-deductible premium payments. Donation of an existing policy may also offer tax benefits.

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Ready to begin? Download the 2019 Letter of Intent and contact your organization or organizations of choice today. If you would like to digitally sign the document, please open in Adobe Acrobat.

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Life & Legacy Professionals

Judy joined Orloff CAJE in 2017, before they merged with the Jewish Federation of Broward County in 2018. Judy is a highly creative, dynamic and results driven nonprofit professional with expertise in development and education. She has over 25 combined years of leadership experience generating increased support and creative programming, event planning, curriculum development, relationship building and fundraising experience. She is excited to use her combined background of educational opportunities, event planning and fundraising to help the Jewish Federation of Broward County reach the support needed to help make our community even better. 

Keith is currently the Chief Philanthropy Officer of the Jewish Community Foundation and Jewish Federation of Broward County. He began working for the Federation in March 2005. He has his Bachelor Degree in Finance and Economics and prior to joining the Federation team over thirteen years ago, he was the Associate Director of the United Way of Miami-Dade. Keith's favorite part of working as part of the Federation team is getting to meet many people from all walks of life with a common goal of assisting Jewish people locally and globally.