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What is Gift of the Heart?

As part of our commitment to fostering an open and inclusive community, Temple Emanu-El asks each member to make a voluntary donation each year in support of our ongoing operations.  This program is known as Gift of the Heart.

Since we started Gift of the Heart more than a decade ago, we have not had a formal dues structure.  Instead, we encourage every member to make an annual contribution to the shul that’s as meaningful, comfortable, and generous as possible.

What do Gifts of the Heart Support?

Your Gift of the Heart helps to support our vibrant Jewish community.  Thanks to the voluntary contributions of hundreds of members each year, we’re able to:

  • provide a robust, year-round calendar of holiday celebrations, social, arts, and educational programs, special events in the community, and much more
  • hold a cappella services on Friday nights, musical Friday night services (Shabbat Chai), and Family Fridays geared towards children ages 0-7 and their grownups
  • sponsor three different types of religious services every Saturday morning, as well as a daily Minyan
  • offer regular Kiddush lunches each Saturday
  • offer Religious School programming for children in grades K-6
  • offer adult education programming for all adults
  • offer opportunities for social engagement and volunteering through a mix of affinity groups for all age groups (e.g., ATEED 20s and 30s, Boomers and Beyond ages 55+, Brotherhood, Providence USY, Sisterhood, TEQ – LGBTQIA Community)
  • operate all of these activities safely and securely

What Amount is “Appropriate” for Gift of the Heart?

We leave it up to you to decide what amount to give.  We kindly suggest gifts at one of the following levels: Sustainers ($3,000+ per household) or Builders ($7,200+ per household).

Any amount, whether large or small, is meaningful and deeply appreciated – your generous contributions mean so much to ensuring our community’s continuing strength and vitality.

To Make a Gift of the Heart Donation

Call 401 331-1616 or visit our Donate page to make your Gift of the Heart donation.

We are ever grateful for your donations, as they enable us to do our sacred work.  Thank you!

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