Donations

Please select the fund to which you'd like to donate. You may send a tribute donation for any occasion: in honor of friends or family, in memory of a loved one, to commemorate a yahrzeit, to celebrate a special simcha or even just to say thank you. We do request that the total minimum on-line donation be $18 or above or that you add 3% for use of your credit card

Fund Description
*Cantor's Special Fund
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Allows the Cantor to share tzedakah with those in need and to support worthy causes.
*Rabbis' Special Fund
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Allows the Rabbis to share tzedakah with those in need and to support worthy causes.
*Shaare Emeth: Temple Endowment Fund
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Earnings from the fund are to be used for operations and to supplement the operating funds generated by dues from members. The goal of this fund is $1 million.
Shaare Emeth: 2017 Bema Flower Fund
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Allows the congregation to provide flowers for the bema each week for Shabbat.
Shaare Emeth: Albert & Ruth Kopolow Beautification Fund
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This fund can be used for beautifying the grounds with flowers and plants or for Bema flowers.
Shaare Emeth: Building Maintenance Fund
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This fund receives money in building maintenance fund pledges from current and new members and through contributions to the fund in the form of tributes. (NOTE: This is not part of Shaare the Vision.)
Shaare Emeth: Jeffrey B. Stiffman Rabbinic Chair Fund
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Earnings will help to adequately compensate our rabbis/successors & allow us to continue to attract top rabbinic leadership. Rabbi Stiffman will receive %earning for charitable & educational purposes.
Shaare Emeth: Kushkin Landscape Fund
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Distribution from this fund may be used for equipment such as mowers, trimmers, and sprayers.
Shaare Emeth: Levitt/Furstenberg Support Staff Retirement Fund
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This fund has been established to support and supplement the congregation's pension fund for office staff.
Shaare Emeth: Lisa’s Star Fund
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This fund is to be used to provide camp scholarships to our members' children.
Shaare Emeth: Operations Enhancement Fund
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This fund has been established to help provide additional monies to supplement the operating budget of the Temple each year.
Shaare Emeth: Shaare the Vision Campaign Tribute Donation Fund
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The purpose of this fund is to continue to be a leading Reform synagogue by creating an accessible, engaging, nurturing, practical & welcoming environment that provides space for our present & future.
Shaare Emeth: Werner Art Fund
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This fund will be a restricted fund to offset art expenditures in the operating budget.
Preschool : Marshall Weisman Fund for Preschool Special Needs Children
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The purpose of the fund is to be used to enable the preschool to achieve its goal of inclusion of special needs children in the preschool program to the extent that is best for the child.
Preschool: Shirley Solomon Play Yard Fund
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Distribution from the fund is to be used for purchase, replacement or maintenance of playground equipment.
Preschool: Alan Greenberg Fund
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This endowment will provide funding for early childhood programming under the supervision of the preschool director. Programs can include students in both SGP & Religious School Pre-K to 2nd.
Preschool: Anthony Lake Scholarship Fund
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The purpose of the fund is to aid families in the Preschool who need financial assistance
Preschool: Audrey Montague Preschool Fund
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This fund shall be used for the benefit of Shaare Emeth's Preschool. The use of these funds shall be selected by the Director with the approval of the Preschool board.
Preschool: Lisha Gayle Preschool Enrichment Fund
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The fund is to provide enrichment opportunities for teachers & opportunities to enrich the children's preschool experience through the use of specialists, special programming, etc.
Preschool: Nancy Levin Preschool Fund
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This fund is to be made available to the Director of the Preschool for any needs or purposes of the school as may be deemed appropriate.
Preschool: Shirlee Green Preschool
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This fund is to be used at the discretion of the Temple Board for Preschool programs. The principal amount of the endowment may also be applied to the physical expansion of the Preschool, w/approval.
Preschool: Kathy & Marty Zigler Fund for Preschool Teacher Enrichment
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This fund will be used to provide preschool teacher education and enrichment. Excess available funds may be used for additional non-budgeted items for the preschool.
Religious School: Estelle and Ed Fischer Children's Fund
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The purpose of this fund is to be used to help children to participate in educational programs.
Religious School: Frank & Mary Siteman Education Fund
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This fund is for scholarships for religious school programs. It can also be used to supplement the youth group activities if needed.
Religious School: Harry & Lucille Midows Religious School Fund
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This fund will enhance the operation of the Religious School. Funds may be utilized for staff compensation, equipment, supplies, & scholarships, as well as other purposes for the Religious School.
Religious School: Ida Stack Scholarship Fund
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This fund is for providing an annual award to the Religious School student who has shown the most effort in his or her Hebrew studies. Additional funds may be used for Religious School scholarships.
Religious School: Micah Davis Memorial Fund
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This fund provides "treats" for the children of the Congregation at major holidays. In addition, prayer books for beginning Hebrew School students are to be funded by this fund.
Religious School: Milton & Henrietta Kushkin Education Enrichment Fund
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This fund was established for matching grants for families of Shaare Emeth Religious School students participating in the "Passport to Israel" program, teacher in-service training & general Jewish ed.
Religious School: Religious School Fund
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This fund will enable the Religious School to enhance the programs, services & equipment of the Religious School.
Religious School: Steve Morgan Ferman Memorial Fund
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This fund is to provide for the education & support of gifted children.
Life Long Learning: Donna Meyers Children's Book Nook Fund
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The purpose of the fund is to establish and maintain the Donna Meyers Children's Nook in the Rubin Library at the temple.
Life Long Learning: Library Fund
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The purpose of this fund is to provide support for purchases for the Hyman A. Rubin Library & Learning Center at Congregation Shaare Emeth.
Life Long Learning: Rabbi Jeffrey B. Stiffman Lecture Fund
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Will provide an annual adult education lecture, speaker, program or event to further knowledge & commitment of the congregation in areas such as Jewish current events, Israel/Diaspora relations, etc.
Life Long Learning: Dr. Stanley B. Lyss Adult Education Fund
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The distribution will be used for educational purposes within the congregation.
Life Long Learning: Elsie & Fred Deutsch Lectureship
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This fund is to be used to sponsor scholar-in-residence lectures at the discretion of the senior rabbi, the Adult Education Committee & the Deutsch family.
Life Long Learning: Estelle & Bernard Schwartzman Lectureship
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This fund will be used to sponsor a lectureship each year at the temple.
Life Long Learning: Isadore & Edith Bonnett Kowarsky Technology Fund
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The purpose of the fund is to allow Congregation Shaare Emeth the opportunity to improve and to purchase technology needs to the Temple, schools or camp.
Life Long Learning: Max & Bernice Babchick Jewish Family Involvement
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The distribution from the fund is to be used to allow families, who could not otherwise afford to do so, to participate in the family life activities of Shaare Emeth Congregation.
Prayer, Music & Worship: Michael Matlof Fund for Homebound Services
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The fund will enable members of the congregation who are unable to attend services to watch services streaming live online.
Prayer, Music & Worship: Sadie & Sidney Cohen Music Fund
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Distribution is to be used to enrich the musical fabric of the Congregation through special programs of Jewish music throughout the year. Funds are used to hire musicians and chorus people for events.
Prayer, Music & Worship: Sam & Goldye Rosen Music Fund
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The purpose of this fund is to fund, in whole or part, the cost of special music events at the Temple (such as Cantorial concerts), which are not part of the annual operating budget of the Temple.
Youth Scholarship: Essman-Schaeffer Camp Scholarship Fund
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This fund is for scholarship aid to Shaare Emeth youth traveling to &/or studying in Israel, & to provide scholarships to children of members of the congregation to attend Shaare Emeth camps.
Youth Scholarship: Eunice B Mann Jewish Education
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Distribution from this fund is to be used or applied for Religious School charges, Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparations, charges for attending a Jewish summer camp, or similar purposes.
Youth Scholarship: Goldberg Camp Scholarship Fund
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This fund is to be used to provide camp scholarships to our Religious School students.
Youth Scholarship: Jacquelyn Wiesman Artstein Camp Scholarship Fund
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Interest & donations are to be used as scholarship for students attending Shaare Emeth camp programs. Scholarships will be offered on determination of need & will be available to member families.
Youth Scholarship: Robert Siegel SETYG Program Fund
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This fund is to provide Jr & Sr youth group students the opportunity to participate in SETYG programs, NFTY conclaves/regional/national events & programs, & to benefit Jr & Sr youth group-age students
Youth Scholarship: Sam & Libby Cohen Youth Leadership Fund
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Distribution is to be used to support participation in regional & national events sponsored by NFTY's Missouri Valley Region.
Youth Scholarship: Todd Jason Kroenemer Youth Scholarship Fund
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This fund is for (l) subsidy for youth group participation in regional activities (2) schol. aid to temple youth for Jewish camps & (3) subsidy for Temple youth participating in youth Israel programs.
Deeds of Kindness: Al & Eva Fleischer Healing Fund
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The purpose of this fund is to fund the leader for the healing service. The distribution is also available to the Caring Team.
Deeds of Kindness: Brockman-Siegelman Gemilut Hasadim Fund
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This fund helps provide "Basic Jewish Dignity" to those members at risk & not currently being served because of hardship, e.g. basic clothes, life-sustaining food, holiday items, school supplies.
Deeds of Kindness: Ida & Harris Kramer Social Action Fund
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This fund will be used to supplement the social action activities of the congregation and to contribute in Shaare Emeth's name to worthy causes.
Deeds of Kindness: Mann Family Hunger Fund
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This fund is to be used to support organizations which primarily engage in the fight against hunger, directly or indirectly, & which qualify under section 501(c)3 of the Int. Rev. Code for Individuals
Deeds of Kindness: Simons’ Family Equal Access Fund
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This fund will be used to assist those with disabilities in becoming active participants in temple activities. The needs of the hearing impaired are to be given priority.
Community: Harvey & Leanne Schneider Interfaith Forum Fund
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The purpose of this fund is to establish & support meaningful programs and experiences for members of Shaare Emeth & the larger Jewish community about & in relationship with people of other faiths.
Community: Seymour and Rose Brown College Fund
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This fund is to be used to help enhance the Jewish identity, knowledge & culture of our college youth via "care packages" & other projects during the year.
Community: William Seltzer Older Adult Fund
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This distribution may be used to fund activities of the Shaare Emeth Seniors Group, transportation for seniors to any Temple function, &/or to subsidize meals for seniors.
Israel: Chused Israel Experience Fund
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Distribution from the fund is to be used for aiding students to learn & enjoy an experience in Israel. High School students or graduates who have not started their college careers are eligible.
Israel: Joseph & Lillian Beil Israel Fund
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The purpose of the fund is to help "match" the contributions to the "Passport to Israel" program which we co-sponsor with the Jewish Federation.
Israel: Samuel I Golman Israel Experience Fund
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The distribution from the fund will be used for young people to travel to Israel under the auspices of the Passport to Israel Matching Gift Program with the Jewish Federation & the Temple.
B'nai El Legacy Funds: Allan M. Siegel Religious School Endowment
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B'nai El Legacy Funds: B'nai El Tzedakah
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B'nai El Legacy Funds: Ben & Sara Wool Fund
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B'nai El Legacy Funds: Boris Tureen Memorial Education Fund
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B'nai El Legacy Funds: Herman & Bertha Hollander Fund
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PHYLLIS & MARK KAPLAN YOUTH & CHILD SCHOLARSHIP FUND
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