Legacy Stories

“Our Legacy Stories” is a beautiful online album of heartwarming stories highlighting many of our Temple Emanu-El congregational families who have designated a legacy gift to help ensure a vibrant future for Temple. These gifts include both immediate endowment gifts and on-going support of our Annual Endowment Gift program, as well as future gifts designated via wills and estate plans.

A good number of these stories have previously been featured in our Endowment Fund Annual Reports, illustrating these congregant’s meaningful connection to Temple Emanu-El. Their stories are now being shared in a number of additional formats as we are posting the collection both on the interactive recognition wall outside the sanctuary, as well as here on our Temple’s website. To get started, we welcome you to click on any of the pictures below.

*of blessed memory

Judy Abrams

Judy Todd Abrams*

“I feel most grateful to pursue a profession that finds a reward.”Judy…

Gail & Jeffrey Bayer

“Our Temple is the center of Jewish life”Now with our grandchildren, we…

Harold Blach, Jr.

“We must do everything we can to make sure our Temple remains…

Nina & Norman Cohen*

“They knew that building an endowment was important for our Temple’s future”Both…

Joe Dannis

“I grew up knowing that my Temple and religion were important beyond…
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Lacey & Jason Epstein

“Quite honestly, the future is so important”Temple Emanu-EI has always been my…
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Janis Friedman*

“We both really love the Temple and wanted to do something special”Our…

Jimmie & Emil Hess*

“This was their congregation… their spiritual home.”Jimmie & Emil Hess loved Temple…

Leah & Ronnie* Leaf

“Because we both love our Temple, we give from the heart”Today when…

Letty & Bob Marcus

“We both feel the Temple is the backbone of Judaism”One thing that…

Kim & Neil Roth

“Giving back to Temple Emanu-El adds meaning and purpose to our lives”The…

Sam Tennenbaum, Jr.

“I am proud to help ensure Temple Emanu-El’s vitality continues for years…

Amy Trammell

“Our Temple is not just about what occurs during our lifetime”Our Temple…

Norma Warren*

“Norma’s giving spirit is able to keep on giving”To Norma Warren, Temple…
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