Remembering Bea Reynolds 

Posted on Feb 22, 2023

Torah Fund recently became the grateful recipient of a generous bequest made by the Reynolds Family Trust, in fulfillment of the directive of Fred and Bea Reynolds (z”l). Their sons wrote, “Bea Reynolds worked tirelessly on behalf of Torah Fund. Having both fled Nazi Germany as teenagers, Fred and Bea devoted much of their lives to strengthening Jewish life in the United States and beyond. Seeing successive cohorts and generations of learned, enthusiastic, and creative young rabbis grow into positions of influence and prominence with the Conservative Movement was a source of deep satisfaction for both. May this gift contribute to the continuity of the teaching and learning made possible by Torah Fund.” 

Some time ago, Bea was the subject of, and participated in, the production of a video that you can see here. A beautiful woman, she held Torah Fund in her heart and was dedicated to raising money for the Torah Fund campaign. Bea was a member of Adat Ari El in Valley Village, California. We thank Adat Ari El Torah Fund vice president Amy Masor for sharing the following tribute and video with Chadashot.  

“The video is prefaced with remarks by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, Dean of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies. His loving words say it all! 

We invite you to read the tribute and watch the video, created by videographer Les Gould, with the help of Ron and Peter Reynolds. Bea was very involved in her sisterhood, in Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, and in Torah Fund. Her true passion was Judaism, and she recognized the importance of ensuring the education of those who aspire to be in the rabbinate, so that future generations will have conservative rabbis.  

Please consider making a gift to Torah Fund in memory of Bea.  

For our Canadian supporters, please make a donation via our Torah Fund ecards platform

Or send a check to Torah Fund, 3080 Broadway, New York, NY 10027. Thank you for your support.