Make a Donation to Temple Ahavat Shalom
ANNUAL GIVING/COUNT ME IN TOO! 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.
RABBI’S CIRCLE We invite you to join our Rabbi’s Circle by donating $10,000. Your donation will underwrite our three major fundraising events: Cantor’s Concert, Purim Carnival and Annual Gala Dinner Dance. 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!
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.
CANTOR’S DISCRETIONARY FUND provides for such projects and purposes as the Cantor may determine.
CARING COMMUNITY FUND provides for sustaining the “caring community initiative” at Temple Ahavat Shalom. Caring Community Fund proceeds will be used to assist members of the congregational community at times such as illness, bereavement and/or other life cycle events.
CONFIRMATION FUND provides for the purchase of an annual Confirmation Class gift.
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.
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.
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 those experiencing poverty, illness, abuse, domestic violence, and/or religious persecution. We reach out to the needs in the local and global community through our social action partners and other valued organizations. We also promote and participate in community service events and activities to help others in need.
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.