Stories About Lasting Impact

The stories we share showcase our donors’ values in action. We’re proud to help our donors realize their values, goals and vision for a vibrant Jewish future for generations to come.

The Goldbergs: Past, Present and Future

The Goldbergs: Past, Present and Future

What type of world do we want to live in? Since getting married in 1990, Karen and Gerry Goldberg have lived by the principle, “let’s make the world better than we found it.” Today, they continue to...

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Legacy Continues for CBI Sisterhood

Legacy Continues for CBI Sisterhood

In the 1950s, the Sisterhood of Congregation Beth Israel (CBI) Judaica Shop was an active enterprise in the corner of the Temple lobby selling items to raise funds for the religious education for...

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Paying it Forward for Generations

Paying it Forward for Generations

Temkin Family Promises First Commitment to LIFE & LEGACY Program Gayle and Steve Temkin don’t remember a time when Jewish community wasn’t central to their lives. Judaism wasn’t just about...

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Family Philanthropy During the Pandemic

Family Philanthropy During the Pandemic

When the world seems chaotic, Sean White finds solace by looking at a photo of his grandmother making matzah balls. This is Sean’s most treasured memory of Miriam Toubman.  More than 30 years...

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Powerful Together: Addressing COVID-19

Powerful Together: Addressing COVID-19

We are always more powerful when we come together as a community to respond to a crisis. That’s why the Foundation and the Jewish Federation established the Jewish Hartford Rapid Relief and Recovery...

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Music Empowers Neighborhood Children

Music Empowers Neighborhood Children

Donor Advised Fund holders support Music Matters, a first of its kind program for underserved children in Hartford. Hosted the by Charter Oak Cultural Center’s Youth Institute, students in grades 4...

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JewGood Hartford Redefines Philanthropy

JewGood Hartford Redefines Philanthropy

Will millennials be the generation that redefines philanthropy? Studies show millennials want to be more experimental and data-driven in their giving, and more personally involved in addressing...

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Preserving Jewish History

Preserving Jewish History

How have the Jewish people survived for thousands of years? Dr. Jeffrey Rudikoff pondered this question 55 years ago after his first child was born. “With a tiny minority dispersed throughout the...

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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...

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Lillian Fund Inspires Giving and Action

Lillian Fund Inspires Giving and Action

Karen Binkhorst’s first gift to the Foundation’s Lillian Fund was in honor of her mother for Mother’s Day. “I made donations in my mother’s name for several years, but I wanted to be more involved...

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