Joan Rivers leaves bequest to handful of Jewish groups

Joan Rivers left money in her will to several Jewish charitable organizations to which she was connected.

Among the Jewish organizations that received bequests from the late comedian’s estimated $150 million estate were the Jewish Guild for the Blind, the Jewish Home and Hospital Foundation, and the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles.

The amounts were unknown because the donations come from a confidential trust, the New York Daily News reported Dec. 10, citing papers filed in Manhattan Surrogate’s Court.

River died in September at age 81. Her daughter, Melissa received all of her mother’s personal property. — jta