Many times during the year members and friends tell us that they would like to contribute something to our congregation in honor or memory of a loved one or to mark a special occasion. We are often asked what we may need and what would enhance one of our schools, programs, our services, or our programs. Sometimes, our synagogue budget alone cannot provide for all of our wishes and needs, large and small.
The following list offers some suggestions compiled by our schools and leadership but don’t hesitate to suggest additional, creative ways to enhance our congregation and community. Wish List contributors will be recognized in the HaHodesh monthly newsletter. To contribute something on our Wish List, please contact Beth Goldsmith or Lee Sherman at the synagogue.
Sponsor a Minyan Breakfast – $150
Inscribed Brick on DerekhAmuno Pathway – $250
Purchase a New Hearing Assistance Headset for Services – $250 ea.
Sponsor a Young Families ShabbatKiddush Lunch – $400
Sponsor a Shir Shabbat Wine & Cheese Oneg – $400/ea.
Sponsor a Passover Kiddush – $500
Purchase New Scanner and Materials for Archives – $500
Purchase two new cameras for school and synagogue marketing, publicity, & Facebook posts – $550 ea.
Purchase 10 Lulavim/Etrogim for our schools – $700
Sponsor Shavuot / YizkorKiddush – $750
Sponsor Nutritional snacks in our Preschool (one month) – $800
Sponsor a Young Professionals YomKippur Break-the-Fast – $850
Sponsor a Sukkot Kiddush Luncheon – $900
Sponsor the TikunL’elShavuot Program – $1,000
Purchase 15 Lulavim/Etrogim for Sukkot Services – $1,000
Underwrite the Delivery of Shabbat Dinner to Families with Newborns – $1,000/yr.
Underwrite Downtown Lunch n’Learn – $1,000/yr.
Purchase Upgraded Computer and Software for Archives and Museum – $1,250
Sponsor the Religious School KabbalatShabbat – $1,500
Sponsor the Erev Simchat Torah Family Dinner – $1,500
Upgrade a new KSDS and Religious School Office Computer – $1,800/ea.
Underwrite one issue of the HaHodesh Monthly Newsletter – $1,800
Sponsor the 8th Day of Passover YizkorKiddush – $1,800/yr.
Purchase 10 New Hearing Assistance Headsets for the Services – $2,500
Purchase a Large Screen TV/Video Conference Monitor – $2,500
Underwrite our Pre-High Holy Day Selichot Program – $2,500
Purchase a Laptop Computer and Projector for the Preschool – $2,750
Underwrite the Annual Congregational Meeting – $3,000
Purchase New Ark for Beit Midrash for Youth and Other Services – $3,600
Underwrite Religious School New York Trip – $3,600
Underwrite ShirShabbat & Oneg – $4,000/yr.
Underwrite the Annual Program Guides – $4,500/yr.
Underwrite the B’naiMitzvah Project Mitzvah – $5,000
Purchase New Sports Uniforms for KSDS Boys and Girls Teams – $5,000/ea.
Underwrite a Yom Kippur “Break the Fast” Snack – $5,000
Underwrite Landscaping for New “Lake Chizzy” and Preschool Rain Gardens – $5,000/yr.
Underwrite the annual Wings of Memory Yizkor Booklet – $6,500
Install Electric Handicap Doors on Restrooms – $7,000/ea.
Underwrite the Annual Purim Carnival – $7,500
Underwrite the Annual KSDS 8th Grade Play – $8,000
Underwrite the Annual BeitMidrash Study Program – $10,000/yr.
Underwrite KSDS 6th Grade NYC Trip – $10,000
Underwrite KSDS 8th Grade Israel Trip Scholarships – $10,000
Underwrite Upgrade and Revision of Synagogue Website – $12,500
Underwrite the HaHodesh monthly Newsletter – $17,000/year
Underwrite New Chizuk Amuno Schools Recruitment Materials and Viewbooks – $25,000
Sometimes we are asked by generous members who would like to make a lifetime legacy gift to the congregation what we need to name or endow to ensure the future of our congregation. Chizuk Amuno has been blessed by many generous families who have endowed programs, dedicated schools, and named rooms to provide for the generations of future children and members of our congregation. The following represent some of the current needs to enhance, expand, and maintain our historic synagogue.
Endowed Religious School Scholarship – $36,000/ea.
Endowed Summer Camp Scholarship Fund – $36,000/ea.
Endowed Annual Wings of Memory Yizkor Book – $136,000
Endowed Annual KSDS 8th Grade Play Production – $150,000
Endowed Youth Group Leader – $180,000
Endowed Music, Concert, & Cultural Arts Fund – $250,000
Endowed Archives Staffing and Program – $500,000
Endowed Family Educator – $750,000
Endowed Center for Educational Technology – $950,000
Named & Endowed Entrance Lobby – $1 million
Named & Endowed Cantor’s Chair in Jewish Music – $1.5 million
Named & Endowed Senior Rabbi Chair – $2.5 million
Named & Rededicated Cemetery – $3 million
Named & Endowed Educational Academy – $5 million
Named Synagogue Sanctuary – $6 million
Named Synagogue Campus – $8 million
(Note: For the larger facility endowments, 20% would be used for capital maintenance and improvements to that space with the remainder placed in a permanently restricted endowment fund with the earnings used to maintain that area. Gifts may be paid over 3 – 4 years.) – (as of Summer 2019)