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High Holiday Appeal Donations

Temple Ramat Zion’s Annual Appeal is our largest fundraiser of the year. The Annual Appeal helps bridge the gap between what we collect in dues and fees, and the entire cost of running the synagogue. Many of you may not realize that membership and tuition payments do not cover TRZ’s annual operating budget. This year will be particularly challenging, as we anticipate losing revenue from not being able to sell seats on the High Holidays, a possible decrease in membership, and a decrease in enrollment in our Religious School and Early Learning Center.

Therefore, we need your support even more this year! Having been apart and isolated has made us all realize how important our synagogue is to us. The sense of community that is found at TRZ is the foundation of our congregation. We rely on our community to contribute as generously as their individual circumstances allow to help make the difference.

Your voluntary, tax deductible contributions are an essential part of our budget. Annual Appeal donations help support ongoing expenses including our dedicated clergy, staff, maintenance and repair of our building and grounds, insurance and licensing, security, and significant subsidies to our educational and youth programs. Your  generosity ensures that TRZ will be here in the future and able to continue facilitating the Jewish life that we hold close to our hearts.

Please consider including the TRZ Annual Appeal as part of your tax planning. You might even consider contributing appreciated stocks to the temple. There are some significant tax benefits to contributing appreciated stocks held a year and a day to charity. There are tax benefits for contributions directly from an IRA for individuals who are over 70 1⁄2. If you need assistance, please call Dave Perren at 818‑804-9261 or email at

At TRZ, our congregation has worked tirelessly to unite our common bonds. The passion and sincerity we apply to the ongoing operation of our synagogue is a testament to the dedication of the congregants who came before us. TRZ is not just a synagogue – it’s our home, our heart, and our tradition. It is a place where we can easily seek and find religious engagement and spiritual uplift.

We need your support to have 100% participation in our Annual Appeal, and we know that generosity and solidarity of our members will see us through these challenging times. Your contribution is vital to fulfilling our mission of providing the spiritual, educational, and social elements that you have enjoyed for decades.


David Perren, Annual Appeal Chairperson

Steph Osadchey, Fundraising Vice-President

Gayle Bishoff, Fundraising Chair

Susan Lukenbill, Temple President

Giving Opportunities:
Patron Levels

Abraham and Sarah ($25,000+)
Isaac and Rebecca ($18,000 - $24,999)
Jacob, Rachel & Leah ($10,000 - $17,999)
Joseph ($5,400 - $9,999)
Moses ($3,600 - $5,399)
Miriam ($1,800 - $3,599)
Aaron ($1,000 - $1,799)
King David ($500 - $999)
King Solomon ($360 - $499)
Noah ($180 - $359)
Adam & Eve (Donation of your choosing)
If you selected Other Amount or a Patron Level, please enter your custom amount in the "donation amount" below.


Tue, May 18 2021 7 Sivan 5781