Chuck Karsun*

Portland native Charles (Chuck) Karsun z”l was best known in life as a musician and entertainer with the Chuck Karsun Orchestra. He was the son of loving parents who instilled in him a dedication to tzedakah. His longtime friend and attorney, Marv Nepom z”l once shared, “Chuck knew exactly what he wanted to do with his estate and he wanted to make sure that his support would continue in perpetuity. He loved his Jewish community, performing for audiences with his orchestra, and giving back to others through support of the Jewish Senior Citizens Club, and his volunteer work at the Robison Jewish Home.”

The Chuck Karsun Memorial Fund of OJCF, created with a bequest in Chuck’s will, continues to make annual distributions to support community organizations, including Jewish Family & Child Service, Jewish Federation of Greater Portland, Jewish National Fund, OJCF, Portland Jewish Academy and Congregation Shaarie Torah.