Thank You!

As most of you know, this year I decided to give the Yom Kippur Appeal with the hope of raising funds needed to cover the costs associated with our scholarship and dues reduction programs. While we’re still receiving your generous donations, I wanted to give you an update on how much we’ve raised so far and how these funds are helping our community. We’d hoped that this year’s Yom Kippur Appeal would bring in $80,000. This $80,000 is income that the synagogue needs for general operating costs. It’s not intended to be used for our scholarship or dues reduction programs. To date, we’ve provided 42 families, including more than 40 children, with scholarships/dues reduction so that they can be active members of our synagogue family. These 42 families have been pulled out of the forest that I spoke about on Yom Kippur. There are other families, some with young children, who have come forward in…