When our ancestors were travelling with the mishkan through the desert, they gave generously to help to build and maintain it, and this tradition continues down to this day throughout the Jewish world. The Narayever is no exception. We rely on members and the community for our support.

Donations may be made:

  1.     by a cheque sent to the shul at 187 Brunswick Ave. Toronto ON M5S 2P4.
  2.     from the web, through the CanadaHelps website.
  3.     by phone, by calling the shul office with your Visa or MasterCard number.

No matter how you choose to donate, please indicate the fund to which you’d like your donation to go, and whom you are honouring or remembering with your donation, if applicable.

Tax receipts are issued once a year.

Some of the funds you can donate to are:

Daniel Camenietzki Library Fund
This fund helps to pay for books and periodicals for the Shul lending and reference library.

This fund helps pay for shul sponsored kiddushim.

Talmud Fund
This fund is used to purchase books of Talmud for use in the shul. Donors of $100 or more are acknowledged with dedication details on the inside cover of the book.

Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund
These funds are used at the Rabbi’s discretion. Some of the ways he uses this fund include providing assistance for young people going to a Jewish camp or on an Israel program, to help individual members of the congregation get through a rough patch or buy Pesach food, to encourage shul members who are engaging in Jewish learning, and to support worthy causes and organizations in the wider community. The fund may also be used to support special projects or initiatives within the shul that are not covered by the regular shul budget.

General Fund
General donations help pay for the day to day expenses of the Shul.

Building Fund
This fund is used specifically for building improvements and renovations.

Torah Fund
This fund is for the purchase, upkeep and repair of our Torahs.

Adult Education
This fund pays for speakers and other educational programming held throughout the year.

Youth Fund
This fund pays for special youth programs.

Shinshinim Fund
This fund is set up to support the UJA Federation Engagement Young Emmisary program

Celebrations Fund
This fund pays for holiday celebrations such as Sukkot Kiddush

Centennial Fund
These funds will go towards the 100th year celebration of the shul happening in 2014

Hesed Fund
This fund supports compassionate needs of the community

Cemetery Project Fund
These funds go directly to support a project currently underway that is making improvements to the Bathurst Lawn Cemetery.

Interested in planned giving? The First Narayever Congregation continually searches for innovative and creative ways to fund our programs and future capital costs. Planned giving is the thoughtful process of arranging a gift to a charitable organization, while taking into account your personal and philanthropic goals and values. A palette of opportunities exists that is intended to allow donors to match their personal interests and giving ability with specific synagogue needs. There may be additional facilities or programs that you are interested in supporting. There are numerous ways in which you can make your gift, many of which have significantly positive tax implications. Read more about planned giving.

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