The Legacy Society


The Legacy Society is a group of committed, generous community members who have made financial commitments to ensure the long-term stability of our vibrant Jewish community. Your commitment is a powerful statement to your family and community about your values and your hopes for the future.


Interested in Joining The Legacy Society?

As you consider your legacy, we invite you to join our Legacy Society by:

  • Declaring your intent or making a planned gift to Minneapolis Jewish Federation (MJF);
  • Including MJF in your estate or financial plans; and/or
  • Making a completed or planned gift to non-profit organizations in the general community for which they designate the Jewish Community Foundation (JCF) as the manager.


Your legacy gift can be customized and structured to fit your philanthropic goals, lifestyle, family, and financial needs. We would be happy to work with your professional advisor to find a planned gift that accommodates your needs, provides tax-advantaged giving, and assures that your wishes are fulfilled.

As a Legacy Society member, you will be honored for planning a gift to secure the future of our community and will receive invitations to exclusive Legacy Society and other MJF and JCF events.

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Kol Hakavod to our Generous Donors

*We honor the community members listed below as well as our anonymous members who have made a lasting impression on our community.



Sally Jaclyn Abrams Genesis Mitzvah Fund

David H. Abramson

Adath Yeshurun Cemetery Endowment Fund

Barbara Lynn Adelman Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowment

Alexander Muss High School in Israel

Julius Ancer Senior Fitness Programming Fund at the Sabes Jewish Community Center

Lydia and Lee Andren

Dotan Aviv Appelbaum Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Kaynan Avi Appelbaum Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Kenneth and Sally Appelbaum Holocaust Studies Fund

Matan Lee Appelbaum Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Aronson and Associates Immigration Law Firm Designated Fund



B’nai B’rith Youth Organization Endowment Fund

Ben Badower Mitzvah Donor Advised Fund

Eli Badower Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Bernard and Fern Badzin Philanthropic Fund

Bais Yaakov Girls High School of the Twin Cities Fund

Baron Family Philanthropic Fund

Avi Baron Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Mara Baron Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Linda and Robert Barrows Philanthropic Fund

Linda Barrows Lion of Judah Endowment

Daniel Steven Kronfeld Baum Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Lee and Barbara D. Bearmon Family Philanthropic Fund

Dr. Michael Belzer L’Chaim Fund

Jane and Steve Benowitz Camp Scholarship

Linda and Paul Benenson Family Fund

Morris Berenberg Family Scholarship Fund (JVS/JFCS)

Gary Berman M.D. Family Philanthropic Fund

Jennifer Berman Family Philanthropic Fund

Noah T. Berman Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Oren Berman Family Philanthropic Fund

Shirley and Marshall Besikof Family Philanthropic Fund

Robert J. Beugen Family Philanthropic Fund

Bigos Charity Fund

Bradley Birnberg and Stacy Pinck Family Philanthropic Fund

Borenstein Family Fund

Gerald and Joy Bratter Philanthropic Fund

Larry and Darlene Braufman Family Philanthropic Fund

Jill and Kevin Brazner Family Philanthropic Fund

Bressler Family Philanthropic Fund

Howard B. and Ruth F. Brin Jewish Arts Endowment Fund

Cathy and Richard Broms Camp Scholarship Designated Fund

Nancy S. Brown Philanthropic Fund



Chalfen Family Philanthropic Fund

Susan and Mitchel Chargo Family Philanthropic Fund

Joan Chazin-Esterkin and Neil Esterkin Endowment for the Arts Designated Fund

Sheldon and Lili Chester Philanthropic Fund

Ali Ann Cohen Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Bobby and Elliot Cohen Tzedakah Fund

Jonathan H. Cohen Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Sam Cohen Donor Advised Fund

Eva and Marius Cohn Designated Fund

Cohodes Goldsteen Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Cohodes – Goldsteen Philanthropic Fund

Dyanne and Andrew Cooperman Charitable Fund

Stanley and Beatrice Cowle Family Philanthropic Fund


Elaine and Gary Dachis Family Philanthropic Fund

Gregory and Maureen Davis Philanthropic Fund

Dale and Lois Dobrin Family Donor Advised Fund



Jane L. Effress Donor Advised Fund

Eiger-Zaidenweber Holocaust Resource Fund for the Talmud Torah

David and Linda Estrin Family Philanthropic Fund



Joan Miriam Feinberg Tribute to Children & Women’s Health & Welfare Fund of the WEF

Miriam and Sarah Feingold Nechama Family Philanthropic Fund

Manny & Rose Fingerhut Memorial Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowment Fund

Ronald Fingerhut Family Philanthropic Fund

Frances and Samuel Finkelstein/Janice Finkelstein Mattison Memorial Fund of the MSCF

Lavine Family Natalie Fischman Fund

Terry and Sheldon Fleck Philanthropic Fund

Harvey and Evelyn Flom Family Philanthropic Fund

Frailich Family Philanthropic Fund

Frankel and Hurwitz Family Philanthropic Fund

Richard M. Joseph and Ann R. Friedman Family Philanthropic Fund

Lori Fritz Lion of Judah Endowment

Max Fritz Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Sophie Fritz Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Gabriel and Jonah Fruchter Family Donor Advised Fund



Natalie and Leonard Gale Camp Scholarship

Garber Family Camp Scholarship Fund (SJCC)

Jacob Garber Endowment Fund

Todd and Amy Geller Family Philanthropic Fund

Carolyn and Barry Gerr Philanthropic Fund

Giesener Family Philanthropic Fund

Emma F. Gilbert Jewish Community Relations Council

Emma F. Gilbert Tuition Fund for Children of Israeli Veterans

Matthew and Linda Gilfix Family Technology Designated Fund

Glassman-Kaufman Family Fund for Multicultural Programming (ACHMJDS)

Sherry and Mimi Gleekel Family Philanthropic Fund

Sanford and Marlene Goldberg Family Philanthropic Fund

Aviva Goldblatt Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Leora Goldblatt Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Talia Goldblatt Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Chad and Debbie Goldenberg Donor Advised Philanthropic Fund

Judy and Herbert Goldenberg Philanthropic Fund

Susan and William S. Goldenberg Philanthropic Fund

Kay and Bruce Goldstein Philanthropic Fund

Danny Gollin Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Elan Halpern Green Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Tamar Halpern Green Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Alvin and Florence Greenberg Arts Fund (HMJDS)

Davy and Nile Greenberg Giving Fund

David Greenfield and Benjamin Greenfield Donor Advised Fund

Allison D. Greenstein Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Matthew Greenstein Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Erwin and Arlis Grossman Family Philanthropic Fund

Pat and Tom Grossman Philanthropic Fund

Grossman Kadima Fund

Gurstel Family Philanthropic Fund


John and Elsie Halper Philanthropic Fund

Halper Family Philanthropic Fund

Harad Family Philanthropic Fund

Judith and Jon Harris Health & Healing Fund

Scott and Andrea Harris Family Charitable Fund

Caleb Hausman Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Heidi Foundation Designated Fund

Amos and Celia Heilicher Foundation (HMJDS)

Daniel and Phyllis Heilicher Family Philanthropic Fund

Ethan Heilicher Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Leeyah F. Heilicher Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Mickela Heilicher Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Orielle Heilicher Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Bonnie and Steven Heller Rimon Designated Fund

Herman Donor Advised Fund

Kimberly and Ross Herman Family Fund

David Lev Hope Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Miriam Cis Hope Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Ruth Kayla Hope Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Sharon and William Hope Family Philanthropic Fund

Brita Lila Hunegs Genesis Mitzvah Fund



Yoni Israelson Genesis Mitzvah Fund



Robert and Ann Jackson Family Philanthropic Fund

Jewish Developmentally Disabled Fund

Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest: Founders’ Fund

Joshua Scholarship Fund



Avinoam Kahn Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Benjamin Z. Kahn Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Daniel D. Kahn Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Miriam Kaitz Israel Program Designated Fund

Steven A. Kalin Family Philanthropic Fund

Howard & Marlee Kaminsky Donor Advised Fund

Morton and Merle Kane Philanthropic Fund

Clara Ruth Kaner Children’s Fund

Arlene and Sidney R. Kaplan Donor Advised Fund

Harvey and Marge Kaplan Family Philanthropic Fund

Harry & Marilyn Karasov Family Philanthropic Fund

Alan and Beverly Kasdan Philanthropic Fund

Alvin & Audrey Kaufman Family Philanthropic Fund

Kaufman Hashkiveinu L’Shalom Social Action Fund

Eloise Kelen Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Erwin and Miriam Kelen Family Philanthropic Fund

Drs. Linda and Scott Ketover Charitable Fund

Jerome & Margery Silverman & Grace E. Ketroser Family Philanthropic Fund

Anita and Julius Kieffer Family Education Fund (HMJDS)

Cyrile and Stephen Kieffer Fund

Herb and Betty Kohn Scholarship Fund (HMJDS)

Koppel Family Philanthropic Fund

Ben and Libby Koval Family Philanthropic Fund

Kozberg Family Staff Career Enhancement Fund (HMJDS)

Elana Kravitz Donor Advised Fund

Gabriel A. Kravitz Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Talia Kravitz Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Krebs Family Fund

Avi and Tamar Krivosha-Herring Philanthropic Fund

Barbara Kronson Memorial Camp Scholarship Designated Fund

KTN Foundation Fund

Kuller Gerber Family Fund

Hart and Susan Kuller Family Philanthropic Fund

Bertha and Irving Kutoff Family Philanthropic Fund



L&L Family Fund

The Grandchildren of Dr. Fredric and Suzanne Langer Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Lavine Family Susan Goldman Fund

Alexander C. Lazar Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Elliot Lazar Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Raymond Lazar Philanthropic Fund

Rebekah M. Lear Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Steve Lear Donor Advised Fund

Elyse Lederer Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Beverly Lederfine Family Philanthropic Fund

Danny, Zack and Eli Leonard Family Philanthropic Fund

Levie/Cohen Family Philanthropic Fund

Sheldon and Delores Levin Philanthropic Fund

Diana Chazin Levitt Memorial Designated Fund (B’nai E’met Synagogue)

Lieberman Family Fourth Generation Philanthropic Fund

Carolyn Figur Lieberman Lion of Judah Endowment Fund

Carolyn and Stephen K. Lieberman Family Philanthropic Fund

Charles Even Lieberman Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Emet Elazar Lieberman Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Leo Lieberman Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Adam William Lifland Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Tara Melissa Lifland Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Renee and Arnold Lifson Family Philanthropic Fund

Sue and Mike London Family Camp Scholarship

William and Harriet Lumel Post Bar/Bat Mitzvah Educational Fund

Eliazer Lynne-Seligman Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Ruth Lynne-Seligman Genesis Mitzvah Fund



Ma’anit Tzoran Kibbutz Sasa Designated Fund

Machov Family Philanthropic Fund

Daniel Mann & Emily Silber Philanthropic Fund

Debra and Gil Mann Family Philanthropic Fund

Shoshana Mann Philanthropic Fund

Ben & Rollie Marcovitch Charitable Fund

Marcus Family Donor Advised Fund

Judith W Mares Philanthropic Fund

Markowitz Family Philanthropic Fund

Alvin E. and Mildred H. Miller Philanthropic Fund

Isabella Alexander Miller Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Minnie and Joe Milstein Scholarship Fund (Hillel)

Rabbi Albert G. and Frances S. Minda Leadership Development Fund

Minnesota Israel Norway Education (MINNE) Holocaust Fellowships Fund

Minneapolis Jewish Day School Designated Fund II (HMJDS)

Minneapolis Jewish Cemetery Endowment Fund

Minnesota Cantors Association Cantorial Scholarship Fund

Elianna Mintz Family Philanthropic Fund

Ilan Mintz Family Philanthropic Fund

Marshall and Deborah Mintz Charitable Gift Philanthropic Fund

Michael Raymond Mintz Family Philanthropic Fund

Tova Leah Mintz Family Philanthropic Fund

Joel A. Mintzer and Heidi A. Schneider Philanthropic Fund

Asher Mintzer Genesis Mitzvah Fund

MJF Programs in Israel Endowment Fund

Mount Sinai Community Foundation


Nahum Family Philanthropic Fund

Nechama – Jewish Response to Disaster Designated Fund

Bruce and Bobby Nemer Heilicher Mpls Jewish Day School Scholarship Designated Fund



Harold and Sandra Okinow Family Philanthropic Fund

Orbuch Family Philanthropic Fund



Annette Paletz Memorial Scholarship for Alexander Muss High School in Israel Designated Fund

Parish Family Community Fund

Leonard and Betty Parker Endowment Fund (HMJDS)

Sam Parker Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Arthur T. Pfefer Memeorial Award Travel Fund

Jay and Rose Phillips Memorial L’Chaim Fund

Asher Pink Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Norman and Dorothy Pink Philanthropic Fund



Ivan and Tina Rafowitz Family Philanthropic Fund

Gary and Susan Rappaport Family Philanthropic Fund

Jon and Diane Rappaport Philanthropic Fund

Ken Raskin and Lynn Lederman Philanthropic Fund

Edward and Joyce Ratner Philanthropic Fund

Harvey and Barbara Ratner Family Philanthropic Fund

Jacob Ratner Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Joel Ratner Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Laura Ratner Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Adam and Talia Ribnick Baruch Family Philanthropic Fund

David Ribnick Family Philanthropic Fund

Jonathan I. Ribnick Family Philanthropic Fund

Samuel Ribnick Family Philanthropic Fund

Rimon Arts Fund

Ben and Joan Rischall Family Fund

Daniel & Laura Robbins Charitable Endowment Fund

Harold Roitenberg Family Philanthropic Fund

Naomi Ribnick Rose Donor Advised Fund

William S. Rosen Jewish Unity Fund

Ben Rosenzweig Holocaust Memorial Designated Fund

Francie and Barry Ross Family Philanthropic Fund

Rotenberg Family Philanthropic Fund

James H. and Ruth P. Ruben L’Chaim Fund

Dr. James E. Rubin Memorial Medical Scholarship Fund

Russ and Karen Rubin Family Philanthropic Fund



Miriam and David Sanders Family Philanthropic Fund

Janice and Jeffrey Schachtman Donor Advised Fund

Nancy and Steve Schachtman Talmud Torah Scholarship Fund

Harold and Eileen Scherling Philanthropic Fund

Frank and Freda Schochet Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowment Fund

Mike and Nancy Schoenberger Family Philanthropic Fund

Marcee Harris Schwartz and Jon Schwartz Philanthropic Fund

Benjamin Segal Family Philanthropic Fund

Renee & David Segal Fund

William and Ruth Seltz Family Philanthropic Fund

Ruth Shalev FLP Fund

Susan Himmelman Shapiro Fund

Jeffrey and Cari Shaw Family Philanthropic Fund

Laura and Stephen Silberfarb Philanthropic Fund

Paul and Sybil Silverstein Philanthropic Fund

Wendy and Colin Smith Family Philanthropic Fund

Leon and Sylvia Sorkin Professional Achievement Award Fund

Richard G. and Judith Spiegel Philanthropic Fund

St Petersburg/Berlin Mission Fund

Stern-Snyder Family Tikkum Olam Philanthropic Fund

Kenneth Stesin Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Marlee Stesin Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Loni and Allan Stillerman Philanthropic Fund, LOL (Laugh out Loni)

Jerry Strauss Memorial Designated Fund for Holocaust Education

Robert and Marcy Strauss Family Philanthropic Fund

Wayne Stutzer Inclusion Fund (Sha’arim)

Bobby and Missy Swiller Teen Israel Scholarship Fund



Marsha Tankenoff Lion of Judah Endowment

Jonah Tapper Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Talia Rose Teplinsky Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Mulvien and David B. Trach Family Philanthropic Fund

Frank and Carol Trestman Family Philanthropic Fund

Twin City Holocaust Education Fund

Albert and Deera Tychman Young Leadership Award



Ubuntu I

Ubuntu II

Uganda Community Fund

United Hebrew Brotherhood General Unrestricted Fund #1

University of Minnesota Hillel Foundation Endowment Fund



Walthour Family Fund

Weinblatt/Bass Family Philanthropic Fund

Paul A. Weingarden Law School Scholarship Fund

Ariel Weinstein Fund

Dori and Gary Weinstein Philanthropic Fund

Eitan S Weinstein Donor Advised Fund

Ilana Weinstein Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Raella Weinstein Scholarship Fund for HMJDS

Jeffrey and Mary Werbalowsky Philanthropic Fund



Zack Family Philanthropic Fund

Benjamin Zack Genesis Mitzvah Fund

Rory and Josh Mann Zamansky Family Fund

Ed and Jane Zeman Family Donor Advised Fund

Bruce and Ilene Zwick Family Philanthropic Fund

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