The Circle of Giving is the primary annual fundraising effort of Temple Ohabei Shalom (TOS). We are so very proud of the extraordinary efforts that have been taken to permit TOS to pursue its sacred mission during the devastating COVID-19 pandemic. During this once in a century event, your gift is more important than ever.
We’d like to share with you some of the ways our community has remained vital and vibrant during this challenging time:
As a result of all these efforts, Temple Ohabei Shalom is in as good a position as it can be and below are some highlights of the current status of the Temple:
In a normal year, the Circle of Giving plays an essential role in supporting programing, operations, and administrative support for the Temple. Because this is not a normal year, the Circle of Giving plays an even more critical role. Under the circumstances TOS is still faced with revenue challenges, two important revenue streams; rental income and High Holiday ticketing have been substantially impacted. We also know that the pandemic is with is for months to come and will continue to have a severe impact to the Temple’s finances.
We ask those who have given to Circle of Giving (COG) in the past to at least match your past giving levels and if possible, to give more. We ask all others to join in as COG givers at this very important time in any way that you can. Our goal for the COG is 100% participation in supporting our sacred home, which for so many of our congregants is truly a second home.
We are so very proud to be part of a Temple that has served the spiritual, educational, and communal needs of its congregants even in the most challenging of times. Now it is up to us to be there for the Temple. Click here to make a pledge or tax deductible donation.
Our best to you and your families for a safe and happy holiday season.
Benjamin Berkowitz, President
Mark Gale, President-Elect
Penny Garver, Co-Treasurer
Richard Stern, Co-Treasurer
We don’t know what the future brings in terms of this pandemic, but we do know that Temple Ohabei Shalom will always be a space that feels like home. Because this community and its present and future are important to you, we ask you to fulfill your membership obligation for FY 21 today. Please see the attached statement for details. We have also included expected school fees for the coming year. You can pay online through our ShulCloud site, or mail a check to the office. If this is your first time logging in, please use this link.
These dues support our annual synagogue operations, including clergy, administrative office and maintenance staff, and upkeep of our magnificent facility. Dues do not cover the full costs of running our synagogue and we rely on fundraising efforts and our community partners for rent and additional support. Please use this link to review a summary of what your contributions support.
Membership at Temple Ohabei Shalom is available to all; please let us know if the dues