Support Our School

The Dreamers and Builder’s Gala is an important fundraiser for Temple Sholom and we need your support. Please consider making a gift to fund in part or in whole the cost of the vital programs listed below.

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

One of the core values of Temple Sholom is supporting a vibrant Jewish Education Experience, making Temple Sholom a home for our children and families. Our school budget is over $150,000 a year and is highly subsidised by our members so that tuition fees remain affordable for our young families. Below 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.

TEACHER SALARY – $2,500
Our School is the largest supplementary Religious School in the province, educating more than 150 students, grades PK – 12. One annual teacher’s salary is $2,500.

FAMILY SHABBAT DINNER PROGRAM – $1,000
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. Help us keep the cost of this evening affortable.

TEACHER’S ASSISTANT SALARY – $750
Having our Grade 11 & 12 students as Teacher’s Assistants (Madrichim) inspires our children and helps our school do amazing things. They’re teens and have expenses too, we pay them a small salary of $750.

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. Dues and School Fees do not cover all the costs of our vital programs. We rely on your generous tzedakah to provide the Jewish educational experience that makes Temple Sholom a home for our children and families.

HOLIDAY FAMILY PROGRAM – $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.

YOUTH GROUP EVENT – $250
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 about $250.

SHABBAT CHILDMINDING – $100
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 the temple regularly. Materials cost about $100.

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