Donations

Fund Description
Where Most Needed (General Fund)
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The General Fund is used for the normal day to day operations of the synagogue.
Building Fund
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The Building Fund is used to provide for major purchases to maintain the building and grounds including major repairs.
Caring Fund (Lev B'Lev)
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The Caring Fund is used to help provide for the needs of families during illness or Shiva.
Cemetery Fund
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The Cemetery Fund provides for the upkeep of our three cemeteries. Our cemeteries have a lot of history with our oldest, the Joseph Street Cemetery, being 160 years old.
Endowment Fund
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The Endowment Fund is designed to provide for the future of Gates of Prayer. Our endowment helps to ensure our synagogue will continue to be home to our future generations.
Equipment Fund
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The Equipment Fund is used to replace/update equipment such as business office machines, computers and other outdated synagogue equipment.
Fund for the Louise Hayem Manheim Nursery School
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The Nursery School Dedicated Fund provides for major educational supplies, teaching aids, playground additions and Nursery School scholarships.
Fund for the Rabbi Nathaniel Share Religious School
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The Religious School Dedicated Fund provides for Religious School educational materials and programs.
Gilda Finkelstein Memorial Gift of Israel Fund
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The Finkelstein Gift of Israel Fund provides funding for our youth to attend approved Israel group trips.
GOP Jewish Education Trust (Minimum $500)
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Interest and earnings from the investments of The Education Trust are used to provide funding to enrich educational programs at Gates of Prayer.
GOP Jewish Music Trust (Minimum $500)
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Interest and earnings from the investments of The Music Trust are used to provide funding to enrich music programs at Gates of Prayer..
GOP Operating Trust (Minimum $500)
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Interest and earnings from the investments of The Operating Trust are used to provide funding to enrich the general operations of Gates of Prayer.
Harry and Faye Finger Memorial Fund - assists members with Jewish educational activities
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The Finger Fund is used to help families in need with Religious School tuition, Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebrations and other Religious School educational programs.
Louis Leopold Gertler/Plotkin Israel Action Fund - promotes Israeli programming and travel
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This Fund is used to provide scholarships for teenage travel to Israel and for Synagogue programming promoting Israel. It is also used to help assist teenagers who wish to attend summer programs.
Marcus and Millie Landau Lecture Fund
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The Landau Lecture Fund provides for guest lecture weekends.

This Fund is used to enhance the Music program and Choir at Congregation Gates of Prayer. It is used to pay for musical instruments, sheet music, state of the art sound equipment and music programs.
Prayer Book Fund
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The Prayer Book Fund is used to purchase prayer books for our sanctuary and for study. Prayer book dedications are a minimum of $36 per bookplate.
Rabbi's Discretionary Fund
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The Rabbi's Discretionary Fund is used at the discretion of the Rabbi for various philanthropic requests, both local and national.
Assistant Rabbi's Discretionary Fund
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The Assistant Rabbi's Discretionary Fund is used at the discretion of the Assistant Rabbi for various philanthropic requests, both local and national.
Samuel O. Kancher Fund for the Lake Library and Media Center
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The Kancher Library Fund is used for the purchase of books and for improvements to the Lake Library and Media Center.
Sidney Grodsky Memorial Temple Beautification Fund
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The Grodsky Beautification Fund is dedicated for the beautification of the Temple and Sanctuary.
Simon L. and Flo C. Streiffer Leadership Development Fund - for teens, teachers, and leaders
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The Streiffer Leadership Fund is used to foster teacher enrichment and to assist teens and encourage potential synagogue leaders to attend regional and national programs.
Tikkun Olam for The New Orleans Womens' Shelter
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Donations to this Fund go directly to The New Orleans Womens' Shelter (NOWS).
Tikkun Olam Fund (Social Action)
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The Social Action Fund provides funding for temple projects that improve our community and promotes improved understanding between our neighbors and ourselves.
Wexler-Fischman Memorial Fund - an award to the outstanding Confirmation student
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This Fund is used to assist families in need for Confirmation and to send our youth to appropriate summer programs that promote Jewish growth and leadership in our Reform Jewish community.

The Youth Fund is used for special projects and programs of our Gates of Prayer Youth and JewCCY Youth Group.