What is LIFE & LEGACY®?

Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York completed LIFE & LEGACY, a 4-year partnership program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF) that assists communities across North America, through partnership with Jewish federations and foundations, to promote after-lifetime giving to benefit local Jewish day schools, synagogues, social-service organizations, and other Jewish entities. Through training, support, and monetary incentives, LIFE & LEGACY motivates Jewish organizations to secure legacy gifts, steward donors, and integrate legacy giving into the philanthropic culture of the Jewish community in order to ensure vibrant Jewish life for future generations.

After completing LIFE & LEGACY, Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York was accepted to participate in LIFE & LEGACY PLUS which is an additional 4-year program. During LIFE & LEGACY PLUS, we will continue working with our initial partner organizations and are delighted to have added several additional partner organizations.  


Our Community LIFE & LEGACY® Committee:

  • Jesse Holland, Chair
  • Jane Ginsburg
  • Mark Israel
  • David Liebschutz
  • Jonathan Rosenblum
  • Randy Shapiro


The LIFE & LEGACY® program has been truly transformative for our community and the agencies that have participated.  Not only have we raised millions of dollars to ensure the future of the Jewish People, but we have also brought our community closer together and created a Kahila Kadosha.” 

-Jesse Holland, LIFE & LEGACY Committee Chair

 For more information about LIFE & LEGACY®, contact:

Deborah Chapman Goldstein, J.D., CAP®

(518) 783-7800 ext. 230




Northeastern New York Legacy Partners