Life &Legacy Program

LIFE & LEGACY is a partnership of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester, Temple B'rith Kodesh and other synagogues and organizations that promotes after-lifetime giving to benefit Jewish entities.  Through training, support and monetary incentives LIFE & LEGACY motivates Jewish organizations to integrate legacy giving into their philanthropic culture in order to assure Jewish tomorrows. 
• To cultivate a culture of legacy giving. 
• To foster camaraderie and respect among Jewish organizations. 
• To give generous and forward-thinking members of the Jewish community an opportunity to express their passion, purpose and commitment to the future of Temple B'rith Kodesh and the community’s most valued Jewish organizations.
Click here to see more about supporingTBK through the Life & Legacy plan. 
In one way or another your life is rooted in Jewish experiences connecting you to the Jewish community. Chances are you already support Jewish charitable organizations, but have you included these organizations in your will or estate plan?  By leaving a legacy, you can assure that the traditions and institutions that mean so much to you today will exist for future generations. 
By making a legacy commitment you can:
• Convey your commitment to being Jewish.
• Express values instilled in you by your parents and grandparents.
• Perpetuate the Jewish traditions you cherish.
• Preserve the programs and services of Temple B'rith Kodesh and other 
organizations that support Jewish life in Rochester.
By making your legacy commitment now, or sharing with the community that you have already done so, those organizations to whom you make a legacy commitment have the opportunity to secure an incentive grant from the Grinspoon Foundation.
All of us, regardless of age, wealth or affiliation, have the ability to leave a legacy.
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 a particular organization or area of interest.
Leaving a legacy is simple.  Some options include:
Bequest in a will
Gift of Life Insurance
Gift of IRA or Pension Funds
Gift of cash or assets
Charitable Gift Annuity
Charitable Remainder Trust


Click here to download the Life & Legacy Letter of Intent
Return to:
TBK Life & Legacy
Temple B'rith Kodesh
2131 Elmwood Ave.
Rochester, NY  14618

For more information, contact TBK Executive Director Michael Yudelson by clicking here or call (585) 244-7060












Parashat Vayishlach
December 14, 2019

In this Torah portion, God tells Jacob to return home. Worried that his brother Esau will kill him, Jacob divides his clan into two camps, so at least some will survive in case of a fight. Jacob sleeps alone in the desert and is awoken by an angel who wrestles him through the night. Jacob survives and is blessed by the angel and renamed Israel. Jacob meets his brother and, surprisingly, they embrace. Dinah, Jacob’s daughter, is raped by Shekhem, who then proposes to Jacob that he marry her. Shimeon and Levi brutally murder Shekhem and his clan. Rachel has another child, whom she and Jacob name Benjamin