As the parents of young children, Joli & Andrew Altshule are always thinking about what’s next for their family and making choices that reflect their values. That’s why it’s no surprise that they chose to make planned gifts to our Federation. It’s the best way to create a legacy that has the power to ensure that the Jewish community they care so much about will be there for their children and the generations to come.
For the Altshules, there are three reasons to give to Federation. It is the most effective way to help the most vulnerable in our community, it supports the people of Israel and Jews in 70+ other countries, and it fulfills the personal responsibility they feel to give back. By endowing their individual gifts today, they make a statement about what matters most to them and ensure the Jewish future.
Both Joli and Andrew come from strong Jewish families. Inspired by their family histories and in light of the ongoing rampant anti-Semitism worldwide, they each have individual endowments that they funded through life insurance policies. This is a relatively inexpensive way to make an investment that will pay off for their children by building the future they will one day inherit.
The Altshules’ pride in living a Jewish life is front and center. Several years ago, in a passionate appeal to support our Federation that he made to fellow Brentwood Country Club members, Andrew said, “We are Jews, and with that comes great responsibility. The only people who are going to look out for the Jews are the Jews.” This is why Andrew and Joli chose to make a planned gift today. Their endowed generosity creates real and lasting impact for the children they are raising and the future we all share.
The Altshules encourage those in their 30s and 40s to follow their lead and make legacy giving a priority while they are raising their families so “we can count on Jewish continuity, community, and strength for generations to come.”
We couldn’t agree more.
For information about making a planned gift, contact Betsy Berger at (323) 761-8216 or BBerger@JewishLA.org.