Keren Reyim is our annual appeal. Our goal this year is to raise $125,000. The money raised goes toward our operating budget, so a successful campaign is critical to achieving our goal of a balanced budget each year.
But a balanced budget is just the first step. Membership is growing, and under Rabbi Berman's leadership, we are envisioning even more robust and vibrant programming. This includes community engagement, both inside the synagogue and in the larger community. We have partnered with Kesher for our children's Jewish education, we've installed 244 solar panels on our roof, we're helping resettle refugee families in the area, and we're coming together to support gun violence prevention. And our commitment to engaging with the larger community has reached a whole new level as we move ahead in our collaboration with Hebrew College. This outreach is in addition to Torah study, guest speakers and Shabbat and holiday services, most of it via Zoom this past year. A balanced budget makes it possible for us to expand and enhance our commitments to our own community as well as partner with the larger community.
To donate, send a check to the synagogue and indicate it is for Keren Reyim in the memo section, or donate online through PayPal. You may also contact Amy Worth, chair of Keren Reyim, if you have any questions or wish to make a pledge.
Most importantly, thank you. Thank you for your support of our Synagogue, our Board, our wonderful and caring Rabbi, and our campaign.