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How do you express your commitment to your community? How do you support the Jewish organizations that are important to you? Omaha's Jewish community is fortunate to have many who donate their time and/or money to area Jewish organizations. However, what happens after the donors are gone? What can you do for future generations to ensure that they are well-served by the Jewish organizations you support?

You can leave a legacy.
On June 14, 2016, the Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation hosted a celebration in the JCC Gallery to honor the members of our community who made commitments during the second year of Omaha’s LIFE & LEGACY™ Program. The theme this year was “Generational Legacy Giving” and we were honored to host Barbara Greenspan Shaiman, the founder of Champions of Caring, as our keynote speaker and Arlene D. Schiff, the national LIFE&LEGACY director of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. Generous Omahans have promised over 519 legacy gifts to secure the future of Jewish tomorrows. Please view the video which includes testimonials from some of our LIFE & LEGACY donors. Find out “why they did it.”

Life & Legacy Donor Testimonials from Jewish Federation of Omaha on Vimeo.

Through hard work and dedication, all nine of our community partners, the ADL/CRC, Chabad House, Institute for Holocaust Education, Nebraska Jewish Historical Society, Jewish Federation of Omaha and its agencies, Temple Israel Synagogue, Beth El Synagogue, Beth Israel Synagogue and Friedel Jewish Academy reached or exceeded their second year goals and received incentive grants from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

We wish to thank all of our wonderful donors for helping to ensure the financial security of Jewish Omaha for generations to come; it will be their legacy.

Margo ParsowMargo Parsow
Life& Legacy Coordinator