Every individual is a pillar on which the future of Judaism rests.

The Jewish Community Foundation of New Mexico's mission is to build and perpetuate support for a vibrant, caring Jewish community through partnerships with donors and organizations.

The wellbeing of our community depends upon planning for and investing in the future.

Tips On Charitable Giving

A Charitable Remainder Unitrust for You?

by Grace Allison, JD
JCFNM Board Member

Many of us want to benefit both individuals and charity in our estate plans. The question is: how to do it? Consider a charitable remainder unitrust, often referred to as a CRUT. As its name suggests, the unitrust is a special type of trust, making cash payouts first to individuals (either for life or for a term of years) and then to a favorite charity or charities. Payout is always a fixed percentage of the net fair market value of the trust, recalculated each year.

Example: Sarah's charitable remainder unitrust pays her 5% of its net fair market value each year for life; at her death, it distributes to the charity or charities named in the trust document.

Example: Josh's estate plan creates a $100,000 charitable remainder unitrust that pays his son Max 5% of its net fair market value each year for life; at Max's death, the trust distributes to the charity or charities named in the trust document.

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Donor Spotlight

Temple Beth Shalom Enriches Our Lives

As a working mom to two teenage daughters and an actively engaged member of my local community, Temple Beth Shalom is my sanctuary. When my children are struggling through changing schools or friend groups, their b'nei mitzvah friendships are a constant. Holidays with my TBS family are loving and beautiful. I see TBS react swiftly to the needs of its members and know that when the time comes and I or my family need the Mitzvah Corps, TBS will be there.

For these reasons and many more, I have made the decision to include Temple Beth Shalom in my estate planning. It's so easy to pledge your commitment by signing a letter of intent with LIFE & LEGACY. I have committed to something so simple as naming TBS as a contingent beneficiary on my life insurance. I am committed to making sure TBS is there for others as it has been for me.

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News & Events

Creating Your Jewish Legacy: Lunch, Learn & Laugh!

Join Us January 28, 2020 at Noon at the JCC.

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Three Isbin College Scholarships Awarded

The Neil Isbin Scholarship Fund was created in memory of Neil — a longtime human rights activist who worked tirelessly for equality and justice. Recipients are committed to helping others lead dignified lives regardless of the challenges faced. Each of the 2019 recipients received a $1,000 college scholarship.

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Dr. Joyce Antler on Jewish Feminism — Fall UNM Lecture

Dr. Joyce Antler of Brandeis University presented September's lecture in Contemporary Jewish Studies "Jewish Feminism and Women's Liberation: Perspectives from 50 Years of Activism" in the SUB on UNM's campus.

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