Dear fellow Kol HaLev members,
We hope this letter finds you well, and that you experienced a meaningful High Holy Day season, full of joyful connection with other members, and deep engagement with Jewish life.
Your intentions, energy and support are vital ingredients in all special Kol HaLev moments and programs. Kol HaLev is all about “we.” Without you, we would not be possible!
How have you been touched by membership in our Kol HaLev community? As we each move through our Jewish journeys, let us recognize the varied ways Kol HaLev meets members’ needs for spiritual support, learning and connection.
You can help sustain our sacred community with a pledge of financial support during our Fall Fundraising Campaign.
Did you know that membership dues cover only about 62% of the cost to provide members with all that Kol HaLev offers? This includes our exceptional rabbi and staff, our beautiful prayer space and a cornucopia of unique, experiential religious and educational programs. Another 15% of our funding comes from Hagiga (our youth education program) tuition and grants from outside Kol HaLev. The remaining cost — about $62,000 per year — comes from fundraising campaigns like this one.
Your financial contribution today will help ensure we can continue to build our open, engaging, caring community together.
One core Kol HaLev value held tightly since our inception is that everyone is welcome, regardless of their financial situation. It is an ambitious ideal, one that sets Kol HaLev apart from many other congregations. To sustain this core value, we need the continued support of members, each according to his or her ability. Please consider a contribution that reflects how Kol HaLev enriches your life and the lives of all our members.
We realize you likely receive many fundraising requests. If, as it is said, that charity (tzedakah) begins at home, and if you feel, as we do, that Kol HaLev is indeed our spiritual home, please consider making a generous donation. We fully understand that everyone's circumstances differ. As we learn in Torah, the real guide is whatever your heart tells you.
Todah rabah in advance. Thank you for your time, generosity, and commitment to our community! May Kol HaLev continue to enrich you. Wishing you a year ahead that is filled with good health and joy.
President, Board of Trustees
Leader, Democratic & Fiscally Responsible Values Team
Below is the text of the form attached to the Fall Fundraiser letter you received by U.S. Mail. If you wish to donate by check, you can download the donation form here to print, fill out, and enclose with your check.
If you are making an electronic payment using our secure online payment service, you don't need to include this form (although you may want to keep this page open to refer to the instructions); our PaySimple page has been revised so that you can enter ALL the information we need to process your donation right on the kolhalev.net/pay_simple page.
Yes, I'd like to contribute to Kol HaLev's 2016-17 annual campaign!
Address_________________________________________________City, State, Zip __________
Amount of pledge (payable by June 30, 2017): $ ________
Portion of pledge enclosed today: $______
___ Check enclosed*
___ I want to pay online with a credit card**
___ I will pay with my bank’s online bill payer***
___ Check here if you wish your donation to remain anonymous. (The amount is always confidential.)
*Paying by check?
Please make checks payable to Kol HaLev and mail with the completed donation form, (download form here) to: Kol HaLev Treasurer, 2245 Warrensville Ctr Rd #215, University Hts, OH 44118.
**Paying (online) by credit card?
- Go to kolhalev.net/pay_simple and click the link to our secure payment site.
- Once there, you may log into your account if you have one, or just "click here to pay now" (left side of screen).
- In the first section of the online form (Order Information):
Select "Donation to Fall 2016 Fundraising Campaign" from the drop down menu next to "I am paying for.” Enter your donation amount in the next box below.
- If your payment is part of a larger pledge: Let us know what your total pledge will be in the “Any other details to share” box. Then, enter only today’s payment total in the “Payment amount” box (in the Payment Information section). To fulfill your pledge over several payments, you can set up a recurring payment of today’s “Payment amount” by selecting “Payment plan” from the drop down menu next to “Recurs.”
***Paying with your bank’s online bill payer?
Please make checks payable to Kol HaLev using the address 2245 Warrensville Center Road #215, University Heights, OH 44118, and the phone number 216-320-1498. On the memo line, please note “Fall '16”, the $ amount of your intended total pledge (if this first payment is a partial), and “Anonymous” if you wish your donation to remain anonymous.
Did you know: More of your donation stays with Kol HaLev if you pay by check! You are welcome to make your donation in the way most comfortable and convenient for you; please note that Kol HaLev pays a fee for transactions processed through PaySimple, plus applicable credit card fees.
Kol HaLev is a 501(c)(3) charity under U.S. tax code. Donations are tax-deductible subject to IRS rules and reporting requirements.