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Legacy Giving

"I did not find this world desolate when I entered it.
My ancestors planted for me before I was born.
So do I choose to plant for those who will come after me."
(Babylonian Talmud, Ta'anit 23a)


Planned gifts help to ensure the strength and continuity of Shir Hadash.  A planned gift is one that is committed during a donor’s lifetime naming Shir Hadash as the beneficiary at the time of the donor’s death.  

We invite you to consider expressing your commitment to our community and providing essential support for the congregation by including Shir Hadash in your estate plans.  You can make the synagogue a beneficiary in a number of ways including (but not limited to): 

  • Will or bequest of cash, real estate, securities, or other property

  • Life insurance

  • IRA and retirement accounts

  • Charitable remainder trust

  • Donor advised fund


Planned gifts can offer donors significant tax benefits as part of estate planning and may also be structured to provide income to donors during their lifetimes. Additionally, such gifts will ensure that Shir Hadash endures and prospers for future generations as a welcoming community that supports, educates and provides a spiritual home for all who come through our doors. 


You should consult with your financial or estate planning advisors in matters relating to determine the best option for you. 

Thank you if you have already left a planned gift for Shir Hadash.  So that we can help you to honor your gifts to Shir Hadash, please complete the Confirmation of Commitment form, so we are informed of your legacy plans.  Please mail the Confirmation of Commitment form to: 

   Shir Hadash
   200 W. Dundee Road
   Wheeling, IL 60090


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