Approximately half of South Hampstead Synagogue’s annual budget is covered by membership fees. The Synagogue relies for the balance on voluntary donations, often generously made by members at the time of a simcha or other significant life event.
The Synagogue has 3 main funds:
This fund is used to support the large number of activities the synagogue runs and is used mainly to subsidise activities for children and young people, including the Cheder.
GEMACH – Free Loan/Charity Fund
This Fund is used to support members of the community facing financial difficulty who are in need of assistance. Rabbi Shlomo & Rebbetzin Lynndy Levin and three lay members administer this Fund. They are the only ones who know who the recipients are and the support is given in an absolutely confidential way that retains the recipient’s’ dignity.
The Israel Fund is administered by a group of members who seek out little known Israel charities who do not have a presence or fund raising capacity in the UK. The recipients are carefully researched and a maximum of £5,000 is given to any one charity per annum. Some extraordinary and special projects in Israel have been the grateful recipients of this Fund.
There are many ways of giving to a community of which money is only one. If you would like to give of your time or talents please contact Rebbetzin Lynndy Levin.