Join the Ner Tamid Legacy Society

Leave a legacy of support by joining CBST’s Ner Tamid Society.

The eternal flame, Ner Tamid, is displayed in front of the synagogue Ark as a symbol of continuity. At CBST, we’ve named our society of supporters who have included CBST in their estate plan the Ner Tamid Legacy Society.

This special act of giving is proof of our commitment to continuity, midor l’dor, in Jewish tradition, from generation to generation. Together, we can meet our obligation to leave a strong legacy for tomorrow.

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To include CBST in your will or living trust, we suggest including the following language:

“I give to Congregation Beit Simchat Torah a not-for-profit institution incorporated by the laws of the State of New York, having as its principal address 130 West 30th Street, New York, NY 10001, federal tax ID #23-7406899. [the sum of $______ or _____% of my estate or residuary estate] to be used for its general purposes.”

To include CBST as a beneficiary of your retirement, IRA or life insurance policy, follow these three easy steps:

Contact your retirement plan administrator, insurance company, bank or financial institution for a change-of-beneficiary form. Decide what percentage (1 to 100) you would like us to receive and name CBST, along with the percentage you chose, on the beneficiary form.

  1. Include CBST’s federal tax ID# 23-7406899.
  2. Return the completed form to your plan administrator, insurance company, bank or financial institution.
  3. Notify us so we can include you in CBST’s Ner Tamid Society.

Is CBST already part of your legacy plans? Please let us know so can welcome you as a member of our Legacy Society. 

CONTACT: Yolanda Potasinski, Executive Director, at or (212) 929-9498, ext. 811.

The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor.