The Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Mercer (JCFGM) and the Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties (JFedSHAW) announced a new partnership on Nov. 9.
The Mercer foundation will serve as an advisor on the launch of a new LIFE & LEGACY program, specifically designed to sustain Jewish life in the JFedSHAW region.
Additionally, JFedSHAW and other Jewish agencies will be entrusting JCFGM to manage their endowment and other organizational funds.
“There is no better time than now and no better reason to work together and strive to provide a strong future for our tri-county Jewish community. We are excited to become part of the LIFE & LEGACY team with the help and resources of Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Mercer,” Ellen Teller, president of JFedSHAW, said in a prepared statement.
“We are delighted to partner with the Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren communities and look forward to many years of working together to further our shared vision,” Chip Loeb, foundation president, said in the statement.
“One of the central roles of JFedSHAW is to ensure the well-being and longevity of Jewish communal institutions. The LIFE & LEGACY program is an extremely effective way to do this. We’re excited to work with the Greater Mercer Foundation to bring this program to the Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties Jewish community,” Robin Wishnie, executive director of JFedSHAW, said in the statement.
A virtual kick-off of the JFedSHAW LIFE & LEGACY program was held on Oct. 29.
LIFE & LEGACY was established in 2012 by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.