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Brian’s sudden passing is a shock to us all. We were blessed to have him in our lives and feel a gaping hole now that he is gone.
May his memory be a blessing.
One small way for family and friends to celebrate his life is by making a contribution in his memory. This way, Brian’s family can celebrate his life and help others in his name.
He leaves behind spouse Tara Schlessinger and children Maya and Alex Schlessinger of River Vale, New Jersey. He was the son of William and Rita Schlessinger of Philadelphia, the brother of David Schlessinger (Carole) and uncle of Ricky, Mimi and Bella Schlessinger of Sydney, Australia. And the brother of Evan (Dana) and uncle of Shira, Eitan, and Shimon Schlessinger of Los Angeles.
May Brian Schlessinger's z"l soul be bound in the bond of life-eternal and his memory serve as a blessing.
The Schlessinger family
Your tax-deductible donation to The Foundation will be credited to the Brian Schlessinger Memorial Fund to support 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations recommended by The Schlessinger family.
The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles ("Foundation") is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to The Foundation are tax-deductible. The Foundation's tax identification number is 95-6111928.
Family and friends ("Advisers") created this charitable Donor Advised Fund ("Fund") at The Foundation in honor or in memory of a loved one(s). Fund Advisers and their families may not personally benefit, nor direct specific individuals to benefit, from the Fund. Advisers may recommend grants from the Fund to 501(c)3 nonprofits, Jewish or otherwise, locally, nationally and in Israel. The Foundation legally controls the Fund and vets all grantees. View or download information about Donor Advised Funds.
Tax receipts for online donations are available immediately via email and download. Credit card donations incur a convenience fee of 3%, although the entire credit card donation amount is tax-deductible. For example, for a $100 credit card donation, $97 will go to the Fund, $3 will pay our processing vendor and $100 will be listed as a tax-deductible donation on your tax receipt. If you prefer to donate via check or donate securities or other assets, view Giving.
Established in 1954, the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles manages charitable assets of more than $1 billion entrusted to it by over 1,300 families. The Foundation partners with its donors to shape meaningful philanthropic strategies, magnify the impact of giving and build enduring charitable legacies. Over the past 15 years, The Foundation has distributed over $1 billion in grants to thousands of nonprofits across a diverse spectrum.