Caring for Generations
 
 
 
 
 

Planned Giving

JF&CS is pleased to introduce a unique opportunity for leaving a legacy of generosity that will touch the lives of future generations. For more than 150 years, we have focused on a singular, powerful goal—to improve people’s lives.

By becoming a Tree of Life Society Member, you join like-minded individuals in promising that we:

  • Continue to respond to changing community, social, and economic situations through the lens of Jewish values
  • Sustain signature JF&CS programs that assist individuals and families at their most vulnerable times
  • Offer high-quality service and compassionate care to all who need it, regardless of ability to pay
  • Deliver critical social services when unforeseen crises occur

  • Help individuals and families overcome economic challenges

Members of our Tree of Life Society are people like you who want to ensure that individuals and families will always have a place to turn to in times of crisis.

Please join us!

“As my ancestors planted for me before I was born, so do I plant for those who will come after me.” - Talmud, Ta’anit 23:a

It’s easy to name JF&CS as a beneficiary.

  • Go online: Access your financial account online and add Jewish Family & Children’s Service as a beneficiary. Our tax ID number is 04-2104356.
  • Contact your plan administrator: Request a beneficiary designation form. An attorney is not needed to make this type of gift.
  • Call us: Ruth Maffa, Senior Development Officer, is here to help! Contact Ruth today at rmaffa@jfcsboston.org or 781-693-5059.

Leaving a Legacy

Leaving a Legacy

“JF&CS was as important to us as it was to Greg,” explains Greg's mother Rhonda. “We wanted to be able to support JF&CS as best we could, even after we’re gone. Making a bequest to JF&CS was a natural fit.” Read more.

We Get Back As Much As We Give

We Get Back As Much As We Give
“We try to look each year where we can help in ways that are important and meaningful for us and for the community,” explained Gary Perkins. “When we could, we gave financially or when we couldn’t early on, we tried to give our time.” Read more.

We Get Back As Much As We Give
“We try to look each year where we can help in ways that are important and meaningful for us and for the community,” explained Gary Perkins. “When we could, we gave financially or when we couldn’t early on, we tried to give our time.” Read more.
We Get Back As Much As We Give
“We try to look each year where we can help in ways that are important and meaningful for us and for the community,” explained Gary Perkins. “When we could, we gave financially or when we couldn’t early on, we tried to give our time.” Read more.
We Get Back As Much As We Give
“We try to look each year where we can help in ways that are important and meaningful for us and for the community,” explained Gary Perkins. “When we could, we gave financially or when we couldn’t early on, we tried to give our time.” Read more.

Leaving Her Legacy

Leaving Her Legacy
“Once she knew that her health was declining and that she had a very short time to live, she would call me every few weeks to hear updates about CERS,” Peggy fondly recalled. “She would say, very humbly, ‘I want you to know that I’m gifting you more than a million dollars for CERS. I want you to keep doing what you’re doing.’” Read more.

Doing the Right Thing

Doing the Right Thing
“Speaking for all at JF&CS, including those Gerry has touched over the span of three decades, we are grateful for his unwavering dedication to the agency’s well-being, from guiding us with smart suggestions for fiscal fortitude to offering innovative ideas to support those with disabilities,” says Rimma Zelfand, CEO of JF&CS. Read more.

“I can’t help but take a business approach as to how and where we spend our resources. When it comes to our personal finances, I want to be able to get the best returns. We’ve made a conscious decision to employ our philanthropic resources similarly. That’s why we invest our time and our money in JF&CS.” 
- Ruth & Bill Weinstein, Tree of Life Society Members

For further information please contact Ruth Maffa, Senior Development Officer, at rmaffa@jfcsboston.org or 781-693-5059.
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