The Create a Jewish Legacy program represents a shared commitment by Greater Philadelphia’s synagogues, agencies and day schools to work together, under the leadership of the Jewish Federation, to secure a more vibrant Jewish future for our communities.


The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia partners with 21 local organizations to raise the Jewish community’s awareness about the importance of endowments for a stable financial future. The Jewish Federation works with these partners to develop legacy plans and goals. We provide ongoing coaching, create marketing materials and develop long-range legacy-building strategies.

Create a Jewish Legacy helps Jewish organizations in our community approach their donors for legacy gifts in order to ensure that their valuable work can continue long into the future. This collaborative endowment program enables donors to fulfill their philanthropic goals while strengthening our Jewish community by sustaining vital programs, services and institutions.


The following organizations are or have been Jewish Federation’s Create a Jewish Legacy partners. Please click on the name to learn more about each organization and its program.

Abramson Center for Jewish Life

Barrack Hebrew Academy

Boys Town Jerusalem

Congregation Beth Am Israel

Congregation B’Nai Jacob

Congregation Or Ami

Jewish Learning Venture

Jewish Relief Agency

HIAS Pennsylvania

Hillel of Greater Philadelphia

Kesher Israel Congregation

Kohelet Yeshiva High School

Main Line Reform Temple

Ohev Shalom of Bucks County

Ohev Shalom of Delaware County

Old York Road-Temple Beth Am

Congregation Rodeph Shalom

Torah Academy

Temple Brith Achim

Temple Sholom