A TBE endowment is linked to important aspects of Temple Life. The purpose of an endowment is twofold: to provide a stable future for the congregation and to provide a cushion for difficult economic times. Endowments also offer flexibility for future Temple programming.
TBE endowment contributions are invested with the Jewish Community Foundation of Washtenaw County. Most endowments require a $500 minimum contribution. If you would like more information about any of the endowments below, please call the office at 665-4744 to speak with SooJi Min, the executive director.
Adult Education Endowment: supports the Temple's Adult Education Program, including training activities and attendance at Union for Reform Judaism-sponsored adult kallot. The minimum endowment contribution is $500.
Building Endowment: helps maintain, furnish, and supply capital expenditure monies for TBE's Jewish space. The Building Endowment may also be used to support Genesis building needs. The minimum endowment contribution is $500.
Caring Community Endowment: supports the activities of TBE's Caring Community Program, which provides for the needs of the TBE community. There is no minimum endowment contribution.
Sundelson Library Endowment: used to purchase books computers and other educational resources for the library. The minimum endowment contribution is $500.
Melvin and Lois Levy Endowment: honors the Rabbi's parents, Melvin and Lois Levy, and is used to provide an annual cultural or programming event of the Rabbi's choice. There is no minimum endowment contribution.
Music Endowment:supports the music program of the Temple such as annual or biennial concerts, a Jewish music scholar-in-residence, instrument purchases, music, or support of the choirs in any number of ways, including the commissioning of music. The minimum endowment contribution is $500.
Religious Education Endowment: supports current and future projects and initiatives of the Religious School. The minimum endowment contribution is $500.
Spiritual Life Endowment: maintains the readiness of the sanctuary and chapel for prayer. Uses include: purchase of prayer books, maintenance of Torah and Navi scrolls, purchase and maintenance of ritual objects, and/or other support of religious services. The minimum endowment contribution is $500.
Youth Scholarship Endowment: provides scholarships for Temple youth activities. Possible uses include confirmation class trips to Israel, trips to national and regional biennials of the Union for Reform Judaism, youth kallot, and attendance at Union for Reform Judaism summer camps. The minimum endowment contribution is $500.