Funds contributed to the General Fund are used where they are most needed, as determined by the Board of Trustees.
CARE AND CONCERN FUNDS
Campus Visits Fund: Supports rabbinic visits to members’ students on college campuses.
Carter Deeds of Loving Kindness Fund: Assists members experiencing financial difficulty. Recipient’s names are kept anonymous.
Gemilut Chasadim Fund: Supports the work of the Gemilut Chasadim Committee, our Caring Community which reaches out to Temple families. Contributions support outreach to bereaved families and seniors in residential communities, welcoming of new babies and gifts to hospital patients.
Operation Help Fund: Used by the Temple’s Operation Help Committee to assist local community organizations giving aid to the needy.
Social Justice Fund: Supports programming related to social justice or social action issues.
Mitzvah Moms Fund: Mitzvah Moms are Preschool parents who acknowledge happy and sad family occasions, reaching out to Preschool families by giving support and lending a helping hand.
Peter Battat Memorial Fund: Maintains the fountain in the Cantor Barry Reich Meditation Garden, and purchases ingredients for PTS Soupers program.
Lifelong Learning Fund: Helps fund guest speakers, Adult Education, Scholars-in-Residence and Clergy Institute held at the Temple.
Solomon Lectureship Fund: Assists in bringing speakers or adult education programs to the Temple.
Monasch Program Fund. Provides for educational programs at the Temple.
Jack and Elisa Klein Adult Studies Fund: Provides for scholars-in-residence at PTS and adult Hebrew classes.
Holocaust and Historical Projects Fund: Used for educational or other programming related to the Holocaust or Jewish History.
Layton Programming Fund: Provides seed money for new Temple programs for their first year.
Lokey Educational and Programming Fund: Supports educational and cultural programming for the Temple.
Helen Raiskin Concert Fund: Underwrites musical programs at the Temple.
Myrna Jacobs Music and Performance Fund: Underwrites music and other performances at the Temple
PTS Teen Fund: Helps finance PTS teenage activities of a community, spiritual or learning nature.
Raiskin/Reich Youth Fund: Helps finance PTS teenage activities of a community, spiritual or learning nature.
Teen PARTY Fund: Helps finance activities related to the Temple’s youth group, PARTY.
Zeichick Family Fund for Sukkat Shalom: Supports educational, social action and other programming to enhance the Sukkat Shalom, the shelter of peace.
Preschool Fund: The Preschool uses this fund to pay for non-budgeted special equipment and programs.
Gage Family Religious School Fund: Enables the Religious School to provide enrichment programming and to purchase equipment which is not provided for in the general budget.
Religious School Fund: Supports Religious and Hebrew School activities and purchases.
Torah Center Fund: Supports the physical needs of the Rabbi Gerald and Helen Raiskin Torah Center.
Beautification Fund: Supports ongoing beautification of the Temple.
Cantor’s Music & Technology Fund: Used by the Cantor to purchase equipment that is used for Temple performances and as teaching tools.
Jeremy Friedman Memorial Library Fund: Supports the purchase of books and library supplies, library programming and other expenses to improve the adult library.
Hirschberg Children’s Library Fund: Purchases books and material for the Hirschberg Children’s Library.
Hanne Kaufman Memorial Prayer Book Fund: Purchases prayer books for use in the Temple.
Sephardic Minyan Fund: Pays for special activities based on the recommendation of the Sephardic Minyan.
Christopher L. Fishtrom Temple Grounds Beautification Fund: Established by Gary and Sue Fishtrom in blessed memory of their son, Christopher Lee Fishtrom, supports landscape planting for the exterior grounds beautification of PTS.
Zeichick Family Fund for Sukkat Shalom: Supports educational, social action or other programming to enhance the Sukkat Shalom, the shelter of peace over Peninsula Temple Sholom and its members.
SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS
Barbara Cohn Preschool Scholarship Fund: Used for Preschool scholarships.
Sylvia Solomon Religious School Scholarship Fund: Used for Religious School scholarships.
ISRAEL AND CAMP SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS
Alexa Paige Goldman Israel Scholarship Fund: Provides an annual merit-based award for a Confirmation class student or students to attend the Summer in Israel program. Award criteria are determined by a special committee each year.
Ida and Sam Levin/Gail Lowenthal Memorial Campership Fund: Supports students wishing to attend Camp Newman and whose families are in need of financial assistance beyond grants or loans made by the camps and the Bureau of Jewish Education.
Barkoff/Weinstock Summer in Israel Fund: Provides assistance to financially needy Confirmation students so they may attend the Confirmation Summer in Israel Trip.
OTHER RESTRICTED FUNDS
Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund: The rabbis use this fund for charitable purposes and to cover non-budgeted expenses related to their work.
L'dor Vador Fund: Provides a long standing and consistent funding entity that will serve a multitude of short- and long-term needs. It is requested that the minimum contribution to this fund be $1,000.