Thank You
Thank You

2020 Spring Gala Gratitude and Appreciation

Good news and bad news: the bad news was that our annual Spring Gala, dubbed the 175th Anniversary Gala, was cancelled due to the Coronavirus. On the bright side, our members did not have to buy a new dress and shoes, suit or a tie, didn’t have to pay for an Uber across town or a parking lot, or for some, hire a babysitter. However, with the loss of the Spring Gala’s revenue, Shaaray Tefila is strongly impacted by this sudden change.

We still feel it’s important to recognize a stellar group of members who were working with the staff this past year to create a memorable event which was intended to celebrate Shaaray Tefila’s 175th Anniversary!

In lieu of a contribution to the gala, through tickets or tables and auction prizes, we ask that you consider giving a gift to our Hillel Emergency Appeal, which is our focus now. We’ve come together as a community in year’s past to support the gala and we need your help now. To make a meaningful donation to support Shaaray Tefila, please go to:

How We Recognize Donors

Temple Shaaray Tefila proudly recognizes and honors members whose outstanding generosity as major contributors demonstrates a spirit of giving which has sustained and improved life in this community. By recognizing Donors’ generosity, we hope to encourage others to give generously as well. View the digital version of our 2019 Shaaray Tzedakah, our donor recognition publication, by clicking the image below.

If you have any questions about your fully tax-deductible gift, please contact Joe Tutt, Assistant Director of Development at 212-535-8008 ext. 202 or

In addition to donor recognition in a printed publication, we also acknowledge donors on a plaque in our lobby who support the mission of the synagogue through:

Enhanced Membership

Rabbi’s Circle Gold: $29,000

Rabbi’s Circle Silver: $21,000

Rabbi’s Circle: $17,000

Patron: $12,000

Sustaining: $7,100

Special Acknowledgements 
Temple Shaaray Tefila gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our top donors.
Stephanie Feld,
In Loving Memory of Isabel, Harold & Gerry Feld and Adolph & Birdie Jurman