Legacy Stories
“Our wonderful endowment helps to ensure the blessings of the Temple live on”

Carol & Donald HermanBoth of us have a great love for this Temple. When you look at this beautiful building and wonderful staff—we are truly blessed here in Birmingham. Carol grew up here with Rabbi Grafman; while I was raised in a smaller Jewish community in Jackson, Mississippi, where both my father and grandfather served as president of the congregation. We both experienced firsthand how the Temple was an integral part of our lives and was a real blessing. It helped us be proud of being Jewish and taught us to stay involved to ensure that our children and grandchildren would always have a strong faith and a love of Judaism.

We see the Grafman Endowment Fund as a guarantee—or a foundation—for all that comes after us. This wonderfully strong endowment helps to assure us that the blessings of Temple Emanu-El will live on.

~ Carol & Donald Herman

Reprinted from the 2010 Annual Report

Leaving Your Legacy

As we honor the visionary commitment of these thoughtful philanthropists, we hope, in turn, that others will be inspired to follow their footsteps. Establishing your personal legacy gift of any size is welcomed — and will leave a unique and lasting imprint of your and/or your family’s deep connection to our traditions, culture, values and congregation.

To learn more about the many legacy opportunities available, click here, or contact Alison Berman in the Endowment Office at aberman@ourtemple.org or (205) 397-0814.