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            Rodeph Sholom Legacy Endowment Fund

Congregation Rodeph Sholom has a rich history spanning more than 100 years.  Now, we are working to secure our synagogue's future for the next 100 years.  That is why we created an endowment fund, "Inscribing Our Legacy." Please consider making Congregation Rodeph Sholom's future part of your legacy.  

For information on how you can become a part of Congregation Rodeph Sholom's Legacy Endowment Fund email Abe Marcadis, Immediate Past President at


"Make L'dor V'dor Mean Even More"

“Do Jews believe in an afterlife?” is a question we frequently hear. While we cannot be sure about the afterlife, one thing is perfectly clear – our good deeds and mitzvot can live on long after we are gone.

The Rodeph Sholom Legacy Endowment Fund was created so a gift now will live on as our legacy for future generations of Rodeph Sholom members. It will enable Rodeph Sholom to continue its spiritual mission for decades to come. Just as we have benefited from previous generations of Rodeph members, the Legacy Fund will help us do the same for those who come after us.

Rodeph Sholom is not unique in that our yearly dues and donations cover only a small part of the funds necessary to run our Congregation. Endowment funds are expected to become more important for the survival of Jewish institutions in the future. By making a Legacy commitment, you are demonstrating your faith in the long-term future of Rodeph Sholom and the values that are important to you.

Your gift to the Legacy Fund is put into a fund that will exist in perpetuity. The Fund is administered by the TOP Foundation which provides professional management and administration for Tampa, Orlando, and Pinellas Jewish institutions. Only the interest generated from your gift can be used to sustain our congregation on a yearly basis.

A Legacy gift to Rodeph Sholom is meant to be a donation that is important and meaningful to you. Funds can be given outright, or you can choose to leave a gift through your will or estate plan. Financial instruments such as cash, stocks, bonds, annuities, life insurance, real estate, or personal property are all options with which to fund your Legacy gift. We will work with you to tailor a plan appropriate for your situation.

You Can Become a Founder of the Legacy Society. A list of Founders of the Legacy Endowment Fund is enclosed in this mailing. For the next 12 months, we will be adding members to the “Founders Society.” Making a future gift commitment of $10,000 or more will allow your name to be added to the list. NO FUNDS NEED TO BE GIVEN AT THIS TIME. Your planned gift is a lifetime legacy gift to your Congregation. If you have already made provisions for a planned gift for Rodeph Sholom, please let us know so that we may recognize your generosity.

Your gift to the Legacy Endowment Fund is a way to make your gift last forever.  If you would like to give a monetary gift that will permanently help develop and sustain the congregation now and in the future click here.

If you would like to get more information about the Legacy Endowment Fund you can contact me or Ken Kahn in the synagogue office.

Rodeph Sholom appreciates your consideration and thank you for helping to “Make L’Dor V’Dor Mean Even More.”



Abraham S. Marcadis, MD




Sun, January 19 2020 22 Tevet 5780