It is a tree of life for those who hold fast to it.
In May 2016, CJC’s congregation voted to change our financing structure from a “fixed dues” model to a “sustaining pledge” model.
We hope to sustain the congregation through pledges alone, and if additional funds are needed to avoid dipping into our reserves, we will institute our Dedication Campaign. We will ask congregants to help sustain our current programming by giving to this Dedication Campaign. The Dedication Campaign will run from Rosh Hashanah through Chanukah.
The act of giving is an act of introspection, selflessness and love. Giving has been an intrinsic part of Judaism for millennia. What has made the Dedication Campaign successful in past years is that all of us share the opportunity to fulfill the mitzvah of giving. Even the poor are called to fulfill this mitzvah. The Western Wall in Jerusalem was built during the Second Temple Period with money donated by all people including the poor. Only that Wall built by the donations of the poor who had so little to offer, but did, who shared in the opportunity to participate equally with others throughout the community, remains today.
That is the power of participating in the Dedication Campaign. We have the opportunity to participate in this mitzvah and continue to create a lasting testimony of Jewish continuity, struggle and evolution. We are looking for 100% participation from our membership.
All gifts, regardless of size, are greatly appreciated! The Days of Awe are a traditional time for giving Tzedakah, and participating in the Dedication campaign is an opportunity to give.
We look forward to your participation and continued support for our CJC community.