By Norma Shirk
Five years ago, the local Jewish community began participating in an initiative, the Life & Legacy program, to ensure the future of Jewish Nashville. On June 8, 2022, the community will celebrate the successful conclusion of our fifth year of the Life & Legacy program. As a part of the celebration, the Jewish Federation is presenting From Treasure to Tzedakah.
Please join us on June 8th, from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm at Congregation Micah, preceding the Federation’s Annual Meeting which begins at 7:00 pm that same evening. (The event was rescheduled from April 14th, to avoid interfering with preparations for Passover.) This event is an opportunity for members of the community to learn more about the value of the non-cash assets they own. Appraisers will be on hand to provide non-binding estimates of the value of art, jewelry, watches, and sterling silver.
Life & Legacy assists communities across North America, through partnerships with Jewish Federations and Foundations, to promote after-lifetime giving to build endowments that will provide financial stability to Jewish day schools, synagogues, social service organizations, and other Jewish entities. In Nashville, our community has obtained commitments in excess of $22 million of which over $550,000 has already been paid to the designated organizations.
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