Giving Through Estate Plan Yields Bigger Impact
At a time when her synagogue was encouraging members to make legacy gifts, Rabbi Annie Tucker was inspired to do the same for another institution that was meaningful to her. She created a legacy gift for JTS in her estate plan.
Rabbi Tucker earned a master’s degree in Jewish Education from The Jewish Theological Seminary in 2001 and continued on in The Rabbinical School, where she was ordained in 2006. She has held pulpits in Princeton, NJ, and Wilmette, IL, and is currently senior rabbi of Temple Israel Center of White Plains, NY.
“I love being a rabbi, and I love JTS,” she said simply. “I loved being a student, and I’m grateful for the education I received and the relationships I formed. I’m grateful that JTS exists as a vibrant source of learning and community.”
Including JTS in her estate plan enables Rabbi Tucker to amplify her impact on the future. “With the resources I have now, I can’t give in the same way as I can through my estate.”
Rabbi Tucker added, “It’s such a challenging time in the Jewish world, and we need bold, creative innovative leadership. It’s important to me that JTS exists as a place to train emerging professionals and to support those of us already in the field. I hope that it can be a beacon of strength and inspiration, an incubator for ideas and model of dynamic Jewish life and learning.”READ MORE STORIES OF ALUMNI GIVING SEE ALL ALUMNI WHO MADE SIGNIFICANT GIFTS TO THE CROSSROADS CAMPAIGN