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Temple Israel announces -- Breaking New Ground Match

A little more than a year ago, we started our journey together to a new home and a new beginning for Temple Israel.  We have simultaneously settled in to our new reality – temporary, yet familiar facilities supporting our growing congregation -- while also continuing to refine the design of our future home to be secure, functional, and aesthetically pleasing. Like members of any family, you have been patient and curious, agreeable and engaged, loving and challenging as we continue to move forward on our goals of raising money, breaking ground, and  constructing our new home .
Today, we are excited to celebrate another milestone in our journey: the announcement of the Breaking New Ground Match to help us reach our fundraising goal for the Shuvu campaign! New and increased gifts to the Shuvu campaign will be matched dollar for dollar thanks to the significant generosity of an anonymous Temple Israel donor. To accelerate our fundraising, we are hosting a phone-a-thon on the evenings of Sunday, December 9 and Monday, December 10. Every congregant who has not yet made a campaign pledge will be contacted by a Temple Israel board member, staff, or clergy who can answer your questions and ask for your participation in the Shuvu campaign. 

Now is the time! We hope you will answer the call! 

Thank you in advance for your generous contribution to the Shuvu campaign!

Donate to the Shuvu Campaign

All donors to the Shuvu campaign, regardless of the amount pledged, will be recognized for their contribution. 

All donors to the Shuvu campaign at $5,000 and above will be recognized for their support at one of these levels:

President's Council: $500,000 and above

  • Rabbi's Circle-Platinum: $250,000-$499,999
  • Rabbi's Circle-Gold: $150,000-$249,999
  • Rabbi's Circle-Bronze: $75,000-$149,999
  • Cantor's Circle-Platinum: $25,000-$74,999
  • Cantor's Circle-Gold: $10,000-$24,999
  • Cantor's Circle-Bronze: $5,000-$9,999
Gifts in excess of $5,000 can be made over a period of five years time.  If you need additional guidance or assistance in setting up this payment cadence, please contact the Temple Israel Accounting Office at 614.866.0010 ext. 107 
Donors may also choose to have their support recognized by reserving a naming opportunity. Please click here.

Welcome to the FUTURE home of Temple Israel!

Imagine yourself in our new building at 3100 East Broad Street. Visualize a life cycle event like a b’nai mitzvah, a wedding, a baby naming, a kindergarten consecration. Think about the warmth of a Shabbat service, the spirituality of a Jewish meditation session or the impact of an afternoon in the kitchen to make meals for the homeless. Hear an inspirational sermon given by our Rabbi. Listen to the voices of our Cantor and musicians as they uplift and inspire us with song. Picture your children and grandchildren reaching a milestone in their Jewish education. See in your mind’s eye the comfort of friends and fellow congregants as you say Kaddish for a loved one. Imagine an inspirational speaker who has come to Temple Israel to share their knowledge. What feelings does this bring up for you? How can you help ensure the synagogue remains a place of inspiration, education, consolation, learning and social justice for you and the people you love? 
Your participation in the capital campaign to renovate our new building at 3100 East Broad Street is essential to make all of these visions a reality for our congregation and for generations to come. 
Who and What Are Going to the New Building 
We will bring with us the passion and commitment of congregants who have been with us for many years, and newer members just starting to create memories with Temple Israel. 
We will bring with us the leadership of our Senior Rabbi, who along with our Cantor and Director of Education inspire us with their deep passions for learning, spirituality, social justice, education and music. 
We will bring with us our art and historical objects, representing the collective and individual memories of those who came before us and the legacy of our previous locations. 
And most significantly, we will bring YOU, as together we move into our future. Together, we will create a new story for Temple Israel on the shoulders of our storied past. 

At a time when synagogues across the country are experiencing declines in membership, Temple Israel’s membership is on the rise. New members are excited about our clergy, our programs and our values. Our members are from all age groups. They have various family structures. They come from Jewish and non-Jewish backgrounds. They are Jews of color and Jews by choice. Temple Israel will continue to reach out to individuals and families new to the community or new to synagogue affiliation and offer activities and programs to meet our members’ needs. From Tot Shabbat to the Empty Nester Havurah, from the TI Book Club to TI Seniors programs, from Tikkunapalooza  to learning from our fellow congregants as Scholars in Residence, there is something for everyone at Temple Israel! Our new building will give us the space to meet the needs and interests of our community. 

Sat, February 16 2019 11 Adar I 5779