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LIFE & LEGACY®: What Will Your Legacy Be?

As my parents planted for me before I was born, so do I plant for those who will come after me. – Talmud

The greater Ann Arbor Jewish community is proud to participate as a LIFE & LEGACY partner of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. This forward-thinking program engages local Jewish organizations and congregations in a collective and collaborative endeavor to ensure the strength of our community now and for the future.

Many of you are loyal, long-time supporters of Jewish charitable organizations in Washtenaw County. Have you established a legacy with those organizations by including them in your estate plan? LIFE & LEGACY allows you to realize your philanthropic dreams by creating permanent legacy gifts to support the Jewish organizations and congregations about which you care, for years to come.

All of us, regardless of age, wealth, or affiliation, have the ability to help sustain a vibrant Jewish community now and in the future.

LIFE & LEGACY is not just for the wealthy – it is the means by which ordinary people can make an extraordinary impact.

For more information about LIFE & LEGACY, email here or call at 734-773-3538.

To discuss planning a legacy gift for the Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor, email Eileen Freed or call 734-773-3537.


LIFE & LEGACY Program Partners

Ann Arbor Chabad
Ann Arbor Orthodox Minyan
Beth Israel Congregation
Center for Jewish Studies at Eastern Michigan University
Hebrew Day School of Ann Arbor
Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor
Jewish Cultural Society
Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County
Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor
Temple Beth Emeth
University of Michigan Hillel


Thank you to Federation’s Legacy Society

We recognize those who have committed to the future of the Ann Arbor Jewish community with a legacy gift to the Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor. List as of 3/31/2022.

Joelle Abramowitz

Dr. Jeremy & Rabbi Sara Adler 

Carol Amster

Levana & Stephen Aronson

Brad & Robin Axelrod

Bernie & Barb Banet

Laurie & Jeff Barnett 

Marc Bernstein & Jennifer Lewis

Joshua and Marla Chinsky

Judy & Malcolm Cohen

Mark Daskin & Babette Levy Daskin

Susan R. Fisher

Eileen & Gary Freed

Judith & Paul Freedman

Marilyn Gallatin (z”l)

Enid Galler

Rita & Charles (z”l) Gelman 

Steve & Joyce Gerber

Ed & Mona Goldman

Carol & Gideon Hoffer

Steve & Shira Klein

Philip & Syma Kroll

Bruce Kutinsky & Jessica ‘Decky’ Alexander

Judie & Jerry Lax

Stacey Lee

Carolyn Litcher

Paul & Carolyn Litcher 

Evie S. Lichter

Evie & Allen Lichter

Joan Lowenstein & Jonathan Trobe

Nancy & Phil (z”l) Margolis

Randy Milgrom

Hillary Murt & Bruce Friedman

Sharon & Chuck Newman

Marylen S. Oberman, Ph.D.

Martha Olenick

Donald C. & Edith B. Peltz (z”l)

Joshua Pokempner & Gretchen Gardner 

Jennifer & Eric Rosenberg

Prue Rosenthal

Art & Mary Schuman

Carol Smokler

Tamar Springer & Steve Stancroft

Joshua & Marci Sukenic

Larry & Roberta Tankanow

Zelma H. Weisfeld (z”l)

Martha & Eric Young


Want to learn more about adding your name to this list? Email Eileen Freed or call 734-773-3537.