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Cornerstone Society

Cornerstone Members 10 Years Plus Recognized in 2019

Temple Emanu-El is a microcosm of the Jewish People in so many ways. We are committed to creating opportunities for social interaction among our members, through which our members can be supportive of each other in simcha and in sadness, in health and in illness. We are also committed to expressing ourselves as members of the Jewish People through active participation in the efforts and programs of the Jewish community, here and abroad. Our community seeks to reflect the values of Judaism by responding to emergency and ongoing needs of the general community, both physically and spiritually, by joining causes and encouraging dialogue with those who share our concerns and our aspirations.

For over sixty years Temple Emanu-El has provided a spiritual home to Reform Jews in the greater Sarasota area. In 1961 the Congregation purchased the 4.6 acres on McIntosh Road that houses our community today. These facilities have served generations of Jews who have joined together in the strengthening of their faith.

The financial stability and survival of Temple Emanu-El depends upon the generosity of individuals and families who have made the decision to donate to the synagogue in order to supplement the revenues that membership dues presently provide. To that end, we ask you to join with a group of congregants who have chosen to stand with us as we look to assure the future of our temple through a voluntary increase in our annual dues commitment.

We ask you to consider becoming a supporter of Temple Emanu-El, a level of philanthropy which brings with it a wealth of recognition and community appreciation that is appropriate for your commitment and kindness. But perhaps, the most rewarding aspect of your gift will be the knowledge that you have made your Temple’s survival a priority in your own life.


Because we believe you care deeply for your spiritual family here at Temple Emanu-El, we ask you to consider our requests in the spirit of philanthropy. Please make the decision to be strong and resolute. Let us strengthen each other through this commitment to future generations of Jews here in Sarasota.

As it is written in the Talmud, “May you be our link to the future and may your hope encompass all the generations to be.”

Members of our Cornerstone Society, who have chosen to voluntarily raise their annual dues to support Temple Emanu-El, receive special benefits and recognition. Maintenance Fund is waived for all Cornerstone levels listed below.

  • Chai $18,000
  • Benefactor $11,000
  • Partner $8,000
  • Pillar $5,500
  • Sustainer $3,300
Fri, June 5 2020 13 Sivan 5780