You don’t have to be the son of a life insurance agent to make a legacy gift through the Create a Jewish Legacy program – but it does make the execution part of a simple process even easier. We made a Legacy gift in our estate plan to support organizations that have impacted our family and shaped us and our children into who we are today.
As a lifelong Milwaukeean, I (Mitch) grew up at the Steve and Shari Sadek Family Camp Interlaken JCC. It helped form, develop and nurture my Jewish identity and instilled in me Jewish values, understanding and appreciation. Similarly, the hands-on leadership skills I developed at BBYO further formulated my Jewish identity and sparked an interest in Jewish issues that drives my commitment to Jewish community today.
As a Milwaukee transplant, I (Cheryl) have witnessed what a unique and inviting Jewish community Milwaukee has and the strong impact of these programs on the community and our family. Camp Interlaken has played a vital role in the Jewish identity of each of our children. The experiences they have at Camp have allowed them to foster friendships that will help them find Jewish connections as they grow and have instilled in them the ”mensch” qualities that make a mom proud. I worked for BBYO, and ultimately chaired its board, and have always been very impressed by its impact on leadership development for our children. Our synagogue Emanu El B’ne Jeshurun has given us a home to celebrate simchas, a home that has been shared by many generations of Mosers.
Together, we care deeply about the Milwaukee Jewish Federation and the agencies that it supports. We recognize its central role in planning, building and sustaining Jewish Milwaukee. Making a Legacy gift to continue the support of these organizations that have played such critical roles in our lives is the best way to help ensure they will be around for generations to come, influencing the development of other families as they have ours.
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