Make a Donation to Temple Ahavat Shalom
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More information on TAS Donation Funds:
ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN
Like all congregations, membership dues support only 80% of the cost of maintaining our congregation and programs. For the remainder we depend on the generous support of our members, without which we could not maintain the many programs which are so vital to our community. Synaplex, Adult Education, our Religious School’s resource program, our ability to offer scholarships support to needy families and so much more all depend on generous giving above and beyond annual dues. Your gift will help to make sure that our congregation can continue to offer the vital programs that make Ahavat Shalom the wonderful and nurturing ‘home’ that we all so treasure.
We invite you to join our Rabbi’s Circle by donating $10,000. Your donation will underwrite our four major fundraising events: Cantor’s Concert, Sylvia Alster Annual Memorial Event, Gala Dinner Dance, and the Purim Carnival. A portion of your donation will also help provide scholarships to families in need and funds to enhance one or our many programs. Or, you may choose to underwrite particular event(s) and/or to donate to the general fund. Any and all amounts will be greatly appreciated!
ACCESSIBILITY / LEHIYOT FUND provides funds for physical improvements to the Temple and Educational Building including a portable lift for the Bema and accessible telephones, water fountains and restroom facilities. Monies for signers, enlarged text print prayer books and hearing units are also among the services make available to make our Temple programs convenient to all Jews with special needs.
SAM & SYLVIA ALSTER MEMORIAL FUND presents an annual event or events, including Scholars in Residence, Concerts, and Lectures.
ALUMNI OUTREACH FUND supports the Alumni Outreach Program that maintains contact with 260 of our 18 to 25 year old TAS alumni. The alumni are provided a New Year Package and survival kits for Chanukah and Passover. They each receive a birthday package and email communications from the committee and the Rabbis and Cantor.
AVODAH FUND provides scholarship awards to Avodah students who volunteer a minimum of 50 hours of service to our Temple. The scholarship monies are used for Jewish camperships and tuition for confirmation, Hebrew High School and Bureau of Education programs. Scholarships can also be used towards a trip to Israel.
BEAUTIFICATION FUND supports improvements to the Temple’s physical plant and allows for acquisition of appropriate ritual objects, furnishings and art work.
BUILDING FUND provides support for the school and Activity Center buildings used for multiple congregational purposes. Permanent dedications are also available to donors at various giving levels.
CANTOR’S DISCRETIONARY FUND provides for such projects and purposes as the Cantor may determine.
CONFIRMATION FUND provides for the purchase of an annual Confirmation Class gift.
CULTURAL PROGRAMS FUND enriches the life of the congregation in underwriting special programs such as concerts, lectures, exhibits and Scholars- in-Residence.
EARLY CHILDHOOD FUND enriches the lives of the young children of our congregation and their families.
RONNA & LEW EDGERS MEMORIAL ISRAEL PROGRAMS FUND provides
scholarship aid to children of members of the congregation in good standing for study programs in Israel.
EDUCATION DIRECTOR’S DISCRETIONARY FUND provides for such projects and purposes as the Education Director may determine.
EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY FUND provides scholarship assistance for families in financial need to help bring Torah into their lives.
GENERAL FUND includes yahrzeits, tributes, etc., and provides funding for the operation of the Temple. Unspecified contributions will be deposited to this fund.
MARISA INGRUM MEMORIAL FUND provides support for families in crisis through educational programs, mental health services, and other counseling assistance.
MITZVAH NETWORK FUND provides for sustaining the “caring community” support at Temple Ahavat Shalom. Mitzvah Network Fund proceeds will be used to assist members of the congregational community at times such as illness, bereavement or other life cycle events.
NORMA ROSENBERG EDUCATION FUND provides scholarships for educational needs.
PRAYER BOOK FUND provides for the purchase, repair and replacement of the congregation’s prayer books.
RABBI’S DISCRETIONARY FUND provides funds for such projects and purposes of a communal nature as the Rabbis may determine.
RELIGIOUS AND HEBREW SCHOOL DISCRETIONARY FUND enhances the TAS Religious and Hebrew School programs through extra-budgetary expenditures.
SARITZKY FAMILY ADULT EDUCATION FUND supports the development of special programs in adult Jewish education such as, but not limited to, Scholars- in-Residence, retreats, and study weekends.
SOCIAL ACTION FUND is used to meet the unmet needs of children who are victims of abuse as well as those who are victims of domestic violence, illness and poverty. We reach out to all those in the community who look to us for assistance.
SOLOMON F. KLEINMAN LIBRARY FUND supports the acquisition of educational materials for the library.
VI AND DAVID LIEBER MEMORIAL MUSIC FUND enriches the musical setting of the congregation’s worship services.
YOUTH FUND provides scholarships for participants in youth programs as well as to supplement the overall needs of the youth group.