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Philanthropic Fund

Temple Emanu-El’s Philanthropic Fund distributes monies to cultural, educational, and health and human service organizations in New York City, across the United States and throughout the world. These contributions, most of which are raised on Yom Kippur, are not retained to defray the temple’s operating expenses.

The Philanthropic Fund also sustains two community-service programs that are managed by Temple Emanu-El and that provide direct assistance to our less fortunate neighbors. These are the Sunday Lunch Program and the Community Seder.

The Sunday Lunch Program provides meals to more than 140 men and women each week. The Community Seder, held annually on the second night of Passover, provides a traditional service and meal to more than 300 elderly Jews in our community who otherwise might not have a seder to attend.

Contributions to the Philanthropic Fund may be made
at any time during the year through the following methods:

• Online through our secure credit card form

• By phone or fax with your credit card

• By mail or in person with your check

If you prefer to make your credit card donation over the phone, then please call Norma Balass at (212) 507-9523. You also may download a form for completion and fax it with your credit card information to (212) 570-0826. Or, send the completed form by mail, with your check, to: Office of Development and Philanthropy, Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York, One East 65th Street, New York, NY 10065.

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