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Temple Beth Emunah values your contribution to any of its funds. Contributions to our synagogue are a meaningful way to recognize a Simcha (birth, Bar/Bat Mitvah, New Home, New Job, etc.), to send get well wishes or to honor the memory of a dear , departed relative or friend. These gifts help support the many wonderful programs here at our shul and ensure the vitality of our congregation.
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** For Prayer Book & Library Fund Contributions, please call the Temple Office (508) 583-5810**
“In Tzedakah’s way is Life; on its path is immortality.” — Proverbs 12:28
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ORGAN DONATION - THE ULTIMATE MITZVAH
Would you accept a transplanted organ if it were your only chance of survival? Most of us would not hesitate to answer with a resounding yes. Would you allow your organs or those of a loved one to be donated if, God forbid, the occasion arose? According to Jewish law, you should also not hesitate to answer yes.
The mitzvah of pikuah nefesh, of saving a life, overrides all other laws. As the rabbis state, to save one life is to save the world. According to Rabbi Elliot Dorff, Rector of the University of Judaism, "The overriding principles of honoring the dead (k'vod hamet) and saving lives (pikuah nefesh) work in tandem. That is, saving a person's life is so sacred a value in Judaism that if a person's organ can be used to save someone else's life, it is actually an honor to the deceased." The Rabbinical Assembly Committee on Jewish Law and Standards has ruled that one is obligated to permit postmortem transplantation of his or her organs in lifesaving medical procedures. The body of an organ and/or tissue donor is always treated with care and respect, and donation does not delay burial.
November 13-14, in the Thanksgiving season, has been designated nationally as Donor Sabbath. Take this opportunity to learn about and talk about the idea of organ donation. Fill out the donor card below. Discuss this mitzvah with your family so your loved ones are sure of your intent. Your action has the potential to save lives.
For further information speak with the Rabbi or contact the Rabbinical Assembly, 3080 Broadway, New York, NY 10027; phone, 212-280-6000; fax, 212-749-9166; E-mail email@example.com
THE DONOR CARD
Please cut out and give to your family. You may wish to provide copies of this document to various family members.
This is to inform you that I want to be an organ and tissue donor if the occasion ever arises. Please see that my wishes are carried out by informing attending medical personnel that I am a donor. In so doing, you will be acting as my partner and agent in the mitzvah of piknah nefesh, saving lives.
In keeping with the Jewish belief that the human body is God's creation, and is thus to be accorded sanctity even after death, please see that all appropriate steps are taken on my behalf to maintain kvod ha-met (honor to the deceased). As soon as needed organs or tissues are retrieved in accordance with my instructions, see that the rest of my remains are buried in a Jewish cemetery, in accordance with Jewish law and custom.
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In keeping with the moral and religious teachings of Jewish law, and in an effort to help others, I hereby make this anatomical gift, if medically acceptable, to take effect upon my death. FOR PURPOSES OF TRANSPLANTATION ONLY, I donate:
____ a) Any needed organs or tissues
____ b) Only the following organs or tissues
Limitations or special wishes, if any:
Signature of donor: _______________________
City & State where signed: _________________
Must be signed by donor and two witnesses in the presence of each other.
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Building Maintenance Fund – All new members are required to pledge $500 to the Building Maintenance Fund. This amount is payable over five (5) years. At the conclusion of payment, you will receive information about placing a plaque on the rotunda wall, next to the Burning Bush.
A note to seasoned members – Please consider donating an additional plaque in honor of a loved one, in memory of a loved one, or for yourself, for a pledge of $500.
Sanctuary Seats – A Sanctuary Seat may be donated for a pledge of $1000, payable over four (4) years. Consider honoring a loved one on a special occasion. In addition to placing a plaque on the seat, one will also be placed on the wall in the rotunda.
Chapel Seats – A Chapel Seat may be donated for a pledge of $750, payable over three (3) years. In addition to placing a plaque on the seat, one will also be placed on the wall in the rotunda. Chapel Seats are limited so orders will be taken on a first come first serve basis.
We are cognizant of the fact that the economy is not in great shape. Money is tight all over and the Temple is one more bill that can overwhelm a tight budget. The Temple also has a budget to maintain. The above fund-raising options will go a long way in helping relieve this heavy financial burden on the Temple.
Two words for those who have given generously, and continue to give - you know who you are.
If you would like to co-sponsor a Friday evening Oneg Shabbat or Tot Shabbat, please print the form below and send your $10.00 (minimum donation) to the Temple office.
Your donation will be listed in the Temple bulletin.
I would like to co-sponsor:
In honor of: _____________________________________
In Memory of: _____________________________________
Your Name: ___________________________
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