Local Jewish Leaders Attend Life and Legacy Leadership Conference


The Foundation for the Charlotte Jewish Community (FCJC) sponsored five Jewish community professionals to attend the Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s 2023 Life & Legacy Leadership Conference in Springfield, Massachusetts in early May. Joining FCJC’s Phil Warshauer and Abby Kleber were Annie Keith and Melanie Hersch (Levine Jewish Community Center), Jonathan Friedman (Temple Beth El), Sam Bernstein (Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte) and Dave Press (Moishe House). The Charlotte delegation participated in workshops, networking opportunities, and collaborative learning with key stakeholders from more than 70 communities across North America, with a focus on building successful and sustainable legacy programs.

“Legacy giving is the key to building endowments to support our community’s Jewish future,” said Phil Warshauer, FCJC executive director. “Their attendance at this conference showed their commitment to legacy giving and to reinvigorating our community’s successful Create Your Jewish Legacy initiative, in support of their own organizations and the entire community.”

In addition to attending workshops and strengthening relationships between organizations, the Charlotte attendees had the opportunity to meet privately with Life & Legacy and PJ Library founder, Harold Grinspoon and his daughter-in-law, Winnie Sandler Grinspoon, president of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

Photo caption: Charlotte stakeholders meeting with Harold Grinspoon and Winnie Sandler Grinspoon, L to R: Jonathan Friedman (Temple Beth El), Abby Kleber (FCJC), Annie Keith (Levine JCC), Harold Grinspoon, Sam Bernstein (Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte), Winnie Sandler Grinspoon, Phil Warshauer (FCJC), Melanie Hersch (Levine JCC), Dave Press (Moishe House)

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