The greatest influences in my commitment to Judaism have been my grandparents and my time in Israel. My grandparents were the type of people who gave without seeking recognition. They helped out because it was the right thing to do. My time in Israel truly brought home to me the beauty, the magnificence and the amazing history of the Jewish people. Judaism represents, to me, an unbroken chain of commitment and hope. It is in the spirit of dor l’dor that I make this gift, to continue my support for my synagogue, and to set an example of tzedakah for my children and future generations.