Life & Legacy off to a great start in Rockland
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Life & Legacy off to a great start in Rockland

Barry Kanarek holds a pop-up card he received on Tu B’shevat, with the inscription, “As my ancestors planted for me, so do I plant for future generations.”
(Courtesy Jewish Federation & Foundation of Rockland County)
Barry Kanarek holds a pop-up card he received on Tu B’shevat, with the inscription, “As my ancestors planted for me, so do I plant for future generations.” (Courtesy Jewish Federation & Foundation of Rockland County)

The Jewish Federation & Foundation of Rockland County’s Life & Legacy™ program in Rockland is off and running. Since its January launch, letters of intent have been coming in — so far they’ve gotten 15 — from people who want to ensure Rockland’s Jewish future. The effort will continue.

Life & Legacy is a partnership of the Harold Grinspoon foundation and the Jewish Federation. The initiative promotes legacy giving to benefit Rockland County’s synagogues, agencies, and other Jewish entities. Through training, support and monetary incentives, Life & Legacy is motivating Jewish organizations to integrate legacy giving into their philanthropic plans in order to assure a Jewish future in the county.

“Rockland congregations and agencies are not only working together but sharing information and resources in a coordinated effort,” said Barry Kanarek, Life & Legacy director at Jewish Federation. Rockland’s Life & Legacy organizations include Beth Am Temple, Congregation Sons of Israel in Nyack, Hillel of Rockland, the Holocaust Museum and Center for Tolerance and Education, JCC Rockland and/or Jewish Community Campus, the Jewish Federation and Foundation of Rockland County, the Montebello Jewish Center, the Nanuet Hebrew Center, the New City Jewish Center, Orangetown Jewish Center, Rockland Jewish Family Service, Temple Beth Sholom, and the Reform Temple of Rockland.

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