Planned Gift

Shaare Zedek is a world-class medical facility, and pre-eminent, academic, research health center affiliated with the Hebrew University. Making a legacy gift can be as simple as considering the people and causes that are important to you now and making arrangements to continue supporting them in the future by:


  • Leaving a Bequest (a gift in your will) to The Canadian Shaare Zedek Hospital Foundation
  • Naming The Canadian Shaare Zedek Hospital Foundation as beneficiary of a new or existing Life Insurance Policy
  • Creating an Endowment at Shaare Zedek
  • Naming Shaare Zedek as a beneficiary of your RRSP, RRIF or Pension
  • Creating Charitable Annuity

If you have already made a legacy gift to Shaare Zedek, please let us know. We would be honoured to recognize you as a member of the Legacy Zedek Donor Circle. Consider sharing this good news with us by emailing us at If you prefer your gift to remain anonymous, please be assured your wishes will be respected.

By leaving a legacy in your Will to Shaare Zedek Canada, you are ensuring that the hospital serves Jerusalem, both now and in the future.

You don’t need to leave a large amount. Every dollar the hospital receives makes a difference. There is no greater act of ‘tzedakah’ than the selflessness of giving. Your legacy will ensure that we can:-

  • Upgrade equipment
  • Redevelop essential life-saving areas of the hospital
  • Provide nursing scholarships and specialized training
  • Provide ground-breaking research that can save lives now and in the future

You can be sure that whatever you leave, it WILL make more of a difference than you could ever realize.




Permanent recognition on our donor wall at Shaare Zedek during your lifetime providing

the gift is over $5,000

Estate plaque on the 4th floor of the hospital in Israel once gift is received

Name recognition in spring newsletter donor list

The donor will receive invitations to special events and seminars

The donor will receive both hospital and foundation publications

With permission from the donor, their story will be featured on our website and in donor communication materials

For estate gifts over $25,000, the donor will also receive all of the benefits of the hospital’s Yahrzeit program which includes:

During the first year of mourning, Kaddish is recited three times daily in Shaare Zedek’s synagogue, regularly attended by staff, patients and visitors

An illuminated memorial plaque will be displayed on the Digital Yahrzeit Memorial Board in the synagogue for the entire 12-month period

In all subsequent years, Kaddish is said every year on the Yahrzeit (date of death)

A special memorial ‘bracha’ is recited on the nearest Shabbat

The donor will be remembered during Yizkor prayers on Pesach, Shavuot, Yom Kippur and Shemini Atzeret

The donor’s digital memorial plaque will be displayed in the synagogue on the Yahrzeit (date of death)

Every year, the donor’s family will receive a letter directly from the hospital reminding loved ones of the Yahrzeit date

Legacy Giving Pamphlet



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For more information on how to leave a legacy in your Will to The Canadian Shaare Zedek Hospital Foundation, please call 416-781-3584 or email

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