As grandparents, it is a privilege to pass down our rich heritage to our children and our children's children. Sharing our cherished values and watching them guide the generations that follow, are among the greatest joys of Jewish life.

Now, JUF is offering another beautiful way to bring together two generations in the shared mitzvah of tzedakah.

L'DORon is a new JUF program helping grandparents introduce their grandchildren to the importance of tzedakah and collective giving. Its Hebrew name delivers a powerful two-fold message: DOR means generation, and DORON means gift. Together, they reflect the significance of transmitting our traditions L'Dor V'Dor, from generation to generation.

Here's how it works: Participating L'DORon grandparents make a gift of $18 or more to the JUF Annual Campaign each year in honor of your grandchild(ren) until they reach Bar/Bat Mitzvah age (13). At that point, you may continue to make the gift annually, or pass the torch—and the responsibility for supporting our community—to the next generation.

The birth of your grandchild is a wonderful way to start L'DORon giving, as are birthdays and Chanukah. When you register for L’DORon, your grandchild will receive a special certificate announcing that you have made this gift on his/her behalf. In subsequent years, JUF will send the child a L’DORon card acknowledging your gift – and providing an ideal opportunity to talk about tzedakah, Jewish values and the importance of caring for others in need.

To make a L'DORon gift please follow the link below, call 312-357-4920, email us, or download and print this registration form.