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Tzedakah is a central mitzvah of Judaism. It humanizes both the giver and the recipient. It acknowledges an important occasion, honors a person for a job well done, or pays tribute in sympathy

Help sustain our ongoing worship, learning and all our congregational activities with a contribution to our General Fund. For more targeted giving to something near and dear to your heart, consider one of our special funds:

DISCRETIONARY FUNDS

  • Rabbi: Tzedakah projects at the Rabbi’s discretion
  • Cantor Sara Hass: Tzedakah projects at the Cantor’s discretion
  • Educator: For benefit of the Torah Center and its teachers
  • President: For special projects at the President’s discretion

BOOK FUND

  • Library Fund: Purchase of library books

COMMUNITY FUNDS

  • Homeless Assistance: Helps those in need pay first and/or last month’s rent
  • Caring Community: Funds programs for Temple families in need
  • Nancy Leff and Donald Leff Memorial: Purchases Hanukkah gifts for children of needy families
  • Yad B’Yad: Purchases kitchen and catering supplies for Yad B’Yad

MISCELLANEOUS FUNDS

  • Rabbi Wolli & Sarah Kaelter Sabbath Fellowship: For Sabbath Fellowship senior programming
  • Stan Solomon Building: For building repairs

MUSIC FUNDS

  • Rob & Debbie Feldman Family Got Shabbat: Funds quarterly alternative music service.

CAMP FUNDS

  • Paula & Michael Avchen Campership: Camp/trip program for children in financial need
  • Lester Elbert and Corinne Van Boemel Memorial Campership: Camperships for those in financial need
  • Lipeles Family Camp & Adult Shabbaton: Fund for Families in need
  • Jewish Campership: Camperships for those in need
  • Miriam Berro Krugman: Helps teens participate in the URJ Mitzvah Corp.

TORAH CENTER FUNDS

  • Torah Center Fund
  • Polly Alevy Memorial Education: Funds for Torah Center
  • HUM (Horim U’Morim): Funds Torah Center projects
  • Estin Comarr Memorial Torah Scholarship: Funds scholarships for Torah Center
  • Torah Center Scholarship: Assists with Torah Center fees and scholarships
  • Roselle & Herbert Sommer Scholarship Fund: Assists with Torah Center fees and camp scholarships Torah Center Scholarship

PROGRAMMING FUNDS

  • ANDI: Programs for our teens
  • Jack Bard Memorial: For Jewish programs of interest to the congregation
  • Social Action: For social action and programming needs
  • Joys of Jewish Learning: Funds adult education programs at the Temple

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To contribute to our future and sustained programs consider our Foundation Funds

(Please make checks payable to TI Foundation)

TEMPLE ISRAEL FOUNDATION ENDOWMENT FUNDS

  • Temple Israel Preservation Fund (TIP Fund): Funds building beautification and refurbishment
  • The Speizer Youth Development: Funds youth activities
  • Pilger Lectureship: Funds annual guest speaker lectures
  • Lapid-Shapiro: Funds annual lectureship programs and Torah Center educational programs
  • Syd Lemmerman Jewish Camping and Youth Fund: In support of Jewish camping, Israel experiences, and other informal Jewish educational programs