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Sustaining Membership

Choosing to become a Sustaining Member is both an act of tzedakah and a reflection of faith in our shared Jewish future.

When you choose to become a Sustaining Member, your annual support will help preserve the programs, education, worship, life cycle services, and pastoral care upon which our community is built. Your Sustaining Membership will also ensure that we can respond generously to hundreds of congregants who may worry about not being able to afford their Temple membership due to current economic hardship.

Over time, our Sustaining Members will provide WHC with financial stability that reduces barriers to membership and provides the Temple with a dependable base of annual revenue that will allow us to welcome all members, regardless of their financial circumstances.

Instead of paying traditional Fair Share dues each year, when you become a Sustaining Member, you commit to an amount that is within the range of your Sustaining Membership category:

Guardian:  $7,500 - $9,999
Founder:  $10,000 - $17,999
Benefactor:  $18,000 - $24,999
Preserver:  $25,000+

Click here to become a Sustaining Member of Washington Hebrew Congregation.

All Sustaining Members will receive recognition and certain special benefits throughout the year. We ask you, our congregation’s leaders, to increase your support to the Temple to a “Sustaining Membership” level. We need you now more than ever.

A group of our current and past leaders have already committed to becoming Sustaining Members, and we hope you will join them. If you have any comments or questions, feel free to reach out to Lindsay Feldman, Assistant Executive Director, at Thank you for choosing to sustain our beloved congregation.

2020-2021 Sustaining Members

We are so very grateful for the exceptional generosity of the following families who have chosen to become Sustaining Members for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.

As of October 16

Preservers: $25,000+

Jimmy Cafritz
Jody & Kathleen Dreyfuss
Kenneth Grunley
Neil & Emily Kishter
Abraham & Yudith Peled

Benefactors: $18,000+

Henry & Lindsay Ellenbogen

Founders: $10,000+

Lily Abbin
David & Deborah Astrove
Lanny & Nancy Breuer
Michael & Janet Cornfeld
Mark & Shari Director
Michael & Marilyn Glosserman
Joel & Laura Kaplan
Louis Levitt & Joan Bialek
Scot & Cathy McCulloch
Richard & Janice Newman
Craig & Tara Primis
Ed & Nell Shapiro
Jeff & Christie Weiss
Peter & Sylvia Winik
Jeff & Mary Zients

Guardians: $7,500+

David & Sherry Berz
Barry & Lyn Chasen
Steven & Lisa Diamond
Jane Flior
Jay & Linda Freedman
Leonard Goldman & Lisa DeMarco
Brendan & Karen Herron
David & Sherry Kahn
Ellen M. Miller & Bob Kelly
Yvette Kraft
Andrew & Susan Lazerow
Roger & Deborah Lebbin
Ethan & Karen Leder
Chip & Vicky Magid
Keith & Leslie Martin
David Muenzer & Melissa Schwartz
John & Carole Nannes
Ethan & Stephanie Posner
Sam & Lauren Racoosin
David & Susan Rosenblum
Sonny & Tina Small
Anita Solomon
Sherry Sundick
Philip & Melissa Urofsky
Howard & Kimberly Vogel
Larry & Paulette Walker
Daniel Werner & Leslie Maitland
Lewis & Alisa Wiener