Create a Lasting Legacy

Forward-looking philanthropy helps you make a significant long-term contribution that otherwise might be beyond reach. Legacy gifts make a huge impact on the long-term sustainability and financial health of the Gordon JCC. Consider making a provision for the J through your will or estate plan, retirement accounts or through other planned giving methods. In one way or another, your life is rooted in Jewish experiences that have connected you to the Jewish community. You may already support the Gordon JCC but have you included it in your will or estate plan? By making a legacy commitment, you can:

  • Convey your commitment to Jewish life in Nashville and express values instilled in you by your parents and grandparents
  • Assure that the place you care about continues to thrive for future generations and perpetuate the Jewish traditions you cherish.


Your Legacy Gift Helps the J

  • Be THE hub of Jewish life in Nashville, with programming and activities for every age group, whether you are 6 weeks or 102 years old and a gathering spot for all Jews of all denominations, as well as non-Jews
  • Enhance Jewish continuity and Jewish identity in order to perpetuate Jewish values and offer a home to the Jewish agencies that look after our friends, family, neighbors and community.
  • Open our doors to all members of the community regardless of means, with support from scholarships. 


Legacy Donors

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Kevin and Theresa Alexandroni
Richard Barnett
Jamie & Jeremy Brook
Lauren Cooper
Erin Coleman
Billy & Jamie Eskind
Lori & Brad Fishel
Joyce & Gilbert Fox III
Dara Freiberg
Cindee S. Gold
Frank and Barbara Ghertner
Frank & Gwen Gordon
Gail Gordon Jacobs
Amy & Dan Goldstein
Joel C. Gordon
Robert Gordon
Heidi & John Hassenfeld
David Heller
Eugene & Reva Heller
Nancy Jacobs
Raymond Jacobs
Jackie Karr
Marion A. Katz
Terry Klein King
Howard Kirshner
Ruth Klar
Evelyn & Marvin Koch
Keith & Meryl Kraft
Lee & Glenda Kraft
Stephen Lapidus
Matt Leff
Barbara Grossman Levy
Sara Melamed
Evan Nahmias
Laurel Orley
Maria & Bernard Pargh
Franklin Pargh
Suzy Perlman
Jessica Pinsly
Marcia Raimi
Steven & Esther Remer
Carla and Mark Rosenthal
Iris Rotker
Jon Rotker
Marilyn Rubin
Leslie Sax
Barbara & Larry Speller
David Steine, Jr.
Marcia Stewart
Cynthia Trainer
Alyssa Trachtman
Kelly & Jacob Unger
Karen & Howard L. Weil
Erin & Greg Zagnoev

What is LIFE & LEGACY?

The Gordon JCC is one of thirteen community partners participating in Nashville’s LIFE & LEGACY program. LIFE & LEGACY is a partnership of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF) and the Jewish Federation and Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee that promotes after-lifetime giving to benefit the entire Jewish community – synagogues, local and overseas Jewish agencies, schools and other Jewish organizations. It represents a shared commitment by local agencies and congregations to work together to secure a more vibrant Jewish future. The program is founded on the principle that all of us, regardless of age, wealth or affiliation can make an enduring impact.

For more information about how to create your legacy, please contact Leslie Sax Executive Director at 615.354.1633 or Dara Freiberg Membership and Development Director at 615.354.1639.


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