Sign In Forgot Password


“As my ancestors planted for me before I was
born, so do I plant for those who come after me.”

Talmud, Ta’anith 23

Beth Israel Congregation is proud to participate as a LIFE & LEGACY® partner of the Harold Ginspoon Foundation. This four-year partnership program assists communities across North America to promote after-lifetime giving to benefit local synagogues, Jewish day schools, and other Jewish organizations. Beth Israel is part of the cohort that includes ten other Ann Arbor Jewish community organizations.


In one way or another, your life is rooted in experiences connecting you to Jewish communities, which you may already support, but have you included them in your will of long-term giving plan? LIFE & LEGACY® is a collaborative initiative that helps individuals and families create legacy gifts, providing a permanent course of support for Beth Israel Congregation and other area Jewish organizations. Here are some reasons for creating a Jewish legacy:

  • To pass on your values to your family and your community.
  • To express your desire for a vibrant Jewish future for Beth Israel Congregation and greater Ann Arbor.
  • To continue the traditions and programs you love here.
  • To be a part of something larger than yourself.
  • To do something for the future that you might not be in a position to do today.

Who Can Leave a Legacy Gift?

All of us have the ability to help sustain Beth Israel Congregation now and in the future, regardless of your age, wealth, or affiliation. LIFE & LEGACY® is not just for the wealthy - anyone can make an extraordinary impact. A legacy gift costs nothing now.

For more information on how to become a LIFE & LEGACY® donor, please contact Beth Jarvis at

Click here for the booklet containing case statements from all of the participating local Jewish organizations.

Click here for the LIFE & LEGACY® information brochure.

Click here for the LIFE & LEGACY® Letter of Intent.

Tue, June 25 2024 19 Sivan 5784