Support Shaaray Tefila
Support Shaaray Tefila
TZEDAKAH

/tsɛ • dɒ • ka/
1. Righteous giving.
2. The act of realizing that we can make positive change and improve the world around us.

Every gift of tzedakah affirms our mission, invests in our current and potential programs, supports our inspired worship and exciting initiatives, and helps us continue to build and strengthen our sacred community for years to come. Your commitment and generosity help sustain Shaaray Tefila as a warm and welcoming home where our community can seek meaning, connection, and purpose.

Learn more about the ways you can support Shaaray Tefila below and if you have any questions regarding your fully tax-deductible gift, please contact Joe Tutt, Development Associate at 212-328-9393 or development@tstnyc.org.

Ways to Give

  • Our members make Temple Shaaray Tefila the sacred place that it is. We have deepened and expanded our community by focusing on our core vision – that Temple Shaaray Tefila is a source of meaning, connection and purpose for our members. We rely upon the generosity of our community to supplement the dues and school fees that comprise the majority of our budget. We give special recognition to those who have supported the congregation through their Enhanced Membership or through contributing an additional, optional 20% to their dues. This ongoing commitment and generosity above and beyond dues enables our leaders to plan wisely, to support excellence and innovation, to sustain essential services and programs, and to continue to wholeheartedly welcome and retain all who wish to be part of our sacred community, regardless of financial circumstances.

    Learn more about our Enhanced Membership opportunities »

    For more information or to enhance your membership, please contact Joe Tutt, Development Associate at 212-328-9393 or development@tstnyc.org.

  • We rely on the generosity of our community to supplement the dues and school fees that comprise the majority of our budget. Donations to our Annual Appeal enable us to attract and retain talented clergy and Jewish professionals and to provide our entire community with programs for education, celebration, social action, and community-building. The Annual Fund also enables us to fulfill our value of not turning away members in need of financial assistance. We are grateful to those, both within our synagogue membership and within the broader community, who have contributed to this Appeal, affirming the importance our community places on Jewish tradition and values.

    Make a Gift to the Annual Appeal »

    2018-19 • 5779 Appeal from Shaaray Tefila President Barri Waltcher

  • Shaaray Tefila’s Annual Spring Gala & Fundraiser is the largest fundraising and social event in our community, and affords us the opportunity to honor members whose history with and dedication to Shaaray Tefila are an inspiration. Check out photos from last year’s gala honoring Liz & David Sherman!

    2019 Spring Gala & Fundraiser

    Have questions about tickets or sponsorship opportunities? Contact Joe Tutt, Development Associate at 212-328-9393 or development@tstnyc.org.

  • Yahrzeit Memorial Plaque ($1,800)

    Honor the memory of your loved one with a Yahrzeit Plaque in our Sanctuary. As the individual lights next to each plaque are lit each year on the anniversary of your loved one’s death and on major festivals, draw once again from the wellspring of their memory to bring comfort and strength.

    Reserve a Yahrzeit Plaque »
    Please Note: Yahrzeit Plaques have an 8-10 week production time after your reservation is received.

    Shabbat Oneg ($360+)

    The Oneg Shabbat following our Friday evening services offers an opportunity for our community to come together to celebrate, welcome guests, and connect with friends after a long week. Sponsor an oneg in honor of a special person or occasion (engagement, aufruf, wedding, baby naming, bris, graduation, etc.) with a donation of $360. Each oneg provides an assortment of finger foods, challah, soft drinks, and desserts, and your sponsorship will be acknowledged during our Erev Shabbat service.

    Sponsor an Oneg »
    Please Note: We are not able to honor specific food requests made by oneg sponsors.

    A Gift in Honor of Clergy

    Celebrate a family B’nei Mitzvah, wedding, or birth with a gift in honor of one or more members of our clergy for supporting you in your family’s milestone moment. We ask that you consider an increased gift to our Annual Appeal so that we can ensure that Shaaray Tefila remains a source of meaning, connection, and purpose.

    Make a Gift in Honor of Clergy »

    Ritual Object Dedication

    When we gather in our sanctuary, connecting with this sacred community, we are surrounded by beautiful ritual objects. Dedicate one of these objects in memory of a loved one or in honor of a special person or occasion as a meaningful and lasting tribute.

    Yahrzeit Memorial Plaques: $1,800 (see above for details)
    *Lobby Tablet Inscription: $100,000
    *Torah Binder: $1,800

    *For more information contact Joe Tutt, Development Associate at 212-328-9393 or development@tstnyc.org.

    Prayer Book Dedication

    Shabbat Edition: $50
    Weekdays & Festivals Edition: $25
    Books may be purchased in multiples of five.

    Dedicate a Prayer Book »

  • While there are many ways to make a meaningful contribution to Shaaray Tefila, we ask that you consider an increased gift to our Annual Appeal which allows for much of our programming to happen, and which ensures that Shaaray Tefila remains a source of meaning, connection, and purpose, for all who seek those things. If, however, you would like to discuss making a gift to a specific program or restricted fund, please contact Joe Tutt, Development Associate at 212-328-9393 or development@tstnyc.org.

  • Online: Make your gift »

    Mail: Please mail your check made payable to Temple Shaaray Tefila and send to 250 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10075. Please designate the purpose for your check in the memo field.

    Phone: Please contact Joe Tutt, Development Associate at 212-328-9393

    Stock Transfer: Instructions »
    Wire Transfer: Instructions »
    Planned Gift: Learn more »

    Matching Gift: Many companies offer matching gifts for their employees charitable contributions. Here is a list of companies with Matching Gift Programs. If your company is not listed, contact your HR Department to see if your company offers a matching program.