Temple Shir Shalom is supported entirely by the dues and additional contributions of its members and friends. As with most synagogues, the total dues obligation of the entire membership covers only about 1/2 of the annual budget. The balance is made up from voluntary contributions in excess of the dues obligation, and fees for various activities (primarily Religious School tuition). 


The Rabbi, the congregation, and the Board of Temple Shir Shalom work hard to provide the very best environment possible for Reform Judaism in Gainesville, for the benefit of the community at large and for all who seek the warmth and comfort of a caring Reform congregation. As a member or friend, please consider engaging in this work by making a donation! Please contact the Temple office if you have any questions or would like to establish a scheduled payment plan for dues, tuition, or donations. If you are making a donation to the Sisterhood, please designate that in the Detail Box.

General Fund                          Day-to-day operating expenses and payroll

Religious School Fund            Special projects and programmatic expenses

Building Fund                         Improvement and non-routine maintenance

Rabbi's Discretionary Fund    Dispersed by Rabbi for charitable and Temple needs

Outdoor Enhancement           Grounds and garden special maintenance


Name Plate on Temple Memorial Board          $300

Name Plate Leaf on Tree of Life                        $100   

Name on Engraved Walkway Brick                  $ 72


Sponsor an Oneg Shabbat      Do-it-yourself" or give a $100 donation


In Honor of…                          Designate where donation is go to

In Memory of…                       Designate where donation is go to


May the memory of the departed be a blessing


It has long been considered a mitzvah to remember our departed loved ones by making charitable contributions in their names. Among the many possibilities for giving at Temple Shir Shalom and in our community, we respectfully offer the above suggestions.


You can click on the Donate Button above and indicate the intent of your donation. You can indicate "In memory of……."


Or you can write and mail a check. Be sure to indicate the intent of your donation.

If you make a donation by credit card, please consider adding 2% to defray our processing fee.