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Life & Legacy

Congregation Agudas Achim is where we mark the most profound life cycle events in our lives.

We find friendship, camaraderie and support the next generation so that they will be confident in their own Jewish Identity.

It is where we find strength as a community, where we pray as a community and become holy as Jews.

Agudas Achim has a unique role in San Antonio, Texas for over 130 years!

Our congregation has created sacred community committed to the egalitarian traditions and ideals of Conservative Judaism. We are guided by the principals of Torah (study), Avodah (meaningful worship) and Gemilut Chasdim (acts of loving kindness). We strive to connect each generation (L’Dor VaDor) with the values and principles of our Jewish past, the moral and ethical demands of the present, and the energy to build for a Jewish tomorrow.

A legacy gift to our synagogue is a promise to our children, grandchildren and generations to come, that they will have a thriving Jewish community to embrace and enrich their lives as Jews.

A home where spirituality through learning and education will ensure they will have a safe and secure place to explore their Jewish journey. Our legacy donors are people like you who acknowledge the value, importance and centrality of our synagogue in your lives, and want to ensure its future for another 130 years and beyond.

Demonstrate your love, devotion and connection to our congregation, our community and our future by making our future your legacy gift today.

There are many vehicles to leave a legacy gift including:

  • Bequest
  • Life Insurance
  • IRA
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Donor Advised Funds



Why did you become a part of Life & Legacy?

"Congregation Agudas Achim has been instrumental in making San Antonio our home since 2000, and we want to make sure it stays vibrant, dynamic, and welcoming for others long after we're gone."

Judy & Michael Kelne

“Kevin's parents both grew up in San Antonio as members of Agudas Achim. Their photos can be seen in the IPRS hallways in confirmation classes of the past. Although they moved away from San Antonio, they left us a legacy of a Conservative Jewish synagogue in San Antonio. We became Life and Legacy givers to leave that same legacy to future generations. We have been proud members of Congregation Agudas Achim since we first moved to San Antonio in 2003. Our three children have grown up at the IPRS religious school and all three prepared for their b'nai mitzvah here as well. It is, in short, our home.”

Lisa & Kevin Epstein

Life and Legacy Members

  • Jason Adelstein & Vicki Levy Adelstein
  • Rabbi Rikki Arad
  • Craig Berkowitch & Barb Bikoff
  • Steven & Susan Butler
  • Jared Diamond
  • Dr. Joe & Dr. Lauren Duarte
  • Kevin & Lisa Epstein
  • Rollo Family
  • Ross & Stern Families
  • Jack & Jody Fries
  • Dr. Michael Piesman & Dr. Elizabeth Glazier
  • Renee Glazier
  • Helena Reif Gossen
  • Tim & Meg Grossman
  • Charles H. & Rhonda Gurinsky
  • Rachel Gurinsky
  • Joe & Jessica Hernandez
  • Robert & Eileen Jalnos
  • Mike & Judy Kelne
  • Dr. Phillip & Caryn Landes
  • Dr. Roger & Barbara Lyons
  • Ron Noble & Kathy O’Neill
  • Dr. Michael & Davora Peck
  • Roslyn Rabinowitz Pullen
  • Randy & Shari Pulman
  • Adam & Varda Ratner
  • Dr. Stephen & Dr. Amy Saklad
  • Jeffrey Siegel
  • Dr. Chad & Mia Spigel
  • Dr. Richard & Alice Thorner
  • Alice R. Troy
  • Dr. Jill Vexler
  • Linda Wolfe
  • Adam Zeldes & Judge Barbara Scharf-Zeldes

To learn more about this legacy opportunity, contact Rabbi Rikki Arad:

Phone: 210-479-0307 Email: 
or Rhonda Gurinsky at

San Antonio Life & Legacy Community Partners

Stronger Together… for our future.