Helping Jewish Immigrants.
Over 15 years ago, Abraham Gray (z”l) and Elfrieda Meth (z”l) met with the Jewish Community Foundation to ensure that other lives would be changed the way their lives had been. They created the Abraham Gray and Elfrieda Meth Endowment Fund to make certain that the American Dream would come true for immigrants year after year and give back to the Jewish Community that gave them so much to be thankful for.
Immigrants come to the U.S. not speaking English, without jobs, without healthcare and without community.
Today, due in large part to the grant from the Abraham Gray and Elfrieda Meth Endowment Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation, Jewish Family Service is able to provide programming for these immigrant families. Jewish Family Service’s Refugee Resettlement department case-manages approximately 45 people each month. They help these clients adjust to their new lives here in the U.S. by teaching them how to navigate the medical system, banks, public transportation and find jobs. This fund will be held in perpetuity at the Jewish Community Foundation to continue to support Jewish immigrants. And more importantly, introduce them and welcome them to the San Diego Jewish community.
Access to Music Education
One of the fondest memories Dr. Bernard Corbman (z”l) had of his childhood was taking music lessons. He and his wife, Rose (z”l) shared a love for classical music and the arts. Bernard and Rose felt their lives and their successes were directly related to their exposure to classical music and musical instruction, and when it came to their philanthropic decisions, they wanted to fund musical talent.
The Bernard and Rose Corbman Endowment Fund awards grants that provide instruments and/or musical instruction to talented youth who would not otherwise be able to afford it and makes certain that this need will always be met. This fund will be held in perpetuity at the Jewish Community Foundation to continue to support, musically talented, at risk youth.
The San Diego Young Artists Music Academy (SDYAMA) provides a wide variety of programs in vocal, instrumental, choir, dance and other positive musical activities in a healthy and safe environment. This programming exists, in large part, due to the grant from the Bernard and Rose Corbman Endowment Fund. Bernard and Rose Corbman set up this endowment so that after their lifetimes, their generosity could continue and students from low income backgrounds would benefit from classical music education.
The Jewish Community Foundation’s legacy program helps individuals and families create legacy gifts, providing a permanent source of support for causes they care about. For more information, please contact Sharleen Wollach at email@example.com or (858) 279-2740.