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For more than seventy years, Temple Shalom has been a center of Jewish communal and spiritual life. Your gifts help ensure that we meet the needs of our community—now and for generations to come.

This year, your generosity and kindness is appreciated more than ever.  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our community has 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, Jewish learning, Nursery School, High Holy Days, and more.

Given new technological requirements and safety considerations, these experiences have come at an increased financial cost to the synagogue. In the spirit of tzedakah, we are asking for your help. Please consider donating to one of the giving opportunities below, in any amount that is meaningful to you. Your gift will help offset the financial impact of the pandemic and ensure a strong future for Temple Shalom. 

Giving Opportunities

High Holy Days Video Production

For High Holy Days services,  we produced several custom videos, including a community shofar blowing and choral arrangements of Adonai Li and Ohr Zarua (you can view this clips on our HHD 2020 web page). To see the faces of our community joining together in song and prayer was an incredible uplift for so many of us during a challenging time. Cost of Production: $3000     

Upgraded Sanctuary Live Stream Technology

The pandemic has created a new and paramount priority for the Temple—creating a positive live stream viewing experience for our congregants.  We understand that the quality of a live stream directly impacts your ability to meaningfully worship and enjoy services. We took several measures to ensure that our video quality is the best it can be, including purchasing a new set of cameras and upgrading our internet connectivity. Cost of Upgrades: $6000

Outdoor Classrooms and PPE for Nursery School

At Temple Shalom Nursery School, we believe that nature and an outdoor education are a wonderful platform for learning about Jewish ways of living. This year, being outdoors acquired an even greater meaning—the safety and health of our community.  We set up tents, tarps, and other essentials and moved our classrooms outside. We also provide each of our teachers with the necessary PPE to keep themselves and our students safe. Cost of Classrooms and PPE: $5000

Tech Support for Learning Sessions

Within the first weeks of quarantine, we moved all our K-12 learning and engagement programs online. Since then we have been able to offer a wide variety of classes, special programs, and engagement experiences for members of all ages, from Kindergartners to adults.  We cherish the opportunity to learn together in community and, given the virtual format, this requires  significantly more tech support and staff resources than ever before. Cost of Tech Support: $2000

Give Online

To contribute to a Giving Opportunity, please select from the list below. If you are logged in when you submit this form, you will be able to split this payment or bill it to your account. Please call the office with any questions at 617-332-9550.                                                                                                  


Please enter the dollar amount of your contribution under the category (or categories) of your choice.
Your donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowable by law.

 

Fri, April 16 2021 4 Iyar 5781