Our community’s synagogues and agencies have had a tremendous impact on generations of Jews. Have you considered including the organizations that you cherish in your will, or as a beneficiary of your retirement fund, so you can help those organizations continue to make a difference for a new generation?
Questions to Consider
Can anyone do this?
Yes! You don’t have to be wealthy, just passionate about an organization’s mission. This decision is for after you are gone, and you can decide exactly what part or percentage of your estate to leave via your will or by simply naming an organization(s) as a beneficiary of your retirement plan. You can make sure that that people you love are taken care of first, while still making plans to support the Jewish community long after you are gone.
How do I begin?
It’s easy to do. Reflect on your Jewish passions. What is important to you about our faith and people? What work in our community do you want to support? Then contact the team leader from the organization or organizations you want to work with.
When should I start thinking about leaving a legacy?
The answer is different for everyone. Some people make a will after the birth of a child; others may wait until they receive an inheritance. Whether you already have a will or are just getting started, it’s always right to think of how you want to be remembered. Now is the time.
Who can help me?
We encourage you to begin your legacy conversation by contacting the team leader of the organization(s) you care about most to share your interests and learn about the organization’s long-term needs. JewishColumbus staff is available to assist you with the technical aspects of legacy giving. You may also want to contact your financial advisors and/or estate planning attorney at this time.