Our Funds

Your gift to Temple Beth-El is a meaningful way to help strengthen our community.

Donations to the following funds may be made in celebration of a simcha, in honor of a milestone event, in memory of loved ones, or simply because you want to support the work of a particular fund. Any reason – or no reason – is reason enough to give!

Donate to a Fund

General Fund
Contributions to this account are used where they are needed most, and often make special programs possible.

Adult Education Fund
Your contribution will further the wide range of programs that encourage lifelong learning and personal growth.

Ariel E. Malberg Memorial Fund
Your gift to this fund, named in memory of a beloved child of congregants, will help support the programs for those suffering from homelessness, addiction or mental health issues. 

Beautification Fund
Your gift will help maintain, beautify, and decorate our building.

Cantor’s Discretionary Fund
Your gift enables Cantor Wallach to assist congregants who are in need and to support our community’s music programs.

Cultural Arts Fund
Your contribution will support programs related to art, culture, food, dance, etc.

Ellen Davidson Youth Scholarship Fund
Your support will provide scholarships to our temple youth, enabling them to attend Jewish camps, youth events, and/or trips.

Environmental Fund
Your donation will help reduce the carbon footprint and enhance the sustainability efforts of temple activities.

Food Bank 
Donations to the Food Bank Network of Somerset County will be forwarded directly to them to support their good work providing food to those in need in our community.

Garden Fund
Your gift will help maintain our beautiful courtyard garden, which has been lovingly tended by congregants and provides a place of study and socialization.

Holocaust Education Fund
Your support will subsidize programs to educate members on the Shoah. Past programs have included Holocaust historians and Holocaust survivors.

Housing Fund
Your gift to this fund supports the community’s effort to end homelessness by partnering with HOME of Somerset County.

Israel Matters Fund
Your contribution will help us maintain our connection and obligation to the State of Israel and its people through Israeli programming.

Israel Scholarship Fund
Your gift will provide financial support to allow our students to experience the vibrant culture of Israel first-hand.

Jay Taylor Education Fund
Donations to this fund, named in honor of a beloved leader, will support education in the congregation.

Jules Swickle Chesed Fund
Your gift to this fund, created in honor of one of our founding members, will enable acts of loving kindness for those in need.

Fern and Al Kamine Kesher Network
Your support of this fund will help us continue to video stream our services in order to make them available to those unable to attend services due to illness or distance. The fund is named in honor of a congregant’s parents who appreciated the remote access for many years.

Library Fund
Your gift will enable the acquisition of new books and media, and support the upkeep of the library collections.

Memorial Fund
Your contribution will support the ritual life of the congregation including special worship opportunities and events.

Prayer Book Fund
Your gift will fund the purchase of new, and the repair of well-used, worship materials.

Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund
Your contribution will enable Rabbi Gluck to assist congregants in need and support important causes.

Refugee Resettlement Fund
Gifts to this fund helps our efforts to welcome refugees resettling in our area.

Refugee Resettlement Education Fund
Your donations support the educational goals of refugees resettling in our area.

Religious School Scholarship Fund
Your gift will help us ensure that each child receives a fundamental Jewish education.

Religious School Enrichment Fund
Your contribution will support special programming for our students, such as guest musicians or new curriculum.

Security Fund
Gifts to this fund support a wide range of security measures to keep our community safe.

Social Action/Tikkun Olam Fund
Your gift will support the temple’s wide range of social justice initiatives, including food collections, blood drives, disaster relief efforts, advocacy, and more.

Torah Restoration Fund
Your contribution will help us to maintain our sacred scrolls including our Holocaust Torah.

Yad Chazakah Fund
Your contribution supports our community’s commitment to Torah by enabling lessons for those who want to learn how to chant Torah during services. Temple Beth-El has more than fifty individuals (students and adults) chanting Torah each year. This fund was created by a grant from Larry Epstein and the Sam and Beatrice Epstein Foundation.

Youth Activities Fund
Your gift will support a wide range of programming for our Youth Group.