It takes contributions, large and small, to keep our community vibrant. Your financial contributions are important but, as important, is your donation of time. We welcome the precious gift of your time though Committee participation, and encourage both new and seasoned members to take on leadership roles as we enter our 170th year. Below are several ways you can help Temple Ohabei Shalom stay strong.
General Fund Our General Fund provides flexibility, allowing dollars to be put where they are most needed, defraying costs associated with diverse items such as computers, software and website development, security, and banquet hall equipment.
Sanctuary Fund (Restore the Dome) Temple Ohabei Shalom, and in particular our beautiful Sanctuary, has been spiritual home to Jews of the greater community for generations past. Our home is now in need of repair, and it is now up to us to ensure that the Sanctuary may continue to serve its essential role for the next generation and beyond. This is what L’Dor Va’Dor is all about: from generation to generation. Your gift, which will be deposited into a segregated fund dedicated exclusively for Sanctuary renovations, will help make this possible.
We very much hope that we will have participation by everyone. Even if your gift is $18, your contribution is most meaningful. Our Sanctuary has served every one of us, and each of us should do his/her share to preserve our Sanctuary for the next generation. You have the option of either donating online or mailing your payment.
Building Fund We are stewards of an historical structure, passed to us by many generations who dedicated their efforts in pursuit of meaningful Jewish lives. Through their efforts, we pray, celebrate, learn and make connections within our community under a magnificent Dome. Our synagogue requires a great deal of upkeep, repair and constant updating to keep it functioning and accessible to all. Your donations keep our building, worship spaces, the socials halls and classrooms ready for use.
The Circle of Giving The Annual Circle of Giving Drive provides consistency in our fundraising. Everyone, members and non-members alike, joins us in supporting our community. Circle of Giving contributions help to support our moving worship services, our distinctive brand of education, stellar programming and the warm embrace of community offered to all. For gifts of insurance policies and appreciated assets, please contact our Temple Administrator. To make a donation online today, please visit our Online Donation Page.
Music & Worship Fund Music has always been an integral part of our legacy. Donations provide an outstanding Shabbat Band, fund the rich voices that move us during High Holiday services, and bring special musical programming such as Shabbat Rishon a cappella choir, Gospel Shabbat and the Afro-Semetic Experience to Ohabei Shalom. The Annual Music and Worship Fund Benefit Concert is the capstone of our musical year, featuring talented musicians under the direction of Cantor Randall Schloss.
Sisterhood The Sisterhood of Temple Ohabei Shalom has played a major role in our synagogue community for over 100 years! We have a long and impressive history of enriching the synagogue and ourselves as a community of faith and social action. The Sisterhood reflects the principles of Reform Judaism through acts of service to the synagogue including:
Providing gifts to B’nai and B’not Mitzvah,
making annual donations to TOS and Ansin Religious School, helping to support Family Table, the local Jewish food bank,
participating in Mitzvah Day, organizing Chanukah and Passover mitzvah visits, sending Chanukah packages to college students, reading to children in the Trust Early Education Center, and helping out wherever there’s a need.
Brotherhood Our members have been involved with our Brotherhood for years and it has enriched our lives and our connection to our Temple. The Brotherhood of Temple Ohabei Shalom seeks to foster friendship and connections between the men of our community. The Brotherhood sponsors Health & Well-Being Programs, like the Annual Blood Drive and Health Awareness Programs, and through the PENN Trust, provides scholarships to the Ansin Religious School, as well as co-sponsoring events and projects that benefit the greater Temple Ohabei Shalom community.
Flower & Kiddush Sponsorships Anyone can sponsor a Kiddush (reception after services) or flowers for our bimah for Shabbat Services. This is a wonderful opportunity to honor a family member or friend or to commemorate the anniversary of a loved one who has passed.
If you prefer to send your donation by mail, download and complete this TOS Donation Form and return to Temple Ohabei Shalom at 1187 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446-5441.