Tzedakah, mitzvah, charity and legacy – all are part of our magnificent Jewish tradition. There are numerous ways to make a gift to support Temple Emanu-El. Following are just a few of the many options.
Make a donation to the Temple or Grafman Endowment Fund
It is a common Jewish tradition to make a charitable donation both in times of joy and in times of sorrow. Your donation will be acknowledged with a card to the tribute recipient, and recognized in our month Temple bulletin, unless requested otherwise.
- To make your gift online, click here for the secure online gift form. Temple Emanu-El manages its gifts through Pay Pal, which accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Note, a 3% processing fee will be added to all on-line gifts.
- To mail your gift, click here for a printable giving form to include with your check or money order.
- For a listing of all of our immediate-use and endowed funds, click here.
Give to the Annual Endowment Gift Program
The Annual Endowment Gift Program is designed to provide congregants of all ages and all financial capabilities the opportunity to help build the assets of the Temple’s Endowment Fund. Gifts of any size are welcome; we suggest a minimum annual contribution of $25. Donors making annual gifts of $100 or more receive special benefits. To learn more, click here.
- To make your Annual Endowment Gift online, click here
All on-line gifts are managed through Pay Pal (see details above).
- To mail your Annual Endowment Gift, click here for a printable form.
Learn more about Legacy Gifts
Please consider including the Temple in your will or naming the Temple as beneficiary of your IRA or Life Insurance policy. Many of our congregants have chosen to give back to the Temple which they care so much about in this way, with wonderful results for our youth, programs and facilities. Members of our Grafman Endowment Fund Board can assist you in documenting gifts to our Temple from your estate.
To learn more about Legacy Giving opportunities, click here.
Or e-mail Jann Blitz, our Endowment Fund Executive Director
Make a donation to the Tree of Life
For a printable Tree of Life order form, with examples of leaves and inscriptions, click here.
Facilitate a transfer of Stock or Securities:
When you make a gift of stock or securities, please use the following information:
Brokerage Firm: Morgan Stanley
Contact: Frank Siegal at (205) 969-7017
We also ask that you contact either the Temple bookkeeper or the Endowment Fund Office at the same time you contact your brokerage company. That way we can be looking for the transfer and can better maximize the value of your gift.
For further information:
To contact a member of the professional staff about making a gift to the Temple, contact either:
Rabbi Grafman Endowment Fund Executive Director Jann Blitz (205) 933-8037, ext 234.
Temple Emanu-El Executive Director Robin Gotlieb (205) 933-8037, ext 238.