Support Your Passion

Our Endowment funds support many different interests and causes. Consider making a contribution to one of them in memory or honor of someone or a special event or you could create your own fund.

Make it a family tradition for future generations to ensure that Jewish history and values are not forgotten. Our children will know what it means to be Jewish and take pride in our traditions. Pass on the legacy of those who came before us and help build a brighter future.

When you set up a Donor Advised Fund, you:

  • Support your philanthropic passion by recommending distributions to any Jewish or local non-Jewish charities
  • Qualify for an immediate income tax deduction
  • Honor your loved ones by setting up the fund in their name

Donor Advised Funds may be set up with a minimum amount of $5,000 and their use is restricted to specific purposes. Donors may make recommendations to distribute up to 50% of their fund balances each year to support 501(c)3 non-profit organizations which adhere to the general mission of the Foundation. All recommendations are subject to board approval. Contributions of any amount can always be made to any of Endowment funds.

The following funds have already been set up:

  • The Albert Family Fund
  • The Clara & Herman Blumenthal Fund
  • The Eugene H. Kaplan Fund
  • The Jane & Keith Mahler Fund
  • The Jane & Jason Salomon Fund
  • The Louis & Mary Shultz Fund
  • The Marjorie & Howard Drubner Fund
  • The Rapoport Family Fund for Community Relations
  • The William & Irma Lesser Family Fund

Designated Funds are set up for specific purposes with a minimum amount of $5,000.

The following funds have already been set up:

Campaign Support

• The David N. & S. Charlotte Walzer Fund was established to provide funds for the general purpose of the Federation.
• Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowment (PACE ) FUNDS

Camperships for Children

• The Charlotte and David Walzer Camping Fund provides assistance for camping programs of the Federation as well as camperships for the needy.
• The Joel I. Varnick fund provides assistance for Jewish overnight campaign and summer Jewish educational programs.

Cultural Programs

• The Doris and Joel Abramson Jewish Heritage Fund provides funding for programs of Jewish culture and education.
• The Fay and Max Katz Yom HaShoah Fund provides funding for the Federation’s annual Yom HaShoah observances.

Education Funds

• The William & Audrey Walzer Alef Bet Preschool Fund provides support for the Walzer Family Enrichment Center that provides funding for programs and activities for children and families.
• The Alan and Janet Hertzmark Scholarship Fund provides one scholarship to a Jewish resident in the state of CT for post-secondary school study for baccalaureate degrees based solely upon high academic achievement, in amounts up to $1,000 per year.
• The William Finkelstein College Scholarship Fund provides a need based 4 year scholarship of $3,000 per year.
• The Shobhna Shukla & Matthew Ginsburg Scholarship Fund was established to provide need based scholarships to residents of Waterbury for post-secondary school study at accredited institutions, on a non-discriminatory manner as to race or religion, in amounts up to $3,000 per year.
• The Ruth Kravitz Designated Fund was established to provide scholarships for higher education.

Social Service Support

• The Brownstein Jewish Family Service Fund, established by Jack & Edith Brownstein, provides funds for the Brownstein Jewish Family Service program of the Federation which provides information and referral services and the JFSCares fund to support families and individuals throughout Western CT.
• The Chevra Kadisha Fund, established by the transfer of the funds of Chevra Kadisha, provides Chevra Kadisha services and funerals for indigent Jews.
• The Karen Berland Memorial Fund, established by the parents of Karen Berland in her memory, provides a variety of social needs for children and parents.
• The Mazur-Swerdlick Fund, established by Sandra Mazur, provides gifts to needy children, as well as food for seders on holidays such as Chanukah, Passover and Rosh Hashanah.
• The Rabin Society Fund funds projects and programs for peaceful co-existence in the US, Israel, and around the world.
• The Shobhna Shukla & Matthew Ginsburg Food Bank Fund was established by Roger Shukla to provide quarterly distributions to the food banks in Waterbury.
• The Sophie, Joseph and Mark Brinker Fund was established to provide for the needs of the Federation and overseas needs.
• The Traurig Fund was established to provide for needy persons and cultural, educational, medical, religious or social service, non-profit organizations in the US.
• The Waterbury Hebrew Ladies Aid Society Fund provides Jewish a need as identified by the Brownstein Jewish Family Service program.
• The William Finkelstein, MD Fund for the Jewish Needy-provides for the health, welfare and maintenance of needy Jews and needy Jewish organizations in the area covered by the Federation with special emphasis on Jews residing in the City of Waterbury.

Scholarships to Israel

• The Liebeskind Israel Scholarship Funds provide scholarships to encourage people to travel to Israel.
• The William & Audrey Walzer Passport to Israel Fund provides scholarships for youth to travel to Israel.

Overseas Needs

• The Sarah and Szymon Cygielman Fund funds social programs for the needy in Israel through the Jewish Agency For Israel.
• The Sophie, Joseph and Mark Brinker Fund was partially established to provide for the dental needs of the indigent in Israel.
• The Zackin Family Fund, in memory of Louis and Dora Zackin, provides a perpetual gift to the Federation in support of its commitment to United Jewish Communities.

Maintenance Funds

• The Henrietta and Thelma Zackin B’nai Shalom Synagogue Fund for Building & Structural Maintenance provides help with the maintenance of B’nai Shalom Synagogue.
• The Zackin Family Gravesite Maintenance Fund, established by Henrietta and Thelma Zackin, provides for maintenance of Zackin Family cemetery plots.

Family Funds can be set up with less than $5,000 to honor a loved one or for a special purpose, but do not have recommendation privileges until they reach a value of $5,000, and are then entitled to the same privileges as a Donor Advised Fund.

The following funds have already been set up:

  • The Thelma Hahn Family Fund
  • The Lynn and Aaron Simon Family Fund

The Ruchman Family Fund

Tzedakah Funds are set up to educate young people in philanthropy. They may wish to contribute Bar/Bat Mitzvah gifts to their fund. When the fund reaches $750, the Tzedakah Sponsorship Fund of The Foundation makes a gift of $250 to their Fund. Thereafter, annual distributions may be recommended from the funds of up to 10 percent of the net value of the fund, with a minimum of $1,000 remain in the fund.

The following funds have already been set up:

  • The Elie Bashevkin-Bilmes TzedakahFund
  • The Jake Albert Tzedakah Fund
  • The Sarah Beth Albert Tzedakah Fund

Want to know more?

Find out how planned giving and legacy opportunities can work for you, your family, and your community.

Call Jade Stoltz, Executive Director, at 203-267-3177 x304.

All information received is held in strictest confidence.

Donor Advised Funds may be set up with a minimum amount of $5,000 and their use is restricted to specific purposes. Donors may make recommendations to distribute up to 50% of their fund balances each year to support 501(c)3 non-profit organizations which adhere to the general mission of the Foundation. All recommendations are subject to board approval. Contributions of any amount can always be made to any of Endowment funds.

The following funds have already been set up:

  • The Albert Family Fund
  • The Clara & Herman Blumenthal Fund
  • The Eugene H. Kaplan Fund
  • The Jane & Keith Mahler Fund
  • The Jane & Jason Salomon Fund
  • The Louis & Mary Shultz Fund
  • The Marjorie & Howard Drubner Fund
  • The Rapoport Family Fund for Community Relations
  • The William & Irma Lesser Family Fund

Designated Funds are set up for specific purposes with a minimum amount of $5,000.

The following funds have already been set up:

Campaign Support:

  • The David N. & S. Charlotte Walzer Fund was established to provide funds for the general purpose of the Federation.
  • Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowment (PACE ) FUNDS

Camperships for Children:

  • The Charlotte and David Walzer Camping Fund provides assistance for camping programs of the Federation as well as camperships for the needy.
  • The Joel I. Varnick fund provides assistance for Jewish overnight campaign and summer Jewish educational programs.

Cultural Programs:

  • The Doris and Joel Abramson Jewish Heritage Fund provides funding for programs of Jewish culture and education.
  • The Fay and Max Katz Yom HaShoah Fund provides funding for the Federation’s annual Yom HaShoah observances.

Education Funds:

  • The William & Audrey Walzer Alef Bet Preschool Fund provides support for the Walzer Family Enrichment Center that provides funding for programs and activities for children and families.
  • The Alan and Janet Hertzmark Scholarship Fund provides one scholarship to a Jewish resident in the state of CT for post-secondary school study for baccalaureate degrees based solely upon high academic achievement, in amounts up to $1,000 per year.
  • The William Finkelstein College Scholarship Fund provides a need based 4 year scholarship of $3,000 per year.
  • The Shobhna Shukla & Matthew Ginsburg Scholarship Fund was established to provide need based scholarships to residents of Waterbury for post-secondary school study at accredited institutions, on a non-discriminatory manner as to race or religion, in amounts up to $3,000 per year.
  • The Ruth Kravitz Designated Fund was established to provide scholarships for higher education.

Maintenance Funds:  

  • The Henrietta and Thelma Zackin B’nai Shalom Synagogue Fund for Building & Structural Maintenance provides help with the maintenance of B’nai Shalom Synagogue.
  • The Zackin Family Gravesite Maintenance Fund, established by Henrietta and Thelma Zackin, provides for maintenance of Zackin Family cemetery plots.

Overseas Needs:

  • The Sarah and Szymon Cygielman Fund funds social programs for the needy in Israel through the Jewish Agency For Israel.
  • The Sophie, Joseph and Mark Brinker Fund was partially established to provide for the dental needs of the indigent in Israel.
  • The Zackin Family Fund, in memory of Louis and Dora Zackin, provides a perpetual gift to the Federation in support of its commitment to United Jewish Communities.

Scholarships to Israel: 

  • The Liebeskind Israel Scholarship Funds provide scholarships to encourage people to travel to Israel.
  • The William & Audrey Walzer Passport to Israel Fund provides scholarships for youth to travel to Israel.

Social Service Support:  

  • The Brownstein Jewish Family Service Fund, established by Jack & Edith Brownstein, provides funds for the Brownstein Jewish Family Service program of the Federation which provides information and referral services and the JFSCares fund to support families and individuals throughout Western CT.
  • The Chevra Kadisha Fund, established by the transfer of the funds of Chevra Kadisha, provides Chevra Kadisha services and funerals for indigent Jews.
  • The Karen Berland Memorial Fund, established by the parents of Karen Berland in her memory, provides a variety of social needs for children and parents.
  • The Mazur-Swerdlick Fund, established by Sandra Mazur, provides gifts to needy children, as well as food for seders on holidays such as Chanukah, Passover and Rosh Hashanah.
  • The Rabin Society Fund funds projects and programs for peaceful co-existence in the US, Israel, and around the world.
  • The Shobhna Shukla & Matthew Ginsburg Food Bank Fund was established by Roger Shukla to provide quarterly distributions to the food banks in Waterbury.
  • The Sophie, Joseph and Mark Brinker Fund was established to provide for the needs of the Federation and overseas.
  • The Traurig Fund was established to provide for needy persons and cultural, educational, medical, religious or social service, non-profit organizations in the United States.
  • The Waterbury Hebrew Ladies Aid Society Fund provides Jewish a need as identified by the Brownstein Jewish Family Service program.
  • The William Finkelstein, MD Fund for the Jewish Needy-provides for the health, welfare and maintenance of needy Jews and needy Jewish organizations in the area covered by the Federation with special emphasis on Jews residing in the City of Waterbury.

Family Funds can be set up with less than $5,000 to honor a loved one or for a special purpose, but do not have recommendation privileges until they reach a value of $5,000, and are then entitled to the same privileges as a Donor Advised Fund.

The following funds have already been set up:

  • The Thelma Hahn Family Fund
  • The Lynn and Aaron Simon Family Fund
  • The Ruchman Family Fund

Tzedakah Funds are set up to educate young people in philanthropy. They may wish to contribute Bar/Bat Mitzvah gifts to their fund. When the fund reaches $750, the Tzedakah Sponsorship Fund of The Foundation makes a gift of $250 to their Fund. Thereafter, annual distributions may be recommended from the funds of up to 10 percent of the net value of the fund, with a minimum of $1,000 remain in the fund.

The following funds have already been set up:

  • The Elie Bashevkin-Bilmes TzedakahFund
  • The Jake Albert Tzedakah Fund
  • The Sarah Beth Albert Tzedakah Fund

Want to know more?

Find out how planned giving and legacy opportunities can work for you, your family, and your community.

Call Jade Stoltz, Executive Director, at 203-267-3177 x304.

All information received is held in strictest confidence.

Donor Advised Funds may be set up with a minimum amount of $5,000 and their use is restricted to specific purposes. Donors may make recommendations to distribute up to 50% of their fund balances each year to support 501(c)3 non-profit organizations which adhere to the general mission of the Foundation. All recommendations are subject to board approval. Contributions of any amount can always be made to any of Endowment funds.

  • The David N. & S. Charlotte Walzer Fund was established to provide funds for the general purpose of the
  • Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowment (PACE ) FUNDS
  • The Charlotte and David Walzer Camping Fund provides assistance for camping programs of the Federation as well as camperships for the
  • The Joel I. Varnick fund provides assistance for Jewish overnight campaign and summer Jewish educational programs.
  • The Doris and Joel Abramson Jewish Heritage Fund provides funding for programs of Jewish culture and
  • The Fay and Max Katz Yom HaShoah Fund provides funding for the Federation’s annual Yom HaShoah
  • The William & Audrey Walzer Alef Bet Preschool Fund provides support for the Walzer Family Enrichment Center that provides funding for programs and activities for children and families.
  • The Alan and Janet Hertzmark Scholarship Fund provides one scholarship to a Jewish resident in the state of CT for post-secondary school study for baccalaureate degrees based solely upon high academic achievement, in amounts up to $1,000 per
  • The William Finkelstein College Scholarship Fund provides a need based 4 year scholarship of $3,000 per
  • The Shobhna Shukla & Matthew Ginsburg Scholarship Fund was established to provide need based scholarships to residents of Waterbury for post-secondary school study at accredited institutions, on a non-discriminatory manner as to race or religion, in amounts up to $3,000 per
  • The Ruth Kravitz Designated Fund was established to provide scholarships for higher education.
  • The Henrietta and Thelma Zackin B’nai Shalom Synagogue Fund for Building & Structural Maintenance provides help with the maintenance of B’nai Shalom
  • The Zackin Family Gravesite Maintenance Fund, established by Henrietta and Thelma Zackin, provides for maintenance of Zackin Family cemetery
  • The Sarah and Szymon Cygielman Fund funds social programs for the needy in Israel through the Jewish Agency For Israel.
  • The Sophie, Joseph and Mark Brinker Fund was partially established to provide for the dental needs of the indigent in
  • The Zackin Family Fund, in memory of Louis and Dora Zackin, provides a perpetual gift to the Federation in support of its commitment to United Jewish
  • The Liebeskind Israel Scholarship Funds provide scholarships to encourage people to travel to Israel.
  • The William & Audrey Walzer Passport to Israel Fund provides scholarships for youth to travel to Israel.
  • The Brownstein Jewish Family Service Fund, established by Jack & Edith Brownstein, provides funds for the Brownstein Jewish Family Service program of the Federation which provides information and referral services and the JFSCares fund to support families and individuals throughout Western CT.
  • The Chevra Kadisha Fund, established by the transfer of the funds of Chevra Kadisha, provides Chevra Kadisha services and funerals for indigent
  • The Karen Berland Memorial Fund, established by the parents of Karen Berland in her memory, provides a variety of social needs for children and
  • The Mazur-Swerdlick Fund, established by Sandra Mazur, provides gifts to needy children, as well as food for seders on holidays such as Chanukah, Passover and Rosh Hashanah.
  • The Rabin Society Fund funds projects and programs for peaceful co-existence in the US, Israel, and around the
  • The Shobhna Shukla & Matthew Ginsburg Food Bank Fund was established by Roger Shukla to provide quarterly distributions to the food banks in
  • The Sophie, Joseph and Mark Brinker Fund was established to provide for the needs of the Federation and overseas
  • The Traurig Fund was established to provide for needy persons and cultural, educational, medical, religious or social service, non-profit organizations in the
  • The Waterbury Hebrew Ladies Aid Society Fund provides Jewish a need as identified by the Brownstein Jewish Family Service

The William Finkelstein, MD Fund for the Jewish Needy-provides for the health, welfare and maintenance of needy Jews and needy Jewish organizations in the area covered by the Federation with special emphasis on Jews residing in the City of Waterbury.

Family Funds can be set up with less than $5,000 to honor a loved one or for a special purpose, but do not have recommendation privileges until they reach a value of $5,000, and are then entitled to the same privileges as a Donor Advised Fund.

 

  • The Thelma Hahn Family Fund
  • The Lynn and Aaron Simon Family Fund
  • The Ruchman Family Fund

Tzedakah Funds are set up to educate young people in philanthropy. They may wish to contribute Bar/Bat Mitzvah gifts to their fund. When the fund reaches $750, the Tzedakah Sponsorship Fund of The Foundation makes a gift of $250 to their Fund. Thereafter, annual

 

distributions may be recommended from the funds of up to 10 percent of the net value of the fund, with a minimum of $1,000 remain in the fund.

 

  • The Elie Bashevkin-Bilmes TzedakahFund
  • The Jake Albert Tzedakah Fund
  • The Sarah Beth Albert Tzedakah Fund