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, in honor of, or for the recovery 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 – Sponsors, supports and encourages adult education programming.

Jordan Yurkew Memorial Fund – Provides financial assistance for children’s Religious School education and B’nei Mitzvah preparation.

Judy Jacoby Special Education Fund – Enhances education and provides instructional materials for children with special needs in Religious School.

Milton Gershon Youth Scholarship and Camp Fund – Assists or enables children to attend youth conclaves and Jewish camp programs.

Music and Cultural Arts Fund – Brings performers and speakers to the temple for programs of Jewish cultural interest.

Outreach Fund – Supports activities or programs that foster outreach to interfaith, interracial, LGBTQ and other non-traditional individuals and families.

Partnership Engagement Fund – Promotes the involvement of partners, gift members and prospective members in temple life.

Religious School Enrichment Fund – Purchases supplies and special aids, as well as supports special projects, programs and activities for Temple Beth El’s Religious School students.

Rhea Liebman Memorial Library Fund – Purchases books, periodicals and other materials for the library.

Rose Klein Memorial Scholar-In-Residence Fund – Provides funds to host 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 – Purchases Jewish-themed children’s books and educational materials.

 

Avodah/Prayer/Worship

Alma and Daniel Kommit Choir Fund – Supplements the temple’s operating budget to help meet the needs of the Adult and Junior Choir.

Marj Blauman Sanctuary Fund – Improves the accessibility, sound, comfort and beauty of the Sanctuary.

Prayer Book/Bible Fund – Purchases prayer books, Torah commentaries and other publications for use during worship services.

Ritual Beautification Fund – Purchases supplies, Judaica and special aids, as well as supports 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, supports the Synagogue and the Jewish community, as well as provides assistance to those in need in our community.

Caring Community Fund – Supports those within our congregational family in need of food, transportation, visits and other similar services.

Israel Support Fund – Supports and initiates programming in support of the State of Israel.

Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund – At the discretion of the Rabbi, supports the Synagogue and the Jewish community, as well as provides assistance to those in need in our community.

Ruth and Seymour Lilker Holocaust Fund – Supports Holocaust remembrance programming.

Social Action Fund – Purchases supplies and supports projects, programs and activities that address social, political and economic problems of local, regional and national communities.

Youth and Family Enrichment Fund – Supports programs to attract youth and their families to the temple as well as addresses the interests of the youth and their families within the temple community.

 

For Now And The Future: Sustaining Our Temple

Capital Improvement Fund – Finances improvements to the building and grounds.

Carole Volkman Kitchen Fund – Maintains and enhances Temple Beth El’s kitchen supplies and equipment.

Chai Tribute Fund – Purchases needed and useful items for the temple.

General Fund – Supports the temple’s budgeted projects, activities and programs in keeping with our mission.

Major Gift Initiative Fund – Supplements annual revenue to fund new program initiatives and services, capital and building expenditures, education, endowment, music, ritual and social action programs.

Replenishment Fund – Replenishes the Restricted Funds Account.

Temple Beth El Endowment Fund (formerly 50th Anniversary Fund) – Preserves and advances our religious, educational, spiritual, enrichment and administrative needs for now and the future.

 

Commemorative Giving

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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.

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.

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.