Revolving Fund for Solar Energy
The Solar Seed Fund Model
Support this campaign and invest in solar energy for our communities.
For every $1 donated Kehilla will save $2 over the life of the solar energy system.
For every $1 donated RE-volv will be able to invest $3 more in solar.
So every $1 donated generates an additional $5 worth of benefit!
Do you support renewable energy? Do you want to help build a clean energy future in our communities today? If so, you’ve come to the right campaign!
By supporting this campaign, you will help finance a solar energy system for the Kehilla Community Synagogue. This will save them $130,000 during the life of the system. Plus it'll replace grid electricity that would have emitted 14,490 lbs. of carbon dioxide each year, with clean solar energy! More importantly, you will be investing in our Solar Seed Fund, a revolving fund that pays your donation forward to create solar energy projects today and tomorrow.
How it works
By donating to the Solar Seed Fund, you’re investing in this solar energy project and future projects for other nonprofits and cooperatives. The Solar Seed Fund pays for solar energy installations on local community centers that pay RE-volv back over time through the savings on their energy bill. RE-volv reinvests the principal and the revenues it earns on each project into additional solar projects—an average of 3 to 5 projects! By investing in the Solar Seed Fund you will multiply your donation over time as we continually invest in more projects. All donations to this campaign are tax-deductible.
We are an open-hearted, inclusive, and welcoming progressive Jewish Renewal congregation. Our liturgies partake of tradition, and also use newer prayer forms that reflect our feminism, our egalitarianism, our concerns for the health of the planet, our spiritual seeking, and our faith, as well as our healthy skepticism. Music, dancing, humor, joy, and meditation can all be found at Kehilla services; the cerebral, the visceral, as well as the transcendent, are all part of the Kehilla religious experience in our search for God or for our inner truths. In our youth programming – especially in Kehilla School and our Bar/Bat Mitzvah program – our goal is for students to treasure becoming critical thinkers, empowered to develop their own perspectives, understanding the contributions of the Jewish past, while grappling with the values and challenges facing the human community in today’s world. We are keenly aware of the sense of isolation many people experience in their day-to-day lives, and understand that tikkun olam (healing the world) also requires creating and sustaining community. Thus, an essential part of Kehilla’s mission is community-building. We welcome you to join us!