Donate 3The Emanuel Synagogue is committed to providing our members with spiritual support, meaningful programs, and a beautifully well-maintained building. In addition to dues, annual giving is essential to the life of every synagogue, and your generous support is appreciated, and helps ensure that The Emanuel continue into the future.


Contributions may be made TWO ways:

1. ONLINE: Click to DONATE ONLINE
2: RETURN FORM: Download a Donation Form, complete and return to:

The Emanuel Synagogue: Donations, 160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford CT 06117


Endowment Funds:

By distributing a portion of the annual fund earnings, Emanuel Endowment supports synagogue operations. With over $2 million in principal, the Endowment distributes over $80,000 each year. The principal grows as donations are added, ensuring synagogue support year after year. Anyone may participate in endowment giving!

The Emanuel Endowment consists of the GENERAL Endowment, AND NAMED Endowment Funds, which include:

NON-RESTRICTED Named Funds: $1000 minimum contribution to establish. Income generated is used for general purposes where the need is greatest as determined by our Board of Trustees.

SPECIAL PURPOSE Named Funds: $5,000 minimum contribution to establish, payable over three years. Income generated is used for a special purpose.

For more details and a current list of endowment funds click: 2019 Emanuel Endowment Report


Other Ways to Give:

Kol Nidre Annual Giving Appeal: Made prior to the High Holy Days. Pledge cards are mailed with High Holy Day tickets to current members. Pledges may be made by returning the completed card OR online.

Aim Chai: An endowment campaign to strengthen and sustain the Greater Hartford Jewish community. A collaboration between: Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford, Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, The Emanuel, and 25 other partners. CLICK to read more.

Planned Legacy Giving: Will or Trust bequest, Designated or Donor Advised Fund, Life insurance, Charitable gift annuity or Retirement Asset; all support the future of the Jewish community and The Emanuel Synagogue. Contact Naomi.Kleinman@gmail.com

Gift Cards: A variety of options available, easier than shopping in – store, while supporting the synagogue, at no additional cost to you. Click Here, for details and to download an order form. Cards also may be purchased at designated Synagogue events and meetings.

Permanent Sanctuary Seats
Donation includes name plate designating your permanent seat in The Emanuel Sanctuary for all high holidays. For information and to reserve your favorite spot, contact: Lisa Lenkiewicz


Qualified Charitable Distribution:

“Qualified Charitable Distribution” (QCD), permits taxpayers age 70.5 years of age or older to make tax-free distributions to The Emanuel from any Individual Retirement Account (IRA) up to $100,000 per taxpayer, per tax year. CLICK for details