"As members of this Temple, you and I are the pillars of Beth El. We are its support. For me this building is my home, it is my peace. It is my tie to the Almighty, to my people, to the Jews who preceded me and who will follow me... as it is yours. Our tomorrows are in His hands. Our Temple's tomorrows are in ours."
- Alan Kalter
"We have celebrated, mourned, learned, and worshiped with so many members of our incredible Beth El community. We truly cherish what the Beth El community represents. Having shared these experiences has reinforced that Beth El is our home of worship. Together, let us reinforce our home's foundation and secure our shared future."
- Eileen and Fred Springer
"I have been a member of Temple Beth El my entire life (having been named on its bimah). It is a community in which my family has been embraced in times of joy and sorrow - a building in which we have celebrated and mourned. It is a second home for us, and it is crucial that Beth El endures as a vital place for our children to experience the beautiful rhythms of Jewish life."
- Devra Jaffe-Berkowitz
"My grandfather, Joseph Gruber, chose to become a founder in establishing a Conservative House of Worship for Stamford in 1920. From my grandfather to my grandchildren, Temple Beth El has impacted our lives religiously, culturally, educationally and socially through many life cycles. With pride, the Gruber/Trell families of six generations appreciate all that TBE represents in the community and for our family."
- Gail Gruber Trell
"I am honored to chair The Campaign for Temple Beth El. Based upon my experience as a Past President, making this decision to take on this role was easy based upon all of you as congregants. Your ongoing dedication, participation and support, individually and as a community, are truly inspiring. The Temple and the Campaign team are certainly asking a lot of us at this time. I truly feel that this transformative Campaign will have both immediate and long-lasting impact. The Campaign will ensure that Temple Beth El continues to thrive and be here for us as individuals, families, and friends -- in times of need, celebration, tradition, and prayer for generations. The Campaign team and I look forward to meeting and speaking with you regarding the vital importance of your commitment to the Campaign as we embrace our past and secure our future."
- Peter KempnerCampaign Chair
"When this facility was built, the people who funded it had a real sense of pride. They created a beautiful building and the basis of a successful future for the congregation. They felt that TBE really belonged to them.
Many of you have made significant contributions to TBE over the years -- financially, through your work on committees and the Board, supporting services and programs. You may have thought of TBE as home But does it really belong to you?
Synagogue capital campaigns only happen once in a generation or two. This campaign is for our future generation. I think it is very important, not just for the endowment component (which will help with future operation funding and provide incremental programming) but particularly for the capital component, which seems very well thought out and will result in a fresh, modern new facility. Stephne and I have made a significant commitment to this campaign. We hope you will join us, and make TBE your home too."