Legacy Giving

“I found a fruitful world because my ancestors planted it for me. Likewise, I am planting this carob tree for my descendants.”

Talmud Ta’anit 23a

Remember us in your will

Including our synagogue in your estate planning is a meaningful way to create a lasting legacy that will benefit our community for years to come. It is also an effective way to realise tax savings for your estate, while at the same time helping our community and fulfilling the mitzvah to give tzedakah.

From Generation to Generation

Every year, our synagogue offers a rich calendar of religious services to our members and visitors, which include services for families with toddlers, for families with older children and for young adults.  We also offer regular adult education events, a cheder school attended by 100 children, youth camps and clubs. In addition, we provide a care worker to support our members.

All of this is only possible because of the generosity of our members.

When you are writing of revising your will, you will be thinking about your contribution to the future. Please consider leaving a gift or a portion of your estate, to the Shul. If you are interested in leaving a legacy to our Shul and need any advice, do get in touch with Jackie Penn (jackie@wimshul.org / 0208 946 4836).

Although our community continues to grow from strength to strength, we cannot build on these strong foundations with membership fees alone.

Your gift will help us to: 

  • Continue as a flagship synagogue of Progressive Judaism in South London
  • Enrich Jewish life across our whole congregation and beyond
  • Maintain, restore and improve our wonderful Synagogue building
  • Provide vital Social Care support
  • Continue our tradition of helping others in need
  • Preserve and enhance our ties with our neighbours and the wider community

You can direct your gift to specific areas or leave your legacy for general purposes.

Type of Legacy

You should discuss this gift with your family and your solicitor. You could  decide to leave: 

  • A share of your estate (residuary gift)

This is a percentage of what remains of your estate after all other gifts and expenses have been paid. One of the advantages of residuary legacy is that it will always stay in proportion, because it is a percentage.
e.g. “I leave the residue of my estate to the The Wimbledon and District Synagogue…”

  • A cash gift (pecuniary gift)

This is when you leave a set amount of money.
e.g. “I leave the sum of £XXX to the The Wimbledon and District Synagogue…”

  • A Specific Gift

This is when you leave a gift that’s not money – like a house, artwork or a car, for example.
e.g. “I leave the following items to the The Wimbledon and District Synagogue (list items)…”

  • Specific project or fund

This is a gift for a specific project (e.g. endowment or scholarship) or to establish a new permanent fund (e.g. memorial or education fund). For more information about various funds, please contact Jackie Penn, at Jackie@Wimshul.org
e.g. “I leave the sum of £XXX to the The Wimbledon and District Synagogue for the purposes of…”

Please ensure that whichever text you choose is followed by:
“…whose registered office is situated at 1 Queensmere Road, London SW19 5QD (Registered Charity No: 1150678).”