The Mina and Irving Klein Fund

Promoting New Ideas and Innovative Thinking

The purpose of the fund is to provide matching funds to support engagement and partnership, and for philanthropy, social action and social justice, among other initiatives.

Click the link below to download the grant application:

Klein Fund Grant Application

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Temple Beth El Social Action Receives $5,000 Grant

The Dentists for a Better Huntington presented Sue Seiler, co-chair of the Social Action Committee, a check for $5,000. This grant goes directly to the Project H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Eat) program that feeds the needy each month. We support the Tri-CYA and the seniors at Paumanack Village each month with healthy, warm, delicious meals.  Dr. Howard Schneider (z”l) identified our program to the Dentists for a Better Huntington back in 2014, and we have continued to be the recipient of their generous grant.

L to R:   Dr. Inna Gellerman, Dr. Larissa Figari-Goller, Sue Seiler and Dr. John Keene


The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation Awards $15,000 Grant to Temple Beth El

Left to right: Rob Seiler, Beverly Wayne, Peter Klein, Executive Director – Claire Friedlander Family Foundation, Andrea Levenbaum and Peter Wayne

Temple Beth El is thrilled to announce a generous $15,000 grant from The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation to help fund a new, state-of-the-art kitchen that will better meet the growing nutritional needs of the Huntington community. Temple Partners Rob Seiler, Beverly and Peter Wayne and Andrea Levenbaum are to be commended for their hard work in securing this funding.

About The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation:  The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation, as a legacy agent, frames our giving in the spirit of our grantor – and does so with a mindfulness towards impact, effectiveness and sustainability. We serve to partner with our grantees and fellow philanthropic leaders in a fashion that promotes collaboration and transformation. We believe that, in its most elegant form, we are investors – investing in the nonprofits we support – and in doing so pay special attention to these “investments” to insure they flourish and achieve their objectives.



The Townwide Fund of Huntington Awards Grant To Temple Beth El

Left to right:  Townwide Fund:  Vita Scaturro (Grant Co Chair), Dave Altman (Board President); Temple Beth El Representatives: Beverly Wayne, Patricia Kresner, Robert Seiler; Townwide Fund: Alice Marie Rorke (Executive Director), Janice Whelan (Grant Co Chair)

The Townwide Fund of Huntington has made a generous grant to Temple Beth El to help purchase a twin 1.5 gallon coffee brewer that will enable volunteer congregants to effectively serve high-volume batches of coffee from our current kitchen facilities, and will be integrated seamlessly into the soon-to-be newly renovated kitchen.

About The Townwide Fund of Huntington:  Since its inception in 1961, The Townwide Fund of Huntington has raised more than $12 million and continues to infuse local health and human service organizations with the support they need to help the residents of Huntington.  Currently, more than 30 local charitable organizations are partnered with The Townwide Fund of Huntington to improve the quality of life in our community. As a non-governmental agency, The Townwide Fund bridges the gap between dwindling governmental support for local charities and the increasing needs of community residents.

The Townwide Fund of Huntington is made up of passionate like-minded volunteers. Their enthusiasm and commitment, along with help from their wonderful sponsors, has ensured that The Townwide Fund of Huntington remains an integral part of a strong and vibrant Huntington.