Year End Giving

As you consider year-end charitable giving, consider how Temple has touched, and will continue to touch your life – through moments of joy and even loss in which you’ve been supported by our rabbis, through Cantor’s stirring voice, through High Holiday and Shabbat services and sermons that provide insight into our lives, through the joy of your children loving religious school, through friendships and a sense of community that you encounter at Shir Shalom and through the power we have as a congregation to promote the values that we hold dear.

The reality is that membership dues cover only 60% of our costs. Your year-end financial support enables us to ensure that Shir Shalom connects with members in each of these ways – and can take care of the costs of both maintaining our Temple and supporting our clergy and staff.

And there is good news for taxpayers over the age of 70 ½! Congress has voted to make permanent the exclusion from income of up to $100,000 per person, per year, for Individual Retirement Account (IRA) distributions which are given directly to charities.

Thank you for considering this request and making a tax deductible donation right here:




May this new secular year of 2017 bring you and your family health, success, happiness and peace.