Giving Societies

Shaare Emeth’s Giving Societies

Our Congregation deeply appreciates the members of our giving societies. Those who are able to give at these levels play a vital role in making our programming and services available to our congregational family and the greater community. 

For more information or to inquire about joining one of our giving societies, contact Beth Kodner.

Shaare Emeth’s Emet Society

For more than 150 years, our name, Shaare Emeth or “Gates of Truth” when translated from Hebrew, has served as our guiding light, our foundation. The word, Emet or “truth”, was selected to reflect the importance that these significant contributions will have, allowing us to maintain our traditions and innovate for the future, this year, and for generations to come.

A unique benefit of the Emet Society is that these one-time yearly gifts are all-inclusive. The generous support of these donations includes support for all congregational fundraisers throughout the year.

$50,000 $36,000 $25,000 $18,000

Heart & Soul Sponsorship

16 Tickets/2 Tables

8 Tickets/1 Table
6 Tickets
2 Tickets

FUN Raiser (Listed as a Sponsor)

8 Tickets & Listing
8 Tickets
6 Tickets
2 Tickets

Emet Society Tributes


Quarterly Updates from the President

Listed as Annual Appeal Contributor

Listed in Book of Memory

Opportunity to sit on the Bima during High Holidays

Private Events with Scholars-in-Residence

L’Dor VaDor Emet Society

Shaare Emeth is fortunate to have many multi-generational families, who may choose to collectively join the Emet Society. If your family is interested in making an Emet Society contribution, please contact Craig Neuman.

Shaare Emeth’s Ner Tamid Society

Once you have committed to our sustaining membership responsibility level, we invite you to join the Ner Tamid Society for an additional pledge.

Ner Tamid – the eternal light – was chosen to represent our plus giving program because the Ner Tamid is such an important part of the Temple. The sanctuary is the heart of the temple and the Ner Tamid is the heart of the sanctuary. The flame symbolizes God’s presence in our lives. By being a Member of the Ner Tamid Society, you play a crucial role in our ability to tend to this flame now and for generations to come. Becoming a Ner Tamid member of Shaare Emeth represents a conscious choice to carry an added share of the responsibility to ensure the continuing, successful, and vibrant operation of our synagogue.

Ner Tamid Members At All Giving Levels Are…

  • Recognized in the Temple Bulletin and on our interactive kiosks.
  • Invited to special receptions, president’s update session, and other activities at the Temple.
  • Given tribute credits based on giving level.
Ner Tamid Society Additional Giving Levels

Flame of Honor

$500 – $1,999
3 Tributes

Flame of Gratitude

$2,000 – $3,999
5 Tributes

Flame of Joy

$4,000 – $6,999
7 Tributes

Flame of Goodness

$7,000 – $9,999
10 Tributes

Flame of Generosity

$10,000 – $15,000
15 Tributes

Also explore our Natan Circle Giving Society for members who have made a legacy commitment to Congregation Shaare Emeth.

Winter Weather: January 14, 2024

Religious School Canceled

Due to the predicted weather forecast for Sunday, January 14, all Sunday Religious School programming has been canceled. We appreciate your understanding and support. The temple offices and our religious school will reopen on Tuesday, after the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday.