What is Jewish Legacy?

Jewish Charities in the UK and abroad rely on gifts in Wills to continue their vital work.

  • Who we Are
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  • Jewish Legacy has 46 cross communal charity partners, all working together to highlight the importance of legacy giving.

    Jewish Legacy was formed 5 years ago and, since that date, has worked as a partnership to inform the Jewish community about its importance and, at the same time, challenge current perceptions about legacy giving. Legacy giving applies to all ages and levels of income and, whilst we realise that friends and family are obviously a priority, leaving a gift to a cause that is important to you, doesn’t need to affect the gifts you leave to them.

    While the Jewish community is known for its generosity, only 25% (one in four members) of the community leave a charitable Legacy in their Will, compared to 75% who give during their lifetime.

    We, at Jewish Legacy, would like to improve that statistic.

  • While family and friends will always come first, there’s no reason why you can’t also make a gift in your Will to your favourite causes. Jewish Legacy’s aim is to increase the number of Legacies being left by the community, by making them aware of just how important Legacy giving is and what a difference a gift in their Will can make to the charity of their choice.

    It is not our intention for individual members of the community to leave a Legacy to Jewish Legacy itself. We are here to ensure the community as a whole makes leaving a gift in the Will to a charity of their choice, the norm.

Now that our children are reaching adult hood, my husband and I will be reviewing our Wills again. We will naturally be taking care of our family, but also remembering those Jewish charities that are meaningful to us.

We look upon reviewing and making a Will to deal with significant life changes as a sensible and simple part of personal housekeeping.  It need not be expensive, and ensures that our Wills continue to accurately reflect our needs and wishes, lifting the burden of difficult decisions from our family and making sure that those we care about are properly provided for. –

Melanie Diamond of JW3 - one of Jewish legacy’s Charity partners

MEET THE TEAM

Meet the team at Jewish Legacy Giving

  • Nigel Ross

    Life President

  • Harvey Bratt

    Trustee

  • Gina Ross

    Chief Executive

  • Steve Greenberg

    Trustee

  • Ellisa Estrin

    Trustee

  • David Roberts

    Trustee

  • Nigel Ross

    Life President

    Nigel Ross is Executive Board Member of The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee as well as Board Member of The Claims Conference and of The Immovable Property Committee of The European Shoah Legacy Institute. Nigel held the position of Vice Chair of World Jewish Relief from 2002 to 2011 and has previously been the Joint Chief Executive of Compco Holdings PLC. Nigel is currently Property Advisor to The Bedford Estate. He is married to Lynne and they have two sons and six grandchildren.

  • Harvey Bratt

    Trustee

    Harvey Bratt is Director of Legacies and Planned Giving for UJIA. After qualifying and practicing as a private client solicitor for 15 years, Harvey joined the Jewish charity sector in 1996 since when he has specialised in legacy fundraising.

  • Gina Ross

    Chief Executive

  • Steve Greenberg

    Trustee

  • Ellisa Estrin

    Trustee

  • David Roberts

    Trustee