Donation Funds

Beth El accepts gifts which honor and memorialize friends and family, as well as gifts in celebration of special occasions to any of the funds listed below. A card of acknowledgement bearing the donor’s name is sent to the person or family being honored, one who is ill, or to the family of the bereaved. Contributions are acknowledged through the Beth El Bulletin and all contributions are tax-deductible. Except where noted the minimum contribution for all donations is $10.  

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Congregational Funds

  • Synagogue Fund: Helps defray operating costs. 
  • Floral Fund: Provides flowers for the pulpit, for Shabbat, a special event, or a memorial for $36.
  • Music Fund: Buys sheet music, supplies, and helps fund musicians to enhance the beauty of our services.                  
  • Garden Fund: Supports the Beth El Community Garden, named Gan ha’Or, The Garden of Light. 
  • Knitzvah Fund: Supports a group who knit and crochet shawls and lap blankets to distribute to members of the Jewish and general community. 
  • Kiddush Fund: Allows for enhanced Shabbat Kiddush and lunches throughout the year.
  • Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund: Provides special funds for confidential giving and organizational requests.
  • Education Fund: Helps defray the expenses of Beth El Center for Jewish Learning.    

 Special Gift Funds

  • Alexander and Lillian Medoff Memorial Music Fund: Sponsors concerts and musical performances at the Synagogue
  • Eleanor and Jerry Lippman Bar/Bat Mitzvah Book Fund: Purchases books presented to a student upon his or her Bar/Bat Mitzvah    
  • Irving Botnick Education Fund: Promotes adult and family educational programming
  • Max M. Federhar Memorial Fund: Helps to defray the costs of synagogue special projects
  • Widlus Memorial Lecture Fund: Lectures at Beth El
  • Max Federhar Memorial: General synagogue needs
  • Luck Holocaust: Academy trips to the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC
  • Lisa Botnick Memorail Fund: Restricted
  • Aaron Kranitz Memorial Fund
  • Edward Abramson Memorial Fund: Synagogue projects, Torah covers
  • Jacob Reich Memorial Fund: Beth El Hebrew school education
  • Gress Torah Fund: Torah repair
  • Irving Botnick Education Fund: Adult education programs
  • Hakoah Education: Education programming for children, families, and adults

Scholarship Funds
Proceeds from the following funds assist learners of all ages—from youth to adult members. 

  • Lenore Gordon Scholarship Fund
  • Stephen M. Gross Memorial Fund: Youth work and camp scholarships          
  • Kloner Family Fund: Jewish education
  • Louis Lockshin Scholarship Fund
  • Marks and Goldfarb Youth Fund: Youth commission/development
  • Lola Salzman Scholarship Fund
  • Reverend Phillip Salzman Scholarship Fund          
  • Beth El Foundation for Jewish Education: Scholarships for higher Jewish Education
  • Frieda Weinberger Memorial Fund: Camp scholarships
  • Simon Kopleson Memorial Scholarship Fund: Israel trips for youth; Israel Incentive Savings Program
  • Max & Regina Schneier Memorial Fund: Support studies to become a Rabbi or teacher in Hebrew college
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