The Create a Jewish Legacy Program provides individuals, regardless of age or financial means, the opportunity to leave a legacy gift. There are many different ways to participate in addition to a bequest in a will. These include adding SHALVA as beneficiary on your life insurance policy, IRA or pension fund, as well as other forms of estate planning.

To encourage SHALVA supporters to join the Legacy Circle, a generous donor will match each signed commitment (Declaration of Intent) received by June 30, 2018 dollar for dollar, up to $20,000 per donor.

To learn more or to join SHALVA’S Legacy Circle, reach out to Carol Ruderman at 773-583-4673 or  If you have already included a legacy gift in your will or estate plans, kindly notify SHALVA so your commitment can qualify for the match and we can thank you.