With the High Holidays still clear in our minds, you’ve certainly heard plenty about the Book of Life lately. At Richmond Jewish Foundation, we’ve developed our own Book of Life that you are invited to read, and be inscribed within.
Our RJF Book of Life recognizes individuals and families who have made a commitment to secure the future of the Richmond Jewish community, either through a current gift to a permanent endowment fund or through a deferred gift. These legacy gifts help ensure the future of our Jewish community, guaranteeing that the strong and vibrant agencies, congregations, museums and schools that our parents and grandparents worked so hard to build will be here for our children, our grandchildren, and generations to come.
Donors are recognized in the Book of Life, a permanent archive for our community, located in the lobby of the Weinstein JCC. In the spirit of an ethical will, the interactive Book of Life is a personal, (not a legal) commitment and testimonial made by one generation to the next to secure the future of our Jewish community locally, in Israel, and worldwide.
Anyone, regardless of age or affiliation, who promises to establish an endowment or leave a bequest is invited to sign their name in the Book of Life. By establishing an endowment, or leaving a bequest of $10,000 or more, you will have the opportunity to sign the Book and compose a personal statement of up to 300 words.
Your statement, along with a photograph, details your personal thoughts, passions, and experiences that inspired the gift of a Jewish legacy to the Richmond Jewish community. Your Book of Life entry will serve as a permanent testimony to your devotion to our Jewish heritage and community.
If you are interested in signing the Book of Life, need some help writing your statement, or want to develop a new fund, please contact Jesse Feld at jesse@rjfoundation or by calling (804) 545-8656.