Debby Firestone – Life & Legacy

We are now a Legacy Partner! Beth Shalom was invited to become a member of the Life and Legacy program this past fall. We feel very fortunate to be a part of this program, along with more than thirteen Pittsburgh Jewish organizations offered by the Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. The objective of Life and Legacy is to provide for long-term sustainability for Jewish institutions. This training and incentive program has been helping us plan for the future of our kehillah.


Our Beth Shalom program will be called the Legacy Circle, and includes these team members: Ira Frank, Mindy Shreve, Julian Elbling, Kate Rothstein, Rabbi Jeremy Markiz and myself. Our participating goal is to assure the future of Congregation Beth Shalom, and it is also a very important part of our synagogue’s development/fundraising mission and strategic plan. There are several ways for each of you to help not only our shul but also other Jewish institutions that you may have a special connection to. Our team has been visiting members with the hope that you, our membership, will help us achieve the goals set by the program. Please consider leaving a legacy gift to Congregation Beth Shalom which can be achieved in several ways, but begins with a “ Declaration of Intent” through these giving options: will or trust, retirement plan assets (IRA, 401K, pension), life insurance policy and a cash donation. You can make a difference for the future of Pittsburgh’s Jewish Community and Congregation Beth Shalom. If you’d like further information, please contact any member of our team or Rabbi Jeremy Markiz at the shul. We appreciate your willingness to be a part of this connection and partnership with Jewish organizations and Federations from across North America.