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:Temple Etz Chaim Online Tribute Form
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Temple Etz Chaim Online Tribute Form
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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.
- Dunaier Music Fund
- Early Childhood Education Fund
- Fienberg-Lerner Chapel Minyan Fund
- Inbar Israel Scholarship and Education Fund
- Jotkowitz Camp Ramah Fund
- Library Funds
- Ner Tamid Education & Community Center Funds
- Rabbi Averbach's Discretionary Fund
- Religious School Fund
- Religious School Scholarship Funds
- Ritual Fund
- Tzedakah Fund
- USY Youth & Scholarship Fund
- No Preference (Temple General Fund)
Men's Club Funds
Women of TEC Funds
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.
Zerlin Book Fund
Barry Cantor Memorial Fund
Donations to these funds are used to purchase books and supplies for the Cohen Family Library.
Barbara & Harvey Scherr Memorial 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Donations to this fund provide financial support for the Men's Club Annual Scholar-in-Residence program, which brings renowned scholars to TEC for a weekend of congregational study and learning on contemporary issues.
Women of TEC Funds
Please be advised that donations to Women of TEC funds are made by checks only, payable to Women of TEC.
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.
Donations to this fund provide scholarships to the children of TEC members from Elementary School age to Age 22 who want to attend Jewish overnight camps or participate on organized trips to Israel.
Please contact Cynthia Koepcke at [email protected] for information and guidelines.
Donations to this fund go towards remodeling the restrooms, enhacing the Social Hall, etc...
Women of TEC Tributes
If you would like to send a tribute card for someone's good or sad news, contact Cynthia Koepcke at [email protected].
Join us in building an endowment for the future of Temple Etz Chaim by establishing a "planned gift" to TEC from your estate. There are many ways to exercise a gift, and many may benefit your current tax burden as well as contribute to TEC. Please contact us. We will help you with all the details. For further information on planned giving, or to speak with someone about a planned gift please review our TEC Legacy Society Brochure or contact the Temple at (805) 497-6891.