We feel an obligation to honor and preserve the legacy of Jewish values that were taught to us by our parents; including giving tzedakah and loving your neighbor as yourself. By establishing a legacy gift via the Jewish Community Foundation to help sustain the future of the Phoenix Jewish community, we want to both honor our parents and teach philanthropy to our children, so they in turn can teach it to their children.
Judi’s parents were Holocaust survivors and were supported greatly by the generosity and caring of the Jewish community. This very real example of Tzedakah enabled her family to flourish and live the legacy of those who perished in World War II. In raising 5 children, Robert’s parents were active participants in Jewish Life and set a foundational example that helped shape Robert’s strong commitment to creating and sustaining quality Jewish life in our beloved Phoenix Jewish Community.
So, to honor our parents, to further our support for ensuring the continuity of Jewish life in this land, in Israel and throughout the world, and especially to set an example for our children, Joel, Andrew and Jeffrey and future generations, we are thrilled to add our name and legacy gift commitment to the Jewish Community Foundation’s Book of Life and will continue to build our family’s legacy.
We remember the quote of Hillel in Pirkei Avot, “If I am not for myself, who will be? If I am only for myself, what am I? If not now, when?” Our commitment to the Jewish Community Foundation answers all of these questions and it is with great pride that we create an ongoing legacy for our family and community.