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There is no such thing as a ‘small act’


Shir Shalom depends on gifts of the heart. Voluntary gifts make up 100 percent of our annual operating budget. As an entirely "no dues or fees" congregation, we rely on the generosity of our community members and guests to ensure that our congregation continues to be an intergenerational, diverse community open to all who aspire to live a rich, fulfilling Jewish life.

We ask that you give from your heart and know that your contribution has a real impact on our current and future existence and the wealth of programs and services we provide.

We do all of this by funding our religious services, salaries, a full-service Hebrew school for over 40 students, and our building, solely on donations and volunteer work. We are a 501(c)(3) religious organization and contributions are deductible to the full extent of the law.

We are grateful for your support.

To donate with a check, please make it out to WAJC and mail it to

PO Box 526
Woodstock, VT  05091

If you would like, you can include a contribution form with your check.  Download and print the contributions form here.

To make a recurring monthly or one-time online donation, click to do so via PayPal or Debit/Credit Card

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Ways to give:  

Annual Fund: Contributions to our Annual Fund sustain all of our ongoing activities and expenses. They include our employee salaries, including that of our Rabbi, Education Director and Hebrew School Teachers, and Administrative Support Staff. It is, simply, the fund that keeps the lights on and maintains financial vitality. Please give generously to it. While contributions to our Annual Fund are a priority and are needed to meet our budget, there are additional ways to support our activities:

Endowment Fund: Our Endowment Fund helps ensure that we will continue to be able to offer all of our programs and services to the region’s extended Jewish family for now and in the future! Contributing to our Endowment Fund, from which a portion of earnings but not principal is available to support the congregation each year, helps to guarantee our future.  

Building Maintenance Fund: Our building on Route 4, west of Woodstock village, was acquired in 1997. Its beautiful sanctuary was opened in July 2003. Contributions to our Building Maintenance Fund allow us to continue to maintain and improve the environmental impact of our original Farmhouse that houses our Hebrew School and our Sanctuary as well as other structures.

Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund: Contributions to our Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund provide Rabbi Haigh with resources which she uses to support members of our community in need, along with additional needs for both Shir Shalom and the greater community.

Rabbinic Fund: This Fund is dedicated to insuring that our Congregation has the financial ability to attract and retain a spiritual leader who can teach us how to be Jewish in rural central Vermont. 

Social Justice Fund: Until further notice, all donations to this fund will be transferred to our temporary Israel Recovery Fund.  If you would like your funds to be allocated differently, please contact Please join us in our work to Repair the World (Tikkun Olam). The funds help us to create a more just and equitable community locally and to support national efforts of Tikkun Olam.

Education Fund: Our full-service religious school is tuition free for all families who want their children to learn about and embrace Judaism. Contributions to our Education Fund help to support the salaries of our Hebrew School Director, teachers, and programs.

Pavers. They can be engraved in loving memory of, in celebration of, or in honor of an important event or person in your life. $100.00 per paver includes engraving.

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