EMJC Stained Glass Window Project

Help us repair our 90 year old Stained Glass Windows and preserve an Historic Brooklyn Synagogue
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East Midwood Jewish Center - EMJC
Art
Brooklyn, New York
United States
2 Team Members

Since 1924, the East Midwood Jewish Center has been a source of meaning and inspiration for thousands of people around the world.
 
Our home, an historic Renaissance Revival building on Ocean Avenue in Brooklyn is on the National Register of Historic Places.  The sanctuary is capped with a magnificent stained glass dome and twelve three-storied tall stained glass windows, each panel exquisitely depicting one of the original 12 Tribes of ancient Israel.
 
The Dome and the two largest windows, which have suffered tremendously over decades and recent storms, are currently under repair with the help of a matching grant.
 
In ancient Israel, there was a biblical tradition of crowd-funding, where every adult, rich or poor, younger or older, would contribute half a "shekel" for the maintenance of the Wilderness Sanctuary. The one day each year when we remember that age-old custom fell on February 9, 2013 and is called Shabbat Shekalim - the Sabbath of Shekels.
 
We are asking you to help us keep this treasure in Brooklyn safe and sound. We are asking for some of your "Shekels".

Whether you were bar mitzvah'ed or married here, whether you have been in the building only once, or maybe you just appreciate the sort of elegant craftsmanship which is becoming increasingly rare in our days, we need your help - now. Please donate whatever you can towards this urgent project - before our matching grant expires.

With your tax-deductible help, we will be able to save, restore, and proudly maintain some of the most beautiful and meaningful stained glass windows - anywhere - for generations to come.
 
Michael Sucher, Larry Isaacson, Presidents, EMJC

 

GET A HOLD OF US - WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

         Contact Michael Sucher (President):

  • msucher@emjc.org (via email)

         Contact Larry Isaacson (President):

  • larry@officesalesusa.com (via email)

 

HOW TO SHARE THIS WITH THE WORLD?!

The best way to help is to share this very page with your family, friends, and co-workers!

 

WHAT IF I JUST WANT TO DONATE?!

The best way to donate is at http://www.emjc.org/about/donations.html 

 

Be A Star -  PLEASE DONATE  TODAY

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  • $1USD
    Our grateful appreciation

    Really !!!

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  • $18USD
    Our Blessings

    and our grateful appreciation !

    4 claimed

  • $36USD
    Four MP3 Downloads

    Fantastic Ladino (Spanish-Jewish) Songs performed by "Alamazal," consisting of our beloved Cantor, Sam Levine, Marjorie Sanua and other great friends of our synagogue.

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  • $75USD
    Custom-made Kippa

    A completely custom-made Kippa, hand-crocheted by renowned artist, our own Aliza Avital, with your name around the top!

    5 out of 10 claimed

    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $75USD
    Lost Synagogues of Brooklyn

    A copy of the remarkable book, "The Lost Synagogues of Brooklyn", by our long time member and photographer, Ellen Levitt.

    2 claimed

    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $100USD
    A great CD and 2 Invitations

    Two invitations to the formal dedication of the Newly refurbished stained glass dome and windows in our Sanctuary on a date TBA, and an incredible CD by contemporary Jazz great, Ben Lapidus, featuring his groundbreaking Afro-Latin take on Jewish liturgical music. Ben, a long time member of EMJC has brought great "Jazz to Brooklyn" with his ongoing series of world class music at EMJC.

    4 out of 100 claimed

    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $350USD
    A "Magical" Star of David

    A truly once-in-a-lifetime gift - A "Star of David" lovingly fabricated from the rare, 90 year old stained glass in our sanctuary, each one unique, with silver bale, matted and suitable for framing, or wearing as a pendent, together with a signed certificate of authenticity and two invitations to the formal dedication of the newly refurbished stained glass dome and windows in our Sanctuary on a date TBA.

    4 claimed

    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $500USD
    A "Leaf" on the Tree of Life

    An inscribed Leaf on our "Tree of Life", which will be indefinitely on display in our Center's Lobby, memorializing or honoring the person or family of your choice, and two invitations to the formal dedication of the newly refurbished stained glass dome and windows in our Sanctuary on a date TBA.

    4 claimed

  • $1,000USD
    A Pin, A Star & 2 Invitations

    A unique EMJC Lapel Pin, showing our deep appreciation for your support, with an unmatched, elegant "Star of David" stained glass pendant, and two invitations to the formal dedication of the newly refurbished stained glass dome and windows in our Sanctuary on a date TBA

    1 claimed

  • $1,500USD
    Private Concert by our Cantor

    A private one-hour concert by our Cantor, Sam Levine (with keyboard accompaniment) at your next special event, anywhere in NYC on a mutually convenient date and two invitations to the formal dedication of the newly refurbished stained glass dome and windows in our Sanctuary on a TBA.

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  • $2,500USD
    Private Dinner with our Rabbi

    A private conversation for two with our Rabbi, Dr. Alvin and Miryom Kass on any Judaic Topic, over dinner at Pardes, in Brooklyn, and two invitations to the formal dedication of the newly refurbished stained glass dome and windows in our Sanctuary on a date TBA.

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