Honoring Two Generations at JTS
Rabbi Bruce and Tamra Dollin owe even more than their education and careers to JTS—they were introduced by a mutual friend who worked here, and the rest is history.
Tammy, a legacy community consultant at the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, is an alumna of the Kekst Graduate School, while Bruce, rabbi of the Hebrew Educational Alliance in Denver, Colorado, attended The Rabbinical School. Two of their four children—sons Shai and Akiva—attended List College.
“Education is prized in our home,” Tammy said, “and we didn’t want our kids’ Jewish education to end when they went off to college. Once you get into List, you’re part of a community, influenced by people around you.”
Bruce and Tammy are proud that two generations of Dollins have studied at JTS. To honor this family tradition, they have included JTS in their estate plan, becoming members of the Tzaddikim Society.
To create their planned gift, she said, “we designated a percentage of our main retirement account to be directed to charitable causes. Our kids are all headed toward independence, and they won’t need what’s left after our lifetime. Using it to support the things that we care about is a meaningful opportunity to us.”
“Our lives have been dedicated to serving the Jewish people,” Tammy said. “I wanted to make sure we perpetuate the causes and Jewish institutions we value most, like JTS.”READ MORE STORIES OF ALUMNI GIVING SEE ALL ALUMNI WHO MADE SIGNIFICANT GIFTS TO THE CROSSROADS CAMPAIGN