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"It's not what one says, but rather what one does, that makes all the difference in the world." - Pirkei Avot

We greatly appreciate your support. Please select which fund you would like to make a donation to below.

General Fund

Donations to this fund support our programs along with general operations.

High Holiday Donation

Donations to this fund enable us to offer High Holiday services free of charge.

Sustain our Future Fund

Invest in the future of Shaarei Shamayim for years to come. Read more about our campaign here.


Rabbi Discretionary Fund

Our rabbi confidentially supports people in need through the use of this fund.

Children's Education Fund

This scholarship fund ensures that all of our students will be able to receive a Jewish education.

Social Action Fund

Our members prepare and serve lunch to Madison's homeless population. Donations help defray the cost of the food for this meal.


Special Events Fund

This fund allows us to bring special guests (Jewish musicians, guest rabbis, scholars) and to hold larger-scale events (Shabbatonim) for the whole congregation.

Life Cycle Donation

Individuals can make donations to honor or remember loved ones with this fund.

Judith Zukerman Kaufman Fund

This fund, in memory of Judith Zukerman Kaufman, supports Shaarei Shamayim's ritual and educational programs.


Kiddush Donation

Our members and their families can sponsor a Kiddush for our Shabbat services.

Jewish Renewal Events Fund

This fund supports programs with a focus on Jewish Renewal.

Torah Maintenance/Sacred Books Fund

Donations are used for Torah maintenance and ritual book purchases. For donations of $54 and above a bookplate will be inserted into a prayer book.


Israel/Palestine Education Fund

Donations are used to support programming for the "Reconstructionists Expanding Our Conversation on Israel/Palestine" series, a project of six Reconstructionist congregations.

Reframing Israel Curriculum Fund

Donations support a curriculum created by Rabbi Laurie that moves away from standard approaches to Israel education and proposes a different framework for teaching about Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read more here.

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