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.

Fund contributions may be made TWO ways:

2: RETURN FORM: Download a Donation Formcomplete and return to:

The Emanuel Synagogue: Accounts Receivable, 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 to operations each year. The principal grows as donations are added, ensuring a gift to the synagogue 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 income generated is used for general purposes where need is the 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 dedicated purpose.

For more details and a current list of endowment funds click: 2018 Emanuel Endowment Report

Other Ways to Give at The Emanuel

Kol Nidre Annual Giving Appeal: An annual member appeal 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 made online.

Aim Chai: An endowment campaign to strengthen and sustain the Greater Hartford Jewish community. Aim Chai is a collaboration among: 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

Gift Cards: A variety of options available, easier than shopping in – store, while supporting the synagogue with % back, at no additional cost to you. Click Here, for details and to download an order form. Cards also may be purchased at the Synagogue at: Sisterhood & Brotherhood meetings and events, and Sundays at the Religious School entrance.

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