Family & Education Programs

Temple Sholom continues to flourish because of your philanthropy and vision. Investing in our school is the foundation for sustained growth.  We rely on your generous Tzedakah to provide Jewish values and educational experience that makes Temple Sholom a home for our children and families.

  • * Please do not use a "$" sign. A CRA charitable tax receipt will be issued for the full amount of your gift.

Here is a list of our most critical programs and what it costs to provide them:

• SPECIAL NEEDS ASSISTANT   $2,500
Our School strives to serve all of our families. Every year we have a few students with special needs that require certified Special Needs Educational Assistants.
The cost for each assistant can be as much as $2,500.

• FAMILY SHABBAT   $1,200
Once a month more than 100 parents, grandparents and children enjoy Shabbat dinner, an art project and a special Young Family Service with our Rabbis and songleader.
To keep the cost of this evening affordable for all families, the subsidy required is $1,200.

• SCHOOL TUITION SUBSIDY   $750
We don’t turn anyone away from a Jewish education because of financial need.
The cost of school tuition for one student is $750.

•HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING   $500
From East Side Jews to High Holy Day Children’s Services, families come from across the lower mainland to celebrate with Temple Sholom.
The cost of each of these programs can be as much as $500.

• OUTREACH   $250
Our outreach programs aim to bring our services to the places and people who need them most, including interfaith families, unaffiliated, seniors.
The cost of an outreach program is $250.

• YOUTH GROUP EVENTS   $100
Temple Teens hosts a monthly social event. These events are the cornerstone of Jewish friendships and involvement at this critically formative age.
A Youth Group event costs $100.

• ART SUPPLIES   $54
Art and creativity are a big part of learning at Temple Sholom. The beautiful creations our children make become prized family heirlooms.
Art Project materials cost $54.

WEEKLY SHABBAT CHILD MINDING   $36
Every Shabbat, children enjoy activities, songs and stories during the service. This helps all of our members and guests enjoy the main sanctuary service and gives parents the support they need to come to Temple regularly. Materials cost $36.

Receive a CRA Charitable Tax Receipt for the full amount of your gift.