Synagogue and Rabbinic: 5782/2021 Guide to Conducting a High Holy Days Appeal

Message from Rabbinic Advisory Council Chairperson and National Director Israel Bonds Synagogue Division 

Following the War of Independence, Israel was in critical need of funds to build and strengthen the foundations of statehood. With no other place to turn Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion sought to engage Diaspora Jewry in building the reborn Jewish homeland through the sale of bonds, Israel bonds.

Fast forward 70 years and 46 billion dollars Israel is a modern state with an admired economy, still it will not immediately overcome the economic impacts of the pandemic nor will the emotional, physical, and structural impacts of recent Hamas rocket attacks be easily put behind.
 

As the sounds of the shofar blend into our High Holy Days prayers for a Corona virus-free world, peace on Israel’s borders, and an end to surging anti-Semitism, they also inspire us to STAND WITH ISRAEL through investments in Israel bonds.
 
This Guide to Conducting a High Holy Days Appeal provides all the necessary tools to conduct a highly successful appeal - one that will attract the participation of both returning and new investors.


WHY HOLD AN ISRAEL BONDS APPEAL ON THE HIGH HOLY DAYS?

SAMPLE BULLETIN ARTICLE 

PRE-APPEAL LETTER TO CONGREGATION FROM RABBI OR PRESIDENT

LETTER TO ACCOMPANY TRADITIONAL PAPER TAB CARD

SAMPLE APPEAL


SAMPLE LETTER INTRODUCING DIGITAL TAB-CARD/APPEAL

CONDUCTING THE APPEAL

THANK YOU LETTER TO APPEAL PARTICIPANTS

TALKING POINTS AND PRESENTATION THEMES

Can’t find what you are looking for?  Questions? Contact Rabbi Pasternak directly: m.pasternak@israelbonds.com or 212.446.5883.
 
Wishing a safe, happy, prosperous, and most of all healthy 5781 for you, your families and for Israel.

Rabbi Sam Klibanoff
Chairperson
Rabbinic Advisory Council
Rabbi Martin Pasternak
National Director
Synagogue Division