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Temple Shalom Funds

Giving Opportunities

Many of us experiencing life cycle events ask how we can mark the occasion with our Temple Family. Friends and relatives often want to commemorate a loved one or honor a special event. We have many ways to make meaningful contributions while supporting the synagogue. Your donation is a wonderful way to help sustain the synagogue, remember someone dear, celebrate a birthday or anniversary, rejoice in the arrival of a child, mourn the passing of a family member or friend or recognize a special event in our lives or those of those we care about.

With a minimum donation of $18, a notice of your gift will be sent to the honoree and acknowledgment will be published in The Voice.

Todah Rabah!

Thank you!

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General Fund: We believe that Temple Shalom is more than a place where people worship, study, volunteer, and socialize. It is the commitment to our members that drives us to provide the highest quality of synagogue programming and service to our congregants. This fund directly supports Temple Shalom’s operating budget.

Building Fund: It is critical that we keep our heating and cooling units up to date, ensure that our building is structurally sound, and maintain our inside décor. Please give to our building fund to see Temple Shalom physically into the next several decades.

Stuart & Estelle Price A/V Fund
For the purpose of enhancing, improving and maintaining Temple Shalom’s livestreaming capabilities

Security Fund: There are rising safety and security issues for Jewish institutions. Help us provide security for the synagogue.

Tree of Life: Each ‘Rock’ and ‘Star of David’ is a donation of $630.00; each ‘Leaf’ is $360.00. The contribution must be received in its entirety before engraving is ordered.

Tribute Garden: Enhance garden, buildings and grounds. Dedication opportunities are available.


Memorial Fund: Donations in memory of a loved one.

William Freschel Kiddush Fund: Celebrate a Simcha by sponsoring a Kiddush lunch on Saturday following services with a $250.00 donation to the William Freschel Kiddish Fund . This is a great way for individuals, friends or study groups to show their appreciation to the community.

Flower Fund: Our Sanctuary is a beautiful space, and is made even more beautiful by pulpit flowers on Shabbat. You can make a donation in memory or in honor of a special someone or occasion for  $150.00.

Mitzvah Baskets Fund: Bimah food baskets for Shabbat. A $100 donation purchases several hundred dollars of food for JFCS.

Dr. Philip & Shirley Gilbert Music Fund: Enhances music at Temple Shalom.

Prayer books and Torah Commentaries:  Prayer books – $54, Torah commentary – $100 High Holy Days prayer books (two book set) – $108. The books will be plated and state that the gift is given in honor or in memory of your loved one by you and/or your family.



Adult Education Fund: Enhances adult education programs

Religious School Fund: Supplies and activities for Jewish learning

Religious School Enrichment Fund: Augments educational programming

Polster Religious School Scholarship Fund: Religious School scholarships

Ben Calmenson Fund: Sponsors children to attend Camp Coleman.

Joseph S. Weinfeld Faculty Development Fund: Enrichment activities for Religious School teachers

Youth Activities Fund: Financial assistance for our youth to attend Camp Coleman, regional/national youth conventions, and summer in Israel experiences.

Preschool Fund: Supplies and activities for the Preschool.

Preschool Enrichment Fund: Special programs for Preschool

Arby Lipman Children’s Library: For the purchase of  books and magazine subscriptions.

Jack and Charlotte Ward Family Children’s Music Shelf: Audi and viceo music for children


Endowment Funds

General Endowment: Secures the future, enriches programs and provides for emergency needs of the congregation.

Honey Berkle Endowment: Supports the overall mission of Temple Shalom.

The Paula Brody and Merrill Hassenfeld Endowment: Supports operating and capital expenses.

Kraus Scholar In Residence Endowment: Brings visiting scholars to the Temple as an educational benefit to the membership.

 Low Family Endowment: Secures the future of Temple Shalom and Reform Judaism in Southwest Florida.

Herbert & Ruth Abramson: Supplements general operations and provides enrichment for Temple functions.

 Janet & Howard Solot Endowment: For general charitable uses and purposes.

Truly Nolen Family Endowment: Supports the overall mission of Temple Shalom.


Temple Shalom Sisterhood Endowment Fund: To support the Religious School


Gracia & Merrill Kuller Endowment Fund: Supports the overall mission of Temple Shalom.



Rabbi Miller’s Discretionary Fund: For tzedakah, charitable purposes,and general enhancement of the Rabbi’s work.

Cantor Azu’s Discretionary Fund: For tzedakah, charitable purposes and general enhancement of the Cantor’s work.

Rabbi Boxman's Discretionary Fund: For tzedakah, charitable purposes and general enhancement of the Rabbi's work.

Leadership Fund: Enhances and enriches leadership programs at Temple Shalom.



Rabbi James & Jane Perman Library: Books, magazine subscriptions and supplies.


Social Action

David and Lillian Thalenfeld Fund for Social Justice: Supports Temple’s participation in social justice events and activities.


Oneg Shabbat

Sponsors Onegs in celebration of an event or to honor someone. This fund is administered by Temple Shalom Sisterhood.  Please email and indicate Oneg Sponsorship in the subject line.

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