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It is with great pride and excitement that the Board of Trustees announces that Berith Sholom has been selected to participate in the Harold Grinspoon Life and Legacy program jointly administered with our own Jewish Federation of Northeast New York. Sixteen Jewish organizations applied, and only ten were selected. It's an honor!

Our Life and Legacy Team

 A team of volunteers has assembled to lead our congregation in creating an ongoing legacy program. We would like to introduce our team:

Susie Rosenberg, Team Leader, Vice-President for Fundraising

Jayne Architzel

Sandi Costello

Rabbi Debora Gordon

Bob Green

Margaret Harvey

David Kassover

Jo Katz

Beth Hershenhart

The Life and Legacy program will provide training for our team in how to create a vibrant endowment campaign, how to be responsible stewards of our resources for a stable future, and how to grow and honor our donors. One of the most exciting things we've learned already is that one need only have a love for Berith Sholom, not a fortune, to participate in this gift of stability and growth for our future.

The Grinspoon Foundation will also provide incentive grants for us as we meet our pledge goals: up to $7500 a year in each of the first two years in unrestricted funds. Your Life and Legacy Team believes wholeheartedly in the generosity and commitment of our community. We are aiming for 100% participation in this venture. We may be one of the smallest organizations participating but we have the biggest ruach (spirit) and lev (heart) and we can do it!
Stay tuned for more information as the project gets underway. If you have any questions, feel free to ask any of the Legacy Team members for more information. Let's get growing!