Imagine if you could provide a gift to Congregation Sinai that would last forever. Create a Jewish Legacy is an endowment program designed to help you create permanent legacy gifts, demonstrating your belief in the continuity of Jewish life for generations to come.

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In partnership with Jewish agencies, schools and synagogues, this program helps individuals and families create ongoing support for the Jewish causes they care about. All of us, regardless of age, wealth or affiliation, have the ability to help sustain a vibrant Jewish community now and in the future.

Create a Jewish Legacy, a program of the Jewish Community Foundation of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, is a collaborative effort of area synagogues, agencies and day schools. Download the Create a Jewish Legacy brochure.

We are into our 3rd year of the Create a Jewish Legacy Program. To date, we’ve received 36 Legacy gifts and $10,000 each year of the program from the Grinspoon Foundation for our successful efforts. Thanks to each of our Donor Circle Members! Our goal this year is receiving at least 5 legacy gifts. If we achieve this goal, the Grinspoon Foundation will provide us with an additional $5,000. We are all confident that our objective is obtainable and we need you….no matter your age or your financial situation, you can create a Jewish legacy.

For more information about the community's Jewish Legacy program, please contact Karen Berk or Rabbi Cohen. To download a commitment form, please go to Download a Declaration of Commitment.

“We created a Jewish Legacy because meeting the needs of our children and our family have limited our immediate giving. But a promise for the future is a good way for us to give back and help ensure the future of organizations that have given so much to our family.”
Julie & Tedd Lookatch

“Our family is Congregation Sinai’s legacy. We hope our gift will help nurture and care for this community as the community has cared for us.”
Jill & Mike Weinshel

“It is our hope that our legacy gift will reinforce the importance of perpetuating our heritage and insure that Sinai is here for many tomorrows to come.”
Marlene & Marvin Lauwasser

“Our adult children do not have the same need for our insurance policies as when they were small. So it makes perfect sense for us to include a legacy gift in our estate planning that will benefit Congregation Sinai in the future….although, God willing, not anytime soon.” - Shelly & Dick Seesel

“The Create a Jewish Legacy Program is my way to thank Sinai for welcoming this woman into it’s family and reigniting my Jewish identity. The Legacy program is my way to make sure that the Congregation Sinai that I adore will continue for my son and grandchildren (if I ever get to be a Bubbe). And for you and yours.”
- Diane Slomowitz

“We’ve been members of Congregation Sinai for almost twenty-five years and it plays a central role in our Jewish experience here in Milwaukee. We can’t imagine a better place to raise our children and to instill in them the Jewish values and traditions that Sinai represents. If we are to continue as a people, each generation must have the opportunity to embrace our heritage and to contribute to its legacy."
- Terry & Diane Jacobs