Ways to Give
Your gift to JRC supports the congregation’s unique work in building community, healing the world, and providing a warm, welcoming spiritual home in Reconstructionist Judaism.
There are many ways to give to JRC, all of which are fully tax deductible.
Use our online form to make a gift to JRC by ACH transfer or Credit Card, or you may fill out the form and send in a check. Rounding up your gift to defray credit card charges provides the full value of your gift to JRC!
If you would like make a recurring gift to JRC to be paid monthly, quarterly, or annually, please indicate that in the notes section of our online form. JRC’s staff will contact you and arrange for the recurring gift.
Tribute or Memorial
You may also use the online form to make a gift to JRC in honor of a person or occasion. The online form provides for gifts in honor of or in memory of someone or of a special occasion. Please put information about how you would like the tribute or memorial to appear in the notes section of the form, or please note that you would like JRC’s staff to contact you about the tribute.
Recognizing JRC with a charitable bequest in your will is an excellent way to sustain the work of JRC’s spiritual community. On this page please see some of the frequently-asked questions relating to including JRC in your bequest, or you may contact JRC’s executive director about the best way to set up your gift.
Circle of Chai
JRC members who provide an annual donation of $1,000 or more above membership and religious school dues are eligible to participate in the Circle of Chai. The congregation celebrates this group of committed JRC community-builders with an annual recognition event.
Pillars of Chai
In 2007, JRC’s commitment to tikkun olam took the form of a remarkable commitment to building the world’s first LEED Platinum-certified religious building, expressing the congregation’s belief in the primacy of environmental protection as a Jewish value. JRC’s eighteen spiritual values were physically embedded in the eighteen caissons, or pillars, sunk into the ground under the new building, that literally and figuratively support the congregation. In 2017 the last stages of campaign for JRC’s future, called the Pillars of Chai campaign, kicked off, to retire the debt that supported the construction of this remarkable building. Today the Pillars of Chai campaign is more than 90% complete, your donations to the campaign can help the congregation retire the building loan.
The JRC Gala
Each Spring, JRC’s families come together for the year’s most important fundraising event in an evening of music, fun and community, with auctions on community-based and donated items such as restaurant gift certificates, food and drink gifts, and travel and entertainment packages. To become an underwriter of JRC’s annual event or to inquire about donating goods from your local business to this worthy fundraising event – and put your generosity on display for more than 400 local families – please see the listing of ways to participate.
Each December JRC volunteers come together to call all members of the congregation in a focused fundraising event that also helps to cement the ties of our community.
Gifts of securities offer significant tax advantages for the donor and are easy to make. These gifts can be used for a specific commitment to JRC or for all of your obligations for the year.