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Jerome K. Grossman

JNF Delaware Planned Giving Chair and Makor Emeritus

Travels from Wilmington, Delaware

Availability: Contact JNF Speakers Bureau for availability.


Positively Israel, JNF's Work in Israel


Jerome K. Grossman is a member of Makor, its national speakers bureau, and has spoken on behalf of JNF throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. He is also currently serving as Chairman of Planned Giving for the Mid-Atlantic Zone, and served as Chairman and President of the Delaware Region from 2007 – 2011.

Jerry is very active in the Wilmington Jewish community. He was President of Congregation Beth Shalom from 1990-1992 and has served on its Board of Directors since 1985. He served as President of Delaware Gratz Hebrew High School from 1997-2000 and has served on its Board of Trustees since 1995. In addition to being a member of the Board of Directors for many years, he was Vice President and Treasurer of the Wilmington Jewish Community Center. He was a member of the Jewish Community of Delaware Endowment Fund Board of Trustees from 1988-1995 and served on the Board of Directors and was Treasurer of the Jewish Federation of Delaware Inc. Jerry chaired the Delaware State Committee for State of Israel Bonds. He currently serves as a Trustee and on the Board of Directors of the Milton & Hattie Kutz Foundation and the Harry Cohen Foundation.

Jerry is a partner at the Wilmington, Delaware law firm of Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP. Jerry’s practice is concentrated in the areas of taxation, estate planning, administration of estates and trusts, and business and real estate acquisitions, dispositions, combinations, and transactions.

Jerry is a graduate of Georgetown University and the  Georgetown University Law Center where he was topics editor of The Tax Lawyer. He has been included in The Best Lawyers in America since 1993 and is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. He was named as “Top 100 Attorney” by WORTH magazine, a Delaware Super Lawyer, and Delaware “Tax Lawyer of the Year.” Jerry has served as Chair of the Tax Accounting Problems Committee of the American Bar Association, the Delaware State Bar Association Section of Taxation the Tax Committee of the Delaware Society of CPA's, and as President of the Delaware Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Jerry has served as Chairman of the Board of the Delaware Symphony Association since 2010.

Jerry and his wife Susan live in Wilmington, Delaware. His daughter, Hannah F.G. Singerman, is an attorney in Cleveland, Ohio, where she lives with her husband, Dan, and their daughter,  Sivan Rosalie.

Download a prepared introduction for Jerome K. Grossman


Makor (Hebrew for “source”) is a specially-trained cadre of highly-involved Jewish National Fund volunteers. Our primary role is to support the core functions of JNF by direct fundraising. Thus, we identify prospective donors, conduct direct solicitations in our own communities and around the United States and assist in educating the public about the JNF and its projects.

Makor also serves as a source for lay leadership. We are leaders in our own communities, and provide training and inspiration for other community leaders on solicitation techniques, board development and outreach and on the work of the JNF. Makor members also assume JNF leadership positions on a national level.

We are proud leaders who are committed to the mission of the JNF, the caretaker of the land of Israel forever. In addition, Makor is a source of innovation within the JNF. Our diverse backgrounds, coupled with our common commitment, foster a free-flow of ideas to keep JNF as relevant and productive as possible.

Makor members travel to Israel each year to study JNF projects and programs in depth, and bring their insights and experiences to you. Members speak at no charge.


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