The entire congregation feels honored to be the beneficiary of your discretionary giving. To help you understand options for your additional support, we have described the purpose of each fund.
To secure and enhance our critical operations and staffing, as well as for leadership development
Buildings & Grounds
To maintain and enhance our investments in our property
To secure the future of the congregation, especially in times of extraordinary stress, and to provide for a steady flow of supplemental revenues from derived income.This fund is invested through the Greater Worcester Community Foundation; its use is governed by our By-Laws.
To maintain and further the work of tikun olam, the healing of our community and world
To enrich the curricular and extra-curricular activities associated with child and family Jewish learning experiences, including camp scholarships and youth programming
To provide for the nutritional needs of economically distressed individuals, including congregants, especially associated with Jewish festivals
To maintain and further library acquisitions and projects
To upkeep and beautify the garden which graces our hillside
To acquire and repair liturgical materials, including books of worship, songsters, and scroll
Marion Sack Garden Fund
To further outreach to families with pre-school age children
To acquire and repair ritual items, including ark curtain, eternal light, memorial tablets, torah ornaments, candelabra, havdalah sets, shofar, lulav & etrog, and candles, wine, challah, & flowers for Shabbat
Primarily to support needy individuals, including congregants, as well as 501(C)3 organizations, including the synagogue, though other objectives are deemed appropriate
Primarily for the same purposes as the Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund, but also in support of musical enrichment in synagogue life