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Donations and Nediv Lev

Nediv Lev — "Giving From The Heart" — is a key part of how we support our congregation. Every year Dorshei Tzedek has a “Nediv Lev” campaign to help support the congregation.

When the ancient Israelites came together to build the first synagogue - the mishkan (Tabernacle) in the desert-they were asked to bring offerings of nediv lev — literally, a “willing heart/mind.” The Torah emphasizes that the mishkan was built through the generous outpouring of the Israelites’ hearts and hands (Exodus 35:20-29). As a community, we wish to foster a culture of nediv lev in which giving is a joyful responsibility. 

For each of us, the existence and success of CDT has a personal meaning.  The Nediv Lev campaign is an expression of the values adopted by our community through our Torah of Money study that created our three-part revenue-raising program: a “half shekel” per capita assessment of each member; a sliding scale portion based on each household’s ability to pay; a Nediv Lev donation made “from the heart” as the ancient Israelites each contributed to the building of the Mishkan in the Sinai after leaving Egypt. Nediv Lev is optional, but it is essential to our congregation’s financial health.

Online Donations

You can donate online to the Nediv Lev campaign through the Giving page.

Donating Securities

One great way to support CDT and gain tax advantages at the same time is to donate appreciated securities to the congregation. This may allow you to claim the full value of the gift as a charitable contribution, while avoiding any capital gains taxes that might otherwise apply. You can learn more about this option at this link or by talking to your financial advisor or accountant.

If you would like to donate appreciated securities to CDT, please contact Executive Director of Operations, Margaret Farmer or Treasurer Jen Levine-Fried for details of how to make the gift.

Thank You!

Donations by Check

Donations can be mailed directly to:

Congregation Dorshei Tzedek
60 Highland Street
West Newton, MA 02465

Please include a note with the names of the donors, and the dedication, if any, as you wish them to be printed in the newsletter.

Contact our Nediv Lev chair at

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