A Legacy to Israel
Planned Giving through Keren Hayesod is a forward-looking way of laying the foundations for Israel's future. While annual donations go a long way towards meeting Israel's immediate needs, the complex and escalating needs of modern-day Israel require long-term vision and planning of resources for the future.
A Legacy to Israel

By preparing a will, you ensure that your assets are distributed according to your wishes. The absence of a will in some cases can lead to your estate being appropriated by the State and lack of planning can lead to unnecessary taxation. Keren Hayesod can help you ensure your will is distributed according to your wishes.
We can also help you guarantee that your bequest is used to meet Israel's most pressing needs – exactly as you would want.

Your legacy gift can be designated to a wide variety of Keren Hayesod activities in Israel, including: 'aliyah', rescue and immigrant absorption. It can go towards bringing educational opportunity to Israel's disadvantaged youth, reinforcing Israel's border towns and underprivileged communities and providing care for the elderly. It can also help inspire the younger generation of Jews in the Diaspora through Jewish and Zionist education.

You can also earmark a bequest to establish an Endowment Fund that will provide support for Israel in perpetuity.

When preparing or reviewing your will, consult with a Keren Hayesod Legacy and Foundations representative. He or she will provide you with professional advice and guidance free of charge. Keren Hayesod representatives are trained to address your concerns with professionalism and confidentiality.

Legacy and Endowment donors who have passed away are remembered annually through our special 'Yizkor' memorial program

Yizkor  – The names of all legacy and Endowment donors who have passed away are inscribed in a special Yizkor brochure that is distributed annually on the festival of Shavuoth in the Jerusalem Great Synagogue, where a former Chief Rabbi of Israel recites Yizkor for Israel's deceased Presidents and Prime Ministers. Special mention is made of the lasting contribution of Keren Hayesod Legacy and Endowment donors.