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What is the Create Your Jewish Legacy Program?

Create Your Jewish Legacy is the Cincinnati Jewish community’s collaborative program that trains and supports our Jewish agencies, congregations, and day schools in legacy giving, to ensure the future of Cincinnati’s Jewish community.

We envision the day when our children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren can enjoy the same or better quality of Jewish and community life as we embrace today. Together we promote the message that all of us, regardless of age, wealth, or affiliation, have the ability to make a difference for future Jewish generations. Our goal is for every local Jewish organization to have a significant endowment, allowing them to continue their important missions, and to serve our community with vital, innovative programming and services.

Why It’s Important

Legacy gifts help build a permanent endowment which allows organizations in our community to have a steady source of income during both calm and turbulent times.

Funding and Organization

The initiative is funded by The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati and seven private families, and managed by the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati. Started in September 2014, 23 organizations now participate in this ongoing program, and over 1,400 people have made legacy commitments to the Cincinnati Jewish community.

SUCCESSES

$1 BILLION

Over $1 billion in current and future gifts has been raised by Jewish organizations across North America as part of the LIFE & LEGACY program.

1,400

Over 1,400 people have made a legacy commitment or gift to a Jewish organization in Cincinnati.

23

23 local Cincinnati Jewish organizations are participating in the program.

Over $13 million

The Jewish community of Cincinnati has received over $13 million in realized legacy gifts since 2014.

$150 MILLION

Over $150 million in future gift expectancies has been raised by our CYJL program since September 2014.

WE WANT THE JEWISH COMMUNITY IN CINCINNATI TO CONTINUE TO GROW AND THRIVE.