CHW Legacy Circle
CHW Legacy Circle:
Miriam Peletz About as deep as her family roots are her roots with CHW, and just as Miriam will have a long lasting legacy with her family, she will also have one with CHW. Her CHW Legacy Circle gift will ensure that her memory, and life-long commitment to supporting Israel and CHW will live on. The Legacy Circle gives Miriam the opportunity to continue to make an impact on the lives of others long after she personally cannot.
The most important thing in Miriam Peletz’ s life is her family. Along with her husband of 65 years, Beryl, Miriam has three daughters, 11 grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. Her legacy as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother is firmly planted in her family’s roots. About as deep as her family roots are her roots with CHW, and just as Miriam will have a long lasting legacy with her family, she will also have one with CHW. Her CHW Legacy Circle gift will ensure that her memory, and life-long commitment to supporting Israel and CHW will live on. The Legacy Circle gives Miriam the opportunity to continue to make an impact on the lives of others, long after she personally cannot.
also held the role of Financial Secretary, Treasurer, and Vice-President at the National level. For Miriam, joining the CHW Legacy Circle was an easy decision. She was the first Legacy Chairman in Montreal, so joining the Legacy Circle was just a natural progression. Miriam says, “I thought that the Legacy gift was very important, I know that it will provide money for all of CHW’s innovative programs that will make an impact for the future of CHW.” She continues, “CHW does so much wonderful work for children, healthcare and women in Israel, and I want to ensure that it continues long after I’m gone.”
Miriam first got involved with CHW many years ago, when a group of her friends wanted to do something that wouldn’t only be fun socially, but more importantly would be a way to do something positive for Israel. Miriam and her friends joined a chapter in Montreal, and she hasn’t looked back since.
CHW has been a part of Miriam’s life for so long that she cannot single out a particular moment in which she instantly decided to become a member of the Legacy Circle. Miriam explains, “just the idea that I can still help contribute to the success of CHW, and all the programs benefitting Israel after I’m gone is truly a wonderful feeling.” Miriam continues by saying, “I love the concept of The Legacy Circle.”
Over her years as a CHW Member, Miriam has held countless positions at chapter, centre, and national levels. She has held every role at the chapter level, including being President of her chapter for 18 years. She has also held every executive role at the Montreal Centre, including President from 1980-82, and has
When asked about the future of her philanthropy, which already has a very impressive history, Miriam says, “I just want to carry on the great work the organization is doing, and it has been an honour to have been able to be a part of CHW for as long as I have.” She also brought up the idea that not knowing
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