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Life & Legacy™

כי היכי דשתלי לי אבהתי שתלי נמי לבראי
Just as my ancestors planted for me, I too am planting for my descendants.

We thank our Legacy Society members, who recognize the importance of maintaining and growing our Jewish community in Albany by providing for CBAJ in their estate plans through the LIFE & LEGACY™ Program:

Amy Svirsky Abolafia   Joan Rosenblum 
Mitch Abolafia Amanda Gurock Jack Rosenblum
Rabbi Moshe E. Bomzer Joshua Gurock Sanford Rosenblum
Nanette Brenner Chana Israel Mary Rosenstein ז״ל
Artie Brenner Mark Israel Benjamin Rosenstein ז״ל
Ellen Cohen Nina M. Israel Howard Schaffer
M. Bruce Cohen Ellen Kaplowitz Laura Segal
Stacy Cohen Marta Koblenz Hilton Segal
David Cohen Mark Koblenz Leah & Barry Segal
Wendy Chana Cotter  Ilana Kovach Frances Schwartz
Kenneth Dymond Rob Kovach Arthur Schwartz ז״ל
Evelyn Farbstein Stephanie Rockwood Kugler Tatyana Schwartz
Larry Farbstein Drew Kugler Benjamin Schwartz
Roy Feldman Richard Kweller Theodore Strauss ז״ל
Marjorie Gang Simona Leifer Deborah Vasquez
Sharon Giordano Mark Aaron Leifer Nathan Graber
Judy & Martin Goldman Paula Mosher Herm Ungerman
 Dina Gottesman Amarit Rosenblum Bess Wadler
Daniel Reznik  Seth Rosenblum Sharon & Michael Willen 

What is the LIFE & LEGACY™ Program?

We are a partner in the LIFE & LEGACY™ Program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, coordinated by United Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York. LIFE & LEGACY™ assures Jewish tomorrows with training and incentives to build endowments for Jewish organizations, ensuring a bright and sustainable future for our community.


What is a Legacy Gift?

Legacy Giving is after-life giving. You do not have to be wealthy, nor do you need to give today, to make a difference in CBAJ’s future. You can leave a Legacy Gift in many ways, such as:
• Gift of Life Insurance– by naming CBAJ as a beneficiary to receive a portion of your insurance
• Gift of retirement funds (IRA/401k/ pension) – by naming CBAJ as a beneficiary to receive a portion of your remaining balance
• Gift of cash or assets
• Charitable Gift Annuity
• Charitable Remainder Trust

Your LIFE & LEGACY™ Gift will be invested and will provide annual revenue to support our shul for many generations to come. Your generosity can sow the seeds that will ensure that future generations will benefit from CBAJ just as you have.  We would be honored to have you join our Legacy Family to ensure the vitality of Congregation Beth Abraham-Jacob for the next 200 years. 

Please join us by making a legacy commitment to CBAJ. You may contact any of the following committee members with questions, or to discuss your plans. You may reach us through the CBAJ office at 518-489-5819 or

Thank you,
Artie Brenner, Rabbi Benjamin Kean, Seth Rosenblum, Laura Segal

Click here to download the Letter of Intent form (PDF)

Wed, May 22 2024 14 Iyyar 5784