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Temple Sholom does need support to enhance various aspects of Temple life. Over the past 50 years, a variety of funds have been established. Donations to these funds are both needed and always appreciated. Here is a description of some of the funds that can be enhanced with your donation.

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General Fund

The General Fund supports all of the budgeted activities of Temple Sholom.
Each of the following restricted funds supports activities beyond the scope of the Temple’s budget.

Temple Sholom Cemetery Fund

The Cemetery fund is used to pay for planned improvements and to help underwrite maintenance.

Social Action Fund

This fund is used by the Social Action Committee for social action programs.

Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund

Distributed by the Rabbi within the Temple, the community, and the world in which we live in consonance with the Rabbi's assessment of need.

Education Fund

This fund is used for special programs and materials at the discretion of the Education Committee.

Library Fund

Books and other materials for the Library are purchased with the proceeds of this fund.

New Prayer Book Fund

This fund will enable the purchase of new prayer books.

Dr. H. Howard Gelfand Endowment For Rabbinics

The proceeds of the endowment are used to purchase materials for the study of Torah, to engage Jewish scholars to teach Torah, to underwrite the Temple’s budget line for rabbinic services, or to fund any project that results in the study of Jewish texts.

Rena Cohen Berner Memorial Fund

This endowment fund, established in 1985, finances Temple sponsored programs of Jewish culture and vital issues.

YES Fund

Beatrice and Fred Oettinger established this fund in 1985. YES stand for Youth, Education, and Scholarship. The fund supports the youth of Temple Sholom through camp scholarships, trips, and educational aids.

Marjorie and Merrill Golden Fund

This fund established by the Goldens is for the enhancement of the Temple Sholom building and the programs that take place in it.

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