Jewish Legacy is a ground breaking cross-communal initiative based in the UK, established to promote Legacy giving amongst members of our community to established, carefully chosen Jewish charities.
We are a collaboration of 47 different Jewish charity organisations drawn from across the spectrum of charitable causes, all of whom are committed to raising awareness of the need for charitable Legacies.
While the Jewish community is known for its generosity, supporting a wide range of different charities nationwide and internationally, only 25% (one in four members) of the community leave a charitable Legacy in their Will, compared to 75% who give during their lifetime.
The ongoing aim of Jewish Legacy is to increase the number of Legacies being left by the community, by making people aware of just how crucial Legacy giving is to the work (and in some cases, survival) of Jewish charities and what a huge difference a gift to the charity of their choice in their Will can really make.
While family and friends will always come first, there’s no reason why you cannot also support your favourite causes by making a gift to a Jewish charity in your Will, especially with the current UK tax benefits relating to charitable Legacy donations and Inheritance Tax (learn more about these here).
Though we are ourselves a registered charity, it is not our objective for members of the Jewish community to leave a Legacy gift to Jewish Legacy itself. We are here to encourage and try and make routine the act of leaving a Legacy gift to one or more of the 47 Jewish charities we work with.