Yom Kippur Annual Appeal

At Central Synagogue

The Yom Kippur Appeal, our annual fundraising campaign, accounts for more than 25 percent of Central Synagogue's budget, bridging the significant gap between the membership dues paid by our members and the operating expenses of the synagogue. If affords us the essential resources needed to preserve our magnificent Sanctuary; provides us with extraordinary clergy; maintains our world-class religious school; sustains Central Synagogue's innovative social, cultural, and educational programs; and helps support those families experiencing economic challenges who would like to retain their membership.

Our Jewish Home (Yom Kippur Appeal 5776)

Abigail Pogrebin  |  September 22, 2015

When I see study after study about how people are abandoning religious institutions and how Jews are forgoing Judaism, I look at Central Synagogue and think, why are we one of the few that have defied the trends? Why are we an outlier?

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Yom Kippur Appeal 5775

David B. Edelson  |  October 3, 2014

Most Jews consider Kol Nidrei the holiest night of the year. Somehow, when we entered the synagogue this evening, we did so differently, more intentionally, than on other nights. We took our seats and knew, instinctively, to look inward and take stock of our lives.

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Congregational President’s Yom Kippur Appeal 2013

David B. Edelson  |  September 15, 2013

Each of you knows how rare it is to be part of a synagogue this alive, this charged with activity and connection. You give life and breath to this place and tonight is my chance to remind as many of you as possible: We sustain Central’s excellence because we need it, we demand it, and we contribute to it.

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Categories of Support

Pillars $100,000+
Guarantors $75,000
Guardians $50,000
Sustainers $36,000
Benefactors $25,000
Executive Council $18,000
Leadership Circle $10,000
Anchors $7,500
Supporters $5,000
Builders $3,600
President's Club $2,500
Partners $1,800
Patrons $1,000
Sponsors $500
Fellows $360
Contributors $250
Advocates $100
Friends $18