Create a Jewish Legacy

We all strive to leave the world a better place through

Our children, our good deeds, our generosity.

Create a Jewish Legacy is a program sponsored and presented by the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven and is a collaborative effort of our area agencies and synagogues to secure the future of the New Haven Jewish community.

Create a Jewish Legacy for:

Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven (PACE)
Temple Beth Tikvah
Beth Israel Synagogue
Westville Synagogue
Congregation Mishkan Israel
Temple Beth David
Congregation Or Shalom
Temple Beth Sholom
Temple Emanuel
Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek
Congregation B’nai Jacob
Congregation Beth El–Keser Israel

Orchard Street Shul
Jewish Family Service
Camp Laurelwood
Towers at Tower Lane
Ezra Academy
Southern Connecticut Hebrew Academy
Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven
UConn Hillel
Jewish Cemetery Association of Greater New Haven
Jewish Historical Society of Greater New Haven
New Haven Mikveh Society

Susan Voight created a legacy for her synagogue, Congregation Beth El-Keser Israel.


“I am excited to leave a two-fold legacy. My greatest legacy is having 3 children and now 7 grandchildren. As the daughter of Holocaust survivors, I can say, ‘We live on! We thrive!’ My second legacy is to my shul, Congregation Beth El–Keser Israel. I created a legacy for BEKI in my estate plans so that it can continue to be a place for families to learn and grow.”

Susan Voight

Be forever remembered by our community for the legacy you leave.

Make YOUR legacy a brighter Jewish tomorrow.


Scott Hurwitz

Norman Alderman
Nan Birdwhistell
Linda Caplan
Marty Cobern
Nancy Cohen
Women of Vision
Suzanne Frisch
Development Chair
Eric Green
Glen Greenberg
Erica Gross

Eric Grubman
David Hass
Jackie Koral
Sarah Nuland
Michael Price
Linda Randell
Eric Ravid
Lewis Shaffer
Doug Skalka
Kal Watsky
Richard Weiss


Gerry Barker
Federation President


Rabbi Benjamin Scolnic
Board of Rabbis Appointee


Steve Fleischman
Steve Glick
Betsy Hoos
LOJE Chair
Jeffrey Hoos
John Levy
Stephen Saltzman
Craig Sklar
Investment Chair & Jewish Elderly Grants Chair
Mark Sklarz
Governance Chair
David Trachten


Lisa Stanger, JD, LL.M.
Executive Director
[email protected]
(203) 266-3084

Sarah Domena, MBA
Director of Marketing & Communications
[email protected]
(203) 266-3086

Tiberius Halai
Grants & Gifts Manager
[email protected]
(203) 266-3078

Beth Kupcho
Director of Scholarships & Philanthropy
[email protected]
(203) 266-3079

Stephanie Licsak
[email protected]
(203) 266-3082

Tamara Schechter
Create a Jewish Legacy Manager
[email protected]
(203) 266-3080

Open a donor-advised fund with the Jewish Foundation.

Think of a donor-advised fund as your charitable bank account. When you contribute cash or securities to your DAF, you are eligible to take an immediate tax deduction. Those funds can be invested for tax-free growth, and you can recommend grants to any IRS-qualified public charity over time.

  1. Establish a special charitable fund in your name with the Jewish Foundation.
  2. Contribute cash or appreciated securities.
  3. Foundation sells the assets and credits your fund with the sale proceeds.
  4. You receive a tax receipt for charitable deduction purposes—no capital gains taxes are payable.
  5. The proceeds are invested and continue to work for you, tax free.
  6. Request distribution to qualified charities—at your convenience.