About Us


The Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester was selected by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation to continue our participation in a national Jewish legacy giving program that has secured an estimated value of over a half-billion dollars for communities across North America.

LIFE & LEGACY is a collaborative program that helps individuals and families create legacy gifts for Jewish causes they care about, providing a permanent source of support for our community. LIFE & LEGACY was founded on the principle that all of us, regardless of age, wealth, or affiliation, can make an enduring impact. The Foundation administers the program in partnership with local synagogues and Jewish organizations in Rochester, which receive training and incentive grants from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and Federation.

Read the case for supporting the Rochester Jewish community and review the Legacy Gift form.

Help inspire all of our Jewish tomorrows by contacting us at The Foundation or any of these participating LIFE & LEGACY partners to learn more:

Britton Road Cemetery Association

Chabad Lubavitch Rochester

Congregation Beth Sholom

Derech HaTorah of Rochester

Hillel Community Day School

Jewish Family Services

Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester

Jewish Senior Life Foundation

Louis S. Wolk JCC of Greater Rochester

ORA Academy

Talmudical Institute of Upstate New York

Temple Beth El

Temple Sinai

Contact Us


Eric Brandt

Director, Planned Giving & Endowments



We specifically acknowledge, these donors, who have chosen to honor the Federation as a beneficiary in their LIFE & LEGACY commitments (as of 6/30/22).

Anonymous (7)
John & Jane August
John & Carol Bennett
Norman A. Blaustein*
Stuart Bobry
Josephine & Simon* Braitman
Eric Brandt and Carolyn Nussbaum
Debi Brenner
Ellen & Johnathan Broder
David Bushinsky & Nancy Krieger
Rina Chessin
Gabriel & Patricia Chodak
Leslie & Howard Crane
Meredith & Ze’ev Dragon
Lisa & Joel Elliot
Rachel Farkas
Blanche Fenster
Ronald Furman
Daphne Futerman & Ira Jevotovsky

Eli & Peggy Futerman
Elyse Lubin Gilman
Debbie Goldberg
Isobel Goldman
Justin & Leah Goldman
Daniel & Victoria Goldstein
Jeanette Goldstein*
Sherry & Richard Goldstein
Sorina & David Goldstein
Michael & Deborah Gordon
Kimberly & Richard Gray
Marvin and Barbara Gray
Eileen B. Grossman*
Howard J. Grossman
Warren H. Heilbronner
Kim & Neal Holtzman
Lee Kauffman*
Dennis Kessler
Yosef & Suzie Kilimnick
Mona Friedman Kolko
Anne Korenstein
Caroline Korn

Ann Lib Kozel*
Dorothy Lebowitz
Rabbi Eliezer Y. Lehrer
Fraidel Lehrer
Marshall Lesser
Fraida Levinson
Dr. Steven Levinson
Amy Libenson
Jacqui & Scott Liebman
Dr. Lawrence & Merle Markus
Richard Markus
Tzvi Max
Carolyn & Marvin* Miller
Douglas Miller & Sally Hirst
Jacob Moalem
Neal Morchower
Karen Newman
Ronald Newman
Beryl & Joan Nusbaum
Julie & Mitch Nusbaum
Donald J. Onimus
Kathy Palokoff

Joy Ryen Plotnik
Linda Rubens
Matthew & Erinn Ryen
Jennie Goldman Schaff
Randy & Erni Schuster
Arthur & Joan Segal
Brett Shulman
Dvorah E. Shulman
Henry Shulman*
Michael & Lisa Silverstein
Bernice Skirboll
Morton Skirboll*
Regina Smolyak
Dr. Burton Spiller*
Michal Spivak
Todd Stein & Franceen Elias-Stein
Esther Tanzman & Jeff Eichner
Lisa & Dan Tellem
Shirley Younger*
Julian Yudelson
Deborah Zeger

*of blessed memory

Ways to Give

Every day, we work to provide compassionate, strategic, and comprehensive support, no matter the situation. There is no organization better positioned to do this than the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester.