Chanukah Gift Giving

Do you have family or friends looking to give you a meaningful gift this Chanukah? Consider suggesting a gift toward building and sustaining Nehar Shalom. Please see suggested invitation below and feel free to make use of some or all of the suggested text in a note to family and friends this Chanukah. Of course, you too can make a donation to Nehar Shalom in honor of a loved one this season!


Dear [name],

You have probably heard me mention a community that is very important to me – the Nehar Shalom Community Synagogue. Nehar Shalom is a growing community in which members turn to one another to build relationships, deepen spiritually, engage in Jewish learning, and grow a Jewish community — and a wider world — of greater justice and peace.

Nehar Shalom is in a moment of growth and transition as our founders, Rabbi Victor and Mieke, will be retiring from their leadership roles this coming July. This transition is an impetus for community members, like me, to reflect on the importance of this community and to look toward sustaining the community going forward. This coming Chanukah, would you consider making a donation in my honor to this synagogue that has been, and continues to be, so meaningful to me?

Thank you,

[Your name]