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The Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester

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Are you a professional advisor in a tax or planned giving related field? The Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester sponsors an annual Professional Tax and Planned Giving Seminar, this year taking place on Wednesday, May 21st.
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Established in 1979 as the endowment development program of the Federation, The Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester is a vital link between Jewish life today and the unfolding Jewish world of tomorrow.

Donors fulfill their philanthropic goals through planned gifts, which form a base of support – in perpetuity – for our local community and for Jewish life everywhere. The Foundation of the Rochester Federation nurtures the dreams of today and helps sustain a healthy community into the future.

With over $47 million in assets and under the care of expert managers, The Foundation enables our community to be there for the Jewish poor, to assist the elderly, to rescue Jews in need and to help ensure a bright future for our children. Hundreds of donors have chosen among the wide array of charitable vehicles available to meet their individual needs.

In addition, Foundation donors know that the causes they can support through their funds are limitless. Charitable interests can be expressed on behalf of virtually any not-for-profit organization -- the symphony, health and human services, educational institutions and much more. 

Download a copy of the 2013 Annual Report. Learn more about The Foundation. Contact us to have an annual report mailed to you. 

Learn more about charitable vehicles available through The Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester or contact Amy Libenson at 461-0490, ext. 8635 or

The Rochester Jewish community's commitment to a strong and vital future is in evidence by the following:

  • Well over 100 individuals or couples have signed the Foundation's Book of Life, a leather-bound volume on display at the Federation recording their memories, values and aspirations.
  • A beautiful art piece, designed by local artist Albert Paley, has been presented to over 60 signers of the Book of Life who have gone on to make a gift to The Foundation.

Find out more about Leaving a Legacy.

To make a gift in honor of a friend or family member or in memory of a loved one, click here.

To find out how you can become a partner of The Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester, call Amy Libenson, 461-0490, ext. 8635 or email