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Shared Sacred Partnership Commitment 2022-23

Thank you for your previous commitments to BJBE and our Shared Sacred Partnership (SSP). We appreciate every gift that we have received and the generosity of our members. 

We are excited to share with your our reimagined SSP levels that include benefits. While our new Sustainer level reflects the amount needed per household to cover our operating costs, as well as provide services and programming to our congregational community, commitments above sustaining recognize our need to provide for our future, for scholarship, and for our core values.

We are deeply grateful for your continued dedication and generosity. 

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If you have more loved ones to be remembered, please contact Caryn Blomquist at cblomquist@bjbe.org or 847.940.7575.

BJBE SHARED SACRED PARTNERSHIP


Thank you for your previous commitments to BJBE and our Shared Sacred Partnership (SSP). We appreciate every gift that we have received and the generosity of our members. Our new Sustainer level ($4,600) reflects the amount needed per household to cover our operating costs, as well as provide services and programming to our congregational community. Gifts above sustaining recognize our need to provide for our future, for scholarship, and for our core values; please know that your gift allows BJBE to thrive. Additionally, to ensure that we can continue offering this innovative membership model, we are asking that all BJBE households make a minimum Community-level SSP commitment of $1,800. We encourage each household to choose from several commitment levels that are affordable, represent a meaningful commitment to the synagogue, and address our ongoing financial sustainability. 

We understand that you may have questions about what these changes mean for you and your family, and we welcome the opportunity to speak with you. Please be in touch with our Executive Director, Chime Costello, with any questions. This community is a beautiful and inspiring place because it is where we come together to share our gifts and cultivate a sense of belonging, and we recognize that the future of BJBE depends on your generosity. 


 

SHARED SACRED PARTNERSHIP COMMITMENT LEVELS

 
GUARDIAN | $12,600+   VISIONARY | $18,000+   LEGACY | $36,000+

Generosity at these levels provides for lasting initiatives and strengthens our BJBE community. To ensure that BJBE continues to be a leader in the Jewish community, we need to support and expand our capacity to create, meet the moment, and safeguard our building and values for future generations. These levels include:
 
an invitation to recognition gatherings, High Holy Day tickets for entire household,
three additional HHD ticket sets, High Holy Day reserved seats & parking
JLC tuition, annual security fee
 
Ten percent of giving at these levels will be directed to our new Faith, Courage, Wisdom Fund. The fund supports bold, new opportunities and initiatives, makes it possible to cultivate innovation and champion our core values, and brings our community together in extraordinary ways.

 
STEWARD | $7,200+ (recognition level for commitments between $7,200-$11,599)
 
Generosity at this level inspires a culture of giving, provides scholarship, and allows BJBE to invest in its five core values: Torah, Avodah, G’milut Chasadim, Community, and Israel. This level includes:
 
an invitation to recognition gatherings, High Holy Day tickets for entire household,
two additional HHD ticket sets, High Holy Day reserved seats & parking
JLC tuition, annual security fee

 
ANCHOR | $5,400+ (recognition level for commitments between $5,400-$7,199)

Committing at this level recognizes our need to provide for our future and supports expansive and creative
experiences for our community. This level includes:

 
an invitation to recognition gatherings, High Holy Day tickets for entire household,
additional HHD tickets $100/set, JLC tuition, annual security fee

 
SUSTAINER | $4,600+ (recognition level for commitments between $4,600-$5,399)

Committing at this level enables BJBE to continue operating our synagogue, events and programming, and sustaining our community and spiritual home. This level includes:
 
an invitation to recognition gatherings, High Holy Day tickets for entire household,
additional HHD tickets $200/set, JLC tuition, annual security fee

 
PARTNER | $3,600+ (recognition level for commitments between $3,600-$4,599)

Committing at this level supports BJBE’s community, programming, and supports our five core values:
Torah, Avodah, G’milut Chasadim, Community, and Israel.

 
High Holy Day tickets for entire household, additional HHD tickets $300/set, 
annual security fee of $230
 
JLC FAMILIES
tuition for grades K-2 is $200/child
tuition for grades 3-6 is $700/child
tuition for grades 7-10 is $400/child
tuition for grades 11-12 is $180/child
 
 
COMMUNITY | $1,800 (for commitments between $1,800-$3,599)
 
A Community-level commitment is the minimum required for BJBE households. 
 
two High Holy Day tickets, additional HHD tickets $500/set, annual security fee of $230
 
JLC FAMILIES
tuition for grades K-2 is $300/child
tuition for grades 3-6 is $1,200/child
tuition for grades 7-10 is $500/child
tuition for grades 11-12 is $180/child

 
ASSOCIATE | $720
To qualify for an Associate-level membership, you must be members in good standing at another congregation and/or reside out-of-state. Households are not eligible for JLC and High Holy Day tickets are not included.

 
SSP commitments may fall in any of the ranges provided. 
An initial payment of 25% of your commitment and fees (including tuition) is due by July 31st. If you have not made arrangements for monthly or quarterly payments, the remainder of your balance is due by December 31st. Tuition is included with commitments at the Sustainer level and above.
I will contact Larisa (Lrozman@bjbe.org) to learn how to use this option.

You may wish to make your commitment with stock or mutual funds which have appreciated (and which you have held onto for more than one year). You will receive a full charitable deduction for your gift, and also bypass the capital gains tax.
I will contact Larisa (Lrozman@bjbe.org) to learn how to use this option.

An IRA charitable contribution allows you to make a tax-free gift from your individual retirement account (IRA). Each year, individuals 72 years of age or older must take a required minimum distribution (RMD) from their IRAs. Typically, that distribution is taxed. If you meet the age requirement and are in a position to make a gift, you may transfer money directly from your IRA to Congregation BJBE 100% income tax-free. The maximum amount that can be transferred and excluded from your taxable income under this law is $100,000 annually. Note there is no charitable deduction for the gift but, the amount transferred can be counted toward your RMD.
This electronic signature shall be considered as an original signature for all purposes.
If applicable, by signing I am authorizing BJBE to charge my credit card or auto withdraw at the schedule indicated below for the entire balance on my account for the 2021-2022 year. If you have questions about your balance, please contact the office at 847.940.7575.
Thank You! Your check can be:
Mailed to Congregation BJBE, 1201 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield, IL 60015
Dropped off to Larisa Rozman at BJBE

Thu, December 8 2022 14 Kislev 5783