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Why Create Your Jewish Legacy with Federation? 

Tradition teaches that one of the most treasured obligations we have as Jews is to make the world a better place through acts of loving kindness. As a valued member of our community, you fulfill this obligation in many significant ways including the generous gift of tzedakah you make through your yearly support to the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte. Your tzedakah has built, sustained and strengthened the Jewish community in Charlotte, around the world and in Israel.

The funds raised by the Annual Campaign enable the Federation to fulfill its mission that no child goes to bed hungry, that every senior has the right to live with dignity and that all Jews should be able to live without fear of persecution - anywhere in the world.

The Federation helps people in need, rescues people in danger and keeps our Jewish community vibrant and strong. During natural disasters and humanitarian crises, the Federation is often the first on the ground to provide aid, comfort and support. Our annual campaign reaches every corner of the global Jewish community inspiring lifelong Jewish connections, breaking the cycle of poverty, and responding to emergencies.

The needs of our Jewish community won’t end in 5 years, in 25 years or in 100 years. But you can help future generations of Jews meet the challenges of the future. A planned gift to the Jewish Federation will extend a helping hand to your children, your grandchildren and future generations of Jews by strengthening the Jewish Federation’s ability to support those services and organizations, values and traditions that you have supported and found crucial to Jewish life. You cannot predict the future, but you can trust Federation to apply the income from your legacy to the important needs of the day.

Whatever your annual gift amount, you have the ability to preserve your contribution as a permanent legacy to the Federation. And there is enormous flexibility in structuring your Jewish Legacy. You can endow all or part of your gift to Federation’s annual campaign, so that your campaign gift will continue in perpetuity. You can choose from a variety of methods to leave a bequest that will not in any way affect your current lifestyle, but will affect and enrich the lives of future generations of Jews by mitigating some of the inevitable needs and emergencies. The Federation and Foundation for the Charlotte Jewish Community can provide information about a variety of simple steps you can take today to sustain our strong Charlotte Jewish community.

Please join us in making a provision for the future of the Jewish people. The obligation is ours. The options are yours. CLICK HERE to Create Your Jewish Legacy.