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Ways to Give


Donate to One of Our Funds

Make an online donation to one of our funds.
Click here for a list and description of our funds.
Send in a check with a note to us at Adath Israel, 250 N Highland Ave, Merion, PA 19066


Purchase a Yahrzeit Plaque

Remember a loved one by purchasing a Yahrzeit Plaque to add to the walls of the sanctuary.
The cost of a plaque is $400.  Please download and fill-in this form.
Plaques are ordered twice a year (Summer & Winter) for placement in time for Yom Kippur and Passover.  If you would like to speak to someone about purchasing a plaque or plaques that are already exist.  Please call the main office, 610-934-1910.


Scrip Program

Members of our community may buy gift cards for full face value from over 780 retail brands. They then redeem them for full face value, and Adath Israel keeps a percentage rebate as revenue. For example, Giant offers a 4% rebate. This means that if you purchase one $100 gift card, you will earn $4 in rebates for Adath Israel. 

Scrip is available from a variety of retailers including Acme, Giant, Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, Home Depot, Dick's Sporting Goods, Gap, Old Navy, and Wawa. We keep a current inventory of cards in the Adath Israel office for the most popular retailers. These cards are available for purchase immediately, while quantities last. Orders for cards not in inventory take less than a week for delivery. There may be a small delivery fee charged.  Click here for a full list of retailers including their rebates.

You may pay for your scrip purchases with cash or a check made payable to Adath Israel. If you prefer to purchase online, click here to enroll and use Adath Israel's registration code: 566E792E8196 

Scrip may be purchased by credit card for a 2.5% processing fee. 

To purchase scrip or learn more, contact our scrip coordinator, Susan Neidich, at (610) 934-1906 or by clicking here.


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Adath Israel is a registered nonprofit through Amazon Smile, go to smile.amazon.com and select Temple Adath Israel as your preferred nonprofit.
A percentage of your purchase will benefit our shul!
Allow your gift giving and normal shopping to provide a gift to Adath Israel at no extra cost to you! Happy shopping!


Planned Giving

Make a lasting difference for people living in crisis.  Types of planned gifts include: Securities, IRA charitable rollover, bargain sale, charitable lead trust, bequest, retirement plan, retained life estate, charitable annuity, and charitable remainder trust.  Contact Lauren-Marks Cabanas to begin discussions.


High Holiday Appeal

The donations we receive during the High Holiday Appeal go to the heart of our operating budget. It and the Mandell event are our two largest fundraising events of the year and, without them, we simply would not meet our budget.  Without the Appeal, we could not provide the level of services and programming expected, desired and needed by our community.  Our dues do not cover the entire cost of running Adath Israel.  The pre-school and religious school tuition does not cover the entire cost of educating our children…the future of our community.  The programming fees collected throughout the year do not cover the entire cost of programming.  The High Holiday Appeal is the lifeblood of this synagogue and this community.  For these reasons, it is so important for you to participate and at a level that is comfortable for you, but meaningful to the community.


Business Tax Credit 

PA Tax Credit for Businesses (EITC)

By using the EITC, you can help Adath Israel’s Preschool!

Pennsylvania businesses are eligible for a tax credit—not simply a deduction—by making donations to a scholarship organization like Adath Israel. The EITC program allows our business stake-holders to redirect tax dollars to support scholarships for talented students who could not otherwise afford to attend Adath Israel’s Preschool.

EITC provides companies with a 75% tax credit up to $300,000 for donations to a nonprofit scholarship or educational improvement organization. The tax credit increases to 90% if the company commits to making the same donation(s) for two consecutive years. Tax credits may be applied against the tax liability of a business for the tax year in which the contribution was made.

Pennsylvania businesses that pay any of the following taxes are eligible to participate in the EITC program:

Personal Income Tax of S Corp shareholders or partners in a general or limited partnership Corporate Net Income Tax
Capital Stock and Franchise Tax
Bank and Trust Company Shares Tax
Title Insurance Companies Shares Tax
Insurance Premiums Tax
Mutual Thrift Institutions Tax

The EITC program is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information about giving to our Preschool, first look at https://jewishphilly.org/ways-to-give/eitc/eitc-forms/.  You may also contact Barbara Sharofsky, Director of Early Childhood Education, at 610-934-1915 or here.  

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