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Legacy Overview



Legacy Program Picture


Assuring a Jewish Tomorrow For our Community


Temple Or Rishon has created a Legacy Program to facilitate after-lifetime giving at TOR. We are partnered in this effort with the Jewish Community Foundation of the West (JCFW), and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s LIFE AND LEGACY program.

The purpose of the program is to promote a culture of philanthropy in our community, and to establish a steady stream of income for the future of TOR by building an endowment fund through legacy giving.  The endowment fund is already in place, and managed by the JCFW.

We have an opportunity and a responsibility to secure the future of our Jewish community.  All of us, regardless of age, wealth, or affiliation, have the ability to leave a legacy.  Your legacy gift of any size can be customized and structured to fit your dreams, lifestyle, family, and financial needs.  Leaving a legacy is simple.  Some options include:


Bequest in a Will Gift of Cash or Assets
Gift of Life Insurance Charitable Gift Annuity
Gift of IRA or Pension Fund Charitable Remainder Trust


The first step is signing a Letter Of Intent.   This is simply a form that declares your intent to establish a legacy gift.  You do not have to have your gift already set up.  You do not have to specify an amount.  You do not have to give any money now.

Once you have signed a Letter Of Intent, you become a member of the TOR Legacy Society, a visionary group that is rapidly growing.  Read some testimonials of other members to see what inspired them to give a legacy gift.

Have questions?  Check out our Frequently Asked Questions, or contact a team member to find out more.


“As my fathers planted for me, so do I plant for my children”  - Talmud