The Book of Life is a very special project that honors your commitment for establishing a legacy gift to benefit future generations of Temple Beth Sholom. Upon creating your legacy gift, we welcome you to participate in the Book of Life and share your personal story.

Writing your legacy story in the Book of Life is a very simple process and a wonderful way to share and preserve your legacy. We will provide you with a worksheet and guiding questions to assist you in getting started; or you are welcome to stop by for an in-person interview.
We are happy to offer you a complimentary, professionally- written story based on your responses that will showcase your dedication to the future of our Jewish heritage and Temple Beth Sholom.

Your Page: Each donor featured in the Book of Life may tell his or her story in narrative form (maximum 500 words), accompanied by up to four photographs and optional captions.

Your Legacy Story: As a living testimony for future generations to read and be motivated by, your legacy story will include your family name and personal account of what has inspired you and your family to contribute to Jewish causes and connect with Temple Beth Sholom. There are no specific guidelines as to what to include in your unique story. We simply suggest that you share the thoughts, values and anecdotes that are most meaningful to you and your family.

Your Photographs: The multi-generational pictorial history of yourself, your parents, grandparents, children and grandchildren, along with perhaps meaningful photographs of you and yours interacting with Temple Beth Sholom members or other families that inspire you are the perfect choice for inclusion on your special page. Photographs can be submitted as hi-res jpg format. Should you need assistance with providing them to us, we can help.

Hakol and other publications: With your permission, we would also like to republish excerpts from your story to be shared in Hakol and on our Temple website. This, too, is a wonderful and eloquent means of allowing us to honor you for what you have done, as well as to inspire others to do likewise.

Your thoughts about your support for Temple Beth Sholom and our Legacy Endowment Campaign will be appreciated now and for generations to come.

To learn more and to be included in the Book of Life, please contact Ilana Saposnik Gilat at ilana@tbsmb.org 305.538.7231 x 134.