Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ
Planned Giving and Endowment

What Will Your Legacy Be?

Start your Jewish legacy at any age and ensure that your passions and the Jewish values you cherish will continue beyond your lifetime.

Ensuring a Vibrant Jewish Community for Generations to Come

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At any age or stage of life, YOU can begin or establish a legacy for your community and for the Jewish people.  As you grow, your legacy can grow with you.  There is no limit to the ways you can give, and the Jewish Community Foundation is here to guide you through all of the available options.  Make your impact as a philanthropist while investing in your Jewish community.


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William and Betty Lester Society

The Lester Society recognizes generous donors who support the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ’s UJA Annual Campaign through endowment commitments of $100,000 or more.

William (z’’l) and Betty (z’’l) Lester established the Lester Society in 1993 to recognize the generosity of those who have endowed their support of the UJA Annual Campaign of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ through endowment commitments of $100,000 or more. William Lester died in 2005, leaving Federation its first multi-million-dollar endowment to support the UJA Campaign in perpetuity.

The Lester Society recognizes current endowment donors and remembers the generosity of endowment donors who have passed away. Once you become a member, your name will continue to appear on the list of distinguished Lester Society members in perpetuity.
View the Lester Society Roll of Honor.

Establish a Lion of Judah Endowment (LOJE)

The strength and vitality of a woman’s giving continues through a Lion of Judah Endowment (LOJE). Establishing a LOJE enables a woman to leave a legacy to safeguard the values that have inspired her own giving. A LOJE gift represents the creation of a permanent fund guaranteeing that a woman’s financial commitment of at least $5,000 will continue to be made to the UJA Annual Campaign in perpetuity.

Forever starts today! To create your own LOJE, please contact Diane Bakst, Director, Women’s Philanthropy, at [email protected] or (973) 9293056 or Michal Werner, Associate Executive Director, JCF, at [email protected] or (973) 929-2987.