IRA Charitable Rollover has been Reinstated!

Click here to download a letter which you may use to instruct your IRA Administrator to transfer assets to a qualified charity under this provision. 

  • New Online Portal for JFOM Fund Holders

    DonorCentral allows fund holders to view details about their fund including: contributions, grants, fund balance, and special giving opportunities. Donors may also make grant recommendations and set up automatic payments to their favorite qualified charities in Memphis and beyond.

Arlene Schiff

National Director of LIFE & LEGACY thanks Memphis for serving as a role model community.

  • CYJL/Planned Giving

    Create Your Jewish Legacy is aimed at strengthening the financial sustainability of the Jewish community by encouraging donors to remember favorite Jewish organizations through a gift to an endowment fund during their lifetime or a gift in their will or estate plan after their lifetime.

  • Philanthropic Funds

    The Jewish Foundation of Memphis engages donors in ongoing charitable giving through the use of Donor Advised Funds, Designated Endowment Funds, Family Supporting Organizations for those desiring a more formalized structure and B’nai Tzedek Funds for teens.

  • Professional Advisory Group

    The Foundation recognizes the important role of professional advisors in helping clients make informed decisions about charitable giving and the tax and financial benefits gained by making these gifts. The Foundation is proud to have over 100 members in its Professional Advisory Group.

  • Teen Philanthropy

    Following a teen’s bar or bat mitzvah, the Foundation encourages Jewish teens to take an active role in philanthropy through participation in the Memphis B’nai Tzedek committee and the Teen Philanthropy Board.

Wish List for Jewish Foundation of Memphis Partner Organizations

Download the Wish List PDF here. To grant an agency's wish, contact Sheri Gadberry by email or at 901-374-0400. 

Anshei Sphard- Beth El Emeth

$350 – File cabinet for executive director's
$500 – Repair or replace small wheelchair
ramp at foyer entrance to synagogue
$1000 – New armchairs for bathrooms
$1200 – Replace Senior Rabbi's laptop
$1500 – ASBEE Youth Lounge equipment
and furniture
$2500 – Seed money for installing "Sky
Cops" security cameras on ASBEE property
$3000 – Hire consultant to give report on
how to bring building into compliance with
ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)
$6000 – Chair lift for stairs going to Rabbi’s
study and board room



Hillels of Memphis

$200 – Insulated food carrier to help with
bringing food for Shabbat dinners - FUNDED!



Memphis Jewish Community Center

$800 – Step and repeat banner with MJCC
$800 – Custom tennis court divider
$1100 – Crazy circuits maker space set for
youth department
$1400 – Waterproof bluetooth speakers
for all of the Early Childhood classrooms
$1500 – 8 tables for the Art House
$1700 – 2 boundary free easel systems for
the Art House
$2900 – Custom tennis court windscreens
$3800 – Update HVAC program hardware
to latest edition available

Baron Hirsch Congregation

$500 – Sponsor grand prizes for Super
Shabbos program
$1,500 – Sponsor Shavuot programming
for all ages
$2,500 – Sponsor a Yeshiva University
Fellows weekend
$3,000 – 150 new folding chairs to be used
in sukkah, and special events
$20,000 – Installing electronic security
gates on Synagogue property



Bornblum Jewish Community School

$400 – Backdrop material for
$500 – Portable display dividers
$550 – Shure BLX288/PG58 wireless
handheld microphone system
$1,000 – Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-
300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED lens
$6,000 – Hallway monitor system
$15,000 – Stage curtains



Memphis Jewish Home and Rehab

$330 – Amazon Echo Show and Echo Plus
for activities
$384 – Menu covers for each dining table
$1,384 – 3 new vacuums for
$1,659 – Deep Cut Band Saw, Multimeter
Kit, Inspection Camera, and HVAC
Recovery Machine for Maintenance Dept.
$6,145 – Nu-Step Exercise System for
Restorative Nursing Program
$6,645 – Omnicycle-Elite Motorized
Therapeutic Exercise System for
Restorative Nursing Program

Margolin Hebrew Academy/Finestone Yeshiva of the South

$1,000 – Recycling sponsor (cover costs
for 1 year)
$2,000 – New Chromebooks for incoming
3rd grade
$3,000 – Upgrade outdated school wifi
$6,000 – Upgrade classroom projectors in
twenty classrooms
$6,000 – 1 year cost to increase our
internet speed to better meet our school’s
technological needs



Beth Sholom Synagogue

$2,000 – Subsidize Torah reader incentive
$5,000 – Tot Shabbat training and
$10,000 – Subsidize community retreat



Temple Israel

$500/per student – Wendy & Avron
Fogelman Religious School Scholarships -
for Jewish educational and travel
$8,000/per student – Barbara K. Lipman
Early Learning Center scholarships



Jewish Community Partners

$72 – Easels, 4 needed -- 2 FUNDED!
$488 – Rolling White Board, 2 needed
$830 – Cross-Cut Shredder