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Yom Chamishi, 26 Kislev 5775

Temple Shalom depends on your generosity to keep it financially healthy. There are many vehicles through which you can express your generosity.  Contact the Temple office at 732-566-2621 to make a donation to the following funds:

Stained Glass Window: A special gift to honor a Simcha or remember loved ones. Donation: $5,000

Tree of Life: Honor special family occasions with an engraved leaf on the tree bearing the name of the person honored. Donation: $175

Pews: Recognize a Simcha or memorial with a plate affixed to a pew. Donation: $300 for a double seat; $450 for a triple seat.

Friday Night Oneg Sponsorship: Celebrate a birthday, anniversary, engagement, marriage, Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Minimum donation: $75

Memorial (Yahrzeit) Plaque: The traditional way to memorialize those who have passed away.  Names read from the pulpit on their yahrzeit each year. Donation: $225 members; $325 non-members

Tree for Israel Certificates: A gift with special significance; helps the restoration of Israel’s forests. Donation: $18 per tree

There is a minimum $10 donation for the following funds:

Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund:  Rabbi’s discretion.

Cantor’s Discretionary Fund: Cantor’s discretion

Israeli Scholarship Fund: Helps Confirmation class members pay for URJ-sponsored trip to Israel.

Library Fund: For new books and support for the library.

Mitzvah Fund: To support various areas of need in Temple.

Prayer Book Fund: Maintains prayer books. Book plates may be purchased for $25.

Religious School Enhancement Fund: For special programs to enhance religious school education.

The Golden Book Fund (Sisterhood): For community projects, nursing home visits, gifts, etc. Contact Samantha Malinger at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Growing Fund (Sisterhood):Tto celebrate and honor occasions and accomplishments of children and support Tot Shabbat and Temple Tots programs. Contact Samantha Malinger at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Youth Fund: Supports the Temple Youth programs.

Brakman/Petrera Memorial Mitzvah Corps Fund: To assist the children participating in the NFTY Urban Mitzvah Corps.

Burton J. Jacowitz Social Justice Fund: Provides one merit-based award annually to a Confirmation student who attends the L’Taken Social Justice Seminar of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism.

Esthelle Gordon Kallah Fund: Gives scholarships to members who wish to attend a URJ Kallah for the first time.

Lear/Winograd College Contact Fund: To keep in contact with higher education students living away from home.

Lee Gura Music and Choir Fund: For support needed by Cantor and Choir

William and Harriet Kossin Bereavement Support Group Fund: To support ongoing the bereavement group held at Temple Shalom.

Natalie Rubin Family Caring Fund: Helps fund activities and support groups needed by Temple families through the Caring Community.

Marotta Lifelong Learning Fund: Supports Jewish education as a lifelong learning pilgrimage, promoting Jewish literacy across generations, thus providing the foundation to ensure a strong Jewish identity.

Michael Henry Memorial Children’s Fund: Assists financially needy children in pursuit of Jewish experiences.

Joseph Rabin Nursery School Fund: Provides resources to assist the Temple Shalom Nursery School.

Alfred Sackerman Memorial Garden Fund: Supports maintenance and beautification of the garden at the Temple’s main entrance.

Saul Sahner Library/Education Endowment: To provide financial support for the library as well as to encourage and support research and scholarship.

Larry Sadja Memorial Fund: To provide funds for the beautification of the sanctuary and the building.

Scholar-in-Residence Fund: Tto assist in securing appropriate scholars to participate in the annual Scholar-in-Residence program.

Shalom Cares (sponsored by The Kimmish Family): To provide Shabbat meals and/or other items to bereaved families and to those who are coping with serious illness.

Wallace H. Steinberg Family Education Endowment Fund: To provide funds for Family Education programs.

Wolfson Family Concert Fund: To stage an annual concert celebrating Jewish music in a family-oriented environment encouraging congregant participation.