Temple Emanu-El is unique in allocating funds raised on Yom Kippur and throughout the year for programs and services for those in need. Each year, the Congregation donates 100% of the funds raised by the Philanthropic Fund to worthy local and global causes.
Your gift to the Philanthropic Fund provides support for:
To make your gift by credit card over the phone, please contact Gila Drazen in the Development Office at 212-507-9525.
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Daniel Bloch Jeydel’s speech on the importance of the Philanthropic Fund during Yom Kippur 5784.
More Powerful Together. A gift to the Temple Emanu-El Philanthropic Fund is an affirmation of our long-standing congregational history of impacting lives.
“…our involvement in the messiness of the world…Though the world may at times appear to be deaf to Torah’s message of justice and compassion and peace, in this synagogue we shall proclaim it, and act upon it, and do what we believe must be done, to beat this broken world back into shape.”
Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson
Rosh Hashanah, 5778
In 5780, over $1,000,000 was raised through the generosity of our membership and distributed to carefully vetted institutions and initiatives.