2024 Legacy Brunch

2024 Legacy Brunch
Jewish Community Foundation Director Erika Rimson welcomes donors attending the 2024 Legacy Celebration.

The JCC courtyard was abuzz with 75+ kibbitzing folks serenaded by the klezmer duo Di Kavene Kapelye on June 9th. The Jewish Community Foundation of NM hosted its annual Legacy Celebration brunch thanking donors for making endowment gifts or commitments through Life & Legacy. 

Life & Legacy, a program presented in partnership with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation since 2019, continues to deliver valuable resources to sustain Jewish NM: 

  • 340 legacy donors have made over 444 endowment pledges and gifts with total estimated value of $6.6 million. 
  • The Life & Legacy initiative has generated current gifts to organization endowment funds held at the Jewish Community Foundation of over $923,000. 

Participating organizations and programs include Congregations Albert, B’nai Israel, Nahalat Shalom, HaMakom, Temple Beth Shalom and Los Alamos Jewish Center, and the JCC, the Jewish Care Program, and the NM Jewish Historical Society.

Dan Newman, the Jewish Community Foundation’s board chair, and Executive Director Erika Rimson, shared that it is an honor and responsibility to embrace community and assure Jewish tomorrows in New Mexico.  

To learn more about the Life & Legacy program go to https://www.jcfnm.org/what-we-do/for-organizations#life-and-legacy

Some photos of the event

Erika Rimson, JCF Executive Director, addresses the large crowd. The notable hats in the foreground are sported by Rabbi Min and Dr. Marty Kantrowitz.
The Kofflers attend the brunch
Marc Wunder and Sara Koplik, Hillel at UNM Executive Director, pose for the camera at the brunch.

Community Supporters of the NM Jewish Journal include these advertisers:
Jewish Community Foundation of New Mexico
Congregation Albert
Jewish Community Center of Greater Albuquerque
The Institute for Tolerance Studies
Shabbat with Friends: Recapturing Together the Joy of Shabbat
Temple Beth Shalom

Event advertisers:
Academy of Jewish Learning at Congregation B'nai Israel
Jewish Federation of El Paso and Las Cruces

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