Funding Educational Dreams

Funding Educational Dreams

Education was very important to Barbara and Leizor Kessel, so they created a scholarship fund to benefit Jewish students from Greater Hartford pursuing higher education. When they passed, the Kessels, who were both Holocaust survivors, left their condo, personal property and part of their estate to create the Leizor and Barbara Kessel Scholarship Fund.

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Endowing Social Services

Endowing Social Services

When Marlene Scharr’s youngest child was born with Down Syndrome, she thought about starting a group home for families who have members with intellectual challenges to celebrate Jewish traditions together. This initial vision inspired a gift in 1976 to the Foundation to establish the Jewish Association for Community Living (JCL) group homes in the Greater Hartford Jewish community.

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