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Our beloved temple is sustained by the kindness of our members and friends. There are so many ways that you can help our community and our cause. Thank you for considering these ways to give:

Donate Online - You may contribute online safely and securely, and you will receive an acknowledgement via U.S. mail for your tax returns. You can use a credit card ($25 minimum donation) using Paypal without having a Paypal account. See below for "Donate" button; link takes you to Temple Emanu-El PayPal payment page.

Cornerstone Society – Join over 70 temple households in voluntarily raising your annual dues as Benefactors ($11,000), Pillars ($5,500), Sustainers ($3,300) and Innovators (under age 50 - $550 in addition to dues). Members of the society receive special benefits and invitations, plus the gratitude of a most thankful congregation.

Estate Giving - We hope you will consider naming the temple in your will in support of our Endowment Fund. You can leave behind a lasting legacy, and support Jewish continuity for years to come. Please click here.

Charitable Gift Annuity - With a charitable gift annuity, you can make a gift to the temple and earn phenomenal interest for as long as you live. The interest rate varies by age, but it is usually 8-10 percent. It is a most secure and tax-advantaged way to give and invest. 

General Fund – this gift may be in memory of, in honor of, in appreciation of, or for the speedy recovery of a friend or loved one. Please include their address if they are to receive notice.

Designated Giving - You can designate your gift to one of a many different funds and programs at temple. Simply send your check to temple earmarked toward any of these worthwhile funds:

  • Rabbi Brenner Glickman's Discretionary Fund
  • Rabbi Michael Shefrin's Discretionary Fund
  • Eunice Cohen Religious School Scholarship Fund
  • Prayerbook Fund
  • Fine Family Camping Fund
  • Endowment Fund
  • Opher Library Fund
  • Reserve for Capital Repairs and Replacement
  • Cemetery Fund
  • Peck Scholar-in-Residence Fund
  • Marvin Spindler Fund (in support of the general fund)
  • General Fund

Please send checks to Temple Emanu-El, 151 McIntosh Road, Sarasota, FL 34232. If you have any questions, please contact 941-371-2788 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Donate Online

You may contribute online safely and securely, and you will receive an acknowledgement via U.S. mail for your tax returns. You can use a credit card ($25 minimum donation) using Paypal without having a Paypal account.  In the comments section of PayPal, be sure to designate your donation to the fund of your choice.