Gifts in Will or Estate

Gifts in Will or Estate

Your gift in your will to Temple Sinai is your legacy to the next generation.

Your decision to make a gift in your will is a personal one. By choosing to honour Temple Sinai with a gift in your will or trust, you are helping continue your support of your community.

Legal name
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto

CRA Registration number
108067851 RR0001

Legal address
210 Wilson Avenue, Toronto, ON M5M 3B1

Contact
Ann Rosenfield at 416.487.4161 ext. 241 or ann@templesinai.net

 
 

Percentage Gift 

Should you wish to leave a portion or share (e.g., 20%) of your estate to help Temple Sinai, your lawyer can use the following wording: “I direct my trustees to transfer _________ percent (or share) of the residue of my estate to the Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto to be used for its general purposes.” 

 

Remainder or Residue Gift 

You may wish to leave the remainder or residue of your estate, after paying debts and other bequests, to ensure that Temple Sinai is achieved. If so, the following wording is appropriate: “I direct my trustees to transfer the residue of my estate to the Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto  for its general purposes.” 

 

Specific Gift 

When your bequest is to be a specific amount of money or a specific asset, for Temple Sinai, use one of the following clauses: “I direct my trustees to deliver, pay or transfer the sum of $________ to the Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto for its general purposes.” or “I direct my trustees to deliver, pay or transfer [identify the personal property to be given, e.g., 500 shares of XYZ stock…] to the Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto for its general purposes.” 

 

Designated Gifts 

If you wish to leave a bequest in your Will and ensure that the work of Temple Sinai continues, you may direct your bequest to one of the strategic objectives or priorities of the Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto. If you wish to designate your bequest for a specific purpose, we ask you to contact Ann Rosenfield at ann@templesinai.net or 416.487.9141 ext. 241 at Temple Sinai in advance to ensure your gift can be used as intended. 

 

Since needs change over time, the sample wording below helps to allow us to comply with donor wishes easily and allows flexibility for future shifts. “I direct my trustees to transfer the sum of $____________ (or_______ percentage share of my estate) to the Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto to be used for the following purpose(s) ___________________________. In the event that circumstances make the specific use of this gift no longer practical or desirable, the Board of Directors of the Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto is hereby authorized to make changes in its use consonant with the spirit and general intent of the gift.” 

 

Please note: If you wish to designate your bequest for a specific purpose, we ask you to contact Ann Rosenfield at ann@templesinai.net or 416.487.9141 ext. 241 at Temple Sinai prior to completing your Will to ensure your gift intentions can be met.

 

Thank you

If you have made a gift in your will and wish to be thanked for your gift, please contact Ann Rosenfield at ann@templesinai.net or 416.487.4161 ext. 241.

OUR TEAM

Your generous help builds our Temple Sinai community.

Your kindness support Temple Sinai’s vision of providing an inclusive and welcoming spiritual home for all of us. No matter how you choose to give, or how much, your caring support will make a difference.

Please contact us to discuss your options.

Ann Rosenfield
Director of Development

ann@templesinai.net
416.487.4161 ext. 241

“The Cowan Family has maintained Temple membership for over five decades. Through the Olga & Warner Cowan Fund, they have established scholarships to Camp George and are honoured to give young community members the opportunity for wonderful Jewish summer camping experiences that provide cherished lifetime memories, values and connections.” – Jennifer Cowan

These sample clauses are intended only as illustrations and we highly recommend that any person considering the inclusion of clauses of this type in his or her Will should discuss with his or her own legal advisor the specifics of his or her situation.