We are constantly striving to do right by our congregants and express how grateful we are for your support. In an effort to continue refining how we communicate, we’ve assembled this short FAQ:

When is NVHC’s fiscal year?
The synagogue’s fiscal year runs from July 1st, 2019 to June 30th, 2020.

I used to receive quarterly statements. Did something change?
While we used to split up your statement into quarterly amounts, we are now just billing one time at the beginning of the year and sending tracking reminders. If you are used to making your contributions to the synagogue on a quarterly schedule, you can absolutely continue to do so – simply divide your annual amount by 4.

Why am I receiving these emails?
We are sending a monthly email as a way of helping to track dues and/or tuition balances throughout the year. This also allows you to let us know if you need anything modified. We want to make sure that we are aware of each congregant’s personal circumstances. In addition, we know that most of us are used to monthly statements in most other facets of our lives.

I’ve already spoken with David about my financial preferences. Do I need to take any further action?
No, if you have already spoken to David this year, we have your preference noted.

Is there a fee to make my contribution online?
If you make your contribution by eCheck (checking/savings account withdrawal), there is no required fee. If using a credit card, there is a 3% tax-deductible fee that is a pass-through fee charged to NVHC for every credit card transaction.

Can I set up recurring payments?
It is not too late to set up recurring payments through our online system. This is preferable because it helps us receive a more predictable cash flow. You can set up recurring payments on just about any schedule – monthly, quarterly, and even semi-annually. If you are interested in setting up recurring payments, please contact ViewClick Here to View Contact Information.

Are there other ways of expressing my support?
While we need financial support to “help keep our lights on” and help us have a strong fiscal year, your value to us far exceeds your financial ability. NVHC is a place filled with kind, righteous, and caring people of various backgrounds. There is so much you can do to keep our community thriving: having a new member over for Shabbat dinner, volunteering at different events, offering expertise in your area of knowledge, and much more. Please contact ViewClick Here to View Contact Information if you would like to become more involved.

As a synagogue, we most certainly are not in the money-making industry. We are, however, in the difference-making industry. We send these communications to you out of our passion and hunger to continue making a difference, and in our perseverance to remain here for generations to come. As one congregant recently noted, “NVHC has been around for about 50 years. I want it to be around for 100.”

As always, please feel free to reach out to me at any time. You can reach me by phone at (703) 437-7733 ext. 105 or via email at ShowClick Here to View Contact Information.

Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy new year,

David Markovich
Executive Director