For over 140 years, the unwavering support of the community has enabled mission-critical services to continue. Donations support programs, services, and the facilities for infants age 6 weeks to adults aged 90 and better. Your support can be designated by cause and will make an impact in the community.  

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Honor, remember, congratulate or wish someone well. Your tribute will be recognized in the Center Peace and an acknowledgment will be sent to the designated recipient. Designate a fund from Early Childhood, Youth & Camp, Equipment & Facilities, and more.  

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Life & Legacy®, Assuring Jewish Tomorrows

LIFE & LEGACY® is a collaborate initiative that helps individuals and families create legacy gifts, providing a permanent source of support for the Jewish causes we care about in San Antonio. Founded on the principle that all of us, regardless of age, wealth or affiliation, can make an enduring impact. You can help ensure Jewish tomorrows for San Antonio Jewish organizations.  


LIFE & LEGACY® is a 4-year partnership program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF) that assists communities across North America, through partnerships with Jewish Federations and Foundations, to promote after-lifetime giving to benefit Jewish entities. LIFE & LEGACY motivates Jewish organizations to secure legacy gifts, steward donors and integrate legacy giving into the philanthropic culture of the Jewish community.
In San Antonio, eleven Jewish organizations have signed on to this initiative to collectively work together in securing legacy gifts which will support specific needs in the Jewish community for future generations with The Jewish Federation of San Antonio as the lead partner. 

Our Case Statement

The Barshop Jewish Community Center has provided programs for ‘birth through life’ for generations of San Antonio Jews, regardless of affiliation, and for greater San Antonio. Our mission is, and always has been, to strengthen Jewish life and inspire Jewish Journeys. With The Campus serving as our home, we unite the Jewish community, reinforcing the potential of individuals and families through the shared experience of arts & culture, education and fitness & recreation.
The JCC is an inclusive and welcoming intergenerational environment where differences are respected and similarities are celebrated. We help individuals and the community develop to their maximum potential, from our youngest member in Early Childhood to all adults as they age. The JCC empowers individuals to grow and live with dignity by providing programs and opportunities that enhance their lives.
Our legacy donors are our most ardent supporters. They believe in the JCC mission. They each have a JCC story that illustrates how their lives were impacted through experiences with Early Childhood, Camp, Arts & Culture or Fitness & Recreation.
Your Legacy gift ensures that the JCC will continue that mission, to thrive as an important, vibrant part of our community, and to serve as the central meeting place that preserves and strengthens Jewish life in San Antonio.


Thank you to those who have selected to support the Barshop JCC and/or The Campus of the San Antonio Jewish Community in their wills, trusts, retirement accounts or life insurance policies. (as of August 2020) 
Anonymous, Charlotte Sue Alterman, Gayle K. Alterman, Richard Alterman, Stanley Alterman, Jim Barshop and Family, Steve and Susan Butler, Jennifer and Mark Eichelbaum, Esther Feinberg, Jerry E. and Nancy K. Gerson, Rhonda Gurinsky, Danna Halff, Jim Halff, Leslie Hyman, Andrew D. Jacobson, Howard Kasanoff, Beth Karen Keough, Philip A. Kolovson, Sandy and Saul Levenshus , Marsha Penner, Kristy and Alan Petlin, Richard A. and Sara Planto, Cathy and Jim Pottorf, Shari and Randy Pulman, Drs. Irving and Joan Ratner (OBM), Michael and Susan Rosenberg, Jeff Siegel, Steve Silver, Miriam Courtney Silver, Alice and Richard Thorner, Barbie Scharf-Zeldes, Adam Zeldes

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