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Temple Etz Chaim offers a general fund and several specialized funds where you can target your donation to a specific activity. Each fund is described below, or you may print a donation form and a one page summary form:

Our Tribute Funds

Select the fund name for a description to help you decide how you would like to enhance Temple Etz Chaim with your tribute.

Men's Club Funds

Women of TEC Fund

Fund Descriptions

Dunaier Music Fund
Donations to this fund are used to maintain and enhance our musical programming as well as our existing sound systems and equipment. 

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Early Childhood Education Fund
Donations to this fund are used to augment the Early Childhood Education program with additional enrichment programs and materials. 

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Fienberg-Lerner Chapel Minyan Fund
Donations to this fund are used to support the Chapel Minyan and other Shabbat services. 

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Hazzan Duek's Discretionary Fund
Donations to this charitable fund are used for individual, educationa,l and communal needs. 

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Inbar Israel Scholarship and Education Fund
Donations to this fund are used to provide scholarship money to children of TEC members for travel to Israel with organized Jewish youth groups or for study in Israel. The children must be 25 or younger and can receive no more than $1,000, though that $1,000 may be achieved through multiple requests of lower amounts. 

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Jotkowitz Camp Ramah Fund
Donations to this fund are used to award scholarships for children to attend Camp Ramah.

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Library Funds

Zerlin Book Fund
Barry Cantor Memorial Fund
Donations to these funds are used to purchase books and supplies for the Cohen Family Library.

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Ner Tamid Education & Community Center Funds

Barbara & Harvey Scherr Memeoria Fund
Arnold Organ Memorial Fund
Jack Kirby Memorial Fund
Donations to these funds are used to maintain and enhance the Ner Tamid Education and Community Center buildings.

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Rabbi Spiegel's Discretionary Fund
Donations to this charitable fund used for individual, educational, and communal needs.

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Religious School Fund
Donations to this fund funds are used to augment the Religious School with additional enrichment programs and materials.

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Religious School Scholarship Funds

Elisa Feldman Memorial Religious School Scholarship Fund

Lipnick Religious School Scholarship Fund

Dr. Ruth Kaplan Religious School Scholarship Fund

Sandra Tischler Torah School Memorial Fund
Donations to these funds provide scholarships for Religious School tuition.

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Ritual Fund
Donations to this fund are used to purchase ritual objects, prayer books and childcare services used in the performance for Shabbat, regular, minyan and Holiday services. Under the direction of Rabbi, VP of Religion and Worship and Executive VP.

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Tzedakah Fund
Donations to this fund are sent to charitable agencies in Israel.

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USY Youth & Scholarship Fund
Description: funds are used to augment the USY program with additional enrichment programs and materials as well as provide scholarships to offset the cost of sending students to Regional Convention and Kinnusim.

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No Preference (Temple General Fund)
Donations to this fund are used at discretion of the Board of Directors.

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Men's Club Funds

Please be advised that donations to the Men's Club funds are made by checks only (payable to Men's Club).

Scholar-in-Residence
Donations to this fund provide financial support for the Men's Club annual Acholar-in-Residence program, which brings renowned scholars to TEC for a weekend of congregational study and learning on contemporary issues.

Silverstein Humanitarian Fund
Donations to this fund provide funding for Men's Club social action activities in support of worthwhile humanitarian causes. 

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Women of TEC Funds

Please be advised that donations to Women of TEC funds are made by checks only (payable to Women of TEC).

Torah Fund

Donations to this fund enable rabbinic and cantorial students, educators and community leaders to receive a superior education at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, the Schecter Institute in Jerusalem, our own Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles, the Seminario Rabbinico Latinoamericano in Buenos Aires, and the Zacharias Frankel College in Germany. 

Women of TEC Scholarship Fund

Donations to this fund provide scholarship to the children of TEC members (includes grades K-12) who want to attend Jewish overnight camps or participate on organized trips to Israel.

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Beautification of TEC

Donations to this fund go towards remodeling the rest rooms, enhacing the Social Hall, etc...

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Women of TEC Tributes 

If you would like to send a tribute card for someone's good or sad news, contact Gloria Semer at [email protected].

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Rabbi Search

Save the Dates!

The Rabbinic Search Committee is happy to announce two candidates are visiting on the following dates:

Rabbi Ben Herman

Friday, October 26 - Sunday October 28, 2018

Rabbi Ari Averbach

Friday November 2 - Sunday, November 4, 2018

For more information, please visit the Rabbinic Search Information page.

Caring Connections and More

I Care, We Care, TEC Cares!

For more information and to be a part of Caring Connections visit our page.

Bereavement Support Group: meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.

Al-Anon in the Adult Lounge every Wednesday from 7:00-9:00PM.

Refuah Shelamah Requests: Can't make it to shul for a friend or loved one in need of a prayer for healing?  Send in any name you would like read at services (Shabbat, minyan or other) and a dedicated Temple congregant will stand and read the name. Just email your request to refuah.[email protected] with the details of the individual in need of healing. It is that easy and simple!  Because No one should be without a voice. 

 

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Sponsor Friday Night Oneg and Saturday Morning Kiddush

Sponsor Oneg and Kiddush

If you'd like to sponsor Oneg and Kiddush, please fill out the form and return it to the front office. Follow the instructions on the form for payment.

 

 

Women of TEC Judaica Shop

Visit the Women of TEC Judaica Shop at Temple Etz Chaim! We carry a wide selection of Judaica gifts for every occasion. Visit the Women of TEC Judaica Shop web page for hours and featured items!

 

 

 

 

Preschool

Register for Preschool

Click here for a schedule of feesinformation form, and registration form.

Click here to view the ECE page on the website.

Parent and Me Classes

Wednesdays, 9:15 AM -10:30 AM. Storytime, art, music, Jewish traditions, crafts, and so much more.

Infant Care Now Registering!

Click here for infant care registration form.

Full Time Monday to Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm.

Space fills up fast, plan ahead and reserve your spot! To schedule a tour please contact the pre-school office at (805) 497-6852 or email us at [email protected].

See's Candy Fundraiser

Support Temple Etz Chaim Preschool through our See's Candy Fundraiser! See flyer below.

Shop with Scrip Gift Cards and Support Temple Etz Chaim

Purchase gift cards to your favorite outlets and help support Temple Etz Chaim.

Please e-mail Shari Mark at [email protected] or call Jessica Jacoby at the front office at 805-497-6891.

Register for Religious School

Register your son or daughter for Religious School here!

Currently registering for grades TK-12.

Mitzvah Day 2018

Please flyer here for our Religious School Mitzvah Day project.

GoodSearch

Earn Funds for TEC

When you search and shop with GoodSearch, you help Temple Etz Chaim earn money. How? Good Search is a search engine which donates 50-percent of its renveue to the charities and schools designated by its users.

Support Temple Etz Chaim everytime you shop on Amazon- Support us when you shop at smile.amazon.com and Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible to Temple Etz Chaim.