How to Make a Donation

Your generous donation affords Temple Beth El the resources to meet its core financial obligations and provide ongoing services and opportunities to nurture our community.

Helping your temple is a meaningful way to fulfill the mitzvah of Tzedakah while honoring your family and those you hold dear. Contributions can be made ‘in-memory-of’, ‘for-the-recovery-of’, and ‘in-honor-of’ a loved one. And, you can always make a donation to acknowledge a life cycle event.

Learn more about our giving opportunities. Click here to donate using our online form or contact us for assistance.

Temple Beth El Funds

Torah (Study & Education)

  • Adult Education Fund – Sponsor, support and encourage adult education programming.
  • Jordan Yurkew Memorial Fund – Provide financial assistance for children’s Religious School education and Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation.
  • Judy Jacoby Special Education Fund – Enhance education and provide instructional materials for children with special needs in Temple Beth El’s Religious School.
  • Milton Gershon Youth Scholarship and Camp Fund – Assist or enable children to attend youth conclaves and camp programs.
  • Music and Cultural Arts Fund – Bring performers and speakers to the temple for programs of Jewish cultural interest.
  • Outreach Fund – Support activities or programs that foster outreach to interfaith and interracial families, and also to the L.G.B.T. community.
  • Rhea Liebman Memorial Library Fund – Purchase books, periodicals and other materials for the library.
  • Religious School Enrichment Fund – Purchase supplies and special aids and support special projects, programs and activities for the TBE’s Religious School students.
  • Rose Klein Memorial Scholar-In-Residence Fund – Provides funds to enable Temple Beth El to bring in a notable scholar or personality to speak or make a presentation on topics or issues of the day, usually for extended weekend programming.
  • Yvonne Cohen Memorial Fund – Purchase Jewish-themed children’s books and educational materials.

Avodah (Prayer & Worship)

  • Alma & Daniel Kommit Choir Fund – Supplement Temple Beth El’s operating budget to help meet the needs of the Adult Choir.
  • Prayer Book/Bible Fund – Purchase prayer books, Torah commentaries and other publications for use during worship services.
  • Ritual Beautification Fund – Purchase supplies, Judaica and special aids; provide support for special projects and activities to enhance the worship experience.

G’milut Chasadim (Acts of Kindness)

  • Cantor’s Discretionary Fund – At the discretion of the Cantor, donations to this fund help support the Synagogue and the Jewish community and provide assistance to those in need in our community.
  • Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund – At the discretion of the Rabbi, donations to this fund help support the Synagogue and the Jewish community and provide assistance to those in need in our community.
  • Caring Community Committee Fund – Support those within the congregational family in need of food, transportation, visits and other similar services.
  • Israel Support Fund – Support and initiate programs for a facility or cause in the State of Israel.
  • Marj Blauman Memorial Fund – Marj Blauman was a beloved congregant and matriarch of Temple Beth El for many, many years. We honor her memory by collecting funds in her name. The designated beneficiary strategy to which the funds will be awarded is under consideration.
  • Seymour Lilker Miroslav Holocaust Fund – Help maintain the Jewish cemetery in Miroslav, Czech Republic.
  • Social Action Fund – Purchase supplies and support projects, programs and activities that address social, political and economic problems of local, regional and national communities.
  • Youth and Families Enrichment Fund – Purchase materials and support programs to attract, invite and welcome youth and their families to Temple Beth El as well as address the interests of the youth and their family in our community.

“Nuts and Bolts” Funds

  • 50th Anniversary Fund – Created to establish an endowment for the temple, donations to this fund help support the congregation as a whole and help ensure the future of Temple Beth El.
  • Capital Improvement Fund – Finance improvements to the building and grounds.
  • Carole Volkman Kitchen Fund – Maintain and enhance Temple Beth El’s kitchen supplies and equipment.
  • Chai Tribute Fund – Purchase needed and useful items for the temple.
  • General Fund – Support Temple Beth El’s projects, activities and programs in keeping with our mission.

Commemorative Giving

Click here to make a gift using our online form

Walkway Brick (parking lot entrance)

You can create an etched walkway paving brick remembering a loved one, expressing your love of our temple, or honoring a special person or event. Your message will remain visible to passersby for generations to come. There are multiple price levels depending on the brick placement ($180, $360, $500, $750, $1,000). For more information about purchasing a walkway brick, call the temple office at (631) 421 – 5835 (ext. 200) or contact us.

Jerusalem Wall –  $1,800+, $5,000+, $10,000+, $25,000+, $100,000+ (inside Atrium)

The Jerusalem Wall, located just outside the entrance to the Sanctuary, presents the opportunity to purchase a commemorative plaque and help ensure our Temple’s future.

Tree of Life – $500 for a Leaf; $5,000 for a Stone (inside Atrium)

The Tree of Life enhances the beauty of our Atrium and is nurtured by celebrations of life and joy. Celebrate a simcha by dedicating a leaf or stone.

Yahrzeit Memorial Plaque – $500 (inside Sanctuary)

Purchase a memorial plaque in memory of a loved one. On the annual Yahrzeit date as well as each festival that acknowledges Yahrzeit (like Yom Kippur), the light will be kindled in that person’s honor.

Chapel Pew Seat Plate – $150 (inside Sanctuary)

Pew seat plates are a lovely way to affix a permanent marker and express your love and devotion. Commemorate an anniversary, birthday, life cycle event, or memoriam.

Ner Tamid (Planned Giving)

Philanthropy is about providing goodwill to others, to promote human welfare. Every member of our congregation is a philanthropist. Your abiding commitment and ongoing support for Temple Beth El makes you one.

As a philanthropist, have you ever thought of how you can make life better and more fulfilling for generations to come? Have you ever considered creating a legacy that will benefit and strengthen our future Temple Beth El community and all those we touch?

Temple Beth El is here today because our predecessors established this Synagogue for themselves and for us.

Now it is our turn to do the same.

The Temple Beth El Development Committee is asking you to join a temple-wide initiative called “Ner Tamid”, or Eternal Light. Along with thousands of Synagogues nationwide, we are asking congregants to include their Synagogue in their financial and estate plans. There is no gift too small. All are meaningful and welcomed.

You can contribute by:

  • Making a bequest to the temple in your will
  • Making a life-income charitable gift annuity
  • Making a gift using real estate
  • Other ways are available, we can explain them to you

This is an honor everyone can participate in without impacting present financial circumstances in any way. It’s an opportunity to maintain the bright light of Judaism for your children, your grandchildren, and generations beyond.

You commitment to Temple Beth El demonstrates how much you care about your Jewish faith and our Jewish community.  Please live up to your generous spirit and make your commitment to the future of our temple and our Jewish community.

Please join the many temple members who have already made a provision for Temple Beth El in their estate plans. Your planned gift will help to assure our long-term viability.

To have someone contact you about Ner Tamid, please call the temple office at (631) 421-5835 (ext. 200) or contact us.