We were both born in New York City to parents who came to the USA from Turkey in 1920. Growing up as Sephardic Jews, we were taught to always share our good fortune with people who are less fortunate and in need of assistance.

As a result, we have embraced the principle of Tzedakah, and we believe that our children will continue this family tradition.

We recognize the importance of endowments and we hope that our legacy gifts to the Jewish community, including the Lion of Judah endowment, will not only help to provide the assistance needed by the less fortunate, but will also insure the preservation of our heritage, culture and traditions.