Gary D. Shapiro


As treasurer I would be remiss in not promoting our first annual raffle. As most of you know, our golf tournament has not taken place for the past two years. We have no other fundraising activities besides our Kol Nidre appeal. Every synagogue and most organizations have a raffle in addition to multiple fundraisers.

By selling all 1000 tickets priced at $125 each, we have an opportunity to net as much as $100,000 which will have a significant positive impact on our annual budget.

There is an $18,000 top prize with five additional prizes of $1800, $1080, $540, $360 and $180.

In addition to the obvious financial benefit of the raffle, it has been interesting observing the dynamics of all the volunteer canvassers and the commitment and devotion that so many have to our synagogue.

Office staff, clergy and members working together in a friendly, helpful and sometimes competitive manner has been quite interesting. We are lucky to have such a wonderful synagogue.

If you haven’t purchased tickets yet, please support your synagogue by calling Brenda at 514.481.7727 x235 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . If you are able to help us sell raffle tickets, please get involved immediately as there are only a few weeks left.  The raffle draw is Thursday, May 25th at 7:00 pm.