Charitable Donations. Among the most significant symbols of Jewish identity in the Jerusalem urban scene are the memorial plaques and inscriptions on the façades of some domestic and public buildings built between 1860-1930s. The plaques are historical documents engaved in stone. They document Jewish traditions of remembrance, as well as interesting chapters in the city’s urban growth, personalities and chronology. Many plaques are dedicated to people who donated or bequeathed funds for their construction and/or upkeep. Most plaques note the donors names and origin, the date of construction, the purpose of the donation and, in some cases, the conditions imposed on the beneficiaries.