Faith-based Programs

To complement our message of leaving a legacy gift, the Jewish Community Foundation, Inc. utilized Barbara as our keynote speaker for an event for our legacy donors. Barbara enthusiastically and effectively encouraged our attendees to not just leave a legacy for future generations, but also to go out and live a legacy now. The impact of Barbara’s message hit home for our event attendees, ranging in age from their 30s to their 90s. Her stories helped weave a narrative of why it is essential that we all remember to give our time, creativity, and energy in helping others, thus creating a legacy during our lifetimes. Amy Milgrim

Executive Director, Jewish Community Foundation of Southern New Jersey

Barbara inspires by sharing her family history via an interview by Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County.

Encourage people from diverse traditions to live their legacies and give back to their communities. While service is an integral part of most religious traditions, too often individuals do not know how to give back in a way that truly reflects their unique talents, interests and skills, while also adding meaning to their lives.

Embrace Your Legacy provides speeches and workshops to faith-based communities, religious organizations, and programs that promote interfaith dialogue.

For Embrace Your Legacy faith-based programs, Barbara shares how the lessons that were taught to her as the daughter of Holocaust survivors have shaped her life and motivated her to give back. She provides others with an opportunity to reflect upon their own values and life experiences, and find a way of giving back that has personal meaning. Using a train-the-trainer model, Embrace Your Legacy prepares community leaders to establish legacy clubs, where members of the community can work together on projects and make this a sustainable effort.

Barbara’s message is inspirational and her style encourages self-reflection that leads to action. She has presented workshops at national and international conferences on genocide and Holocaust education, served as a keynote speaker for Holocaust Remembrance Days, trained religious education staff to teach the universal lessons of the Holocaust, and led overnight and weekend retreats for teens and adults.

Programs are available for:

  • Religious groups, including those of churches, synagogues and mosques
  • Interfaith organizations and programs
  • Women’s groups
  • Men’s groups
  • Youth groups

Please contact us to learn more.