The "Preserving the Promise...Ensuring the Future" Capital & Endowment Campaign is like no other fundraiser you have seen before. It is to transform and renew the Merrick Jewish Centre by beautifying key areas throughout the building and substantially augmenting our existing endowment so we can ensure the future of the MJC. Our goal is to raise Three Million Dollars through pledges that can be paid out over time.
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Being members of the Merrick Jewish Centre has been central to our relationship as a couple. Rabbi Klein married us four years ago, and officiated our son's bris only a few short hours after returning from Israel. Mark has grown up at and celebrated some of the happiest and important moments of his life at the MJC and with the congregational family.
You may know that my wife Mary is a storyteller. One of the stories that she tells is about Honi the Circlemaker. It seems that Honi was out walking one day and came upon an old man planting a carob tree.
Honi approached the old man, “Why are you planting a carob tree that will take thirty years to bear fruit? You won’t live to enjoy it.”
As long time members of the Merrick Jewish Centre, we have grown to learn the importance of supporting Jewish community life. The one thing we cherish most is the relationships we have forged with so many wonderful people and the tremendous sense of community MJC conveys. MJC is the center of our Jewish lives and it needs to thrive for the generations to follow.
Since joining the Merrick Jewish Centre 8 years ago, it has provided our family with all that we could hope for in a congregation. Among other things, it has been a source of Jewish education for our children that is making a lasting impression, which will follow them throughout life.
A member recently asked if they would be able to pay their plege in the form of Appreciated Securities (usually stock which has gone up in price). The answer is Yes! Stock Donations are a great way to fulfill your pledge! With the stock market near all time highs, this is a good time to consider making the most tax efficient contribution possible to the Merrick Jewish Centre Capital Campaign. By donating stock held for more than one year, you receive the benefit of not paying capital gains tax plus a deduction for the full value of the stock donated. A num
In grateful appreciation, we thank our generous donors:
We are thrilled to announce that right before Rosh Hashanah, the MJC received a Quarter of Million Dollar Matching Challenge Grant!
New or Increased gifts of $1,800 or more are eligible. Please see details below, from the Letter to the Congregation distributed during the High Holidays:
September 2017 - Tishrei 5778