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.
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.