My parents taught me how to save. They were children of the depression and first generation Americans. They taught me to give not only money, but time. My mother believed strongly that “only Jews give to Jews.” I believe this to be mostly true and have followed this belief in my charitable giving.
I was gifted an education by my parents which allowed me to make a difference in this world. I think back on my career with great satisfaction and thankfulness that I was given the opportunity to be there for people at a time of need. It was an honor and blessing for me.
I sign the Jewish Community Foundation’s Book of Life knowing that this decision will guarantee financial support to the Jewish people in the Phoenix area and around the world. It feels good to know that I can create a lasting legacy for myself in many areas of our community that will continue long after I am gone.