We welcome you and your family to continue to learn and pray with us each day in ways that we believe will elevate your search for meaning and deepen your faith.
We also invite you to keep in touch, reach out to us in times of need, and stay informed as we explore together the challenges and responses to COVID-19 through a Jewish lens.
Although our campus is temporarily closed, our community and all that we are able to offer at this time remain available and open to you in new and exciting ways. Some of our current offerings are listed below. May we all enjoy in peace, community, and good health!
A variety of opportunities are available to enable you to recognize a significant occasion, remember a loved one, support our congregation and schools, make a gift, and fulfill your philanthropic goals. We invite you to contact Beth Goldsmith, our Development Vice-President, or our Interim Executive Director, Lee Sherman should you wish to discuss a gift to the congregation or our schools, or for information on the giving opportunities listed below.
Our Annual Campaign Appeal provides essential resources that enable the congregation and schools to operate creatively and flourish providing funds for enhancements to our programming and curriculum. Dues and tuition do not cover the full costs of serving our membership and school families. Our annual campaign appeal contributions fund nearly 5% of the costs of our total budget each year and enable us to expand and increase our programs, assist families in need of school scholarships, and welcome young members unable to manage the full brunt of membership dues. The Annual Appeal Campaign supports congregational life and Jewish education for all ages. The Annual Campaign relies on you and may be designated towards synagogue programs and general support or towards one of our excellent schools.
Tribute Gifts to Chizuk Amuno Congregation or to one of our schools in honor or in memory of friends and loved ones, to wish a speedy recovery or to express appreciation are a meaningful way to acknowledge occasions and milestones
The Chizuk Amuno Foundation, Inc. is our not-for-profit subsidiary that oversees the management of our named endowment funds that support all aspects of congregational and school life including tuition assistance, capital maintenance, and social service and educational programs.
The income from our endowment funds provides between six and seven percent of the total operating budget for our synagogue and schools. Named funds range from $18,000 to over $3,000,000.
In addition to outright gifts, Charitable Gift Planning is an effective way to provide for the future of Chizuk Amuno Congregation and our schools. A variety of opportunities are available to enable donors to fulfill philanthropic goals, while making efficient use of their financial resources. Our bequest society, Bonei Amuno, recognizes those who have signed a Letter of Intent representing a moral commitment to include the congregation in their estate planning.