Planned Giving

At Central Synagogue

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 leave Central Synagogue a legacy gift.

We invite you to join Central Synagogue’s L’Dor V’Dor Society as a way to ensure your values are inextricably linked to future generations. When you name Central Synagogue as a beneficiary of your estate, you express your commitment to our community and provide essential support for the congregation beyond your lifetime.

You may arrange for Central Synagogue to receive:

  • A simple bequest in your will – for a set dollar amount or a percentage of the residual
  • Individual Retirement Account (IRA)
  • Life insurance

An outright bequest to Central Synagogue is fully tax-deductible for estate-tax purposes. Your professional advisors can suggest the best way for you to include Central Synagogue in your estate plan.

For more information, or to discuss any matter in strict confidence, please contact Daniel Nadelmann, Director of Development, at (212) 838-5189. Thank you!

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.