What is LIFE & LEGACY?

LIFE & LEGACY is a 4-year partnership program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF) that assists communities across North America, through partnerships with Jewish Federations and Foundations, to promote after-lifetime giving to benefit Jewish day schools, synagogues, social service organizations and other Jewish entities.

Through training, support and monetary incentives, LIFE & LEGACY motivates Jewish organizations to secure legacy gifts, steward donors and integrate legacy giving into the philanthropic culture of the Jewish community.


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 HGF sought to answer is “Can Jewish communities be motivated to become proactive in encouraging widespread legacy giving?” With implementation of LIFE and LEGACY the answer is YES!

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FOR MORE INFORMATION ON MAKING A LEGACY GIFT, Please contact Isaac Azerad at 941-383-3428 or



The following LIFE & LEGACY donors have insured that future generations will enjoy Temple Beth Israel and a Jewish presence on Longboat Key. 


Isaac Azerad

Alice Blueglass

Murray Blueglass

Barbara Blumfield

David (z”l) & Maggie Brenner

Gloria Feibus

Joel Feidelman

Frank & Christa Fineshriber

Walter & Marlena (z”l) Frank

Elise & James Galinsky

Dr. Philip & Suzan Gaynes

Miriam & Allan Goldfarb

Bernice Gourse (z”l)

Robin Green

Jay Greenblatt

Norman & Barbara Gross

Dr. Audrey Heimler

Sue Jacobson

Sy Klionsky

Benjamin & Sandra Krause

Richard & Nessa Levine

Marion & Dr. Bernard Levine (z”l)

Bonney & Len Libman

Suzanne Lutkoff

Donald & Judith (z”l) Markstein

Marvin & Betty Morse

Lewis Moyer

Sharon Oper (z”l)

Dr. Sandra Packard

Irwin & Judith Parmet

Barbara Pressman

& Robert Berns (z”l)

Helen Rauch (z”l)

Peter & Amy Roth

Gloria Sabin

Marjorie Sandy

William Sandy

Suzanne Schuster

Carole Shaw & Stuart Sinai

Sidney & Theresa Sinick (z”l)

Rabbi Stephen & Corinne Sniderman

Marilyn Taub

Marjorie L. Tick (z”l)

Robert & Judy (z”l) Vigder

Mel Weisel & Fran Mann (z”l)