Shir Tikvah members are willing
to invest so much of their time, talent,
and treasure to build this community.
Can you put into words why you give
and what you get out of it?
It is important for members to invest in the community as this strengthens the bonds of fellowship that sustain the congregation.
My way of giving to the Shir Tikvah community is through my musical involvement with the choir and in playing Kol Nidre. The music we sing for the High Holidays and throughout the year adds depth to the services beyond the text.
I give because I get. Individuals should give AT LEAST as much as they get.
Shir Tikvah is far and away our largest annual contribution in money, and in time it ranks second only to (maybe) various school organizations. We do it because it's central to our identity as a Jewish family, and because we find good friends and good times at Shir Tikvah.
A sense of connection, of belonging, of support. I was so moved after my Dad died and the congregation consoled me at services.
Shir Tikvah is my congregational family. I have been a member for well over 20 years and have a sense of belonging. Giving my time and effort is my way of showing my appreciation. I receive love and respect, as well as music, which feeds my soul. I love the children and can see their investment in the future of the congregation.
Shir Tikvah is an easy, effective way for me to make a difference in the community and, ultimately, the world. I derive great satisfaction out of knowing that I'm part of a community that truly is having a positive impact on the world.
It's not only an open arms community, it's an open minded community and an open heart community.
-Noreen (Beanie) Fisher
I give primarily because it is an organization that I feel improves my quality of life and from what I can tell, the lives of many others in the congregation.
It feels good to be a part of this community and I believe in the work that I do. There's a joy found in connecting with people that is really only found upon rolling up one's sleeves and setting to a task at hand.
What makes Shir Tikvah special to me is having a congregation and friends to come to if needed. -Zander Edelman