Jane and Joshua Sosland

Optimism is a precious Jewish value, one powerfully embodied in the JCF Book of Life. Our tradition teaches that “those who provide for charity are like stars forever and ever.” This metaphor of stars rings especially true for planned giving. While we look to the stars with childlike hope, the light we see is actually thousands of years old when it reaches our eyes. Similarly, when we leave a charitable legacy, it is for a future world impossible for us to see today with true clarity, making such giving acts of genuine and powerful faith.