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

The Friends Annual Fund

Temple Israel is operating in high gear to continue offering the many ways to participate and interact with fellow congregants of all ages for classes and gatherings. We are grateful for the record number of you who gathered with us online for our 5781 High Holy Day services. We hope that you witnessed firsthand, how our clergy, staff, and dedicated leaders were able to reimagine praying as a community, despite our physical separation It is because of your dedication to our mission of Living Judaism Together that our community is now wider, further reaching, and perhaps more tightly-knit than ever before.

It is though challenging times like these that we learn about ourselves and our community. We have seized this opportunity to build and strengthen relationships with one another, have worked to ensure that every member of our community feels welcome and cared for.  Your support of the Friends Annual Fund is crucial to guaranteeing that our membership is accessible to all, and in keeping our doors (virtual or otherwise) open, no matter what. If you have donated to the Friends Annual Fund in the past, we are most  grateful, and hope you’ll consider increasing your investment this year. If you have not previously donated to this effort, we ask that you consider joining us in investing in an even stronger Temple Israel.

Tree Of Life

giving levels

The Friends Annual Fund makes up 9 percent of Temple Israel’s operating budget. The money raised through the Friends Annual Fund supports the work we do here at Temple Israel and allows us to respond to the needs of the community in a timely manner. Together, we can sustain and strengthen our community and ensure that every person is welcomed here. Please consider a gift, in any amount to the Friends Annual Fund today.

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
  • Up to $999   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

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Shoshanna Goldberg

Director of Development


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