High Holidays Giving


Appeal: This Appeal is one of the three major ways in which the congregation raises the money we need to operate (dues/tuition and our annual fundraiser are the other two). We share this tradition with many congregations around the country and around the world. As we pray for a good and healthy new year for our families and ourselves, and we reaffirm our intentions to be the best people we can, there is an opportunity to begin to turn those good intentions into reality. The High Holy Day Appeal has a broad format providing opportunities for volunteerism and financial pledges of all amounts. Our hope is that 100% of our families participate.


Break-fast: Each year, at the conclusion of the High Holidays, Sisterhood provides a complimentary break-fast. Any financial expression of gratitude would be greatly appreciated. Email sisterhood@templebnaichaim.org to inquire about break-fast sponsorship opportunities.


Flower / Oneg Donation: Everyone has the opportunity to help sponsor the High Holiday flowers. Some years there is also an Oneg following Erev Rosh Hashanah. All members are encouraged to contribute when they complete the annual registration.


Honey: Every New Year we have the opportunity to reach out to friends and family with a special gift of honey for Rosh Hashanah. You can send honey to both TBC members and non-members. Each family will be contacted.  Email honey@templebnaichaim.org if you have any questions.


Memorial Book: Temple B’nai Chaim honors Jewish tradition by remembering those individuals who gave life to us, those to whom we have given life, and those special people who have had extraordinary influence on us.  Our tradition is to create a Book of Memory for Yom Kippur to memorialize our loved ones who have died and to read their names during the Yizkor service. It is also customary to honor those we memorialize with a financial contribution.  Members will be sent information with their Annual Registration Package.


Tickets: High Holiday tickets are provided to members at no charge.  Members can purchase tickets for relatives and guests.  Members will be sent information with their Annual Registration Package.  Temple B’nai Chaim participates with other URJ affiliated congregations to provide out of town members with High Holiday tickets at no cost.  Visitors who are members of another URJ congregation should contact their congregation to request tickets.  If you will be out of town and wish to attend High Holiday services at another congregation email officeadmin@templebnaichaim.org to request tickets.