I trust all is well with you and yours.
As part of the community-wide effort to guarantee the vibrancy of our Jewish community for future generations, Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Antonio participates in the LIFE & LEGACY (L & L) Program, sponsored by the Jewish Federation of San Antonio with generous support from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. We thank those of you who have already made L & L commitments to HFLA-SA and all the participating Jewish organizations and synagogues in San Antonio.
We find stories in the Talmud of Honi the Circle Maker who lived in the 1st century BCE. One that resonates through the millennia is:
"One day, Honi was walking down the road and came across a man planting a carob tree. Honi asked the man, “How long will it be until this tree bears fruit?” The man replied, “Seventy years.” Honi then asked the man, “But will you live another 70 years to eat its fruit?” The man replied, “Probably not. But, my entire life I have eaten from the carob trees that my father and grandfather planted. Just as they planted trees for me, I am planting so that my children and grandchildren will eat the fruit from these trees.”
For over 97 years, just as others planted the seeds of interest-free loans so that our generation could benefit, so must we become the guarantors of future generations' ability to live robust Jewish lives in San Antonio knowing that there will always be help available to navigate through times of unexpected financial challenges. I am reaching out to see if you would consider including the Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Antonio as one of your Life and Legacy commitments to our Jewish Community's future.
Our lending capacity will be greatly increased over time because of these legacy gifts. All the dollars we lend get recycled as the interest-free loans are paid back by our borrowers. By arranging for a testamentary gift from your estate, you will be empowering HFLA-SA to help future friends and neighbors for generations to come.
I am hoping we can count on your commitment to help others by signing and returning a Letter of Intent naming HFLA-SA as a future beneficiary. If you do this simple, painless act of kindness before March 31, 2021, you will help HFLA-SA secure an unrestricted incentive grant of $5,000 which can be immediately added to our available lending resources soon after. The LOI form can be found here - https://cdn.fedweb.org/fed-12/2/L%2526L%2520Letter%2520of%2520Intent%2520-%2520V2%2520-%2520Fillable.pdf.
As Honi the Circle Maker learned in the 1st century BCE, by including HFLA-SA in your legacy giving, you are planting the seeds that strengthen our Jewish community for every future generation. Please let me know when we can discuss this.
Thank you for assuring vibrant Jewish tomorrows in San Antonio.