What Is Create a Jewish Legacy?


Create a Jewish Legacy represents a shared commitment by area synagogues and Jewish agencies to work together to secure a more vibrant Jewish future. Create a Jewish Legacy is sponsored and presented by the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

With Create a Jewish Legacy, you have the ability to create one legacy gift which can benefit one or more organizations that are important to you. You can make a commitment, either through a current or future gift to a Jewish organization's endowment fund or by declaring your intent to remember Jewish causes in your will or estate plans.

Your legacy gift of any size can be customized and structured to fit your dreams, lifestyle, family and financial needs. You can provide support for a particular institution (e.g., synagogue, day school, or Jewish agency) or area of interest (e.g., caring for the elderly, educating our community's children, advancing Jewish life, Jewish summer camp experiences, college campus programs or support for Israel and overseas programs).


Create a Jewish Legacy Is for Everyone

coffeeAll of us, regardless of age, wealth or affiliation, have
the ability to make a difference for future generations.

Creating your Jewish legacy is simple.

Some options include:
Bequest in a Will
Gift of Life Insurance
Gift of IRA or Pension Funds
Gift of Cash or Assets
Charitable Gift Annuity
Charitable Remainder Trust

We realize that this is a lot to think about. We are here to help. If you wish, we will work with you and your professional advisor to help identify the best legacy option for you.

Through Create a Jewish Legacy, you can create a lasting legacy to match your values and passions with the community's needs. A legacy gift of any size can be designed to match your personal situation.

Together, we can impact the future of the Jewish community and make a difference in the lives of generations to come.


The facts…

The simplest method of creating your legacy is through a will or estate plan, or by adding (or changing) a beneficiary designation with other assets, such as retirement funds and/or life insurance. You can create a Jewish legacy with a percentage of your estate or a dollar amount that's comfortable for you. You can commit a cash gift now that goes directly into the endowment. Some gifts can be structured to increase your current income, and the residual will benefit Jewish organizations you value. All of this can be done at no cost to you today.

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Create a Jewish Legacy
(CJL) is a program sponsored and presented by The Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven and is a collaborative effort of our area agencies and synagogues.

Create a Jewish Legacy is partnering with the institutions listed below. In addition, we are happy to accept gifts on behalf of your most cherished Jewish organizations.

Neither the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven nor its Create a Jewish Legacy partner agencies are engaged in rendering legal or tax advisory services. Individuals considering gifts to the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven or its Create a Jewish Legacy partner agencies should obtain the services of a financial advisor, such as an attorney, certified public accountant and/or chartered life underwriter.