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Tzedakah Tuesday Dollar-for-Dollar Gift Match Challenge! 

Thanks to a generous challenge gift from Carol and John Woolford, all Tzedakah Tuesday contributions to Temple Sinai made online or postmarked by end-of-day November 29, 2022 will be matched dollar-for-dollar*, so donate NOW to double your gift!

*up to $2,500 total

Tzedakah Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Dear Friends,

In my soon-to-be six years serving as our congregation’s Executive Director, I’ve been endlessly amazed by the kindness and devotedness of our members—people like you who show time and time again how much you care for and value our congregation. The warm people—now lifelong friends—that my wife Jan and I have met; the creative events we’ve had the privilege of attending; and the uplifting experience of sharing Jewish values, worship, and modern, reform traditions bring us joy.

The past 12 months have been especially momentous, filled with memories from our first full year under the energizing leadership of Rabbi Daniel Fellman, who, together with our amazing new Cantor David Reinwald, led our congregation in inspiring High Holy Day services this fall. 

This year, we enjoyed a music-filled weekend with Mountain and a Celebration of Jewish disAbilities in the Arts this spring, a fun-filled congregational picnic this summer, and a beautiful night of Soup in the Sukkah this fall. Events like these serve as important reminders of what brings us together in the spirit of joy and fellowship. Additionally, we are invigorated by the hiring of two new youth directors as well as an education director, and our ever-growing Tot Shabbat services, family dinners, and NextDOR activities are bringing so many new families and smiling faces to our synagogue. Always guided by our mission of inspiration, innovation, and inclusion, Temple Sinai is truly a congregation with great momentum.

As you know, each year we ask you for an annual membership Pledge to help us maintain our building and security and help provide all the incredible programming mentioned above. Annual Pledges comprise not even 50% of our annual operating budget. The remainder is raised through Religious School enrollment, special events, and additional fundraising. Our annual, end-of-year Tzedakah Tuesday campaign is an opportunity for you to consider making an additional, tax-deductible gift to Temple Sinai that will help us to continue providing and growing the highest quality worship and education programs in the coming year, as well as exceptional pastoral and community services. 

I know that many organizations are asking for your support at this time of year, and I thank you for considering an additional, end-of-year, Tzedakah Tuesday gift.

Tzedakah in any amount makes an immeasurable difference and is truly a gift to our entire community. While officially November 29, Tzedakah Tuesday gifts may be made between now and December 31, 2022. Click here to donate online.

Thank you for helping to keep Temple Sinai spiritually vibrant and financially resilient as we cherish the present and plan for our future.

With deepest gratitude,




Drew Barkley, FTA
Executive Director

Thu, February 2 2023 11 Sh'vat 5783