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Legacy and Endowment

Temple Beth-El means something a little different to each one of us. One thing that we can all agree on is that Temple Beth-El means family. Temple Beth-El has survived for almost 150 years due to the commitment and generosity of our membership. The newly launched Legacy and Endowments Fund has been created to secure our financial stability so that future generations will have access to the vibrant, spiritual home that has cared for our community throughout the years.

Please consider making your commitment to the Temple Beth-El Endowment Fund today. As our ancestors did for us, may we be inspired to do for our children and grandchildren, ensuring that our flame will always shine.

We invite your questions

Temple member Cindy Schoenstadt is chairing the Legacy and Endowment Committee, with support from Rabbi Helbraun and Executive Director Laurie Orenstein All are available to speak with you about our endowment program. Please contact Laurie Orenstein at or (847) 205-9982, ext. 211 to arrange a time to speak with a member of our endowment team.

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Meet some of our legacy donors

Deb Kushner

“The idea of a “legacy” resonates strongly within me. I am always trying to show my sons that our job in life is to leave this world in better shape than we entered it. It is important to make a difference no matter how small or insignificant we may think it is.”

Click here to read her story.

Jill and Bruce Weininger

“If we all do our little part, together we can have a significant impact for future generations”

Click here to read their story.

Tammy and Bruce Werner

“People we will never know made their commitments over the last 144 years so that there was a shul for us to walk into when we were young and looking for a community. It just seems right that we should pay it forward to future generations”

Click here to read their story.

Sandy and Jerry Lewis

“The attrition of synagogues around the world has given us an important view to help TBE live on for at least another 140 years.” 

Click here to read their story.

Rosely Kaiser

“Our building blocks have been and always will be the Tzedakah from our heart and souls.  It keeps on giving to future generations.”

Click here to read her story.

Tue, June 6 2023 17 Sivan 5783