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Legacy Society

Planned Giving Donors

Valla Amsterdam z"l
Reba Bacharach z"l
Susanne H. Becker z"l
Jean Beloff z"l
Alan S. Berg
Bernadette Freedman
Hope L. Byer
D. Walter Cohen z"l
Jeanette Cohen z"l
Steve & Sandy Cozen
Robert L. Davidson
Samuel Dubin
Minna Dubner z"l
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Evans
Joanne R. Fishbane
Benjamin Garsten z"l
Donald & Susan Gold
Tevis M. Goldhaft z"l
Elaine Golland
Alexander Grass z"l
Mark W. Hart
Hatchwell Family
Arthur Hiller z"l &
    Gwen Hiller z"l
Michael Isaacson
Evelyn Isserman z"l
Richard E. Kanner
Bertha Karavin z"l
Lewis Katz z"l
Edna Kean z"l
Philip J. Kendall z"l
Howard Kichler
Naomi Klein z"l
Linda M. Knapp z"l Charitable |
    Trust & Adelene B. Miller z"l
Joan Leftin
Dorothy A. Levin z"l
Hadassah R. Levin z"l
Ruth Libros
Mollie Lischin z"l
Joseph H. Levine z"l
Bernard J. Malis z"l
Morris Mashonsky z"l
Rosalie Middlemas z"l
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Miron
Leo Nothmann Marital Trust
Ella W. Ostroff z"l
Barbara D. Paxton
Dr. Irene Reiter z"l
Theodore & Lenore Robinson
Daniel & Joanna Rose
Beatrice B. Rosenkoff z"l
Lyn M. Ross & George M. Ross z"l
Bertha C. Roth
Mimi & Allan Schneirov
Miriam Schonwetter Sharp z”l
Miriam F. Settel, z”l
Nancy Silver Shalit
Abraham Z. Shanzer z"l &
    Norma Shanzer z"l
Toni Mendez Shapiro z"l
Shirley Shay
Ann Shipper
Elizabeth & Alan Shulman
Joanne L. Snow
Ruth Sondak z"l
May M. Spirt Charitable Remainder Trust
Diana L. Stein z"l
Philip Sternberg
Barbara & Daniel z"l Sugarman
Etta Weinberg z"l
Mildred L. Weinstock z"l
Joy L. Wezelman
Paul & Nancy Woolf
Renée and Joseph Zuritsky

It is through our exhibitions, scholarship, and public programs that we chronicle the triumphs, challenges, struggles, and successes of American Jews. We are committed to ensuring that these extraordinary stories--past, present, and future--are told, and that future generations may celebrate and learn from them. 

You can make a tremendous impact on the Museum by joining our Legacy Society. By making the Museum part of your estate plan, you will leave an extraordinary philanthropic, educational, and Jewish legacy, ensuring that this exceptional Museum, which means so much to so many, will continue to thrive for generations to come. 

There are a number of ways to support the Museum through planned giving, including a: 

  • bequest
  • living trust
  • life insurance policy
  • charitable trust
  • gift annuity 
  • IRA, 401(k), 403(b), or pension 

Planned gifts can truly be a “win-win” scenario for you and the Museum; they can enable you to enhance your income and reduce your taxes while also allowing you to support the Museum, including creating a fund in your name or in the name of a loved one.

Planned gifts can be as simple as including a bequest provision for the Museum in your will or naming the Museum as a beneficiary of your retirement plan or life insurance policy. Your planned gift, no matter the size, will help the Museum

For more information, please contact Cobi Weissbach, Director of Development, at 215.923.3811, ext. 131, or via e-mail at And if you have already included NMAJH in your financial and/or estate plans, please let us know so that we may be sure to express our gratitude for your foresight and generosity!

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"One of the many reasons that I chose to name NMAJH in my will was to honor the memory of my parents, Jack and Gert Golland, who made a wonderful Jewish home for my brother and me, and who impressed upon us the importance of guaranteeing a strong Jewish future."
- Elaine Golland, Legacy Society Member

"...each interaction our family has had with the Museum has affirmed to us the key role it plays in strengthening our family’s commitment to Jewish traditions, religious freedom, and the importance of inspiring in people of all backgrounds a greater understanding of our American Jewish heritage."
- Bryna Berman (2nd Generation Family Member), and Jordan Berman (1st Generation Family Member), Legacy Society Members

"In addition to my personal commitment to and involvement with NMAJH, my children and grandchildren have experienced the Museum and fully appreciate the value of knowing their history, the unique importance of their religion, culture, and traditions, and the obligation to continue moving this country forward by supporting institutions like the Museum."
- Joe Zuritsky, Legacy Society Member

The I.R.S. recognizes the National Museum of American Jewish History as a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Our federal tax ID number is 23-7379280. Charitable Giving Incentive for 2020: This incentive applies to contributions made in 2020 and would be claimed on tax forms next year. Section 2204. The bill lifts the existing cap on annual contributions for those who itemize, raising it from 60 percent of adjusted gross income to 100 percent. For corporations, the bill raises the annual limit from 10 percent to 25 percent. Food donations from corporations would be available to 25 percent, up from the current 15 percent cap. Section 2205The Museum is delighted to be a partner agency in the LIFE & LEGACY program, the national initiative sponsored by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation that helps individuals like you play an important role in sustaining the future of Jewish institutions like the Museum.