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Where to Donate

Temple Beth Israel endowment funds offer you a variety of options that reflect your interests and legacy. Your generosity will enable us to continue the traditions and events you love and secure a vibrant Jewish future at Temple Beth Israel.

Contributing to any of these funds can also be a meaningful way to: celebrate a life cycle event, remember the life of a loved one, pass down your values to your family and your community.

Listed below are the funds available. If you do not see a fund that meets your wishes, the Finance Committee can assist you in creating a fund designed for you and Temple Beth Israel.

TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL FUNDS

Contributions to the funds listed below should be directed to Temple Beth Israel

TBI BUILDING FUND

Previously founded as the TBI 100th anniversary fund. This fund is the repository of building fund assessments.

GENERAL FUND

Established by Samuel Lavetan to support the operating expenses of the Temple.

RABBI’S DISCRETIONARY FUND

Contributions to this fund are distributed confidentially, by the Rabbi, to members of our congregation in need and for the charitable purposes consistent with the Temple’s mission.

RABBI JEFFREY ASTRACHAN RELIGIOUS SCHOOL FUND

Donations help provide opportunities for field trips, inter-congregational collaboration, special presentations, teacher training programming to further the overall Jewish experiences for young members.

TECHNOLOGY FUND

Donations help modernize our Temple’s technical infrastructure and capabilities of the website, computer software and hardware, religious services and school, and special events.

RELIGIOUS SCHOOL TUITION ASSISTANCE FUND

This fund assists families with their religious school tuition. Application is available under privacy with the Rabbi.

RUTH MANUS MEMORIAL FUND

Contributions to this fund serve to promote continuing education and collaboration that supports and strengthens Jewish identity beyond the B’nei Mitzvah/Confirmation class. Distributions from this fund may be used, but is not limited to, retreats, speakers, memberships to youth organizations or other purposes that will help facilitate or advance a members spiritual education.

BREIN LEADERSHIP FUND

Contributions enable the ongoing employment of an Executive Director, a role critical to attracting and retaining clergy and board leaders, and to ensure more efficient operations.

CANTORIAL FUND

The Cantorial Fund helps support cantorial services that enhance the musical traditions of Temple Beth Israel during worship and special programs.

RELIGIOUS SCHOOL FUND

This fund supports the religious school programs which invest in the future of our children.

SOCIAL ACTION FUND

Contributions to this fund will help support the greater community, and enhance our Social Action Committee's projects. This could include monetary donations and/or supplies purchased as needed. The support is community driven, not necessarily religious based. The Social Action Committee Chair and the President will determine where funds are needed most.

DESIGNATED FUNDS AT THE JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA

Contributions to the funds listed below should be directed to Jewish Community Foundation of Central Pennsylvania.

TBI BUILDING ENDOWMENT - L’DOR V’DOR FUND

The TBI Building Endowment was established by the Temple to improve or repair the building and grounds.

RABBI GOLDENBERG SCHOLARSHIP FUND

This fund was established by Allison and Bryan Siegelman. It supplies scholarships to under 18 youth to enhance their Jewish life and identity.

TBI CANTORIAL / RABBINIC ENDOWMENT FUND

The Cantorial - Rabbinic Endowment Fund was established by Temple Beth Israel to support cantorial and rabbinic services that will enhance the experiences and serve the needs of the congregation.

LYNNE AND MARTIN SHAPIRO RELIGIOUS SCHOOL FUND

The Shapiro Religious School Fund was established by Martin and Lynne Shapiro. This funds supports the religious school by defraying operating expenses of the school and provide support for other charitable purposes of the school.

TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL LIFE AND LEGACY FUND

This fund was established by Temple Beth Israel to be used for the charitable, educational and religious purposes of the Temple.

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