Temple Funds

Our Development Program at Temple B’nai Abraham includes many funds that enable us to contribute in honor of special people and in memory of those we wish to remember. Donations to these funds can be made securely online or by calling the temple office at 973.994.2290.

We are also responsible for dedications around and in the building and would be most happy to speak with you about those possibilities. Please feel free to contact us during the year as a volunteer or a donor. Please remember Temple B’nai Abraham in your estate planning. We have professionals to assist you and provide information on estate planning methods.

Some of our funds and donor opportunities include:

  • Weisman Memorial Hall Plaques
  • Tree of Life Plaques
  • Silverman Blumberg Wall Plaques
  • Temple B’nai Abraham Ross Endowment Fund
  • Dedications at Temple B’nai Abraham
  • Funds such as the One Family, Creative Service, etc.

 Marvin Wertheimer, Development Committee Chair   Merle Kalishman,  & Isabella Fiske  Annual Giving Committee Co-Chairs

 


Life Cycle Events
To inform your temple family of life cycle events or milestones, contact Laura Wold at 973.994.2290, ext 216 or Rabbi Kulwin at 973.994.2290, ext 214. To acknowledge life cycle events with a tribute, contact Barbara Silber at 973.994.2290 or contribute online by clicking here.


Funds require a $10 minimum donation. To make a contribution online  click here

Helping our Temple

Beautification
Ellen & Peter Klein Garden Flowers Fund
Provides perennial and annual flowering plants for Temple grounds other than the Sodowick and Denburg gardens.

Silverman-Blumberg Tribute Wall
Plaques are In Honor of or In Memory of a loved one.
$1,000 per plaque
$7,500 entire cube (7 plaques)
Call Office for Information and Ordering

Tree of Life
In honor of special occasion.
$360 per Leaf $3,600 per Rock
Call Office for Information and Ordering

Seniors
Jean & Joseph Orlovsky Memorial Fund
for Seniors
endowed by Elaine and Stan Reichel

Caring Connections
Seeks to fulfill the Mitzvah of Bikkur Holim visiting Temple members who are ill or homebound. Provides get well cards, shiva baskets, gifts for babies, soup and Challah delivered to recently discharged hospital patients, and service to Jespy House.

Program Enrichment
Peter & Ellen Klein Fund for Program Enrichment
Enables the Congregation to present educational and cultural programs in addition to those funded in the Temple's budget.

Prime Time
Donations used to offset the expenses of the Prime Time Group.

Rabbi Barry Friedman Creative Service Fund
Enables the Temple membership and the community to enjoy new aspects of an ancient liturgy.
Patron $100, Sponsor $50, Donor $25, Gift $10

Dr. Joachim Prinz Lecture Fund
Provides annual lectures and scholars.

Program Endowment Fund
Supports special Temple programs

Robert L. Rocker Memorial Fund
Supports special cultural and educational events

I. Samuel Sodowick Music Fund
Funds the chamber music on Kol Nidre and other Temple musical programs.

Prayer Book Fund
Inscribes a bookplate, inserted in The New Light Siddur
Prayer Book, in honor of a special occasion or in memory
of a loved one -$36.

Publishing
Herman Greenberg Publishing Fund
Funds the publishing of materials beneficial to the Congregation's needs. Honors the memory of a Men's Club Past President.

One Family Fund
Helps to defray the Temple's operating expenses.
Sharing our joys and our sorrows in a sense of community --all done in a sense of family.

Yahrzeit
Yahrzeit Fund
Perpetuates the memory of loved ones in a way that will enhance Jewish Life today.
Yahrzeit Plaques $360
Call Office for Information and Ordering

Sisterhood
Sisterhood Tribute Fund
Supports Sisterhood sponsored Temple programs $5.00 each or 6 for $20.00

Sisterhood Etz Hayim Chumashim Fund
Inscribes a bookplate, inserted in the new Etz Hayim, in honor of a special occasion or in memory of a loved one -$50

Sisterhood L'Dor V'Dor Education Fund
By supoorting this initiative, you are partnering with Sisterhood in its mission to provide unique educational opportunities and scholarships, as well as, dynamic programming and innovative speakers.  

Men's Club
Supports gifts to Bar and Bat Mitzvah, to College Students, Temple Programs, and sponsorship of the Yom HaShoah candle project.

Helping our Youth

The Early School
Frederick W. Kamis Early School Scholarship Fund
Helps defray the cost of tuition for families in need.

Sheila Grossman Early School Fund
To provide funding to enhance programming and educational needs.

Youth Education
Florence L. Berkowitz Memorial Fund
Purchases educational materials as well as computer software and hardware, and provides instructional help for our Religious School students with special learning needs.

Jane Sodowick Scholarship Fund
Presents annual scholarship to students who demonstrate strong commitment to Jewish causes and/or Social Action activities.

Kogan Family Birthday Fund
Provides birthday gifts for Religious School children.

P.T.A. Library Fund
Purchases books for Primary and Religious School students.

Religious School Scholarship Fund
Benefits members in need of financial assistance with Religious School

Youth
Albert Meinhardt Fund For Learning
Provides funds for our Temple youth, including camping experiences and trips to enhance their Jewish education.

Diamond Fund for Youth Activities
Supports Temple youth experiences.

High School
Joseph & Mollie Trenk & Abraham G. Lew Fund
Awards scholarships to two high school students who, by their involvement in the life of the community, show a sense of communal responsibility.

College Students
Ruth & Herman Golden College Outreach Fund
Provides greetings and gifts to Temple members' college students for Rosh Hashanah, Hanukkah, Purim and Pesah.

Pauline Schnack Reinfeld and Samuel Reinfeld Memorial Fund
Presents an award to a Temple member's university student enrolled in a program of Judaic studies.

Orin Wilf Israel Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships to send high school and college students to Israel.



Helping our community

Keren Olam
Provides funds to help support world Jewry through the training of rabbis and teachers, the establishment of new congregations and schools,
and the development of key resources for Jewish communities in need throughout the world.

Rabbi's Discretionary Fund
Please contact Debbie Meron, Clergy Assistant 973.994.2290, ext 211

Soup Kitchen
Provides operating expenses to the Soup Kitchen Committee in direct support of TBA's participation in the Community Soup Kitchen.
 

 

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