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We Are Temple Shalom: Make Your Annual Membership Commitment

July 13, 2020

Dear Temple Shalom Family,

This year has been like no other. Looking back to September, we were dedicating our beautifully renovated sacred space, and feeling the energy and excitement of our flourishing Temple Shalom community. The last few months have felt very different, as we’ve navigated the isolation and uncertainty that comes with a global pandemic. 

Despite it all, we have stayed together. We have found ways to meaningfully connect. We have taken part in the full range of Jewish experiences, including Shabbat, Torah study, shiva minyanim, B’nei Mitzvah, adult learning, Passover, SHACHARIT, and more. We have made the time and space to worship, sing, find comfort, offer support, laugh, and learn, together.

Temple Shalom remains fully committed to our congregation and to seeing our community thrive well into the future. For the first time ever, we are calling upon our congregants to formally express their commitment to Temple Shalom—by confirming your temple membership and dues contribution for the coming year through an online form.
 
This year, your support matters more than ever. We cannot predict the full impact of COVID-19 on our congregation's financial health. Your annual membership dues and additional monetary contributions ensure that our wide range of spiritual, educational, and social programs are accessible to everyone. Your commitment sustains us all.

In the spirit of tzedakah, we are asking for your help. Please consider increasing your household’s yearly gift from last year, by any amount that is meaningful to you, to help ensure a strong future for Temple Shalom. Notably, our standard dues levels have not changed this year. We recognize that some may not be able to give the full amount and we embrace members regardless of their circumstances. As always, those who give beyond their dues level will be listed as Sustaining Members of Temple Shalom.

To confirm your membership and indicate your annual dues gift, please complete our Membership Commitment Form by August 7. After confirming your membership, you will receive access to our High Holy Day worship and programming experiences this fall.

We are so grateful that you are a part of our Temple Shalom community.

With deep appreciation, 

Rabbi Laura Abrasley
Rabbi Allison Berry
Cantor Leah Shafritz
Ellie Klein Goldman, Executive Director
Caroline Dorn, Membership Director
Fred Kraus, Temple President

 
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