Giving Opportunities

Make a Gift in our Online Donation Center

For more information about the All In Campaign, other giving opportunities, or if you are interested in learning more about establishing a tribute or an endowment fund, please contact Development through this link or call 216-831-3233
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Why is this year different from all other years?

We all know the answers to this question. You have been with us through all of it, always demonstrating your commitment to The Temple. We are grateful for your past generosity, as we reach out for your support in this challenging and historic time. As we deal with increasing uncertainty, we all seek stability, comfort, inspiration and community. If ever there were was a time when we needed the strength of our congregation, now is that time.

We have been inspired during this pandemic to innovate and create new, meaningful, and inclusive ways to connect with each other. We are on the cusp of a transformation that will take this congregation into the future with renewed vigor and inspiration.

Physically apart, but standing strong together, we are gathering in greater numbers than ever before. Our families have come together in person, physically distant, to celebrate Shabbat, Havdalah, the High Holy Days, Sukkot, and Simchat Torah. We are on Zoom discussing anti-Semitism and anti-Racism with Temple and community leaders. We are studying Torah, poetry and Jewish Identity with our Rabbis. We are having “Cocktails with the Cantor.” Our students are learning, becoming B’nai Mitzvah, confirming and graduating from our Temple Learning programs. Our members are getting married; our young families are growing. We are counseling, supporting and helping those in our community who are struggling, suffering loss or mourning. Now more than ever, we are committed to staying connected, engaged and moving forward. 

Each year we ask for your support of the All In Campaign. This year, your Temple is facing unexpected challenges to its budget due to the COVID-19 crisis, along with a commitment to operate in a more relevant and effective way. That requires a reduction of expenses, which is well underway, and an increase in resources. Our clergy and senior staff have contributed nearly $85,000 to help offset incurred financial losses. Temple Trustees have supported the campaign with 100% participation and generous increases. Now, we turn to you, our devoted congregants.

Your gift will help us support our Temple families, continue to inspire Jewish values, and create connections that last a lifetime. The needs of our community will continue to grow as the pandemic endures. Only with your help can we continue to fulfill our mission.  

We thank you again for your commitment to this congregation and appreciate your generosity as you consider your 2020-2021 gift. If there was ever a time when the strength of our congregation was needed, and when your gift will have a strong impact on our future, now is that time. “If not now, when?”

With gratitude and prayers for your good health,

Jane Joseph, President           Ronny Fisher, All In Co-Chair        Michael Shames, All In Co-Chair

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We are grateful to our congregants and friends whose support makes a difference every day in worship, in education, in social action, in arts and music programming, for all generations. We welcome you to learn more about our giving opportunities below:

Make a tribute gift in honor or in memory of a loved one

Fund Focus
Funds are established by Congregants and other donors in order to:
– Honor or memorialize loved ones
– Support a program or activity which is especially meaningful to them
– Create a lasting legacy at The Temple
– Model for others the positive impact of philanthropy on our Congregation
A signed fund agreement is required to establish a fund. Gifts are acknowledged with a formal tax letter and are listed in monthly issues of the Temple Times. All funds are listed on our website so that fund sponsors as well as others may make ongoing contributions to them. From time to time, these funds, the motivation of the sponsors, and the use of the funds to support programs or activities are featured in the Temple Times and on our website. Fund sponsors receive an annual Fund Activity Report. All funds are held by The Temple Tifereth Israel, and are invested, currently in large part with the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s investment pool.
Tribute Funds may be established with a minimum gift of $5,000. As to spending, both principal and/or investment income generated by the Fund may be used for the purpose specified without limitation.
Endowment Funds may be established with a minimum gift of $10,000 paid over a maximum of two years. Principal may not be spent, so spending for the specified purpose must come from investment income generated by the Fund and is limited to a formula approximating 5% of the Fund so that the Fund will continue to grow.