B’nai Tzedek Funds

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.

Anyone can add to the principal of a B’nai Tzedek fund. You choose the fund(s) to which you want to donate. Click here to make a donation.

If you own a B’nai Tzedek fund and want to make a distribution recommendation for your available funds contact Stew Bromberg (502) 238-2755 or click here to fill out an online form.

For more information about establishing a B’nai Tzedek fund for a bar/bat mitzvah candidate, contact Stew Bromberg sbromberg@jewishlouisville.org or (502) 238-2755.

Many teens have pledged to set up funds when they became Bar/Bat Mitzvah

Sidney Abramson
Ben Amchin
Rebecca Balf
Jacob Bass
Noah Bass
Alexander Blieden
David Bloom
Sarah Bloom
Jeremy Blum
Nathan Cohen
Joseph Cox
Brent Davis
Emily Davis
Joshua Deitel
Adam Dicken
Lauren Dicken
Stephanie Doctrow
Jacob Emont
Margo Emont
Daniel Ensign
Sarah Ensign
Ilan Esrey
Max Fine
Meredith Fine
Molly Fine
Andrew Frankenthal
Jeremy Frankenthal
Seth Frankenthal
Alanna Gilbert
Jason Gilbert
Rebecca Gilbert
Andrea Glazer
Mallory Glazer
Tiffany J. Goldsmith
Brecklyn Grossman
Emori Grossman

Hayley Grossman
Jennifer Harlan
Joseph Harlan
Sadie Harlan
Paige Harrison
Kelly Hymes
Anna Isaacs
Alyssa Kaplan
Benjamin Kaplan
Jeremy Kaplan
Matthew Kaplan
Arthur Kasdan
David Katz
Adison Klein
Michael Klein
Rachel Klein
Sarah Klein
Eli Kleinsmith
Madison Kommor
Maxwell Kommor
Michelle Kommor
Rachel Kritchman
Deborah Levin
Emily Levin
Jonathan Lustig
Julia Lustig
Rebecca Lustig
Daniel Mark
Joshua Mark
Daniel Melzer
Jonathan Merenbloom
Renae Nally
Benjamin Newstadt
Hanna Newstadt

Benjamin Paul
Justin Paul
Daniel Pearson
Gareth Penner
Naomi Mae Penner
Kyle Pressma
Dana Prussian
Emily Reinhardt
Hannah Reikes
Michael Reikes
Eric Reskin
Sophie Reskin
Andrew Rosengarten
Jeff Rosengarten
Josh Salzman
Sam Salzman
Allison Schaffer
Molly Schuster
Bradley Schwartz
Eric Schwartz
Jeremy Slosberg
David Spielberg
Nathan Spielberg
Jeremy Stein
Mallory Stein
Emily Trager
Kevin Trager
Jennifer Ulliman
Elana Wagner
Talia Wagner
Schuyler Weinberg
Zachery Weinberg
William Yashar
Jacob Yashar

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