"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.

Clergy Discretionary Funds

Donations to the Clergy 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. 

Rabbi Richard Camras Discretionary Fund

Cantor Jackie Rafii Discretionary Fund

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.

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.


Book of Remembrance

Each year we ask our members to share the names and memories of their loved ones in the STS Book of Remembrance, which will be available during the High Holy Days Yizkor Service on Yom Kippur.

STS Tzedakah Funds

Click Donate Now to choose from the following funds: Abayudaya FundCommunity of CaringEzra FundSocial Action Fund.


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.

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.

STS Community Groups

Click Donate Now to make a contribution to one of our affiliate community groups:

USY/Youth Department

Men's Club


HAZAK Seniors


New Year's Greeting Book & Bima Flowers 2019

Share your New Year's /Shana Tova   message with your STS community!  Click here to complete the New Year's Greeting form online. The Shomrei Torah Synagogue Sisterhood greeting book will be distributed to all members at Rosh Hashanah services on September 30th and October 1st.


Creative Arts and Culture Fund

Bringing the best in music, art, performance and culture to Shomrei Torah Synagogue.

Art and culture bring beauty into our lives in new and imaginative ways. They express the language of the soul and open a window to the sacred, teaching us to see the holy in the ordinary.  Your gift to this fund will help us to envision, create, and build upon a wide variety of innovative cultural programs at STS.  

High Holiday Appeal 2019

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


Caramel Apple Palooza!

Help us wish our entire STS community – and especially our children – a sweet New Year by contributing to this fund, which provides caramel apples for break the fast at the conclusion of Yom Kippur services. 


Scholar-in-Residence Fund

STS member Lazer Cohen 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.

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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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