Your Moment.
Your Legacy.
Your Chabad.

This is your moment to hold hands across the generations. This is your moment to ensure a Jewish future that is vibrant and meaningful. This is your moment to leave a Jewish Legacy.

THE CHABAD OF THE CONEJO

Living Legacy Project

The Chabad of the Conejo Living Legacy Project is an initiative that invites and encourages people to consider eternalizing their lives and legacies by endowing gifts of continuity and vitality to the Jewish community.

By making a bequest to Chabad of the Conejo part of your estate-planning, you’d be benefitting so many – spiritually and physically – in the Jewish community, and even beyond it. As the saying goes, “Our lives are not measured in years, but in the lives we touch through our acts of kindness.”

The Chabad Living Legacy Project is not designed to get us thinking about our mortality, but about our immortality. It is about our love for life; how we cherish life as a gift much bigger than ourselves in the here and now. It is about how we live on through the goodness we facilitate on behalf of G‑d’s children.

Of course, this is not intended to be at the expense of the needs and financial security of your loved ones, but as a prudent and generous supplement to it.

Indeed, the issue is not the size of your estate or sum of your bequest, but the dual-realization that estate-planning is an essential part of responsible living, and the allocation of a portion of one’s estate to Tzedakah is a long-standing Jewish tradition known to bring merit to the soul in the hereafter.

We thus ask that you make Chabad of the Conejo a beneficiary of your planned giving – to the extent you deem appropriate. It will be meaningful to you. It will be meaningful to the children and grandchildren of this and future generations.

Building bridges m’dor l’dor, from generation to generation, is who we are. We look out not only for ourselves in our days, but also for others in days to come.

Now is the time to join “The Living Legacy Society.”

Dream a little dream... or a big one!

The inspiring story of Chabad of the Conejo is one of phenomenal growth and expansion achieved by making the most of every charitable dollar. Let it thus stir your imagination as to what Chabad could yet accomplish if only provided with even greater resources: A youth center with a pre-school, perhaps? A beautiful new sanctuary and lecture hall? A new facility for the Friendship Circle that would provide customized therapy rooms and activity centers for children with special needs...? The possibilities are exciting as they are limitless. Your kind bequest can help make dreams come true.

How a Bequest Works

  • Designate a portion of your estate to Chabad for a Jewish Legacy.
  • Leave either a percentage (residuary bequest) or a specific amount (outright bequest) to Chabad.
  • After your passing, the trustee will transfer the money or real estate to our institution.
  • If you have technical or legal issues requiring clarification with regard to leaving a bequest to Chabad, we can make referrals to qualified and discreet professionals.

Benefits of a Bequest

  • A bequest does not cost you anything during your lifetime.
  • Bequests are revocable and can be changed or modified during your lifetime.
  • Bequests can relieve the tax burden of your family.
  • This is the most popular way for individuals to leave a Jewish Legacy.
  • Please inform Chabad of your intention to leave a bequest, so we can properly recognize you as a member of the “Conejo Jewish Legacy Society.”

Leaving a bequest is a great way to safeguard our Jewish community by ensuring that your support of Chabad of the Conejo will continue in eternity.

The Living Legacy Society

The Living Legacy Society, consisting of those who have executed a bequest to Chabad of the Conejo in their estate planning, is a proud vehicle through which its esteemed members are duly recognized and celebrated during their lifetimes for their commitment to a Jewish future. Membership in the Society is attained by formally informing Chabad of the Conejo that such a bequest has been memorialized (or is in the process of being memorialized.)

Without necessarily disclosing specific details or amounts, all members of the Society will be joined together in a common bond of vision and compassion, as well as the extension of the following tributes and benefits:

  • A Chabad of the Conejo Living Legacy Award acknowledging your bequest.
  • Recognition as part of the Living Legacy Society on our website and in various printed materials.
  • Invitations to exclusive Living Legacy
  • Society luncheons, events and seminars.
  • The nachas and joy of knowing that future generations will benefit from your kindness.

The most precious and lasting benefit—valued above all—is the personal satisfaction that comes with knowing that you and your loved ones have made a difference. You have lit the candle that will become an eternal flame.

Your Moment. Your Legacy. Your Chabad.

Enter your name and phone number below and we will contact you to discuss your intentions to leave a legacy so that we may enroll you in the Living Legacy Society and/or otherwise appropriately thank you. If so desired, you may request that your membership in the Society remain anonymous.

If there are special instructions you would like us to be aware of in advance, please convey these to Rabbi Moshe Bryski directly, so that they may be filed in a duly-discreet and accordingly-accessible manner.

“Seeing the love and joy being brought into the lives of children with special needs has been among the greatest blessings of our lives. It is very gratifying to know that our legacy will ensure the program’s growth and continuity well into the future.”

– Steve and Sheila Fenster

“My grandparents instilled in me a love of Yiddishkeit and the belief that every Jew has a responsibility to make a contribution to the Jewish people. I can think of no better way to honor and thank them than by joining the Living Legacy Society, so that their legacy may continue for generations to come.”

– Ellen Rothenberg

“Seeing the love and joy being brought into the lives of children with special needs has been among the greatest blessings of our lives. It is very gratifying to know that our legacy will ensure the program’s growth and continuity well into the future.”

– David and Hanna Horenstein

Why should I remember Chabad in my will?

You care deeply about Jewish continuity and want to see Judaism flourish in the Conejo Valley. You care about helping the downtrodden, disabled and disadvantaged. Chabad is serving the Conejo community today, and will continue to serve generations into the future.

I am not a wealthy person.
Can my gift make a difference?

Yes, every gift is important. Leaving a bequest to Chabad of the Conejo is your opportunity to take care of your family and create a meaningful Jewish legacy.

Programs

Your Bequest Will Help Grow

Youth

  • Early Childhood Programs
  • Chabad Hebrew School
  • Chabad Hebrew High
  • C-Kids Youth Programs
  • C-Teen Youth Programs
  • Junior Congregation
  • Friendship Circle for Children with Special Needs

Adult Education

  • Torah Classes
  • Topical Lectures
  • Workshops and Seminars
  • Lunch and Learns
  • Bagels and Tefillin Club
  • Women's Rosh Chodesh Society
  • Weekend Retreats
  • Film Showings and Discussions

Social Services

  • Sunshine Club for Seniors
  • Chabad Food Bank
  • Emergency Clothing and Shelter Fund
  • Discreet Holiday Provisions
  • Prison Chaplaincy Hospital Visitation
  • Crisis Counseling Mitzvah Funerals

Community

  • Mitzvah Outreach and Guidance
  • Regional Synagogues
  • High Holiday Retreat and Services
  • Public Menorah Lightings
  • Purim Festivals
  • Community Seders
  • Mitzvah Mobiles
  • Community Mikvah
  • Eruv Society