B’nai Sholom is grateful for contributions to assist us in serving our community. Gifts may be directed to any fund, committee, or budget line (see below.) If you have any questions, please call the office. And thank you, on behalf of our members and our Board of Trustees.

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The Congregation also maintains several funds that are grateful for your contributions. Contributions to these funds remain in these funds from one year to the next, as opposed to budget line contributions, which return to the General Fund at the conclusion of the Fiscal Year if they have not been used.

Examples of budget line contributions are to the Library, the Art Committee, etc.

The Funds we maintain, and their purposes are:

The General Fund, pays the various expenses of the congregation as laid out in the Budget, which is approved by the Congregation at its Annual Meeting

The Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund makes donations to other organizations and pays for unbudgeted items for our congregation, primarily those that assist the rabbi.

The Endowment Fund provides for the future financial support of the temple.

The Ruth G. Warshaw Memorial Fund pays for an annual guest lecture.

The Israel Bond Fund purchases Israel Bonds for the Congregation. When these Bonds mature, the proceeds go to the Scholarship Fund.

The Scholarship Fund provides incentive awards for our students to attend summer overnight camps and Israel programs.

The Circle of Life Fund is to pay for major purchases or repairs which are not covered in our budget.

The Marlene Baker Scholarship Fund is to assist members of our Youth Group to attend NFTY functions.

Books for Babies Fund provides new books to expectant parents in homes where reading is not a tradition.


Your free-will contributions, for which you receive no goods or services, are tax deductible to the fullest extent as provided by law.

At this time, we do not have any method to accept donations using a credit card.  Please mail or deliver your donations to us.

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