Qabbalat Shabbat: Friday, 6:00 p.m. Torah Study: Saturday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Weekday Minyan: 6:15 p.m.

Friends Annual Fund

Instead of Stepping Out, our annual fundraising gala, this year we invite you to stay in and step up to support the Temple Israel Friends Annual Fund! We are celebrating our community in a different way this year. Give those dancing shoes a rest and raise your paddles high in support of Temple Israel’s Friends Annual Fund. Your support of the Friends Annual Fund sustains every opportunity to live Judaism together through discovery, dynamic spirituality, and righteous impact.

The Friends Annual Fund helps to fund the full spectrum of programming offered to the Temple Israel community including social justice, learning, spiritual, musical, and more. Your gift will allow a teen to participate in a clergy weekend, will bring hundreds of young adults together for Qabbalat Shabbat with the Riverway Project, and will bring Shabbat services to those who cannot attend in person with our live web streaming. Your gift makes this and so much more possible. It is through these programs that we learn about ourselves and our community. We build and strengthen relationships with one another and ensure that every member of our community feels welcome and cared for. It is through your generosity that we are able to continue offering these programs and introduce new ones that enhance congregational life here at Temple Israel.

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The Friends Annual Fund makes up 7 percent of Temple Israel’s operating budget. The money raised through the Friends Annual Fund supports the work we do here at Temple Israel. More importantly, it helps to strengthen our community and shows that we are all here for one another. Please consider a gift, in any amount to the Friends Annual Fund today.
For more information on the Friends Annual Fund or other fundraising opportunities please contact Julie Gal-Or, Director of Development.

Any amount that you can give to the Temple Israel community is meaningful. Help us get to 100% participation by making a gift at the following giving levels:

Sustaining Membership Giving Levels

  • $20,000+  Wisdom
  • $15,000    Understanding
  • $10,000    Strength
  • $5,000      Kindness
  • $3,600      Inspiration
  • $1,800      Vision
  • $1,000      Connection
  • Under $1,000   Friends​

What your gift supports

  • $3,600
    • Sponsors one monthly Soul Food Friday Qabbalat Shabbat and Dinner for 300 young adults
    • Funds our annual MLK Shabbat program
    • Underwrites one year of Tot Rock Shabbat with the Riverway Band
  • $1,800
    • Buys 5 new iPads for our religious school classrooms
    • Sends five students to Washington DC for the RAC’s L’Taken Social Justice Seminar
    • Allows Temple Israel to offer a membership dues abatement to two families
  • $1,000
    • Funds one semester-long Tent course for our teens
    • Supports training for Bar/Bat Mitzvah students
    • Funds one issue of Insight
  • $500
    • Pays for 10 hours of professional development for a teacher
    • Funds an enhanced Oneg Shabbat
    • Sponsors one semester of TILLI morning study group
  • $250
    • Pays for 5 hours of a one-to-one aide for a special needs student
    • Allows one teen to participate in a clergy weekend
    • Supports one student for the semester long Pre-K Sunday school program
  • $100
    • Provides live streaming of one of our Shabbat services for those who are homebound or not able to attend in person
    • Prepares two teens to lobby at Beacon hill
    • Funds the interfaith journey dinner
  • $36
    • Supports the weekly welcome before Qabbalat Shabbat
    • Provides supplies for one session of TI Cares soup making

Connect with Us

Julie Gal-Or

Director of Development

617-566-3960 x156

Tax ID: EIN 04 2104029