Give to an Adath Fund
Your contribution benefits our entire community. And now, online giving is easier than ever! We added a Search feature so you can look for a fund by name, purpose or category. Type in words like scholarship, Gan, discretionary or a friend or loved one’s name. The drop-down menu shows all the available options. See below for step-by-step instructions.
L'Chaim Annual Campaign
The L’Chaim Annual Campaign is essential to the health of our congregation. Donate HERE.
Adath Jeshurun Foundation
Create A Lasting Legacy
The Adath Jeshurun Foundation ensures that our synagogue will continue to instill Jewish traditions and values in future generations. You are vital to our legacy. Learn more HERE.
Our Educational Partners
Extraordinary IRA Opportunity is Now Permanent
“I always like going to synagogue, but the high holidays are something special. When the Cantor chants Kol Nidre, there’s nothing like it,” said one member of Adath Foundation’s Legacy Society.
A few years ago, this donor put Adath in her estate plans, making a promise to future generations that our synagogue will be here on the holiest days of the year and every day in-between.
But this donor wanted to do more. She wanted to make an immediate impact, and the opportunity came in the form of giving from her IRA: “Now that I am over 70½ I can make a donation directly from my IRA to the Adath Foundation to fulfill my mandatory minimum distribution.”
“I simply had my IRA plan administrator designate the Adath Jeshurun Foundation for a qualified charitable distribution and then send the money.” Because the money goes directly to the Adath Foundation from the donor’s IRA, it is not considered taxable income to the donor.
This extraordinary giving opportunity has only recently been made permanent by an act of Congress. There used to be annual questions whether Congress would renew this option, but donors can now rely on it. In the words of this donor, “I am delighted it is now permanent and I can make the contribution without any year-end rush!”
This generous donation to the Adath Jeshurun Foundation is unrestricted, making the high holidays just one of Adath’s many services and programs supported by her permanent fund. Instead of paying taxes on her required minimum contribution, this donor looks forward to growing her impact each year with another gift from her IRA.
Please consult with your tax professional if you are contemplating a charitable gift from your IRA. Please feel free to contact Andrea Blumberg, Director of Congregational Giving at 952.545.2424.