Sha’are Shalom 2019 Membership Directory

Dear Sha’are Shalom members and friends,

This is the time of year for updating and publishing the annual Congregational Directory.  Our Directory is not only a very useful address book that most of us keep by the telephone but is also a major fundraiser for our synagogue.

Your support is essential for the continued success of this valuable publication.  You can support the Congregation’s effort in two ways.  One is to place a personal greeting in the Directory—a great way to wish everyone a happy New Year or to remember a loved one. 

The second way you can provide support is to ask local business people to place an ad in our directory.  (Note that the personal ads are less expensive than the business ads. Be sure to look at the attached rate schedules for each type of ad.) Our success in previous years has shown that it’s not hard to get your dentist, doctor, veterinarian, dry cleaner, and others you do business with to place an ad in our Directory, which more than 100 families will use throughout the year.

If each one of us places an advertisement and obtains just one business advertisement we will raise over $3,000 for our congregation.  Please provide your support by sending your ad copy to me by January 31, 2019.  Checks should be made out to Congregation Sha’are Shalom. The following items are included in this mailing to help you:

Download the Sha’are Shalom 2019 Membership Directory Informational Packet

Remember also to patronize the businesses that have already placed ads in our directory, and be sure to let them know you are from Sha’are Shalom. This will make it much easier for us to get them to renew their ads this year!

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, or need to update your information in the directory, at 301-292-0852 or


Mark Holt
Directory Coordinator