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Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Final Documentation and Narrative

Summary

Last year, FY18, we had budgeted a $12,525 deficit, but finished the year with a surplus of $19,722! Thank you to everyone for your support, in every way. The surplus was primarily due to an increase in generous gifts from member families, Annual and General giving, Religious School enrollment, and the spring fundraising event – A Storied Affair.

For the past twelve years (when my records begin) we have had a combined surplus of $103,612, while membership has decreased by about 18%. For the past seven years (since Rabbi Saks started), we have had a combined surplus of $96,572 and a slight increase in membership.

That said, the truth is, we could use an additional $30,000 to $50,000 of income each year to accomplish what we should be doing, especially as defined by the strategic plan. This includes additional programming, more worship options, an expanded Tikkun Olam program, and a more proactive maintenance program, to name a few. We do a fairly good job creating a budget with a minimal deficit and adhering to it. But without more financial support, we are not able to fulfill our mission as well as we could be.

FY18 Financial Package

Religious School Summary FY18>>

Balance Sheet Final FY18>>

Profit and Loss Statement FY18>>

Notes on the Profit and Loss Statement FY18>>

Consolidated Profit and Loss Statement FY18>>

Surplus/Deficit Table FY18>>

Mortgage Balance July 2018>>

Dues Statement Final FY18>>

Union of Reform Judaism (URJ) Survey, showing how Bet Ha’am compares to other synagogues>>

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Judaica Shop

Congregation Bet Ha’am’s Judaica Shop is establishing itself as a leading regional opportunity for unique Judaica jewelry, holiday gifts and supplies, children’s items, and everyday items.  The Judaica Shop is open 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Tuesday-Friday and Sunday mornings when our Religious School is open.  Please call (207) 879-0028 for inquiries or requests for special order items.  This page will soon have photos and ordering information for specific Judaica items.

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Service Times

Evening Shabbat Services:

Friday evening at 7:30 PM except for the second Friday of the month, when a family service is held at 6:30 PM.

Shabbat Morning:

Saturday morning at 10:00 AM.

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