Tribute Gifts


Have you ever heard of a Tribute Gift? It’s a traditional Jewish way to mark important dates or milestones in honor or in memory of those we know and love. Just a few examples of when Tribute Gifts are especially popular: birthdays, anniversaries, religious and secular holidays alike, from Rosh Hashanah and Passover to Mother’s & Father’s Day. Many also choose to mark the passing of a respected community member or loved one through tribute gifts, or to honor someone on their Yahrzeit (the anniversary date of a death).

When you make a Tribute Gift to the J, we notify the honoree (or the tribute’s family in the case of memorials) with a beautiful card and note of your choosing, and your gift is memorialized in our Honor Roll/Report on Giving which is distributed annually.

With Mother’s Day around the corner, we recognize you may be looking for an opportunity to give the Mothers in your lives a meaningful gift that will have a lasting impact on the Southern Maine community. If you’d like to make a Mother’s Day gift in honor or in memory of someone you love, and would like a card sent in time for the special day, please make your donation by Wednesday evening, May 6th.


To give securely online to the JCA’s Annual Campaign which supports all facets of the J, along with making local and overseas allocations, CLICK HERE.

To give securely online to Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services, CLICK HERE.


Please note, donations in general can be made securely online, as well as by mail and phone like usual. When sending donations by mail, please allow a little extra time for processing and gift acknowledgement.

Todah Rabah (thank you) for your ongoing support of the J and all the many ways it allows us to enrich this incredible community!


– Ashley DiPietro, Director of Development 

For more information please contact Ashley at adipietro(at)

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