Several years ago, Ahavath Achim made the decision to participate in an innovative program called Create a Jewish Legacy. The program was a partnership, originally conceived by The Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, designed to encourage local synagogues and Jewish organizations to strengthen their financial standing with bequests and other testamentary giving opportunities. We want to continue the amazing work done before and work towards ensuring AA's future for generations to come.
Leaving a bequest is a powerful way to express your faith and values far into the future. With no loss of current income, many of our congregants choose to illustrate their deep commitment to Ahavath Achim through their wills or other testamentary gifts. These gifts may include naming AA as a beneficiary to an existing life insurance policy or retirement account or establishing a gift annuity or charitable trust for the synagogue's benefit. There are a variety of ways for you to leave your Jewish legacy and sustain Ahavath Achim for future generations.
In the years since Ahavath Achim joined the program, over thirty of our congregants, including current Officers and Past Presidents, have committed to leave a legacy, naming AA as a beneficiary in their estate plans. Many other congregants have independently acted upon their own convictions and made provisions to include AA in their estate planning.
Over the years, many congregants have named Ahavath Achim as a beneficiary of their estates. These bequests have often come as surprises, after the congregants have already passed on. While such gifts are always deeply appreciated, advance notice of these provisions provides the synagogue with greater clarity for the future and allows AA to make prudent investment choices. If you have made, or will consider making, such a gift, we would appreciate it if you completed a declaration of intent (link below).
Through your legacy gift, our many traditions and our newer innovations alike will be passed l'dor v'dor… from generation to generation. We would also very much like to include and recognize you as a member of AA's Legacy Society to show our appreciation for your generosity.
Thank you to our AA Legacy Society Members:
Vicki and Gerry Benjamin
Tova and Mark Cohen
Margo and Larry Gold
Charlotte and Harry Gordon
Heidi and Barry Herman
Marilyn Ginsberg Eckstein
Celia S. and Col. Donald M. z"l Gilner
Shirley z"l and Ivan Millender
Rosalie and Carl Rosenthal
Debra and Philip Siegel
Arnold Whiteman z"l