Pictured are some of the members of the Moravitz family - Ben, Ed, Flo Mae, Joy, and Jennifer – who traveled to Israel this past October to dedicate a plaque in Karmiel in honor of Flo Mae and in memory of their beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Stanley, z"l.
|Flo Mae Moravitz has established a gift in perpetuity in memory of her late husband, Stanley - a Pittsburgh native and devout Zionist and philanthropist - that provides needs-based scholarships for Pittsburgh's youth to travel in Israel. |
As part of a recent contribution to the Centennial Fund for a Jewish Future (CFJF), the Stanley (z"l) and Flo Mae Moravitz Israel Scholarship Endowment Fund will impact the next generation of Jewish Pittsburgh for years to come by offering subsidies to local teens and young adults traveling on accredited programs to Israel. Applicants must demonstrate financial need to qualify.
The Moravitz Endowment Fund will be administered by the Federation and will begin accepting applications this spring.
CFJF, which is operated by the Federation's Jewish Community Foundation, is the most ambitious planned giving undertaking this community has ever seen, providing immediate and ongoing funding to make quality Jewish education available to everyone.
To date, CFJF has raised more than $17 million.
"The Moravitz Endowment Fund demonstrates not only extraordinary generosity but also tremendous insight and vision" said Cindy Shapira, Co-Chair of CFJF along with her husband, David. "This is forward-thinking philanthropy. Commitments like the Moravitz Endowment Fund translate talk into action, providing the resources for Pittsburghers to connect directly with Israel and deepen their Jewish identity."
By creating a fund that ensures that countless young adults from Pittsburgh experience Israel – and thereby increase their likelihood of Jewish affiliation later in life – Flo Mae has guaranteed that her husband's legacy will live on through the thousands of people empowered to forge their own Jewish identity.
When young adults are attached emotionally to Israel, there is a better chance they will remain connected to their Judaism now and later in life.
For more information or to apply for a scholarship, please contact Amy Karp, Administrator of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh i-Connect Scholarships, at email@example.com or 412-521-1101.
For more information about the Centennial Fund for a Jewish Future, please contact Sharon Perelman, Associate Director of the Jewish Community Foundation, at 412-992-5224 or firstname.lastname@example.org.