LIFE & LEGACY Celebration set to close out Year 4

On Tuesday, Oct. 12, the Lehigh Valley Jewish community will celebrate a successful fourth year of the LIFE & LEGACY program. LIFE & LEGACY, which is a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, has the goal of generating legacy gifts in the Lehigh Valley Jewish community. As of June 30, 560 commitments with an estimated value of $10.4 million were made by over 300 donors across the Lehigh Valley. The Oct. 12 celebration is co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

Internationally renowned cellist Amit Peled will perform at the 7 p.m. event via Zoom. Praised by The Strad magazine and The New York Times, Peled is acclaimed as one of the most exciting and virtuosic instrumentalists on the concert stage today. Having performed in many of the world’s most prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center in New York, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., Salle Gaveau in Paris, Wigmore Hall in London, and the Konzerthaus Berlin, Peled has released over a dozen recordings on the Naxos, Centaur, Delos and CTM Classics labels. A professor since 2003 at the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University, he has performed and presented master classes around the world including at the Marlboro and Newport Music Festivals and the Heifetz International Music Summer Institute in the U.S., the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival in Germany, International Musicians Seminar Prussia Cove in England, and Keshet Eilon in Israel. Peled performs on a cello made by the Italian master Giovanni Grancino, ca. 1695, on generous loan from the Roux Family Foundation. He is represented worldwide by CTM Classics. 

The Lehigh Valley Jewish Foundation celebrates the 10 partnership organizations in the Lehigh Valley who worked together to make the LIFE & LEGACY experience a success in our community:  Congregation Am Haskalah, Congregation Bnai Shalom, Congregation Brith Sholom, Congregation Keneseth Israel, Congregation Sons of Israel, Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley, Jewish Day School of the Lehigh Valley, Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley, Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley and Temple Beth El.

Contact by Oct. 8 to receive the Zoom link to the Year 4 Celebration.

Amit Peled is represented worldwide by CTM Classics. To learn more, visit