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Legacy Circle

All of us, regardless of age or wealth, have the ability to make a difference for future Jewish generations.

Our Endowment Fund was created to help protect the long term financial viability of our congregation, with the goal of generating a permanent income source that Congregation B’nai Israel can rely on to meet current and future needs for generations to come. Whether given currently, over time, or as a bequest upon one’s death, endowed support of CBI ensures a lasting legacy and an enduring impact.

Endowment gifts are invested by CBI at the Jewish Community Foundation of Orange County with oversight by our Endowment Investment Committee to ensure maximum return. It is the goal of the Endowment to maintain, and when possible, grow, the total asset value of the Endowment over time.

In 2016, Congregation B’nai Israel established a Legacy Circle to honor those who have donated or pledged a gift to our Endowment Fund, and we became a partner with the Jewish Community Foundation of Orange County’s Create A Jewish Legacy (CJL) program. CJL is an initiative led by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and the Jewish Community Foundation of Orange County to make legacy giving part of the culture of Orange County. Our goal for this program is to build a strong Congregation B’nai Israel now and in the future, allowing us to continue to be a meaningful center of spiritual and religious life for Jews living in the area for years to come.

There are many ways you can support the CBI Endowment, including in-lifetime giving, through your estate plan, as a beneficiary of an IRA or life insurance, by leaving property to CBI, or establishing a gift annuity. If you have already provided for CBI in your estate plan and are not listed below, please let us know so we can acknowledge you and include you. For more information on how you can make a difference, please contact the CBI office.

Thank you our Legacy Circle Members:

Ruth Abers
Phyllis Abrams & Steven Littman
Sharon & Mark Berman
Neila & Andy Bernstein
Sarah & Matt Brenner
Selma Brown (z”l)
Sharon (z”l) & Steve Chase
Rae & Stanley(z”l) Cohen
Enid & Steven Cohen
Sara & Cliff Cornell
Ellen & Alan Cortez
Sue Ann & Mark Cross
Susan Mattisinko & Robert S. De Leon
Esther & Andrew Dosick

Rabbi Stephen & Robin Einstein
Beth & Andrew Elster
Jaleh (z”l) & Djamishid Farivar
Sonia & Sirus Farivar
Samantha & Jason Feld
Arnold Feuerstein (z”l)
Brigitte & Craig Frankel
Cynthia & Michael Furst
Ilona & Stanley Galant
Sandie & Benjamin Goelman
Alyssa & Marc Goldin
Mimi Goldstein & Larry Wayne (z”l)
Sandy & John Goodman
Lisa Heller (z”l)
Deborah & Ed Heyman
Rhonda & Hal Hurwitz
Marvin S. Kaplan (z”l)
Beth & Arvin Katlen
Heather & Stuart Katz
Pepita & Norman Katz
Yetty & Harry Kaye
Sandy & Robert Klein
Jean & Tony Kravitz
Lydia Levin & Joel Kuperberg
Noreen & Mark Lerner
Mindy Lauerlevin & Ed Levin
Shelly & David Malmon
Marcia & Marshall Margolis
Kathy & William Metzger
Ellen & Howard Mirowitz
Francine & Ron Morrison
Marla & Scott Nathan
Nancy & Steve Neudorf
Miriam & Hayim Ninyo
Pam Kauss & Jim Pasino
Mindy & David Paskil
Hilary Davis & Sandy Ratner
Sherry & Herb Rettinger
Susan Seely
Janice & Harris Shultz
Blossom Siegel
Yasuko & Seth Siegel
Dr. Steven M. Sommer
Dr. Linda Kaplan & Rabbi Elie Kaplan Spitz
Earl T. Stein
Morgan & Lance Stern
Sue & Ralph Stern
Dalia & Noah Taft
Natalie & Michael Vishny
Karen & Ruben Vogel
Rosalie Wattenberg (z”l)
Francine & Colin Wenhardt
Leslie & Bruce White
Gila Willner
Ayal Willner
Sheila & Jay Witzling
Margaret Wolk
Anita (z”l) & Harry (z”l) Woodcoff
Gabrielle(z”l) and Jerry (z”l) Yablonka
Beverly & Alan Zembrosky
Barbara Zwart


Sun, May 19 2024 11 Iyyar 5784