Beth El's Greatest Needs
To provide funds for the special needs of the Congregation.
To defray expenses related to the physical building.
To provide for a variety of musically related programs, materials and equipment for the enhancement of the cultural program of the congregation at the discretion of the Hazzan, and for professional, educational and charitable needs.
Funds are disbursed by the rabbis, at their discretion, for charitable, religious or educational organizations, individuals with special needs, special projects at the rabbi's or donor's direction, and professional or educational needs.
Beth El Youth
ELAINE SILVERMAN GESSOW COLLEGE CONNECTION FUND
To provide for special mailings and programs for our college students.
NOE GRONER CAMP RAMAH SCHOLARSHIP FUND
To encourage our young children to attend a Jewish summer camp.
ISRAEL EXPERIENCE TEEN FUND
To supply partial scholarships for high school students pursuing a semester or summer in an educational program in Israel.
ESTELLE KIMBALL NURSERY SCHOOL FUND
To benefit the secular and Judaic education curriculum of the preschool.
For activities of families with younger children.
ELAINE TANENBAUM RELIGIOUS SCHOOL ENRICHMENT FUND
For additional experiences, material, and equipment to enhance the religious school
SYBIL SULS YOUTH ACTIVITIES FUND
To supplement the activities of our youth program and provide subsidies to members of U.S.Y. and Kadima to attend regional conventions.
SORKIN CONFIRMATION ISRAEL FUND
CROWELL RELIGIOUS SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
WOLF ISRAEL QUEST FUND
Men's Club Funds
MEN'S CLUB FUND
To support activities and projects by the Men's Club.
KESHER NASHIM FUND
To fund activities and projects of Beth El's support group for women with cancer.
Provides food for the congregational kiddush on Shabbat and festivals when there are no B'nai Mitzvah.
CELIA AND AUDREY RESNIK MEMORIAL LECTURE FUND
To provide for a special lecture to be given annually on Sisterhood Shabbat and for the Golda Meir Award.
SHIVA MEAL FUND
To help defray the cost of providing a meal of comfort for Sisterhood members who are sitting Shiva.
Supports the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York and the University of Judaism in Los Angeles.
To help fund activities for the senior group.
To help those who need a ride to or from the synagogue.
CHEVRA KADISHA FUND
To defray the cost of needed ritual items and food for the Shiva house.
GREEN TIKKUN FUND
To improve and expand on programs to reduce, reuse, and recycle; helping to build positive environmental causes at Beth El and in our community.
A Jewish response to hunger.
MORNING MINYAN FUND
For charity within and outside Beth El and to help defray the cost of breakfasts following the morning minyan and the Shabbat early morning service.
SOCIAL ACTION FUND
Funds are disbursed by the Social Action Committee to various charitable institutions.
LEILA ROSEN YOUNG EQUALITY FUND
To support activities and projects that further the equal participation of all segments (such as women, singles, the handicapped, etc.) in the life of this Congregation and the Jewish community at large.
DAVID AND HARRIET BROOKS SENIOR ADULT FUND
Study and Learning
SAMUEL SCOLNIC ADULT INSTITUTE FUND
To support the program of adult education courses offered by the Institute.
INTER-RELIGIOUS INSTITUTE FUND
To support this annual program of unique conversations on topics of Torah, with rabbis and teachers from major movements in American Jewish Life.
ARTHUR S. FELD MEMORIAL LECTURE FUND
To provide an honorarium and expenses for an outstanding scholar to spend a weekend at Beth El and deliver special lectures to the Congregation.
BERNARDO KOTELANSKI, M.D. MARRIAGE EDUCATION FUND
To provide for a pre-marital education program at Beth El.
To purchase books for our library. For book plates inscribed with names of those being honored or memorialized, a minimum contribution of $36 is required.
LITMAN HOLOCAUST (SHOAH) EDUCATIONAL FUND
To provide funds for educational programs about the Holocaust/Yom HaShoah and related topics.
To help underwrite expenses for congregants who wish to participate in leadership and/or educational programs to broaden their skills for the purpose of actively enhancing the Beth El community.
Sustaining the Synagogue
DOROTHY BEVERLY KITCHEN FUND
For the purchase of additional kitchen equipment. .
ELSIE MINTZ LANDSCAPING FUND
To add to the beauty of the synagogue grounds.
SIMOS MUSIC FUND
To provide for musical evenings, musical equipment and supplies.
To purchase a Chumash. For inscriptions with the names of those being honored or memorialized, a contribution of $75.00 is required for each Chumash (Bible).
TORAH SCROLL FUND
For the repair and maintenance of our Torah scrolls and for the purchase of silver ornaments.
TRUDY AND SI WEKER FAMILY PROGRAM FUND
To provide support for enriching family programs.
BETH EL FOREST FUND
The Congregation has established a forest in the United Synagogue National Park, near Safad, Israel, in cooperation with the Jewish National Fund. Individual trees cost $18.00 each.
BETH EL ISRAEL FUND
To support projects in Israel such as adopt-a-family programs, support for Magen David Adom and other meritorious causes, as well as Israel-related programs at Beth El.
Funds are used to benefit and promote Conservative Judaism in Israel.