The Hebrew word tzedakah, commonly translated as “charity,” comes from the word tzedek, meaning justice. It 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 tzedek, equality, and democracy enshrined in Israel’s Declaration of Independence will light a path of justice for generations to come.
We hope you will consider leaving a lasting legacy that reflects your values by including the New Israel Fund in your estate plans.
We recognize our visionary legacy donors through membership in the 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 can provide tax benefits to the donor.
Benefits of joining NIF’s Legacy Society include:
- Forging connections with others who share your vision of an equal, democratic Israel for all its inhabitants.
- Invitations to special Legacy Society events.
- Acknowledgement in NIF materials (except when anonymity is requested).
- An opportunity to be one of the Voices of Conscience in our collection of statements sharing legacy donors’ values and 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…
- No gift is too small. Through legacy giving, every gift will have an impact, every gift will make 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.