Temple Bat Yam of Fort Lauderdale, FL is adding a personal touch to their Hineini appeal. Hineini Coordinator, David Levin wrote an article to distribute to fellow congrgants about his own family roots in the former Soviet Union and incorporated the profound experience of a journey he made to the Ukraine. So far, 64 families have pledged to participate in Hineini at Temple Bat Yam.
Temple Beth Israel of York, PA writes that their Kindergarten and First Grade classes are working on the Building Blocks lesson plan for Hineini. Educator Mindy Kosack tells us that when asked what important things a synagogue needs, one student answered, "caring". The project has brought their faculty and students together and they will be displaying the final project along with the Hineini poster display.
Temple Israel of Omaha, NE put together a Hineini appeal display in their lobby with art, pledge cards, and information. Then, they wrote an enthusiastic article for the Omaha Jewish Press hilighting Hineini complete with interviews of congregants and their Hineini project Chair, photos of their display, and notes about their progress. The artwork below was created by Lee Needleman with assistance from Ducky Milder for Temple Israel's Hineini appeal. Temple Israel is enjoying wonderful success with their project.
Artwork by Lee Needleman at Temple Israel, Omaha, NE
Greater Southington Jewish Congregation of Southington, CT is introducing the Hineini lesson plans in its religious school, as well as emailing information to new members about the program.
Congregation Kol Tikvah of Parkland, FL sent a flyer to each congregant to make them aware of Kol Tikvah's goal to become a Builder Congregation. Now that they have reached their goal, they have made this part of their synagogue's logo.
Congregation Oheb Sholom of Wyomissing, PA is asking members to give a Chanukah gift to Hineini. Oheb Sholom rewards each member donor with a certificate of appreciation.
Congregation Or Ami of Lafayette Hill, PA is donating a portion of ticket sales from a recent cantoral concert to Hineini.
Beth Havarim of Mahwah, NJ posted a link to Hineini on its website.
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