“It is a tree of life to them who hold fast to it.”
- Proverbs 3:18
Charitable giving is an important part of Judaism and is vital to our congregation. We depend on your act of generosity and kindness – of Tzedakah – to support our programs and facilities and help us meet the needs of our growing and diverse synagogue community. Making a charitable gift or donation to Anshe Emet is a special way to commemorate or remember family, friends and neighbors on all types of occasions. Together, we can continue to maintain and build our exceptional variety of daily and special event programs, create innovative new projects and initiatives, further establish our position as a premiere Conservative synagogue and plan for tomorrow so that generations to come may experience all that Anshe Emet has to offer.
For more information and/or creative giving opportunities, please contact Mimi Weisberg, Director of Development at [email protected]/773-868-5123.
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Anshe Emet Synagogue
Attention: Development Office
3751 North Broadway
Chicago, IL 60613
The Sustaining Fund is our congregation's annual significant fundraising campaign which provides support to the creation and continuance of our exceptional programming and meaningful worship. It also allows us to offer membership to all, regardless of ability to pay. The Tree of Life Circle was envisioned by devoted members and inspired by Rabbi Michael Siegel. These leadership giving levels recognize individuals whose extraordinary generosity of annual financial support enhances our program offerings and ensures that our programs will be available to all who wish to participate.
Levels of Giving
Ner Tamid - Everlasting Light: $25,000+
Aron Ha’Kodesh - The Holy Ark: $18,000+
Tree of Life Circle - $10,000+
Keter - The Crown: Up to $9,999
Magen - The Shield: Up to $7,500
Rimonim - The Decorative Bells: Up to $3,600
Klaf - The Parchment: Up to $1,800
Otiot - The Letters of the Torah: Up to $1,080
Sofrim - The Writers of the Torah: Up to $540
The clergy designate a specific portion from these funds to worthy Jewish causes in the Anshe Emet community and in the general Jewish community: making a contribution to the Masorti Movement, helping a family with financial hardship, sending a child to camp. The remainder is designated for Synagogue use.
Celebrating a family simcha at Anshe Emet Synagogue means one also gets to celebrate as part of the Anshe Emet family. The Kiddush Luncheon Fund is available for your donations as well as to serve a major role in supporting our regular Kiddush lunches.
For some Bar/Bat Mitzvah families, it has become too burdensome to assume the cost of the full community Kiddush luncheon. Therefore, this fund is intended to help support them as well as the Synagogue on any Shabbat when there is no sponsor available. Thus it is our hope that others will consider sponsoring the Kiddush luncheon whenever they have a celebration or remembrance of their own so that we can keep the fund alive and able to support this intended purpose. Anyone may be a Kiddush Luncheon Sponsor and will be listed in the Shabbat Bulletin.
Contributions to the Anshe Emet Refugee Resettlement Fund go toward supporting refugees and other vulnerable immigrants whom Anshe Emet has supported in resettling to Chicago. As these families often lack essential needs, your donation will make an impact in welcoming them to Chicago and helping them build their new life.
Due to your generous contributions, Anshe Emet Synagogue can provide scholarships to members to defray the cost of religious school expenses and to assist with the costs for our successful family retreat program.
Pam and David “Scooter” Simon received the Rabbi Michael S. Siegel Visionary Award in 2019. Due to their love and devotion of Anshe Emet, the Simons named this fund which commemorates the memory of a loved one through a donation to Anshe Emet. Funds support general operating costs of the Synagogue.
Judy and Howard Tullman received the Rabbi Michael S. Siegel Visionary Award in 2018 and established this fund to increase and enhance Anshe Emet’s technological imprint. Donations will be used to help the Synagogue more effectively reach and involve members and will provide support for the growing and changing technological requirements of the congregation.