Contributions for October 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
A donation by:
– -Marcia Reger
In memory of:
William Rothmel
Elizabeth Rothmel
– -Ken Rothmel

Peggy & Joe Grifenhagen Older Adult Services Fund
Provides for older adult services
In honor of:
Alan Blumenthal’s birthday
– -Bill & Gloria Grifenhagen

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
Donation for Hurricane Relief by:
– -Robert & Sara Friedman
– -Norman Steinberger
– -Harriet Teasdale
Donation for Second Harvest by:
– -Barry & Karen Greenblatt
In memory of:

Sara Guller
– -Philip Guller
Abe Coplon
– -Dorothy Coplon

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:
Stephanie Warshauer
– -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
A donation by:
– -Marcia Reger
In memory of:
Stephanie Warshauer
– -Jeff & Bari Gorelick


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
In memory of:
Haskell Alter
– -Shelley Levine

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:
Anthony P DiPesa
Carol Anne DiPesa
– -Robert & Christine Ecker

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.
A donation by:
– -Flo Hersch


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
A donation by:
– -Stuart & Carolyn Hennes





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
– -Adam Bernstein & Tammy Seigel

Solomon Schwartz Torah Fund
Provides for repair of Temple Torahs
A donation by:
– -Marcia Reger

Susan Kramer Healing Fund
Provides materials for healing and spirituality
Speedy recovery wishes to:
Janis Silverman
– -Joan Kirschner


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:
– -Ira & Susan Hader
– -Kwame Boyd
In honor of:
Audry Borgenicht
– -Mary Keith
In memory of:

Max Schwartz
Goldie Schwartz
– -Eileen Schwartz
Sylvia Marcus
Robert Marcus
Harry Fogel
Jean Fogel
– -Shari Marcus
Jack Kleinrock
– -Sally Katz
Harry Lewis
Hannah Lewis
– -Robert Lewis
Landon Kronenberg
– -Mark & Leslie Torch
Leon, Miriam & David Falescky
Bella Smulewicz
Hyman, Sylvia & Ester Zaidman
Shirley Yudawitz
– -Steve & Marsha Zaidman
Ernst Schirok
– -Terry Schirok
Ruth Signer
– -Marjory Schwartz
Morris Cohen
– -Jeff Cohen
Ruth Rifkin
– -Linda Marshall
Evoline B. Green
– -Gail Green
Melvin L. 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

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

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:
– -Stuart & Carolyn Hennes
In appreciation of:
Rabbi Asher Knight
– -Alan Kronovet & Cary Bernstein
– -Roberta Damesek
– -The Kohl Family
In honor of:
Alan Blumenthal’s birthday
– -Bruce LaRowe & Anita Strauss-LaRowe
Janette Schwartz’s 65th birthday
– -Jeffrey Schwartz
In memory of:

Stephanie Warshauer
– -Bill & Gloria Grifenhagen
– -Adam & Marissa Brooks
Marjorie Noyer
– -Penny Krieger
Abraham Teich
– -Steven Teich
Sandy Marano
Raymond Kelly
– -Debbie Bloomer
Martha Wagner
– -Robert & Christine Ecker
Sidney Goozner
– -Alan Goozner
Ben G. Phillips
– -Stephen & Barbara Phillips
Dora Garfinkle
Irving Garfinkle
– -Phil Garfinkle
Sol Lieberman
– -Michael Lieberman

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
In memory of:
Becky Cohen
– -Elsa Multer

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
In memory of:
Stephanie Warshauer
– -Alan & Lee Blumenthal

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

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:
Stephanie Warshauer
– -Ross C. Levin
– -Norman 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:
Michelle Miller
– -Fred & Joy Miller

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:
Stephanie Warshauer
Morris Leibman

Helen Rothandler
Rubin Rothandler
– -Larry & Shelley Leibman
Eleanor Leavitt
– -Robin Leavitt
Antonio Darienzo
Janice Rand
– -Beverly Darienzo

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
Speedy recovery wishes to:
Janis Silverman
– -Ted & M E Hessberg