Temple Shalom Spring Fundraising Appeal

Dear Temple Shalom Family and Friends:

I hope this letter finds you well as we enter spring with hope in the air. We have a large number of upcoming activities and events in the next several months, including many B’nai/B’not/Simchat Services, celebrating Purim, a fun-filled Trivia Night, and special evenings to honor long-term professional leadership (Executive Director Susan Goutos Zemsky and Cantorial Soloist and Music Educator Emily Meyer) and many other activities. Each Thursday, I am amazed by the number and variety of meaningful and engaging activities for the coming week. I hope you have joined in some recent in-person or hybrid events.

As we see progress in combating the pandemic, I am writing to ask you to make a contribution to Temple Shalom to help cover pandemic-related expenses and enable us to continue to provide high-quality worship and other meaningful programs and services to our community. Over the past two years, the Temple has experienced increased costs due to additional personnel expenses (e.g., hiring the House of Musical Tradition to help ensure that the quality of sound and video are strong), administrative expenses related to implementing registration, Covid-19 protocols, and quality Temple operations, custodial and maintenance work related to indoor and outdoor activities, and other outdoor and covid-related expenses (small tents, the large tent, masks, and cleaning products). A contribution by you will help the Temple emerge from the pandemic in a stronger financial state and allow us to continue to offer excellent programing and services.

Click here to donate now.

 We have been through a difficult time over the past two years. But even in the throes of a global pandemic, we have learned not only to adapt and persevere, but to thrive. Whether over Zoom and more recently in-person, we have been able to celebrate and observe our Jewish heritage, rituals, and faith.

So please, consider a donation by clicking here now.

Temple Shalom continues to be a creative, accepting, and innovative Kehila Kodosha (sacred community) to worship, learn and socialize as a community. Your generosity, large and small, helps enable us to achieve our goal of mission critical Judaic and cultural programming, exceptional education and positive transformations as we navigate Jewish life together.


Jeff Steger



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