Planned Giving

At Central Synagogue

We invite you to consider expressing your commitment to our community and providing essential support for the congregation by including Central Synagogue in your estate plans.

You can provide for Central’s future by making the Synagogue a beneficiary of any of the following:

  • A simple bequest in your will – for a set dollar amount or a percentage of the residual
  • All or a portion of your Individual Retirement Account (IRA)
  • A new or existing life insurance
  • A Charitable Remainder Trust

You should consult with your professional advisors to determine the best way for you to include Central Synagogue in your estate plans.

L’Dor V’Dor Society

L’dor V’dor means “from generation to generation.” Just as we use this phrase when the Torah is passed from grandparents, to parents, to a bar or bat mitzvah, we use it to honor those esteemed congregants who have indicated their intention to provide for the future of Central Synagogue through a legacy gift. By making Central Synagogue a beneficiary of your estate plans and joining the L’Dor V’Dor Society, you will ensure that your values are inextricably linked to future generations.

For more information about planned giving options or the L’Dor V’Dor Society, please contact Pamela S. Goldstein, Director of Development, at (212) 508-3026. All inquiries will be kept in strict confidence.

Together we can ensure that our children and grandchildren will have the same firm commitment to Judaism and progressive values that our ancestors did before us.

“Just as my ancestors planted for me, so too, will I plant for my children.”

– Talmud, Ta’anit 23A

Central Synagogue works tirelessly toward a world in which Judaism is central to the lives of Jews everywhere. Our reach extends far beyond the walls of our beautiful synagogue, as we strive to learn, worship, and continually redefine what it means to be Jewish today. We believe that Judaism can change the world, and we are committed to ensuring it continues through the eternal miracle of the Jewish people.