Leave a Lasting Legacy

Supporting the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning through planned gifts today not only demonstrates your commitment to our shared mission, but also serves as a lasting reminder to future generations of the values that are most important to you. Through your legacy, you can ensure that Melton has the financial resources it needs to continue to serve the global Jewish community, and ultimately, create a worldwide movement of committed learners who are empowered to enrich Jewish life.
We are happy to support you in finding the best way to make your legacy gift.

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Ways to Make a Legacy Gift

Planned gifts can take many forms, and we invite you to join us by considering one that works well for your needs. We recommend you consult your tax advisor to see if any of these options make sense for you. Explore Melton’s planned giving opportunities:


Remembering the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning in your will is a wonderful way for you to make a lasting gift. Large or small, your bequest will make an important contribution to our long-term strength and our ability to carry on with our activities.

Please let us know if you have included the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning in your estate plans. We would welcome the opportunity to thank you for your thoughtful gift and to confirm that we can carry out your wishes.


Our donors, and the beneficiaries of their generosity, share their inspiring stories:

Henri Goettel

Makes My World Bigger and Bigger

Judaism has always been an important part of Henri Goettel’s life. She grew up in Baltimore’s Jewish community, attending Hebrew school and experiencing her parents’ active synagogue involvement.

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Randi Brenowitz and Marty Klein

I Can Give Back and Keep it Going Once We’re Gone

Melton (almost) literally fell into Randi Brenowitz’s lap. When a Melton program began “across the parking lot from me” at her workplace, the Palo Alto JCC, she couldn’t not register. Randi had always felt connected to her Jewish roots, and she had taken a class here and there. But the Melton course was different.

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Karen Zuckerstein

An Outlet for My Desire to Learn

About ten years ago, Washington D.C. resident Karen Zuckerstein decided to visit Israel. The standard tours did not appeal to her; she was looking for something different. Then, she found Melton—only to learn that many of her friends and acquaintances had beat her to it.

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Sherrie Weiss

An Outlet for My Desire to Learn

For Sherrie Weiss, a Chicagoland resident, Melton is a family experience. Sherrie was a preschool teacher, and when her school asked its teachers to take a Melton course, Sherrie invited her husband along for the ride.

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Join our planned giving society

If you would like to join our planned giving society, please contact Rachel Chasky, our Director of Development & Stewardship, at rchasky@meltonschool.org or 646-921-0747 x8.

Please be sure to consult with your legal and/or tax advisor before adding this language to your will to determine the best way for you to give to Melton as part of your estate planning.