Anybody can do it. It's easy to do. Now is the time.

For you: Whether you’re making your first will, planning for retirement, or providing for your grandchildren’s future, it’s the right time to consider what your legacy will be. Anybody can make a legacy gift, regardless of age or financial circumstances, and your gift can be customized to fit your goals and needs.


For your community: Create Your Jewish Legacy (CYJL) is our community-wide initiative to increase endowments to 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. Learn more here.


Our history: In June 2014 the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati dedicated The Legacy Flame: Sustaining our Future. The sculpture is a living, public tribute to thank donors who have made a legacy gift commitment to a local Jewish agency, organization or congregation, and to inspire future generations to follow in their footsteps. In September 2014, funded by The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati and seven private families, and coordinated through the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, Create Your Jewish Legacy was launched.  By the end of its first year, our CYJL teams led the nation in number of commitments secured. 

If you would like more information about planning a gift to benefit the Cincinnati Jewish community, please contact one of our staff or a Create Your Jewish Legacy organization team leader.

Jim Friedman
Director of Planned Giving and Endowment
513-985-1524 |


Reagan Kuhn
Senior Development Officer, Planned Giving and Endowment
513-985-1526 |

Debra Steinbuch
Director of Planned Giving and Endowment/CYJL
513-985-1593 |