Tikvat Israel Congregation

A Friendly, Participatory, Egalitarian Conservative Synagogue in Rockville, MD

Ways and Means

Purpose: Since dues and tuition only pay a portion of the cost of operating a synagogue community, the Ways and Means Committee was created to encourage voluntary giving. This work is crucial to our success in providing services that are necessary to maintain a full-service Congregation.

Activities (past and present): The primary vehicle for accomplishing this is the Chai Campaign, which is the congregation’s largest fundraiser each year. Volunteers for the Chai campaign work on publicity, publications, and direct solicitation. All work for the committee is a double mitzvah, since this work of unquestionable value to all program committees and it is, quite frankly, the kind of work many people are reluctant to do.

Seeking new members: Anyone interested in ensuring a thriving Congregation coupled with a sense of humor is encouraged to volunteer their time.

Contact:  John Melmed