Dear Temple Israel Family,
Every year, you receive an appeal letter during the High Holidays from the Temple’s president. Even in this year, which has been so different from year’s past, some things remain the same. Our Temple is dependent on generous contributions for its ability to thrive and care for our temple family and those in our greater communities. It is because of this that we ask, time and time again, to give.
So, you may rightfully ask, “Why?”
The answer is both simple and complex.
Most importantly, our support for Temple Israel is an investment not only in the here and now of our community, but also in its future. Just as the past generations provided for our Temple family by planning and investing for us, our investment today will make a difference for generations to come. For our children, their children, for the Jewish diaspora it is our responsibility to ensure that Temple Israel exists and thrives for future generations.
Temple Israel is fortunate in its ability to provide comfort to those in need, and to meaningfully mark our Simcha of life. We celebrate births, b’nei mitzvahs, weddings, and so much more. We provide loving care for our youngest at the Kehillah School for Early Learning. Camp Pinebrook provides a warm and welcoming summer retreat for our youngsters – while instilling a joyful Jewish identity within them. We educate and prepare our children in Chavaya to become thriving Jewish adults and future leaders.
We live the promise of Kol Yisrael aravim zeh l’zeh – We are all responsible for one another.
The funds provided by membership supports roughly 59% of our expenses. We are gifted with a beautiful campus that allows us to continue to provide and expand our programming but has its costs. With all this in mind, I’m asking you to contribute (yes, again) to our future. Please, give generously. Contribute not just from your wallet, but of your time and of your heart, to help Temple Israel fulfill its commitment to the future of our community and the Jewish people.
If you’d like to discuss your contribution, and/or how you can become involved in shaping the future for generations of Temple Israel, I encourage you to reach out to me by clicking here, calling me on my cell phone at (914) 393-8763, or reaching out to Anita Aronoff, our Executive Director, at the Temple, by calling (914) 235-1800.
Thank you. For your convenience you may return your contribution with the enclosed envelope you received in your mailing, or click here.
With sincere gratitude, and blessings for the New Year to come –
Brian Heaps, President
Temple Israel of New Rochelle