A community of communities

Giving Opportunities

Making a contribution to GJC is a mitzvah and an opportunity to honor, memorialize, or thank someone important in your life.  Celebrating a simcha?  Remembering a yahrzeit? We hope you will consider marking such significant moments with a gift to GJC.

Payment Details  

  • Members! Donate online with a credit card
    Please log in here to donate to funds with a credit card or click on the fund below.   
    Currently, online payment is only available to members with an account. 
    If you forgot your login, please email office@germantownjewishcentre.org                            
  • Mailing donation with a check Please use THIS FORM (CLICK HERE) to pay by check and mail your donation to the office.  Thank you!
     
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General

General
Supports our operating budget

Program
Supports community-wide programming such as scholars-in-residence, Tot Shabbat, community dinners and more

Kiddush
Provides refreshments after services on Shabbat and on holidays 

Bess Schick Memorial
Provides support to our staff

Music
Supports our musical program

Israel Garden
Beautifies our synagogue surroundings

Floral
Beautifies the sanctuary

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Children

ECP (Early Childhood Program)
Enhances children's educational experience 

Playground Supports the refurbishing of our playground

Religious School Educates our young people from kindergarten to high school 

Young Families Retreat Supports participation of families in an annual retreat, allowing them to build connections with each other and to GJC 

Special Education
Supports additional staff in our Religious School for children with special needs

Children's Services 
Supports childcare and children's services on Shabbat

Youth Activities 
Provides social opportunities for young GJC members to connect with each other and build strong Jewish identities

Camp Scholarships 
Encourages participation in Jewish summer camp and Israel summer programs

Bar/Bat Mitzvah 
Funds Bar and Bat Mitzvah Mechinah (preparation) program

Samuel Furman Achievement 
Awards a confirmand who has shown proficiency in reading Torah 

Tikkun Olam Fund 

Community Building

Chesed
Provides outreach to community members through visits and delivery of food

Social Action
Organizes our community to meet challenges locally, nationally and internationally

Interfaith Hospitality Network
Provides temporary shelter for families in need

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Adult Education

Adult Education
Supports courses and special programs for lifelong Jewish learning

Library
Provides resources to all ages in our community, from storytelling to research

Israel Affairs
Enables us to present Israel-related programs

Beck Scholar-in-Residence
Supports a special in-depth study program in memory of our past president

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Religious

Rabbi's Discretionary Fund
Provides support for people and programs in need

Assistant Rabbi's Discretionary Fund
Provides support for people and programs in need

Torah Restoration
Supports repair and preservation of our Torah scrolls

Prayerbook & Ritual Items
Purchases prayerbooks and ritual items as needed by the congregation

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Minyanim

Dorshei Derekh 
Enhances DD programming, community building and tikun olam activities, as well as to purchase items needed by the minyan  

Minyan Masorti Memorial Shabbat
Supports an annual scholar to lead a teaching in memory of three minyan members

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Auxiliary Groups

Hazak
Creates programming for seniors

Men's Club
Sponsors Chanukah Menorah on Ellet St., Passport to Israel, and monthly meetings 

Women's Club
Enhances synagogue life through building improvements and programming

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Please consider making a planned gift to the Germantown Jewish Centre's endowment fund. Planned gifts come in many forms, including for example – charitable gift annuities, life insurance, trusts, or even a bequest in your will. For more information about how you can join the Ner Tamid Society please contact the office.