Each year, we ask that those who are able to increase their membership level to do so at an enhanced level. These enhanced levels include the following and donors are acknowledged on the plaque immediately outside of the sanctuary: Haverim (Fellows) $1,200, Chai (Life) $1,800, Re'im (Benefactors) $3,200, and Malachim (Angels) $5,000.
These dues are in addition to regular annual dues and specifically help to defray the costs for families who cannot afford to pay their full dues.
This cornerstone fund raising appeal invites our congregation to provide annual support coincident with the High Holy Days, a traditional time to support one's synagogue. This financial participation is essential because dues and tuition are not sufficient to maintain a progressive Jewish presence in the area along with educating our students.
In addition, the donations ensure that our programs are fully funded and that all who wish to join our congregation and participate in our community can do so regardless of their ability to pay. At Temple Sinai, no one is turned away due to true financial hardship.
We invite you to play a part in the life of our temple family with your participation, making it possible for all to play, study and worship in this breathtaking new space. Plus, opportunities remain to sponsor specific items in the playground and to purchase customized brick pavers, commemorating your special events.
Temple Sinai has established Special Funds that support specific areas of synagogue life and activities, Gifts of any size are welcomed and greatly appreciated and you may select where you would like your donation to be credited.
By including Temple Sinai in your financial and estate plans, you may increase your current income and provide future support for areas of the congregation that are important to you. Often you can make a larger gift than you might have thought possible, while also benefiting yourself and your family. Planned gifts may be eligible for immediate tax deductions or reduce estate taxes to you and your children.
Honor a loved one with a leaf on our Tree of Life, mark the passage of a child's graduation on our newly installed Sinai Wall of Scholars and remember a Yahrzeit with a dedication on our Sanctuary wall.
To learn more about participating financially at Temple Sinai or to address any questions, please contact Jeffrey Katz, our Executive Director at
Tree of Life - Honor a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, a new baby, a special birthday or anniversary by contributing to this art work on the wall of the Temple lobby with an engraved, permanent installation:
Yahrzeit - Your donation pays tribute to those beloved family members and friends who are no longer with us, but whose memory is very much alive.
Religious School Scholarship Fund - Help underwrite a religious school or Bar/Bat Mitzvah education for children whose families cannot afford to pay tuition.
Alyce Jacobson Early Childhood Scholarship Fund - Help provide scholarships for our youngest students attending the Early Childhood Center.
Adult Education Fund - Help fund the weekly Shabbat Torah Study Group, adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah program and other adult education programs.
Sisterhood Fund - Support the many educational, social and cultural programs run by the Sisterhood.
Brotherhood Fund - Support the monthly speaker program and other Brotherhood activities.
The Leslie Simon Simcha Fund - Contributions enrich Jewish holiday celebrations for our children.
Torah Fund - These funds are used to maintain our beautiful torahs, their bindings, covers, stands and silver adornments. You can even help fund the Sisterhood program to create needle point panels for all five Torahs.
Library Fund - Keep our library stocked with the latest Judaic books, resources and CDï¿½s for adults and children and help fund new technology.
Youth Group - Support this fun, but socially responsible recreation program for our teenagers. Social and educational programs build on the Jewish education and spirituality begun in Religious School.
Paul Winter Helping Hands Fund - Named for a beloved Temple member, this fund provides outreach and support to congregants in time of need.
Ezra Fund for Member Support - Assist congregants in need with financial support specifically for Temple membership commitments.
Rabbi's Discretionary Fund - Contributions to the Temple in appreciation and in honor or Rabbi Millstein are used to support programs and charities of his choice.
Rabbi's Summer Scholarship Fund - Help to supplement tuition for URJ Summer Camps and NFTY Programs to Israel for the children of Temple members who could not otherwise afford these invaluable programs.
Richard S. Wolfman Family Music Fund - Provide support for the junior Bat Kol Choir and various musical presentations that enhance our spiritual experience at Temple Sinai.
Sinai Wall of Scholars - Honor a beloved child as he or she celebrates the milestone of graduating from the Early Childhood Center. Memorialize this event with a permanent, engraved plaque for $180 incorporated into the design of this newly created mural depicting the Five Books of Moses in our Religious School hallway. This Fund is in honor of Lynne and Lizzie Koch, devoted and beloved members of the Temple Sinai ECC and Religious School.
Many Corporations match charitable giving from their employees. We are a 501(c)(3) organization. Ask your employer for forms and information and submit to the office for processing. Don't miss this opportunity to add to your donation.
Temple Sinai of Bergen CountyOne Engle StreetTenafly, New Jersey 07670 Phone: (201) 568-3035Fax: (201) 568-6095