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 As you are aware, this is a time of great uncertainty and anxiety in our community.  The Jewish Foundation of Memphis put together a list of the Jewish community’s organizations needs stemming from Coronavirus.

Jewish Foundation of Memphis Coronavirus Needs List

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If you would like to transfer from your existing donor advised fund at the Jewish Foundation of Memphis contact us at (901) 374-0400 or by email.

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To mail your contribution, make checks payable to Jewish Foundation of Memphis and please note your fund name in the memo line.


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Jewish Foundation of Memphis
6560 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38138

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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.

Agency Needs List

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

Anshei Sphard- Beth El Emeth

$500 – Repair or replace small wheelchair
ramp at foyer entrance to synagogue
$600 – Installation of "RING" brand video doorbell to secure the buidling during daily morning and evening services
$6,000 – Chair lift for stairs going to Rabbi’s
study and board room



Hillels of Memphis

No needs at this time



Memphis Jewish Community Center

$3,000- Internal security radio system
$9,500- Additional security cameras to be placed in the ECC hallway and near pavilion cage area

$100,000- Physical security modifications to MJCC front entrance

$100,000- Mass notification system for critical emergency


Jewish Family Service

$1 - 100 – To purchase food for Kosher Food Pantry

Baron Hirsch Congregation

$3,000- Refurbish and replace worn hardware on many exterior doors

$30,000  Install electronic security gates in the parking lots

$5.000 – Repair potholes and various asphalt issues in the driveways and parking lot



Bornblum Jewish Community School

$375- Recycling bins
$6,250- Paint outdoor window trims, doors, and portico
$30,000- School sone traffic lights and signs 


Memphis Jewish Home and Rehab

$10,000-  New website design

Margolin Hebrew Academy/Finestone Yeshiva of the South

$3,500-  Additional security cameras to increase security coverage
$7,500-  Privacy shades for exterior windows of the high school classrooms

$10,000-  Bulletproof doors at the main entrance of the school



Beth Sholom Synagogue

$1,200- Walkie Talkies to establish communications between security guards at entrance and personnel in the sanctuary

$1,500-  Stop the Bleed kits (10 kits)

$3,000- Interior locks to create hard rooms that can be locked from the inside in case of emergency
$5,000- New door lock system to enable us to lock down the building in an emergency

$8,000- Window film to make the office and library impact resistant


Temple Israel

$38,000 - Worship sound system for main sanctuary

$500/per student – Wendy & Avron
Fogelman Religious School Scholarships -
for Jewish educational and travel
$5,000/per student – Barbara K. Lipman
Early Learning Center scholarships

$16,000- Security communications radio



Jewish Community Partners




  • 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.

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