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Enhanced Membership Participation

Each year, we ask those who are able to consider sustaining our Temple Sinai community by contributing financially above your basic membership level. Your support makes it possible for us to welcome congregants experiencing financial hardship, educate the next generation of Reform Jews in our Religious School, and reach our highest potential. We need your help!
 

Please consider an additional gift of any amount. Members who make their pledge prior to the High Holy Days each year will be recognized as follows:

Haverim & Bonim will be recognized with acknowledgment in the donor honor roll, including outside the main Sanctuary, and invitations to special events.

Re’im will also be recognized as sponsors of the Annual Gala (including tickets and ads, if applicable), and also receive an invitation to the annual donor celebration, hosted by the Executive Director and Rabbi. These donors will also be recognized with acknowledgment in the donor honor roll, including outside the main Sanctuary, and invitations to special events.

Shomrim & Malachim will additionally be recognized as sponsors of all annual fundraising events with free attendance and will receive an invitation to an intimate dinner with the Rabbi and Cantor. These donors will also be recognized as sponsors of the Annual Gala (including tickets and ads, if applicable), and also receive an invitation to the annual donor celebration, hosted by the Executive Director and Rabbi. Finally, Shomrim & Malachim donors will also be recognized with acknowledgment in the donor honor roll, including outside the main Sanctuary, and invitations to special events.

 

Haverim (Friends)             $1,800            Shomrim (Guardians)      $7,200

Bonim (Builders)               $3,600            Malachim (Angels)           $10,000+

Re’im (Partners)                $5,400

 

These membership levels are in addition to regular annual dues and specifically help to defray the costs for families who cannot afford to pay their full dues.

 

Annual Fund

This cornerstone fund raising appeal invites our congregation to provide annual support coincident with the High Holy Days, a traditional time to support one's synagogue. This financial participation is essential because dues and tuition are not sufficient to maintain a progressive Jewish presence in our area.

 

In addition, the donations insure that our programs are fully funded and that all who wish to join our congregation and participate in our community can do so regardless of their ability to pay. At Temple Sinai, no one is turned away due to financial hardship.

 

Planned Giving

By including Temple Sinai in your estate planning, you may increase your current income and provide future support for areas of the congregation that are important to you. Often, you can make a larger gift than you might have thought possible, while also benefiting yourself and your family. Planned gifts may be eligible for immediate tax deductions or reduce estate taxes for you and your children.

Tree of Life

Honor a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, a new baby, a special birthday, anniversary, of other occasion by contributing to this art work on the wall of the Temple lobby with an engraved, permanent installation:

Brass leaf              $500                 Pomegranate   $1,800

Copper leaf           $1,000              Garden Rock    $3,600

 

Yahrzeit

Your donation pays tribute to beloved family members and friends who are no longer with us, but whose memory is very much alive. Please contact our office to purchase a plaque in our Memorial Alcove, outside the sanctuary, ensuring that your loved ones' names will be read aloud on their yahrzeit in perpetuity.

Special Funds

Temple Sinai has established Special Funds that support specific areas of synagogue life and activities. Gifts of any size are welcomed and greatly appreciated and you may select where you would like your donation to be credited.

 

Adult Education Fund

Help fund the weekly Shabbat Torah Study Group, adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah program and other Adult Education programs.

 

Bill Kaplen Youth Fund

Help provide scholarships for our youth group participants, especially for trips.

 

Early Childhood Scholarship Fund

Help provide scholarships for our youngest students attending the Early Childhood Center.

 

Lynn & Lizzie Koch Education Fund

Help enhance the academic experience of our children. This fund is in honor of Lynne and Lizzie Koch, devoted and beloved members of the Temple Sinai ECC and Religious School.

 

Paul Winter Helping Hands Fund

Named for a beloved Temple member, this fund provides outreach and support to congregants in time of need.

 

Religious School Scholarship Fund

Help provide scholarships and support for a Jewish education at Temple Sinai.

 

Richard S. Wolfman Family Music Fund

In appreciation of our Cantor, provide support for musical presentations that enhance our spiritual experience at Temple Sinai.

 

The Leslie Simon Simcha Fund

Contributions to this fund enrich Jewish holiday celebrations for our children.

 

Rabbi's Discretionary Fund

In appreciation and in honor of the work of Rabbi Millstein, funds are used to support people in need, as well as Temple and community programs.

 

Summer Scholarship Fund

Help to supplement tuition for URJ Summer Camps and NFTY Programs to Israel for the children of Temple members who could not otherwise afford these invaluable programs.

 

Temple Operating Fund

Help Temple Sinai bridge the gap between membership dues and other income and the programs and services we provide.

 

Youth Group Fund

Support this fun and engaging program for our teenagers. These social and educational programs build on the Jewish education and spirituality students begin in Religious School.

 

Corporate Matching

Many corporations match charitable giving from their employees.  Temple Sinai of Bergen County is a 501(c)(3) organization.  We urge you to ask your employer for the appropriate forms and information for submission to the office for processing.  Please do not miss this opportunity to add to your donation.
 

To learn more about participating financially at Temple Sinai or to address any questions, please contact Jocelyn Inglis, Executive Director, at jinglis@templesinaibc.org or (201) 568-3035, ext. 221.

 

Mon, June 24 2024 18 Sivan 5784