Ways to Give

There are many ways to financially support BJ and our vision of a connected and transformational community. Your commitment to BJ can be amplified through foundation support, corporate matching gifts, planned giving, and more. To discuss any of these giving options, please contact advancement@bj.org.

Pay By Check or By Phone

To pay by check, please mail to B’nai Jeshurun at 270 West 89th Street, New York, NY 10024.

To pay by phone, please contact the Advancement Department at 212-787-7600 x263.

Legacy Giving: Or Hadash

Making a legacy gift through Or Hadash to BJ ensures that your commitment to our spirited and dynamic community continues to help us grow, innovate and make lasting social change for generations to come. Legacy giving also helps you make a larger contribution than a cash gift, which furthers your support for BJ–while providing tax and other financial benefits to you. There are many ways to create a meaningful legacy:

  • Make a bequest to BJ. You can bequeath assets in a will or a trust for a specific amount of money or assets, a percentage of those assets, or the residual (what is left over after heirs and other obligations are paid) from an estate. Please consult with your attorney or financial planner, and contact the Advancement Department at 212-787-7600 x263 to arrange the bequest.
  • List BJ as a beneficiary. Beneficiary designations are an easy way to make a planned gift. Simply list B’nai Jeshurun as a full or partial beneficiary of a retirement account, insurance policy or savings account.

Foundation Support and Donor-Advised Funds

If your family has a foundation or donor-advised fund, you can make a grant to support any one of BJ’s programs or exciting new initiatives. Please contact advancement@bj.org to learn how your family can support BJ in this way.

Donations of Appreciated Securities (Stocks)

Using securities that have appreciated in value is an excellent way to make a gift to BJ. In most cases, you will be entitled to an income tax charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the securities on the date of the gift and will not have to report capital gains income. Please review this document for stock transfer information. To inform us about your incoming transfer, please contact the Advancement Department.

How to Make Stock Transfers: Our DTC number is #0062 and our broker is Vanguard Brokerage Services. The account number for Congregation B’nai Jeshurun is #60703765. You must contact us any time you make a transfer of stock to let us know how to allocate the funds and so that we can readily match your generous gift to you as the donor.

Matching Gifts

You may be able to double or even triple your gift to BJ through a corporate matching gift from your employer. As a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, BJ may be eligible for many employers’ corporate matching gifts programs. Please ask your employer if they have a matching gift program, then contact the Advancement Department. We’ll do the rest—and let you know when your corporate match comes in.

Wire Transfers

Contact Liza Sacks for details.

If you need assistance with your contribution, please call the BJ office at 212-787-7600 x263, or email us at advancement@bj.org.