Donations to special funds are a wonderful way to honor or memorialize a person or event, and are a significant source of revenue for the Congregation. Recipients are notified and contributions are recorded in The Bulletin unless the donor requests otherwise.
Beth El General Fund - Unrestricted donations that may be used to provide or enhance any Beth El program or service.
Beth El Mortgage Fund - Invest in our Beth El Home and help pay off the renovation mortgage.
Beth El Playground Fund - Established to build a new, interactive playground for the children of Beth El.
Endowment Fund - Invest in our Beth El future. This fund operates under a separate charter to "provide funds for capital expenditures to maintain, repair, replace, reconstruct, expand or relocate the physical plant and facilities of Beth El and to maintain and expand the religious, educational, cultural and philanthropic activities of the congregation."
Holocaust Memorial Fund - Maintains our Holocaust Memorial Garden.
Sharon Steinberg Inclusion Fund - Ensures ways to welcome people with disabilities or other special needs.
Jack Klein Memorial Genealogy Library - Acquires and maintains genealogy materials for our library.
Lando Fund - Partially covers the first year dues of new members who are unable to meet their full fair share obligations. Its purpose is to encourage and help new families join Beth El.
Arnold G. Fink Library and Learning Center Fund - Acquires materials for the library, archives and Lifelong Learning Center.
Marc Ross Scholarship Fund - Awards one scholarship per year to a graduating high school senior who is a member of Beth El and who has contributed exemplary service to Beth El and/or the greater Jewish community.
Memorial Board Plaque - Members may purchase a plaque in memory of a loved one, to be mounted in our Meditation Room near the Sanctuary.
Richard Fakoury Music Fund - Used to further music at Beth El as determined by the cantor.
Prayer Book Fund - Prayer books used in our Shabbat, festival and High Holy Day services are purchased from this fund, as needed.
Rabbi's Good Deed Fund - Provides limited emergency relief to Congregants in need, support for communal organizations like ALIVE and Carpenter's Shelter, supplements Religious School and Temple educational programs.
Religious School Fund - Used to enhance the activities of the Religious School.
Shapiro Religious School Scholarship Fund - Used to offset costs for children who need financial assistance in order to attend religious school or participate in its activities.
Simcha Tree of Life - Leaves on this decorative tree may be dedicated in honor of any simcha.
Social Action Fund - Supports the activities and goals of the Social Action Committee and promotes activities that helps Beth El engage in "tikkun olam".
Brotherhood also accepts funds for the following three specific and specified purposes:
- Kitchen: Funds used solely to improve and enhance the Beth El kitchen facilities, such as new ovens, freezers, dishwasher repairs, etc.
- Brotherhood Youth Scholarship: Funds help support the Jewish education and leadership skills of 7th - 10th grade Beth El Hebrew school students and BEFTY members.
- Chapel in the Woods: Funds to enhance the maintenance and improvement of the Chapel in the Woods, such as the building of an outdoor ark.