Keren Reyim

Keren Reyim is our annual fundraising campaign. Now more than ever our humble, heimish congregation needs your generous support. There is much to celebrate, and still much to do, as we ensure that Temple Reyim continues to be a source of joyful connection with dear friends and with our rich heritage and traditions.

Our new shared campus is grounded in a vision that, through partnership, we can continue to live out what we all love about our experience at Reyim, now with more confidence and dynamism. This is even more true during a period of heightened antisemitism, which carries both a deeper awareness of our vulnerability but also our resilience in coming together. We hope you can give generously to strengthen Temple Reyim at this critical time.

Together over the past year, we have:

  • Welcomed our new community partners into our newly renovated building;
  • Enjoyed vibrant and meaningful in-person High Holiday services with a large member turnout, and many more joining virtually;
  • Hosted an array of rental events including galas, board meetings, services, a meditation retreat, a summer school, Holocaust survivor gatherings, Chanukah parties, and trainings, plus hosted Israeli families for several events post Oct. 7th free of charge;
  • Hired Erika, our fabulous Office Administrator and Executive Assistant;
  • Engaged in phenomenal educational programming, including our Beit Midrash Series, annual Kallah program, trope classes, and ongoing Torah study;
  • Deepened our commitment to repairing our world through meaningful Areyvut (Social Action) initiatives, focusing on antisemitism and LGBTQ rights, get out the vote initiatives, refugee support, and mental health programming;
  • Expanded youth initiatives under the leadership of our Director of Youth Engagement, Bridget Connor-Feldbaum, including an intergenerational Shabbaton, family Shabbat B’nei Mitzvah program as well as after school B’nei Mitzvah class, ongoing learning, social, and volunteer activities for middle-and-high school students, family Shabbat activities, services, and kids’ Torah study, and unique holiday programs including joint programming with Kesher; and
  • Welcomed 11 new families as members of Temple Reyim

As you know, Temple Reyim depends on this annual Keren Reyim campaign to support our vital operating expenses, including programming, staff, and building operations. Membership dues typically account for just over half of our income, with this campaign typically accounting for another critical 10-15%, which is then supplemented by rental income and other smaller donations. This year’s Keren Reyim goal is $100,000 and an 80% participant rate. You can track our financial progress on the Keren Reyim Fundraising Thermometer. Every donation of any amount is deeply valued as part of this effort.

Our Keren Reyim campaign will run for the next few months and you will be contacted by a leadership member about making a gift. Please contact the office if you would like to review your giving history from previous years.

Thank you in advance for your support - you can make your contribution via the PayPal button below or you can send a check into the office.