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Your donation will be used to support specific programs or events you have chosen.
The general budget supports Shomrei's day-to-day operations and all its programs.
High Holy Days "Open-Door" Donation
Help us keep our open-door policy for the High Holy Days. Your donation helps us defray additional costs for accomodating large crowds and lets us keep our High Holy Day services free and open to the public.
IHN - Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN)
Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) is a consortium of synagogues and churches which take turns housing and feeding homeless families. Two or three weeks per year homeless families are housed and fed at Shomrei. These donations support the purchase of food and hospitality supplies.
Provide a new Siddur ($36, prayer book), Machzor ($54, High Holiday prayer book) or Chumash ($72, bound Torah) for use in services. Each book includes an inscription on the inside cover.
Your donation helps to provide a Kiddush luncheon after Shabbat and holiday services when there is not a sponsor.
The Mensch Squad provides food, transport, supplies and other support to fellow members in times of need.
Carol Starr MESH Cafe
The Carol Starr MESH Cafe provides meals for people in crisis. Meal are prepared and served at Shomrei every Tuesday by our volunteers in association with MESH (Montclair Emergency Services for the Homeless). Your donation helps to support this program.
Shiva support donations provide meals and other support for members who are sitting Shiva (in mourning) for a loved one.
Funds are raised during Hannukah to help families restablish and reequip their new homes after leaving homeless services provided by the IHN (Interfaith Hospitality Network). Your donation is given to the families in the form of "scrip" or a gift card to a grocrey store or home goods store.
Voluntary Security Fund
Funds are raised on a voluntary basis to pay for a security guard during public events and services when our front door is open and unlocked.
"Youth" donations supports the Jewish Learning Center (Hebrew School) as well as other youth activities and events at Shomrei.
The Alan Lampert Memorial Library Fund
The Alan Lampert Memorial Library Fund is a separately endowed fund and not part of the congregation's finances or budget and is totally dependent on donations. The fund is administered solely by the Librarian as a Trustee and is used for purchases and improvements to the collection. Deductions are tax deductible and you will receive a donation receipt from the Librarian. However, because any donation to the fund is outside Shomrei it will not be included in your Member Tax Statement at the end of the year.
The Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund
The Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund is a separate fund and not part of the congregation's finances or budget and is totally dependent on donations. The fund is administered solely by the Rabbi and is used for aid to the needy, social action and other causes at the Rabbi’s discretion. Because any donation to the fund is outside Shomrei it will not be included in your Member Tax Statement at the end of the year. For tax deductibility of Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund donations please consult a tax professional.