Set out below is the criteria Sha’arei Tsedek will be using for selecting causes for the 2017 / 5778 Days of Awe Appeal, as well as some background information. We also give details of how to submit a proposal for consideration.

General Criteria

This year our Days of Awe Appeal will be made by selecting a maximum of one charity from each of the following categories:–

  • Refugee Aid
  • Jewish causes with a connection to Sha'arei Tsedek

The selected causes will be afforded opportunities to raise the profile of their organisation and their specific projects at Sha’arei Tsedek.

Any causes supported by Sha’arei Tsedek would be expected to meet at least two of the following criteria:

  • A Jewish focus
  • A small organisation, where our donations will make a noticeable difference
  • Local to Sha’arei Tsedek
  • For a specific identifiable project, not for general purposes

Appeal Publicity

The appeal pack will be dispatched just before Rosh Hashanah containing:

•          Covering letter 

•          A pre-completed donation form

•          An A5 leaflet containing a page for each cause

A dedicated appeal page will be created on the website where appeal information and links will be placed and donations can be made by members.

Information about the appeal may also be included in the information guide for the Days of Awe that is circulated to all members along with their tickets.

The successful charities will need to supply the following:-

  • A 150-word description to be used in various letters and advertising
  • A high resolution logo
  • Images showing their work in progress that can be used on publicity

There will be an opportunity on Saturday 7 October 2017 for the successful causes to meet the community and promote their causes.


Causes wishing to be considered for the 2017/5778 appeals should complete the Application Form below. Applications by other means will not be accepted.

The deadline for submission of applications is close of business on 31 May 2017. A decision will be made at the June meeting of the Synagogue Council.

If you have any queries, please contact the Synagogue Manager, Denise Bonham at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call the office on 020 8445 3400.

If you would like to download the above information please click here

Days of Awe Appeal 2017 / 5778

Appeal Application

Please complete the form below to apply for your cause to be considered for this year's appeal

Required *

Charity / Cause Name

If UK Registered Charity

Description of cause, and how it meets the published criteria (1,200 characters max)

 Refugee Aid   Jewish causes with a connection to Sha’arei Tsedek 

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