Temple Israel Funds

Following is a listing and description of the available Tribute Funds.

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ABRAMSON - Larry Abramson Junior Choir Fund

Provides Junior Choir Awards And Other Programs.

Administrator’s Discretionary Fund

For Charitable Purposes.

Adult Israel Pilgrimage Fund

Supports Temple Israel Pilgrimages To Israel For Adults.

AGREE - George & Shirley Agree Caring Community Birthday Party Fund

Provides Birthday Parties For Residents Of Nursing Homes, Orphanages, And Shelters.

APPEL - Appel Family Concert Fund

Provides Funding For An Annual Music Program.

APPLE - Donna & Allan Apple Fund For Children With Special Needs

Provides Madrachim Support For Children With Special Needs.

ARNOLD - Susie F. Arnold Choir Fund

Provides Funding For The Shabbat Singers Choir.

ASP - The Donna & Alan Asp Emergency Assistance Fund

Provides emergency assistance to Temple Israel members in crisis.

AVIVA PEARL HERMAN - Aviva Pearl Herman Memorial SHARE Fund

To provide support to those who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss.

BARBAS - Barbas Family Fund

To provide program funding for empty nester adults

BARR - Maurice Edwin Barr Hebrew Scholarship Fund

Provides Engraved Bibles To Two Outstanding 8th Grade Students.

BARRIS - Barris Family Fund

To support speakers for Temple Israel programming.

BENDIX - Dr. Stephen Bendix Memorial Fund

 To provide substance abuse education.

BERNSTEIN - Barbara E. Bernstein Memorial Fund

Provides Support To Families And Individuals Suffering A Bereavement. Provides Assistance For Family Camp.

BIKKUR - Bikkur Chaverim Fund

To provide volunteer support for the visitation of nursing homes and hospice centers.

BITTKER - The Morris & Esther Bittker Fund

Provides A Scholarship To The Uahc Summer Camp Program And To Partially Sponsor The Annual Picnic.

BLOOM - Barbara & Douglas Bloom Special Needs Fund For Single Mothers

To provide assistance to single moms in crisis who are Temple Israel members.

BLOOMBERG - Brenda Bloomberg Memorial Awards Fund

Awards Books To Graduating High School Students.

BRENNER - David & Jean Brenner Memorial Scholarship Fund

Provides A Graduating Senior From The Temple Israel High School With A Stipend To Purchase Textbooks.

BROWN - Brown Family Hebrew Education Fund

Provides A Full Need-Based Hebrew School Scholarship Annually.

BUDMAN - Marlene Budman Remembrance Garden Fund

Plants Spring Flowers Annually On The Grounds Of Temple Israel.

CANTOR - Courtney Lisa Cantor Israel Travel Scholarship Fund

Provides Funds For Youth Travel To Israel.

Cantor’s Discretionary Fund

For Charitable Purposes.

Caring Community Fund

Supports The Programs Of Temple Israel’s Caring Community.

Chai Development Fund

Supports Temple Israel’s Building Fund Expenses.

COHN - Irwin I. Cohn Memorial Scholarship Fund

Provides Funds For A Trip To Israel For A Temple Israel Student.

COLLENS - Dorothy & Arnie Collens Family Event Fund

Provides Funding For Family Programming.

COLTON - Josephine & Harry Colton Shabbat B’yachad And College Fund

Provides A “First Shabbat” Dinner To Families Of Newborn Or Adopted Children And College Packages.

Concert/Lecture Fund Of Temple Israel

Assists In The Support Of Concerts And Lectures At Temple Israel.

DANTO - Ethel & Robert Danto Children’s Library & Media Center Fund

Provides Annual Support For The Hodari Family Children’s Library And Media Center.

DUBIN - Arthur Dubin Children’s Special Needs School Fund

Aids Families With Children With Special Needs.

EDELSON - Zachary M. Talan Edelson Maccabi Scholarship Fund

Provides Scholarships For Temple Israel Maccabi Participants.

ELLIS - Stephanie Hope Ellis College Scholarship Fund

Assists A College-Bound Temple Israel Religious School Senior.

FARBER - Audrey & William Farber Early Childhood Center Fund


FENTON - Aaron Fenton Memorial Fund


FIENMAN - Anne & Edward Fienman College Scholarship Fund

Provides A College Scholarship To A Graduating Senior From Temple Israel Religious School.

Fine Arts Fund

 To support the purchases of fine art at Temple Israel.

FOX - Jacqueline R. Fox Torah Study & School Scholarship Fund

Provides School Scholarships And Funding For The Torah Study Class.

FRAM - Rabbi Leon Fram Scholarship Fund

Supports The Temple Israel’s Religious School And Nursery School Scholarships And Programs.

GELLER - Florence A. Geller Food For The Needy Fund

Provides Food For The Needy.

GELMAN - Jascha Gelman Memorial Fund

Provides Funding For Israel Trip Scholarships.

General Endowment Fund

Provides Long Term Funding For Temple Israel.

General Gifts Fund

 To provide general financial support of Temple Israel.

GERSHENSON - Richard Gershenson Memorial Fund


GOLD - Dr. Fredric & Linda Gold Newlywed Mezuzah Fund

To provide a new Mezuzah and scroll to all newlywed couples blessed by our rabbis.

GOLDBERG - Dr. Robert B. Goldberg Nursery School Scholarship Fund

Provides Nursery School Scholarships For Temple Israel Students.

GOODMAN - Albert Goodman College Scholarship Fund

Provides Tuition Assistance To A Graduating Senior Of Temple Israel’s Religious School.

GOODMAN - Arnie Goodman Memorial Fund


GOODMAN - Goodman Family Judaica Museum Fund

Provides Funding For The Temple Israel Judaica Museum And Its Programs.

GOODMAN - Sylvia Goodman Memorial Fund

 To provide support for Temple Israel Torah Studies.

GORBACK - Esther & Jack Gorback Family Archives Fund

Supports The Temple Israel Archives.

GOTLIB - Steven Gotlib Memorial Fund


GOTTLIEB - Stephen Gottlieb z”l Memorial Endowment Fund

Supports Temple Music Programs.

GOTTLIEB - Arlene June Gottlieb Music Appreciation Fund

Provides For Musical Programming At Temple Israel.

GRANDON - Samuel F. Grandon & Sylvia Grandon Goldstein Memorial Fund

Provides Books As Prizes To Students In The Religious School.

GROSS - Mollie & Joseph Gross Memorial Fund

Provides A Student With A Scholarship To Attend A Camp Or Other Youth Summer Trip.

HAAS - Daniel M., Sophie & Arthur J. Haas Memorial Fund

Provides A Speaker For Temple Israel’s Sisterhood.

HELLMAN - Phyllis Hellman Children's Literature Fund


HERMAN - Aviva Pearl Herman Memorial SHARE Fund

Provides support to those who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss.

HURWITZ - Estelle Hurwitz Bar/Bat Mitzvah Memorial Fund

Assists Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebrants With Their Bar/Bat Mitzvah Expenses At Temple Israel.

HUTTON - Dr. Morris L. & Shirley Hutton Youth Activities Fund

Provides Non-Budgeted Goods, Services And Equipment To Temple Israel’s High School Youth Activities.

INNOVATION - The Innovation Fund

 To fund new and innovative projects at the discretion of the Executive Committee.

IWREY - Iwrey Family Special Needs Fund

Serves The Needs Of The Elderly And Individuals With Disabilities Through Hearing Devices And Transportation.

IWREY - Iwrey Senior Programming Fund

 To support programming for seniors.

IWREY - Les & Bob Iwrey Children’s Bedtime Ritual Fund Of Temple Israel

Supplies Bookplates, Tapes And Cd’s To Families Attending A Bedtime Ritual Program.

JACKIER - Larry & Eleanor Jackier Jewish Education Fund

The purpose of the Larry and Eleanor Jackier Jewish Education Fund is to pay for programming a) dedicated to the study of Torah, Mishna and Talmud and other traditional Jewish texts insofar as it impacts Reform Judaism, and b) designed to encourage our members to develop a better understanding about the purpose and value of certain prayers, the weekly Torah portions and/or the Jewish holidays. 

Junior Youth Group Fund

Supports Programs For The Junior Youth Group.

Kabbalat Shabbat Album Recording Fund

Provides Funding For Temple Israel’s Kabbalat Shabbat Album

KAFTAN - Gloria & Allen Kaftan Shabbat Candlestick Fund

Presents Shabbat Candlesticks To Families At The Time Of The Naming Of Their Children At Temple Israel.

KAMIL - June & Dr. Richard Kamil Memorial Fund

Provides Assistance To The Community Through The Family Life Center Programming.

KANDEL - Stephan Rosenberger Kandel Nursery School Scholarship Fund

Provides Scholarships For Nursery And Bereavement Books For Bereaved Parents.

KAUFMAN - Babs And Herb Kaufman Listen In Fund

Provides Members Ability To Listen To Services By Phone.

KELLER - Joyce Keller & Michael A. Walch Mikvah Fund

Maintains The Beautiful Treasure That Temple Israel Has In Its Mikvah.

KELLMAN - Harry & Phyllis Kellman Memorial Fund

Supports Senior Programming At Temple Israel.

KIFFERSTEIN - Bertha & Harry Kifferstein Senior Adult Programming Fund

Supports Senior Programming At Temple Israel.

KLEIN - Dr. Sander Paul Klein Medical School Scholarship Fund

To provide a scholarship to a Temple Israel member attending an MD medical school.

KOMISAR - Abe Komisar Memorial Fund


KOVAN - Dr. Dennis J. and Milly Kovan Memorial Fund


KUDEWITZ - Sam & Sonia Kudewitz Holocaust Memorial Fund

Provides A Stipend For Teen Participation In The “March Of The Living” Trip.

LAKER - Harry & Sarah Laker Memorial Concert Fund

Provides Temple With A Concert Of Music With Jewish Content.

LEBOWSKY - Joseph & Bessie Lebowsky Nursery School Fund

Supplements Toys, Equipment And Supplies Used By The Nursery School.

LEVEY - Fran & Cal Levey Nursery School Scholarship Fund

Provides Scholarships To Assist In Nursery School Fees.

LEVIN - Larry Levin Memorial Scholarship Fund

Provides A Scholarship For A Temple Israel Student For Camp Or Other Youth Summer Trips.

LEVINE - Goldie & Reuben Levine Memorial Fund

Inspires And Encourages Creativity, Innovation And Exploration By A Member Of Temple Israel’s Religious School Faculty.

LEVINE - Samuel Todd Levine Baby Book Fund

Provides Members Or Children Of Members With A Baby Book When Their Newborns Are Blessed At Temple Israel.

Library Fund

Supports Temple Israel Libraries.

LINDEN - Bernard E. & Bernice S. Linden Fine Arts Fund

Assists Acquisition Of Fine Art And Art Forms, And To Renovate Objects D’art Currently In Temple Israel’s Possession.

LINER - Rosalyn Liner & Barry Liner Memorial Fund

Supports The Annual Temple Israel Chanukah Party.

LIPSON - Lipson Family Minyan Fund

Provides Resources For Minyan Expenses.

LITTMAN - Marvin Littman Memorial Fund For Camp Scholarships


LOSS - Susan And Rabbi Harold Loss Early Childhood Center Scholarship Fund

To provide Early Childhood Center scholarships.

LUFT - Dr. Sol Luft and Beatrice Locker Luft Shabbat in the Sun Memorial Fund

To provide funding for the Arizona Shabbat in the Sun.

MARGOLIS - Louis and Lily Margolis Family Challah Fund

Provides Challah to new members, and to those members returning home from the hospital or nursing care.

MILLIN - Adrienne Milin Bar/Bat Mitzvah Prayerbook Fund

Provides A Copy Of Our “Prayer Book” To Each Temple Israel Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebrant.

MILLER - Peggy And Harry Miller Early Childhood Center Scholarship Fund

Provides Early Childhood Scholarships Given Annually.

MILLION - Charles A. Million & Carol Million Raf Camp & Rabbinical Scholarship Fund

Provides A Religious School Student With A Camp Scholarship At A Uahc Summer Camp, Or To Provide Funding For Rabbinic And Cantorial Students When Temple Israel Has Such Applicants.

MILLMAN - Barbara And Lawrence Millman Family Chanukah Fund

Provides Holiday Celebrations For Those In Need.

MINDELL - Mickey Mindell Emergency Needs Memorial Fund

To Provide Emergency Assistance To Families In Crisis.

MONASH - The Richard Monash Caring Fund


NEWMAN - Newman Family Fund For Library Programs & Resources

Sponsors Adult And Children’s Book Clubs, Nursery School Story Hours, And A Jewish Book Fair.

ORBACH - Keffy & Cantor Harold Orbach Children’s Concert Fund

Supports Temple Israel’s Children’s Concerts.

PARKANS - Susan Elaine Parkans Memorial Fund

Provides A Gift Of Jewish Ceremonial Objects To One Boy And One Girl In The 8th Grade.

PAZNER - Scott David Pazner Memorial Scholarship Fund For Single Parents

Provides Temple Israel Religious School Scholarships To Single Parent Recipients.

PICKETT - Helen M. Pickett Children’s Reading Fund

Provides Funding For Children’s Reading Programs.

PITT - Irving & Sarah Pitt College Scholarship Fund

Provides College Scholarships To Deserving Temple Israel Seniors.

PITT - Irving & Sarah Pitt Israel Scholarship Fund

Provides Funding For Scholarship Assistance For Youth Pilgrimages To Israel.

Prayerbook Fund

Provides Prayerbooks And Other Religious Publications For Temple Israel Use.

Rabbis’ Discretionary Fund

For Charitable Purposes.

REIFLER - Faye & Don Reifler Memorial Youth Trip Scholarship  Fund

Provides Scholarships To Temple Israel Youth Group Members To Attend Youth Trips.

ROSS - Marsha & Norman Ross ECC Program Fund

Provides programming assistance to the ECC at Temple Israel.

ROTH - George & Anne Roth Youth Education & Awareness Fund

Educates Our Religious School Students Through Programming.

ROTH - Michael N. Roth Camp Scholarship Memorial Fund

To provide support for URJ Camp Scholarships.

RUBIN - Lynn & Harvey Rubin Social Action Fund

Provides funding for a variety of social action programs.

SAMSON - Samson Family Minyan Fund

Assists In The Expenses Of The Daily Minyan.

SATOVSKY - Stanley Satovsky Family Fund


SCHELBERG - Schelberg Family Shabbat Birthday Book Fund

Provides Children’s Books For The Shabbat Birthday Program.

SCHMIER - Regene & Leslie Schmier Concert Series Endowment Fund

To provide in perpetuity a high-quality, no charge concert series for the benefit of Temple members, their families and the community at large.

SEIDERMAN - Abraham Seiderman College Education Fund

To provide financial assistance to a student still striving to achieve their academic potential.

SEXTON - Dr. Rose Malach Sexton Memorial Fund

Provides a scholarship to a Temple Israel student for travel to Israel.

SHANKER - Susan Shanker Camp Scholarship Fund

Provides A Uahc Camp Scholarship To A Religious School Student.

SHAPIRO - Evan Shapiro Fund For The Fight Against Cancer

Provides Cancer Awareness Educational Programs At Temple Israel.

SILVER - Debra & Joseph z"l  Silver L’dor V’dor, Generation To Generation, Family Garden Fund

Perpetuates The Care And Maintenance Of Temple Israel’s L’dor V’dor, Generation To Generation, Family Gardens.

SILVER - Johanna, I. Walter And Anne Gonte Silver Scholarship Fund

Provides Scholarships For Pre-School.

SIMON - Manuel S. And Gale F. Simon & Sherry E. Simon Scholarship Fund

Enables One High School Student To Attend A Uahc Summer Camp Program.

SIMONS - Frank L. Simons Memorial Fund

Provides For Temple Israel Leadership Conferences.

SKLAR - Kole-Otis-Sklar Families Early Education Fund In  Memory Of Sheila Otis Sklar, Rose Weider Otis & Irvin Otis

Supports Nursery (Ecc) Tot Shabbat Picnic Programs.

SOLOMON - Anna Ruth, Helen, Lena Solomon & Esther Solomon Krause Summer Camp Scholarship Memorial Fund

Assists Temple Israel Youth To Participate In Jewish Summer Programs.

SOMLYO - Somlyo Family Memorial Fund

Awards Jewish Publications To An Outstanding Confirmand.

SOSNICK - Robert Sosnick Family Life Center Endowment Fund

Supports Temple Israel’s Family Life Center.

STARK - Stark Family Fund

Provides Family Programming.

STILLMAN - David I. Stillman Scholarship Fund

Provides A Scholarship For A Student In Temple Israel’s Religious School To Attend Kutz Camp.

STULBERG - David Arthur Stulberg Memorial Fund

Funds Senior Programming At Temple Israel.

SURNOW - Jeffrey Surnow Memorial Fund


SYME - Rabbi M. Robert Syme Memorial Fund

Provides For Summer Music Programming.

SYME - Sonia Syme & Michael Syme Memorial Fund

Provides Camperships And Other Charitable Purposes.

TECHNER - Alicia Joy Techner Memorial Fund

Provides An Annual Parenting Conference.

Temple Israel Brotherhood Fund

Supports The Temple Community Through Brotherhood Charitable Programming.

Temple Israel Environmental Fund

Supports Temple Israel “Green” Projects.

THAL - Dorothy Thal Summer Camp Fund

An Award To A Temple Israel Youth Wishing To Participate In A Jewish Camp Program.

TOBIAS - The Tobias Fund

Provides Leadership Opportunities For Temple Members.

TRUNSKY - Leonard & Roslyn Trunsky College Scholarship Fund

Supports Scholarship Funding.

TYNER, Suzanne & Herbert Tyner Religious School Fund


UNATIN - Jackie Unatin Memorial Chanukah Fund

Provides Holiday Celebrations For Those In Need.

VICTOR - Fran Victor Israel Education Fund

To Fund Israel Related Education And Activities.

VICTOR - Juanita and George Victor Mishebeirach Blanket Fund

To provide mishebeirach blankets to hospital, nursing home, and rehab patients.

WEINBERG - Max & Edith Weinberg Memorial Fund

Provides Funding For Temple Israel’s Weinberg Library.

WEINSTEIN - Weinstein Israel Trip Scholarship Fund

Grants A Scholarship To A Temple Israel Student For Travel To Israel.

WELL - The Well - a project of the Lori Talsky Zekelman Fund


YALDEINU - Yaldeinu Fund

Funds For Children Who Have Been Orphaned In Our Community.

YEDWAB - The Wendy & Rabbi Paul Yedwab Youth Enrichment Fund

To support a variety of youth enrichment activities offered or sponsored by Temple Israel.


To support YFTI activities and events

YORKE - Susan & Hanley Yorke Social Action Fund

Finances Social Action Projects Of Temple Israel.

Youth Israel Pilgrimage Fund

Supports Youth Scholarships For Temple Israel Sponsored Trips To Israel.

ZATKIN - Judith & Richard Zatkin Youth Fund

Provides Resources For Youth Group Programs.


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