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The Shul Needs a New Water Heater!

$630 of $9,000 goal

Raised by 7 people in 21 months
Gil Godlewski
on behalf of Elaine Spencer

Congregation Sons of Israel, a shul located in rural Franklin County, PA (Chambersburg),was founded in 1840.  It flourished for many years, supported by a vibrant congregation of 65 families.  Due to changing demographics and time, our membership has dwindled to 28 families.  We are seeking funds to pay our Rabbi's salary of $21,000 per year.  He is available for Shabbat Services two times per month, High Holiday Services, Yom Hashoah Services, as well as most Jewish holidays and celebrations.  He presides over funerals and baby namings. For many years, the congregation has been the only Jewish presence in a 3 county area of southcentral Pennsylvania.  The water heater is slowly but surely declining in functionality.  This decreases the kitchen functionality, and with numerous events throughout the year requiring hot water, we want to keep our building up and going at the best rate possible!

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Update 2
Posted by Gil Godlewski
12 months ago
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To update everyone, we've discovered that our water heater is starting to kick the proverbial bucket. We need to update/replace it to keep the kitchen running. Thanks for your continued support!
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Update 1
Posted by Gil Godlewski
21 months ago
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Thank you so much to those who have donated! We appreciate your love and support so much. Please share this campaign with anyone who would be interested in preserving the Jewish presence in Franklin County!
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Steven Schwartz
21 months ago

Much appreciated Patti & Alan & Martina

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Steven Schwartz
21 months ago

Much appreciated Martina and Alan

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$630 of $9,000 goal

Raised by 7 people in 21 months
Created June 17, 2015
Gil Godlewski  
on behalf of Elaine Spencer
JP
$100
john L Patterson
12 months ago

It is better to have a new hot water heater than to curse cold water. . .

KO
$30
Kendra Ogden
13 months ago

I appreciated you allowing me to share an evening learning about the Jewish religion and traditions. I wish you all the best!

PS
$100
Paula Smith
18 months ago

Passing along my Blessings.

$100
JOHN PATTERSON
21 months ago

S.O.S. - SAVE OUR SHUL !

AF
$100
Alan Clifford Foster
21 months ago

I have many great memories of the Shul

MF
$100
Martina Fegan
21 months ago
$100
Patti Spencer
21 months ago
Steven Schwartz
21 months ago

Much appreciated Patti & Alan & Martina

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Steven Schwartz
21 months ago

Much appreciated Martina and Alan

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