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

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)

Tue, October 27 2020 9 Cheshvan 5781