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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!


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 decor. Please give to our building fund to see Temple Shalom physically into the next several decades.

Estelle & Stuart 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. Call the Temple office 239-455-3030.

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.

Mitzvah Baskets Fund

Bimah food baskets for Shabbat. 

Dr. Philip & Shirley Gilbert Music Fund

Enhances music at Temple Shalom.

Prayerbooks & 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.

Artist-In-Residence Fund

Brings visiting musical artists to the Temple as an educational benefit to the membership.

YESh Fund

Supplies and activities for Jewish learning.

YESh Enrichment Fund

Augments educational programming.

Arby Lipman Children's Library

For the purchase of  books and magazine subscriptions.

Polster Religious School Scholarship Fund

Religious School scholarships.

Jack and Charlotte Ward Family Children's Music Shelf

Audio and video music for children.

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 the Preschool.

clergy / leadership

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.


General Endowment

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

Low Family Endowment

Secures the future of Temple Shalom and Reform Judaism in Southwest Florida.

Temple Shalom Sisterhood Endowment Fund

To support the Religious School.

Honey Berkle Endowment

Supports the overall mission of Temple Shalom.

Janet & Howard Solot Endowment

For general charitable uses and purposes.

Gracia & Merrill Kuller Family Endowment Fund

Supports the overall mission of Temple Shalom.

Paula Brody & Merrill Hassenfeld Endowment Fund

Supports operating and capital expenses.

Herbert & Ruth Abramson Endowment

Supplements general operations and provides enrichment for Temple functions.

Shirley & Henry Kraus Scholar in Residence Endowment

Brings visiting scholars to the Temple as an educational benefit to the membership.

Truly Nolen Family Endowment

Supports the overall mission of 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

Sponsor Oneg in celebration of an event or to honor someone. This fund is administered by Temple Shalom Sisterhood. Please email

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