Mission of the Fundraising Committee

The Fundraising Committee initiates, plans and implements fundraising and development activities here at Temple Chaverim. Sub-units include the Gala Sub-Committee and ad-hoc task forces such as the Torah Scroll Development Task Force. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Chairwoman.


Circles of Giving Program

Circles  of Giving


The Talmud teaches:
"The giving of tzedakah equals in importance all the other commandments combined."

Recognizing that membership dues do not completely cover the cost of running the synagogue, many years ago Temple Chaverim launched the CIRCLE OF GIVING campaign for voluntary commitments from congregants to increase their annual giving by a fixed amount. Donations to the CIRCLES ensures that our community can continue to grow and thrive educationally, spiritually, socially as well as support our scholarship program, allowing each and every family to continue their membership, despite harsh economic times and personal struggle. After all, this is what we do for each other.

We are particularly grateful to our donor families, especially to those who renew their support year after year, and we offer a variety of price points to enter the Circles Program as well as opportunities for recognition of our donors. Call or email Karen Bressner at 516.692.0681 if you are interested in learning more about the CIRCLE OF HONOR (dues + $500 or above), CIRCLE OF DISTINCTION (dues + $1000 or above) or CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE (dues + $1500 or above).

New! We are proud and pleased to announce our newest level -- the CIRCLE OF LIGHT -- depicted as the seven flames of our CIRCLES display plaque (above). This unique opportunity is available to seven families each year who are able to commit $5000 or more above their basic dues.

Click here for the Circles Brochure.


Torah Scroll Project

Temple Chaverim Illustrated Torah Scroll


On Simchat Torah in 2010, Temple Chaverim purchased a beautiful Illustrated Torah Scroll was unveiled to our congregation on Simchat Torah.

In addition, to being a phenomenal education piece for our children and adults alike, the fundraising committee has created giving opportunities involving the Illustrated Torah Scroll.

One piece of the tzedakah project involves an organization called "Torah for our Troops" and those who may be interested in learning more about this wonderful program, can click here and read all about it.


Additional Giving or Naming Opportunities

Interested in purchasing a beautiful leaf for our Tree of Life? Click here.

Interested in purchasing a memorial plaque in memory of a loved one? Click here .

To make a donation to one of Temple Chaverim's many wonderful funds or to place an oneg sponsorship, simply click here.

Looking for the perfect Graduation gift? Think BRICKS! Purchase your dedicated brick before the end of April and they'll be installed in time for college or high school graduation! Click here to request more information.

As always, for assistance with any of these requests, you may also call Rosemary in the main office at (516) 367-6100 ext. 101!

Thank you for giving.



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B'nei Mitzvah Resources

The Art of Torah Cantillation - A Step-by-Step Guide to Chanting Torah by Cantor Marshall Portnoy and Cantor Josee Wolff

This unique, step-by-step book and compact disc package will lead the novice through each step of learning how to chant Torah. Divided into 13 lessons and additional useful appendices and bibliography, the book allows the reader to 'self-teach' the important principles of Torah cantillation. The only pre-requisite for this course of learning is a basic ability to read Hebrew and a willingness to learn! Includes CD of corresponding recordings.

Making it Count: Guidelines for Becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah

This guide is designed to help you make the most of your Jewish journey. Focusing on the values that are most important in our tradition, you will explore together what commitments you can make to bring these principles to life. Judaism has a lot of special wisdom to offer, but only you can make it real.

Torah and Haftarah MP3s

Use your iPod for your Bar and Bat Mitzvah preparation: Torah and Haftarah portions available for download as MP3 files.

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