Temple Beth-EL 

Rockford, Illinois


Yom Rishon, 10 Adar 5778

Jim's Jems


In the very near future, you are going to receive information about the creation of Temple Beth-El’s 1914 Legacy Society. The Legacy Society is an element of the Strategic planning committee and has been created as a means to help sustain Temple Beth-El through planned giving.
A 1914 Legacy Society brochure will soon be sent to current Temple Members and former members for whom Temple Beth-El was also a part of their lives. The brochure addresses commonly asked questions about planned giving.
I want to thank Rob Levy, Chairman of the 1914 Legacy Society, for getting this project off the ground. I also want to thank members of Rob’s committee, specifically Jerry Paris, Elisa Whitman, Rabbi Wing and Jay Sklar, for their extensive ef-forts in helping to create the 1914 Legacy Society.
We are hopeful that the 1914 Legacy Society will serve as a vehicle for Temple members to remember the importance of our congregation in their estate planning. This is a great way to help to ensure that the future needs of Temple Beth-El will be met.
Finally, please plan to attend some fun-filled Temple events in February. On February 15, 2018, there will be a “Wine and Painting” Night for Temple Members. In addition, on Friday February 23, 2018, we will have our Third Annual Bowling Shabbat. You will find more details about these events in this bulletin.
-  Jim