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. Click on the Endowment Fund title to donate to one of Temple Israel’s Endowment Funds.
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.
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.
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.
Please click below to donate to one of the following funds. Dedication information will be collected.
Temple Israel Annual Fund pays for high-impact projects that are not achievable using income from dues, rental income, and endowment fund interest. Thanks to the community’s generosity, the 2020 Annual Fund raised nearly $90,000 to address special needs caused by Covid-19. Stay tuned for news about the 2021 Annual Fund.
Danielle Harman Fund supports K-12 arts education.
Israel Experience Fund provides grants subsidizing Israel trips for young people in the congregation.
Youth Group Fund supports staffing and leadership of activities for Grades 4-7.
USY / Gesher Fund supports staffing and leadership of activities for grades 8-12.
Dues Plus / Dues Abatement Fund supports dues adjustments for temple members.
Kiddush Fund supports the meal and beverages following weekly Shabbat morning services.
Music Fund brings in musicians to enhance Temple Israel’s regular religious services, holiday observances, and special concerts.
Prayer Book Fund buys new prayerbooks for use in our temple.
Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund meets community needs as determined by the rabbi (e.g., charitable, educational).
Tikkun Olam / Social Action Fund supports projects which improve life in the wider community.
Tzedakah / Charity Fund assists members in need and responds to natural disasters.
Landscape Fund supports improvements to the Temple grounds, including hardscape and plantings.
Security Fund supports staffing and infrastructure to protect the temple and congregants.
Copies of the new “Siddur Lev Shalem” or “Mahzor Lev Shalem” may be ordered for personal use using our online book order form.
If you are interested in contributing to the congregation’s collection of siddurim and mahzorim, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to our Prayerbook Fund.
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