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Give to Your Heart's Content

TEMPLE B’RITH KODESH IS MORE THAN JUST A SYNAGOGUE. IT IS…

VIBRANT.  EMPOWERING.  UPLIFTING.

Passing on traditions and teachings to future generations.

Dedicated to enhancing the lives of those it touches.

CARING.  ACTIVE.  INVOLVED.

Taking steps to aid those in need from every walk of life.

Nurturing personal growth.

As Moses asked each individual to contribute toward building the tabernacle according to their own ability, we ask YOU to support Temple B’rith Kodesh in a manner that is meaningful to YOU.


From the very earliest era in Jewish history, we read descriptions of how members of the community take responsibility for one another.  In the Torah, we read that all who are able give gifts “as their heart moves them to do.”  Through these gifts, these contributions, the community was able to maintain its strength.

In recent years, especially as we maintain a priority on being inclusive and accessible, we have studied the implications of our dues model.  Many synagogues around the country have asked similar questions and many have come to the same conclusion.  Membership should not rely on fixed dues. Rather, we should return to the Torah’s image of contributions that come from the heart.  We should embrace the core value of tzedakah, and enable our members to support all that TBK aspires to do in their own manner.

We still need the financial support of you, our members and friends, but we will shift to a model that is inclusive and dignified.  Our hope is to open the flaps of our tent wide, allowing one and all to come and participate, allowing one and all to offer their unique gifts.

Parashat

Parashat Beshalach

In this Torah portion, God tells Moses to have the Israelites set up camp at the Sea of Reeds, but then Pharaoh changes his mind about freeing the Israelites and chases his former slaves. With the Egyptians on the Israelites’ tail, God splits the sea and Moses leads the Israelites through it. When the Egyptians enter, God closes the waters, and the Egyptians drown. Miriam leads all the Israelite women in song and dance to celebrate. Soon after, the Israelites begin to complain about life in the desert. God provides quail and manna to feed them. The Israelites battle the Amalekites and win.

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