The Ner Tamid Society acknowledges and thanks individuals and families who have been supporting the UJA Annual Campaign of Greater MetroWest NJ for 25 years or more with its final virtual event of the year.
Wednesday, June 16 at 7:00pm, featuring world class musicians of the
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
You’ll be able sing and dance along as NJSO presents an evening of hits from Bernstein to Rogers & Hammerstein, Gershwin to Sondheim. You’ll also have the pleasure of a moderated conversation with NJSO’s President & CEO, Gabriel van Aalst and one of the NJSO musicians to hear about the intimate experience of being in the “pit” and playing on Broadway!
WHAT FEEDS YOUR SWEET TOOTH? A BISSEL CANDY!
Tuesday, February 16 at 7:00pm, featuring Sarah Lohman.
Ever wondered about the origins of our sweet tooth? Sarah Lohman, author of Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine and former Curator of Food Programming at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, will give us the history of candy sharing the origins of our sweet tooth along with a little insider information on some of our favorite sweets.
Sarah currently works with institutions around the country to create public programs focused on food. She has presented at The New York Public Library, the Museum of Science (Boston) and the Smithsonian Museum of American History to name a few.
CHINESE FOOD AND JEWS: A LOVE AFFAIR
Thursday, March 18 at 4:30pm featuring Andrew Coe.
For many Ashkenazi Jews in the United States, Christmastime sparks memories of egg rolls and General Tso’s chicken. How did the affinity for Chinese food amongst many Jews begin? Trace this delicious history from the turn-of-the-century Lower East Side to today’s take-out lo mein with Andrew Coe, author of Chop Suey: A Cultural History of Chinese Food in the United States. Andrew is also a food writer and culinary historian who has written for Gastronomica, Saveur, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.
A Circle of Dedicated Donors
The Ner Tamid Society, more than 2,000 strong, sustains Jewish values and ensures the future of the Jewish community locally, in Israel, and around the world. Every contribution, at any level, strengthens our Jewish community’s safety net for those in need. The Ner Tamid Society Thank You Celebration, held every two years, recognizes the dedication of this special group of donors.
If you are a member of the Ner Tamid Society, we are indebted to you for your enduring commitment to Federation. You have touched the lives of millions of people in Greater MetroWest and beyond.
Your Impact Can Endure
To ensure that their impact continues in perpetuity, many Ner Tamid Society members consider making a legacy gift.
When you make Federation’s UJA Annual Campaign a part of your legacy, you secure the future of the Jewish community that was built on the foundation of your contributions. Your legacy gift also makes a powerful statement to your family and the wider community that our Jewish future matters to you.
One of the biggest misconceptions about legacy giving is that only the wealthy can do it. In fact, everyone can plan a legacy gift, regardless of current income or assets.
The most common types of legacy gift include:
- A bequest in a will
- A beneficiary designation in a retirement fund
- A beneficiary designation in a life insurance policy
- An outright gift of a life insurance policy that’s no longer needed
Learn more about ways to make a legacy gift.
Have you included a bequest to Jewish Federation or the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ in your estate plans? If so, please let us know so that we can express our appreciation.