Temple Kol Tikvah offers a number of ways that you can give tzedakah throughout the year by donating through a number of funds or by purchasing a leaf on our Tree of Life. These donations are tax-deductible and help us to sustain the level of programming and support that the temple extends to its members and the community. We sincerely appreciate the thoughtfulness of those who support our community by remembering and honoring their loved ones and friends through generous contributions. Thank you for your generous donation.
Provides supplemental resources to support operational and service-related expenditures at the temple.
A number of funds are available for donation to above and beyond your generous membership or voluntary time commitments. These are restricted funds which can only be used for their designated purposes.
By having these sources of funds available for people to contribute to, there is a perfect choice for tzedakah, and to even designate an honor or a remembrance in someone’s name (in any amount, large or small). Below is a description of the different funds available.
Rabbi's Discretionary Fund
This fund is part of the charitable funds of the synagogue over which the rabbi will have control and that this fund will be used for purposes that benefit the temple.
Donations provide additional support toward the building.
Contributions directly help our kids get to camp each summer.
This fund enables the caring committee to provide assistance to those in our temple family who are in need, a simchah, or in the unfortunate case of an illness or loss.
This fund contributes to the flowers used during high holidays.
To purchase Jewish music or instruments and to pay for professional music services.
Maurice E. Smith Memorial Book & Torah Fund
Contributions to help purchase new prayer books when needed.
Religious School Fund
Donations to provide additional support for Religious School programming.
Religious School Scholarship Fund
Donations to provide families with the opportunity to attend religious school.
Social Action Fund
This fund supports the efforts of the social action committee.
Torah & Judaica Preservation Fund
Donations to ensure that if needed, any of our torahs can be repaired.
Supports the traditions fund which is responsible for Shabbat & High Holiday services.
Youth Group Fund
Provides resources and support for youth group programs, including need based subsidies for youth group events.