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Donations

Donations can be made in honor of a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary or in memory of a loved one. KI has many special funds as well as general funds from which to choose. Your donation can be put towards what resonates for you, your loved one or your family.

But, why donate?

Congregation Keneseth Israel is committed to being a vibrant, strong Reform Jewish presence in the Lehigh Valley for generations to come, building on what previous generations have created. We have spirit, enthusiasm, dedication and we are not afraid of hard work. But we also need money to operate. Maybe you don’t have a child in Religious School, but someone else does, and maybe others contributed to the synagogue when your child was in school. Perhaps you needed a Rabbi because a beloved parent suddenly died. This is why we ask for funds; we want to be here for you, for others and for those not yet here.

Thank you for your consideration and support.

How to Donate

Choose a fund and click Donate. We gratefully accept any donation but there is a $10 minimum if you wish us to send an acknowledgment card. You can add special instructions after you click the button.

Contributions to any fund are tax-deductible.

Paying membership dues? Click here.

 

Adult Education: To be used for ongoing programs of particular interest to adults, ranging from educational to social to political.  
Aitz Chayim
Levels
Allentown Kids: Used to further the educational and social aspects of children in any Allentown public school, including literacy, social activities, clothing, and food.
Building Fund: For the maintenance of the Synagogues structure including roof and interiors.  
Endowment Fund: Preservation and growth of the fund is to support operations in times of severe economic downturn and/or for other unusual and compelling needs.  
Family Promise: As one of 13 interfaith congregations around the Lehigh Valley, KI partners with Family Promise® of the Lehigh Valley to feed and house at risk homeless families 4 times per year for one week at a time. If you would like to be a part of this amazing initiative, please contact Martina Obenski here.  
General Fund: Unrestricted funds for general programming subject to approval by the executive leadership of the synagogue.  
Health, Wellness, and Mitzvah: Monies are raised through a special program each year that focuses on Health and Wellness. Currently the Harvest 5K is the special event that benefits a local charity.
Library: Books and other materials to be used in our library.  
Memorial Plaques: The plaques are for a donation of $300. Click HERE to read more and to fill out the form.  
Name of the Deceased
Prayer Book: Maintenance and care of our prayer books and constant update.  
Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund: To be spent for religious, educational and charitable purposes.  
Ray and Bonnie Singer Education and Lecture Fund: Supports education and lectures.  
Religious School: Funds used for special programs and to supplement what is offered to our Religious school children.  
Rosh Hashanah Card: Join the Women of KI in wishing our congregants a healthy and happy New Year. After donating, please be sure to visit our our activities page to let us know how you want your name(s) listed.  
Scheller Beautification Fund: Used for enhancing the beauty of KI, especially the outside grounds.
Scholarship: For our students who seek to participate in extra-curricular Jewish activities such as camping, retreats, leadership training, and trips to Israel.  
Strohl Music Fund: Support all choir activities.  
Women of KI Mitzvah Corps  
Yahrtzeits: This fund is to honor the Yahrtzeit, the anniversary of the death, of a loved one.  

 

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