Your Life - Your Legacy...


By participating in our Community Wide Bequest Initiative community members commit to leaving gifts in their estate for the Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg and other organizations in our community. Your gift will help to secure the future of this organization and our Jewish community for generations to come. Signing a Letter of Intent demonstrates the promise you will formalize the gift so it is reflected in your will, trust, or other estate documents. If you already have the Federation listed in your paperwork as a recipient of a gift, you can still complete a Letter of Intent to showcase your dedication and inspire others to do the same.

Thank you to the following community members for signing their Letters of Intent*

Anonymous x 2 | Deborah Abel | Margie and Alfred Adelmann | William L. Adler | Edward and Esther Beck | Phil Bloom | Charles Chiplowitz z'l | Marcia Cohen | Sanford Cohen
Michael Doctrow | Rebecca Doctrow | Ricci Rubin Doctrow | Aaron N. Dym | Shari Dym 
Holly S. Engelman | Steven Etter |  Ann Sherman Feierman (z''l) | Ed Finkelstein
Bradley Forman Family | Linda and Harvey Freedenberg | Joan Friedlander | Sel Friedlander 
Rob and Jami Friedman | Gerry Gorelick | Margaret Grotzinger and Mark Glick | Henig Family 
Judith Hodara | Ricki Hurwitz and Garry Brinton | Aaron and Cheryl Krause | Sanford Krevsky
Ronald G. Lench | Dr. Michael (z''l) and Ivy Levine | Irene Berman-Levine | Samuel Levine 
Dr. Stan Lewin | Barbara R. Lock | Jay Maisel  | Mark Maisel | Neysa O. Maisel 
Andrea Lieber Merwin | Josh Millman | Marti and Jerry Morrison | David A. Raffel  
Martin M. Rogoff | Hallie and Larry Rosen | Jennifer Ross | Bert Rubin | Myrna Rubin
 David A. Rubinsky | Linda Schwab Family ​​| Julie Sherman | Marjorie M. Sherman
Gail and Conrad Siegel | Abby Smith | Morton Spector
Cynthia Sussman | Rhea and Alan Swidler
Susan and Stephan Symons

*List as of 7/16/2018

Please sign your Letter of Intent today!


An unprecedented transfer of generational wealth is taking place before our eyes. Yet Jewish organizations by and large have not fully recognized the possibilities or sought legacy gifts despite the knowledge that endowments will have an increasingly impactful role in sustaining the future of their organizations.

Having this knowledge, the question we hope to answer is “Can our Jewish community be motivated to become proactive in encouraging widespread bequest giving?” With implementation of Our Community Wide Bequest Initiative the answer is a resounding YES!

Our Jewish Community Foundation of Central Pennsylvania is sponsoring our Community Wide Bequest Initiative. Our Foundation is working in partnership with the Harold Grinspoon foundation to present the program. 


Please remember the foundation of Central Pennsylvania for the benefit of Jewish causes meaningful to you in your will, estate plan or by beneficiary designation.

Life and Legacy Team
Mark Maisel (Team Leader)
Margie Adelmann
Sandy Cohen
Jenn Ross
Julie Sherman
Abby Smith
Staff Liaison – Oren Yagil
Contact Oren Yagil for more information at 717.236.9555 x3299