Would you like to congratulate someone on a job well done, a new baby or another simcha? Do you want to express your condolences to a friend or loved one? Is someone you know in need of get well wishes?
Temple Shalom has a brand new Tribute card program beginning January 1 for those life events, as well as many others.
Here is what Temple Shalom will offer:
1) A beautiful, redesigned Tribute card.
2) All Tributes are handled through the main office of the Temple.
3) Tributes can be purchased individually as needed, or in bulk (for a discount).
4) All checks will be processed within 30 days of receipt.
5) Tribute card will be mailed within 10 days of ordering.
6) Acknowledgements will appear monthly, based on the Menorah deadline.
7) Funds will be available at all times for their designated usage.
Here is how it will work:
1) Starting January 1, fill out a Tribute order form (available in the Temple office, on the Temple website, and attached to this document)
2) Attach a check exclusively for Tribute payment (checks cannot be combined with other Temple payments)—cash or checks only.
3) Send, or deliver, forms and accompanying check to: Tributes, 215 S. Hillside Avenue, Succasunna, NJ 07876-1098
4) Checks will be processed within 30 days of receipt; Tribute cards will be mailed within 10 days of ordering; acknowledgements will appear monthly, based on the monthly Menorah deadline.
5) Bulk ordering:
a) You may purchase 6 Tribute cards ahead of time (all cards must be for the same Tribute account) for the price of 5.
b) Payment is made at time of purchase (payment must be made by check and cannot be combined with other Temple payments—cash or checks only)
c) Bulk Tribute cards are filled out and mailed by purchasing congregant, not the Temple office.
Available General Tribute funds: Administration, Camp & Summer Scholarships, Cantor Barr’s Discretionary Fund, College Outreach, Family Programming, Food Pantry, Kitchen/Oneg, Library, Life Long Learning, Mitzvah/Caring, Music/Choir, NFTY Scholarships, Prayer Book Fund, Rabbi Levy’s Discretionary Fund, Religious School, Social Justice, Soup Kitchen, Synagogue Beautification Fund (formerly Building & Grounds), Temple Shalom Reads, Torah Fund, Youth Programs
*Donations can also be made to dedicated funds. For a list of those funds, please call Leslie Kallus in the Temple office 973-584-5666 ext. 3.
We are looking for volunteers to help fill out Tribute cards starting in January. If interested, please contact Leslie Kallus in the Temple office 973-584-5666, ext. 3.
Download a PDF of the Bulk Tribute Order Form by clicking here
Download a Word doc of the Bulk Tribute Order Form by clicking here
Download a PDF of the Single Tribute Order Form by clicking here
Download a Word doc of the Single Tribute Order Form by clicking here
MITZVAH MALL 2012/5773
ORDER YOUR MITZVAH MALL CARDS OR PURCHASE THEM IN PERSON!
SELLERS WILL BE HERE ON NOVEMBER 4 & 18, DECEMBER 2 & 9
Once again, the Social Action Committee of Temple Shalom has selected non-profits to be the beneficiaries of our 2012-5773 “Mitzvah Mall”. We asked them to provide us a list of specific items or services that they need help delivering. 100% of all donations go directly to the organization. Please participate this year with our returning charities, “The Community Soup Kitchen” and Freedom Horse. Their need is so great. We have also selected 2 new charities described below that provide services in our area.
As in the past, in return for each donation, you can select a greeting card made from recycled paper and an insert describing the charity and the work it does. New this year will be the availability of an e-mail version of the card and insert which can be previewed in November on the Temple Shalom website at tshalom.org You provide us the e-mail address we sign and send it out for you!!
Mitzvah Mall cards are a wonderful way to say thanks, wish someone a good holiday, acknowledge a good deed or just send a greeting. You can use the Mitzvah Mall cards in place of store bought cards and give a give a holiday gift that will truly make a difference. To participate in this program, donate a minimum of $2.00 for any tangible item or service to any of the organizations listed on the enclosed “Mitzvah Mall Order Form”. If you have any questions contact Barbara at 908-731-1210 or
The Community Soup Kitchen of Morristown. The CSK will continue to serve noontime meals to 300 men, women, and children a day. They also offer mental health, alcohol and substance abuse outreach. They distribute coats, sleeping bags, toiletries and emergency food relief; provide employment counseling, health screenings; HIV/AIDS testing and ESL classes. Their website is cskmorristown.org .
Freedom Horse Farm in Long Valley provides equine assisted services to those who have disabilities as well as those able bodied. Hippotherapy is where the horse is used as a treatment tool for physical, occupational and speech therapy. Those who would benefit from hippotherapy include Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Sensory Integration Disorders, and Traumatic Brain Injury/Strokes. They utilize the services of a physical therapist that can overlay a variety of motor tasks on the horse's movement to address the motor needs of each patient. The outcome is growth in gross motor ability such as sitting, standing, and walking. Their occupational therapists combine the effects of equine movement with other interventions for working on fine motor control, and functional daily living skills. Their website is freedomhorsefarmllc.com
Court Appointed Special Advocates Of Morris and Sussex Counties CASA volunteers are everyday citizens that judges appoint to advocate for the safety and well-being of children who have been removed from their homes due to parental abuse and neglect. They stand up for these children and are their voice in court to assure each child a safe, permanent and nurturing home. With a CASA volunteer, a child will spend less time in foster care and is more likely to be adopted. Their website is casamsc.org
Wounded Warrior Project The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members. Their program aims to help those who served our country overcome the physical, mental and emotional wounds they received while deployed. Their services are available for the newly injured or those on the path to recovery for awhile. WWP programs help returning service personnel gain confidence and establish connections with other returning soldiers. Their website is woundedwarriorproject.org
Download a PDF of the Mitzvah Mall Order Form by clicking here
Download a Word doc of the Mitzvah Mall Order Form by clicking here