Beth Israel Congregation - Ann Arbor, Michigan

List of Funds

ADULT LIBRARY FUNDPurchasing all the library books available at Beth Israel
ART FUNDPurchasing art objects for the synagogue which make an aesthetic difference
BETH ISRAEL GENERAL ENDOWMENT FUNDInterest income only is used to support a variety of projects not included in any other fund
BUILDING ACCESSIBILITY FUNDMaking the building and worship services accessible to all people with physical disabilities
BUILDING & INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDPlanning, maintenance, building and computer improvements
BUILDING RENOVATION FUNDUnderwriting the costs of planning and major construction projects for Beth Israel
CEMETERY LANDSCAPING FUNDHelping to landscape the new section of the Beth Israel Memorial Gardens with shady trees and attractive bushes
CHILD CARE FUNDHelping to defray the costs of providing Childcare so parents of young children may enjoy Shabbat and Holiday services
CULINARY FUNDProviding needed equipment for the kitchen
FLOWER FUNDPurchasing flowers to beautify the Sanctuary
MORRIS AND MARILYN FRIEDMAN JEWISH CAMP FUNDProviding scholarships to Camp Ramah for a fun summer experience in a Conservative Jewish environment
HILMA GEFFEN MEMORIAL FUNDProvides for important projects which benefit the office
GENERAL FUNDUnderwriting important expenses not covered by other funds including:
Adult Education (Contributions help to underwrite the costs of exciting and stimulating speakers and lecturers) and
Programs (Contributions help to underwrite recreational and social programs for all ages)
HENRY GERSHOWITZ BUILDING FUNDRefurbishing the Social Hall and Kitchen areas of the synagogue building
ELI LADIN ISRAEL SCHOLARSHIP FUNDHelping Beth Israel students to visit and study in Israel – a major factor in Jewish continuity
MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT FUNDPurchasing expensive items not normally covered in a particular year’s budget
THE ADA AND ISADOR MARGOLIS MEMORIAL RELIGIOUS SCHOOL FUNDProvides for major furnishings and equipment for the Religious School
MEN’S GROUP FUNDProvides funds for activities of a men’s group, or activities of a joint men’s and women’s group, or to supposrt the annual activities which the former Men’s Club was involved with.
MUSIC FUNDUnderwrites the purchase of musical instruments and music supplies for the Religious School and synagogue
JOSEPH NEWHOUSE BETH ISRAEL MUSICAL ENHANCEMENT FUNDEnhance and Support religious services and congregation communal events through music
PIKUACH NEFESH (HEALTH AND WELFARE FUND)Provides for the maintenance of the Automated External Defibrillator and first aid and medical supplies or equipment
OFFICE EQUIPMENT FUNDProvides for some major purchases which increase the efficiency of the office. Providing for critical items not covered in the regular budget
PRAYER BOOK FUND (KESSEL MEMORIAL)Acquiring new prayer books, which may also be dedicated in memory of or in honor of a particular person with a predetermined amount of contribution
RABBI’S DISCRETIONARY FUNDHelping worthy organizations and people in need
RELIGIOUS SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP FUNDProviding scholarships to children so that they may attend the Religious School – an investment in the future of Beth Israel
ROSENBERG LECTURE FUNDUnderwrites the cost of biennial scholars in residence
SA’AD: A HELPING HAND COMMITTEEHelping individuals in need
MIRIAM S JOFFE SAMSON JEWISH FAMILY LIFE PROGRAMMING FUNDHelps to underwrite materials and programming for Jewish educational programs aimed at families
SELIGSON ADULT EDUCATION FUNDUnderwrites the costs of academic educators to present at Beth Israel
SHIVA TRAY FUNDUnderwriting the cost of shiva trays for members
SOCIAL ACTION FUNDReaching out for the common good of our Ann Arbor community and the world
YOUTH ACTIVITIES (SAM AND EVA BENJAMIN MEMORIAL FUND)Subsidizing exciting programs for youth
YOUTH LIBRARY (KRICKSTEIN) FUNDPurchasing all the library books available at Beth Israel