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Jacob and Leslie Bercovitz Our family is very fortunate to belong to a very warm and caring Jewish community. Our Holy Day celebrations have become more meaningful when shared with some of the friends we’ve made over the years by participating actively in our Synagogue and Day School. It is our hope that our Synagogue and community continue to grow and prosper serving the needs of other families like ours. Through our endowment gift we feel we are doing our part in continuing this legacy for our children and grandchildren. By contributing to their economic survival we can guarantee a place of worship, of continued Jewish education and Torah study as well as participation in activities that will bond the Jewish community for generations to come.

Karl and Audrey Jacobs Torah is a precious gift. Audrey and I are indebte the Soille Hebrew Day School for all it has done preserve and transmit Jewish learning to generat of students and their families. Recognizing the profound impact that Soille San D Hebrew Day School has had on our family and Jewish community at large, we are eternally than for the dedication and generosity of its founder supporters, leaders and educators. We recognize own obligation to ensure its legacy. It is a joy for us to fulfill the mitzvah of tzedakah benefit future students and families of Soille Heb Day School. Theresa Dupuis and Gary Kornfeld We feel so fortunate to be a part of San Diego's Je family. We are grateful for the foresight and gene of those who have gone before us, and whose ef have sustained our community. By leaving a leg gift, it is our hope that, in some small way, we wi providing the same for those that follow us.

Seth Krosner


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The tradition of Tikkun Olam, the repair of the world, is among Judaism’s greatest gifts to humanity. My life has been shaped by a culture dedicated to healing the sick, protecting the weak, and providing for the needy. But our tradition teaches us that the work of Tikkun Olam may never be finished. Certainly one life span, however long, is in the end not a very long time. We can hope, however, to leave the world a little bit better than we found it. My work as a trauma surgeon has taught me that one is never too young to have a will. As I prepared mine, I thought carefully about providing for those I love. I also thought carefully about providing for the world they would inherit. Would that world provide the same resources and opportunities that I enjoyed? The institutions that had made my life more meaningful – the schools, synagogues, and charities – would they be there for my loved ones and for future generations? Would there even be future generations of Jews in a hundred, or five hundred, or a thousand years without secure Jewish institutions tomorrow, and the next day, and the day after that? I will not be there to ensure the strength of the synagogues, community centers, and agencies that will serve the Jewish world in five hundred years. What I can do, and will do through my planned gifts, is help to make sure that the Jews of the next generation will have the tools to create a vibrant Jewish life for their great-grandchildren, who will in turn become the greatgrandchildren of that distant generation. We live as Jews today because our ancestors taught their children to see into the future and care about the world their great-grandchildren’s great-grandchildren would inherit. Since I have no children of my own, I see the gifts I have arranged in my will as my stake in our shared future. They will be my next generation.

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Jacob and Leslie Bercovitz Our family is very fortunate to belong to a very warm and caring Jewish community. Our Holy Day celebrations have...