Life & Legacy Giving

"As my parents planted for me before I was born, so do I plant for those who will come after me." TALMUD

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“We’ve chosen to include JFS in our estate planning because of our belief in both repairing the world and leaving it a better place after we are gone. We can think of no organization that will be a better steward of our donation and make greater use of it than Jewish Family Service.”

-Darcy & Jack Amiel




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“Bill and I found that the Jewish Family Service aligns perfectly with our core values. We are honored to be able to make a Life and Legacy gift to JFS to help ensure the future of this extraordinary agency. Over the years, we have been proud to support many worthy Jewish causes in the Utah community, and I must say that none has touched us more than our involvement with Jewish Family Service.”

-Joy & Bill Erickson


What Is Life & Legacy?

As a community, we all hope that those places that create Jewish life and meaning in our lives will remain vibrant and strong into the future. LIFE & LEGACY, an initiative of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, helps individuals and families create legacy gifts, providing a permanent source of support for the Jewish causes we care about. It is founded on the principle that all of us, regardless of age, wealth or affiliation, can make an enduring impact. The United Jewish Federation of Utah in partnership with Congregation Kol Ami, Jewish Family Service, and Temple Har Shalom, are working together to encourage legacy giving to assure Jewish tomorrows in our community.

How Do I Participate?

Your legacy gift of any size can be customized and structured to fit your dreams, lifestyle, family, and financial needs. You can provide support for particular organizations or areas of interest. Leaving a Legacy is simple. Some options include:

  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Gift in Will or Trust
  • Gift of Life Insurance
  • Gift of Retirement Funds or IRA
  • Gift of Cash or Assets
  • Gift of Real Estate
  • Charitable Gift Annuity
    Please consult your professional adviser to determine which method of legacy giving is best for you.

Your legacy gift to JFS helps us enhance lives and nurture spirits for generations to come. Please join us!
To name JFS of Utah in your estate plans, (or if you already have and want to let us know) you can download the completed Declaration of Commitment form and return it to us. You can also choose to leave a legacy with other participating Jewish organizations listed on this form.

Download Declaration of Commitment Form






Download Life & Legacy Information Brochure

To learn more about how you can support JFS with a gift beyond your lifetime, please contact Nicole Levy, Director of Development, at or 801.746.4334 or Ellen Silver, Executive Director, at or 801.746.4334.

Thank You to Our Current Life & Legacy Donors

Darcy & Jack Amiel
Susan & Roger Arsht
John Bergerson & Shawn Kielty
Ann & Paul Bernstein
Anne & Darrel Brodke
Marsha & Ed Bronsky
Pattie Christensen
Anne & David Dolowitz
Vivian & David Dowsett
Miriam & Bruce Eatchel
Joy & Bill Erickson
Joy & Simon Fisher
Sheila & Marty Gelman
Amy & Ken Goodman
Mary Gootjes & John Davis
Robyn & James Isaacson
Julie & Jay Jacobson
Sara & Jonathan Klein
Carol Kotler

Casey & Jason Lebwohl
Karen Lindau & David Goldenberg
Katherine Lynch
Joanne McGillis
Cynthia (Sam) Mekrut & Dan Magilavy
Donna Milavetz
Hilary & Ben Nitka
Elissa & William Oshinsky
Cynthia & Steven Panish
Kate Phillippo & Rabbi David Levinsky
Pete Schwager
Lavine & Alex Shapiro
Ellen & Barry Silver
Marty Slattery & Morton Pellatt
Jodie & Barry Sobel
Joy Soll
Martin Tannenbaum & Alex Ingersoll
Lisa & Gerald Treiman
Carol & Robert Wolff