As Hannukah approaches, we are reminded of this amazing story by former Board Member Jane Matlaw, and we want to share it with you.
“When my children were young, they got something small each night of Hanukkah. Growing up, my parents had demonstrated the importance of giving back and I wanted to pass this value onto my children, as well. I wanted not just to talk about, but actually engage in philanthropy.
We began a tradition of foregoing gifts on one night and giving to a nonprofit organization whose work promoted our values and what we believed in. I wanted to demonstrate to my children that giving back is part of our Jewish and family tradition, and that financial philanthropy was one of many ways to do so.”