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Endowments, Reserves and Purses

Currently Jewish Family Services holds the following Endowments and Reserves:

  • Shragge Endowment – established from a bequest by Ida Shragge z”l, with proceeds to be used by Jewish Family Services where the need is greatest.
  • David & Clara Mintz Endowment – established by their children to preserve their memory, with proceeds to be used to assist children to attend Jewish summer camps when the cost would otherwise be an obstacle.
  • Lilli & Emanuel Schlesinger Endowment – established by their children from Holocaust victim compensation payments to preserve their memory, with proceeds to be used to assist with the practical needs of Jewish Family Services clients.
  • Vaughn & Janice Seward Purse – established and supported on an ongoing basis by the Sewards, to be used to assist with the practical needs of Jewish Family Services clients.
  • Sigma Alpha Mu Reserve – established by the trustees of the defunct Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity to assist Jewish students with the cost of education at the University of Alberta.
  • Kevura Reserve – established by JFS and funded by directed donations to assist with burials for Jewish people where the cost is a burden to the family.
  • The River Community Church Purse – established and supported on an ongoing basis by The River Community Church, to be used to assist with the needs of immigrants coming to Jewish Family Services.
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