Contributions for December 2018


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

Robyn Farber Leadership Development Fund
Provides for training and motivating future leaders of our Temple
In honor of:
Larry Farber
– – Laura & Matt McGirt

Rabbi Judith Schindler Social Justice & Action Fund
Provides for Social Justice & Action program
Speedy recovery wishes for:
Barbara Ziegler
– – Lee & Alan Blumenthal
In honor of:

Jon & Chris Schuller’s 50th anniversary
– – Gloria Reeves

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 honor of:
Dawn Gold’s birthday
– – Gene Ruth & Milt Poler
– – Sharri & Peter Benjamin
Marsha Zaidman’s birthday
– – Roberta & Michael McGinley

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.
In honor of:
Holly Gainsboro’s birthday
– – Dawn & Mickey Gold

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
In memory of:
Patricia Gaines Johnson
– – Katie & Fred Valfer

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

Resnik-Gold Prayerbook Fund

Provides for the purchase of prayerbooks for Temple Beth El
In honor of:
Sheila Peltzer’s birthday
– – Marcia Lampert











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

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

General Fund
Provides funds to supplement Temple operating expenses
Happy New Year wishes to:
Sharri McGirt & Larry Farber
Paige & Mark Cohen
Mary Ellen & Barry Ezarsky
Tonda & Mitch Rifkin
– – Dawn & Mickey Gold
In honor of:
Sheila Peltzer’s birthday
– – Marsha & Steve Zaidman
Jon & Chris Schuller’s 50th anniversary
– – Sharon & Luis Cadalzo
– – Peggy Wilkoff
Alan & Lee Blumenthal
– – Joe Freiberg
Jeff Bierer’s birthday
– – Dawn & Mickey Gold
In memory of:
Walter Knopf
– – Shirley Miller
Marilyn Trujillo
– – Peggy Wilkoff
Sultana Aroyo
– – Estelle Rosen
Carl Cohen
– – Audrey Madans

Temple Beth El Art Fund
Provides funds for the purchase of art for the Temple
In appreciation of:
Alan Gottheim
– – Katie & Fred Valfer


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
A donation by:
– – Y’onathan Gimbel & Arron McGill

Provides funds for SPICE programs and events

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
Healing Prayers for:
Steve Serepca
– – Lee & Alan Blumenthal
In honor of:

The Benson Family
– – Carolyn & Sandy Hart
Sheila Peltzer’s birthday
– – Nancy & Chuck Boufford
The birth of Heath Dorian Warner
– – Ira & Linda Bass
Marsha Zaidman’s birthday
– – Barbara & Harvey Klipper
Max Wine’s Bar Mitzvah
– – Linda & Allan Klepper
Zachary & Hannah Hummel’s Marriage
– – Marilyn Needle
The parents of Molly Lutz & Fred Valfer
– – Molly Lutz
In memory of:
Pauline Frank
– – Michael Lieberman
Carl Cohen
– – Bari & Jeff Gorelick
Barbara Jarrell
– – Tara Hicks
Gertrude Sass
Peggy Shainberg
– – Lynn & Ken Sass

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
A donation by:
– – Karen & Barry Greenblatt

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

Bernstein Continuity Endowment
Provides funds to support the mission of Temple Beth El

Brotherhood Endowment
Provides funding for Temple Beth El programs

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 & Reanea 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 honor of:
Sheila Peltzer’s birthday
– – Mattye & Marc 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 Fund
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
In memory of:
Janet Hunt
– – Deidre & Clay Grubb
– – Kelleigh & David King
– – Judith Hahn & Benjamin Lerman
– – Joanne & David Tarditi
– – Deborah & Richard Hluchan
– – Marilyn Sanborne & Richard Labowskie
– – Doris & Norbert Gruenfeld
– – Jane Smith
– – Mary & Leonard Kenney
– – Maureen & Carlo Scaramella
– – The Johnson Co Inc
– – Joyce & Joseph Nishimura
– – Jacquelyn McNulty & Paul Gilligan Jr
– – Michelle Sibley
– – Alice & Art Gallagher
– – Kate & Steve Williams
– – Rona & Michael Muntner
– – Barbara Dellinger
– – Anne Paramore

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:
Marsha Zaidman’s birthday
– – Faylinda Lindner

Michelle Miller Jewish Commitment Endowment
Provides the Michelle Miller Award for Jewish Commitment of a Confirmation Student
In memory of:
Michelle Miller
– – Kathy & Mike Beckner

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

Ted & M.E. Hessberg Endowment for Community Outreach Programs
Provides funds to support temple programs