Create Your Jewish Legacy

Create Your Jewish Legacy (CYJL) is our community-wide initiative to increase the endowments of agencies and congregations throughout the Cincinnati Jewish community. We raise awareness about the importance of bequests and other planned gifts and educate community members about the ease with which they can create a legacy gift plan. 

As part of this initiative, the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati sponsors CYJL seminars with outside speakers and specialists, as well as helps each participating organization build a business plan and implement an endowment campaign. The two-year program can support 10-12 organizations at a time, referred to as a “cohort.” We hope to launch a second cohort after the first one, launched in September 2014, completes its two-year training. The teams in the first cohort are below.  If you would like to contact the leader of a specific team, click here.

If you would like more information about planning a gift to benefit the Cincinnati Jewish community, please contact me or a Create Your Jewish Legacy organization's team leader. 

Deb Steinbuch

Manager, Planned Giving, Endowments, and Create Your Jewish Legacy