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Lewis D. Cole B'nai Tzedek Fund

Name of Host Organization: 
Jewish Community Federation of Louisville
Host Setting: 
Jewish Federation
Program Type: 
Individual Giving Account
Funding Areas: 
Program Description: 

After the religious service and the party are over and after the thank you notes have finally been written and mailed, a B’nai Tzedek Fund can keep the memories of your bar/bat mitzvah in your mind forever. Starting a B’nai Tzedek Fund is easy. You just take some of your gift money. The Jewish Foundation of Louisville will match part of it with dollars from the Lewis D. Cole B’nai Tzedek Fund – and voila, you’ve done it. The money in your B’nai Tzedek Fund is invested and then every year you get to decide which Jewish charities will get a portion of the allocatable dollars from your fund. What a good feeling – you win and the community wins. Not as great as your bar/bat mitzvah, but the benefits last a whole lot longer! Through the Jewish Community of Louisville’s Jewish Foundation of Louisville, b’nai mitzvah candidates can join the B’nai Tzedek program and become participants. Each puts a minimum of $300 from the gifts he/she receives at the time of the simcha into a named B’nai Tzedek Account, which is partially matched with $200 from the Louis D. Cole Youth Initiative. These young philanthropists then make annual allocations from their funds.

Program Contact
Michael Steklof
Work Phone: 
502-238-2701
3600 Dutchmans Lane
Louisville, KY 40205 US

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