Your gift to Temple Anshe Sholom is a blessing that allows our community to thrive. It also allows you to fulfill the important mitzvah of supporting the Jewish people and helping to create and grow our Jewish community, and ensures that the Jewish people always have a place to gather, worship and teach Torah to the next generation. It means that you care about the Jewish values of equality, inclusivity and social justice.
Become a member of Temple Anshe Sholom. This is a meaningful and important statement about your commitment to Judaism and Jewish community. A membership covers all of your family members living with you. It means that you are responsible for the continuation of our presence here in Hamilton. It also makes you eligible to vote at our AGM and take on leadership roles at Temple Anshe Sholom.
How? Request a membership application from our Temple Office. You will meet with the Rabbi so that we can learn more about your family and help you make connections to get the most out of our partnership. Our membership committee contacts you to arrange for your Dues Commitment. This is the amount that fits your ability to give. Dues are normally paid in monthly installments.
CHAI X 1OK CAMPAIGN OF GIVING = $180,000
This year our fundraising efforts are moving forward with improvements determined by discussions with our members and learning from the experts.
Our goal is to work together to grow the best parts of what Temple Anshe Sholom has to offer. We are calling them our PILLARS OF POSSIBILITY. Each pillar is a foundational part of Temple Anshe Sholom’s success as a community and worship space, and they all need your support to be successful for the years to come.
Four Pillars of Possibility have been identified:
1. Adult & Family Programming
2. Eat, Meet & Greet
3. Equality & Justice
4. Jewish Choreography
Tributes and Special Fundraisers: At Temple there are many ways to honour people and events in your life. Some have a long history and some are relatively new, and they all make a big difference in our ability to sustain our community.
Memorial Boards ~ Located in our main sanctuary our memorial boards with yahrzeit lights are a way to honour a deceased family member and ensure that their memory is always for a blessing at Temple Anshe Sholom. Order yours at our Temple Office 905-528-0121 ext 22
Tree of Life & Jerusalem Boards ~ Located in our front lobby and upper lobby, these beautiful works of art offer various sizes of engravable plaques where you can honour a loved one, mark a special event or milestone, and further beautify our Temple home. Order yours at our Temple Office 905-528-0121 ext 22
Pathway of Peace ~ In 2016 we celebrated our 165th Anniversary as a community. At that time through a generous donation by the Dain Family, our front gardens were redone and installations of a pergola, gathering alcove and path widening paver stones were competed. These paver stones come in 3 sizes and can be engraved with your message. This gift assists us with maintaining our grounds and gardens and is a lasting legacy for your family. Order yours at our Temple Office 905-528-0121 ext 22
Special Projects ~ Around our Temple building you can find many areas with dedication plaques, reflecting the history of our givers over our long life as a community. There are always projects we want to do, but cannot afford. Special angels in our Temple family make this possible and we thank them by naming the area or structure after them. An example is our lower level kiddish lounge sponsored by the Asa-Weisz families and dedicated to their parents, Margaret and Arthur Weisz. Book a meeting with the Rabbi or our president to learn what projects are needed at this time. Perhaps you will be our next angel!
Annual Givers & Legacy Gifts ~ At Temple we inspire each other to be part of a culture of philanthropy. Our members value Temple life which is so much more than our physical building. We invite those that are able to join our top level of giving by becoming Annual Givers and planning for Legacy Gifts. Annual Givers choose a yearly amount they can give beyond their membership dues. These special givers allow us to maintain top level professional staff and office support so that access to programming, religious school, meaningful worship and social gatherings are never in question. Legacy Givers have several options. We provide free lawyer services to update your will to include a gift to the Temple upon your death. These have been among some of the most meaningful and helpful gifts we have received. Legacy Givers can also be assisted in purchasing a life insurance policy that lists Temple as a beneficiary. Call our office to be connected with our Fundraising team.