Leave an Eternal Legacy to the Jewish People


This is your moment to hold hands across the generations. This is your moment to ensure a Jewish future that is spiritual and meaningful. This is your moment to leave a Jewish legacy.

Chabad has been at the forefront of rebuilding the Jewish community after the Holocaust. From headquarters in Brooklyn, New York, the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, inspired a generation of young couples to go out and spread Yiddeshkeit. With endless love, devotion, and energy, his emissaries rebuilding Judaism throughout the world. From Casablanca to Rio de Janeiro, Chabad has brought a positive, uplifting message to the Jewish people. Chabad is a beacon of light throughout the world.

Today, Chabad is found at every major university across the world, providing a safe and welcoming environment for college students away from home. The Jewish Learning Institute, the world’s largest adult educational program, has revolutionized adult Jewish learning. CTeen brings together high school students from around the world to enrich and inspire their Jewish identity.

Now it is your turn to lead us Forward.

Planned Giving builds Judaism where it is needed most, in your local community. From preschool to day school, visiting the sick or comforting the poor, this is your moment to make a difference. Join with us through the loving act of planned giving by leading your community to a strong and vibrant future. This is your Moment.

A bequest is one of the easiest and most impactful ways to leave a legacy. Even if you're someone of modest means, your gift can go a long way.

Click here for Sample Bequest Wording.

Here's how a bequest works:

  • A bequest does not cost you anything during your lifetime

  • With a Residuary Bequest, you designate a percentage of your estate to Chabad.org

  • With an Outright Bequest, you leave a specific dollar amount or a specific asset, like securities or real estate, to Chabad.org

  • After your passing, your trustee will transfer the bequest money or real estate to Chabad.org

  • Bequests are revocable and can be changed or modified during your lifetime

  • Bequests relieve the tax burden on your family

  • This is the most effective way to leave a Jewish legacy

We’re Here To Help

We’d be honored to work with you, your family and/or your financial adviser/attorney, to develop a personalized strategy for your charity giving. 


Please email rabbi@JewishBuffalo.com or call us at 716-908-7475 so we can set up a time to talk.

If you have been so generous as to include a bequest to the Jewish Discovery Center as part of your estate plan, please take the time to let us know. We would like to recognize you and your family for your generosity.

More About Your Bequest


The method used to make a bequest will depend on the kind of gift you choose to leave to the Jewish Discovery Center.

Bequests of real estate, personal property, business interests and cash are typically made by way of a will, revocable trust or even a simple codicil to your current estate plan. Your estate-planning attorney can assist you in preparing the necessary papers for you to complete your bequest. (See below for Sample Bequest Wording.)

Other bequests, such as those involving retirement assets, insurance policies, bank accounts and stocks and bonds, are typically made by completing a beneficiary designation form. Simply contact your retirement plan administrator, life insurance company, bank or investment broker and ask them to send you the right "beneficiary designation" or "payable upon death" form. To complete your bequest, you will need to complete and sign the form and return it to them.

The last step in leaving any bequest involves the transfer to charity. Upon your passing, full value of the gift will be transferred to the Jewish Discovery Center tax-free and your estate will receive an estate tax charitable deduction.

Sample Bequest Wording


I bequeath to Jewish Discovery Center, having its principal offices at 757 Hopkins Rd, Buffalo, NY 14221, under the leadership of Rabbi Labkowski.

The residue of my estate after all other obligations have been fulfilled,


the sum of ______ dollars,


a percentage of _____ of my residuary estate,

to be used by Jewish Discovery Center, for its charitable purposes of providing online Jewish resources to users worldwide.

Jewish Discovery Center Inc Tax Id. No. 36-4943225, is a 501(c)(3).

When planning or writing a will, please contact an estate attorney who has experience in estate planning and make sure to discuss your wishes with your family and financial advisor.


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