Legacy Giving: Or Hadash

Making a legacy gift to BJ through Or Hadash ensures that your commitment to our spirited and dynamic community continues to help us grow, innovate and make lasting social change for generations to come. Legacy giving also helps you make a larger contribution than a cash gift, which furthers your support for BJ–while providing tax and other financial benefits to you.


To include BJ in your will or living trust, we suggest including the following language:

“I give to Congregation B’nai Jeshurun Starafroler, a not-for-profit institution incorporated by the laws of the State of New York, having as its principal address 257 West 88th Street, New York, NY 10024, federal tax ID #13-0594858. [the sum of $______ or _____% of my estate [or residuary estate] to be used for its general purposes.”


To include BJ as a beneficiary of your retirement, IRA, or life insurance policy follow these 3 easy steps:
  1. Contact your retirement plan administrator, insurance company, bank or financial institution for a change-of-beneficiary form. Decide what percentage (1 to 100) you would like us to receive and name us, along with the percentage you chose, on the beneficiary form. Include BJ’s federal tax ID # 13-0594858
  2. Return the completed form to your plan administrator, insurance company, bank or financial institution.
  3. Notify us so we can include you in Or Hadash, BJ’s legacy society.

Is BJ already part of your legacy plans? Please let us know.

The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor.

For questions about Legacy Giving: Or Hadash, contact advancement@bj.org.