Another year and another spate of upsetting newspaper articles about families fighting over the will – or lack of one – of a deceased relative – which confirms our belief that it is vital to make your wishes known before you die and before the bulk of your estate is used up paying legal fees!

Many people put off making a will until it is too late and this can be for a number of reasons, from not wishing to confront their mortality to a lack of time or financial advice in putting together a well-researched and expertly-compiled document that sets out their wishes and will, hopefully, avoid family disputes that can split them apart for ever.

The aim of the Jewish Charity Guide, now in its 31st year, is to encourage readers making their wills to include one or more Jewish charities as their beneficiaries after family, friends and other considerations, such as tax implications, have been taken into account.  There are many ways in which this can be done and specialised financial advice from a solicitor or accountant can ensure that your wishes are carried out and that the information about the charity or charities to benefit is as up-to-date as possible.  This is important in an age where a number of older or smaller Jewish charities have been amalgamated into larger organisations and will be time-consuming to trace many years after a will has been made.

Donating to a specifically Jewish charity – either in your will or during your lifetime with a direct donation – will help to ensure that these vital organisations can continue their vital work for the Jewish and wider communities.

We hope you will find this guide helpful to find out more about the organisations you wish to support and to contact them direct if you need more information.  To make a donation today why not consider using our online Donate button, which will make the process quicker and easier?

If not Now then please consider When? …. before it is too late.

Sharon Graham and Alan Gold, Joint Editors

Please note: The editors accept no responsibility for any information supplied to them by individual charities about their work or charitable status, which is accepted in good faith, as are the opinions voiced by the authors of the articles featured at the front of the Guide. 

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