Funds: Special & Endowment

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Meeting the needs of our growing and diverse temple community educationally and programmatically, in joy and in sorrow, annually requires resources in excess of membership pledges. Gifts to our special funds, and income from gifts to our endowment funds are therefore essential.

 

SPECIAL & ENDOWMENT FUNDS

 

Temple Beth El has Special Funds and Endowment Funds to support its mission of offering wonderful and diverse programs to enrich the lives of our congregants. We would like to be able to provide even more opportunities. As we seek to offer new or enriched programs for congregants and to introduce innovative learning opportunities, we must look beyond our annual operating budget. This is the goal of our Special Funds and Endowment Programs--to build the necessary funds that allow us to meet our objectives of strengthening our bonds to one another, our community, and to Reform Judaism. Our endowment is not a one time campaign; rather an ongoing program with long-term objectives.

There are different ways you can contribute to Temple Beth El’s Special Funds and Endowment Funds and make a real difference in securing our future for ourselves and for generations to come. In addition to being of great value to Temple Beth El, your contribution can be fiscally advantageous to you, your family, and your estate. Please read the information below. Further information about methods of giving may be obtained from the Temple office.

WHAT ARE TEMPLE BETH EL’S SPECIAL FUNDS?
The Special Funds are designated funds available to support the activities and programs of the congregation. The income and principal may be used for enrichment programs, mitzvah and tzedecha programs, or other temple improvements.

WHAT ARE TEMPLE BETH EL’S ENDOWMENT FUNDS?
The Endowment Funds are restricted capital reserve accounts, separate and distinct from the Temple operating budget. The income or a fixed percentage, may be used for enrichment programs, mitzvah and tzedekah programs, or other temple improvements.

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Education & Lifelong Learning

Cultural Enrichment 

Social Justice & Loving Kindness

Beautification and Maintenance 

Recognition, Honors & Memorials 

Clergy Discretionary Funds  

 

EDUCATION & LIFELONG LEARNING

 

SPECIAL FUNDS

BETTY & JACK BADER ADULT EDUCATION FUND
Supports the scholar-in-residence & other adult education programs

BEGINNING YEARS EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER FUND
Enriches the temple’s nursery school program

LIFELONG LEARNING SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Supports, on a need basis, pursuits of Jewish education by congregants

FAMILY EDUCATION AND RELIGIOUS SCHOOL FUND
Enriches the programs of our Family Education and Religious School

TECHNOLOGY FUND
To support the enhanced use of technology in ways that directly benefit our members

YOUTH PROGRAM FUND
Supports special programs for Senior & Junior Youth Groups on a group and/or individual basis

 

ENDOWMENT FUNDS

SYLVIA & PERRY NEIDICH EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANCE FUND
Supports scholarships for Religious School education

THE LEE S. KREINDLER B’NEI MITZVAH FUND
Provides funds to enrich the educational experience for B’nei Mitzvah families

TORAT CHAYIM: A YOUTH ENRICHMENT ENDOWMENT FUND
Provides scholarships for informal youth programming, NFTY High School Summers and semesters in Israel, or Reform Jewish summer camp

AMY & SAM RESNICK FAMILY FUND FOR ADULT JEWISH STUDIES IN LOVING MEMORY OF REBECCA, MAX & AARON RESNICK
Promotes Adult Jewish Study

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SOCIAL JUSTICE & LOVING KINDNESS

 

SPECIAL FUNDS

BARBARA POLLACK MITZVAH DAY FUND
Supports Temple Beth El’s Annual Mitzvah Day

TIKKUN OLAM (SOCIAL JUSTICE) FUND 

Supports Tikkun Olam Council (TBE's social justice) programs

ELLIS & RAE ZIMMER FUND FOR CHILDREN IN NEED
Provides financial aid to children in need in the wider community

CLERGY'S CONGREGANTS IN NEED FUND
Assists congregants in need 

CARING COMMUNITY FUND
Supports the work of the Caring Community Committee to bring comfort to congregants at transitional moments in their lives

ISRAEL ACTION FUND
Provides educational program and opportunities for congregants to support a variety of financial needs in Israel.
 

ENDOWMENT FUNDS

RICHARD E. LEAVITT MEMORIAL FUND
Supports the Chanukah celebration for students of the Pleasantville Cottage School

RABBI CHAIM STERN CARING COMMUNITY ENDOWMENT FUND
Assists congregants in crisis

DAVE & BUNNY CENTER FAMILY MITZVAH ENDOWMENT FUND
Funds the work of the Mitzvah Committee to bring comfort to congregants at transitional moments in their lives

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RECOGNITION, HONORS & MEMORIALS

 

SPECIAL FUNDS

MEMORIAL PLAQUE FUND
Gifts create a perpetual Yahrzeit with a memorial plaque displayed in the sanctuary on the anniversary of death
(Minimum gift $250)

PRAYER BOOK FUND
Honors or memorializes an individual/individuals through the purchase of prayer books with dedication book plates
(Minimum gift $54) Click here for direct donation form

TREE OF LIFE FUND
Celebrates an occasion, honors or memorializes loved ones with a leaf on our Tree of Life
(Each leaf $500)

YOM HASHOAH FUND
Supports Temple Beth El's Holocaust Remembrance activities and programs

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CULTURAL ENRICHMENT

 

SPECIAL FUNDS

GREGORY ALTMAN MUSIC & ARTS FUND
Supports programs for our congregation in the area of art , music and culture

LEE & RICHARD LASTER FUND
Supports an annual speaker series at Temple Beth El focusing on interfaith issues

LIBRARY FUND
Supports the purchase of books and supplies for the temple library

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BEAUTIFICATION & MAINTENANCE

 

SPECIAL FUNDS

CHAI FUND
For sanctuary beautification
(Minimum gift $18)

FLOWER FUND
For flower arrangements in the sanctuary, and for temple landscaping
(Minimum gift $36)

TORAH FUND
To maintain and repair the temple's torah scrolls
 

ENDOWMENT FUNDS

TEMPLE BETH EL ENDOWMENT FUND
To ensure the future financial stability of the temple

THE RICHARD M. BLEIER MAINTENANCE ENDOWMENT FUND
Provides funds for the upkeep of the congregation’s facilities

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CLERGY DISCRETIONARY FUNDS


SENIOR RABBI DISCRETIONARY FUND
Supports charitable, congregational and/or professional needs, as determined by the Senior Rabbi 

RABBI-EDUCATOR DISCRETIONARY FUND
Supports charitable, congregational and/or professional needs, as determined by the Associate Rabbi

CANTOR DISCRETIONARY FUND
Supports charitable, congregational and/or professional needs, as determined by the Cantor

 

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