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Chizuk Amuno Congregation & Schools Wish List

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 Derekh Amuno Pathway – $250
  • Purchase a New Hearing Assistance Headset for Services – $250 ea.
  • Sponsor a Young Families Shabbat Kiddush 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 / Yizkor Kiddush – $750
  • Sponsor Nutritional snacks in our Preschool (one month) – $800
  • Sponsor a Young Professionals Yom Kippur Break-the-Fast – $850
  • Sponsor a Sukkot Kiddush Luncheon – $900
  • Sponsor the Tikun L’el Shavuot 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 Kabbalat Shabbat – $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 Yizkor Kiddush – $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 Shir Shabbat & Oneg – $4,000/yr.
  • Underwrite the Annual Program Guides – $4,500/yr.
  • Underwrite the B’nai Mitzvah 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 Beit Midrash 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 Monthly Rosh Hodesh Minyan Breakfast  – $36,000
  • Endowed College Outreach Holiday Gifts – $50,000
  • Endowed Annual Tikun L’el Shavuot Learning Evening – $50,000
  • Endowed KSDS Scholarship – $72,000/ea.
  • Endowed Annual Bar/Bat Mitzvah Retreat – $72,000
  • Endowed Torah for Tots Shabbat Program – $100,000
  • Endowed Special Needs Fund – $100,000
  • 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)

Tue, October 19 2021 13 Cheshvan 5782