What is "Friends of Sim Shalom"?
Friends of Sim Shalom is the United States' fundraising arm of Sim Shalom, the first Progressive (Reform) Jewish Congregation in Budapest, Hungary. Friends of Sim Shalom reaches out to American Jews to support the programs and operations of Congregation Sim Shalom.
As many Hungarian Jews are discovering and rediscovering their religious heritage, Congregation Sim Shalom is there to warmly welcome them to Progressive Judaism. We are extremely proud of Rabbi Katalin Keleman, who is Hungary's first and only woman rabbi. Rabbi Keleman has created a dynamic spiritual house for worship, learning, and community.
Congregation Sim Shalom needs the financial support of American Jews if Progressive (Reform) Judaism is to continue to grow in Hungary. Your donation can help this growing Progressive Jewish community reclaim seven centuries of history and rebuild one of the great centers of Judaism in Eastern Europe.
"We believe that the key to our survival is the education of our children. Thus, our goal, in the spirit of our ancient tradition, is the operation of a religious school for children of all years. In the framework of our B'nai mitzvah program - according to the progressive perspective - we provide the same training for boys and girls. We would like to make it a tradition to regularly have camps for our children." Rabbi Katalin Kelemen.
Why Does Sim Shalom Need Outside Support?
Why Should Non-Members Contribute to
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How You Can Help Sim Shalom
Contributions to Sim Shalom may be designated to the:
Or you may mail your contribution to:
Friends of Sim Shalom
|If you wish to make a donation to recognize or memorialize friends, family, and loved ones, just add a note when making your donation with their name and address and we will mail them a certificate of recognition.
Thank you for your support.
Rabbi Katalin Keleman, Congregation Sim Shalom, Budapest, Hungary
Jesse Weil, President, Friends of Sim Shalom, Hungary
Alice Grebanier, Treasurer, Friends of Sim Shalom, United States
If you would like to learn about Sim Shalom congregation, go to their website at
Sim Shalom, Progressive Jewish Congregation www.sim-shalom.org
Friends of Sim Shalom www.friendsofsimshalom.org
Friends of Sim Shalom is a California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation, and has federal and California taxexempt status.
Contributions to Friends of Sim Shalom are tax deductible under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.