Through the centuries, Jews have maintained the custom of commemorating occasions of joy and sorrow by making special contributions to their Temples. Temple Sha’arey Shalom has established several funds for this purpose. Please share your joys and sorrows with us by contributing to the following Temple Sha’arey Shalom Designated Funds.
To donate to a given fund, please download a Designated Funds form.
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Adult & Congregational Education Fund – Supports programs of study and learning within the congregation, including special programs and trips to enhance the education of Judaism.
Cantor’s Discretionary Fund – Assists Cantor in the enhancement of music and musical programming, through the purchase of music and tapes and hiring instrumentalists.
General Fund – Supports the overall needs of the congregation, and any expenses of the designated fund maintenance and operations.
Moesch Family Youth Scholarship Fund – Enables children of Temple members who meet the requirements to receive aid for attending Reform Jewish summer camps, NFTY conclaves and conventions and special events directed towards the Jewish enrichment of our young people. Students in Grades 9-12 must have been a full dues paying member of the Senior Youth Group or Confirmation class, in the previous year of eligibility.
Prayer Book Fund – To enable the Temple to replenish existing prayer books or purchase new and different types of prayer books. Please contact the Temple Office for more information.
Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund – Enables the Rabbi to confidentially assist individuals in need, particularly congregational members. In addition this fund may assist in achieving immediate needs to help Jewishly enrich the Temple. This fund is confidential in nature.
Rabbi Joshua Goldstein Scholar/Artist in Residence Fund – Enables the congregation to maintain an annual weekend of learning with leading scholars and artists in the Jewish world.
Ritual Fund – To enable congregants to make donations to enhance enjoyment of ritual activities.
R & V Cohen Hunger Relief Fund – To feed the homeless through the soup kitchen and “Bridges” endeavors.
Social Action – To fund efforts to promote social justice.
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