Legacy Stories
“We have a strong family tradition to support the community”

Christy & David Nelsont is very important to our family that Temple Emanu-El maintains its place as one of the pillars of Birmingham’s Jewish community in the years to come. When we consider the dwindling Jewish communities in small towns, like Jasper, AL, where David’s family is from, we knew we wanted to do our part to ensure the long-term success of our community. Our hope is for this congregation in Birmingham to stay strong for many years to come, enabling our young girls, and the generations that follow, to grow up in a community that is welcoming, embraces differences and maintains the strong tradition in which they believe.

With this in mind, in addition to our annual support, we have included Temple Emanu-El in our estate plans. We have a strong family tradition of supporting the community, and while we realize that our plans will change from time to time, we wanted our spiritual home included from the get-go. Actually, there is no better time to plan than when you’re young. It’s also our way of doing our part of passing the treasures of our traditions onto the next generation. As stated on the plaque inside of Hess Chapel, “l’dor v’dor…from generation to generation”.

~ Christy & David Nelson

Reprinted from the 2014 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.