Kol Nidre Giving Plates: Empty Your Pushke/Pockets

It is our minhag on Kol Nidre to empty our pushkes and pockets on the way into services, giving the accumulated loose change to those in need. Donors have the option to select from among some of the congregation’s most tapped funds as well as various community organizations that support the health and well-being of Portland’s Jews.

This year, we encourage you to count up all that’s in your tzedakkah boxes, coin jars, couch cushions and the like. Then use the form below to select the amounts to be distributed to funds or agencies after the holidays. There is a variety of organizations to choose from. In this particular time, we are especially advocating for the Community COVID-19 Emergency Campaign, Jewish Family and Child Service, and Cedar Sinai Park.

Thank you for helping spread tzedakkah beyond the shul’s walls. L’shana tova tikateivu v’tichateimu – may you be signed and sealed for a good new year.

Community Funds

COVID 19 Emergency Campaign with the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland

49 copy
Jewish Family and Child Service
JFCS (Portland)
50 copy

Cedar Sinai Park

51 copy

Mittleman Jewish Community Center / Portland Jewish Academy

General Fund

52 copy

Cemetery Fund


Harry R. Nemer Kiddush Fund

53 copy

Building Fund

Donate to the Yom Kippur Appeal

Yom Kippur Appeal 5781

This essential fundraising campaign helps us fill the gap between membership dues and the full cost of running our shul and all that it offers to each member. Appeal contributions support every aspect of the community we build and maintain together.  Through the generosity of anonymous donors, a giving incentive opportunity has been presented: all new donations by those who did not give last year will be matched up to $15,000. This means if you didn’t give in the 5780 appeal you have the chance this year to have your pledge doubled. Please consider your gift to help the shul.

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