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Gladys and Karl Friedman Endowment Funds of the LJCC

Thanks to dozens of generous donors, endowment dollars are making a big difference at the LJCC!

An Endowment gift is one that is created to last forever, with the yearly income used to fund current needs. In 2004, the family of LJCC funds within the Birmingham Jewish Foundation were named in honor of Gladys and Karl Friedman to recognize their exceptional commitment to the Levite Jewish Community Center. The Gladys and Karl Friedman Endowment Funds of the Levite Jewish Community Center have been working from one end of our Campus to the other.

Wherever you look, you can see the results of our endowment dollars—new fitness equipment, basketball court improvements, tennis court signs, landscaping and picnic tables for the Levite Field, computer software and hardware upgrades, pool roof repair and a big screen television for the Senior Lounge—just to mention a few. In addition, endowment dollars are at work in programming areas, helping to put the “heart” into our LJCC campus. Funding for a Jewish educator has been underwritten by our endowment funds, as well as the Senior’s Lunch Program and scholarships for our children to attend pre-school and day camp.

Bricks and mortar provide the housing for activities…programming provides the soul for our Levite Jewish Community Center. The Gladys and Karl Friedman Endowment Funds of the Levite Jewish Community Center are providing for today and planning for tomorrow. Join the donors whose foresight has provided the foundation for our Center’s future. A gift may be given during your lifetime, in your estate, through a trust, by insurance or from the proceeds of your retirement plan. If you would like information on creating an exciting, living legacy in your name for the Levite Jewish Community Center or contributing to an existing fund, contact Sally Friedman, Executive Director of the Birmingham Jewish Foundation, 803-1519, sallyf@bjf.org, or Betzy Lynch, Executive Director of the LJCC, 879-0411, or blynch@bhamjcc.org for more information.

Here is a listing of currently available endowment funds:

  • Gabriel & Dyna Asman Memorial
  • Fund Barnes LJCC Handball Fund
  • Brook Family LJCC Jewish Education Fund
  • Monroe & Tessie Cohen LJCC Fund
  • Marvin Cohn School Jewish Enrichment Fund
  • Lori & Stephen Dorsky LJCC Fund
  • Melba & Ape Epsman Institute and Senior Adult Fund
  • Karl & Gladys Friedman LJCC Fund
  • Hermione & Ed Friend LJCC Fund
  • Goodman Family LJCC Fund
  • Esther & Jack Levy Fund
  • Mr. & Mrs. Abe Kaplan LJCC Fund
  • Bessie Cohen Joffe Indoor Pool Fund 
  • Levite JCC Endowment Fund 
  • Ted & Marjorie Levite JCC Fund
  • Leonard Lewis LJCC Fund 
  • Dorothy L. McLeod Memorial Fund
  • Barbara & Stuart Royal LJCC Fund 
  • Caren & Jerry Seligman LJCC Fund 
  • Joyce & Arthur Serwitz LJCC Fund 
  • Sirote Camping Fund 
  • Carrie & Richard Pizitz Family Fund
  • Gonzalez Family LJCC Fund
  • Garth Potts Leadership Legacy Fund
  • Max Corenblum Memorial Fund
  • Morris & Joe Sirote LJCC Jewish Education Fund
  • Morris & Joe Sirote LJCC Scholarships Fund
  • Sokol Fitness Center Fund 
  • Isadore & Evelyn Sperling Fund
  • Debbie & Louis Tuck LJCC Fund 
  • Hyman Urdong LJCC Fund 
  • Peter Van Wezel Fund
  •  Pat and Leonard Weil LJCC Fund
  •  Ruth Lambert LJCC Fund
  • Israel Dombrow Special Events/Projects Fund

Featured Member

Julian Brook

Member since 1964

I learned to swim at a very early age at the old YMHA and spent much of my teens at the JCC – AZA, day camp counselor, Center Players, more. The Center has always been there and a part of my life.

The LJCC is funded in part by the Birmingham Jewish Federation, the Birmingham Jewish Foundation and the United Way of Central Alabama.