The Gottesman Gesher Campaign
Building a Bridge to the Next Century of Jewish Life

The Gottesman Gesher Campaign

NJY Camps Celebrates Historic $2M Gift from Paula Gottesman and the Gottesman Family Supporting Foundation

We are proud to announce the Gottesman Gesher Campaign: Building a Bridge to the Next Century of Jewish Life. This marks a milestone contribution from Paula Gottesman, a distinguished member of the NJY Camps board, and the Paula and Jerry Gottesman Family Supporting Foundation of the Jewish Community Foundation (JCF) of Greater MetroWest NJ. This historic $2 million pledge marks a significant investment in the future of Jewish camping and Jewish continuity.

Innovative Matching Donation Strategy

The $2 million donation is structured to maximize community involvement and philanthropic engagement. The Gottesman Family Supporting Foundation will provide a 1:1 match for gifts or pledges of $50,000 or more. Contributions under $50,000 will be matched 1:2, encouraging widespread participation and support from all levels of donors. Click here to contribute today.

The Paula and Jerry Gottesman Family Supporting Foundation: A Legacy of Giving

The Gottesman Family Supporting Foundation, renowned for its commitment to Jewish educational and communal development, has been a pivotal force in supporting various initiatives that foster growth, learning, and leadership among Jewish youth. The Foundation has been a national leader in supporting affordability and excellence at Jewish day schools and Jewish camps, with a vision for nurturing strong, vibrant, Jewish communities. The Gottesman Foundation is housed at the JCF, the planned giving and endowment arm of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ.

Paula Gottesman shared: “We in the Gottesman Family Foundation look forward to having others join us to support and enable our children to attend a thriving NJY Camps. There, the campers will not only experience all the usual camp activities, but they will also be secure and proud of their Judaism, their people, Israel, and what they stand for. We are happy to invest in this program and believe that those who join us will find dividends beyond their expectations.”

A New Chapter for NJY Camps

This generous gift from the Gottesman Family Supporting Foundation propels NJY Camps into a new era of growth and impact. It will enable the expansion of programs, enhancement of facilities, and the empowerment of more young Jewish lives through the unique experiences NJY Camps offers.

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