Read Stories about Legacy Leaders from Congregation Kol Haverim 

Our Legacy donors care deeply about sustaining our vibrant Jewish community. That’s why they have promised after-life gifts to their favorite organizations and causes through JCF, including 14 partner organizations in our LIFE & LEGACY program. Each partner organization has a team of passionate people engaging donors in Legacy conversations throughout Greater Hartford.

We are pleased to share that all LIFE & LEGACY team members at Congregation Kol Haverim have made after-life commitments. Here are their stories about both leading and contributing to this enduring effort.

For more information about our LIFE & LEGACY program,
click here or contact Elana MacGilpin at emacgilpin@jcfhartford.org

Marla Perlstein – Legacy Story

Marla Perlstein – Legacy Story

I came from the small town of Lorain, Ohio.  We had one synagogue, so it was the center of Jewish life in Lorain. Young people spent a lot of time there and felt a part of the community. When I first married, I was looking for that feeling in a synagogue.  I...

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Harriet Cutler – Legacy Story

Harriet Cutler – Legacy Story

The Jewish Community of Greater Hartford and Congregation Kol Haverim are special to me for many reasons.  I joined Kehilat Chaverim in the late 1970s, helping “write” High Holiday services in the homes in the West End of Hartford.  During those early years,...

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Janice and Rich Hoff – Legacy Story

Janice and Rich Hoff – Legacy Story

Rich and I have been members of Congregation Kol Haverim (CKH) since 1986. At the time, our sons were 7 and 5 years old and we wanted them to have a Jewish education.  During those 36 years, CKH has been the foundation for many friendships and for my connection...

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Howie Breinan – Legacy Story

Howie Breinan – Legacy Story

I grew up in Glastonbury. My fondest memories are being a member of NUTSY (Temple Sinai, Newington) and one particularly fun sleepover down in the southwest corner of the state. Temple youth was so important to my son as well. Over the years, this Jewish community...

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Congregation Kol Haverim Legacy stories