Your Gift Makes a Difference

A gift to the Annual Fund enables our temple to continue offering spiritual, intellectual, cultural, and social opportunities for enrichment.

Other Giving Opportunities

Donate to the 2024 Meet the Moment Fund

Join us in fortifying the Jewish community’s future through the 2024 Meet the Moment Fund, enhancing security. Your contribution is a powerful stand for strength and peace in unprecedented times.
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Bequests & The Heritage Society

Create an enduring legacy and ensure the continued vitality of Emanu-El by naming the temple as a beneficiary of your estate.

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Dedications & Memorials

Join the honorable company of the past by linking your name, or the name of a loved one with Temple Emanu-El.

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Philanthropic Fund

The Temple Emanu-El Philanthropic Fund provides humanitarian support within our city, around our nation and around the world.

Ways to Give

Cash, Check, or Credit Card

You can make your donation by sending a check to the Office of Development and Philanthropy, Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York, One East 65th Street, New York, NY  10065. Please download the ANNUAL FUND DONATION FORM to be sure that your gift is properly acknowledged.

You can donate online through the secure portal with a CREDIT CARD.  If you prefer to make your credit card donation over the phone, please call Gila Drazen, Development Operations Manager, at 212-507-9525.

Grants from Donor-Advised Funds

You can make your donation, and also pay your membership dues and security fee, with a gift from a Donor-Advised Fund such as the Jewish Communal Fund, New York Community Trust, or a Charitable Gift Fund through your brokerage firm. Gifts through donor-advised funds are acknowledged to the fund and to the donor who recommended this gift.

For more information please contact Gila Drazen, Development Operations Manager, at or 212-507-9525.

Securities

You can make your donation by transferring securities from your brokerage account into one maintained by Congregation Emanu-El specifically to receive contributions of stock. This may be especially advantageous if your portfolio contains highly appreciated securities you have owned for at least a year. Instead of selling these shares and being subject to a tax on the capital gains, consider donating them to Congregation Emanu-El to pay your temple membership dues, security fee, or to make your Annual Fund gift. Such gifts receive a tax deduction for the full fair market value of the stock on the date of your contribution and do not incur tax on the gains. Be sure to contact you legal and tax advisers regarding the applicability to your situation.

For more information please contact Gila Drazen, Development Operations Manager, at or 212-507-9525.

Qualified Charitable Distribution

If you are at least 70 ½ you may instruct the administrator of your IRA to transfer funds directly to Congregation Emanu-El. Qualified donors may make tax-free gifts of up to $100,000 each year in this way. The amount of your direct transfer counts toward your required minimum distribution but is not subject to income tax as it would be should you to withdraw the funds yourself. You will not receive an income tax charitable deduction but, for many, the income tax savings more than offsets this.

For more information please contact Gila Drazen, Development Operations Manager, at or 212-507-9525.

Matching Gifts

You may be eligible to have your donations to Congregation Emanu-El, including your membership dues, matched by your employer. Please check with your Human Resources department to see if this benefit is available to you and whether gifts to Emanu-El qualify. If so, please submit your company’s matching gift form to us when you make your gift or request that one is sent to us to verify your contribution. We will confirm your donation and complete the necessary documentation to amplify the amount of your gift.

For more information please contact Gila Drazen, Development Operations Manager, at or 212-507-9525.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Streicker Center

More information about sponsorship opportunities for The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center