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Congregation Rodef Sholom is an ascendant sacred community that treasures the gifts of each of its members. Our team of staff, clergy and lay leaders strive to create transformational Jewish experiences for congregants of all ages. Wherever you feel inspired in our community: be it in our social hall feeding the hungry, in New Orleans doing serious tikkun olam work, claiming a verse of Torah on a trail in China Camp or at a late-night Shabbat unplugged songfest, Rodef Sholom is a kehillah kedosha, a holy community, that will both root your soul and help it to soar.
Our tax I.D. # is 94-6030040.
Jewish tradition compels us to give tzedakah to bring greater degrees of justice and righteousness to the world. Charitable giving is understood as a holy act. There are several ways to support Congregation Rodef Sholom:
Annual Giving (Tradition of Giving campaign)
Since Annual Membership Commitments only covers 65% of our annual operating expenses; members and friends of Rodef Sholom are encouraged to participate in the Tradition of Giving Campaign.
The easiest way to make a donation of securities is by way of DTC. To assure that your gift is received and properly credited, we ask that you please follow the instructions below:
a) Donor name and telephone number
2. If shares are to be delivered in certificate form, please deliver to the following person and include the donor's name:
3. Congregation Rodef Sholom will send an acknowledgment letter to the donor indicating the date that the shares were received and the exact value for the donor's tax purposes.
If you choose to designate your gift to a restricted fund, click here for a list of our designated funds.
Contribution from your retirement account
"Planned giving" is a term commonly used to describe a wide variety of giving vehicles that allow you to give to charity during your lifetime and/or after your death, while meeting your current income needs and providing for your heirs. Planned giving is typically done in conjunction with estate planning, and is a viable option for donors of all income levels.
Planned giving allows you to make larger gifts that you otherwise could out of your current assets. Depending on how a planned gift is set up, it may also let you receive a stream of income for life, earn higher investment yield, or reduce your capital gains or estate taxes.
Planned gifts often appeal to people who want to benefit a charitable organization but aren't certain how much of their assets they'll need for themselves during their lifetimes.