Fund Focus

Why We Give

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    (6084) Saul & Rosalind Biskind Family Fund

    Rosalind and Saul Biskind “My parents of blessed memory, Saul and Rosalind Biskind, lived the American dream. Together they worked hard,educated their children, cherished freedom, and acted on their belief in tikkun olam, repairing the world. This they did by always trying to help others. Both of them identified strongly with Jewish faith, culture and […]

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    (6144) The Meisel Family Artistic Fund

     “My parents established this Fund to integrate their love of art into the Temple and to insure that dollars exist for what are sometimes those extra details that can be so meaningful in creating beauty.” – Kim Meisel Pesses

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    (6209) The Michael and Zoya Reyzis Lifelong Learning Fund, in honor of Rabbi Roger C. Klein

    “Michael and Zoya Reyzis wanted to recognize this inspiring teacher while reconfirming their strong belief in the great value of education at any age. They added that Rabbi Klein’s erudition not only benefits our congregation, but the depth and breadth of his knowledge are appreciated throughout our community.”

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    (6159) Leonard & Joan Eigner Endowment Fund

    My husband, Leonard Eigner was raised in the Conservative movement, but was happy to join The Temple for me. He was very outgoing and immediately became active,enjoying services, programs and activities. We both had so much respect for our clergy and were very proud to be members. When Leonard became ill in 2007, he wanted […]

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    (6173) Lindsay E Stark Memorial Social Action Fund

    Peggy and Cliff Stark “Our daughter, Lindsay E.Stark, was an amazing and dynamic young woman. She struggled with cystic fibrosis from birth until she passed away six days before her 18th birthday. Despite her illness, she led a normal life, always looking for ways to help others. Her spirit soared as she volunteered at Rainbow […]

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    (6189) The Hochman Family Fund

    A Hochman Family photo (Ken is bottom left) Carol and I started the fund to memorialize our positive feelings for The Temple after my three years as Temple President. The Fund produces 5% annually in discretionary dollars which the Temple President can utilize for extras beyond normal budgetary items. We like the discipline that endowment funds […]

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    (6127) Ruth & Jules Vinney Special Music Fund

    “Barthold Auerbach said, ‘Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.’ How true. My parents, Ruth and Jules Vinney,of blessed memory, were huge fans of the arts and especially loved music in all its forms. They established the Ruth and Jules Vinney Special Music Fund to show their dedication and love for […]

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    (6205) The Belinda Yen-Lieberman and James Lieberman Mayfield Cemetery Fund

    “We feel privileged to support the Temple Tomorrow Campaign. As we look forward to the exciting new spaces at the Temple we also think about the generations that have preceded us. Thus we have elected to create our endowment fund to benefit Mayfield Cemetery. Mayfield Cemetery is the final resting place for our families, our […]

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    (6188) Nancy & Marvin Whitman Temple Museum Fund

    “Marv and I established our fund on our 35th wedding anniversary. In lieu of gifts, we suggested friends and family support our passion for the Temple’s Museum with contributions to our fund. Now I have the pleasure of knowing that the museum will always be able to develop new  programs and acquire art with the […]

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    (6171) Dorothy Garfunkel Baker Fine Arts Fund

    “I established the Dorothy Garfunkel Baker Fine Arts Fund as a loving tribute to my aunt who was a surrogate mother to me and grandmother to our children. Having lived in Greenwich Village, she had a keen appreciation for the arts and was an aspiring painter herself. I could think of no better way to […]

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    (6180) Natalie and Mort Epstein Cultural Arts Fund

    “We established these funds as a way of ensuring that cultural arts will always have a place at The Temple. The arts are vital to all of us because they engage and reinforce our spirituality.” – Natalie Epstein

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    (6206) The Doris Heller Cramer Sound Technology Fund

    “Because TempleTomorrow will bring much needed improvements to the Temple’s sound systems, I am very happy to be able to help the congregants by contributing to our new state of the art audio enhancements.” – Doris Heller Cramer

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    (6100) Evans Fund

    A little bit about Charles Evans: He was a past president of the Temple in 1980.  He was also the building committee chairman for the “Temple branch building” in 1969.

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    (6208) The Nancy Malevan Levy & Howard A. Levy Fund for Music and Learning

    Nancy Malevan Levy Nancy Levy is a third generation congregant. She shares a story about her immigrant grandmother, newly widowed with young children and many responsibilities, turning to Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver for help. He became a father figure to her children, and nurtured the family bond with The Temple. Nancy says, ”I am proud […]

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    (6199) Wendy and Gene Elconin Music and Arts Fund

    This endowment fund was created in honor of Wendy Elconin’s milestone birthday in 2015.  Pictured above are family members (L to R); Charlotte Elconin, Joel Elconin, Amy Elconin Hertzberg, Wendy and Gene Elconin, Noah Elconin.

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    (6211) The Joann Levy TWA Youth Scholarship Fund

    Serving on the TWA Youth Leadership Endowment Fund Committee were Lynn Millet, Joann Levy, Committee Chair Ronna Sherman, and Marcy Gray.

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