A Legacy Gift Is Meaningful and Heartfelt

Posted on Apr 06, 2022

Counting the Omer to Shavuot calls to mind a favorite midrash regarding the giving of the Torah. In this midrash God asks the Jewish people for a guarantee that they will keep the Torah that is about to be given. The people respond that the ancestors will serve as a guarantee, but God rejects that. Then they offer the Prophets as guarantors, but again God rejects that. Finally, they offer their children as guarantors and God smiles and gives the Jewish people the Torah, knowing that they will keep it throughout time.

The Torah Fund Legacy Society is a similar guarantee. It is an assurance that the future will continue by providing the opportunity to fulfill the commandment to teach our children. A Legacy Society bequest is a future gift that enshrines your values as a final testament for your family. It is your commitment to continue the support of our five Conservative/Masorti institutes of higher education, which your annual Torah Fund gift has been during your lifetime.

This future gift can be designated in a variety of ways. It can be a specified dollar amount or portion of your estate named in your will or trust. It can be Torah Fund designated as a beneficiary on a life insurance policy, annuity, IRA, or other financial asset. The exact mechanism and amount of the bequest is completely up to you.

As Torah Fund has been a part of your philanthropic life each year, please join us as a member of our Legacy Society. More information can be found by clicking here, or contacting one of us at torahfund@jtsa.edu.

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