Contributions for August 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

Peggy & Joe Grifenhagen Older Adult Services Fund
Provides for older adult services
In memory of:
Tesiano Cagadas, Sr.
– -Harriet Hurlich
Israel Richman
Margaret Gentile
– -Doug & Paula Gentile

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
A donation by:
– -Norman Steinberger (for the homeless)

Roz Greenspon & Marty Birnbaum Adult & Family Engagement Fund
To create relationships and engage adults and families through Jewish Living Groups
In honor of:
Herm Ziegler’s 80th birthday
– -Marty Birnbaum & Roz Greenspon
Bruce Mirman’s 70th birthday
– -Stacy Cohen
In memory of:
Gay Slesinger
– -Marty Birnbaum & Roz Greenspon
Bob Yudell
Marty Hurlich
– -Vicki Hopkins

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:
Martin Alan Hurlich
– -Philip & Renee Schreibman

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
In honor of:
Cantor Andrew Bernard
– -David Weinrib & Liz Wahls
In memory of:

May and Nathan Wallace
– -Marsha Rosen
Barbara Zipkoff
Andrew Wilson
Pam Pyzbylo
– -Judy Szatmary


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

Judy Perlin Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships to Religious School; administered by the Sisterhood
In memory of:
Ben Schwartz
– -Bill & Fran Schwartz

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
In memory of:
Fred Locke
– -David & Janet Lefkowitz

Norman Steinberger Yizkor Fund
Provides for the publication of Yizkor memorial books and maintenance of the Memorial Boards
In memory of:
Sophie Cohen
– -Marjorie Liebstein
Lester Loechelt
Charles Lacallade
– -Robert Jacobson

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

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
In honor of:
Barry Ezarsky’s 60th birthday
– -Gene & Janie Meyers
– -Ellen Sapp
– -Harvey & Laurie Smith
– -Peter & Sharri Benjamin
– -Jeff & Lee Bierer
– -Alan & Merle Gottheim

Solomon Schwartz Torah Fund
Provides for repair of Temple Torahs

Susan Kramer Healing Fund
Provides materials for healing and spirituality


Brotherhood Fund
Provides funding for Temple Beth El programs

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
A donation by:
– -Mark & Selina Brooks
In memory of:
Irving Sadow
– -Mark Sadow
Bernard Stanley Gaines
– -Roger Gaines
Bob Yudell
– -Dan & Linda Litaker
– -Alison May
– -Betty Rosenbaum
– -Gary & Jodi Michel
– -Norman Steinberger & Gail Halverson
– -DF Halton Fountation, Inc.
– -Dr. & Mrs. Joe H. Woody
– -Gerson & Wilma Asrael
Leigh Jacobson
– -Susan Rittenberg
– -Barry & Karen Greenblatt
– -Ruth Melnicoff
Sheila Kasten
– -Gary & Jodi Michel
– -Leona Karp
– -Shameina Markel

– -Eric Markel
George & Eva Miller
– -Emi Miller
– -Shirley Miller
Jack Kroll
– -Anita Foreman
Louis Sternstein
– -Jerry & Carole Sternstein
Marty Hurlich
– -Bob & Linda Isser
– -Bob & Maxine Stein
Norman Palin
– -Barry & Karen Greenblatt
Megan Sayeth
Jean Sayegh
Gordon Wahls
Scilla Wahls
– -David Weinrib & Liz Wahls
Larry Kalan
William Simms
– -Herm & Barbara Ziegler

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
A donation by:
– -Shelley Pawlyk

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
Speedy recovery wishes to:
Marshall Lindner
– -Ted & ME Hessberg
In memory of:
Charles Israel Rutman
– -Leon Rutman
Lew Kirschner
– -Tony Diramio & Caren Carr
Milton & Annabelle Lindner
– -Marshall & Faylinda Lindner
Sue Opper
Rosalind Levy
– -Nancy Novell

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
A donation by:
– -Jeff & Judy Seldin-Cohen
In appreciation of:
Rabbi Klass
– -Marilyn Needle
Rabbi Knight
– -Anne Yudell
– -Wendy Rose
– -Nancy Yudell
– -Sherry Yudell
– -Sarah Rose
– -Nina Rose
Cantor Mary Thomas
– -Steven & Jo Jacobson
– -Barbara Stoner

In honor of:

Jim White’s birthday
– -Lynda White
Chuck Caron 90th birthday
– -Joel & Ellen Mandell
Kaya Nichols Bat Mitzvah
– -Matthew Nichols & Katrina Burton-Nichols
Tali Rae Viquez’s naming
– -Steven & Jo Jacobson
Russell Golembe’s Bar Mitzvah
– -Barry & Trish Golembe
In memory of:
Lawrence Stickler
– -Robert & Marsha Stickler
Bob Yudell
– -Bennett Lyons
– -Jeffrey & Fran Lyons
– -Jane Abel
– -David & Janet Lefkowitz
Ed Festinger
Marty Hurlich
– -Jim & Lynda White
Sam & Ida Poler
– -Milt & Gene Ruth Poler
Marlene Ecker
Elizabeth Berger
– -Mr. & Mrs. Robert Ecker
Susan Jacobson
– -Howard & Merridith Glazer
Andrew O. Wilson, Sr
– -Doug & Kelly Wilson
Pauline Schwartz
– -Jeffrey Schwartz
Leigh Jacobson
– -Robert Jacobson
Abe Dworsky
– -Randy & Jill LeClair
Jeanne Levy
– -Honey Kridel

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
In honor of:
Susan Spatz’s 95th birthday
Deidre & Clay Grubb’s 50th birthdays
Deidre & Clay Grubb’s 25th anniversary
Cantor Andrew Bernard’s retirement
Pam Linker’s 25 years at TBE
– -Bruce & Candace Naliboff
In memory of:
Bob Yudell
– -Bruce & Candace Naliboff

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
In memory of:
Bernard Manton
Victor Osborne
Mike Tunney
Bob Yudell
Andrew Wilson
Leigh Jacobson
William Simms
Sheila Kasten
Fred Locke
Jane Schreibman
– -Sara Schreibman

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 honor of:
Arnold Greenfield’s 90th birthday
– -Bruce & Sheryl Mirman
In memory of:
Janet Boyar
– -Scott & Donna Boyar

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:
Sheila Kasten
– -Marc & Mattye Silverman
Irving K & Sophia H Jacobson
Gabriel Spil
Harry Warshbale
Rita Goldblatt
Shirley Callif
Neal Callif
Ansel Meyer Morganstein
Sheila Kasten
Andrew O Wilson, Sr
Alice Coran
Bob Yudell
Tesiano Cagadas, Sr.
– -Robert Jacobson

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

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

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