A donation is always appropriate to celebrate, honor, wish someone well, or memorialize.
Ann Deutsch: 201-358-3250
Donations are used to purchase Shabbat, Daily and Festival prayer books and Chumashim for the sanctuary: Chumash - $54, Prayer Book - $36.
ISRAEL AND JEWISH CAMP SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Simone Wilker: 201-391-2895
Partial scholarships are provided to students for Sisterhood-endorsed Israel and USA travel programs and Jewish summer camp attendance. Minimum contribution: $5.
Anita Nussbaum: 201-664-2761
Donations are applied to projects and causes within our community, and to selected charities outside. This fund generates Tzedakah for the needy and also supplements Temple costs in celebrating Shabbat, holidays and festivals. Minimum donation: $5. For a donation of $18 to $24, an attractive 5” x 7” blue & white certificate is sent; for donations of $25 and up, an attractive 6” x 8” certificate is sent.
Rachel Baskin: 201-505-0923
By selling us special occasion cards, the Jewish Theological Seminary raises money to continue the training of future rabbis, cantors and Jewish educators. Minimum donation: $5.
TORAH FUND BENEFACTORS
Leta Sabin: 201-666-3120 or Sybil Grace: 201-664-5626
A special gift to the National Benefactors Society of Torah Fund endows the Jewish Theological Seminary’s “Total Scope” program, the rabbinical, cantorial and teachers’ colleges, and the library and museum. A contribution means becoming a vital link in the perpetuity of Conservative Judaism. Gifts of $180 may qualify for corporate matching gift programs and a beautiful pin. Payments may be spread over several months.
Community of Caring is made up of volunteers who donate their time to cook, drive adults to appointments, drive carpools for children, run errands and otherwise assist families in times of need. Monetary donations to the Community of Caring Fund are applied to cover expenses. The fund also provides for a Shabbat dinner in the weeks after Shiva for every Temple member who has a loss in their immediate family.
Miriam Gray: 201-666-7326
Under the guidance of our scholar and Sisterhood’s Education Director, Miriam Gray, we will be having five Rosh Chodesh workshops during the coming year. You ask what is Rosh Chodesh?
Rosh Chodesh is a mini festival celebrating the beginning of the new Jewish month. It is a symbol of renewal — a mini Rosh Hashana. It has long been known as a special holiday for women (women are relieved of all chores on this day). There are several reasons for its association with women. Join us for special Rosh Chodesh celebrations and learn the interesting history of this beautiful observance. We will discuss issues concerning Jewish women today such as religious issues, the changes in the place of Jewish women in contemporary society, and other topics pertinent to the group. Looking forward to celebrating Rosh Chodesh together.
The following dates are set for this year’s Rosh Chodesh workshops.