Contributions for June 2017


Contributions to funds shall be considered income to the Temple and shall be used on an as needed or annual basis for the purposes set forth in the creation of the fund. These funds may be considered income for budget purposes.  MAKE A CONTRIBUTION


Angel Fund
Provides funds through the Social Action Committee to help mothers provide basic needs for their children
In memory of:
Rose Farkas
– -Ken Rothmel

Peggy & Joe Grifenhagen Older Adult Services Fund
Provides for older adult services
In honor of:
Ron Liss
– -S.P.I.C.E.
In memory of:
Tesiano Cagadas, Sr.
– -Sandra Weinstein
– -Alan & Lee Blumenthal
– -Barbara Freiberg
– -Jill Blumenthal

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 programs
In honor of:
Marvin Callif
– -S.P.I.C.E.
Herm Ziegler’s 80th birthday
– -Phil & Betsy Garfinkle
– -Michael & Judi Norman
– -Marv & Sera Callif
– -Bob & Mary Rothkopf
– -Sam & Linda Levy
– -Alan & Lee Blumenthal
– -Robert & Susan Weiss
Bob Lidz’s 90th birthday
– -Michael & Judi Norman
Marshall Lindner’s 80th birthday
– -Sam & Linda Levy
Charlie Lewin’s Bar Mitzvah
– -Jill Blumenthal
In memory of:
Marc James Rothmel
– -Ken Rothmel
Charles Goldberg
– -Lee Marx

Roz Greenspon & Marty Birnbaum Adult & Family Engagement Fund
To create relationships and engage adults and families through Jewish Living Groups
In memory of:
Joan Crane
Lillian Mendelson
Ed Green
Harold Kossove
Sheila Fisher
– -Marty Birnbaum & Roz Greenspon

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

Scott Katowitz Youth Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships for NFTY activities and URJ camps
In memory of:
Sam Kanarek
– -Barbara Nachman

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


Arthur Tirsun Education Shabbat & Religious School Fund
Provides for the Annual Education Shabbat and other 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:
Bill Gupton
– -Nancy Yudell

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
In memory of:
Patti Deaton
– -Leigh Jacobson
Julianna Szabo
– -Emery Szabo

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
A donation by:
– -Stanley & Louise Rose

Ritual Fund
Provides for the purchase and maintenance of ritual objects
In appreciation of:
Chevrah Kadisha
– -Ben & Lisa Sutker

Robert and Audrey Ezarsky Fund
Provides for worship and other services provided to Temple Beth El members
In honor of:
Lee Bierer’s birthday
– -Peter & Sharri Benjamin
– -Fred & Joy Miller

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
In memory of:
Judy Sutker
– -Jill Blumenthal

Dzidra Hombs Beautification Fund
Provides funds for beautification of the gardens at Temple Beth El
In honor of:
Herm Ziegler’s 80th birthday
Marshall Lindner’s 80th birthday
Steve Rosenauer
– -Bob & Inta Lidz
In memory of:
Sidney Grossman
– -Judith Norman

General Fund
Provides funds to supplement Temple operating expenses
A donation by:
– -Mark & Selina Brooks
In honor of:
Mike Scharf’s birthday
– -Susan Cerynak Spatz
Steve Rosenauer
– -Ed & Sandra Holt
In memory of:

Robert Katz
– -Ken Katz
Dorla & Hans Anker
Ida Rose Sternstein
– -Jerry & Carole Sternstein
Roy Dermack
– -Andrew & Julie Dermack
Victor Osborne
– -Richard Osborne
Murray Rogovin
– -Rick & Tina Rogovin

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

Elizabeth Goodman Klein

High Holy Day
Provides for High Holy Day needs

Provides for GLBT programs and activities

Provides funds for SPICE programs and events
In honor of:
Marshall Lindner’s 80th birthday
– -Bob & Linda Lindner
– -Phil & Betsy Garfinkle
– -Robert & Susan Weiss
Zack Fuentes Bar Mitzvah
– -Don & Ellice Liss
Herm Ziegler’s 80th birthday
– -Marshall & Faylinda Lindner
Ben Rosker’s birthday
– -Peter & Linda Hindel
In memory of:
Neil Sacks
– -Caren Carr
Isadore Rosen
Dorothea Rosen
– -Betsy Garfinkle

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
Clergy Discretionary Fund
Provides scholarship, Tzedakah contributions, direct assistance, books, materials and Temple programs
In appreciation of:
Rabbi Asher Knight
Rabbi Dusty Klass
Cantor Mary Thomas
– -Shelley Pawlyk
– -Howard Weisblat
– -Ben & Lisa Sutker
Sarah Passe’s Mikvah Ritual
– -Mindy Passe
In honor of:

Charlie Lewin’s Bar Mitzvah
– -Matt, Amy, Sarah & Rachel Choffin
In memory of:
Frances Rosenberg
– -Linda Rosenberg
Bernard Manton
– -Ben & Margie Liebstein
Arnold Kridel
Charles Levy
– -Honey Kridel
Ruth Slesinger
– -Gay Slesinger
– -Jack Slesinger
Anne Gordon
– -Barry Gordon
Ann Nurock Rossein
– -Susan Schwartz
Esther Gromet
– -Matt Gromet & Phyllis Schultz

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
In appreciation of:
Laura Bernstein
– -Shelley Pawlyk


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

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

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

Brotherhood Endowment
Provides funding for Temple Beth El programs
In memory of:
Harry Cheen
– -Bishop Cheen

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

Donna S. & Norman Levin and Ross Levin Family Endowment for Education
Provides for educational programs
In memory of:
Donna Levin
– -Norman Levin
– -Ross Levin

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

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

Michelle Miller Jewish Commitment Endowment
Provides the Michelle Miller Award for Jewish Commitment of a Confirmation Student
In memory of:
Rhea & Jacob Sahl
– -Brian & Marla Emery

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
In memory of:
Anne & Leon Rosenberg
– -Ginny Rosenberg

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
In honor of:
Ted Hessberg
– -S.P.I.C.E.
In memory of:
Henry Silverman
– -Richard & Janis Silverman