There is a story in the Talmud of a king who came upon an 80 year old man planting a tree. The king chided the old man saying, “Why are you putting forth such effort to plant this tree? Don’t you know that you will never live to see it bear fruit?” The old man looked up at the king and responded, “Just as my ancestors planted so that I would have fruit during my life, so too I must plant for the next generation.”
That is the real spiritual power of giving to the Kehillat Israel Endowment Fund. It is, above all else, a statement of faith. It expresses your faith in the future of Jewish life through the work of our synagogue, and your faith that what we have created together is valuable and important enough to carry on for generations yet to come.
By creating the Endowment Fund, we are renewing our commitment for the need to provide our children and their children with the richness of our Jewish heritage and traditions. It is a way for all of us to live beyond our years and to keep the flame of our Jewish family burning brightly.
HOW DOES THE ENDOWMENT FUND WORK?
Your contributions are invested in perpetuity. A portion of available earnings from our Endowment Fund supplements KI membership and activities, and helps strengthen our future. A percentage of the total value of the Endowment Fund is spent annually to benefit current and future KI programs. KI has set a goal of $10 million in Endowment Fund assets and gift commitments.
WAYS TO SUPPORT KI’S FUTURE
KI offers several ways to structure your gift of a lifetime, which may provide U.S. tax and other financial benefits to you and your loved ones.
GIFTS OF CASH AND SECURITIES
GIFTS IN TRUST
KI and its future generations need your support. Your gift to the Endowment Fund is a way for all of us to live beyond our years and to keep the flame of our Judaism burning brightly.