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Temple Israel gratefully accepts donations to the funds below, which serve a wide range of temple and community needs. Thank you for supporting Temple Israel!

Yizkor Book Listings

Deadline to reserve a space is August 10, 2020

Remember your loved ones with a listing in the 5781 / 2020 Yizkor Memorial Book, designed for use during Yom Kippur and other holidays when Yizkor is observed. A listing in the Memorial Book serves to recall departed family and friends and to contribute tzedakah in their memory. Contributions for a renewed listing or sponsorship may be made by check or PayPal. To create a new listing, please download the form and send your completed form to the temple office.

Select your listing size and then purchase using the PayPal button below:

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Mahzor Lev Shalem

Order deadline: August 14, 2020.

The price of $36 per copy includes shipping to the temple, where prayerbooks will be available for pickup before the High Holidays.

From the August Doorpost:

This past year we decided replace our old, increasingly frayed prayer books with Siddur Lev Shalem, providing us with a contemporary prayer book that uses more gender-sensitive language and includes more transliteration and more modern commentaries. For the High Holidays we plan to use the companion volume, Mahzor Lev Shalem. The Rabbinical Assembly will make PDFs of the mahzor available to download for free. You may choose to print the pages or to view them on your computer screens while attending our Zoom/livestreamed services.

We would like to encourage you to consider purchasing one or more copies of the actual mahzor for your households. They are currently on sale but because shipping charges for copies sent to individual addresses are very high, copies may be ordered through the temple and picked up prior to the holidays. We will be using this mahzor for years to come, so families that buy them can plan on bringing their own mahzor to services in the future – or donate them to the temple once the pandemic is over and we can safely share prayer books again. In due time, we hope that the temple will be buy copies to have on hand, but that may happen only gradually given other financial challenges that our shul community is facing. Learn more about the mahzor.

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2020 Annual Fund

Responding to Covid-19 at Temple Israel

Please support Temple Israel with a generous gift to the Temple Israel Annual Fund! The Annual Fund is a once-a-year campaign that funds special, high-priority projects. This year we face many unique challenges due to the effects of Covid-19. We have set a goal of raising $50,000 to support enhanced synagogue programming and technology to keep the Temple Israel community engaged and supported during this special time. Become a leader in this effort: Join the Rabbi’s Circle with a gift of $1,000 or more, or donate $180+ to be listed as a Friend. Every gift moves us closer to our goal!

To donate to the Annual Fund, click here:




Temple Funds

Call for book orders!

Lev Shalem Prayer Book

Copies of the new “Siddur Lev Shalem” may be ordered for personal use or to add to the congregation’s collection. Cost is $36 per copy.

To order, please click the yellow “Add to Cart” button below, mail in a check, or contact the office with questions or special requests.

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Please click below to donate to one of the following funds. At checkout you can indicate how you would like your donation applied, such as “Kiddush Fund,” and add “in honor of” or “in memory of” information if you wish.

 

Education and Youth

Danielle Harman Fund (arts education)

Hebrew School Fund

Israel Experience Fund (youth trips to Israel)

Library Fund

Preschool Fund

Youth Group Fund

Rabbi David Rafael Senter Memorial Fund

Religious Activities and Giving

Kiddush Fund

Music Fund

Prayer Book Fund ($36 for a new “Lev Shalem” prayer book)

Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund

Tikkun Olam Fund

Tzedakah Fund (assisting community members in need)

Facilities

Landscape Fund

Security Fund

Commemorate Life-Cycle Events

Trees of Life

Celebrate a joyous occasion by engraving a leaf on either of our two beautiful Trees of Life:

Sanctuary Tree of Life download order form

Chapel Tree of Life ($180 minimum) download order form

Yahrzeit Memorials

Remember family members with a permanent memorial plaque in the sanctuary.

Download Yahrzeit Memorial order form

Endowment Funds

Each of our three endowment funds has a particular focus. As is usual with endowments, principal investments are untouchable and are invested for perpetuity. Only the interest earned is spent annually.

Temple Israel Cultural Endowment

The interest on this fund, established in 1988, supports multiple cultural and educational events taking place at the Temple and in the community each year. Recent examples include the klezmer band at Simchat Torah, Community Passover Seder, Break the Fast after Yom Kippur, bus trips to Boston cultural events, speakers at Yom Hashoah commemoration, new member dinner and multiple Sisterhood and Hebrew school events and programs.

Dinnerman-Rottenberg Educational Endowment

The interest on this fund directly supports our Religious School. Substantial growth of this fund may eventually allow our Religious School to be free for all students.

Institutional Operating Endowment

The interest on this fund directly supports the operating budget of Temple Israel. The principal will never be spent. This fund will assure the continued presence of a Jewish community on the seacoast in perpetuity.

Click below to donate to one of Temple Israel’s Endowment Funds. At checkout you can indicate how you would like your donation applied, such as “Cultural Endowment.”

Planned Giving

Financial-planning experts can show you how estate plans can be structured to earn you substantial income and also support vital Jewish community interests in future decades.

Call for book orders!

Lev Shalem Prayer Book

Copies of the new “Siddur Lev Shalem” may be ordered for personal use or to add to the congregation’s collection. Cost is $36 per copy.

To order, please click the yellow “Add to Cart” button below, mail in a check, or contact the office with questions or special requests.

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Book plate text (donations)