Gift Planning and the Emanu-El Legacy Circle

Including Congregation Emanu-El in your estate planning promises your children and future generations a place of worship, study and community.  Your legacy gift automatically makes you a member of the Emanu-El Legacy Circle.  With your permission, your commitment to the congregation will be honored by a permanent place of recognition at the synagogue as a tribute to your values and generosity, you will be acknowledged in our donor reports, and invited to special events during the year.

Planned Giving Committee Testimonials

There are several ways to leave a legacy to Congregation Emanu-El:

  • Name the synagogue in your will or estate plan as a recipient of a set percentage or dollar amount of your estate
  • Designate Emanu-El as a beneficiary to a life insurance policy, retirement fund, or IRA
  • Make a bequest of real estate, a valuable work of art or other personal property

Unrestricted gifts provide Emanu-El with the maximum flexibility to allocate funds where the need is greatest.  If you wish to designate a more specific purpose to your gift, please consider one of the broad areas that serve our congregation’s core mission - worship and spirituality, Jewish education, or community and social justice – and let us know, so we can ensure that we will be able to honor your wishes.

The following sample provision may be helpful to you and your attorney.

“I bequeath to Congregation Emanu-El, Two Lake Street, San Francisco, California 94118, the sum of $ _________ * [or ________percent of my estate] for its general charitable, religious and educational purposes.”

If you have made a provision in your will, or would like more information on the Emanu-El Legacy Circle, please contact Lani Zinn in the Development Office by phone: (415)750-7557.


The Emanu-El Legacy Circle:


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Lowell Adelson
Eugenie Alanson
Herbert Alter
Ludwig and Emmy Altman

Cantor Roslyn Jhunever Barak
Rabbi Ryan Bauer and Alisa Arquilevich Bauer
Mrs. Centa Baum
llya Berman and Larisa Lisista
Louis and Lenore Blumenthal
Sue Bransten

Mrs. Iris Bulasky and Mr. Louis Bulasky
Caro-Serensky Families
Arthur and Shirley Cerf

Charles and Margaret Charnas
Alvin and Hélène Cohen
Bernice Cohn

Gary S. Cohn
Mrs. Edith S. Coliver
Andrew and Suzanne Colvin
Dana Corvin
Mr. and Mrs. Steven E. Dinkelspiel
The Harold and Annette Dobbs Family
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ehrman III
Philip M. Eisenberg
Mrs. Helene Ettelson and Mr. George Ettelson
and Susan Euphrat
Dorothy B. Feigenbaum
Joseph and Cheryl Feigenbaum
Egon Fireside
Margarete Fischer
Alfred P. Fisher
Mortimer Fleishacker III

Frederick Fox and Cathy Brooks Fox
Albert and Eleanor Fraenkel
Fannnie H. Freudenthal and Walter J. Freudenthal
Joseph and Mollie Friedman Family

Don and Janie Friend
Elena F. Gary
Dorothy Tonn Gold and Benjamin P. Gold
Mr. David N. Goldman and Ms. Angela Lin
Francis S. Goldsmith
Pauline S. Goldsmith
Mrs. Doris Livingston Grasshoff
Don and Joan Green
Rosalind Greenfield
Hans and Elizabeth (Libby) Gronowski

Ralph and Marsha Guggenheim
Alfred and Martha Gutman
Katherine S. Hack

Isser Harel
Louis H. Heilbron
Alfred and Ruth Heller
Richard H. Heller
John F. Hogan, Jr.

Margo Horn
Scott and Vicki Kahn
Barbara and Ron Kaufman
Golda Kaufman
James G. and Bertha P. Kaufman
Leon Kaufman

Mrs. Margaret Kaufman
Michael and Martina Knee
Terry Kraus
Dr. Sidney Konigsberg and Vivian Konigsberg
Terri L. Kwiatek
Thea Werth Lambertsen
Dr. Richard and Sharonjean Leeds
Kerri and Mark Lehmann

Mr. Max S. Levi and Mrs. Eva I. Levi
Bette Goldburg Levy and Richard N. Levy
Donald E. Levy

and Yvonne Levy
Phyllis Levy
and Jesse M. Levy
Mrs. June Levy
Roger M. Low
Fern and William Lowenberg
Dorothy C. Lurie
Patricia Lurie and Albert Guibara
Rebecca Macieira-Kaufmann
Melanie and Peter Maier
Mrs. Sophie Manasse
Mrs. Mae Mandl
Victor L. Marcus

Ms. M. Dulcenea Martinez
Kathleen Maynard
Marilyn Mercur
Elizabeth Meterparel
Jane L. Mierson
Rabbi Sydney Mintz
Pamela Mittel
Hanna W. Morrison and Frederick L. Morrison
Greta Newman

Dr. Raquel H. Newman
Walter and Ellen Newman
Rabbi Stephen S. and Laurie E. Pearce
Jefferson E. Peyser
Pollard Family

Steven and Kirsten Polsky
Abigale and Jason Porth
Jacqueline Reed and Paul Zarefsky
Helen Rice
Ella Rinkel
Barbara Rogers
Mr. Morton A. Rosenblum
and Mrs. Barbara Rosenblum
Ruth Friedman Rowell and Alfred Rowell
Ilya and Mayya Rudyak
Robert Sachs
John Samter

John Upton and Janet Sassoon-Upton
Rita R. Semel
Theodore R. Seton
Gary and Dana Shapiro
Clara (Kay) Shiman
Paul J. and Sheri Dana Siegel
Jonathan Sorgen
Steve Steinberg
Ronna Stone and Tim Smith
Roselyne Chroman Swig
Laszlo N. Tauber Family Foundation
Tonkin Family Fund
Rabbi Leo Trepp and Gunda Trepp
Lottie Viyolini
Alan Warshaw
Yvette Watenberg

Marilyn and Raymond Weisberg
Sam Welling
Dr. Lawrence H. Werboff and Caroline Kahn Werboff
Louis M. Werth
Henry and Erna Wertheim
Irene E. White

Helene (Lani) Zinn
Andrew Zittell and Mia Mitchell
Naftali and Schirley Zisman

* may their memory be a blessing



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