Why a Jewish Legacy?

As we look to younger generations, whose priorities are diverse and changing, it’s crucial that we, the leaders of today, act now to protect the future of Jewish life.

A legacy gift is a demonstration of your belief in the continuity of Jewish life for generations to come. By leaving financial resources to Jewish causes you care deeply about, you can help ensure that future generations have an opportunity to embrace our heritage.

How It Works

With a little planning, you can make the gift of a lifetime by creating a legacy gift. The term "legacy gift" covers a range of options.

  • You can make a meaningful gift through your will or trust, a gift of life insurance or a gift from your IRA.
  • You can make sure your generous support of Jewish charitable causes lasts for generations by establishing an endowment fund, empowering you to continue the work of your heart and ensure that the traditions and institutions that mean so much to you will exist and thrive well into the future.
  • With a donor advised fund or supporting foundation, you can align your philanthropic interests with the Jewish community's needs and priorities, benefiting the Jewish community into the future. You can involve your family, enabling them to carry on your philanthropic tradition.

Your Philanthropic Advisor

When considering gift planning strategies, you should always consult with your own legal and tax advisors. The Jewish Federation of the Desert would be happy to work with you and your professional advisors to design a gift plan that will serve your needs and interests, as well as those of the Jewish community.

For more information

about leaving a Jewish Legacy

please contact

Leslie Pepper




69710 Highway 111.  Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Phone: (760) 324-4737   |    E-mail:  info@jfedps.org