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Bequest Language

Sample bequest language

Help the Jewish community address its most pressing current needs by making an unrestricted bequest:

"I bequeath $_______________________ (or _____% of my residuary estate) to [Jewish charitable organization] "

Provide income for the Jewish community each year in perpetuity by making a bequest to establish an endowment fund:

"I bequeath $________________________ (or ______% of my residuary estate) to the [Jewish charitable organization] to establish an endowment fund to be used for its general purposes."

Support a specific agency or your favorite field of interest, every year in perpetuity, by making a designated bequest to establish an endowment fund:

"I bequeath $________ (or ______% of my residuary estate) to the [Jewish charitable organization] to establish an endowment fund to support ___________________________ (Jewish Family Service, charitable needs in Israel, Jewish education, the Jewish Home, etc.)"

Contingent Bequest:

"If my brother John Doe survives me, I devise and bequeath 20% of the remainder and residue of property owned at my death, whether real or personal, and wherever located to John Doe. If John Doe does not survive me, then I devise and bequeath 20% of my residuary estate, whether real or personal property and wherever located to Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH."
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