Legacy Stories
“Our support is like seeds that grow into trees”

Roxanne Travelute & Michael HonanDeuteronomy tells us that ‘when in your war against a city . . . you must not destroy its trees, wielding the ax against them. You may eat of them, but you must not cut them down.

We are so fortunate at Temple Emanu-El to have an endowment fund through which we can plant seeds that will grow into trees whose roots to the past provide nourishment for generations to come. Roxanne and I have been fully engaged in this philosophy for over twenty years—giving each year both to our designated fund to support Torah study and to funds to support other enrichment programs. We have been gratified watching the seeds planted in these funds grow and yield fruit.

~ Roxanne Travelute & Michael Honan

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.