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Temple Community Contribution Program

09/23/2020 02:12:00 PM


Over the last few months, you have received information about the Temple Community Contribution program, which will be launched during our membership renewal period starting in late October. With this program, Temple Beth El moves away from a membership system based on a recommended percentage of household income, replacing it with one in which congregants choose an annual contribution amount reflecting our mutual shared values and responsibility to one another.

Your annual contribution will continue to fund our entire operating budget and will not be allocated to a specific area. The membership renewal packet will contain examples of costs in each of our foundational areas—beit knesset (house of community), beit t’filah (house of worship), beit midrash (house of study), and beit tzedek (house of justice)—as a representation of all that we do together as a community. This information can guide you when you are determining your 2021 contribution amount. Although your active involvement at TBE may focus on one or more of these areas, your financial contribution supports all of them, strengthening our entire community.

While the amount of your annual contribution might not change from your past contributions, we hope that the reasons for your financial support will align with the values most important to you. Your support provides a space, physically and spiritually, for Jewish life to thrive.

Look for your membership renewal packet to arrive in the mail at the end of October. Feel free to reach out to Stefanie Kushner, executive director, with any questions.

Join us for an information session about the Temple Community Contribution program on Wednesday, December 9 at 7:00 pm.

Register for the information session.

January 28, 2021 15 Sh'vat 5781