"When I moved to Milwaukee in 1973, I joined Congregation Beth Israel even before finding a place to live. Ever since, it’s been my religious home, where my kids grew up; and it continues to be the mainstay of Conservative Judaism in Milwaukee today. So that Conservative Judaism will continue to thrive in our area, and so that future generations will accrue the same religious benefits I’ve received for almost 40 years, I became a charter member of the Shomrim Society."
~ Jay Miller
Join Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid's Shomrim Society
Shomrim in Hebrew means “guardian.” We are dedicated to preserving and “guarding” the rich past, and bright future of Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid and Conservative Judaism in Milwaukee.
Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid has been synonymous with the Jewish values of education, family, community and tzedakah. Whether it’s the celebration of lifecycle events, pursuit of learning through educational opportunities, attendance at religious services or participation in volunteer activities, Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid has something for everyone. It is a warm and inviting place that has been called “home” by many for generations. Help us to perpetuate the foundation that those who came before us have built so that it will continue to thrive for our children and their children. The Shomrim Society recognizes individual donors who share our vision, and who help realize that vision with a planned gift through their estate. The Shomrim Society is an important component of Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid’s legacy of support.
Planned gifts diversify and expand resources beyond annual fundraising, providing lasting benefits and financial stability for the synagogue over the long term. Every gift, regardless of size, will help to ensure that Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid endures for generations to come (l’dor v’dor). By planning in advance how you will support our s ynagogue, you can help Congregation Beth Israel secure its future.
Download a copy of our Planned Giving brochure HERE.
One day he [Honi] was journeying on the road and he saw a man planting a carob tree; he asked him: “How long does it take [for this tree] to bear fruit?” The man replied: “Seventy years.” He then asked him: “Are you certain that you will live an-other seventyyears?” The man replied: “I found [matured] carob trees in the world; as my ances-tors planted these for me, so I too plant these for my children.”
~ Babylonian Talmud, Taanit 23a