This past summer, Beth Israel Synagogue, Wallingford, established their first endowment fund with the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven.

The monies used to establish the endowment were part of a charitable bequest from the late Debra Kaplan Fallon. Debra’s parents were members of Beth Israel and as a child, Debra also attended Beth Israel.  

“One of the reasons we chose the Jewish Foundation is we are confident that the monies will be well managed. The Foundation provides independent, professional oversight and their prudent management can ensure the endowment continues in perpetuity. We hope others will add to our endowment, either through charitable bequests or current gifts. We hope that in the future our endowment will be large enough to help provide for a full-time rabbi, educational programs, and ongoing capital costs,” states Beryl Bloch, Beth Israel President.

“The Jewish Foundation is a partner and resource for local synagogues like Beth Israel. We can assist them not only in soliciting charitable bequests but also in managing their endowment monies.  A strong endowment provides a synagogue with financial security,” states Lisa Stanger, Foundation Director.”We look forward to a long and strong relationship with Beth Israel.”


Type of Fund/Area of Need: Funds for Synagogues

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