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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
Mitch Abolafia
Rabbi Moshe E. Bomzer
Artie Brenner
Nanette Brenner
Ellen Cohen
M. Bruce Cohen
David Cohen
Stacy Cohen
Evelyn Farbstein
Rabbi Roy Feldman
Simona Fish
Marjorie and Stuart Gang
Sharon Giordano
Dina Gottesman
Nathan Graber
Amanda Gurock
Joshua Gurock
Chana Israel
Mark Israel
Ellen Kaplowitz
Mark Koblenz
Marta Koblenz
Ilana Kovach
Rob Kovach
Drew Kugler
Stephanie Rockwood Kugler
Richard Kweller
Paula Mosher
Daniel Reznik
Amarit Rosenblum
Jack Rosenblum
Joan Rosenblum
Sanford Rosenblum
Seth Rosenblum
Benjamin Rosenstein ז״ל
Mary Rosenstein ז״ל
Hilston Segal
Laura Segal
Leah and Barry Siegel
Tatyana Schwartz
Benjamin Schwartz
Theodore Strauss ז״ל
Deborah Vasquez
Herm Ungerman
Bess Wadler
Sharon and 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 Roy Feldman, Drew Kugler, Seth Rosenblum, Laura Segal

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

Sat, September 19 2020 1 Tishrei 5781