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Membership Renewal 2022: A Partnership of Giving

10/14/2021 10:31:56 AM

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Last year we introduced the Temple Community Contribution program. Our membership renewal program reminds us that we are all partners in our support of Temple Beth El. Rather than recommending a percentage of household income, the Temple Community Contribution program invites you to consider what you value the most within the four foundations that make TBE so special: community, worship, learning, and social justice.

Membership renewal materials will be sent in November. As we prepare for that process, we know that transparent information about Temple expenses helps to guide TBE members as you determine your annual contributions.

Currently, 2021 membership contributions are forecasted to come in 5% higher than 2020 membership contributions. These infographics show just a few examples of costs that will increase by 5% or more.

Overall, our expenses are projected to increase by at least 5%. If all TBE members increased their membership contributions by 10%, more than $80,000 would be added to our budget, going a long way toward sustaining Jewish life at TBE.

We recognize that an increased contribution is not possible for everyone. We hope, though, that you will take the time this November to evaluate whether you can give a little more: from your heart, based on your values, and for the good of Temple Beth El. Your support sustains us. As always, thank you for your generosity.

October 24, 2021 18 Cheshvan 5782