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Keeping PACE (and LOJE) with New Haven’s Future

Keeping PACE (and LOJE) with New Haven’s Future

Keeping PACE (and LOJE) with New Haven’s FutureThis year the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven distributed $517,000 the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven 2022 annual campaign from the Foundation’s Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowment (PACE) and the Lion of...

Grants for the Jewish Elderly Enhance Life After 60

Grants for the Jewish Elderly Enhance Life After 60

Grants for the Jewish Elderly Enhance Life After 60Getting old may not be easy…but, with the help of the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven, it’s getting easier. Since it was established in 2020, $549,000 in Grants for the Jewish Elderly have been awarded to a...

A Meaningful Opportunity to Give Back

A Meaningful Opportunity to Give Back

A Meaningful Opportunity to Give Back“We learned about the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven’s Build a Tzedakah Fund while attending the bat mitzvah celebration of our son Henry's classmate.” “Creating a fund in honor of Henry's bar mitzvah was, for us, a...

Professional Advisors Networking Reception 6/23

Professional Advisors Networking Reception 6/23

Please join us!Professional Advisors Networking Reception Come join us for a fiesta-style outing at El Segundo on the corner of Orange and Audubon in New Haven. Bring your appetite and a colleague to this networking event: Thursday, June 23, 20225:30 pm – 7:00 pmEl...

We now hold  $75 in community funds!

We now hold $75 in community funds!

We now hold  $75 in community funds! Hear Jewish Foundation Executive Director Lisa Stanger on WNHH discuss the Foundation’s impact and successes,  as well as philanthropy in New Haven.

Tips to Keep in Mind for End of Year Charitable Giving

Tips to Keep in Mind for End of Year Charitable Giving

End-of-Year Giving Thanks to the CARES stimulus package, The current age at which you are required to take a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) is 72; however, if you are 70½ or older, you can still make a qualified Charitable Distribution from your IRA.   WHAT...

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...

Former Jewish Home Assets Benefit Local Jewish Elderly

Former Jewish Home Assets Benefit Local Jewish Elderly

Former Jewish Home Assets Benefit Local Jewish ElderlyWhen the Jewish Home for the Aged was sold to a Chicago firm in 2011, the Jewish Home Building Fund Corporation, which was a separate entity, continued to hold the former Jewish Home’s assets, including, many of...

One Happy Camper!

One Happy Camper!

One Happy Camper!This year, a total of $30,650 was granted for our local youth to experience Jewish overnight summer camp! Thanks to One Happy Camper and the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven, 23 campers received a total of $15,400 in needs-blind, first-time...

A Torah Scroll Finds a New Home

A Torah Scroll Finds a New Home

A Torah Scroll Finds a New HomeThis season, Camp Laurelwood has been able to welcome a Torah scroll to their camp. The scroll, along with seven other Torah scrolls, one haftorah, one megillot, and many other artifacts, belonged to the old Jewish Home for the Aged in...

Women of Vision Grant Recipients 2021

Women of Vision Grant Recipients 2021

Women of Vision Grant Recipients 2021 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...

Fried Watsky Family Create Community Legacy

Fried Watsky Family Create Community Legacy

Fried Watsky Family Create Community Legacy Husband and wife, Dr. Kal Watsky and Dr. Debbie Fried, have always been generous in donating their time and money to the Jewish community. Over the years Kal, Debbie, and their children, Benjamin and Rebecca (Ben and Reba)...

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...

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 Jewish...

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...

UNRESTRICTED FUNDS

UNRESTRICTED FUNDS

UNRESTRICTED FUNDS   Individuals or families can establish a named Unrestricted Fund at the Jewish Foundation with a minimum donation of $1,000. Unrestricted Funds allow the Foundation to meet the changing needs of the Jewish community through our grants process...

YOUTH PHILANTHROPY AND BUILD A TZEDAKAH FUNDS

YOUTH PHILANTHROPY AND BUILD A TZEDAKAH FUNDS

YOUTH PHILANTHROPY AND BUILD A TZEDAKAH FUNDS   The Foundation administers and promotes the Build a Tzedakah program which enables young adults to establish their own Foundation endowment fund and also, in conjunction with the Center for Jewish Life and Learning,...

DONOR ADVISED/PHILANTHROPIC FUNDS

DONOR ADVISED/PHILANTHROPIC FUNDS

DONOR ADVISED/PHILANTHROPIC FUNDS   For individuals and families seeking active involvement in philanthropy, a Philanthropic Fund (also called a donor-advised fund) allows the donor to create a named fund that provides flexibility in charitable giving. A...

Let's Start a Conversation

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

Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Road
Woodbridge, CT 06525
203-387-2424, ext. 382
203-387-1818 (fax)
lstanger@jewishnewhaven.org
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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.