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Your Simple, Sacred Gift: All You Have to Do is Click 8-oct-11

Your Simple, Sacred Gift: All You Have to Do is Click

Dear Friends,

Today I am following up on the request I made in my Kol Nidre/Yom Kippur remarks. I am asking you to pledge a simple, sacred gift— a small, finite, time-delimited contribution to our community. All you have to do is fill out the form (click the link at the bottom of the page), and we will follow up when there is an opportunity for you.

Your simple, sacred gift need not take hours and hours of time. Volunteer to cook, deliver, or coordinate a meal for a fellow congregant who just had a baby or experienced a loss through our reinvigorated Chevrat Chesed initiative. Visit a homebound congregant once or twice a month for an hour with our new inreach initiative: Project Hiddur Zaken. Attend just one of the many events sponsored by our social action committee or plan an event for one of our many auxiliary groups. I am not asking you to chair a committee or even join a committee. I am asking you to pledge one simple, sacred gift.

Each of us has the power to further Beth David’s quest to be a relational community, dedicated to one another as benefactors and recipients of holy acts. We all have a responsibility to further our congregation’s quest to be a fully realized kehillah kedoshah.

In the afterglow of Yom Kippur, I have to tell you once again, how abundantly blessed I feel to serve as a rabbi at Congregation Beth David. Yesterday, particularly during Neilah, I felt honored to stand on the bimah looking out over a community of holy souls dressed in white, earnestly endeavoring to improve their own lives through prayer and reflection. Beth David has come so far over the course of its existence, adding holiness to the lives of our members, our community, and the world-at-large. Today we each have an opportunity to add a little bit more. All it takes is your simple, sacred gift.


Pledge your simple, sacred gift now!