The 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. DONATE ONLINE
  2. For mail in: Download and complete a Donation Form, to be printed out and returned 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, & NAMED Endowment Funds, which include:

NON-RESTRICTED Named Funds: $1000 min. 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 min. 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: The Emanuel Endowment Report*
*updated report to be posted January 2021


Other Ways to Give:

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

Planned Legacy Giving: Menorah Society: Permanently displayed in the Synagogue Lobby honoring those who have left a legacy to The Emanuel Synagogue through a Will/Trust bequest, 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. Contact Joanne for details

Permanent Sanctuary Seats: Donation includes name plate designating your permanent Main Sanctuary seat 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