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Legacy Gift

Building a Better Future

As we near our 75th year, Burbank Temple Emanu El has continued to thrive and be a hub of Jewish life in Burbank and beyond.  Because of our dear members, BTEE has continued to grow. Ensuring our continued future is a collective responsibility and we need you!

Planned gifts help to ensure the strength and continuity of Burbank Temple Emanu El (BTEE). A planned gift is one that is committed during a donor's lifetime naming BTEE as the beneficiary at the time of the donor's death. Please consider making a positive difference by creating your philanthropic legacy.  Give what you can and consider the following actions:

  • Donate money from your estate: Commit to a specified amount to be paid out of your estate or trust in one lump sum. This can help BTEE provide endowment support or operational necessities.

  • Make an estate gift of other assets: Please consider donating stocks, bonds, and other financial products that have grown in value since you first purchased them. This can make it possible to give a larger donation for less cost.

  • Include BTEE in Your Will or Trust: An easy and flexible way to extend your support. You can agree to donate a specific dollar amount or leave a percentage of your assets from your estate. Typically something as simple as one sentence in your trust documents or will is all it takes to establish your gift.

  • Donate Retirement Plan Assets:  By making a simple designation on your plan’s beneficiary designation form, you can save your loved ones from a significant tax burden while helping BTEE.

  • Donate a Life Insurance Policy: You can donate a no-longer-needed policy or simply name BTEE as the beneficiary.


Make a declaration of your legacy plans and join the Legacy Society: Download our Future Legacy Gift Declaration of Intent form

Learn how to name Burbank Temple Emanu El as a beneficiary of your estate planning arrangements and download the BTEE Legacy Gifts: Sample Letter of Bequest

Please consult with your professional advisors to determine the best way for you to include Burbank Temple Emanu El in your estate plans.

If you would like to speak with a Burbank Temple Emanu El volunteer about a legacy gift, please contact Rebecca Chernack at

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