Articles by Julie Diamond


What is an ethical will?

An ethical will is a document that is written to express someone’s deepest personal values in order to pass those along from one generation to the next. It is not legally binding. This practice, though it dates back to biblical and medieval times, resurfaced in the Jewish community around the 19th century and more recently…


Charitable gifts of business shares

You give generously every year to the nonprofit organizations you love – your synagogue, the Jewish overnight camp you went to as a kid, the day school and your alma mater. You’ve worked hard for decades and are starting to think seriously about retirement. Maybe you’re not sure how you’ll continue to make your charitable…

Create A Jewish Legacy

Oregon Jewish Community Foundation has been selected as one of seven pilot communities for the new Life & Legacy – a community partnership program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. OJCF will be eligible for match funds from the Grinspoon Foundation for two years along with the guidance and mentorship of the Grinspoon organization to support…

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