Legacy Stories
“We hope by our example that our children will have strong roots”

Stephanie & Stephen SteinmetzBoth Stephen and I grew up with strong Jewish roots and upbringings which emphasized the importance of supporting our Jewish community. Stephen had a very close relationship with Rabbi Grafman, as well, through attending religious school, becoming a Bar Mitzvah and being confirmed at Temple Emanu-El.

We are so proud of this beautiful temple, and it is important to us that we preserve its history and legacy for future generations. We began supporting the Endowment Fund many years ago through its Annual Gift Program so that we could help perpetuate our congregation and enhance its programming. We are especially proud of what the Endowment Fund is able to do for our youth programs. Our hope is that through our example of Jewish involvement and philanthropy, our children will have strong Jewish roots and become adults that will follow along the path we have paved.

~ Stephanie & Stephen Steinmetz

Reprinted from the 2012 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.