The Hebrew word tzedakah — commonly translated as “charity” — actually has a much deeper meaning. The root of tzedakah is tzedek, meaning justice, and reflects the Jewish tradition’s view of right and wrong, social responsibility, and fairness. By choosing to support the New Israel Fund, you are ensuring that the values of freedom and equality enshrined in Israel’s Declaration of Independence will light a path of justice for this generation as well as future ones.
We hope you will consider leaving a lasting legacy that reflects your values by including the New Israel Fund in your estate plans.
NIF recognizes our visionary legacy donors through membership in our Legacy Society. Lifetime membership is extended to those who make a bequest by will or living trust, or through other planned gifts that support NIF and provide tax benefits to the donor.
Benefits of joining NIF’s Legacy Society include:
- Forging connections with likeminded individuals who share your Israel values.
- Invitations to special Legacy Society events.
- Acknowledgement in our materials (unless anonymity is requested).
- An opportunity to contribute to Voices of Conscience — NIF’s collection of Israel legacy statements — so you can share with loved ones and the next generation about the values that brought you to the New Israel Fund family and your vision for Israel’s future as a liberal democracy.
Legacy Society members are an inspiration to others to look toward the future and learn how they too can have an enduring impact on an Israel based on democracy and equality.
Did you know…
- There is no minimum gift size and legacy gifts to NIF are not only for the very wealthy. Every gift makes a difference.
- You can take care of loved ones and help NIF. There are many types of gifts that enable you to do both.
- Estate and financial planning doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. We offer an estate planning handbook, and can refer you to experienced estate planning professionals. Contact us for assistance.
Please let us know if you have already included New Israel Fund in your estate plans or if you are considering doing so. We would love to hear from you!
For more information on NIF’s Legacy Society and planned giving to the New Israel Fund, please contact:
Director of Planned Giving
235 Montgomery Street, Suite 920
San Francisco, CA 94104
Disclaimer: New Israel Fund is not engaged in legal or tax advisory service. Please have your will or codicil drafted by an attorney who is familiar with the estate laws of the state in which you live. State laws govern wills, trusts, and charitable gifts made in a contractual agreement. Advice from legal counsel should be sought when considering these types of gifts.