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Temple Israel gratefully accepts donations to the funds below, which serve a wide range of temple and community needs. Thank you for supporting Temple Israel!

2020 Annual Fund

Responding to Covid-19 at Temple Israel

Please support Temple Israel with a generous gift to the Temple Israel Annual Fund! The Annual Fund is a once-a-year campaign that funds special, high-priority projects. This year we face many unique challenges due to the effects of Covid-19. We have set a goal of raising $50,000 to support enhanced synagogue programming and technology to keep the Temple Israel community engaged and supported during this special time. Become a leader in this effort: Join the Rabbi’s Circle with a gift of $1,000 or more, or donate $180+ to be listed as a Friend. Every gift moves us closer to our goal!

To donate to the Annual Fund, click here:

Temple Israel also accepts gifts in the form of checks and appreciated stock. Send your check made out to “Temple Israel,” with Annual Fund in the memo line,  to Temple Israel, 200 State Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801. To donate stock or for more information, contact us at 603-436-5301 ext. 10 or by email.

Temple Funds

Call for book orders!

Lev Shalem Prayer Book

Copies of the new “Siddur Lev Shalem” may be ordered for personal use or to add to the congregation’s collection. Cost is $36 per copy.

To order, please click the yellow “Add to Cart” button below, mail in a check, or contact the office with questions or special requests. The next book order will be placed in April or May; allow two weeks for delivery.

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Please click below to donate to one of the following funds. At checkout you can indicate how you would like your donation applied, such as “Kiddush Fund,” and add “in honor of” or “in memory of” information if you wish.

 

Education and Youth

Danielle Harman Fund (arts education)

Hebrew School Fund

Israel Experience Fund (youth trips to Israel)

Library Fund

Preschool Fund

Youth Group Fund

Rabbi David Rafael Senter Memorial Fund

Religious Activities and Giving

Kiddush Fund

Music Fund

Prayer Book Fund ($36 for a new “Lev Shalem” prayer book)

Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund

Tikkun Olam Fund

Tzedakah Fund (assisting community members in need)

Facilities

Landscape Fund

Security Fund

Commemorate Life-Cycle Events

Trees of Life

Celebrate a joyous occasion by engraving a leaf on either of our two beautiful Trees of Life:

Sanctuary Tree of Life download order form

Chapel Tree of Life ($180 minimum) download order form

Yahrzeit Memorials

Remember family members with a permanent memorial plaque in the sanctuary.

Download Yahrzeit Memorial order form

Endowment Funds

Each of our three endowment funds has a particular focus. As is usual with endowments, principal investments are untouchable and are invested for perpetuity. Only the interest earned is spent annually.

Temple Israel Cultural Endowment

The interest on this fund, established in 1988, supports multiple cultural and educational events taking place at the Temple and in the community each year. Recent examples include the klezmer band at Simchat Torah, Community Passover Seder, Break the Fast after Yom Kippur, bus trips to Boston cultural events, speakers at Yom Hashoah commemoration, new member dinner and multiple Sisterhood and Hebrew school events and programs.

Dinnerman-Rottenberg Educational Endowment

The interest on this fund directly supports our Religious School. Substantial growth of this fund may eventually allow our Religious School to be free for all students.

Institutional Operating Endowment

The interest on this fund directly supports the operating budget of Temple Israel. The principal will never be spent. This fund will assure the continued presence of a Jewish community on the seacoast in perpetuity.

Click below to donate to one of Temple Israel’s Endowment Funds. At checkout you can indicate how you would like your donation applied, such as “Cultural Endowment.”

Planned Giving

Financial-planning experts can show you how estate plans can be structured to earn you substantial income and also support vital Jewish community interests in future decades.

Call for book orders!

Lev Shalem Prayer Book

Copies of the new “Siddur Lev Shalem” may be ordered for personal use or to add to the congregation’s collection. Cost is $36 per copy.

To order, please click the yellow “Add to Cart” button below, mail in a check, or contact the office with questions or special requests. The next book order will be placed in April or May; allow two weeks for delivery.

Dedication text for book plate