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

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Want to mail us a check? Download and print the contributions form here.



Ways to give:  

Annual Fund: Contributions to our Annual Fund sustain all our ongoing activities and expenses. They include all our employee salaries, including that of our Rabbi, Education Director and Hebrew School Teachers, and our 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: Contributions to our Social Justice Fund support our efforts to Repair the World (Tikkun Olam). They help us 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 those 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. Download and print an order form for a commemorative granite paver. 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.

Amazon Smile. When you shop on Amazon through the Amazon Smile program, Amazon will donate .5% of the purchase price to Congregation Shir Shalom, Woodstock Area Jewish Community (WAJC). You must start at for the purchases. Using a bookmark or installing the Amazon assistant can help you remember to begin your shopping from the right place. Once you have signed up and indicated WAJC as your charity, your Amazon dashboard will show you how much you have donated through the program.

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