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Temple Sinai Annual Giving 2021-22

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Shalom. I hope this letter finds you well. It seems we are in a moment of relative calm after the last 18 months of turmoil. I hope you feel it too, and that we can build on this moment and continue to flourish together.

I am writing today to ask you to support our annual giving campaign with a personally meaningful donation. For some congregants, a gift of $36 will be a stretch. For others, a gift in the thousands is appropriate. Each of those gifts, and every gift in between, is precious and of the utmost importance. Our community's economic diversity is a part of its strength, something to cherish.

Like in each of our lives and in the world all around us, our beloved community has seen many challenges this year. We faced a rapidly changing environment as we approached High Holy Days and clergy and staff did a great job pivoting and providing a meaningful holiday season. We are now able to come together in person at regular intervals for services and holidays, and we are excited about upcoming opportunties to gather: to learn, to worship, to sing and to connect face-to-face.

All these opportunities are made possible by your ongoing generous financial support. Temple Sinai needs your help to continue offering engaging and meaningful programs of all kinds, both remote and in-person. Please join me once again in supporting Temple Sinai — an investment in our congregation and in the larger Jewish community.

Our Annual Giving Campaign helps fill the gap between revenues from Temple membership donations, tuition and various fees, and the actual cost of running the Temple. Importantly, annual giving also helps offset unanticipated expenses — for example, investments in technology and tech support in response to the pandemic — and allows us to maintain the high-quality programs and services that have been central to the tradition of our congregation.

Temple Sinai is a place of calm, a sheltering space against the difficulties we all face in life. It is a place to renew our spirits, to collectively address injustice, to connect deeply with friends and family, to celebrate and to worship. Keeping our community strong allows us to strengthen and nourish ourselves and each other while repairing our world.

Your generous financial support of Temple Sinai is a vital part of our collective effort. You can donate by using the links above, or contribute through your donor advised funds and foundations. Also, please consider giving if you are receiving a mandatory distribution from a 401(k) or other retirement fund. Our Tax ID number is 94-1156845. Every gift helps, and if we all pitch in with meaningful contributions, together we can help secure the future of our community.

L’Shalom,

Jon Braslaw
Congregational President

P.S. I would love to hear from you. You can reach me at president@oaklandsinai.org.


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Mon, January 17 2022 15 Sh'vat 5782