A bequest is a gift in your will or revocable living trust. You can make a restricted bequest, which creates a named endowment in support of your favorite causes or programs, or an unrestricted bequest, to be administered as part of BJE’s own Endowment Fund.

Here’s how it works:

To make a restricted bequest, simply name Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Los Angeles (dba Builders of Jewish Education of Greater Los Angeles) in your will or trust and execute an endowment agreement that specifies how you want your gift to be used
To create an unrestricted bequest, add a paragraph of text provided by BJE into your will or trust
No minimum amount—every gift is appreciated
Receive an estate tax deduction depending on the size of your estate

Sample Bequest Language:

I give (cash of $___) or (specified property) to the Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Los Angeles (BJE), located at 6505 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90048. BJE is a 501(c)(3) Fed. ID 95-4280178.

We would be delighted to help you tailor this language to meet your unique needs and philanthropic goals. 

Please contact Director of Donor and Community Relations, Roberta Berrent, 323-761-8617.