We urge all of our members and friends to donate to these funds as a form of Tzedakah.
This form of giving will help all areas of the temple.
Donations to Temple Beth Am are gratefully accepted. Our membership dues cover only a portion of the annual expenses, not the full costs of running a synagogue. Additional contributions are always needed to help keep our activities going.
Donations can be a meaningful way to congratulate friends on simchahs or show you care in time of sorrow. When you make a gift for some special purpose such as honoring a happy occasion, offering appreciation or good wishes, or remembering a deceased friend or relative, your gift is acknowledged in publications such as the monthlyTeBeAm.
Donations can be by check or online by clicking here.
Please make checks payable to Temple Beth Am and mail to:
Temple Beth AM
300 Pleasant Street
Framingham, MA 01702
All are, of course, tax deductible. For more assistance, you may contact the Temple office at 508-872-8300.
When you donate, you may designate that your gift go to one of the funds listed below:
YOU CAN DIRECT YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO A NUMBER OF TEMPLE BETH AM FUNDS:
Beth Lurier Charitable Fund: To provide immediate financial assistance to families in the greater Framingham area, who through sickness, accident or other personal tragedy, find themselves unable to respond to their financial obligations or needs.
Music Enrichment Fund: To provide funds for the purchase of special materials and equipment for the choirs and all Temple music.
Rabbi Donald Splansky Continuing Education Fund: Established for educational purposes such as lifelong learning, scholar in residence, and enrichment. The fund will be overseen by the TBA Clergy Leader, the Vice President of Education, and the Chair of the Lifelong Learning Committee. Disbursements may be made by these three individuals without board approval for up to $500. Any amount above that must be approved by the Board of Trustees by a vote of 2/3 of a quorum of voting members in attendance. No more than 50% of the monies in the fund are to be used for any one purpose. The Board of Trustees can decide by a vote of 2/3 of a quorum of voting members in attendance to change or dissolve The Rabbi Donald Splansky Continuing Education Fund and determine the allocation of any remaining monies present in the fund at that time.
David Mindess Scholarship Fund: High School graduating seniors who are children of temple members in good standing are eligible to apply for a one-year $300 college scholarship offered by the temple. This fund honors the memory of a beloved educator and former chairman of the Temple's Religious School Committee. Applications will be judged on class standing and outside activities.
Gan Ha’Am, The Garden of the People Fund: To provide funds for the continued maintenance and beautification of our temple garden.
Gail H. Constant Memorial Scholarship Fund: The purpose of the fund is to provide an opportunity to award a $500 scholarship, on an annual basis to a deserving graduating senior in the TBA High School. The senior must be a member of a family in good standing with TBA and planning a study of art/design or fashion marketing. The Scholarship will be funded by the Constant Family 60 days prior to award. The scholarship will continue until notified by the Constant Family or funds are not received by the 60 day pre-award period.
Gerald P. Bonder Memorial Fund: To provide funds to enhance and maintain primarily the religious school classrooms and other interior areas of the temple. Gerald Bonder was a past temple president and a long time member of Temple Beth Am.
Landscape Fund: To provide funds for the improvement of temple grounds.
Levine Library Fund: Donations to the Levine Library are the sole source of revenue used for the enlargement of both the children’s and adult’s collection and for a variety of printed Judaica. Minimum donations are $10. For donations of $18 or more, a handsome bookplate--specifically designed for the Levine Library--marking your occasion, will be placed in an appropriate book. All donations are acknowledged on library notepaper.
Max and Joanne Mayer Memorial Fund: To provide funds for speakers or visiting scholars to lecture at Temple Beth Am on issues of importance to Jewish life.
Mindy Steinberg Memorial Fund: To provide funds to help finance a trip to Israel for a Confirmation class graduate. Any student in the current Confirmation class whose parent is a member in good standing will be eligible. (Any student who has already visited Israel for a month or more should not be considered eligible.) Neither financial need nor length of temple membership will be decisive in the selection process. Through this fund, the temple will set aside $300 for each student, subject to sufficiency of funds. The student will be appraised on the basis of his/her Religious and Hebrew School experience, attitudes, achievements, leadership qualities and intellectual promise. Applications by students should include a self-appraisal, profile of their Jewish identity, and their reasons for wanting to travel and/or study in Israel.
Lloyd Martin Youth Scholarship Fund: The Lloyd Martin Youth Scholarship Fund was established to support activities of Temple Beth Am youth. The fund may be used for activities such as scholarships to college and Israel, youth group, and junior youth group events as well as unique needs of students in the various branches of the school.
Morris Chapman Scholarship Fund: To provide partial and full scholarships to outstanding members of the Temple Beth Am Youth Groups for institutes and/or programs sponsored by N..F.T.Y. or its affiliated organizations. This includes approved summer camp programs and trips to Israel.
Mickey Moffie Scholarship Fund: A college scholarship of $300 is provided to graduating high school youth whose parents are members in good standing and who plan on majoring in business.
Prayerbook Fund: To provide funds for the purchase of new and/or additional prayer books. A donation of the price of a new book merits a bookplate in the donor’s name. Cost of a prayerbook is $54.
Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund: All disbursements from this fund are at the discretion of the cantor.
Rabbi Emeritus Good Works Fund: The purpose of the fund is to provide an opportunity to recognize the Rabbi Emeritus for his/her good work performed in the community. All disbursements from this Fund are at the discretion of the Rabbi Emeritus and are to be made primarily to provide for community members in financial need and to enhance and maintain Temple Beth Am. All funds disbursed must be made in the name of the Fund – the “Temple Beth Am-Rabbi Emeritus Good Works Fund”.
Rabbi Alfred L. Friedman Passport to Israel Fund: Passport to Israel is a program that promotes the travel of young people to Israel through long-range planning. Each year, beginning in the 3rd grade, enrolled students’ parents contribute $100 to an escrow bearing account. This $100 (donation for seven years) is also matched by Temple Beth Am each year, and C.J.P. matches the $700 at the end of the seven-year period.
Sanctuary Fund: To provide funds to repair/replace furnishings in the sanctuary or related to the sanctuary and/or to beautify the temple. Disbursement of funds not to exceed $1,000 without board of trustee approval.
Mitchell S. Schecter Scholarship Fund: The purpose of this fund is to provide for a partial or full scholarship for eligible Temple Beth Am religious school students so that they may participate in an annual educational trip which is today to either Washington D.C. or New York City.
Temple Beth Am Religious School Fund: The School Committee of the Temple Beth Am Religious School has established the Temple Beth Am Religious School Fund. The purpose of this fund is to enhance and enrich the learning experience for students of our religious school. Monies in the fund shall be used to help provide programs, materials, and supplies to the classes. This fund is also for the teachers of the Religious School at Temple Beth Am to assist the students’ learning in creative ways. This fund can be used to help the teachers purchase items not commonly bought as part of the curriculum.
Torah Fund: The Torah Fund has been established to ensure the ongoing proper care of our Torah scrolls, their environment and the purchase of sacred scriptures. The fund’s disbursements will be overseen by the clergy and the board of trustees.
Donations can be by check. All are, of course, tax deductible. For more assistance, you may contact the Temple office at 508-872-8300.
Please donate online or make checks payable to Temple Beth Am and mail to:
Temple Beth AM
300 Pleasant Street
Framingham, MA 01702