Jewish Community for the Rest of Us

About our Partnership Proram

Becoming one of Cool Shul's Partners demonstrates your commitment to our mission while also gaining some benefits for yourself!

With an annual commitment of $85 or more per month (or $1020 per year) you will not only do something great for Cool Shul, but you will also have access to...

Half priced tickets for the Holy Days 

Half priced tuition for our Elementary, Middle School, and Post B'nei-Mitzvah programs

Reduced prices on other programming like:

*Our Passover Seder,

*Homework drop-in afternoons, and

*Monthly Shabbat Unplugged Events

*Upcoming Adult programming

And of course you will have access to...

Rabbi Diane for your lifecycle events, be they joyous or stressful

(okay, Diane is there for you no matter what, but this way you won't be asked for a donation!)

 

TO BECOME ONE OF OUR PARTNERS, CLICK HERE OR THE DONATE BUTTON ABOVE

 

The following letter from our President introduces the program:

Cool Shul


Dear Friends,

We hope you’ve had a wonderful summer. It’s hard to believe it’s already time for the High Holidays again. We are excited to see you all and to gather as a community in Temescal Canyon again as we welcome 5778 on September 20th and 21st.

Links to the registration forms for our Thursday afternoon and Sunday morning religious education programs for students as well as a link to Holy Day tickets are below, but before you click, we’d like to share with you information that will both make Cool Shul’s finances more stable, and also provide potential reductions in costs for most of our educational and religious programming, as outlined below.

We are pleased to share the news that as of this summer, Cool Shul/Kehillah Sababah is now two years old. Several of you were there from the beginning, and we are fortunate to have met many new friends as well. In our first year, we operated almost entirely on donations of both money and time, including a substantial amount of Diane’s time. By year two, tuition covered our costs for operating our educational programs on Sundays and Thursdays, ticket sales covered our costs for high holiday services, and the donations provided by the community were enough for us to move into the small space on Washington Blvd., to cover our expenses, and even to finally start paying Diane a modest amount each month. We are so grateful to all of you for everything that you have done to make a reality this quirky, nomadic “Jewish Community for the Rest of Us”.

As we enter year three, we would like to take a slightly different approach to our finances. We’re asking each family to contribute $85 per month or more to help sustain our community. While that won’t cover all operating expenses, it will go a long way toward making us less dependent on the two or three larger donations we’ve received each year. By year four (if not sooner), we’d like to be able to cover our rent and expenses and also pay Rabbi Diane a salary that better matches her position and time.

As part of our shift toward a more consistent and stable financial structure, we have created two levels of prices for things like tuition and tickets to major holiday events, including Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services and our annual community Passover seder. With the exception of one-on-one b’nai mitzvah preparation (which does not have two levels of pricing), the “contributing partner” level for almost all of these will be half of the regular cost. For example, our Thursday afternoon religious school tuition for 5th-7th grade students for the 2017-18 school year will be $625 for families contributing at least $85 each month all year, instead of the regular $1250. High Holidays ticket packages for the four services this year will cost $90 for adults and $40 for children under 13, instead of $180 and $80.

What hasn’t changed is our open-door policy in which everyone is welcome to join us for Shabbat at any time, or to contribute less than $85 per month at a level that fits their personal finances. We also ask those families who are in a position to do so to contribute more than $85 per month. In both cases, whatever you feel that you are able to pledge will be greatly appreciated. And if you are a family with a child in religious school, who just wants to pay the tuition and not become a contributing partner, that’s totally okay too.

Below, you will find a donate button, the links to the registration forms for our Thursday afternoon and Sunday morning educational programs, and an order form for high holidays tickets that also includes a section to make a monthly donation to help Cool Shul/Kehillah Sababah continue to operate and grow. If you have any questions, please feel free to call.... Thank you for being part of our community. We look forward to seeing you in September.

Warmest regards,
Drew Brody (President) and the Board of Cool Shul
 

Become Our Partner - Donate

Thursday Class Registration:
https://www.coolshul.org/form/thursday-education-registration.html


Sunday Class Registration:
https://www.coolshul.org/form/sundayeducation
 

High Holy Day Registration: 
https://www.coolshul.org/event/highholydays

Cool Shul
13323 West Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 900066

 

Wed, November 22 2017 4 Kislev 5778