YOUR LEGACY matters

You have made Beth El a part of your life, and it has made a difference. Now is the time to take the next step.

When we needed Beth El most, they were there for us.  We had moved to the South Hills in 2007 but had yet to affiliate with any synagogue, though we visited Squirrel Hill for the holidays.  When Bill’s father passed away in 2012, our family arrived unannounced for kaddish the night after, and in our sadness we were instantly comforted by the embrace of Sam Balk.  We didn’t know it at the time, but this was the foundation of our love for Beth El. In the coming years, we both grew to feel a strong attachment with the people at Beth El, from bonding friendships with fellow members to the just perfect leadership of Steve Hecht and Rabbis Alex & Amy.  We never feel pressure to be involved more than we desire, nor to give more that we are able, but we always feel welcome and a part of something special.  We are grateful for Beth El’s place in our community and feel dedicated to helping perpetuate Beth El’s legacy to make sure that their model of warmth and inclusiveness is available for generations to come.

 

“If you will it, it is no dream”
Theodore Herzl

A legacy gift is a promise for a Jewish future. Your loving act of a bequest or planned gift permanently endows the congregation to secure it’s well-being for this and future generations. It is a wise investment and a loving expression of confidence in our thriving congregation. It is your chance to thoughtfully determine how you want to be remembered.

Please consider making a gift through your will, trust, retirement account, or life insurance policy. 

 

If you are ready to start now, Go Here.

Donate to a Fund

Honor or Remember a Loved One with a Donation!

Recent blog posts

Sponge Alternatives

Sponges. We all use them, from cleaning pots and pans to other household chores. But did you know that many sponges contain plastic? They are also a repository for germs and pretty hard to recycle. One way to make environmental changes in kitchen habits is to replace sponges with Swedish dishcloths. They are made from…

Read More
Read more

The quickest picker upper…

I grew up having paper towels handy for many uses, especially in the kitchen. Wash your hands; dry with a paper towel. Spill on the floor; wipe with a paper towel. Rinse fruits and vegetables; spread to dry on a paper towel. You get the idea. Once we started composting, we would add the used…

Read More
Read more

Cloth Napkins: One Small Step to Reducing Waste

It is hard for all of us to be thinking about the environment during the pandemic, but it is still possible to maintain some of our green practices despite the situation. Since we all are spending more time at home these days, and specifically in the kitchen, I thought I would focus there. This tip…

Read More
Read more