Find out more about our funds:
General Fund. Donations to this fund are used to offset consideration provided to members and offer special assistance to families in need. These contributions can be used to strengthen existing programs (Shabbat Services & Onegs) and underwrite free programs like Adult Education, Rabbi’s Lunch & Learn.
Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund. Over the years, the number of people aided by this fund has reached the hundreds. They include fellow congregants; homeless individuals and families; disaster victims locally, in Israel, and various social causes and institutions that are devoted to an inclusive vision inspired by our Jewish values.Donations may be made to commemorate joyous occasions, or in response to troubles or sorrow. All are acknowledged in writing by our staff and rabbi. When donations are given in someone’s honor, that person is also informed.
Building Fund. The building fund provides funds for upkeep, maintenance, and improvements to our building.
School Wish List. Donations to this fund help us underwrite programs for special needs students, allows us to purchase media and explore new training materials. We are also looking to upgrade technology used to support and deliver programming for students. There are additional art supplies and creative aids to further expand the ways we reach students. We also want to provide refreshments for the teachers, Madrichim, and room parents.
Music Wish List. Donations will help underwrite the future performances by our Lahakah, develop new music, purchase existing music, support expanded music offerings in our education program and build on our existing repertoire of dance and creative performance.
Samuel I. Andes Scholarship Fund. The Samuel I. Andes Scholarship Fund is a need-based fund for children whose families cannot afford to pay for their Jewish education at Shir Hadash. Our congregation strongly believes that all of our children should be able to attend our religious school and become Bar or Bat Mitzvah, even when financial circumstances make it difficult for their families to afford religious school tuition. Melanie and Fred Andes started this fund in memory of Fred’s great-uncle Samuel I. Andes, who was a staunch advocate of education, both religious and secular and they graciously continue to make donations.
There are even more funds available, so click the Donate button and check out all the ways you can help our community!
If you prefer to donate by check, you can send it to Shir Hadash Synagogue, 200 W. Dundee Road, Wheeling, IL 60090, with a note indicating the name of the fund and if it is in somebody’s honor or memory.