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Our Legacies Are What We Leave Behind
How do you build a legacy? For the Riskin family of San Francisco, the legacy of Reva and Jack began with learning. In a conversation with Josh Riskin, Reva and Jack's...
The Incredible Life and Legacy of Ellen Barnett
Having escaped the Nazis at the age of 13, Ellen Barnett (Z"L) maintained a fierce desire to help her fellow Jews throughout her more than 100-year lifetime...
From Generation to Generation
Abraham "Albert" Schiff was born in 1883 in the small Lithuanian village of Laizeva. According to his grandson, Stanford University Professor Dr. Arnold Milstein, the Schiff family placed an...
Leaving a Legacy of Love for Israel
Ruth Newhouse will be remembered for her immeasurable contribution to the Jewish and wider communities. Even after her passing, her support of the land and people of Israel and Jewish...
Stella Luftig: Centenarian JNF-USA Supporter Shares Her Story
The eldest of three siblings, Stella Luftig was raised in a secular Jewish family in a working-class district in Vienna, Austria. Her father earned a hand-to-mouth...
Lily Liebman's Legacy for the Future of the Jewish People
Lily H. Liebman was a private and humble woman. She generally gave no indication of her wealth or of the traumatic experiences she...
Dr. and Mr. Ascher's Bequest Continues to Make an Impact on JNF Programs
Dr. Galli S. Ascher spent much of her life devoted to caring and helping others as a medical doctor in the field of pathology with a specialty in hematology and cancers of the blood.
Terry Katz Continues Legacy with Pledge to Israel
As a young girl, Terry Katz was given cardboard trees in school; each card was an opportunity to plant a tree in the new country of Israel. She took the responsibility...
The Bruce Gould Connection to Jewish National Fund
JNF has always had a strong presence in Bruce Gould's life, from the time he was a child in Sunday School dropping quarters into the Blue Box...
California Donor Affirms His Love of Israel Through JNF
Years ago, when David Gursky was in grade school, he and his classmates would place five-cent stickers on paper trees until they had raised the requisite...
A LEGACY OF GIVING MEMORIALIZED IN THE JEWISH STATE
Alper Abdy Garren was a brilliant scientist who was devoted to the creation and maintenance of public parks, for which he made a generous gift, upon his passing, to Jewish National Fund...
Rubenstein Family's Donor Advised Fund Supports JNF Projects
Steve Rubenstein didn't want to just write JNF a check. "My father cared a lot about Israel," said his son Andrew Rubenstein...
Donor's Legacy Helps Fulfill Ben Gurion's Dream
David Ben Gurion's hut at Sde Boker-the desert kibbutz where Israel's first prime minister retired-remains exactly as he left it at the time of his death in 1973...
Two amazing women; two amazing stories
Raya Cowan and May Mann may never have met, but the decisions they made during their lives are helping change the face of the Negev Desert after their deaths.
JNF's Record-Setting Campaign Thanks to Longtime Donors' Bequest
When John Boruchin was 12 years old, he attended a speech delivered by Zionist leader Ze'ev Jabotinsky. Inspired, he said then...
Jewish veterans of honor: West Point, WWII and a desk at the Pentagon
Irving Schoenberg grew up in St. Joseph, Missouri, born into a family with a strong love for the Jewish people and Israel. He had an interest in going to the military throughout high school...
Jewish veterans of honor: From WWII army medic to trial attorney, she always had a sense of humor
Dinah M. Selvin wore many hats during her 90 years, among them first lieutenant in the U.S. Army, physical therapist, public defender, and supporter of Jewish National Fund.
When Edmund Goulder traveled to Israel 30 years ago with his brothers, he never anticipated that the experience would leave him with a renewed excitement for the future of the Jewish homeland.
Shirley & Jack Liebowitz: Israel and Jewish National Fund's Super Heroes
Long after you are gone, will you be remembered? Many will certainly be remembered in the hearts and minds of their immediate family and loved...
Honoring a Grandfather, Supporting Israel, and Leaving a Lasting Legacy
Selma Gold Danz was born in 1918 in what was then known as the Arizona Territory. She began her career in the arts at age nine when she won a city-wide...
An Artist's Legacy of Love for the Land & People of Israel
Judy Guth is synonymous with passion. She lived a life that centered on her loves-Israel, art, animals, and the environment. Judy wrote...