Legacy Giving for Congregation Shaarey Zedek

Legacy Giving for Congregation Shaarey Zedek

Why Leave a Legacy to Congregation Shaarey Zedek?

The Talmud (B. Taanit 23a) tells the story of Honi the Circle Maker who was walking on the road and, to his surprise, saw an old man planting a carob tree. Honi asked the man, “Sir, how long will it take for this tree to bear fruit?” The old man replied, “Seventy years.” Honi then asked the man, “And do you think you will live another seventy years to eat the fruit of this tree?” The man answered, “Certainly not. However, when I was born into this world, I found many trees planted by my father and grandfather. Just as they planted trees for me, so too I am planting fruit trees for my children and grandchildren.” We hope that you will help us plant for the next generation and beyond.

Leo Silber Testimonial

Congregation Shaarey Zedek is a warm, welcoming, inclusive, and multigenerational Jewish community more than a century-and-a-half young. We are your community, your home, and your sacred space. We celebrate all of life’s experiences: raising our families, building friendships, and being there for each other throughout the full spectrum of life-cycle events. Our Judaism is practiced both traditionally and innovatively, and we work together with Jews and non-Jews alike to care for those who are in need. Our clergy are not only our teachers but our friends as well. We have a tremendously rich history and a bright future. Most of all, we are a family that lives for today and that builds for tomorrow. We are grateful for your consideration.

Marilyn Aaron Testimonial

How do I participate?

All of us, regardless of age or wealth, have the ability to leave a legacy. Your legacy gift can be customized and structured to fit your lifestyle, family,
and financial goals. Leaving a legacy is simple.

Some options include:

  • Bequest in a will
  • Gift of life insurance
  • Gift of cash or assets
  • Charitable Remainder Trust

By making your legacy commitment today you can:

  • Secure your commitment to the future of CSZ
  • Perpetuate the Jewish traditions you cherish
  • Enable CSZ programs to serve future generations of Jews in Metro Detroit
  • Feel united with others with similar commitments and values
  • Be remembered

How do I begin?

  1. Reflect on your Jewish passions
  2. Have a conversation with a legacy committee member
  3. Sign a letter of intent
  4. Formalize your commitment by connecting with your

For more information, contact Robert Rich at (248) 357-5544 or rrich@shaareyzedek.org.