Legacy Circle

One day, Honi was walking along the road when he saw a man planting a carob tree. 

Honi asked, “When will the tree bear fruit?”
The man replied, “It will not produce fruit until seventy years have passed.” 

Honi asked, “Do you believe you will live another seventy years and enjoy the fruit of this tree?” 
The man replied, “Just as my ancestors planted for me, I too am planting for my descendants.”

–Babylonian Talmud, Ta’anit 23a

When you choose to make a planned gift to Westchester Reform Temple and join WRT’s Legacy Circle, you help ensure that our spirited and dynamic Jewish community will continue to pray, educate, celebrate, comfort, and carry out mitzvot together for generations to come. 

You can provide for WRT’s future by making Westchester Reform Temple a beneficiary of any of the following:

˜ A simple bequest in your will—for a set dollar amount or a percentage of the residual (what is left over after heirs and other obligations are paid from an estate)

˜ All or a portion of your individual retirement account (IRA)

˜ A new or existing life insurance policy

˜ Create a charitable gift annuity (CGA) This enables you to make a charitable contribution to WRT and receive financial benefits for yourself. When you create a CGA for WRT, you will receive guaranteed income for life, and, potentially, both an immediate tax deduction and future tax savings. Many donors find that a CGA enables them to boost their philanthropy to a higher level than they had ever thought possible.

You may wish to consult with your professional advisors to determine the best way for you to include Westchester Reform Temple in your estate plan.  We are happy to assist, and to speak with you and your advisors, to help you craft the plan that works best for you.

Please contact Laura Rosen Apostolou, Philanthropy Director at laura.apostolou@wrtemple.org, or 914-723-7727, ext.8128.