Contributions for June 2019


THANK YOU for honoring and memorializing your family and friends by donating to Temple Beth El!  Contributions to funds are considered income to the Temple and are used on an as needed or annual basis for the purposes set forth in the creation of the fund.   MAKE A CONTRIBUTION

Angel Fund
Provides funds through the Social Action Committee to help mothers provide basic needs for their children

Peggy & Joe Grifenhagen Older Adult Services Fund
Provides for older adult services
In honor of:
Bill & Gloria Grifenhagen’s 50th anniversary
– -Jim & Sandra Friend
– -Vicki Hopkins
– -Jill Blumenthal
– -Lee & Jane Diamond

Robyn Farber Leadership Development Fund
Provides for training and motivating future leaders of our Temple

Rabbi Judith Schindler Social Justice & Action Fund
Provides for Social Justice & Action program
A donation by:
– -Norman Steinberger
In appreciation of:
Tzedek Council & Community Organizing Committee
– -Jill Blumenthal
In honor of:
Dick & Janis Silverman’s 50th anniversary
– -Bob & Mary Rothkopf
In memory of:

Our Nephew
– -Len & Mary Ann Honeycutt
Anne Rosenberg
Leon Rosenberg
– -Bishop Cheen & Ginny Rosenberg

Roz Greenspon & Marty Birnbaum Adult & Family Engagement Fund
To create relationships and engage adults and families through Jewish Living Groups

Sacred Study Fund
Provides support for Jewish study programs and events for adults


Cojac-Mintz Summer Camp Fund
Provides scholarship assistance for youth attending Reform Jewish summer camps

Estelle Gold Children’s Fund
Provides for miscellaneous needs of Temple youth programs
In memory of:
Marty Husney
– -Mickey & Dawn Gold

Scott Katowitz Youth Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships for NFTY activities and URJ camps

Steven Gainsboro Teen Educator Fund
Provides support to teens that educate and mentor younger students through the Religious School Madrichim Program, the B’nei Mitzvah Peer Tutoring program and other involvement where teens supervise, teach and engage with younger students.

Cantor Andrew Bernard Youth Engagement Fund
Provides for youth programs, activities and events


Roz Greenspon & Marty Birnbaum Young Families & Young Adults Fund
Provides funds for programs for Young Families & Young Adults


Elizabeth Goodman Klein Religious School Fund
Provides for teacher training and Religious School programs

Confirmation Class Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships for the Confirmation Class trips and programming

Interfaith & Outreach Fund
Provides for programs for interfaith families and education for individuals on the path to conversion

Judy Perlin Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships to Religious School; administered by the Sisterhood

Teddi Segal Jewish Identity Education Fund
Provides funding for the Jewish education Component of our Jewish Living Groups – groups that are formed around a common affinity, special interest or demographic likenesses to bring congregants together.


Alan Shuart Sound Fund
Provides for upgrades to the sanctuary sound system for worship and events

Locke Family Conversion Fund
Provides funding for Temple Beth El programs and services for non Jews wishing to become Jewish

Norman Steinberger Yizkor Fund
Provides for the publication of Yizkor memorial books and maintenance of the Memorial Boards

Pepper Music Fund
Provides for Temple music programs and the Temple Beth El Choir
In memory of:
Robert Kossak
– -Robert & Marsha Stickler










Resnik-Gold Prayerbook Fund
Provides for the purchase of prayerbooks for Temple Beth El

Ritual Fund
Provides for the purchase and maintenance of ritual objects

Robert and Audrey Ezarsky Fund
Provides for worship and other services provided to Temple Beth El members

Solomon Schwartz Torah Fund
Provides for repair of Temple Torahs

Susan Kramer Healing Fund
Provides materials for healing and spirituality


Building Fund
Provides for general building improvements
A donation by:
– -Abraham Willoughby

Dzidra Hombs Beautifications Fund
Provides funds for beautification of the gardens at Temple Beth El

General Fund
Provides funds to supplement Temple operating expenses
A donation by:
– -Vermont & Charlene Cummings
In honor of:

Jane & Lee Diamond’s 50th anniversary
– -Jim & Sandra Friend
Matthew Trager’s birthday
– -Kate Wenger & family
David Wahlberg’s birthday
– -Don & Shevi Herbstman
In memory of:
Donna Levin
– -Norman Levin
Emanuel Larick

Ethel Wolf Larick
– -Robert, Donna & Tommy Larick
Bert McLeod
– -Betsy Griffin
– -Pamela Toledano & family
– -Tina Rice & family
Ethel Gordon
– -Marcia Lampert
– -Pearl Schwartz
May Blackman
– -Stephen & Susan Marcus
Charles Goldberg
– -Walter & Lee Marx
Anne Gordon
– -Barry Gordon

Temple Beth El Art Fund
Provides funds for the purchase of art for the Temple


Birkat Shalom
Provides direct donations to our sister congregation Birkat Shalom in Israel

High Holy Day
Provides for High Holy Day needs


Provides for GLBT programs and activities
In memory of:
Anthony Gimeli
– -Marvin & Sera Callif

Provides funds for SPICE programs and events
A donation by:
For Sterling Elementary
– -Joan Kirschner

Tot Shabbat
Provides funds for programs for young children


The rabbis and cantors act as agents of the synagogue in disbursing funds from their discretionary funds for a variety of causes.  Donations may be made to the general Clergy Good Works Fund or to specific clergy good works funds.
Clergy Discretionary Fund
Provides scholarship, Tzedakah contributions, direct assistance, books, materials and Temple programs
A donation by:
– -Samuel Stecher, Jr.
In appreciation of:
Rabbi Asher Knight
Rabbi Dusty Klass
– -Chris & Ariele Arrowood
– -Bob & Mary Rothkopf

In honor of:

Michael Jacobs
– -Nancy Grobe
Doug & Kelly Wilson’s anniversary
– -Fred & Joy Miller
Nina Solar’s Bat Mitzvah
– -Vicki Hopkins
Hailey Turtz Bat Mitzvah
– -Evan & Brenda Turtz
In memory of:
Emily Goldfarb
– -Jeffrey & Rachel Goldfarb
Gertrude Schwartz
– -Stanley & Louise Rose
Martin Chodroff
– -Evan & Brenda Turtz

The Executive Director acts as an agent of the synagogue in disbursing funds from this discretionary funds for unanticipated Temple needs.

Executive Director’s Discretionary Fund
Provides for unanticipated Temple needs

Contributions to Crisis Assistance Ministry Fund and Mazon are sent directly to these agencies on behalf of Temple Beth El

Crisis Assistance Ministries Fund
Provides direct donation to Crisis Assistance Ministry

Mazon: A Jewish Response To Hunger
Provides direct donations to Mazon by Temple Beth El










ENDOWMENTS – Building For Our Future
The income generated from the Endowments shall be considered as income of the Temple and shall be spent or accumulated as determined by the Temple’s Endowment Committee

From Strength to Strength

Anita & Herman Blumenthal Endowment
Provides funds to support the mission of Temple Beth El

Temple Beth El Principal Endowment
Provides money for ongoing financial security of Temple Beth El

Donald H. and Barbara K. Bernstein Temple Beth El Continuity Endowment
Provides funds to support the mission of Temple Beth El

Brotherhood Endowment
Provides funding for Temple Beth El programs

Cynthia and David Crane Endowment

Fay & Dan Green
Provides support to the mission of Temple Beth El

Leon Levine Foundation/Leon & Sandra Levine Endowment
Provides funds to support the mission of Temple Beth El

Sam & Emily Zimmern Endowment
Provides funds to support the mission of Temple Beth El

Sam & Raenea Siegel Endowment
Provides funds for general purpose use


David Cohen Family Social Justice & Action Endowment
Provides funding to support and implement social justice and action programs

David Silverman Youth Activities Endowment
Provides for youth programming
In memory of:
Florence Rothman Deutscher
– -Marc & Mattye Silverman

Donna S. & Norman Levin and Ross Levin Family Endowment for Education
Provides for educational programs

Family Experience Endowment
Provides financial support to family experiential retreats, programs & events

Fred & Vi Winton High Holy Day Music Endowment
Provides music for the High Holy Days

Jennifer Andrea Hunt Special Needs Endowment
Provides funds to Temple Beth El, which will be used to provide support for those students with special needs and priority given to those going through the B’nei Mitzvah program

Joe & Carol Voynow Building Maintenance Endowment
Provides for capital improvements to the building

Lash Family Teen Travel Endowment
Provides annual support to assist TBE teens with travel expenses to participate in Jewish experiences

Madrichim Endowment
Provides general financial support of Temple Beth El’s Madrichim program

Marian Segal Bennett Musical Arts Endowment
Provides for special programs of Jewish Music

Marshall W. Lindner Endowment
Supports the mission and activities of S.P.I.C.E. (senior programming)
In honor of:
David Wahlberg’s birthday
Mary Rothkopf’s birthday
– -Faylinda Lindner

Michelle Miller Jewish Commitment Endowment
Provides the Michelle Miller Award for Jewish Commitment of a Confirmation Student

S.A. Schloss Special Book Endowment
Provides Torah commentaries for the Sanctuary

Sadie W. Levin Scholar-in-Residence Endowment
Provides for Scholar-in-Residence speakers and adult education

Sisterhood Children’s Endowment
Funds generated from this endowment fund will be used to aid and provide scholarship for temple-sponsored children’s programs

Sonny Melasky Nursery Endowment

Provides babysitting service and nursery improvements
In honor of:
Lee & Jane Diamond’s 50th anniversary
– -The Gerstein Family
– -Steven & Lauren Friedman
– -Sherri Mallet
– -Lewis Malchick

Ted & M.E. Hessberg Endowment for Community Outreach Programs
Provides funds to support temple programs
In memory of:
Henry Silverman
– -Richard & Janis Silverman