Make a Lasting Impact

Legacy Giving

Every day, Jewish HomeLife cares for older adults in countless ways, whether you live in your own home or one of ours. By Making a legacy gift you leave a lasting legacy, sustaining our mission and creating life-changing experiences for residents and the community for years to come.

Making a gift through your estate, a charitable gift annuity, or an IRA can have huge benefits for you and for Jewish HomeLife at the same time.

Bequests and life income gifts help you plan for the future, increase your income, and give to others in a meaningful way. The options can be tailored to your age, assets, and philanthropy goals.

When contemplating estate planning and future philanthropic giving, a young, busy family is not one’s first thought. That, however, is exactly the myth that young parents Beth and Gavin Brown want to dispel. Even though volunteering and philanthropy are entrenched family values, it wasn’t until recently that Beth and Gavin decided to update their estate plans to include Jewish HomeLife, as well as other local Jewish organizations

Beth, who is an active community volunteer and owner of Beth Brown Interiors, recalled “my grandfather grew up in a shtetl and left Poland in 1938, narrowly escaping what was to come in Europe. He lived the immigrant American dream and at the same time instilled the values of giving time and resources into my father and his siblings.” Gavin, a Neurologist at the Laureate Medical Group, is a former board member of Jewish HomeLife. He is concerned about the growing aging population in Atlanta and making sure that resources are available in the future for all who need it. He also recognizes the crucial role that Jewish HomeLife will play for the future of older adults in the Atlanta Jewish community.
For Beth, Jewish HomeLife has always been a part to her family. “I grew up visiting my great grandmother at The Home and then my grandmother was there at the end of her life. It was a good experience for her. She wasn’t isolated and enjoyed the resources and activities The Home had to offer.”

It has been easy for the Browns to make their estate plans thanks to the Life and Legacy program that is part of the Atlanta Jewish Foundation. Beth and Gavin hope that by sharing their experience it will encourage others to take this important step, regardless of age or income level.

Gavin and Beth Brown

To say that The William Breman Jewish Home and Jewish HomeLife are personal to me is an understatement. This place is near and dear to me as my grandmother lived, and now my mother lives, at The Home. Currently, I serve as President of the Auxiliary of The William Breman Jewish Home and work daily to enrich the lives of the seniors at all the residential communities of Jewish HomeLife. Like all of you, I want to make The Home a better place for everyone who walks the halls of this wonderful place, not just for my family but for all of Jewish Atlanta. I often think about the mitzvah of “honoring thy father and thy mother.” What better way to fulfill this commandment than ensuring the future of Jewish HomeLife with a legacy gift? I know many of my friends will one day need Jewish HomeLife for themselves or their family and want to help guarantee the wonderful care my mother is receiving now is still here for them. Aging happens to everyone and our community is so fortunate to have Jewish HomeLife in our backyard. My passion for Jewish HomeLife will not end with my Auxiliary Board service. Leaving a gift in my will allowed me to solidify my promise to this organization that I will support it even after I am not longer around. My legacy gift will ensure the wellbeing of Atlanta Jewish seniors for years to come. It is an easy and tangible way to help Jewish HomeLife. Leaving a legacy is simple and doesn’t cost anything. No gift is too small and every gift is appreciated. I ask you to join me in securing the future of Jewish HomeLife and leaving your legacy gift today.

Jody Goldstein

Start a Conversation

If you have questions or are interested in legacy giving, Jewish HomeLife makes it easy to facilitate.

Contact Stephanie Wyatt, Chief Development Officer to learn more about leaving a legacy at Jewish HomeLife.

Phone 404.751.2269

Email [email protected]

Life & Legacy® Donors

The names below reflect those community members who have chosen to make Jewish HomeLife a beneficiary of their legacy gift planning through Life and Legacy®. Life and Legacy® is made up of people just like you who want to ensure Jewish HomeLife’s long-term future.

Ellen Arnovitz
Michael E. Axelrod
Richard K. Babush
Terri and Laurence Bagen
Grace Benator
Martha and Barry Berlin
Candy and Stephen Berman
Elaine and Jerome Blumenthal
Beth and Gavin Brown
Jill N. Cohen
Maria and Alex Deitch
Marilyn Ginsberg Eckstein
Norman Estroff
Gail Evans
Kathy and Jason Evans
Abbey S. Flaum
Pepi Friedman
Charles J. Gianino
Jody and Cary Goldstein

Melinda and Jeffrey Gopen
Emilie Posner Haas
Aimee and Cort Haber
Charles J. Hacker
Renie and Fred Halperin
Phyllis and Martin Isenberg
Melissa and Jake Kaplan
Arlene and Lee Katz
Audrey F. and Michael S. Landy
Sandy and Bob London
Charlotte and Joel Marks
Deborah Maslia and J. Paul Whitehead, III
Jessica and Scott Merlin
JoLynn and Steve Merlin
Carol Breman Nemo and Robert Nemo
Barbara and Marty Pollock
Neelam and Mandar Rahatekar
Eva and Robert Ratonyi
Rachel and Andrew Rosner
Judy and Arnie Rubenstein


Carol and Joe Rubin
David Sarnat
Cory and Randy Shaw
Michelle and Gary Simon
Phyllis and Stanley Slutzky
Stan and Debbie G. Sonenshine
Terri and Harley Tabak
Arlene and Morton Tauber
Arlene and David Taylor
Lynda R. and John I. Wachsteter
April and Jerry Weiner
Jane Willner and Harold Lips
Brenda and David Wilner Endowment
Stephanie and Justin Wyatt
Ronnie and Howard Zandman