Giving Opportunities - Kol Nidre Appeal

Excerpts from September, 2017 appeal letter from our Kol Nidre Chairperson, Adam Fox and our VP of Fundraising, Jennifer Benenson.

The High Holidays are fast approaching!

I'm Adam. I grew up at TBR in the 1990s, and after nearly a decade away from home, my wife, two children and I moved back to Allendale, where TBR re-welcomed us with open arms. Over the last couple of years, our family has had the pleasure of experiencing all that TBR has to offer; it is a warm, welcoming, and vibrant synagogue, and it truly is a force for “good” in our community. Our two-year-old, Zachary, is already a mainstay at the Preschool….and our seven-month-old daughter, Eliana, isn’t far behind! In short, we’ve been blown away by the virtues, the mitzvahs, the songs, the laughter, and the beautiful emotions that run so deeply in our synagogue.  

In order to maintain all of the enriching and wonderful programming that the temple has to offer, we humbly request your 2017 Kol Nidre donation to TBR.

Ultimately, Temple membership dues account for roughly 48% of our annual operating budget, and we rely on donations for the remainder. As such, fundraising is absolutely essential to keep everything running all year round: our Preschool, Hebrew School, Adult Education classes, Bar/Bat Mitzvah tutoring, and so much more all depend on it.

We also rely on these funds to keep our building up-to-date, so that our beloved synagogue can remain a perfect host to various community life-cycle events: Baby Namings, Bar/Bat Mitzvah parties, Weddings, and more...for years to come.

Temple Beth Rishon represents a community that I’m quite proud of, and I’m proud to do my part in helping to build our future together.  

From my family, and from the TBR family, we’d like to wish you the sincerest Shana Tova.  Happy New Year, and may we all be inscribed and sealed in the Book of Life. We sincerely thank you for your gifts and for your generosity. I’m truly grateful to be able to raise my own children in this wonderful community.



Adam Fox , Kol Nidre Chairperson                   and  Jennifer Benenson, VP Of Fundraising