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Established Named Funds

Often established in memory of a loved one or to commemorate a special occasion or call attention to a cause close to one’s heart, JFCS named funds are lasting tributes that provide critical services to the community – now and forever. Some donors have chosen to create Legacy of Loving Kindness pages, where they share more about their loved ones' lives. We have created links from this page to their stories.

Sam Abecassis Youth Scholarship Fund for San Francisco and Peninsula young people attending Jewish camps or other youth events.  Funded by the Vincent V.C. Woo Memorial Foundation and advised by Clara Abecassis and Joel Susal.

Abel & Co. Fund for senior services on the Peninsula.  Established by Reba Cohen in honor of her late father, Abe, and her mother, Belle.

Goldie & Jacob Abers Endowment Fund for use where most needed.

Jack & Hannah L. Abrams Endowment Fund for services for frail seniors.  Established by Norman and Maurna Abrams in loving memory of Norman’s parents, Jack and Hannah.

Byron Abramson Memorial Endowment Fund for Sonoma County services.  Established by Lois Abramson to lovingly honor the memory of her husband, Byron.

Barry & Evelyn Adler Fund for Volunteer Training.  Established in honor of JFCS employee Debbi Goodman to support those who volunteer with elderly and disabled JFCS clients.

Boris Albinder Memorial Fund for youth to pursue their personal passions.  Set up by Boris Albinder’s grieving friends and family. Read more about Boris Albinder.

Susan Alexander Endowment Fund for services where most needed.

George Altshuler Endowment Fund for Jewish Families.  Established by Michael Altshuler to celebrate his father’s 95th birthday. 

Lorna Altshuler Endowment Fund for use where most needed.

Bernice & Herbert Andron Scholarship Fund for youth.  Created through Bernice Andron’s generous bequest to JFCS.

Arend-Wilkins Memorial Endowment for youth education and to help others help themselves.  Established by Ruth and Lloyd Wilkins in memory of Mela, Egon, and Richard Arend, and Fern Wilkins.

Gita & Henry Baigelman Holocaust Education Fund.  Established by Riva and David Berelson in memory of Riva's parents, both Holocaust survivors, to increase tolerance and eliminate anti-Semitism.

Samuel & Elizabeth Bailey Fund for children and families in need.  Created by Allison Nelson and Tom Bailey in honor of their children, Sam and Ellie. Read more about the Baileys.

Adrianne & Leslie Bandar Endowment Fund for services where most needed.  Established by family and friends in loving memory of Les and Adrianne Bandar.

Barlow Family Fund for use where most needed.  Established in celebration of Hannah Barlow's Bat Mitzvah.

Alvin H. Baum Jr. Endowment Fund for use where most needed.

Col. Jack L. & Pauline Baum Memorial Endowment Fund for Dream House. Created by Michael and Robert Baum, and their wives, Prosper and Allison, to memorialize the brothers’ parents.

Lisa Bayne Astor Endowment Fund for use where most needed.

Sol A. Beadner, M.D. & Ruth Beadner Fund for use where most needed.  Established by sons Howard and Jay to ensure that their parents’ legacy of caring will live on.

Ann & Irwin Bear Endowment Fund for services where most needed.  Established by Ann Bear with gratitude to the staff of JFCS for their support.

Barry & Victoria Behr Scholarship Fund.  Established by the Behrs to provide important financial aid to college students, helping with expenses such as tuition, textbooks, and class materials and fees.

Allan Berenstein Endowment Fund for Seniors

Jean-Helios Bermingham & Sherman Winthrop Family Fund.  Created by JFCS board member Doug Winthrop and his wife, Yamilee Bermingham, in honor of their fathers.

Sidney Bernson Memorial Rental Assistance Fund for the homeless or those in danger of becoming so.  Founded by Jeanette Pickard in loving memory of her brother, Sidney Bernson. 

Bernstein Family Endowment Fund for emergency aid for families in crisis.  Established by Eve Bernstein in loving memory of her mother, Roslyn Blau.

Eve Bernstein & Alex Gersznowicz Fund for Senior Services

Bernstein/Gersznowicz Green Fund for Future Generations.  Established by Barbara and Barry Kay in honor of Eve Bernstein and Alex Gersznowicz.  

Doris Blinks & Dorothy Shapiro Fund for children.  Established by JFCS board member James Shapiro and his wife, Sally.

Robert Block Memorial Endowment Fund for services for people with HIV/AIDS and their families.  Established by Richard Boyle to honor his life partner and our JFCS colleague, Robert Block. Read more about Robert Block.

Doris Blum Endowment Fund for Holocaust Education.  Established by her family and friends in honor of Doris's 100th birthday.

Lucy & Herbert Blumenthal Homecare Fund for seniors.  Established by Lucy Blumenthal, friends, and family in loving tribute to her husband, Herbert.

Beverly Shirlee Zimmerman Bock Fund for Girls and Women at Risk.  Created by Robert Bock as a perpetual memorial to his beloved wife, Beverly. Read more about Beverly Shirlee Zimmerman Bock.

Irene W. Brauer Family Fund for seniors, Parents Place, and bereavement and healing services.  Created by Irene Brauer in celebration of her 90th birthday, and in commemoration of her years of devoted service to JFCS (October 1940-August 1944, and Summer 1961-November 1983).

Sara Brest Endowment Fund for needy families and children.  Established through a generous bequest to JFCS.

Jenna Hope Buckles Endowment Fund for children in need.  Established by Bambi and Brent Buckles in loving memory of their first child, who was stillborn.

Sam Budovsky Memorial Scholarship Fund for emigres.  Established by JFCS board member Luba Troyanovsky in loving memory of her husband.

Isaiah Buffett-Davis Memorial Fund to help women and families with at-risk pregnancies.  Established by Shelley Davis to memorialize her premature stillborn grandson, Isaiah, son of Wendy and Marc and brother of Maya. Read more about Isaiah Buffett-Davis.

Butrimovitz Family Endowment Fund for Jewish Education.  Established by Miriam and Jerry Butrimovitz to teach their children the importance of tzedakah and helping others.

Nathan Butrimovitz Tzedakah and Mitzvot Teaching Fund for training and curriculum enhancement for educators working in traditional Jewish teaching environments.  Established by Miriam, Jerry, Ilana, and Matthew Butrimovitz.

Alice Calder Memorial Fund for use where most needed.  Created by Marin resident C. Roy Calder in loving memory of his wife, Alice. 

Vivienne S. Camp Scholarship Fund

Albert & Victoria Carsen & Etta Singer Memorial Fund for senior services.  Founded by Susan Carsen to memorialize her parents, Albert and Victoria, and her maternal grandmother, Etta Singer. Read more about Albert and Victoria Carsen and Etta Singer.

Helene H. Catz Endowment Fund for at-risk women in the South Peninsula area.  Created by Helene Catz.

Jerome & Sylvia Cherin Endowment Fund to Help Individuals and Families in Need.  Established by Cherin Jones and Lou Cherin, using a generous bequest from their relatives, Jerome and Sylvia Cherin.

Theodore & Trudy Cherin Endowment Fund for adoption services.  Established by Jerilyn Gilbert in memory of her parents, Theodore and Trudy Cherin.

David, Nancy & Liza Cherney Scholarship Fund for young women.  Established to celebrate Nancy Cherney’s adult Bat Mitzvah.

Circle of Life Endowment Fund for palliative and end of life care.  Collectively established by caring volunteers in JFCS' Palliative and End of Life Care program, as well as staff and others who recognize the important role that this program serves for those at the end of their lives, and for their friends and families.

Clarence & Suzanne Claugus Family Fund to prevent isolation and assist those faced with personal crisis.  Created by Mary Claugus in loving memory of her mother and  father.

William K. Coblentz Memorial Endowment Fund for services where most needed.  Established in memory of Bill Coblentz.

Lillian Cohen Endowment Fund for use where most needed.  Established by Elizabeth and Joe Lichy to memorialize Elizabeth’s remarkable grandmother.

Ruth Cohen Memorial Endowment Fund for Palliative and End of Life Care.  Created by JFCS board treasurer Mark Menell and his wife, Alisa, in loving memory of Mark's grandmother, Ruth Cohen.

Sylvan & Alice Cohen Philanthropic Fund for educational services for children and adolescents.  Established through a bequest to JFCS.

Gary, Holly & Erica Cohn Endowment Fund for services where most needed.

Harry Cohn Family Endowment Fund for newly arrived emigres.

Ruth & Ben Colloff Outreach Fund for Adolescents and College Students to help young people build strong Jewish identities.  Established by Dr. Colloff to perpetuate his and his wife’s lifelong values.

Leah & George Colton Endowment Fund for use where most needed.  Established to celebrate Leah’s 90th birthday.

Roselyn & David Copans Memorial Fund for services where most needed.  Founded by Joan Benjamin in loving memory of her parents.

Valerie & Paul Crane Dorfman Endowment Fund for use where most needed.  

The Damensztein Family Fund for Holocaust survivors.  Established by Al and Denise Schwarzbach in loving memory of Denise’s sister and other family members who perished in the Holocaust.

Esther Wollner Daniel Endowed Fund for essential services for older people in need.  Established by Esther Wollner Daniel to perpetuate her family’s name and good works.

Leonie J. Darwin & Jay A. Darwin Endowment Fund for educational purposes, including Holocaust education.

Davis Family Fund for individuals with life-threatening or chronic illness and their families.  Established by Sue and Larry Davis.

Max & Marie de Hes Endowment Fund for use where most needed.  Created by a donor who chooses to remain anonymous.

DeHovitz-Senturia Campership Fund.  Established by Ruth and Bernard DeHovitz in loving memory of Ruth’s parents, Maurice Senturia and Esther Senturia Sentner.

Zeldah Demont Memorial Fund for children affected by homelessness or domestic violence.  Funded by a bequest from Dawn Levine and named for her mother.

Dollinger Family Fund for use where most needed.  Created by Marc and Marci Dollinger in celebration of their tenth wedding anniversary. Read more about the Dollingers.

Don Dorsey Family Fund for use where most needed.  Founded by Julie Dorsey and Daniel Leemon to memorialize Julie’s father, the last male in his family line.

Dusedau Sklar Endowment Fund for use where most needed.  Established by JFCS' CFO Marga Dusedau and her husband, David Sklar.

Joan Eichler Continuity Fund for emergency assistance for needy and disabled elderly.

Ellyn, Howard & Laura's Food Services Fund for the needy. Created by Pauline and Jerome Svigals created their third named continuity fund at JFCS in honor of Ellyn Ingalls, Howard Svigals, and Laura Brodsky.  Their gift, which was matched as part of the lamed vavnik (righteous persons) challenge, ensures that people in need will receive home-delivered and nutritious groceries and prepared meals, now and in the years to come.

Nancy B. Epstein Endowment Fund for palliative and end-of-life care.

Extend Our Happiness Fund for services for people with eating disorders.  Established by Joan Barnes. Read more about Joan Barnes.

Elsie Ezekiel Memorial Scholarship Fund for students at Jewish day or high schools.  Founded by brothers Sol, Dan, and Ron Ezekiel and added to by other nephews and nieces in memory of their beloved aunt. Read more about Elsie Ezekiel.

Barbara & Jeffrey Farber Family Endowment Fund for use where most needed.  

Regina & Allen A. Feitelberg Endowment Fund for use where most needed.  Established in celebration of Regina and Allen Feitelberg’s 50th wedding anniversary.

Sid Fishbein Endowment Fund for use where most needed.  Established by donors who wish to remain anonymous.

Fisher Family Fund for use where most needed.  Created by an anonymous donor “in recognition of the valuable work” JFCS undertakes on behalf of the community and to honor her immediate family.

Godfry & Dora Fisher Fund for use where most needed.  Funded by a generous bequest from Alfred and Rosetta Fisher.

Martin Fleishman Endowment Fund for services where most needed 

Rube Robert Fogel Loan Fund for personal, business, and educational loans.

Muriel & Clyde Fox Home Care for Elderly Fund

Thomas R. Fox & Elaine Benoit-Fox Endowment Fund for use where most needed.

Donna & Michael Franzblau Continuity Fund for use where most needed.  Established by their children, David, Deborah, and Beth, to honor their parents for setting such a positive example of supporting the Jewish community.

Lillian E. Fried Scholarship Fund for deserving women.

Joseph & Rita Friedman Family Fund for children and families.  Established by JFCS executive director Dr. Anita Friedman and her husband, Igor Tartakovsky, in loving memory of Anita’s parents, after whom the fund is named, and in honor of their three sons, Joseph, Adam, and Aaron.

Phyllis Friedman Endowment Fund for Children and Families.  Founded by Phyllis Friedman, daughter of JFCS' first woman president, Eleanor Haas Koshland.

Seymour & Frances Friedman Endowment Fund for Peninsula children and young adults with disabilities.  Created by Ellen and Mike Turbow in loving honor of Ellen’s parents. 

Norbert & Charlotte Friedmann Family Fund for scholarships for Jewish students.  Created by Joyce and Herb Lakritz in honor of the 90th birthday of Joyce’s father, Norbert, director of JFCS’ Utility Workshop for many years, and in loving memory of her mother.

Janie & Don Friend Family Fund for use where most needed.

Michelle & Robert Friend Endowment Fund for use where most needed.

Linda & Sanford Gallanter Endowment Fund for use where most needed.

Mary Gamburg Endowed Fund for use where most needed.

Lynn & Claude Ganz Family Fund for use where most needed.

Gelburd-Parish Fund for use where most needed.  Established as a lasting legacy by JFCS board treasurer Paul Gelburd and his wife, Diane Parish.

Sam & Celia German Endowment Fund for Sonoma County Services.  Established by Ellen and Mike Mundell and Ellen’s parents, William and Gertrude German, in loving memory of Ellen’s grandparents, Sam and Celia German.

Shoshana & Martin Gerstel Endowment Fund for Needy Elderly

Rosalie & Harold Gevertz Endowment Fund for senior services.  Established by their friends and family in celebration of Rosalie and Harold Gevertz’s 50th wedding anniversary.

Gherman Family Fund for Children’s Services.  Established by Beverly and Charles Gherman in loving memory of their parents, Bertha and Michael Gherman and Pearl and Leon Isenberg, and in honor of their children and grandchildren.

Sarah Lee & Richard Gilman Memorial Fund for Parents Place.  Established by Cindy Gilman Redburn and Dr. John Gilman in loving memory of their parents.

Ginstling/Ginsling Family of Wilna Fund for emigre assistance.  Established by Allen Ginsling to commemorate his family and his heritage.

Joanne Yawitz Godino Endowment Fund for use where most needed.

Jeri & Fred Goldberg Endowment Fund for Needy Children and Seniors 

Nancy & Larry Goldberg Changing Laws, Changing Lives Endowment Fund for public policy advocacy.  Originally established in admiration of Nancy's leadership at the local, state, and national levels. Nancy added her beloved husband's name to the fund after his passing to reflect their joint commitment to community advocacy.

Janet Lynn Goldenberg Fund for palliative and end-of-life care for San Francisco residents.  Created by Nik Mistler in loving memory of his wife, friend, and teacher, Janet.

Robert, Rebecca & Lily Goldman Relief Fund.  Founded by former JFCS board member Rob Goldman so that he and his daughters, Rebecca and Lily, can share in the decision-making about their family’s tzedakah.

Goldstein Family Fund for use where most needed.  Created by Cathy and Philip Goldstein and their children, Ari, Hallie, and Noah.

David & Marie Goldstein Fund for at-risk children.  Established by David Goldstein to give back to the community that helped him as a child when he was cared for at the Pacific Hebrew Orphan Asylum and later Homewood Terrace.

Charles & Arlene Gopen Endowment Fund for use where most needed.  Initially established by Arlene Gopen as a loving memorial to her husband and the father of their three children, Shaina, Gabe, and Josh.  Subsequently added to by the family as a loving memorial to Arlene.

Siva Gordon & Jerenke Gordon Endowment Fund for those who were traumatized as children.  Created by Gerald Knopoff in loving memory of his grandmother, Siva Gordon.

Solomon & Miriam Grabstein Memorial Endowment Fund for kosher meals for seniors.  Founded by Stephen Grabstein in loving honor of his grandparents. 

Lillian & Al Graf Memorial Endowment Fund for Dream House.  Initially established by Carolyn Kertz in loving memory of her mother, Lillian, and subsequently her father, Al. Read more about Lillian and Al Graf.

Frances & William Green Endowment Fund for Seniors.

Bernard (Bernie) & Sharon Gordon Greer Family Endowment Fund for frail elderly.

Judy & Gary Grossman Fund for families with elementary-school-age children in crisis.  Established by Loans and Grants Committee member Judy Grossman and her husband, Gary.

Grunfeld Family Fund for Children’s Services.  Gay Danforth and JFCS board member Carl Grunfeld celebrated their wedding by establishing this named continuity fund.

Miriam S. Grunfeld Scholarship Fund for youth.  Established in loving memory of former JFCS board member Miriam S. Grunfeld by her husband, Carl, her parents, Albert and Janet Schultz, and her many friends.

Miriam Schultz Grunfeld Professional Building Endowment Fund.  Established by Janet and Albert Schultz in memory of their beloved daughter.

Lorraine & Bob Guggenheim Senior Assistance Endowment Fund for needy elderly.

Frank & Emile Harrosh Endowment Fund for use where most needed.  Established by Emile Harrosh to help others live the best lives possible.

Henken/Kamph Family Fund for cultural, sports, and entertainment activities for seniors.  Established by Deborah Henken and her husband, Martin Kamph.

Eve & Vernon Heyman Endowment Fund for services where most needed.

Gerhard & Anneliese Hirschfeld Endowment Fund for use where most needed.  Created by JFCS staff member Betty Hirschfeld to lovingly memorialize her father and stepmother.

Deborah & Craig Hoffman Family Endowment Fund for Dream House and emergency aid.

Marian Huret Fund to Help Young Women Start Their Careers.  Founded by former board member Judy Huret, her husband, Bob, and other family members to memorialize Bob’s mother. Read more about Marian Huret.

Huret-Dulski-Op den Kamp Family Fund to Help Older Adults Maintain Independent Living.  Established by Judy and Bob Huret, whose parents, Ellen and Aaron Spector and Marian and Harry Huret, were able to remain in their own homes as they aged, as well as by their daughters and sons-in-law. Read more about the Hurets, Spectors, Dulskis, and Op den Kamps.

Barbara & Bill Isackson Endowment Fund for use where most needed.  Established by Barbara and Bill Isackson’s children – Rob, Bruce, Lynn and Karen – as a loving tribute on their parents’ 40th wedding anniversary.

2012 Israel Delegation Endowment Fund for Senior Services.  Created by JFCS' Seniors At Home staff who had the opportuntiy to travel to Israel to share best practices and policies with their professional peers there.

Leroy, Dorothy W., Ann & Betty Tufo Izen Endowment Fund for children’s services.  Established by Leroy Izen in loving memory of his wives, Dorothy and Betty, and his mother, Ann.

Marsha & Donald Jacobs Family Fund for Sonoma County services.

Marsha & Don Jacobs Family Scholarship Fund for study in a health care field.

R. L. Jacobs Endowment Fund for use where most needed.

JFCS Israel Scholarship Fund.  Established through a bequest made by Margaret Fischer in memory of her husband, John, and his parents, Bela and Vilma Fischer.

The JIMMY Fund for children’s services in Marin County and where most needed.  Established by Barbara and Scott Waxman and named in honor of their two older children, Jill and Mitchell.

Rachel Miriam Julius Memorial Fund for young women struggling with substance abuse.  Established in loving memory of Rachel by her family and friends.

Ronald N. Kahn & Julia T. Rowe Endowment Fund for emigres in San Francisco and Sonoma County.

Kalinowski Family Fund for women and children who have suffered domestic violence.  Established by former JFCS board member Linda Kalinowski and her husband, Tom. Read more about the Kalinowskis.
 
Kaminer Family Fund for Jewish camperships. Established by Ruth Kaminer.

Kao/Susal Fund for California clients of JFCS’ Adoption Connection.  Funded by the Vincent V.C. Woo Memorial Foundation and advised by Yvonne Kao and Saul Susal.

Elaine & Michael Kaplan Family Endowment Fund for Dream House.  Established by JFCS vice president Michael J. Kaplan and his wife, Elaine.

Rachel Kaplan Memorial Endowment Fund for senior services.  Created by Dr. Selna Kaplan in loving memory of her mother.

Karen Katz Endowment Fund for use where most needed.  Established by former JFCS board member Karen Katz. 

Golda & Harold J. Kaufman Endowment Fund for use where most needed.  Established by Golda Kaufman, her family, and friends in loving memory of her husband, Harold.

Margaret Kaufman Family Fund for use where most needed.

Kay Family Endowment Fund for use where most needed.  Established by JFCS board member Scott Kay and his wife, Debbie.

Kay Family Marin Outreach Fund.  Founded by former board member Barbara Kay, her husband, Barry, and their daughters, Julie and Jenna, to heighten JFCS’ visibility in Marin. Read more about the Kays.

Sidney & Rae Keiles Endowment Fund for children and single-parent families in crisis.  Established by Marlene Keiles Carteris in memory of her parents, Rae and Sidney, and in honor of her children, Gabrielle and Jim, and their children.

Bernard & Elsie Kernfeld Endowment Fund for services for at-risk children.  Established by Bernard Kernfeld as a perpetual and loving tribute to the memory of his wife, Elsie.

Anita & Victor Keyak Endowment Fund for use where most needed.

Vera & Leo Kiachko Memorial Fund for Seniors.  Created by Vera and Leo's son, David Kiachko, in loving memory of his parents.

King Abramson Family Endowment Fund for emergency family services.  Established by Julie King and Don Abramson.

Elliot Klein Memorial Endowment Fund for use where most needed.  Established in loving memory of Elliot, a former member of the JFCS staff, by his many friends.

Klein Susal Fund for comprehensive social services for at-risk children and youth.  Funded by the Vincent V.C. Woo Memorial Foundation and advised by Sharon and Ron Klein

Knobbe Family Fund for use where most needed.  Created by Persis Knobbe in honor of her beloved husband, Harold.

Felix Kolb, M.D. Medical Assistance Fund for children and adults in need.  Founded by JFCS board member Susan Kolb, as well as friends and family, in loving memory of her husband, Felix.

Merle & William Konigsberg Birthday and Special Occasion Fund for Underprivileged Children.  Established by Merle Konigsberg on her 75th birthday in loving memory of her husband, William.

Joseph Kornfeld Fund for Emotionally Disturbed Children.  Established through a generous bequest left to JFCS.

Labè-Pollak Endowment Fund for Senior Services.  Established by Arnette Labè Stark to support ongoing education programs for JFCS’ Seniors•At•Home staff, who use this additional training to help Jewish elderly live more fulfilling, independent lives.
 
Joyce & Ernest Lampert Endowment Fund for homecare for seniors.  Established by Joyce and Ernest Lampert in memory of their beloved parents, Freda and Max Steinberg and Bella and Ben Lampert. Read more about Joyce and Ernest Lampert.

Paula Lang Fund for Single Parent Families.  Established and named in memory of her dear friend, Paula Lang, by Dorothy Vogel.

Albert Leaver Fund for use where most needed.

Benjamin & Elizabeth Leavitt Fund for Russian emigres.  Established by former JFCS board member Barbara Kay and her husband, Barry, in loving memory of Barbara’s mother and Russian-born father. Read more about Benjamin and Elizabeth Leavitt

Muriel Lerner Leff Fund for use where most needed.  Established by Alexander Leff in memory of his mother, who was a JFCS staff member in the late 1940s and then a member of our board in the 1960s.

Muriel & Sanford Leland Endowment Fund for needy elderly.  Established by the Lelands in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary.

Let Them Eat Bread Fund for JFCS' food programs.  Founded by Jim Blattner, a long-time JFCS Chicken Souper volunteer.

Tommy & Esther S. Leung Family Fund for senior services.  Created by JFCS Finance Department employee Davis Leung in honor of his mother’s birthday and in memory of his father.

Fred M. & Nancy Livingston Levin Fund for Adults with Disabilities.

Terry & John Levin Endowed Fund for Persons with Disabilities.  Established by John and Terry Levin in loving memory of John’s mother, Helen.

JoAnne & Jesse M. Levy Endowment Fund for Dream House residents.  Established by former board member JoAnne Levy and her husband, Jesse, in honor of JoAnne’s mother, Anne Smolensky Jermane, and her grandmother, Rose Weiman Smolensky.

The LGBT Fund to endow JFCS’ LGBT program.  Created by former JFCS board member Marion Weinreb in memory of Stephen Perger and Donald Yaquinto. Read more about the LGBT Fund.

Lucille & Henry Libicki Endowment Fund for use where most needed.  Established in honor of the birth of Lucille and Henry Libicki’s eighth grandchild, Jacob Pascal.

David Lichy Memorial Endowment Fund for children and adolescents.  Created by Elizabeth and Joe Lichy in loving memory of their nephew, David.

Fred Liebscher Memorial Fund for use where most needed.  Funded through a generous bequest left to JFCS in appreciation of the care he and his sister once received at Homewood Terrace.

Sid and & Gerry Lipton Family Fund for Sonoma County services.

Sharon L. Litsky & John F. Sampson Fund for At-Risk Youth

Eric & Greta Livingston Family Fund for San Francisco services.

Eva Chernov Lokey Endowment Fund for needy children and families.

Ernest & Margaret Lovinger Endowment Fund for needy children and families.

William Lowenberg Speakers Bureau for Holocaust Education Fund.  Established in loving memory of Bill Lowenberg by his family and many friends to support the educational programs of JFCS' Holocaust Center, including the Speakers Bureau that Bill actively participated in.

Anna & Alexander S. Lushtak Endowment Fund for emigre emergency family assistance.

Maibach Family Fund for At-Risk Youth.  Established by Siesel and Howard Maibach.

Maier Family Endowment Fund for services where most needed.  Established by Melanie and Peter Maier.

Maisel Currens Family Fund for use where most needed. Created by JFCS board member Jan Maisel and Doug Currens in honor of their son Ethan’s graduation from high school.

George & Lois Maisels Perpetual Endowment Fund.  Proceeds from the Maisels trust will benefit children, victims of abuse, seniors, emigres, and those in need of emergency assistance now and for generations to come.

Mae Mandl Scholarship Fund for young students to visit Israel.  Established by Mae Mandl, who worked for 32 years in JFCS’ accounting department, in loving memory of her husband, Max, and her parents and two sisters, victims of Hitler’s regime. Read more about Mae Mandl.

Mausner Family Care and Share Emergency Assistance Fund.  Created by former JFCS board member Gina Mausner, her husband, Ian, and their children. 

Max & Jacob’s Toy and Food Fund for Russian emigres.  Established with help from their mother, former JFCS board member Marion Weinreb, to brighten the lives of other children. Read more about Marion Weinreb and her two sons, Max and Jacob.

Mendel Family Fund for use where most needed.  Established by Peninsula residents Holly and David Mendel.

Stephanie & John Mendel Fund for use where most needed.  Established by Stephanie Mendel in loving memory of her husband, John.

Phyllis & Howard Menell Endowment Fund for use where most needed.  Founded by JFCS board treasurer, Mark Menell.

Sonya Triwasch Menzel Remembrance Fund for use where most needed.  Created by former JFCS Director of Development Eden Allswang Bruner in loving memory of her grandmother, a Holocaust survivor from Poland.

Daniel Meyerson Chanukah Fund for use where most needed.  Established by George Monds in honor and admiration of his friend, Daniel Meyerson.

Sam & Margaret Miller Memorial Endowment Fund for use where most needed.  Founded by Marilyn and Harry Nebenzahl in loving memory of Marilyn’s parents.

Olivia Mitchel Tzedakah Box for use where most needed.  Established by Olivia Mitchel and her parents, Nancy Marks and Steve Mitchel, in celebration of her upcoming Bat Mitzvah.

Madeline & Walter Moldawer Continuity Fund for needy seniors.  Created by Madeline Moldawer to memorialize Walter, her beloved husband of 53 years.

Marc H. Monheimer & Louise Frankel Stoll Endowment Fund for Immigrant Assistance

Lillian & Harold Moose Jr. Endowment Fund for Helping People to Help Themselves

Anna W. & Paul L. Moskowitz Peninsula Senior Services Endowment Fund for frail elderly.  Established by Bernis Kretchmar in loving memory of her parents, Anna and Paul Moskowitz.

Judith Moss Endowment Fund for young people.

Judy & Jay Nadel Endowment Fund for use where most needed.

Diane & Robert Neuhaus Endowment Fund for Marin and Sonoma seniors.

No One Can Ever Steal Your Rainbow Fund for self-expression and healing.  Barbara Meislin’s third named continuity fund at JFCS.

Maria & Ruben Nordson Fund for use where most needed.

John & Barbara Osterweis Family Fund for use where most needed.

Lillian Patraka Endowment Fund for Senior Home and Health Care Assistance in San Francisco and Sonoma County.  Founded by Jody Patraka.

Joseph & Eda Pell Fund for Children at Risk to provide perpetual and comprehensive social services.

Perlman Endowment Fund for Peninsula senior services.  Established by Adele S. Perlman.

Phoenix Fund to help seniors maintain independence.  The lamed vavnik (righteous person) who established this named continuity fund prefers to remain anonymous.

Robert & Jeanette Pickard Memorial Rental Assistance Fund to alleviate the threat of homelessness.  Founded by Judy and Harry Cohn to lovingly memorialize Judy’s parents, Jeanette and Robert Pickard.

Carol Robbins Platner L’Chaim Fund for women and children in crisis.  Created in celebration of Carol Robbins Platner’s 50th birthday by her brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Sheri Robbins.

Steven & Emily Polkow Family Fund for youth and elderly.  Established by Steven Polkow and his daughter Emily in loving memory of “Grandma Fay.”

Preisler Shorenstein Institute for Holocaust Education Endowment Fund for youth.  Created by Lydia and Doug Shorenstein in memory of Lydia's father, Simon Preisler, a Holocaust survivor.

Pugash Family Fund for use where most needed.  Established by Stephanie and James Pugash in memory of Abram Pugash and in honor of Ruth Pugash.

Purple Lady Fund for bereavement and end-of-life support.  Barbara Meislin’s second named continuity fund at JFCS.

Alan Raas Staff Training Endowment Fund.  Established by colleagues and friends in honor of Alan Raas, former director of  our agency’s South Peninsula branch, when he retired from JFCS.

Rabin Family Memorial Fund for use where most needed.  Set up by JFCS volunteer Dick Rabin in loving honor of his mother, Anne Simon Rabin, and his sister, Cathy. Read more about Anne Simon Rabin and Cathy Rabin.

Irving & Varda Rabin Fund for services where most needed.

Benjamin & Lillian Rambach Endowment Fund for emigres and others starting their lives anew.  Established by Carole and Marvin Breen in loving memory of Carole’s mother, Lillian, and in honor of her father, Benjamin.

Amy G. Rassen Staff Training Endowment Fund.  Set up in recognition of former associate executive director Amy Rassen’s 29 years of service to JFCS and the community by friends and colleagues.

Jacob Rassen Memorial Scholarship Fund for study in Israel.  Established in memory of Yiddish scholar Jacob Rassen by his loving family, Goldie Rassen, Jacob Hiatt, and Joshua and Amy Rassen.

Miki Amelia Rayant Children's Fund.  Established by Kathy Fields-Rayant and Garry Rayant in honor of Garry's mother Miki's 95th birthday.

Reback & Goldberg Family Fund for use where most needed.  Established by  board vice president Nancy Goldberg and her husband, Larry, in honor of Nancy’s mother, Sylvia Reback, who helped found JFCS’ Parents Place resource center.

William Regan & Harry Pollak Endowment Fund for transportation and other services for seniors.  Twice a widow, Ethel Regan established this fund in memory of both of her husbands, William Regan and Harry Pollak.

Remak-Mosenthal Endowment Fund for use where most needed.  Established by Joyce and William Remak in memory of Joyce’s parents, William and Anne Mosenthal.

Rifkind Family Fund for Marin Services.  A named continuity fund established by Joyce and Gary Rifkind.

Harry & Lee Ann Rinsky Endowment Fund for seniors and scholarships.  Grantors Art and Sue Rinsky used a bequest from his parents to establish this named continuity fund in their memory.

F.W.C. Rivka Peninsula Seniors Fund.  Pauline and Jerome Svigals’ second named continuity fund at JFCS demonstrates their deep philanthropic commitment to the community.

Robbins Family Endowment Fund for use where most needed.  Established by Sheri and Paul Robbins.

Douglas C. Roberts Memorial Fund for use where most needed.  Established in loving memory of Doug Roberts, long-time JFCS board member and volunteer, by his family and friends.

Gertrude & Al A. Roberts Endowment Fund for children’s services.  Originally established by Gertrude Roberts, Kathy and Don Williams, Tracy Stettner, and other family members and friends to memorialize Alex Roberts.  The fund's name was changed to include his wife, Gertrude, when she passed away nearly a decade later.

Martha & Milton Rosenberg Family Endowment Fund for services where most needed.

Gerald Rosenstein Endowment Fund for use where most needed.

Tillie Rosner Endowment Fund for home care for frail elderly.  Established by Bob Rosner and his wife, Julie Goldman, in loving memory of Bob’s aunt, Tillie Rosner.

Auntie Irene Hannah Rubens Girls Can Be Anything Fund.  Established by Barbara Meislin as a tribute in loving memory of her aunt, Irene Hannah Rubens. Read more about Irene Hannah Rubens.

Helen Rubin Memorial Fund for services where most needed.  Established in loving memory of his wife, Helen, by Bernard ("Bud") Rubin.

Rubin-Siegel Family Endowment Fund for emigre children and youth.  Established in memory of Walter Rubin, beloved father and life partner, by Cindy Rubin, Jody Rubin-Turkus, and Sue Siegel.

Nadine & Oscar Rushakoff Endowment Fund for emergency assistance.  Established in celebration of Nadine and Oscar Rushakoff’s 50th wedding anniversary.

Sylvia & Jerry Salomon Fund for Frail Elderly.  Established in loving memory of the Salomons’ parents, Myrtle and Melville Salomon and Gertrude and Robert Mills.

Susan & Joel Saltzburg Endowment Fund for senior services.  Created by Michael Altshuler in honor of his sister and her husband.

Joseph & Norma Satten Endowment Fund for long-term care of the frail and needy.  Originally established by former board member Norma Satten and her husband, Joseph, in loving memory of Norma’s parents, Belle Lubart Goldstein and Herman Goldstein.  Its purpose was amended in loving memory of Norma by Joseph in Spring 2011.

Dorothy R. Saxe Fund for Children and Families in Need.  Established in 1996 by George Saxe as a birthday gift in honor of his wife, Dorothy.

Leonard Schiff Memorial Fund for low-income seniors in Marin County.  Established by JFCS staff member Bonni Schiff and her husband, Steve, to memorialize Steve’s father. 

Schloss Family Endowment Fund for use where most needed.  Created by JFCS board member and former president Harvey Schloss and his wife, Andrea.

Norman & Adrienne Schlossberg Fund for camperships for at-risk youth.  Established in respectful honor of Dr. Raquel Newman, JFCS’ board president, who understands the importance of leaving a legacy for future generations.

Lori Ann Schwab Memorial Fund for Dream House.  Established by her parents, Lisbeth and Douglas Schwab, and her sister, Susan, to create a lasting legacy in Lori’s memory.

Max & Barbara Schwartz Memorial Fund for Sonoma services.  Created by Marnie Schwartz in her parents’ honor.

The Schwarzbach Family Fund to Assist Needy Families With Children in Crisis.  A second named continuity fund established by Al and Denise Schwarzbach in loving memory of Al’s parents and sisters, Grace and Cynthia.

Elsie A. Seff Endowment Fund for families.  Established by James Seff with funds from his mother’s bequest to JFCS and memorial gifts made in her honor from family and friends.

Segal Family Memorial Fund for Holocaust survivors.  Established by former board member Marion Weinreb to honor the memory of her mother’s family, all of whom perished in the Holocaust. Read more about the Segal family and Marion's mother, Dina.

Richard Segal & Dorothy Connelly Endowment Fund for use where most needed.

Moses & Henrietta Selig Scholarship Fund for college study.  Established through a bequest left to JFCS by Ira S. Solomon and named in loving memory of his maternal grandparents, Moses and Henrietta Selig.

Richard Selig Jr. Fund for use where most needed.  Created by Richard Selig to honor the memories of his parents, Richard Selig Sr. and Dorothy Jonas Selig.

Rita & Max Semel Endowment Fund for Women and Children

Shapiro Family Fund for scholarships for needy Jewish students.  Established by Beverly Shapiro in loving memory of her parents and grandparents.

Sarahann Shapiro Scholarship Fund for Jewish education.

Share Our Joy Endowment Fund for needy elderly.  Established by past board president Alison Ross and her husband, Ken, in celebration of their marriage.

Helen Sherman & Felton McCoy Memorial Fund for victims of abuse.  Established by Cathy Blair in memory of her pare Helen Sherman and Felton McCoy. Read more about Helen Sherman and Felton McCoy.

J.B. & Judy Sherr Endowment Fund for use where most needed.  Established by Judith Sherr in memory of her beloved husband.

Esther Shiller Memorial Endowment Loan Fund for College Loans.  Established through a bequest left to JFCS by Leonard Shiller and named in honor of his mother.

Shilling-Rieger Family Fund for mental health services for Holocaust survivors and Eastern European immigrants.  Created by Leslie Shilling and Dana and Steve Rieger to honor Leslie and Dana’s Russian-born grandparents, Florence and Gilbert Shilling.

Shilufsky Fund for use where most needed. Created by donors who prefer to remain anonymous.

Herb Shore Successful Aging Fund for wellness education. Founded by Lee Morgan in honor of her friend and colleague, Dr. Herb Shore. Read more about Herb Shore.

Henry & Tilda Shuler Scholarship Fund for young people.  Established by Tilda Shuler in loving memory of her husband, Henry.

Shupin Fund for Youth.  Set up through a bequest left by Barbara Shupin to provide services such as internships and counseling for young people with physical or developmental disabilities.

Barbara Shupin Fund for Independent Living.  This second fund, also created through Barbara Shupin's bequest, will help adults with disabilities achieve their highest level of independent functioning.

Abraham & Yetta Sidrer Endowment Fund for children and families.  Established by a donor who wishes to remain anonymous.

Jerrell Siegel Family Homecare Fund.  Established by former JFCS board member Marvin Siegel and his children, Larissa and Dan, in loving memory of their wife and mother, Jerrell.

Sheri & Paul Siegel Family Fund for families with children with special needs.

Blanche Jaffe Silverman Endowment Fund for Children’s Services

Judith & Robert Silverman Family Fund for use where most needed.

Lana Berke Silverman Endowment Fund for Special Needs.  Created in loving memory of Lana by her family to support Jewish-focused activities and programs for people with developmental disabilities.

Larry Silverstein Memorial Fund for use where most needed.  Established by Joan Silverstein in loving memory of her husband, Larry. 

Pi & Cathy Silverstein Endowment Fund for use where most needed to aid JFCS clients at all stages of their lives.

Ruth & Mervyn Silverstein Endowment Fund for use where most needed.  Established by Mervyn Silverstein in memory of his beloved wife, Ruth.

Carrie & Albert Simon Endowment Fund for Senior Services.  Created by Rosalie Anixter in loving memoryof her parents, Carrie and Albert Simon.

Marilyn & Robert Slesnick Endowment Fund for individuals and families in need.  Created by Robert Slesnick in appreciation for the end-of-life care that JFCS offered his beloved wife, Marilyn.

Audrey & Robert Sockolov Family Fund for services where most needed. Established by the Sockolovs in response to a matching gift challenge.

Eva Solomon & Samuel L. Samter Memorial Endowment Fund for use where most needed.  Established by John Henry Samter in loving tribute to his parents.

Ida & Leo Sonkin Fund for scholarship assistance to orphans.  Founded by donors who prefer to remain anonymous.

Aaron Spector Take Me Out to the Ballgame Fund for seniors to attend local sporting events.  Deeply committed to caring for those in need, Judy and Bob Huret set up their third named continuity fund at JFCS in memory of Judy’s father. Read more about Aaron Spector.

Miriam Spindel Fund for Children in Need.  Created through a generous bequest.

Sonja Spitzer Endowment Fund for emergency food and shelter.  Established by Betty Hirschfeld, JFCS’ volunteer coordinator in Marin, in loving memory of her mother, Sonja Spitzer.

Spivak Family Fund for use where most needed.  Established by Miriam Spivak to perpetuate her family’s name and values.

Candice and & Richard Stark Endowment Fund for use where most needed.

S. Portia Steele Memorial Scholarship for Jewish Women.  Founded by Dennis Steele to memorialize his beloved wife, a talented writer. Read more about S. Portia Steele.

Steier Family Fund for needy children, families, and elderly.  Created by Bonnie Sudler and Alan Steier and their son, Frank, to celebrate his Bar Mitzvah by giving back to those less fortunate.

Vera & Harold Stein Jr. Endowment Fund for children’s services in San Francisco.  Set up by former board member Vera Stein and her husband, Harold, in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary celebration.

Keith Evan Steiner Memorial Library Fund for the benefit of children and parents.  Established by Albert and Louise Steiner in loving memory of their son, Keith.

John H. Steinhart Endowment Fund for Children and Families.  Established in loving memory of John Steinhart by his family and friends.

Anna L. & Charles Stockwitz Fund for loans and grants to children and youth. Established by a bequest from Anna Stockwitz and named for Anna and her brother, Charles.

Rebecca Stollin & Archie Stollin Memorial Endowment Fund for use where most needed.  Funded through a generous bequest from Anne Correa.

Ronna Stone/Tim Smith Family Fund for children in need.

Streicker-Hirt Family Fund for use where most needed.  Founded by Juliette Hirt and Joel Streicker to involve their children, Rebecca, Miriam, and Eli, in the family’s charitable- giving decisions. Read about the Streicker-Hirt family.

Sucherman-Horn Endowment Fund to entertain needy people.  Established by Janice and Lowell Sucherman in loving memory of their parents, David and Bertha Sucherman and Harry and Norma Horn.

Dorothy Mae Susal Memorial Fund for San Francisco and Peninsula seniors.   Funded by the Vincent V.C. Woo Memorial Foundation and advised by Alice Woo, Alan Susal, and Sharon and Ron Klein.

Johanna & Ari Susal Fund for children and youth in Sonoma County.  Funded by the Vincent V.C. Woo Memorial Foundation and advised by Johanna and Ari Susal.

Susser Family Fund for Children.  Established by JFCS’ Special Events Subcommittee member Rebecca Susser and her husband, Philip.

Esther Sweeny Memorial Fund for needy single mothers with children living at home.  Established by JFCS’ former Permanent Endowment Fund director, Ellen McCaslin, in loving memory of her mother. 

Dr. George Sugarman Swift Fund for the Blind and those with visual impairments.

Dr. George Sugarman Swift Single Mothers Fund for children and families.

Larry Tannenbaum Legacy Fund for Jewish learning and service opportunities for teens.  Established by Alex Ingersoll and Martin Tannenbaum in loving memory of Martin's brother Larry.

Tauber Holocaust Library and Education Program Endowment Fund.  Created by Dr. Ingrid Tauber.

Tauber Scholarship Endowment Fund for advanced graduate study.  Established by Dr. Alfred Tauber.

Laszlo N. Tauber, M.D. Holocaust Survivor Assistance Fund. Founded by JFCS board member Dr. Ingrid Tauber in loving memory of her father.

Joseph Teichman Memorial Fund for emergency services.  Established by former JFCS board member Marion Weinreb in loving tribute to her uncle. Read more about Joseph Teichman.

Bonnie Tenenbaum Fund for Youth Development to help teens achieve success and support their involvement in the Jewish community.

Bonnie & Marty Tenenbaum Fund for Families.  Established by the Tenenbaums to help the most vulnerable through difficult times, both current and future.

Susan Tompkins Fund for the Needs of Children and Families.  Created by Diane Ashton in loving memory of her best friend.

Sondra D. Trief Memorial Endowment Fund for needy elderly.  Established by her family in loving memory of Sondra Trief, a former JFCS board and committee member.

Bertha Ucker Continuity Fund for services for seniors.  Established by David Ucker in loving memory of his mother, who was directly helped by JFCS during her lifetime.

Carol Waller Ungar Fund for children and families in need.  Established by Lisa Spiegel and Michael Ungar to honor his mother, once a JFCS volunteer.

Jane & Allan Unger Endowment Fund for use where most needed.

Dr. Walter Vogel Fund for children, adults and seniors.  Through a very generous bequest, Dr. Vogel translated his lifelong concern for people into concrete action, now and for many years to come.

Hilda & Arthur Weil Homewood Terrace Children’s Fund.  Established from the Homewood Terrace endowed funds after Homewood Terrace merged with the  Jewish Family Service Agency to become JFCS, and named in honor of “Mr. and Mrs. Homewood Terrace,” Hilda and Arthur Weil.

Weinberger Children's Fund.  Founded by Michael Weinberger.

Weinreb Family Fund for services for Russian immigrants in need. Established by former JFCS board member Marion Weinreb. Read more about the Weinreb family.

Charles Weinstein Memorial Fund for children’s services.  Created by Leslie Weinstein in loving memory of her father. 

Idell & Otto Weiss Family Youth Community Service Fund to reward young people who have performed community service.

Vera B. & Lonnie Weiss Fund for LGBT Children and Youth.  Established by Lonnie Weiss to lovingly memorialize her mother, Vera, and her father, Joe.

Lois A. Weithorn Honorary Endowment Fund for services where most needed.  Established by Stanley Weithorn as a Chanukah gift to his daughter, Lois.

Herman & Erna Wertheim Senior Assistance Fund.  Created in 2002 by Lee and Frank Battat in honor of Lee’s father’s 100th birthday and her mother’s 95th. 

Linda and & George Wertheim Endowment Fund for use where most needed.

Jessica & Zach Whyman Fund for JFCS’ adoption, disabilities, mentor-tutor, and volunteer  services.  Established by Barbara Perlman-Whyman and Andrew Whyman in honor of their adult children.

Dr. Steven Wiesner Endowment Fund for use where most needed. Created by Jane Brady to honor her friend, Dr. Steven Wiesner.

William & Joseph Fund for children and families.  Founded by Pauline and Jerome Svigals.

Kathy & Don Williams Family Endowment Fund for use where most needed.

Mitzi & Adolf Wilner Memorial Fund for outreach and educational programs for descendents of Holocaust survivors.  Created by Susan Wilner Golden in loving memory of her parents.

Wise Family Endowment Fund for educational/counseling services for children and young adults.  Established by Henry Wise in honor of his children, Daphne, Naomi, and Michael, and their mother, Tamara.

Ronald K. Wolberg Endowment Fund for use where most needed.

Inge Scheuer Wolf Endowment Fund for use where most needed.  Established by Alice Scheuer to honor the memory of her beloved daughter, Inge.

Woo/Susal Fund for Parents Place in Palo Alto.  Funded by the Vincent V.C. Woo Memorial Foundation and advised by Alice Woo and Alan Susal.

Harry & Florence Wornick Endowment Fund for youth loans. Established by JFCS past president Anita Wornick and her husband, Ronald, as a living memorial in honor of Ron’s parents, Harry and Florence.

Diane & Howard Zack Family Fund for Children at Risk

Zahler-Wachs Family Fund for youth services.  Set up by JFCS associate executive director Gayle Zahler and her husband, Tom Wachs, in order to perpetually support the work that Gayle has nurtured during her 30 years of service to the community.

Libby and & Harold Ziff Parents Place Library Endowment.  Created by JFCS board member and former president Lela Sarnat, and her husband, Gerry.

Arthur B. & Alice S. Zimmerman Endowment Fund for use where most needed. Established as a legacy gift by Arthur B. and Alice S. Zimmerman.

Rozsi & Jeno Zisovich Holocaust and Tolerance Studies Scholarship Fund to teach the Holocaust and to transmit values of non-discrimination. Established by Mrs. Elsa Starrels, youngest daughter of Rozsi and Jeno Zisovich.

 

 

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