Written by: Joanne Samuels, Chair, Development Committee
The 2022 Annual Fund Appeal preserves our sukkat shlomekha — shelter of peace — keeping us safe from the storms of nature and offering a welcoming center for Jewish study, prayer, celebrations, and culture.
This year’s Annual Fund focuses on two essential areas identified by our Temple Board.
Roof and Air Handlers After 35 years, the air handlers that cool the Sanctuary and the flat rubber roof above the Pamela Shulman Center for Education require replacement due to their age and wear. Upgrading these major systems provides an opportunity to attain energy efficiency, solar potential, and improved ventilation. Your donation to the Annual Fund will pay for the next phase of this essential multi-year project and help us initiate a capital reserve funding program.
Operating Budget The 2022 Annual Fund will also contribute to the synagogue’s operating budget to help maintain our high-quality programming led by talented personnel.
Your donation, whether large or small, will make a substantial difference in helping us reach our goal of $60,000. If you are able, consider joining the Rabbi’s Circle with a donation of $1,000 or more. Or give $180 to become a Friend. It’s easy to make your 2022 Annual Fund donation either by check or credit card. Send your check made out to Temple Israel, 200 State Street, Portsmouth NH 03801 OR click the donate button to pay by credit card.
Please join us in supporting the future of Temple Israel. Your donation ensures that Temple Israel can continue as a sukkat shlomekha, a shelter of peace — a vibrant center of Jewish life in the Seacoast.
Friends of the Temple $180-$999
Rabbi’s Circle Levels
All donors will be listed in next year’s Annual Report and in the Doorpost newsletter.
Friends of the Temple and Rabbi’s Circle donors will be recognized on Giving Wall of Honor, displayed in the Court Street lobby. An additional reception will honor Rabbi’s Circle donors.