My endowment for the Jewish people reflects the joy and energy I find throughout our community. As the executive director of the Jewish Community Foundation for the past 8 years, I feel blessed to have witnessed so many heart-filled conversations about giving back to the community. Meeting with people of all ages and backgrounds, I understand how the strength of our Jewish values compels us to the obligation of tzedakah and leaving the world a better place.

For my family, I am signing the Book of Life to honor my parents, Rita and Myron Joshel, who showed me through their actions what it means to be generous and active in a community.

For future generations, I want to help pass on the powerful values that this book represents.

May we all be blessed by the light and joy of our traditions.