Funds for Donations
Donating to our funds is a good way to honor someone. All you need to do is either call the office at 732-222-3754 to make a credit card donation or mail your check to 180 Lincoln Ave., Elberon, NJ 07740
OUR GENERAL PURPOSE FUNDS
Tree of Life – A beautiful way to honor any occasion of your family with an engraved leaf on the tree bearing the name of the person honored on occasions such as Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, birth, marriage or any other simcha. Contribution $180.
The Yahrzeit Memorials – Purchase a sanctuary plaque memorializing a loved one who has died. This
memorial provides that the name of the loved one will be recited yearly on the anniversary of his/her death. Donation $500.
Prayer Book Fund – Maintains our supply of prayer books for worship services. Bookplates are inserted in recognition of donation. Contribution $36.
Social and Community Action Fund – Provides support for local community programs.
Family Affair – The goal of this program is to bring a little relief and a sign of caring to any of our temple members experiencing difficulty in life, by providing and delivering meals to their homes.
Heimlich-Aaron Library Fund – Maintains an in depth library of books on current and historic themes for the use of all age groups in the congregation. A growing library of video tapes is available for members use. Bookplates are inserted in recognition of donation. Contribution $18.
OUR ENDOWMENT FUNDS
The Endowment Fund – For the preservation of our temple and to enable us to fulfill our spiritual, educational, cultural and social needs.
Centennial Fund – Proceeds from this fund are used to underwrite two categories of temple activities; up to 50% of the programs and programmatic activities; up to 50% of the annual proceeds can be used to underwrite under-funded pensions of Temple staff members.
Tzedakeh Fund – To be able to help congregants who are in needs of financial assistance.
Rabbi Joseph Goldman Fund for Jewish Learning – Proceeds from this fund will be used to underwrite and support an array of educational programs and activities for all age groups within our synagogue. The objective of these activities will be to enhance Jewish knowledge, experiences, and commitment of temple members.
Heimlich Memorial Scholarship Fund – Established to honor the memory of Ernest Heimlich.
Proceeds of this fund are to be used to underwrite a partial scholarship to a college or school of higher education awarded to a Temple Beth Miriam Confirmand who has distinguished him/herself through exceptional Temple Community activity. High school and college students.
Dorothy Hirsch Scholarship – Honors the memory of Dorothy Hirsch. Proceeds of this fund provide scholarships to leadership training activities sponsored by the Reform Movement for high school and college students.
Rabbi Discretionary Fund
The Carolyn Meyer Memorial Lecture Fund – Proceeds from this fund will enable the temple and community to enjoy a biennial lecture on a theme related to Jewish teaching pertinent to a rich congregational life.
Neimark Shabbaton Institute – Honors the memory of Solomon & Regina Neimark. Proceeds from this gift of $10,000 is to be used yearly to underwrite activities of temple seniors. The proceeds may be used for the members of the Shabbaton, but are not limited only to seniors.
Berg-Bialek Youth Leadership Retreat Fund – This fund is used to supplement the cost of youth leardership retreats which may include conclaves, biennials and other leadership events. The use of these funds will be at the discretion of the Rabbi, Temple President and Religious School Director.
Conn Music Fund – Established to honor Gert and Ralph Conn. Proceeds from this fund are used to provide special musical programs and/or performances during holiday or special celebration.
The Norty Kern Youth Scholarship Fund – Proceeds of this fund will be used to send students of the 7th grade in our Religious School on a class trip. The preferred trips to be of Jewish interest that will be decided upon by the Rabbi and the Mens’ Club.
Arthur and Hazel Harmon Fund – To honor the memory of Arthur & Hazel Harmon. Proceeds of this fund are used to purchase a prize for a student of the Religious School who has performed outstanding congregational or community service during congregational year.
The Milton Ziment Fund for Scholastic Achievement – The purpose of this fund will be to provide an annual prize(s) for students of the Religious School who gain recognition for exceptional academic performance.
Sonya Grossman Art & Beautification Fund – This fund is for purchasing works of art & enhancing the beauty of TBM.
The Katz Family Fund – Proceeds of this fund are used to help families in need of funds for Religious School education.
Temple Beth Miriam Wish List – Proceeds are used to help provide needed upgraded technological items and furnishings.
Library Shelves – Available for dedication $1,000.
Evelyn Blank Choral Fund – To be used for choral and other musical events.
Pess Family Youth Group Fund – Established by Lois & Gary Pess & will be used for all Youth Group activities not covered by other existing funds. It also provides necessary funds for Youth Group members who do not have financial resources to participate in activities & trips
Family Camp Fund – This fund is to help supplement the cost of Reform Jewish sleep-away camp to preserve children’s Jewish future and develop their leadership.
Cantor Discretionary Fund – This fund is directed by the Cantor of the congregation toward non-budgeted musical activities in the congregation.