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
$1,000 – New armchairs for bathrooms
$1,200Replace Senior Rabbi's laptop - FUNDED!
$1,500 – ASBEE Youth Lounge equipment
and furniture
$2,500 – Seed money for installing "Sky
Cops" security cameras on ASBEE property
$3,000 – Hire consultant to give report on
how to bring building into compliance with
ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)
$6,000 – Chair lift for stairs going to Rabbi’s
study and board room



Hillels of Memphis

$1,000Hillel T-shirts - FUNDED!



Memphis Jewish Community Center

$800 – Step and repeat banner with MJCC
$1,100 – Crazy circuits maker space set for
youth department
$1,400 – Waterproof bluetooth speakers
for all of the Early Childhood classrooms
$1,500 – 8 tables for the Art House
$1,700 – 2 boundary free easel systems for
the Art House
$3,800 – Update HVAC program hardware
to latest edition available

Baron Hirsch Congregation

$500 – Sponsor grand prizes for Super
Shabbos program
$750 – New color printer

$1,000 - New projector
$2,500 – Sponsor a Yeshiva University
Fellows weekend
$4,000 – New food warmer for kitchen
$7,500 -- Sponsor Acapella Shabbat
$20,000 – Installing electronic security
gates on Synagogue property



Bornblum Jewish Community School

$400Backdrop material for
$500Portable display dividers - FUNDED!
$550Shure BLX288/PG58 wireless
handheld microphone system
$1,000Nikon 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

$330Amazon Echo Show and Echo Plus
for activities
$695 – 5 CPR Mannequins for training 
$1,384 – 3 new vacuums for housekeeping
$1,273 – 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
$3,000Upgrade outdated school wifi
$6,000 – Upgrade projectors in 20 classrooms
$6,000 – 1 year cost to increase internet speed to meet technological needs



Beth Sholom Synagogue

$700 - Set of 4 shiva chairs - FUNDED!

1,100 - New books for the 5 Megillot (120 books) - FUNDED!

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



Temple Israel

$10,000 - Website

$18,000 - Worship sound system, Daniziger Chapel

$38,000 - Worship sound system, Main Sanctuay

$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

$500Shalom Baby initiative, sending baskets to families with new babies - FUNDED!
$488Rolling White Board, 2 needed - FUNDED!
$830Cross-Cut Shredder - FUNDED!