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Tzedakah Opportunities

Tzedakah is a central mitzvah of Judaism.

The following is a list of funds available for donations
to honor and remember your loved ones and friends.


Amanda Sham Resource Center for Children with Special Needs:  Provides equipment, supplies and staff for our special needs children. 

Bernice & Aaron Feld Memorial Fund:  Supports many religious needs of the Temple: speakers and special religious programming.

Craig A. Fisher Scholarship Fund:  Presented to a student(s) who demonstrate the ideals of humanity, integrity, compassion and scholastic aptitude and who continues their studies at Gratz College, I.M. Wise Department.

Don Dafilou Building Fund:  Helps to keep our building and grounds in repair.

Edward Levitt Gratz Memorial Scholarship Fund: Presented to an outstanding student attending Gratz College.

Floral Fund: Provides flowers on the bimah for Shabbat and holidays.

Harry z”l & Evelyn Silver Scholar in Residence Fund: Brings scholars, artists and speakers to Beth Am.

Israel Advocacy Fund: Supports Israel programming.

Joyce E. Shotz Memorial Fund:  Aids families who need financial help to send their children to religious school. 

Julia Nicole Marder Camp Scholarship Fund: Awarded to children attending Jewish summer camp.

Library Fund: Provides books, DVDs, CDs and periodicals for our library.

Lincow Institute for Adult Jewish Education: Provides lifelong educational programming.

Lipkowitz-Gratz College Fund: An award given each year to an outstanding student to attend the I.M. Wise Program at Gratz College, a student who shares their love of Jewish education and learning.

Marcia Goldman Building Fund: Supports capital improvements to our campus.

Music Fund:  To purchase new music and maintain our piano.

Oneg Shabbat Fund:  Provides receptions for special occasions.

Ostroff Scholarship Fund:  Each year a portion of this fund is used to assist families who encounter financial challenges that threaten their ability to pay the costs associated with the continuation of students Bar/Bat Mitzvah and Confirmation studies.

Plaut Bibles $72, Mishkan T’filah prayer book $54:  Dedication of a Shabbat siddur or Bible in honor or in memory of family or friends. 

Prayerbook Fund:  Used to replace books that become unusable.

Programming to Support the Deaf Community: To cover the cost of Interpreting services for the deaf.

Rabbi Harold B. & Elise Waintrup z"l Education Fund: To support education from kindergarten through 10th grade.

Roberta & Dr. Herbert Kronsstadt Scholarship Fund: To make Bar or Bat Mitzvah possible for those with special needs.

Temple Beth Torah School of Early Learning at Old York Road Temple-Beth Am Fund: For the purchase of equipment and special programs for the pre-school.

Torah Fund, Chuppah Fund and Torah Cover Fund:  For the maintenance and replacement of our ceremonial objects.

Yetta and Joseph Brill Holocaust Memorial Fund: Honors the memory of the Six Million lost in the Shoah through programming.

Youth Fund: To support our youth groups.

Clergy Discretionary Funds: Used for a variety of causes.

Rabbi Leib Discretionary Fund*

Rabbi Tornberg Discretionary Fund*

Cantor Zarkh Discretionary Fund*

*Checks to any Discretionary Fund must be made payable to the Discretionary Fund.