President's Bi-Monthly Message
Our annual Martin Luther King Jr. Shabbat service will be held on Friday, January 18, at 7:00pm. I am asking all members to attend and participate in this moving and exuberant service. Your help with the oneg is also needed. Please RSVP to Nancy@TempleEmanu-El.org your food donation for the oneg.
On Monday, January 21, at 8:30am, please join me at the NAACP Merrimack Valley Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast at the DoubleTree hotel in Andover. The Temple has reserved a table of ten. Seats are $40 per person, $20 for students. Please call 978.373.3861 or email Nancy@TempleEmanu-El.org to purchase a seat at the Temple table.
In February, our staff, treasurer, assistant treasurer, and I begin the budget process for FY20. We make every effort to keep costs down, while also being able to bring special programming to the Temple. I thank you all for your philanthropic donations made this year over and above paying annual dues.
Temple Emanu-El offers a variety of gift opportunities to support our community beyond the payment of annual dues and fees. In addition to major gifts given during a donor’s lifetime, gifts may also be conveyed through trust, wills, and bequests. These gifts are used to improve our building, enhance prayer study, expand educational offerings, and provide unique programming such as the Author Series and lectures sponsored by our Tye Scholar-in-Residence program.
Most gifts are recognized with plaques on established boards or on a particular item that the gift was established for. The gifts offer the opportunity to memorialize the deceased and honor the living.
Gifts to Temple Emanu-El are available in three different categories based on the use of the gift. These categories are Continuity/Operating Gifts, Capital Gifts, and Endowment Fund Gifts.
Continuity Fund Gifts are used to supplement the annual operating budget. The following is a list of Continuity Fund Gifts that are available along with the recognition provided:
Yahrzeit Fund $18 minimum Bulletin Acknowledgement
Continuity Fund $18 minimum Bulletin Acknowledgement
Continuity Family Fund $500 initial gift Bulletin Acknowledgement
Continuity Fund Board Plaque
Memorial Plaque $300 Plaque on Yahrzeit Board
Memorial Book $18/name Yizkor Book on Yom Kippur, Sh’mini Atzeret,
Passover, and Shavuot
Adeline B. Watnick
Religious School Children’s Fund $5 minimum Bulletin Acknowledgement
Please call the office (978.373.3861), Larry Cowan, Assistant Treasurer (978.372.1451) or me (978. 373.7494) for consultation on establishing an Endowment Fund or a Continuity Family Fund.
Michelle and I want to wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year!
Loren H. Goldstein