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Life & Legacy

Your Legacy — Our Future

The Future of Temple Sinai Depends on You

By uniting thousands of years of tradition with modern experience, Temple Sinai offers many ways for congregants to participate in meaningful and engaging religious, spiritual, social action, educational, and communal activities. We honor the generations who founded, nurtured, and grew Temple Sinai into the vibrant congregation we treasure.

At the same time, we look ahead and affirm our pledge to ensure a bright and meaningful future for the generations who will carry on with passion and commitment. Now it is time for us to continue this legacy, providing a solid foundation for Jewish life to grow and thrive at Temple Sinai for our children and grandchildren.We hope that you will make an investment in our future by coming a member of Life & Legacy.

Consider a different kind of gift — by naming Temple Sinai in your will or estate plans. There are many ways to leave a legacy, and many tools to help with estate planning.

Giving is easy and costs nothing during your lifetime. Including a gift in your will is a way to say thank you to all who came before you and those who will continue to ensure the wellbeing of Temple for generations to come.

Bequests are a simple way to support future generations by naming Temple Sinai in your will or revocable trust. This will support Temple Sinai without affecting your cash flow during your lifetime. Your attorney can include a provision for Temple Sinai when you prepare or revise your estate plan, or you can add an amendment at any time.

Gifts of life insurance, by naming Temple Sinai as the beneficiary, whether in full or in part, provide a legacy in your name.

Naming the Temple as an after-lifetime beneficiary of your IRA, 401K, 403B, or other retirement plan is another great way to provide a legacy.

Who joins Life & Legacy?

Life & Legacy members are a group of dedicated and committed individuals who want to guarantee that Temple Sinai continues to provide its programs and services for many years to come. By establishing a legacy, they have planted the seed for future generations, doing their part to ensure that Temple Sinai remains relevant and vibrant and that programs which ensure the continuity of Reform Judaism in Oakland exists now and in the future.

Why do we need Life & Legacy?

If we are going to be successful in sustaining Temple Sinai well into the future - NOW is the time to become a member of Life & Legacy. These are challenging times, and we need to ensure that we can make a real difference where it matters, for Temple Sinai today and for generations to come.

  • To provide an annual stream of income to offset the expenses for the ever-evolving needs of the congregation

  • To ensure the continuation and vitality of our temple and that well known programs such as our renown preschool, outstanding educational programs, weekly Torah study, weekly worship services, and social justice initiatives continue to thrive

  • To meet emerging needs at Temple Sinai

  • To make a difference in the lives of others for many years to come

For additional information or to discuss becoming a member of Life & Legacy, contact Terrie Goren, Executive Director.

Sat, July 4 2020 12 Tammuz 5780