Message from Your Chairpeople (read more)

One hundred and thirteen years ago a group of Allentown Jewish merchants shared a vision—to create something unique to Allentown, a Jewish home for the Reform Jews of Allentown. They created a sanctuary that would provide an environment for Reform Jews to commune and worship on Shabbat, celebrate life cycle events, provide a Jewish education for their children, and provide solace and comfort for the sick and those in need. Imagine the pride in our founders’ eyes if they were alive to see our vibrant, connected, and caring community that they created, in our beautiful building, our Jewish home, Congregation Keneseth Israel……..

Letter from the Rabbi (read more)

The KI is Our Home Campaign is the next logical step in our congregation’s development. Expecting 1955 era air conditioning and heating systems to work forever is—well, let’s just say that we should be grateful to our builders for choosing wisely. Likewise our Sanctuary with all its majesty and beauty is dated in at least one regard. The lack of accessibility to the bima runs counter to the KI welcome and spirit of inclusion. Accepting responsibility now for the seen and the unseen in our congregational home places this generation on the road to legacy…….

Levels of Giving (read more)

While all donations are greatly appreciated and all gifts will be acknowledged, KI will proudly recognize your generosity with an inscription on the Mosaic in the lobby for a minimum donation of a “dollar a day” over 5 years or $1836.00. Tiles on the Lobby Mosaic will be designated for different levels of giving. For new contributions personalized mosaic will be in contrasting color.
$75,000+ Founders
$50,000-$74,999 Pacesetters
$35,000-$49,999 Pillars
$25,000-$34,999 Sages
$15,000-$24,999 Builders
$10,000-$14,999 Guardians
$5,000-$9,999 Patrons
$2,500-$4,999 Supporters
$1,836 “Dollar a Day”-$2,499 Sponsors

Pledge Agreement Form (download)

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