Netzach Legacy Society

The Netzach Legacy Society recognizes donors who intend to include the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in their estate plans through a planned gift. Planned gifts include bequests, charitable remainder trusts, and property interests.

The word netzach means eternity in Hebrew. Through their planned gift to Pardes, members of The Netzach Legacy Society help ensure the eternity of the Jewish people by supporting the work of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies. Providing Pardes with specific information regarding the purpose of a bequest or planned gift allows Pardes to ensure that your philanthropic intentions can be carried out. In addition, this information greatly helps Pardes in planning for the future.

If you have provided for Pardes in your estate plan but have not yet informed us, please consider doing so. We would be honored to enroll you in The Netzach Legacy Society and include your name in publications honoring members. Membership involves no dues or obligations.

To date, The Netzach Legacy Society has raised nearly $4,000,000 for Pardes.

For more information or to request membership, please contact Abbey Silberman Fagin, Chief Development Officer, at

Why is the Netzach Legacy Society important?

In many cases, planned giving allows a donor to leave a gift larger than they ever thought possible. In doing so, you are not only helping to secure Pardes’s financial future, but you are also leaving a philanthropic legacy that is sure to impact your children and grandchildren. You are passing on your values – your commitment to charitable giving, to open and serious Torah learning and to Israel. You are directly helping Pardes to fulfill its mission to provide an Israel learning experience that is second to none while also inspiring others to follow your example.

Planned giving achieves all of these incredible goals while also helping your family to protect assets by eliminating or reducing exposure to taxes. Making a planned gift can be a very meaningful and savvy decision that benefits you, your children and Pardes.

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From our Society Members

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“We joined The Netzach Legacy Society because Jewish continuity is a passion of ours, Jewish education has been proven to be critical to ensuring Jewish continuity, and Pardes is, in our view, THE premier Jewish educational institution in the world.”
– Hope and Noah Alper, Berkeley, CA


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“We find the best way to express our commitment to perpetuating Judaism is by supporting a school which educates our future clergy, teachers and lay leaders.”
– Paulayne and Arthur Epstein, Columbus, OH


Netzach Legacy Society Members

Anonymous (2)
Anonymous (7)*
Alper Family
Richard and Rachel Aron
Jean Balcombe*
Dasee Berkowitz and Rabbi Leon Morris*
Bracha and Kobi Berkson*
Ricki and Dr. David I. Bernstein*
Marcia Bordman z”l *

Jamie and Carrie Bornstein*
Joshua Chadajo and Natalie Salem*
Mark S. Cohen*
Tabby and John Corre*
Ruth and Rabbi Moshe Corson*
Ruth Cummings Lehman and Rafi Lehman
Deborah Denenberg
Stephen and Marsha Donshik*
Emily and Dan Einhorn
Paulayne and Arthur Epstein
Rabbi Anne Feibelman*
Stephen Feingold*
Adam and Lynne Weinstein Frank
Nadia and Professor Brian Glenville
Paz and Rick Goldberg*
Francine M. Gordon*
Gail Gordon
Paula and Jerry z”l Gottesman*
Abbie and Moshe Greenberg*
Rachel Gross*
Dr. Jan Hackman
Laurie Heller
Betty Kaplan z”l and Raymond Kaplan z”l
Audrey Kaplan Scher and Harvey Scher
Bryan Kocen*
Howard and Shirley Kossoy*
Jason Kravitz*
David Kuney and Cathy Simon*
Gary Tuvia Joseph Lavit*
Mark and Gloria Levenfus
Michael Levy and Rise Ain

*New members since 2016

Rosemary E. Linsider*
Steven Mazer*
Robert and Susan Mednick*
Amy and Robert Messing*
Dr. Robert Meth
Anna Olswanger
Elliott Oshry*
Barak and Amira Platt
Jeff Pollock*
Shoni and Sherwin Pomerantz*
Julie and Lowell Potiker
Renee Rabinowitz z”l*
Sandford z”l and Laurayne Ratner
Deborah Renert*
Judge David Richman*
Shai and Judy Robkin*
Joel L. Rubinovich*
Shira Sacks*
Shirley and Matthew Schein*
Falynn Schmidt*
Robyn Schneider
David Shalev
Phil Shaw and Shira Gordon*
Deborah Shapira and Barry Stern
Lisa Silverman and Joshua Levin*
Shelby and Linda Silverman
Jeffrey Stern and Frances Rodriguez-Stern
Michael Swirsky*
Micha z”l and Yael z”l Taubman
Toby Ticktin Back
Mark Travis*
Dr. Jan Tuttleman z”l
Sheldon and Ruth Weinstein
Melissa Werthan*
Moshe and Libby Werthan
Tony Woolfson and Judith Harris
Patti Zetlin