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Kol Nidrei Appeal 5778

On Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur we’re given the formula for a favorable judgment:

"תשובה, ותפילה, וצדקה מעבירין את רוע הגזרה"

Repentance, Prayer and Charity remove the evil of the decree!

While Teshuva and Tefilla are completely in your hands, the Shul is happy to help with the third part – Tzedakah. The Bnai Yeshurun Kol Nidre Committee respectfully requests that you respond generously to the Kol Nidre Appeal, and make Bnai Yeshurun a primary Tzedaka beneficiary this time of the year.

The Shulchan Aruch (Yoreh Deah 249:16) writes that the mitzvah of supporting a community Shul is a priority in the Tzedaka hierarchy and is only exceeded by the mitzvah to facilitate the study of Torah and tending to the medical needs of the poor.

Kol Nidre Appeal contributions are used specifically for CBY operating expenses throughout the year. A Shul needs more than expressions of good wishes. It must be supported by resources provided by its members. The Kol Nidre Appeal is the only formal appeal during the year whose purpose is to ensure that the Shul is operating smoothly. 

In recent years, only about 65% of the CBY membership responded to the appeal. This response rate is quite low and we need to do a lot better. We ask that each and every member participate to the best of his or her ability. If you have not participated in the past, please make a fresh start and contribute generously this year. And if you have participated in the past, please consider increasing your pledge above and beyond what you gave last year. Frequent mailings will honor contributors by category, unless requested otherwise.

A successful appeal allows the Shul to function in an appropriate manner, while making all of us proud to be members of Congregation Bnai Yeshurun.  As you well know, Shul expenses increase with inflation, so your support is needed more than ever. 

The following categories recognize the various levels of contribution.  These categories are:

$ 5,000 - 10,000          Sarei Torah                $ 360 - 499      Amudei Nechoshet

   3,600 -   4,999          Amudei Yahalom          250 - 359      Mechazkim

   1,800 -   3,599          Tomchei Torah             180 - 249      Amudei Chai

   1,000 -   1,799          Sarei Ha’elef                 100 - 179      Menadvim

      750 -      999          Amudei Zahav                 50 -   99      Bonim

      500 -      749          Amudei Kesef                    1 - 49        Chalutzim

 

Mon, November 20 2017 2 Kislev 5778