General Fund (minimum donation $5)—Cards can be sent for all occasions. Proceeds go into the temple’s general operating fund. If no other fund is selected, donations will go here.
Altman-Stein Education Fund (minimum donation $10)—Augments Hebrew and Sunday School fees for families who cannot pay full tuition.
School Fund—Helps pay for school equipment and special projects not covered by school fees.
Bernie Alpert Prayer Book Fund—Accepts donations to purchase prayer books or volumes of Torah with commentary (chumashim) for the use of the congregation and to commemorate people or special occasions. Upon request, a bookplate will be affixed to each book stating the name of the donor and the honoree(s) or occasion.
Les Lawitz Memorial K’lei Kodesh Ritual Arts Fund—Provides monies for the repair and maintenance of Torah scrolls and ritual objects.
Choir Fund—Helps purchase new sheet music and supplies for our temple’s volunteer choir.
Library Fund—For purchase of books and equipment for the temple’s adult and children’s libraries.
Family Concerns Fund—Helps member families with funds for emergencies and special circumstances.
Hans Jacoby Scholarship Fund—Established by a bequest from the late Hans Jacoby, this fund assists students from BYBS to study in Israel and Israeli students to study in the USA with our congregation’s sponsorship. Candidates must be high school or college students and, if Americans, their parents must be members in good standing of our congregation. Scholarships are awarded according to guidelines established by the temple Board of Directors.
Doris Rosenberg Memorial Camp Scholarship Fund—Helps children of BYBS members with funds to attend Jewish summer camps, especially OSRUI.
Marvin Snyder PADS Fund—Helps support South Suburban PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter), an interfaith program providing shelter and supportive services to homeless persons..
Cyril and Goldie Brounstein Memorial Capital Endowment Fund—Established in memory of Goldie and Cyril Brounstein, longtime members and leaders of Congregation Beth Sholom, to create a permanent endowment to secure the temple’s financial health and fund important future needs, such as major capital improvements.
Dan & Joyce Rosenfeldt Memorial Endowment Fund—Established in memory of Joyce Rosenfeldt, a former President of Congregation Beth Sholom, and her husband Dan, this fund helps pay for smaller capital improvements and equipment needed by the temple.
Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund—A fund administered privately by the Rabbi. At the Rabbi’s discretion, money in this fund is used for charitable requirements within and outside the congregation, including obligations that, unfortunately, cannot be met from congregational resources. Among other purposes, this fund has been used to supplement temple funds for student scholarships and, occasionally, for program material not covered by the temple budget. Over the years, the Discretionary Fund has also been used to help families in need, meet charitable obligations to support community endeavors, develop the temple library, assist in sending youngsters to camp and Israel programs, beautify the temple, and support other such needs.
The Discretionary Fund is supported by numerous private donations, particularly those recognizing services performed by the Rabbi, such as rituals relating to birth, Bar & Bat Mitzvah, marriage, death, and other life-cycle events. By agreement with the Board of Directors, the Rabbi deposits in the Discretionary Fund perquisites she may receive for such typical personal services for temple families and others, as well as other donations that are specifically directed for use at the Rabbi’s discretion. Contributions to this fund have ranged from $5 to $500.