When Rabbi Robert Slosberg was invited to give a talk on Judaism at Unity of Louisville in July as part of the church’s yearlong series on world religions, he found another way to honor his heritage beyond a simple discussion of Judaism.
The 100-year old Unity church was hurting for money, yet had never done a capital campaign before. Slosberg had, and the church accepted his offer to give presentations to members on how to do one. Adath Jeshurun launched the campaign with a $1,000 donation.
“I kind of saw danger lurking on the horizon,” Slosberg said. “I wanted to teach them to think differently about money. In this day and age, the passing of the plate is insufficient to keep most congregations going.”
The spontaneous capital campaign resulted in Rev. Susan Engpoole, a Good News Network reader, and her congregation, raising $140,620.
(READ the story in the Courier-Journal)