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Every dollar you contribute can and does make a difference. Whatever you give, your dollars will be utilized to the best of our ability. All funds with a defined purpose are restricted to that purpose. All other funds are unrestricted.
You can make your donations in two ways:
- Donate online below by clicking on the fund to which you'd like to contribute and pay by credit card.
- Simply print and complete the form below. Send it in or bring it to our office along with a check.
An acknowledgement card will be sent to the recipient you have specified telling them who made the donation (with your address) and why it was made. Donations to the Temple Fund, our Special Funds or Endowment Funds receive recognition in our monthly newsletter, Temple Topics. The minimum donation for listing in Temple Topics is $10.
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Alter Family Fund
(support youth activities and youth education at Beth El)
Bert & Ruth Berlin Fund in loving memory of our daughter Ellen
(support early childhood education)
Dolin-Etscovitz Family Endowment Fund
(provide its income for the Beth El Music & Arts scheduled concerts and related programming)
Sharon & Bob Efron Family Fund
(support all things Israel at Beth El including but not limited to education & programs)
Leonard & Vicki Eisenfeld Endowment Fund
(supports adult education at Beth El & Beth El sponsored programs and activities directed towards Tikun Olam)
Jane & Nathan Field Memorial Fund
(support direct, hands-on projects by Beth El that assist the needy in the Greater Hartford area without respect to religious affiliation)
Betsy Heilpern Firger Healing Spring Music Fund
(further artistic, secular & religious music at Beth El)
Friends Fund for Members in Need
(assist members who find themselves in financial difficulty. This might include but is not limited to difficulty paying utility bills, buying food, or maintaining Beth El Temple membership)
Ruth L. Gartner Fund
(support professional staffing for adult activities)
Gavens Family College Youth Fund
(maintain programs & projects for young Jewish adults at Beth El, ages 18-25)
Mildred Glasband Memorial Fund
(provide scholarship support for teenagers/young adults participation in educational programs in Israel)
Molly Gold Fund for Jewish Education
(help students enhance Jewish awareness through field trips, kinnusim, conferences or other consciousness raising experiences)
Gloria Goldenberg Music & Lecture Series Endowment Fund
(underwrite a program of music or an educational or lecture program at Beth El for the benefit of its members and the Greater Hartford community)
Harry E. Goldfarb Endowment Fund for Teacher Training
(used for specific teacher training including adult education)
Harry E. Goldfarb Scholarship Endowment Fund
(defrays cost of tuition, travel or other expenses in pursuit of studies or programs in Jewish religion or culture)
Syd Goldfarb Endowment Fund
(improve elegance and beauty within the confines of the beautification fund)
Mother Goldstein Fund
(purchase Kosher wine for Kiddush & festival celebrations)
Irving & Shirley Gutcheon Congregant Assistance Fund
(provide support for Beth El families needing financial assistance with regard to their health and welfare, and those requiring hospice or home care)
Herman Family Fund
(provide funding for teachers in the Beth El Religious school and to fund teachers for special programs for school age children at Beth El)
Henry Matthew Hillman Youth Scholarship Fund
(provide financial assistance to attend USY programs to a deserving member of Beth El’s USY chapter)
Eleanor Weinberg Jainchill Family Fund in memory of Alvin L. Weinberg
(support landscape maintenance to ensure the original park-like quality of the BET cemetery)
Kesten Education Fund
(further education at Beth El, especially for Midrasha and Special Ed)
Ruth & Harry Kleinman Endowment Fund
(support the Kleinman Weekend Scholar-in-Residence program and similar programs)
Kochen Family Fund
(purchase Torah supplies and Ritual supplies and for Torah repair)
(support Men’s Club speakers & education for debating)
Koteen Family Fund
(support Synagogue-wide programming to enhance Jewish life and rituals)
Judie & Coleman Levy Family Fund
(provide funding for capital repairs, replacement & maintenance)
Diane & Richard Lieberfarb Endowment Fund
(provide congregational education on LGBTQ issues for members of all ages)
Mann Family Temple Organ Fund
(support for an organist at times when the organ is played at Beth El Temple)
Mathog Family & Yontef Family Endowment Fund
(provide programs and/or opportunities for the Beth El community to connect with Israel in a variety of ways)
Arthur & Stella Mostel Fund for Adult Education
(provide support for adult education at Beth El)
David Pearl Memorial Fund for Children with Special Needs
(support enrichment programs for Beth El children with special needs)
Charles & Paula Polivy Endowment Fund
(support the Chai Society Picnic-on-the-Patio and other Chai Society programs)
Dr. Leo P. and Eleanore B. Reiner Endowment Fund
(sponsor Family Education programs for Beth El parents and children)
Resnick Family Fund
(support programming for interfaith couples)
Roland-Berkowitz Family Fund
(provide awareness & sensitization about people with special needs which may include programs, activities or materials to better help congregants understand the needs of members with special needs. The fund may also be used to enhance inclusion in our congregation and community. Additionally, the fund can be used to provide assistance for members in financial need.)
Carol & Mark Rosen Israel Teen Trip Fund
(support Beth El teens going to Israel)
Ann Rosow-Lucchesi Beautification Fund
(provide for the beautification of Beth El Temple and/or the Beth El Temple cemetery)
Lester P. Roth & Rita Roth Memorial Endowment Fund
(support the Membership Committee and the Ritual Committee)
Sara & Morris Rulnick Memorial Fund
(provide Camp Ramah tuition for those who cannot afford it)
Muriel G. & Morton L. Schenker Fund for the Arts
(underwrite educational programs and events including school projects, shows, and performances in the arts focused on drawing, painting, crafts, writing, drama, and dance for the benefit of the Beth El community and the greater Hartford Jewish community, with a preference for benefiting children, teenagers, and young adults.)
Bertha & Sidney Schulman Endowment Fund
(support the activities of Beth El’s educational IT programs; the Beth El library, including, but not limited to purchase of books, other reading materials, computers and other library aids; support the choir, including but not limited to purchase of sheet music, rental of equipment and payment of guest singers and support the choir’s High Holiday efforts.)
Mort Shechtman Men’s Club Fund
(support the programs sponsored by the Beth El Temple Men’s Club)
Bruce Shein & Sharon Levine-Shein Endowment Fund
(provides transportation to Beth El for its members, especially during the High Holidays and other times as well)
Anita & Paul Sigel Temple Organ Endowment Fund
(maintain, repair, refurbish and recondition the Sanctuary’s organ and ancillary equipment)
Sylvia Clark Solomon Memorial Library Endowment Fund
(purchase books for the library)
Sowalsky Gabbai Rishon Endowment Fund
(provide appropriate book on Jewish mourning laws, practices and customs to families sitting Shiva)
Arnold E Squires Memorial Endowment Fund
(maintain, repair and replace the Temple’s Judaica including, but not limited to, Torahs, tallit and kippot)
Carol W. Starr Family Endowment Fund for people with Developmental Disabilities
(support programs and services for people with developmental disabilities within Beth El Temple and the Greater Hartford Jewish community)
Louis & Rita Stein Fund
(provide flowers on the holidays or other events during the year and for the synagogue’s general and charitable purposes)
Lewis A. Steinberg Family Fund
(support education for Beth El children of all ages)
Sussman Families Endowment Fund
(provide funding for capital repairs, replacement & maintenance)
Ruth Sweedler Family Endowment Fund
(provide Beth El children of all ages, a religious education)
Amy E. Toyen Endowment Fund
(support community activities directed towards Tikun Olam, sponsored or supported by Beth El Temple)
Henry, Sylvia/Josh Weiner Fund
(provide 12th grade graduation book awards; and high school age children’s programs)
I. Milton Widem Adult Education Fund
(support adult education and Shabbat forums at Beth El)
Beth El has non-endowment Special Funds that support a variety of synagogue programs and activities.
Beautification Fund: for projects which improve the elegance and beauty of Beth El Temple, including the Ceremonial Court.
Camp Ramah Fund: to provide subsidies to children attending Camp Ramah.
Cantor’s Music Fund: for the purchase of music & supplies to enhance the worship experience.
Cemetery Fund: to help support the upkeep of the Beth El Cemetery.
Chai Society Fund: to support programs for Beth El Temple congregants, 55 years and older.
Early Childhood Fund: to support and enhance the Early Childhood community.
Education Fund: to enhance the innovative educational experiences of our school children.
Friends of Ari Santiago Temple Accessibility Fund: to develop handicapped accessible Temple projects.
Max Goldfield Fund: to help needy members of our community at times of personal difficulty.
Hagshamah Fund: a special fund to help infertile couples.
Jewish Continuity Fund: to support programs and resources for innovative, educational, cultural or religious endeavors to promote Jewish identity.
Judaica Museum Fund: to purchase items of Judaica for permanent display.
Frances & Sidney Kaplan Audio Fund: to purchase equipment that connects to the Temple sound system to assist hearing impaired members.
Library Fund: to purchase books and periodicals for Temple library.
Prayerbook Fund: to purchase siddurim and chumashim for Shabbat and holidays.
Rabbi Garber’s Discretionary Fund: for philanthropic purposes to be dispensed at the personal discretion of Rabbi Garber.
Rabbi Rosen’s Discretionary Fund: for philanthropic purposes to be dispensed at the personal discretion of Rabbi Rosen.
Student Israel Assistance Fund: to subsidize travel to Israel for students.
Taste of Shabbat Fund: to defray the costs of Kiddushim and luncheons on Shabbat.
Temple Fund: to defray costs of maintenance and refurbishing of our facilities in addition to mortgage amortization.
Tsedakah/Chesed Fund: to support charitable needs and community social action.
Youth Activities Fund: to subsidize the cost for informal youth activities.