James and Carla Jacoby

When my ancestors arrived at Ellis Island from Russia and Romania, at the turn of the 20th Century, they brought with them more than a few tangible belongings, they brought their heritage from preceding generations to share with those in the generations to come. As a recipient of that rich heritage, I am grateful to have the opportunity to provide a legacy that would honor the memory of those that have preceded me in life. In addition to passing our faith, history and culture to our son, I now have the privilege of bestowing that gift to those that follow me in life. Through the United Jewish Federation (UJF), I am able to preserve the Jewish heritage and the faith in Judaism that has endured for centuries and will continue to thrive for generations to come.