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LIFE & LEGACY Program


LIFE & LEGACY is a 4-year partnership program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF) that assists communities across North America, through partnerships with Jewish Federations and Foundations, to promote after-lifetime giving to benefit Jewish day schools, synagogues, social service organizations and other Jewish entities. Through training, support and monetary incentives, LIFE & LEGACY motivates Jewish organizations to secure legacy gifts, steward donors and integrate legacy giving into the philanthropic culture of the Jewish community.

LIFE & LEGACY is a partnership of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation  (HGF) and the Jewish Foundation of Greater Dayton that promotes  after-lifetime giving to benefit the Dayton Jewish community. Through  training support, and monetary incentives LIFE & LEGACY motivates  Jewish organizations to integrate legacy giving into their philanthropic  culture in order to assure Jewish tomorrows.

We would like to sincerely thank each and every LIFE & LEGACY donor who has made a legacy commitment. As a community, we received 232 Letters of Intent. These letters represent the true depth of caring and generosity in our community. Thank you for your support.

Professional Advisory Group

The Jewish Foundation of Greater Dayton is excited to announce the Professional Advisory Group. This group allows area professional advisors the opportunity to collaborate with the Jewish Foundation to help our community members make informed decisions about charitable giving.

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Through the valley of deepest darkness

Story and Photos by Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz, Temple Israel The Talmud teaches that visiting the infirm relieves 1/60th of their pain. It is integral to their healing process. Offering comfort from mental and physical suffering is part of our responsibility as Jews. Going on a mission trip to Israel Jan. The post Through the valley of deepest darkness appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Expressions of support for Israel amid protests

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New law requires DOD procedures for religious freedom complaints

Adversaries offer alternate postmortems on how, why it came to be. By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer The Pentagon has a new policy for handling religious freedom complaints: objections to specific displays or expressions will automatically go up the chain of command to the Department of Defense and must The post New law requires DOD procedures for religious freedom complaints appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

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