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Membership  5780

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Membership & Community Letter of Anshei Shalom for 5780 (2019-20)

Dear Kahal HaKadosh

Another year, has gone by. As we enter our 17th year, it is again time to ask for your much needed support of our Kehillah for the coming year.

The very nature of Beith Hamedrash finances is always precarious. We have to strive to remain relevant and necessary for the people we serve and pray that the Kehillah will respond by providing the support we need to continue.

We continue to allocate close to 33% of our budget to educational related activities. In addition, we have commitments to the Rabbi, the Rabbi’s flat, to the rental of our space in SJWS and the provision of subsidies towards our events.

During 5779, we have experienced some concerning trends: we have had less support for our daily minyanim and attendance at learning events has been down, with some notable exceptions particularly with regards to ladies learning. We are always challenged. In addition to the usual migration issues we have always contended with, we are faced with the impact of an uncertain Brexit outcome. During the year we lost over 10% of our regular attendees to migration related events, which has not been met by a commensurate inflow.

Under the continuing stewardship of Rabbi Fhima, the strength and warmth of our services and programmes are enhanced by the commitment and energy which so many of our membership bring to the Kehillah on a daily and weekly basis.

We also remain very supportive both morally and financially of the development of the Camden and Westminster Eruvim and are optimistic that these will materialise in some form over 5780.

The launch of our 5780 Calendar in the next few weeks will provide a foretaste of our activities for the coming year.

We know that there has been a surge of funding campaigns in the past 6 months, all worthy causes. However, we are your ‘home’. You can help support us by renewing or joining our Membership programme, or if you are already a member, consider upgrading your Membership level. Also, please do continue to participate in our sponsorship opportunities (for Qiddushim and learning etc.) to mark events and milestones in yours and your family’s lives. These actions are important financial contributions and demonstrate your commitment to Anshei Shalom and keep us, your voluntary committee, motivated to strive further.

Please find all forms on our web site: http://www.anshei-shalom.com/membership

As we go forward into 5780, we ask that you reflect on where you give your Ma’aseh/charity obligations and demonstrate an increased commitment to Anshei Shalom.

On behalf of the whole Kehillah, we would like to thank you for your continued support of Anshei Shalom over the past years and to wish you and your family only S’machoth and Berachoth for 5780.

Tizku l’shaniim raboth.

 

With warmest regards

 

For and on behalf of the Committee of Anshei Shalom:

Raphael Cohen

David Elias - Treasurer

Bob Hayim - Chairman​​​​​​​

Aaron Nejad

Andrew Renton – Joint Trustee

Marc Touboul

 

Tue, 15 October 2019 16 Tishrei 5780