Temple Beth Emeth Funds

For your convenience, each fund and its use is listed below.
Please call the office for assistance, 734-665-4744, if necessary. Thank you.


Make a Donation

Temple Beth Emeth welcomes your donation to our many designated funds.


Endowment Funds

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. 

L'dor V'dor Endowment Fund:
Initially funded with an unrestricted gift of $100,000 from the Jacob Price Trust, this fund is used to provide general support to TBE.
There is no minimum endowment contribution.

Music and Spirituality Endowment in Honor of Cantor Emerita Annie Rose:
Established in honor of Cantor Emerita Annie Rose's 20+ years of service to TBE.
Distributions from the fund will be used to support music and spirituality.

Melvin and Lois Levy Endowment Fund:
Honors the Rabbi Emeritus Robert Levy's parents, Melvin and Lois Levy,
and is used to provide an annual cultural or programming event of the Rabbi Emeritus' choice.
There is no minimum endowment contribution.

Sundelson Library Endowment Fund:
Established by Charolette Sundelson and late husband Jack, this fund is used to purchase books,
computers and other educational resources for the library. The minimum endowment contribution is $500.


Other Funds

Adult Education Fund:
Supports the Temple's Adult Education Program, including training and workshops.

Back Door Food Pantry:
Supports the purchasing of food for the Back Door Food Pantry, a collaboration between TBE, St. Clare's and Muslim Social Services.

Building Fund:
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.

Cantor's Discretionary Fund:
Provides funds to be used at the discretion of the Cantor.

Flower Fund:
Provides support for bima flowers.

General Fund:
Provides general operating support the TBE for use during the current fiscal year.

Genesis Landscaping Fund:
Supports the ongoing care and maintenance of the gardens and grounds.

Memorial Garden Care Fund: 
Donations to this fund are used for maintenance and upkeep of the Temple’s cemetery section at Arborcrest Memorial Gardens.

Music Fund: 
Donations to these funds support the music program of the Temple. Uses include an annual or biennial concert, a Jewish music scholar-in-residence, instrument purchases, music, or support of the choirs in any number of ways, including the commissioning of music.

Oneg Fund: 
This fund is used to provide refreshments after the service on Friday evenings. Donations of $150 sponsor the oneg for a special occasion and are listed in the service program.

Piano Fund: 
Donations to this fund are used to purchase and maintain keyboard instruments.

Professional Development Fund in Honor of Ronnie Simon:
Established in honor of TBE's former Executive Director, provides support for ongoing leadership development and training of the administrative staff.

Rabbi Whinston's Discretionary Fund: 
The Rabbi uses these donations to help those in need, and to supplement a variety of projects and causes of the Rabbi's choice.

Religious Education Fund: 
Donations to these funds support current and future projects and initiatives of the Religious School.

Social Action Fund: 
Donations are used for social action projects and events, and as a vehicle to pass directed donations to social service organizations such as Alpha House.

Spiritual Life Fund: 
The Spiritual Life Fund supports religious services and the spiritual needs of our congregation.

Year of Torah Fund:
Was formally used to fund the restoration of TBE's Torah and Navi scrolls. Remaining funds are being made available to invest in ideas and programs that enhance the spiritual life of the TBE congregation and the broader Jewish community. Programs and initiatives that receive funding should aim to have a lasting positive impact on the spiritual life of the congregation over five or even ten years after implmentation. There is an open application and formal approval process.

Youth Fund: 
Gifts to this fund are used to enhance youth programming at TBE.

Youth Scholarship Fund: 
Donations to these funds provide scholarships for Temple youth activities. 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.


Women of Temple Beth Emeth
(Formally Sisterhood) Funds

Barbara F. Heilveil Campership Fund: 
Donations to this fund, established in honor of Barbara Heilveil, are used exclusively for scholarships to send students to Reform Jewish camps.

College Connections Fund: 
Contributions to this fund help send holiday packages to TBE students at college.

Sponsorship Fund: 
This fund helps underwrite Sisterhood memberships for those in need.

Lenore Bernstein Knitting Fund: 
Established in memory of Lenore Bernstein, this fund is used to purchase yarn to knit layette items for babies of TBE members.