Joining the Legacy of Peace Society

The Legacy of Peace Society honors those who have made a planned gift to the J Street Education Fund to promote a strong, enduring American voice advocating for peace between Israel and its neighbors and a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

J Street recognizes that the work of protecting Israel’s future as a Jewish and democratic state will continue into future generations and even with a two-state solution, J Street will be needed to continue advocating for pro-diplomacy policies in the Middle East. By choosing to support J Street with a Legacy of Peace gift, you are ensuring that the work you have supported throughout your life to secure a future for Israel and its neighbors grounded in peace and justice will be carried on.

Legacy of Peace Society members will be honored in J Street publications either by name or anonymously according to the donor’s wishes. Members of the Legacy of Peace Society will receive all the benefits of our National Leadership Circle, including invitations to join our Annual Leadership Summit, monthly briefing calls with international experts and J Street staff, regular contact and consultation with J Street staff, and special recognition in J Street’s annual reports.

It is our hope to both honor the commitment of our donors and inspire others to follow their philanthropic lead. For more information please contact Nick Shulevitz, Director of Development Operations, at 202.448.1602 or [email protected]

Benefits of Planned Giving

Planned gifts have many benefits both for the donor and for J Street. They have no immediate impact on your finances and ensure that you are still in control of your assets during your lifetime. Planned gifts to nonprofits are tax deductible, meaning that they can save your estate money and enable your heirs to receive a higher percentage of your inheritance. Finally, a planned gift may allow you to make a larger gift than you could have made during your lifetime. Planned gifts are a great way to show your support for J Street’s work without investing a large amount up front.

“My wife Naomie and I have decided to make a planned gift to J Street and become part of the Legacy of Peace Society because the vision of Israel enshrined in its Declaration of Independence has enormously enriched our lives and our experience of being Jewish. We want our grandchildren to have that same pride and attachment to the state of Israel, and we know that providing for J Street’s future is an important step to ensuring that vision is maintained.”

– Charles Kremer, J Street Board of Directors

Legacy of Peace Members

Anonymous (3) • Elaine Attias* • Frank K. Bamberger* • Nancy Becker • Warren Cohen • Laurie Dewey* • Claire Frankel* • Peter Frey • Lawrence and Terry Hill • Jerry Hirsch • Barry Karas • Jonathan Kaufman • Sarah and Victor Kovner • Charles and Naomie Kremer • Eleanor Lecain • Debra Fried Levin • Burt Levitch • Lawrence S. Lewin* • Yuval Lion • Margie Morrison Zivin and Mark Zivin • Murray Newman • Alison and Arnie Richman • Stephen I. Richman • Anne and Stuart Robinowitz • Guy Rom • Ruth Rothstein* • Guy T. Saperstein • Susan Rachel Schacht* • Robert Schwimmer* • Harold Shapiro* • Rose L. Shure and Sidney N. Shure* • Robert S. Stein • Arthur Stern* • Jeremy Stone* • Ron Vogl • Elizabeth Vorenberg* • Carol and Terry Winograd • Dr. Stanley Wulf • Mark Zivin

*Of blessed memory