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We remain available to take your calls during business hours. Monday - Thursday 8AM- 4PM and Friday 8AM - 2PM at 401-331-6070. If you need to pick something up or drop something off at Temple, we ask that you call first so that we can safely accommodate your needs. All staff are working regular hours and checking email and voicemail.

Temple Beth-El strives to be a place where prayer, learning and tikkun olam are vital and fulfilling components of our Jewish community. The Temple maintains various funds to assist in ongoing operations (Operating Funds) and to provide for special programs and long-term fiscal security (Endowment Funds).

Below you will find a list of these funds with a description of what they are for.  When you sign on to Chaverweb to make your donation you will be able to choose the Fund you want to make a donation to.  If you need help please call 401-331-6070.

TEMPLE ENDOWMENT provides long term financial support of Temple Beth-El:
Helen and Abraham Adelman Fund:  For general use as needed
Braunstein Family Fund:  Enhances the temple’s endowment
Rosalea E. and Newton B. Cohn Family Fund: For general use as needed
Irving Jay Fain Fund:  Helps support health and pension benefits of temple retirees and employees
Betty & Leon Goldberg Memorial Fund: For any purpose the Temple’s Board of Trustees deems worthy
Hazel and Stanley Grossman Fund: For general use as needed
Rabbi Leslie Y. Gutterman Religious School Endowment:  Provides a Jewish education for our children in perpetuity regardless of their ability to pay.
Charlotte Simon Kenner Fund:    For any purpose the Temple’s Board of Trustees deems worthy
David and Esther Lecht Fund:  Supports the general endowment
Miriam Soforenko Fund: Enhances the Temple’s endowment
Rabbi Sarah Mack
Rabbi Leslie Y. Gutterman
Cantor Judith Seplowin
Frances & David Friedman Fund: Enhances program opportunities for very young families (K’Tantan)
Marshall G. Wolfe Fund: Supports family programs
Feldman Family Generations Fund:  For programming to promote Jewish continuity and/or
youth leadership
Michael S. Roberts Fund: Enhances educational opportunities for youth in Religious School
and/or youth groups
Judith Smith Memorial Fund: Supports Temple youth groups
Suzanne Soforenko Fund: For youth programming
PROVTY Temple Beth-El Youth Group
David A. Cohen Family Religious School Special Education Fund: For the support and             development of resources for “special needs” children in the Temple Beth-El Religious School
Botvin & Dress Family Scholarship Fund: Provides need- based assistance for youth and travel
            to Israel   
Rosalie & Norman Fain Fund: For Religious School scholarships
Dorothy Emers Finkelman Fund: For the Annual Religious School Passover program
Melvin S. & Eleanore Frank Fund:  Assists students participating in Religious School field trips
Larry H. Friedman Family Fund: Supports arts enrichment in the Religious School
Fay Goldstein Fund:  Funds small torahs as gifts to students who are consecrated at temple.
Samuel Hamin Scholarship Fund: Sponsors PROVTY members attendance at special events
Irwin Chase College Scholarship Fund: For college scholarships
Isadore S. & Cecile Low Fund: Purchases books for confirmands
Max I. Millman Fund: Provides awards for outstanding Religious School teachers
Richard & Evelyn Seigle Religious School Scholarship Fund: For Religious School scholarships
The Dr. Raquel, Nathan, & Dr. Ronald G. Shapiro Fund: For Religious School scholarships
Eleanor Taber Scholarship Fund: For youth scholarships
Meyer Tenenbaum Day School Scholarship Fund: Provides tuition scholarship for Religious
School students
William G. Braude Library Fund:  For purchase of new library books
Goodwin Family Library Fund: To purchase printed Jewish materials for adult readers
Prayer book Fund:  For purchase of prayer books for worship services including High Holidays
Sumner Marshall Saklad Book Fund: Purchases children’s books for the William G. Braude
Beryl Segal Fund: Purchases Judaic materials for the William G. Braude Library
Winkler Children’s Library Fund: Enhances the children’s section of the William G. Braude
 Library and a digital library resource to support Hebrew and Judaic learning
The Benefactors Fund:  Funds special cultural programming and events (minimum gift of
 $10,000 enables donor to be listed as a Benefactor.)
Joseph H. Cohen Music Fund:  Sponsors a Music Shabbat
Graubart-Irving Music Fund: Enhances   programs and worship services through music
Dorothy & Jay Isenberg Fund: Supports music and cultural programs
Louis & Freda Kaufman Memorial Fund: For cultural programs
Leonard C. Mandell Music Fund:  Enhances worship services through music
Theodore & Paul Markoff Fund: Supports music programs
Betty Presser Fund: Supports music programs
Helen & Aaron Caslowitz Fund: For studies in Jewish philosophy, literature and art
Bernice & Sanford White Fund: Enhances adult and family education
Walter and Bernice Axelrod Fund: Promotes Jewish continuity through programs such as outreach to the unaffiliated
Ruth L. Cohen New Member Fund: Sponsors the Annual New Member Sukkot Dinner
Helen N. & Meyer Tenenbaum Fund: Supports interfaith and outreach programs
Fay and Robert Steinberg Fund: For the support and development of resources for interfaith families and programs at Temple Beth-El
Hineinu: Supports the development of a network of volunteers who are available to assist families in time of need consistent with the programs planned by the Hineinu committee
Gloria Blackman Fund: For social justice programs and causes relating to Religious School
Social Action Fund: Provides funds for social action or social concern
Bernstein High Holiday Flower Fund:  For flowers for the High Holy Days
Cemetery Beautification Fund: Enhances the Temple cemetery’s landscaping
Herman L. Bennett Chapel Fund: Enhance the Herman L. Bennett Chapel as needed
Fine Arts Fund: For purchase and maintenance of fine art and Judaica
Paula Golden and Harold Horwitz Memorial Fund: For flowers for the High Holy Days
Jules P. Goldsmith Fund: Supports the beautification of Temple grounds
Robert Hochberg Minyan Fund: Supports the beautification of the Herman L. Bennett Chapel
Nathaniel Sugerman Memorial Fund: Supports the outdoor Spiritual Garden
Torah Fund: Supports purchasing and repairing Torahs
Zurier Family Fund: Supports the Temple’s archives and museum


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