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Congregation Beth Am's Rimon Society

As my father planted for me, so do I plant for my children.
~ Talmud


What is a legacy or planned gift?

Myths & Realities of Planned Gifting

Giving Options

Book of Life


Jewish tradition states that one of our key duties is to make the world a better place for future generations.

Welcome to the Beth Am Rimon Society.  Your legacy secures the future of our community: to educate our children, to care for our elderly, to strengthen our Jewish identity, to preserve our culture and heritage, to support and grow our synagogue programs, and to make a difference in the lives of future generations. 


Why did we call it the Rimon Society?

"Rimon" is the Hebrew word for pomegranate. Pomegranates symbolize prosperity, fruitfulness, and fertility. According to the sages, pomegranates remind us that the life we are living is for the benefit and blessings of others. We thought it a fitting name for our legacy donors. 


What is a legacy or planned gift?

A legacy or planned gift is a charitable contribution that you make as a provision in your will, other estate planning document, or beneficiary form. No amount is too small, and this process can be completed with your lawyer or investment advisor. We have also partnered with the Jewish Community Foundation, San Diego to help our members with their legacy giving. Congregation Beth Am considers any donor who makes a legacy gift a Rimon Society member.

The beauty of a Jewish legacy is that it's yours to create.
Honor your lifetime of giving by including Congregation Beth Am in your estate plan. 

Why is Legacy Gifting important? 

Legacy giving is a unique method that allows our donors to support our synagogue without impacting their cash flow at all.  There are huge potential tax benefits for the donor and their estate, and it allows donors to take advantage of market trends, like real estate holdings as one example. 

Everyone has a unique family and financial situation.
Your legacy commitment of any size can be designed to match your personal circumstances.


Giving Options:

  • Bequest in will or trust                  
  • Appreciated Assets
  • Life insurance policy
  • IRA or pension plan
  • Charitable remainder trust
  • Charitable gift annuity
  • Real Estate
  • Call us for other options

 Reality of Planned Gifting

  • Legacy gifting is easy as pie. It doesn't always involve a will or a lawyer.
  • Anyone in any financial bracket can be a legacy donor.
  • It will help ensure that future generations will benefit from Congregation Beth Am as we all have.
  • It will ensure that the issues you care about and cherish will be remembered and endured. 
  • It will likely turn out to be your biggest gift to Congregation Beth Am.

 Create a Jewish Legacy - Become a Rimon Society Member Today!

For more information on Legacy gifting, please contact Gilad Hoffman, Executive Director: or 858.481.8454.



Jewish Community Foundation Book of Life

There will be a live Book of Life signing at Beth Am on Sunday, March 27th at 11 am. Click here for more information.

Your Passion. Your Legacy.

Sat, April 20 2024 12 Nisan 5784