Hannah grew up in a home which was steeped in Tzedakah. Her mother Esther, worked tirelessly for the Jewish National Fund, and had Bonds for Israel clubs in Cleveland, Denver, Tucson and Phoenix. As a result, she sold thousands of dollars of bonds and was responsible for selling hundreds of trees for Israel. Phil grew up in a secular home where everyone belonged to an orthodox shul, but no one actually practiced Judaism except for attending services on the High Holidays and having a Seder on Pesach. After their marriage in 1957, Phil began to see the value of having a home steeped in tradition and Tzedakah. During their 23 years in the Air Force, their family was always involved in the local Jewish community.
Today we are both very active at Temple Kol Ami and Hannah as well, has established the Al Tashlicheinu program where she conducts Jewish services at senior living facilities throughout the valley. Who would have believed when Hannah and Phil were married at the ages of 18 & 19 they would be in a position to establish an endowment fund with the Jewish Community Foundation? The Adelmans established their fund in the hopes that it will continue to grow and support worthwhile Jewish causes for many generations to come. We are honored and humbled to be a part of this organization.