Jewish Legacy Awareness Month is taking place throughout November 2018 to raise awareness around legacy giving and also to showcase the many ways in which legacies have improved Jewish communities on a local and national level.
Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, Senior Rabbi to Reform Judaism, says: “L’dor v’dor – from one generation to the next generation we pass down our Jewish tradition. Judaism has remained vibrant because we prioritise renewing our heritage for those who come after us. We know that our children and our children’s children will be able to find a spiritual home in Reform Judaism; a home built on the values of inclusion and equality, always fighting for tikkun olam – a better, brighter future. In Judaism we say that the memory of previous generations is a blessing, because we are blessed with all that they have built and provided for us. By leaving a legacy, thousands of people in the next generation will continue to delight in that blessing for decades to come.”
This Jewish Legacy Awareness Month, Reform Judaism, together with our congregations and other Jewish charities asks that the community thinks about and discusses legacy giving and, even better, adds one or more of our Jewish charity partners to the beneficiaries in their will.
It is a huge opportunity to strengthen our community by supporting the vital services that our charities provide.