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The Hebrew Educational Alliance is fueled by the love, talent, and creative investment of each of our community members.  Yet membership dues alone do not cover the growing expense of operating one of Colorado’s most dynamic synagogues. 

We are asking you to donate to this year’s Pathways Campaign with the ambitious goal of raising $300,000.  And we invite you to the HEA’s Anniversary Event, rescheduled for March 10, 2024, to honor over 90 years of the Hebrew Educational Alliance’s impact on the lives of our members and the Denver Jewish community. 

At a time when Jews everywhere feel vulnerable, supporting our synagogue is an expression of our individual commitments to live proudly as Jews through spiritual growth, learning, and friendship.  The war in Israel, and its ripple-effect on Jews in the diaspora, has brought into sharp focus the importance of strengthening our Jewish communities.  The best way to inoculate ourselves from hatred is to claim our inalienable right to the free exercise of our faith and culture.    

HEA is making an impact in the lives of our members every day: 

  • HEA stands with the people of Israel and is responding to the war with programs, resources and advocacy to support our members and affirm our commitment to Zionism. 
  • Rabbi Gruenwald and Rabbi Shulman are joining the JEWISHcolorado delegation to the March for Israel in Washington DC on November 14.    
  • Our USY youth group educates our students about Zionism and Israel, fortifying our teens who face an unprecedented rise in antisemitism in public schools.    
  • Our HEArt religious school is thriving with 114 students currently enrolled. With a new class of 30 kindergartners, HEArt is poised to grow beyond pre-pandemic levels in the coming years.    
  • HEA Preschool continues to exemplify excellence in Jewish early childhood education and serves as a welcoming entry point to synagogue involvement for young families.   
  • HEA recently joined ADL’s Kulanu program, to train synagogue leaders in effective ways of responding to Jew-hatred and all forms of bigotry.   
  • This week we launched Life Long Limmud - a monthly evening of adult learning - with a class on musical improvisation with Eitan Kantor, an open discussion of the situation in Israel with Rabbi Gruenwald, and a powerful interfaith dialogue with Rabbi Shulman and Ismail Akbulut of Multicultural Mosaic Foundation. 

This wonderful programming and so much more happens because of the financial support of our community.  We are enrolling new members at a rate not seen since before the pandemic; yet, more families are in need of financial assistance.  Increasing security expenses and the rising cost of hiring and retaining talented hard-working professionals means we need your support to build on the success of the last year. 

We are asking for your help to meet our goal of raising $300,000 – our most ambitious annual campaign ever. We are thrilled to announce that every donation made before December 31 will be matched 1:1, thanks to the generosity of several families in our congregation.

Please join us in making a donation to the HEA Pathways Campaign. Many Paths. One Alliance. 


Your Donation and Its Tax Advantages

The Colorado Child Care Contribution Credit, commonly referred to as the 5C tax credit, was established to encourage greater private support of Colorado child care programs, like those provided by HEA. Since your monetary contribution to HEA qualifies for this tax credit, you can decrease the after-tax cost of your gifts by more than 50 percent. 

The effect of the credit is that half of your donation to HEA - as long as it is designated to the Pathways Campaign -  is offset by a reduction of your Colorado income taxes. You can still claim your full contribution as a charitable deduction on your Federal and State income tax returns if you itemize deductions.

Please consult with your tax adviser to determine exactly how the credit will affect you.

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