Mezuzah Campaign Update
We’ve exceeded our financial goal, but why stop now? There are still several doorposts to be dedicated. It’s not too late for you to participate.
This very meaningful campaign, which was announced at the Annual Meeting on May 31, 2018, has raised more than $30,000. To date, 59 congregants and friends of Adath have participated in this fundraiser that has, at its core, a truly spiritual purpose.
As we know, in Deuteronomy 6:9, G-d instructs us to write the Sh’ma on the doorposts of our homes which we do by placing mezuzot. Until this campaign was undertaken, only one mezuzah, albeit a very beautiful and significant one, had been installed on Adath’s front door. With the launch of the Mezuzah Campaign, we provided opportunities to sponsor mezuzot that would be affixed to the other doorposts that support our beautiful building.
The locations and type of mezuzah vary by level of sponsorship.
- Platinum – $1800
- Gold – $1018
- Silver – $613
- Bronze – $180
The mezuzot that have been installed on Platinum level doorposts are very special. They are cast from actual mezuzot left behind by Polish Jews when they were forced to leave their homes during the Holocaust. These unique and beautiful mezuzot not only bring a spiritual connection to Adath but also enhance and contribute to the beauty of our building.
The mezuzot on the Gold level doorposts were commissioned by Adath’s Design Committee. They were designed and crafted by hand to specifically reflect the unique beauty of the synagogue’s esthetic.
If you have not yet sponsored a mezuzah, we hope you will give this opportunity your support. To those of you who have sponsored a mezuzah, – todah rabah! We are extremely grateful to everyone who has helped us fulfill this important mitzvah.
A commemorative plaque, to be hung in the lobby of the building, is being created to recognize all campaign participants. We would be delighted for your name to be included.
For more information, please contact the Adath office either by phone on (609) 896-4977 or by email Hanina@adathisraelnj.org.