Sponsoring a Kiddush or Seudah Shlishis is a great way to commemorate an important occasion (i.e. Bar or Bat Mitzvah, wedding, aufruf, bris, anniversary, birthday, graduation, yartzeit, etc.) while sharing the simcha with the community. If you would like to sponsor one or more of these programs, please contact the Shul office.
The dedication of Books/Seforim is a great way to commemorate an important occasion (i.e. Bar or Bat Mitzvah, wedding, aufruf, bris, anniversary, birthday, graduation, yartzeit, etc.). Books/Seforim of all types are available. Please contact the Shul office for more information.
Tree of Life (Etz Chaim)
The Synagogue commissioned the creation of a Tree of Life in the mid 90's. The Tree, which is a magnificent eight foot freestanding tree, has become a focal point of our main lobby. Our members were afforded the opportunity to commemorate the birth of a child, a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, a graduation, an anniversary, or any other occasion honoring a loved one. The tree consists of leaves and stones. Many of these items are still available for dedication. To find out how you purchase a leaf or stone, please contact the Shul office.
Shabbos/Yom Tov Meals
The QJC has Shabbos and Yom Tov meals scheduled throughout the year. The QJC has established a SHABBOS SEUDAH FUND, the purpose of which is to accumulate the sum needed to subsidize one of the popular communal Shabbos Seudos with our Rabbi and Rebbitzen, and include an interesting Speaker. The subsidy will reduce the cost per meal, thereby making it available to more people. The SHABBOS SEUDAH will be listed in memory or in honor of the sponsors’ loved ones. Avail yourself of this opportunity to honor your dear ones. Call to co-sponsor !
To find out how you can be a sponsor for future meals, please contact the Shul office.
The QJC schedules Scholar-in-Residence programs led by leading internationally known speakers throughout the year. To find out how you can be a sponsor for a future Scholar-in-Residence program, please contact the Shul office.
Shul Building Dedications
Thanks to the generous contributions from special members of our QJC family, our Lobby, Bais Hamedrash, Youth Room and Auditorium Lobby have been renovated in recent years. Optional plaques have been placed as a sincere showing of appreciation. To find out how you can take part in a building dedication, please contact the Shul office.
Purchasing a memorial plaque for display in the main shul is a wonderful opportunity to honor the memory of a loved one. Each plaque contains the name and date of death in both English and Hebrew. Each year the plaque remains lit during the entire Hebrew month in which the Yahrzeit occurs.
Before you order a plaque, it is a good idea to assemble the pertinent information: English name, Hebrew name, English date of death (and time of day) and, if you have it, Hebrew date of death. It is also common for members ordering plaques to reserve adjacent spaces at the same time by making an additional contribution for each space reserved. To place an order, or if you have any questions, please contact the Shul office.
Harriet & Julius Wishik Kiddush Fund
Harriet Wishik along with her husband Julie, A"H, were long time members of the shul. They distinguished themselves by their outstanding service to the shul. Among many others, they took on the responsibility of the setting up and cleaning up tasks for our wonderful kiddushim and seudot shlishit, for more years than anyone can remember. To memorialize in a meaningful way, we have named our Kiddush Fund, the “Harriet & Julius Wishik Kiddush Fund.” In this way, those of us who remember Harriet and Julie’s helpfulness and indefatigable loyalty and service to the shul, will feel good that in their zchuyot we established this popular Kiddush Fund.
Having regular kiddushim on Shabbosim gives all of us an opportunity to greet our friends and fellow mispallilim from all three minyanim, and continue to enjoy the camaraderie of the QJC Family.
If you wish to participate in this endeavor, we suggest an annual donation of $100 per family, $50 for singles. On behalf of the members of the Board and the officers, we thank you in advance for helping us build up this fund so that we can sustain Harriet’s and Juilius' beautiful legacy. Please contact the Shul office for more information.
Shiva Committee & Fund
A recent initiative by the congregation saw the creation of the Shiva Fund. The purpose of this fund is to serve as a central accountable location for donations to provide food for a member family during the week of shiva. The cost of meals provided to the shiva home is paid through this fund. The fund is governed in such a way so that expenses for any particular shiva home are balanced by donations received. If donations exceed expenses the balance is retained in the fund to be used to assist other families.
We are also asking our members to please join the Shiva Committee and, on a rotational basis, take charge of the needs of aveilim. We also need you to contribute to the QJC “Shiva Fund”. In a perfect world, it would be wonderful if no one needed these services, but we live in a real world and this is a tremendous mitzvah. Please contact the Shul office, with regard to both volunteering your efforts and donating to the fund.
Check out the QJC Sisterhood page for information on contributing to the Simcha Fund, Sunshine Fund, Memorial Fund and to receive a Sisterhood Pushka. Donations to these funds supplement the Sisterhood’s annual budget and support a wide range of Synagogue physical and financial needs. Donations to these funds are also used to provide welcome packages to our new members.
YAD (Young Adults Dept.) Fund
Check out the QJC-YAD page for information on contributing to QJC-YAD. Donations to the fund supplement the YAD’s annual budget and support a wide range of Synagogue events and Shabbos morning Shul School. Donations to this fund are also used to provide special packages prepared by YAD's "New Arrival's committee" for famo;oes who recently had a baby.