Thank you for your interest in Temple Emanu-El’s fundraising campaign. We have named this critical initiative B’Yadenu which translates to ‘in our hands.’ No word better captures the meaning and sense of urgency behind this Temple-wide project. B’Yadenu:
Today, Temple Emanu-El is at an unprecedented point of opportunity and growth. Having reversed a multi-year trend of declining membership, our numbers continues to expand, now with more than 500 families calling Emanu-El their devotional home. Families with young children – the future of our Temple – as well as young professionals and seniors alike, are increasingly drawn to our palpably vibrant and inclusive culture.
The time is now for us to address two significant challenges to ensure a stable future for our Temple community and reinforce the recent progress we have made. These are:
Both challenges can be addressed through the careful planning of our Board and leadership, community-wide participation and engagement, and monies raised through a well-managed fundraising campaign. To resource these priorities, our Rabbi, President, and Board of Trustees have approved our B’Yadenu campaign with a goal of $2.2 million. We have budgeted $1,500,000 for interior and exterior renovations and $700,000 for the Board-Directed Reserve Fund.
Contributions can be made in a variety of financial instruments, over a three-year pledge period to encourage generous participation. Thank you in advance for your consideration and support for B’Yadenu, The Campaign for Temple Emanu-El.