Asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness. Strength, it is said, comes from vulnerability, and letting others know you need help is one of the most courageous things one can do.
At Ohav Shalom we pride ourselves at being a welcoming and caring community and family. As with all communities and families, there can be hardships and times of trouble that are unavoidable. When financial issues and burdens become overwhelming for our members, we at Ohav Shalom want to help. We believe that financial hardships should never be a roadblock to membership at Ohav Shalom. Our Confidential Financial Assistance or Dues Reduction Program is available to help our members and assist potential members in becoming part of our community. Asking for help is very easy and should not be anxiety building, all it requires is a conversation with a member of our Dues Reduction Committee. All information received from applicants is handled with strict confidentiality.
But we can’t help you unless we know you need help. Please don’t let fear or ego stand in the way of asking for financial or other types of assistance. Instead, help us help each other. From this we grow a better, tighter, and more enriched community.
If you are looking for assistance with your dues, please feel free to contact our treasurer, Gregg Fox, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact our Synagogue Administrator, Nancy Pandolfo, who will point you in the correct direction. She can be reached at email@example.com or by phone at 518-489-4704.