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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.

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: Enhance adult education programs.

Religious School Fund: Supplies and activities for Jewish learning in Religious and Hebrew Schools.

Religious School Enrichment Fund: Augments the Religious and Hebrew School educational programming.

Polster Religious School Scholarship Fund: Religious and Hebrew School scholarships for students in need.

Ben Calmenson Fund: Provides scholarships for children attending Camp Coleman.

Joseph S. Weinfeld Faculty Development Fund: Curriculum and teaching skill enrichment activities for Sunday and Hebrew School teachers.

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

Preschool Fund: Supplies and activities for the Preschool.

Preschool Enrichment Fund: Supplies and activities, books, magazines and media for children and adolescents.

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

Jack and Charlotte Ward Family Children’s Music Shelf: For the purchase of  children's video and music.


Endowment Funds

General Endowment: To secure the future, enrich programs and provide 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: To bring visiting scholars to the Temple as an educational benefit to the membership.

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

The Herbert & Ruth Abramson: To supplement general operations and provide enrichment for Temple functions.

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

The Truly Nolen Family Endowment: To support 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: Enhance and enrich 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: Support Temple’s participation in social justice events and activities.


Oneg Shabbat

This helps us to offer the weekly oneg that our members and guests enjoy so much. The food, the conversation, and the community feel are great. This fund is administered by Temple Shalom Sisterhood.  Please email and indicate Oneg Sponsorship in the subject line.

Sat, October 31 2020 13 Cheshvan 5781