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Dream to Go Green:

Solar Panel Capital Campaign

We are excited to announce that Shir Hadash Synagogue has installed a 117,000 watt solar system on the roof of our building. The system will save us more than $15,000-$20,000 per year in energy costs, and will pay for itself in nine years.

One of Shir Hadash’s core values, Tikkun Olam, centers on healing the world and the environment around us. Over the life span of the project, the energy saved is the equivalent of planting 108,976 trees or reducing automobile miles by 4,953,455 miles. CLICK HERE to find out more information about our solar panels. CLICK HERE to view our real time energy production data.

The project  cost $435,000. Shir Hadash was awarded a grant of $234,000 to help fund this project. We are trying to raise funds to cover the balance of the cost of the solar panels. We are planning to hang a commemorative solar panel in the synagogue with plaques to recognize donations to the project.

We are hosting a "Solarbration" on Sunday, May 15, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at our synagogue! We will hear about the system from our installer Windfree Energy. Local community leaders will join us and we will enjoy the exciting sounds of our Mighty Shir Hadash Klezmer Band.  Religious School students will join us around noon and together, younger and older, we will rejoice in our congregation’s incredible accomplishment.  After all, our solar array is the largest of its kind on any religious building in the Midwest!  Join us for some sun-themed refreshments following the program.

CLICK HERE for more information about our Solarbration!

Act now!  Donate below - pay immediately or send a check to the office!  

We need 5 inverters and 480 panels!

Mail checks to:

Shir Hadash
Solar Panel Campaign
200 W Dundee Road
Wheeling IL, 60090

Please indicate the number of each item you would like to sponsor. 

To spread your payment for more than 1 year and up to 5 years, please select Bill to My Account on the next page and someone from the Solar Campaign will contact you. 


Mon, July 15 2019 12 Tammuz 5779