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Tips to Keep in Mind for End of Year Charitable Giving

Tips to Keep in Mind for End of Year Charitable Giving

NEWSALERT WHY is 2020 Different from All Other Years? Thanks to the CARES stimulus package, A taxpayer can donate and claim a deduction for up to 100% of their Adjusted Gross Income for gifts of cash (does not apply to stock gifts or gifts to donor advised funds) ....

Chabad of Westville  COVID-19/Maimonides Response Fund

Chabad of Westville COVID-19/Maimonides Response Fund

Chabad of Westville COVID-19/Maimonides Response Fund Since Covid-19 began impacting our communities, it has affected many families in different ways. Addressing these issues requires a flexible response, personalized to the needs of the individual. Rabbi Chanoch and...

Retirement Plans and Charitable Giving

Retirement Plans and Charitable Giving

Retirement Plans and Charitable Giving Retirement plans can present tax-smart charitable giving opportunities both (1) during a donor’s lifetime, as well as (2) in the donor’s estate plans. 1. Charitable Giving Opportunity with an IRA During a Donor’s...

Covid-19/Maimonides Response Fund Impact

Covid-19/Maimonides Response Fund Impact

$281,600 distributed in Emergency Grants for Critical Human Needs When Covid-19 hit our communities, many faced financial troubles with medical bills, unemployment, and food insecurity. The Jewish Federation along with the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven,...

Women of Vision Grant Recipients 2020

Women of Vision Grant Recipients 2020

Women of Vision Grant Recipients 2020 Women of the Wall – "Claiming What's Ours" "Claiming What's Ours" empathetically asserts that despite the ultra-Orthodox monopoly over religion in Israel, there is no halachic (Jewish law) basis for denying women access to...

Helping At-Risk Girls in Israel

Helping At-Risk Girls in Israel

Helping At-Risk Girls in Israel The small city of Tzfat, Israel, perched high up on the Upper Galilee Mountains, is known for the Golden Age of its 16th century, Kabbalists and Torah luminaries. Today, with a population of some 22,000, the newer neighborhoods are home...

WOMEN OF VISION SOCIETY GRANT APPLICATION DUE MAY 31

WOMEN OF VISION SOCIETY GRANT APPLICATION DUE MAY 31

The Jewish Foundation’s Women of Vision Society has been helping women and girls in the Greater New Haven area and Israel for over 20 years. This endowment, created by 100 founding members in our community, has tackled issues from domestic violence and health to...

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR PROGRAMS IN ISRAEL

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR PROGRAMS IN ISRAEL

The Jewish Foundation Israel Experience Scholarship Program enables local Jewish students ages 14-19 the opportunity to participate in an Israel experience to develop and enrich their Jewish education and reinforce their Jewish identity. The Jewish Foundation...

MAY 1 DEADLINE – COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

MAY 1 DEADLINE – COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

All scholarships are for high school seniors from Jewish households.  All applications must be completed online by May 15.  All applications are confidential and anonymously reviewed.  Go to www.jewishnewhaven.org/scholarships for more information. Mary...

JEWISH FOUNDATION HIRES NEW INVESTMENT ADVISOR

JEWISH FOUNDATION HIRES NEW INVESTMENT ADVISOR

n the summer of 2016, the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven Board of Trustees, following a recommendation of the Foundation’s Investment Committee, approved a RFP process (Request for Proposal) for a new investment advisor/consultant for the Foundation.  The...

SCHOLARSHIPS AND INCENTIVE GRANTS FOR JEWISH CAMPS!

SCHOLARSHIPS AND INCENTIVE GRANTS FOR JEWISH CAMPS!

Jewish Camp Works Did you know that…. As adults, Jewish campers are 21 percent more likely to feel that being Jewish is very important.As adults, Jewish campers are 26 percent more likely to be members of a synagogue.As adults, Jewish campers are 55 percent more...

FIRES IN ISRAEL-HOW YOU CAN HELP

FIRES IN ISRAEL-HOW YOU CAN HELP

Over the past week, Israel suffered from over 600 wildfires which injured 180 people and burned over 500 homes. Nearly 100,000 Israelis have been evacuated; in Haifa, hundreds of apartments were destroyed, leaving more than 1,000 people without homes. Israel’s Nature...

TIPS FOR YEAR END GIVING

TIPS FOR YEAR END GIVING

What to do in order to ensure you can claim a charitable deduction for 2016: For donations of cash (including checks), your donation must be either postmarked or personally delivered to the not-for-profit organization on or before December 31.For donations of stock,...

CONTINUING A FAMILY’S TRADITION OF BUILDING COMMUNITY

CONTINUING A FAMILY’S TRADITION OF BUILDING COMMUNITY

Charitable giving often starts at an early age. Noam Benson Tilsen recently established a scholarship fund for members of his synagogue, Congregation Beth El-Keser Israel, to attend Camp Ramah. This fund is part of Noam’s bar mitzvah observance and facilitated by the...

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The Jewish Foundation can help you explore charitable opportunities that work for you. 

The Jewish Foundation is a trusted and expert resource for charitable gift planning and endowments and serves as a partner and resource for synagogues, local Jewish agencies, professional advisors and donors.

When you make a current gift or leave a bequest to the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven, you not only benefit our community, but you can also support the causes that are important to you.  You can designate that your gift be used to provide unrestricted funds to help meet community needs now and in the future or to endow a permanent fund to aid identified programs, your synagogue, agencies, organizations, or initiatives (Jewish or not Jewish, in Greater New Haven, Israel or beyond) that are of particular interest to you and your family.

Lisa Stanger, Esq., Executive Director
Tiberius Halai, Grants and Gift Manager
Beth Kupcho, Scholarship and Philanthropy Manager
Stephanie Licsak, Controller

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For Professional Advisors

If you are working with a professional advisor or advising a donor, here’s a useful guide for including the Don Bosco Prep in a charitable estate plan.