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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)...

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...

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:  Build a Tzedakah and My Very Own Tzedakah The Foundation administers and promotes the Build a Tzedakah program which enables young adults to establish their own Foundation endowment fund. The Build-a-Tzedakah program allows young adults to engage...

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...

Designated Restricted Funds

Designated Restricted Funds

DESIGNATED/RESTRICTED FUNDS FOR SYNAGOGUES, AGENCIES AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS   With the Jewish Foundation, you can establish a named Designated/Restricted Fund for your synagogue, for Jewish education, for the needy, for Israel, for the arts, or for any...

BOBBE GROSSMAN

BOBBE GROSSMAN

CAMP LAURELWOOD SCHOLARSHIP FUND BOBBE GROSSMAN Bobbe Grossman established a scholarship fund for Camp Laurelwood in memory of her husband, Richard Grossman z’l. "There’s an Irving Berlin song about hating to get up in the morning—it references murdering the bugler...

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,...

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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
Sarah Domena, Marketing and Communications Director
Tamara Schechter, Create a Jewish Legacy Manager

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