Temple Shalom has a long and rich culture of tzedakah, consistent with our Jewish tradition to express charity and feelings of sorrow and joy through charitable contributions. Such giving is common in celebration of birthdays, Bar and Bat Mitzvah, weddings, anniversaries, births, remembrances of losses, and expressions of gratitude to others for good deeds. Your generosity, large and small, sustains Temple Shalom, ensures that its programs support the spiritual needs of our members and allows the Temple to fulfill its broader community and charitable missions.
It is the generosity of our members above and beyond dues that enable us to welcome and provide a Jewish home for all members regardless of their individual financial circumstances.
We feel strongly that it is important to recognize those members who give generously of themselves – both through their time and their donations. With the Circles of Giving and Leadership we honor members both publicly and privately in accordance with their preferences. Please visit the Temple lobby to read about our most recent members in the Circles:
- Circle of Giving. Membership in the Circle of Giving is determined by the Temple Treasurer in February of each year based on actual charitable donations (dues and other donations) made from January 1 to December 31 of the previous year. Membership levels begin at $6,000 in annual tax-deductible giving to Temple Shalom.
- Circle of Leadership. Temple Shalom thrives because of the people who are a part of it. The Circle of Leadership is how we honor the selfless dedication of remarkable individuals within our congregational family who give tirelessly of their time and talents, members are selected in February of each year based on nominations from the congregation.