To Light! Solar Project

Temple Emanu-El Major Fundraising Campaign

to light logoReasons to donate to the Temple Emanu-El Solar Project:

  • Make a difference: Go Green
  • Tikkun Olam
  • Be recognized for sustaining the Temple and the services it provides to the community
  • Tax deductible

YES! I want to support Temple Emanu-El's To Light! Solar Project!

Put your name or your business name on the solar structure.
Choose your level now and celebrate: "To Light!"


Minimum suggested donations are listed below.  Additional amounts will be accepted.
Donation :
$10,000 - Sign with name between posts
$2,500 - Name on one of twelve posts
$436 - Name below a row of solar panels. Sponsor more than one row -- there are only 90 rows, so act now!
$118 - Sponsor a solar panel or more than one. Name listed inside Temple. Certificate of recognition.
$18 - Sponsor a kilowatt hour for a special event or person. Certificate of participation. Children will receive a small thank you gift.
Name to appear on structure or inside Temple :
This gift is made :
Tribute :

" ... the Earth remains forever."  -- Ecclesiastes/Kohelet 1:4

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Interfaith Solar Day

Congressman Ron Barber presents Tucson's First Interfaith Solar Day

IMG 6506 resizedTemple Emanu-El was proud to host Tucson's first Interfaith Solar Day on Sunday, October 14th. Organized by the office of Congressman Ron Barber, the event brought together community leaders and some of the most innovative places of worship in the greater Tucson area, each of which has installed a solar energy system. Temple Emanu-El's solar installation has been active producing energy since the spring of 2012.

Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon kicked off the event with an invocation that reflected the tie between Genesis and renewable energy by noting, "And God saw that human beings had begun to use the light that God had given in ways that created blessing." Congressman Barber welcomed attendees and underscored the importance of solar energy to the local economy. James MacAdam, representing the office of Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, moderated a roundtable discussion that explored why each house went solar, its positive financial impact, and the deeper meaning of a clean-energy future to people of faith. Carmine Tilghman, Director – Renewable Energy Resources at Tucson Electric Power, and Kevin Koch of Technicians for Sustainability noted opportunities and roadblocks ahead for additional solar energy to come on line in the Tucson area. An impressive display took place near Temple Emanu-El's solar array, featuring the University of Arizona solar car, electric vehicles, and a solar truck from Isabella's ice cream.

Additional participating organizations included the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson, Pantano Christian Church, St. Philips in the Hills, St. Francis in the Valley, Our Mother of Sorrows, St. Francis in the Hills, the City of Tucson, and the Tucson Electric Vehicle Association.

While a number of attendees viewed it through a special telescope lens, the sun could not be reached for comment.


225 N. Country Club Road
Tucson, AZ 85716

Phone: 520-327-4501
Fax: 520-327-4504

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