Temple Jeremiah

Planned Giving: Create a Jewish Legacy

Planned Giving: Create a Jewish Legacy

Planned Giving provides a unique opportunity for you to support Temple Jeremiah’s mission. Every gift – large or small – is an expression of your belief that the temple has a significant impact on you, the congregation, and the community.

Create a Jewish Legacy is a program designed to train and support Chicago’s Jewish day schools, agencies, and synagogues in the area of legacy giving. The program — a partnership between the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, and the Crown Family — will help ensure the sustainability of our Jewish community for years to come.

Why Create a Jewish Legacy with Temple Jeremiah?

In one way or another, your life is rooted in Jewish experiences connecting you to the Jewish community. Chances are you already support Jewish charitable organizations in Chicago, but have you included Temple Jeremiah in your will or estate plan? By leaving a legacy, you can ensure the traditions and values of Temple Jeremiah that are meaningful to you will be there for future generations. L’Dor V’Dor.

By making a legacy commitment, you:

EXPRESS values instilled in you by your parents, grandparents, and loved ones.
PERPETUATE Jewish traditions you cherish.
PRESERVE Temple Jeremiah and its programs for future generations.

In addition to your gift benefiting Temple Jeremiah, you may benefit financially in the following ways:

  • Income tax savings through the charitable deduction for the value of a gift;
  • Avoidance of capital gains tax on contributions of certain kinds of property that have increased in value over time;
  • Life income – for you and/or other members of your family through deferred, life-income plans;
  • Potentially greater spendable income with certain arrangements;
  • Elimination of federal estate tax on the value of a gift passing to charity upon your death;
  • Reduced estate settlement costs.

You will also become part of the Temple Jeremiah Covenant Society, created to honor those who support Temple Jeremiah through their estate or financial plans, as well as listed in the Covenant throughout the year, and receive additional recognition throughout the year.

It is highly recommended that you consult with your own personal financial advisor or attorney prior to making a charitable gift. To participate in Create a Jewish Legacy (or to let us know if you have already made a legacy gift) or for more information on any of the Planned Giving options, please contact our Executive Director, Daniel Glassman, at 847.441.5760 ext. 102 or at daniel@templejeremiah.org.

For a list of members of the Temple Jeremiah Covenant Society, please click here.

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