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"Tzedakah and acts of kindness are equivalent to all the mitzvot of the Torah"


General Fund (The Six Pillars of STS)

Help support Shomrei Torah Synagogue where our programming and values rest on the foundation of six pillars of sacred thought. Shomrei Torah Synagogue thanks you for your generosity and support.

Rabbi Camras Discretionary Fund

Donations to the Rabbi Camras Discretionary Fund are used to aid with individual, educational, or any other needs of the STS congregation and community. They help assist families in times of need with funds, food, or other essentials to get through a difficult time or situation. 


High Holiday Appeal 2022

Donations in support of the annual High Holiday appeal.  The High Holiday appeal is an important part of the annual budget at STS.


Memorial & Yahrzeit Funds

Memorial funds honor the memory of a member of the community with projects they were passionate about. Yizkor donations are traditionally made to this fund when a person is reciting the Yizkor prayer on the anniversary date of the passing of a loved one (Yarhzeit). It is a special way of honoring the memory of a loved one. A contribution to STS helps to ensure that the synagogue will be there to continue to provide a warm and nurturing place for the mourner to be able to perform the mitzvah of reciting the Yizkor prayer. Order a Memorial Plaque for recognizion on the wall in Heytow chapel. Download the form here and make the payment online or by check to STS.

Click Donate Now to choose from the following: Lillian Weisz Meditation Garden, Individual Yahrzeit/Yizkor Donation, Memorial Plaque, Jack Israel Memorial Fund.

Prayer Book Dedication

Help support our prayer book fund. Each dedication will appear on a book plate inside the front cover of the New Siddur Lev Shalem.


Tzedakah Fund

Click Donate Now to choose from the following funds: Social Action Fund, Community of Caring, Minyan Fund.


Kiddush Luncheon

Saturday morning Shabbat services are followed by a Congregational Kiddush Luncheon. Members and guests have the opportunity to share a Shabbat Luncheon and meet and greet one another. You can sponsor the entire luncheon or co-sponsor with other families in honor of birthdays, anniversaries or other life cycle events.

For further information about sponsoring the Congregational Shabbat Kiddush Lunch, please contact the main office at 818-854-7650.

STS Community Groups

Click Donate Now to make a contribution to one of our affiliates: USY/Youth Department, Men's Club, Sisterhood.


Youth & Education Funds

Donations made to these funds are used to augment the programs with additional educational or enrichment materials. This affords our members opportunities to participate in synagogue as well as community programs. Our youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow – m’dor l’dor – we will give our youth of today the foundation to build for future generations.

Click Donate Now to make a contribution to one of the following: ECC, Religious School, Tefillin Fund, Israel Ambassador Program, Goldberg Youth Fund, Sigi Hart March of the Living Scholarship Fund, Melcher Education Fund, Elisa Feldman Grant Fund, Lorch Youth and Education Fund.

Abayudaya Fund

100% of your donation goes direct to help  feed a village and  provide relief to the Abayudaya (the Jews of Uganda) community. Rabbi Gershom, a past STS Rabbinic Intern, lives in this  village in Uganda and is the spiritual leader of the Abayudaya. Please support our fellow Jews' plight amidst the African famine.

Scholar-in-Residence Fund

STS member Lazer Cohen (z"l) shared with many of us his belief that one day, the fields of science and religion would come to a meeting point in explaining the origins of the world and god. In his memory we are excited to announce a new fund for Shomrei Torah Synagogue, the Lazer Cohen CosmoTheology Scholar-in-Residence Fund. This fund will allow for an annual speaker event that brings top scholars in the fields of religion, technology and cosmology to share with STS the growing understanding of how these fields complement one another.

Ezra Fund

Established in 2017, The Ezra Fund" means "help" in Hebrew and was established to support members and nonmembers of the Shomrei Torah Synagogue community who are experiencing emergency situations. Over the past years, this fund has provided funding for housing, food, and utilities for both community members and nonmembers who have suffered job losses, severe illness, and financial hardships. Just a few of the ways this fund has provided immediate help was by paying for a funeral, keeping an individual in their home by paying the utilities and rent and supporting 24-hour end of life nursing care. The generosity of the Shomrei Torah community has made a significant impact in the lives of many people since inception.

Cantor Ron Snow Simcha Fund

This fund will be used to provide for celebratory moments in our Shomrei Torah Synagogue community - from luncheons to dinners to special celebratory events and beyond.

Cantor Ron Snow Memorial Concert Fund

Support the planning, enrichment, and promotion of an annual concert in Ron Snow’s memory.

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Shomrei Torah Synagogue
7353 Valley Circle Boulevard
West Hills, CA 91304
Main Office:
(818) 854-7650
Education Center:
(818) 854-7690



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